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5G - What is it and Why

  • DeskLodge Belvedere House RG21 4HG (map)

Join us for a "top to tail" look at the current state of the 5G landscape. We welcome Peter Curnow-Ford industry veteran and founder of Viatec Associates to talk about everything from technology developments and Spectrum to Government initiatives and the UK's role in 5G

Talk Synopsis

Peter's talk will cover key areas of 5G including:

# Enhanced Mobile Broadband, Ultra Low Latency and Internet of Things
# Where is the UK in the 5G world (Europe, Asia and US)
# What is UK Government doing - including recent DCMS 5G test bed
£15m funding announcement, £25m for future 5G cities and networks,
# Urban and Rural 5G testbed calls
# Ofcom's 5G spectrum auction and future 5G auctions - what that means
# Where UK industry is playing a key role - key technologies
# Mobile operators and what we can look forward to and when

Peter will also provide an overview of where Britain sits in the 5G landscape, the key funding opportunities, how the current winners are doing and the 2 new 'much bigger calls - Urban and Rural. He will also highlight Digital Manufacturing/Industry 4.0 and how industry sees 5G being a key technology and how they might deploy it (with or without an MNO)

Earlier Event: November 12
Yoga'na Flow
Later Event: November 16
Pastry Friday