A lot of people are talking about the race to 5G. In many ways, it’s a journey without a finish line since wireless technology is constantly evolving. Historically, the U.S. has held a leadership position, and that remains true for now. According to Deloitte, a leader in business intelligence, the country that prevails in the race to adopt 5G could secure more than a decade of competitive advantage.
Connectivity has never been more important, yet more than half of the world’s population is still missing out on its life-changing benefits, particularly in rural and developing regions. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the effects of this digital divide, as connectivity has become a lifeline for education, healthcare, work, and staying connected with loved ones. Further threatening equity in education is a scarcity of suitable devices for students to use in distance learning.
New global offering available for FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics Competition, the FIRST Innovation Challenge presented by Qualcomm will provide teams pathways to innovation and invention learning
MANCHESTER, N.H., December 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Global PreK-12 nonprofit organization FIRST® and world-leading wireless technology innovator Qualcomm Incorporated announced they are collaborating to extend innovation programming through FIRST, preparing the next generation of problem solvers by ensuring all students have a pathway to innovation.
As a fourth-grade teacher at Hopkins Elementary School in rural Somerset, Kentucky, Kayla Simpson leverages mobile technologies to nurture her students’ interest in learning and to grow effective critical thinkers and problem solvers. Since September 2018, Hopkins Elementary students have engaged in interactive, differentiated, self-directed learning experiences using connected tablets and mobile educational apps that support learning while in school.
According to a 2019 report by IHS Markit, a leader in evaluating economic potential, 5G will be responsible for an astonishing $3.6 trillion of economic output — and more than 22 million jobs around the globe by 2035. This puts 5G in the same league, according to IHS, as the printing press and electricity.
The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can only be achieved with strong global partnerships and cross-sector cooperation. That’s why SDG 17 (Partnerships to Achieve the Goals) may be the most powerful one---aiming to revitalize collaboration between governments, the private sector, nonprofits, and other organizations to tackle our world’s most pressing global issues. And with COVID-19 affecting all nations and income levels, the importance of multinational and cross-sector collaboration has never been more evident.
Faster everything. Smarter everything. And connected like never before.
The true power of 5G can’t be explained. It will be experienced. 5G technology is not just for mobile phones. It will intelligently connect all kinds of devices across factories, hospitals, schools, city infrastructure, businesses, farms and stores — reimagining our lives on every level.
Leveraging mobile technology & creative storytelling to enhance HIV prevention, care and treatment for children and adolescents
Great strides have been made in the fight against HIV and AIDS globally. This is especially true in South Africa, which has the world’s largest HIV treatment program. However, largely due to social and structural barriers, children and adolescents are still being left behind. The KidzAlive Mobilized program aims to help fill the gap.
Wireless technology has come a long way from simple voice calls to connecting virtually everything. Getting to 5G hasn’t been easy. It’s taken almost 40 years and tens of billions of dollars in research and development. Explore how each generation has evolved and improved the wireless experience.