A practical approach to 5G

CW event looks at whether the wireless industry will be able to deliver 5G.

5G is another ambitious wireless industry milestone, creating much debate and driving billions of pounds in funding for research and development, in the hope of keeping to the rhythm of ten year leaps; 1G in 1981, 2G in 1991, 3G in 2001 and 4G in 2012. However, will 2022 come too soon for 5G? With field trials announced for specific worldwide events like the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Olympic Winter Games 2018 and Olympic Summer Games, 2020, there is a huge push to meet this deadline. Speakers at the Cambridge Wireless (CW) event “5G – A Practical Approach”, taking place at the Deloitte offices in London on 3 February 2015 will explore whether this is possible and the true feasibility of 5G technologies.

Specific standards underpinning 5G have not yet been consolidated, and 5G is unlikely to become a single solution to all the industry's challenges, however if previous leaps forward can be replicated, the benefits are legion.  To this end, both industry and academia are approaching the subject from different but mutually beneficial perspectives.  While industry initiatives are seeking to cement the requirements and quantify 5G KPIs and consolidate industry standards, academics are looking to define and specify the scale and dimensions of the challenge of delivering 5G.

Egon Schulz, Director of the Wireless Innovation Centre of Huawei, and speaker at the event commented, “5G will have a significant impact on our quality of life, the way in which we engage through technology and the ICT industry.”

Zahid Ghadialy of Explanotech, CW Small Cells SIG Champion and speaker added, “This event is the first of a series with the aim to open the discussion and explore the options for network densification, interference management, and energy efficiency between various radio technologies and the degree to which the technologies can inter-operate.”

At this stage there is not much clarity on the practicality of some of the candidate technologies proposed for 5G, nor how the integration of these technologies is going to provide the overall answer to 5G. This half day event jointly organised by the CW Radio technology and Small Cells SIG aims to shed some light on the practical implications of 5G competing candidate technologies.


About Cambridge Wireless (CW)

CW is the leading international community for companies involved in the research, development and application of wireless & mobile, internet, semiconductor and software technologies. With 400 members from major network operators and device manufacturers to innovative start-ups and universities, CW stimulates debate and collaboration, harnesses and shares knowledge, and helps to build connections between academia and industry. CW's 19 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) provide its members with a dynamic forum where they can network with their peers, track the latest technology trends and business developments and position their organisations in key market sectors. CW also organises the annual Future of Wireless International Conference and Discovering Start-ups competition along with other high-quality industry networking events and dinners. With headquarters at the heart of Cambridge, UK, CW partners with other international industry clusters and organisations to extend its reach and remain at the forefront of global developments and business opportunities. For more information, please visit www.cambridgewireless.co.uk

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