Imagine a city where autonomous vehicles communicate with traffic lights and on-the-ground sensors to clear traffic jams.A 10-per-cent drop in commuter travel time could increase productivity that would boost GDP by $270-million in Vancouver and $535-million in Montreal, according to a study for the Canadian Wireless and Telecommunications Association (CWTA).

Or imagine a city where firefighters can arrive at the scene of a fire without waiting to track down building plans. Instead, they navigate through the structure using real-time virtual reality (VR) technology that cuts through the smoke and flames.

These are just some of the potential solutions that could come from the advancement of 5G, the next generation of cellular technology. With each new generation comes new possibilities.

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