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Opposition to 5G small cell deployment spreads across US

August 26, 2019


5G, the fifth generation of wireless technology, will give consumers access to more information faster and make businesses more efficient and will create an unprecedented level of connectivity around the world. However, 5G also requires high-band spectrum, which penetrates poorly and has weak coverage area, resulting in the need for small antenna systems, or small cell systems, to be deployed in large numbers and in close proximity to one another.

According to a 2018 report from the CTIA, the number of deployed small cells is predicted to increase from 86,000 in 2018 to more than 800,000 by 2026.

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