5G: Are we in danger of a new digital divide?

Ministerial Programme (invite only)

Date & Time

Monday, 25 Feb

14:30 - 15:45


Hall 4 - Auditorium A


The industry is at a point of inflexion where growth of digital services and technologies such as 5G, Artificial Intelligence and blockchain will have a significant impact on society’s progress for generations to come. With the imminent arrival of 5G, a number of advanced economies have already announced early trials and deployment of the technology, whilst many developing countries remain in the 3G era. As the race to 5G gathers pace across wealthier regions, are we in danger of creating an economic imbalance and a new digital divide? What could the potential economic and societal implications be and what solutions can we introduce today that will prevent a new divide from materialising?

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