Coronavirus Will Test WiFi Networks, Make 5G More Popular

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The coronavirus outbreak may be a good thing for the demand of 5G internet in major cities as more companies require employees to work from home. As the pandemic spreads even further, internet and WiFi systems will be truly tested by a spike in demand from millions of people working remotely. That could be the demonstration the much-vaunted 5G needs to prove its worth, QTS Vice President David McCall said during Bisnow’s data center conference last week. “I think it’s an unbelievable opportunity,” McCall said. “I think it’s going to change the world.” While it is being rolled out by the major telecommunication companies, 5G is still limited in where it is offered to both consumers and businesses. As more people work from home and more schools close down over fears of the coronavirus, current internet systems will be tested, especially in communities that are served by lower bandwidth cable and copper-wire connections, given that 70% of bandwidth is gobbled up by streaming and social media sites like YouTube, Netflix and Skype.

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The coronavirus outbreak may be a good thing for the demand of 5G internet in major cities as more companies require employees to work from home. As the pandemic spreads even further, internet and WiFi systems will be truly tested by a spike in demand from millions of people working remotely. That could be the demonstration the much-vaunted 5G needs to prove its worth, QTS Vice President David McCall said during Bisnow’s data center conference last week. “I think it’s an unbelievable opportunity,” McCall said. “I think it’s going to change the world.” While it is being rolled out by the major telecommunication companies, 5G is still limited in where it is offered to both consumers and businesses. As more people work from home and more schools close down over fears of the coronavirus, current internet systems will be tested, especially in communities that are served by lower bandwidth cable and copper-wire connections, given that 70% of bandwidth is gobbled up by streaming and social media sites like YouTube, Netflix and Skype.

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