By 2024, it is predicted that more than 1.5 billion devices will be connected to 5G technology globally. As the most connected City in Canada, Mississauga is ready for 5G.
Today, at General Committee staff presented a technical assessment report that highlights the work being done to make sure Mississauga is ready to host 5G technology on City owned infrastructure like light poles.
“Each day, we rely on our devices to ensure we are connected to the things that matter to us. 5G is the fifth generation of cellular networks but understanding how it works is complex,” said Shawn Slack Director, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer. “When we talk about 5G, we’re talking about speed, meaning you’ll be able to download a movie or stream videos in mere seconds. We are also talking about greater bandwidth, meaning the network can handle more devices being connected at the same time, decreasing spotty service in crowded areas. 5G also means communication with cloud platforms will be faster and easier and a whole host of new kinds of technologies, products and services will be possible such as smart toothbrushes, self-driving cars, green power grids and much, much more.”
Read the full Press Release on our Corporate Website here.