Wednesday, 20 June 2018

5G: The Hype and the Hope

By Jayne Garfitt, Total Telecom in Barcelona
Tuesday 03 March 15

As the second day of Mobile World Congress got underway, industry leaders gathered to discuss one of the show’s hottest topics – 5G.    With 4G becoming more and more widespread, the question of 5G was inevitably just a matter of time and, sure enough, that time has arrived. Promising high-speed Internet access with latency of nearly one millisecond, 5G is almost faster than can be imagined. So why do we need it?    Content is King According to the European Commission’s Digital Economy and Society Commissioner Günther Oettinger, who spoke as part of a keynote titled ‘The Road to 5G’, 5G will become the infrastructure which everyone will use, anywhere and anytime. This, he continued, is because of the ongoing digitalisation of the world’s economy and society.    “That same digitalisation is accelerating the need for 5G,” Oettinger continued. &ldquo…

As the second day of Mobile World Congress got underway, industry leaders gathered to discuss one of the show’s hottest topics – 5G.    With 4G becoming more and more widespread, the question of 5G was inevitably just a matter of time and, sure enough, that time has arrived. Promising high-speed Internet access with latency of nearly one millisecond, 5G is almost faster than can be imagined. So why do we need it?    Content is King According to the European Commission’s Digital Economy and Society Commissioner Günther Oettinger, who spoke as part of a keynote titled ‘The Road to 5G’, 5G will become the infrastructure which everyone will use, anywhere and anytime. This, he continued, is because of the ongoing digitalisation of the world’s economy and society.    “That same digitalisation is accelerating the need for 5G,” Oettinger continued. &ldquo…

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