Tuesday, 17 September 2019

BT's CTIO unveils his vision for 5G in the UK

By Chris Kelly, Total Telecom
Monday 28 January 19

BT Group's chief technology and information officer, Howard Watson, lays out his plans for 5G in the UK and discusses the challenges and opportunities that 5G will bring

With 5G set to arrive in the UK in the second half of this year, I sat down with BT's chief technology and information officer, Howard Watson, to discuss the challenges and opportunities involved in rolling out next generation mobile networks across the UK.  As Britain's former incumbent telecoms provider, BT will be the first to launch 5G in the UK, initially through its EE brand. As industry benchmarks and standards begin to be finalised, BT has been busy in recent months, ramping up testing on the most recent 3GPP version…

With 5G set to arrive in the UK in the second half of this year, I sat down with BT's chief technology and information officer, Howard Watson, to discuss the challenges and opportunities involved in rolling out next generation mobile networks across the UK.  As Britain's former incumbent telecoms provider, BT will be the first to launch 5G in the UK, initially through its EE brand. As industry benchmarks and standards begin to be finalised, BT has been busy in recent months, ramping up testing on the most recent 3GPP version…

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