Ignacio Contreras, of Qualcomm Technologies, talks about the new Qualcomm 5G platform network at CES International in Las Vegas on Jan. 9. 5G is a new technical standard for wireless networks that promises faster speeds; less lag, or “latency,” when connecting to the network; and the ability to connect many devices to the internet without bogging it down. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Ignacio Contreras, of Qualcomm Technologies, talks about the new Qualcomm 5G platform network at CES International in Las Vegas on Jan. 9. 5G is a new technical standard for wireless networks that promises faster speeds; less lag, or “latency,” when connecting to the network; and the ability to connect many devices to the internet without bogging it down. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

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