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100 times faster than 4G: Wicked fast 5G debuts at 2018 Winter Olympics

5G will be important for developing artificial intelligence, drones, self-driving vehicles, robots and other machines that transmit massive data in real time

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Sam Kim & Sohee Kim | Bloomberg 

The first to experience the future of wireless technology, well before most humans, will be South Korea’s wild boars. That’s because 5G, the fifth-generation wireless network, is making its worldwide debut at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

The technology will be used to ward off the porcine pests who roam the mountainous region around the Games with fast-acting systems that shoot rays, spew gases and emit tiger roars. That’s just the start of 5G -- South Korea’s attempt to showcase the first-in-the-world commercial use of the technology that’s ...

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 21:24 IST
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