5G Wireless Service, GDPR Laying the Groundwork for 2019

It’s hard to distill the biggest mobile stories of the year, mostly because mobile technology has matured to the point where changes are tending toward evolutionary rather than revolutionary. That may change in the year ahead, as two of the biggest stories of 2018 will likely be bigger in 2019. Specifically, we saw the first U.S. cities get 5G wireless service from major carriers, with more devices sure to follow in 2019. The privacy law GDPR took effect in 2018, in what looks to be the just the tip of the privacy crackdown iceberg. Rounding out some of the biggest stories of the year are smartphone refreshes that had a decidedly business slant.

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