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5G networks will do much more than stream better cat videos

Verizon, AT&T will soon start testing the network which could be far more transformational than previous versions

The 5G rollout represents the biggest expansion of the Internet to date and has the potential to generate billions of dollars of business for the likes of Cisco Systems, Nokia, Ericsson, Qualcomm and Intel.

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EVERY few years, mobile carriers promise to turbocharge smartphones with new "G" technology. Most recently, 4G began replacing 3G, and people from Trenton to Tacoma celebrated the fact that they could watch cat videos without their screens locking up (well, most of the time...