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The 10 Biggest 5G News Stories Of 2021 (So Far)

With 5G-capable devices hitting the market, partnerships between technology and service providers emerging, and carriers aggressively covering the nation with their 5G footprints, 2021 has been the year that 5G has gone from buzzword, to mainstream.

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5G Has Entered The Room

2021 is proving to be the year that 5G moves from buzzword to mainstream.

5G’s blazing-fast speeds and significantly lower latency technology is actually being put into practice this year in a real way as the country’s largest carriers build out their 5G networks and extend service into new cities and regions. Not to mention, 5G-capable smartphones, laptops, and tablets hit the market this year, so consumers and business users alike are getting to experience 5G service for themselves.

While 5G was a consumer play in the beginning, service providers have been prioritizing business use cases this year with the introduction to 5G for business internet services from the likes of AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon. But it’s not just the biggest wireless providers making news. 5G-focused startups are entering the game, including companies offering infrastructure, to those making private 5G connections a reality for businesses of all sizes and powering IoT and edge computing use cases.

Here are 10 of the biggest 5G news stories that turned our heads in 2021, so far.

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