Published March 4, 2020
WIVB-TV reports on how 5G wireless technology promises to make computing and information sharing much faster. The station interviewed Filippo Malandra, assistant professor of research in the Department of Electrical Engineering, who said 5G transmissions are over a shorter distance and narrowly focused, which is more advantageous in cities than in rural areas.
“You need to cover a smaller area, a smaller geographic area, imagine a city. So that geographic area is smaller with respect to a large rural area,” Malandra said. Additionally he said it’ll likely be a few years before 5G comes to Western New York, and even then existing smartphones and wireless devices will still work fine.