NAB ushers in the new TV ecosystem

At the NAB 2019 conference, Crown Castle VP Chris Levendos forecasted that a wide rollout of 5G is still three to five years away, but emphasized that the technology does offer the promise of higher bandwidth and lower latency, meaning the ability to handle more data, and faster being about 20 times faster than 4G.

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Need for data has region preparing for upgrade

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