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5G is on its way with a nod from the FCC

The next generation of mobile data technology is now already preparing for life as carriers still work on their 4G LTE.

At the same time that many wireless carriers in the United States and around the world are still working on the roll outs of their 4G LTE networks, Federal regulators in the U.S. are already turning their attention toward 5G.

This next generation of wireless and mobile technology will be tremendously faster than the current best.

The speed that 5G has to offer will be 1,000 times faster than what the average American currently receives from their fixed broadband connection at home. This will represent a revolution in the way that people will be able to access mobile data and could bring a defining difference to various areas such as m-commerce and viewing different types of media content over smartphones, tablets, and other connected devices.

This could mean that 5G will reduce or eliminate some of the obstacles currently faced in wireless technology.

5G - Mobile Technology - FCCThe Federal Communications Commission now believes that this new wireless technology for mobile devices holds a considerable amount of promise within a high energy spectrum that has turned the attention of the industry toward the “millimeter waves” as a result of their frequency. The FCC has stated that it is going to look to the public in order to discover exactly what can be done for the promotion of this technology.

Engineers that have been working to develop this next level of wireless transmission technology have found that the current standard typically requires a considerable line of site connection between the receiver and the source. However, when using an advanced spectrum within the range of 24 gigahertz, which is notably higher than the level at which the majority of mobile devices operate (which is currently within the range below 3GHz), engineers feel that it will be possible for signals to be able to “ricochet” around obstacles.

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, spoke about 5G, saying that “Our next-generation networks are going to have to do some heavy lifting,” and added “So how do we meet those demands? We look up. Way, way up. To infinity and beyond.”

Mobile security becoming more serious with online companies

Mobile Security onlineCompanies begin to consider mobile security a priority

Privacy has become more than a regulatory measure that online companies must wrangle with on a daily basis. As consumers begin to favor their mobile devices more, privacy has become a major concern for them, especially when it comes to mobile marketing and mobile security. Online companies are now fighting to prove that their privacy measures are much more comprehensive than those coming from their competitors, all in a bid to ensure that consumers have control over the data they share with the business world.

Mozilla takes steps to protect privacy

Many companies are adopting a very firm stance on the issue of privacy. Such is the case with Mozilla, which holds a very strong presence in the web browser market. Mozilla has announced that it will allow users of its Firefox browser to completely disable all third-party tracking methods in order to provide them with more security while online. This extends to the company’s recently unveiled mobile operating system, which could have major implications for the world of mobile marketing and mobile security.

Apple and Facebook look to improve mobile security

Mozilla is not alone in its enthusiasm concerning mobile security. Apple has begun requiring application on its popular App Store to receive permission from consumers before collecting geographic information and other data. Facebook, which has long been plagued by accusations of carelessness when it comes to privacy, has also been making moves to become more secure for users. The social network is currently working on a variety of privacy tools, one of which keeps a user’s personal data stored on a cloud network.

Government interest spurs action on mobile security

Much of the enthusiasm concerning mobile security may be due to the fact that the U.S. government is beginning to force companies to take the matter more seriously. The Federal Communications Commission recently introduced new regulations that require applications to inform their users that personal information is being collected. Demand for better privacy and mobile security measures has also been on the rise among consumers, forcing companies to take more considerations when it comes to protecting information.