erizon’s Nicki Palmer
will include self-driving cars, remote-
inter-connectivity of equipment,
summed it up during
controlled thermostats and drones
industries made timelier and
her keynote at the Big
— connected to the internet. Our
more cost-effective, the economy
5G Event this month. She believes
devices will be able to communicate
from banking to shopping will be
that within the next three years,
directly with each other, essentially
transformed, improved stadium
connected devices could reach three
cutting humans out of the equation.
connectivity/ back office support,
times the world’s population.
The players at the conference
The current 4G LTE networks can’t
included: Ian Campbell, CTO for
scale to support that onslaught of
Cisco Systems; Mishka Dehghan;
connectivity - 5G can.
Sprint’s executive lead for 5G
Jason Proctor from CBC news in Canada summarises the 5G narrative quite well.
services; Nicki Palmer, Verizon’s Chief Networking Officer, highlighted location-based services; and
and factory automation. There will also be network slicing, virtualization, cloudification, the leverage of open APIs and Smart City implementation - transport and city management will be revolutionised - improving public safety,
Huawei’s CTO Paul Scanlan and
Driverless cars with 5G making
“It is estimated that by 2020 between
Joy Tan, who leads corporate
possible the superfast sending of
50 billion and 100 billion devices
communications for the company
precision data between vehicles so
worldwide are expected to be connected to the internet with the ability to communicate seamlessly with no latency. (Lag between
All shared their excitement and benefits of 5 G which included: roaming, Internet download
that they do not collide, and they can communicate with road sensors and traffic lights and surveillance drones.
speeds multiple times faster, I o T
Systems will alert police when
- communication with many more
accidents occur, traffic moves
5G will have enough bandwidth to
devices at once, the ability to send
smoothly through integrated
revolutionise entertainment, health
and receive information closer to real
signals that keep track of flows, and
care and education - it will enable
time than ever before.
emergency vehicles arrive as quickly
sending and receiving).”
the “Internet of Things,” Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality. Uses
Households will be altered through
as possible through not being held up by red lights.
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