NYC advances citywide 5G deployment with call to vendors

New York City’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, or DOITT, is accepting proposals from firms to work with the city on installing 5G mobile internet technology to provide better coverage for residents.

The winning firms will become franchisees of the city, officials announced Tuesday, and will be granted the right to install 5G technology on municipal light poles and utility poles. Currently, there are nearly 9,000 poles across New York City that are outfitted with similar technology that can connect cell phones to a 3G, 4G, or LTE signal.

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