Qian interviewed for Star Tribune article on 5G in Minneapolis

Assistant Professor Feng Qian was recently consulted for a Star Tribune story about the transition to 5G technology in the City of Minneapolis. His research focuses on mobile systems and networking, including 5G.

In the article, Why is there a new cellular pole in my Minneapolis neighborhood?, Qian shared that 5G is capable of delivering speeds that are 10 to 20 times faster than the current mainstream technology, and the value for consumers is that it can “help autonomous cars communicate, improve teleconferencing, enable new uses for virtual reality, and make it possible to download a high-definition movie in 30 seconds.”

"I will say maybe in four to five years ... 5G will be a very common technology — at least in major cities, major urban areas," he said.