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Bringing you the latest updates and articles, the 5G World blog combines news, analysis and opinions to be your one-stop-shop for all your 5G insights.

Covering all aspects of the 5G ecosystem, with content for operators, solution providers, enterprises and more, we welcome you to delve into our latest articles below...


Everything You Need to Know About 5G

It feels like we have been talking about 5G forever - almost since the previous generation of mobile technology, 4G, was first rolled out, in fact. Along with a select band of other technologies - the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain - 5G has long been touted as a technology that will fundamentally transform the way we work, do business, communicate and consume. And yet we are only just starting to see 5G emerge as an actual thing we can use and take advantage of...

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Knowing your eMBB from your mIMO: A Guide to 5G Technology

5G is undoubtedly one of the hottest topics not just in technology at the moment, but in the world of business and enterprise at large. Everywhere you turn, people are talking about 5G, websites and magazines are publishing articles about 5G, trade organisations and technology leaders are hosting conferences about 5G worldwide. The hype is huge, but sometimes it can feel tough to keep up with the conversations. Why? Because like most cutting edge developments in technology, 5G comes with its own jargon, its own technical language, its own sometimes bewildering lists of abbreviations...

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Why Private Networking will be a Game-Changer

If fourth-generation networking transformed communication by connecting more people, the revolution of 5G will be connecting more things. The promise of lower latency and increased bandwidth is expected to usher in industry 4.0 and the industrial internet of things (IIoT). However, it’s the 5G networks’ ability to deliver these benefits from a dedicated, private network that is both cost effective and easy to deploy that could be the real game-changer...

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5G Automotive Association (5GAA) Supports 5G World 2020

5G World are delighted to announce that 5G Automotive Association will be supporting 5G World 2020. Read our full press release to discover how 5GAA will be getting involved at the event this year...

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Q&A with Eric Brown, Chief Technology Officer, Energy Systems Catapult

The future energy system will be much more complex than that of today and it will be much more integrated. Today the energy sector is highly “siloed”; it is essential for a more whole system approach to be taken if we are to achieve Net Zero whilst retaining the security of service that we currently enjoy, and if we are to transform the energy system in an economic and fair way. Digitalisation will be essential to enable this new whole energy system to be achieved; 5G will play an important role by providing the type of communications fabric that will be necessary in the transformed energy system...

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Q&A with Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Q Is 5G deployment introducing new security concerns and vulnerabilities? 

A Yes, along with ground breaking increases in data coverage, speeds and capacity, 5G technology is also introducing new security concerns and vulnerabilities either developed intentionally for malicious intent or unintentionally through poor security practices throughout networks and the information and communications technology (ICT) supply chain. These vulnerabilities can enable data and intellectual property theft, loss of confidence in the integrity of the system or exploitation to cause system and network failure. Managing these risks are a top priority for the Cybersecurity...

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Q&A with Maxime Flament, CTO, 5GAA

Q How/why is 5G changing the transportation industry? What are the main benefits? 

A First of all, 5G should be seen as an evolution from a long list of improvements starting with the first version of LTE in 2008. Gradually, LTE advanced, and LTE advanced Pro have added unique capabilities building the basis for the launch of 5G. Some say that 5G will take years to come, I would say 5G is already there with the underlying 4G covering most of our roads. And the automotive industry did not wait for 5G to start connecting their products and services. The revolution is already there! 5G mobile networks, complemented by 4G/LTE, redefine the way we can offer connected vehicle experiences by offering gigabit speeds for limitless Cloud services including innovative infotainment, telematics and teleoperation use cases...

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Q&A with Sam Shah, Global Digital Health Advisor & Clinical Director, The Ivory Clinic

Read our exclusive interviews with Sam Shah on the impact of 5G on the healthcare industry today. Part of our Making the Enterprise Case for 5G Report, you can access the full interview and whitepaper today!

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Q&A with Kris Kline, Principal Network Strategy, Chief Digital Officer, Kaiser Permanente

Q What are the connectivity needs of the health industry today, and how/to what extend are they being catered for?

A Connectivity for healthcare is, at its core, about enhancing and transforming the care delivery process and patient experience. Modern healthcare depends on critical connectivity to a variety of digital records, information exchanges, and real-time communications. To accomplish this with cellular there are four main connectivity factors to consider: speed, latency, density, and coverage. 5G has a great strategy to advance the progression of the first three with a whole range of new technologies included in the latest release, but enterprises will have to wait while they are delivered nationwide incrementally over the next few years. The last factor of coverage, both indoor and outdoor, is already struggling to keep up with the current pace of healthcare and an evergrowing reliance on mobile care workflows....

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Q&A with Martin Jackson Head of IT Strategy and Architecture Northumbria Water

Q Firstly, why do you think 5G is, or will be, crucial to the energy and utility industry in the next 12 months? 

A 5G is set to be transformative for utilities in a number of areas and this is great news as we strive to deliver great services for our customers. The rollout of 3G/4G connectivity was transformative in consumer space, enabling the rise of smartphones, apps and expanding social media capabilities. I believe that the benefits of 5G will be most felt in industry however, by enabling more automated processes and smarter infrastructure (Industry 4.0). 5G’s low latency data capabilities will be a decisive factor for utility companies looking to create more intelligent operations; enabling connected assets, advanced analytics and increased automation...

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Discover The Path to 5G Realisation: Part One

2019 is a big year for 5G. Around the world, consumers, business leaders, governments and everyone with a stake in telecoms are looking on expectantly as 5G leaves the proof of concept stage and the first commercial networks, closely followed by the first 5G-ready devices, are rolled out. There is much to anticipate. 5G has long been touted as having a potentially transformational impact. The combination of massive bandwidth, incredible speed and low latency is expected to redefine communications and IT. Yet for all the promise, it remains potential only.

Making the Business Case and Embracing New Opportunities with 5G

It is a solution that opens the door for operators to adopt highly agile ‘as-a-service’ business models, allowing them to easily provision the same network resources for different use cases. Innovative solutions like these have the potential to unlock more investment in 5G, which in turn will drive further innovation. It is just a case of getting the snowball rolling which, if you take Juniper Research’s estimate that $60bn has already been invested in 5G up to the end of 2018 - $30bn from operators alone - it surely already is.