CWIC: Plenary 3

5G and network innovation

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5G is known as the next big step of network and in particular mobile network technological change. The reality is, however, that new capabilities are already being added to and are enhancing 4G networks. For example, 4G networks are already capable of Gigabit/s speeds whilst simultaneously being able to support massive machine type communications with NB-IOT. When the 3GPP 5G specifications, beginning with the upcoming standard for New Radio, are implemented and rolled out, the capabilities they bring will further enhance our ability to provide a higher level of automation, perhaps leading to autonomous machines and even autonomous enterprises. The capacities enabled in both the mobile and in the wireline networks will provide a powerful infrastructure for the society of the 21st Century.

5G experts at CWIC 2018

  • Simon Fletcher

    CTO, Real Wireless

  • Trevor Gill

    Consultant, Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

  • Dean Bubley

    Founder, Disruptive Analysis

  • Anne Leino

    Head of Spectrum Affairs, Nokia

  • Dr Dritan Kaleshi

    Lead Technologist - Future Networks, 5G Fellow, Digital Catapult

Gold Sponsor: Digital Catapult
Digital CatapultDigital Catapult is the UK’s leading advanced digital technology innovation Centre, driving early adoption of technologies to make UK businesses more competitive and productive to grow the country’s economy.
We connect large established companies, startup and scaleup businesses and researchers to discover new ways to solve big challenges in the manufacturing and creative industries. Through this collaboration businesses are supported to develop the right technologies to solve problems, increase productivity and open up new markets faster.
Digital Catapult provides physical and digital facilities for experimentation and testing that would otherwise not be accessible for smaller companies.
As well as breaking down barriers to technology adoption for startups and scaleups, our work de-risks innovation for large enterprises and uncovers new commercial applications in immersive, future networks, and artificial intelligence technologies.

Silver Sponsor: Huawei Technologies
HuaweiHuawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Driven by a commitment to sound operations, ongoing innovation, and open collaboration, we have established a competitive ICT portfolio of end-to-end solutions in telecom and enterprise networks, devices, and cloud technology and services. Our ICT solutions, products, and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world's population. In the UK Huawei has R&D centres in Cambridge (HQ), Bristol, Ipswich and London. With 180,000 employees, Huawei is committed to enabling the future information society, and building a Better Connected World.

Supporter: UK5G
UK5GUK5G is the new national innovation network dedicated to the promotion of research, collaboration and the commercial application of 5G in the UK. UK5G is a ‘network of networks’ to facilitate and encourage the engagement and coordination of organisations working on 5G activities across the UK. It will enhance links between ongoing research and development and other activities being undertaken by organisations across telecoms and other sectors, as well as the testbeds and trials that will be funded through the UK Government’s 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme. It will facilitate the joining up of businesses, large and small, academic institutions and the public sector throughout the UK. UK5G is independent and impartial. A senior national advisory board will advise the Government's 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme, providing expert feedback from industry, identifying their priorities and advising on future areas of focus. UK5G will be a focal point for international engagement into the UK’s 5G eco-system - encouraging international participation and investment.

Anne Leino, Head of Spectrum Affairs, Nokia 'New capabilities in 5G networks'
5G is known as the next big step of network and in particular mobile network technological change. The reality is, however, that new capabilities are already being added to and are enhancing 4G networks. For example, 4G networks are already capable of Gigabit/s speeds whilst simultaneously being able to support massive machine type communications with NB-IOT. When the 3GPP 5G specifications, beginning with the upcoming standard for New Radio, are implemented and rolled out, the capabilities they bring will further enhance our ability to provide a higher level of automation, perhaps leading to autonomous machines and even autonomous enterprises. The capacities enabled in both the mobile and in the wireline networks will provide a powerful infrastructure for the society of the 21st Century

Trevor Gill, Consultant, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) 'DCMS 5G Programme Strategy & Structure'
An overview of the DCMS 5G TestBeds and Trials Programme

Dr Dritan Kaleshi, Lead Technologist - Future Networks, 5G Fellow, Digital Catapult '5G and Innovation'

Dean Bubley, Founder, Disruptive Analysis 'Is 5G really revolutionary, or is it ‘just another G’?'
This talk will challenge the ‘received wisdom” and look at a broad range of opportunities (for example private enterprise networks), challenges (such as indoor coverage) and myths (such as self-driving cars as a killer application for 5G)

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