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Episode 21: How 5G is different from 4G [podcast]

How does 5G connect remote computing resources to the device that you have in your hand to augment its capability? What would it take to make self-driving cars talk to each other? Can we use 5G for efficiencies in factories, for VR and AR, and what would we have to do in the technology to accommodate that? Qualcomm plays an advanced R&D role in the wireless ecosystem, and these are the kinds of questions we ask and help answer.

From spectrum and subframes to ultra-reliable low-latency communication — with a shout-out to New Jersey for good measure — host PJ Jacobowitz continues the conversation with modem expert Sherif Hanna, Director, Product Marketing at Qualcomm Technologies, who explains how 5G is significantly different from 4G, and how all of the 5G puzzle pieces are finally coming together.

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