TMT2020: Illuminating Thoughts on 5G – Leveraging Solar Infrastructure Incentives to Deploy Ubiquitous 5G Mobile Broadband Networks
24 August 2016Global Media and Communications Watch
Today’s smartphones rely on mobile broadband connectivity that is supported in large part by cellular base stations installed on traditional antenna towers. But the smartphones and other connected consumer electronic devices of tomorrow will connect over dense networks using much smaller access points located much more closely to one another than traditional cell phone towers. As network operators consider how, and just as importantly, where to install this new infrastructure, they should consider the benefits of partnering with solar infrastructure manufacturers to incorporate mobile broadband antennas into solar power equipment.