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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 technology may not be as safe as previously thought

A new study has identified health risks from wireless devices such as smartphones and tablets.

The results of a new study have now been released in a report that is now cautioning the users of mobile technology that the health risks may be worse than they think, and that these risks are becoming more powerful

The report said that using smartphones and tablets is not as healthy as had been thought and that immediate action is needed.

This mobile technology study was conducted by the BioInitiative Working Group, and its report was based on an analysis of the studies that have been conducted on the subject from 2012 through to this year. What they found was that the more recent studies have shown increased medical concerns regarding the increased risk of malignant brain tumors as a result of the use of cell phones.

This mobile technology analysis conflicts with other single studies that have recently been conducted.

However, this research takes several studies into account, not just one. According to Lennart Hardell, from Sweden’s Orebro University, “There is a consistent pattern of increased risk for glioma (a malignant brain tumour) and acoustic neuroma with use of mobile and cordless phones.” He also went on to point out that epidemiological evidence has suggested that radiofrequency should be considered to be a carcinogen among humans. Hardell stated that the current ICNIRP and FCC/IEEE public safety limits are not provide adequate protection for public health.health- mobile technology

The report from BioInitiative showed that 68 percent of the studies that had been conducted on radiofrequency radiation (which means 144 studies out of the total 211) indicated that there was a connection between that tech and nervous system effects.

Moreover, within 90 percent of the 105 studies that were available in 2014, it was shown that very low frequency radiation had effects on the nervous system. In 74 out of the 114 studies (65 percent) it was shown that radiofrequency radiation could cause damage to DNA, in the extremely low frequency wireless and mobile technology studies. These devices can range from phones to tablets and are – according to the report – leading to unnecessary physical and mental stress that will gradually resilience.