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5G in Transport & Logistics: 5G 101

  • 2 minute read
  • Published by Crispin Moller on 20 Jan 2022
  • Last modified 2 Feb 2022
Watch this webinar from UK5G and KTN, for a hype-free and non-technical run through of how 5G is, and can be applied across the transport & logistics industry

5G, 25% better than 4G, right? No. 5G can be marketed as the next generation of mobile tech but fundamental changes in the way 5G networks are built and work make it an extremely powerful digital transformation tool. On one level its fibre (gigabyte) connectivity is delivered wirelessly, great for the Enhanced Mobile Broadband experience now being rolled out by the Public Networks.

Dig deeper and the flexibility, power and control 5G bring to managing data make it an eminently deployable means to increase productivity, reduce waste and contribute to the bottom line.

This session is a (mostly) non-technical look at 5G. Where it differs from what’s come before, the capabilities it unlocks, the role of Public and Private Networks. It will be of interest to anyone wanting to know how 5G can be applied in Transport & Logistics.

5G in Transport & Logistics: 5G 101 from KTN on Vimeo.

By rail, road, sea, inland waterways or air, the transport and logistics sectors are the linchpins that keep the UK moving. As an island nation, the movement of goods is critical to our economy, with imports and exports worth £48bn and £51bn annually, respectively. Moving people in 2019 clocked up 873 billion passenger-kilometres. These figures have taken a knock in the wake of the pandemic and with the sectors’ return to pre-pandemic levels comes a considerable set of challenges. The post-COVID, the post-Brexit world is ever more complex, with shifting consumer demands and behaviours, rising costs and shrinking margins. Add to this, the sectors’ need to address its status as the UK’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases (prior to the pandemic).

To succeed and thrive, organisations need to become more resilient, agile and productive. 5G – and the digital technologies it powers – can be the key to unlocking a more efficient, sustainable future for transport and logistics.