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The killer app for 5G is a transformational lifesaver

March 18, 2019 / RCR Wireless News

As U.S. carriers invest in public safety cellular networks and stand up attendant services geared toward public safety, a major change in the way first responders work is coming. Enhancements to network capacity and latency, combined with other cutting-edge technologies, will serve to improve outcomes for the men and women dedicated to saving lives as well as for the people dependent on their work. Consider a firefighter: An alarm call comes in, a crew grabs their gear and deploys to a structure fire in progress. Limited information and an incredibly challenging physical environment make extracting people from the fire an inherently complex and dangerous task. But technology can change this paradigm.