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In today’s turbulent digital world, the last thing CIOs and other executives need is further disruption. Well, hold onto your hats, because #5Gnetworking is around the corner. Now that 4G is well-established, 5G is the next generation in development. 5G promises much greater speed and lower latency than 4G, but the conventional wisdom is that it will arrive in 2020 or later, and thus shouldn’t have much impact on IT roadmaps in 2016.

Think again. Production trials are slated to begin as early as the 2018 Winter Olympics in Seoul, putting this technology well within the typical three-year technology refresh cycle – reason enough to include 5G in today’s IT plan.

But more importantly, 5G promises greater disruption well beyond faster speeds – and market disruption is more about placing the right bets than straightforward planning. Regardless of your industry, it’s time to get up to speed on 5G.

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