5G Cities: Connecting People, Here, There and Everywhere


Date & Time

Wednesday, 27 Feb

11:30 - 12:30


Hall 4 - Auditorium 2


There are all kinds of conversations about how to bring 5G into cities. As with the previous iterations of a wireless technology it is most likely there will be a prioritised sort-of rollout based on density and demand. As the dawn of 5G appears, there will be countless areas that will not allow for easy connectivity including dense urban areas where the number of connections will outstretch the needed capacity while building the infrastructure to connect rural areas is not cost effective. What is clear is that the infrastructure improvements inside of cities for connected sensors, cameras and other data creation devices, seem to be best done with a 5G upgrade path in mind. The opportunity for carriers to be much more than connectivity providers in tomorrow's cities is huge. City leaders are now well aware that new kinds of partnerships with carriers to plan for the future is key.

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