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B5G’s Release 16 is complete, but COVID-19 may push Release 17 to 2022

Global partnership 3GPP is responsible for approving updates to the 3G, 4G, and 5G cellular standards that enable wireless phones and related devices to become faster and more power-efficient with each passing sub-generation. 

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"Broadband is the new textbook" according to FNI volunteer Witkowski

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced schools around the world to go virtual, and that has exposed the extent to which the digital divide exists in unexpected places, including Silicon Valley. David Witkowski discusses the "homework gap" and the role of the FNI Deployment working group. 

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Deloitte: Enterprises say 5G and Wi-Fi 6 will be ‘critical’ in 3 years

It’s already well established that next-generation wireless technologies are going to become ubiquitous over the next few years, but just how important will 5G and Wi-Fi 6 be to enterprises? A new Deloitte study of advanced wireless adoption provides an unambiguous answer: “critical” within three years, according to strong majorities of executives responsible for enterprise networking infrastructure. 

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In Memoriam: Earl McCune

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and untimely death of Earl McCune, IEEE Fellow (‘18) on May 27, 2020, in Santa Clara, California, USA. He was 63 and is survived by his wife, Barbara. At the time of his passing, Earl was a Professor of Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, a tireless and long-time IEEE volunteer, as well as CTO and cofounder of Eridan Communications, Inc., California, USA.

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New Antenna will Boost UAV Communication with Satellites 

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5G Confirmed Safe by Radiation Watchdog 

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What's in Store for 5G This Year 

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The Ultimate Generation

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