Welcome to the UK5G newsletter; your fortnightly update on 5G events, news and testbeds and trials.
Gartner’s infamous hype curve seems to be as resilient as ever with this year’s GSMA Barcelona event propelling 5G to the “peak of inflated expectations”. If Gartner’s model holds true, it’s now that the tough stuff starts as we roll into early deployments and find out just what 5G can and can’t do.
To help shed light on that, the 5G Realised conference in London on April 10th and 11th will take a very pragmatic and down to earth view on the issues of rolling out 5G technologies, services and applications. Firmly anchored in business and industrial use cases across a wide spectrum of sectors, 5G Realised features top executives from user industries, service providers, technology suppliers and 5G implementors plus views from standards makers, regulators and government.
5G Realised has the strong support of the both UK5G and the UK Government’s Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and will showcase demonstrations from a wide range of use cases in the UK’s 5G Tests and Trials Program (**scroll down for the showcase dates**) These practical and hands on demonstrations cover a range of cutting edge use cases across connected cars, agritech, health and social care, smart tourism, rural connectivity and next generation manufacturing.
The demonstration showcase links to a wide ranging conference featuring top speakers from government, user companies such as Bosch and Phillips; all of the UK’s mobile operators, major technology providers such as Oracle, Sigma Systems and Mycom and global consulting firms. The format is a series of plenary sessions comprising presentations, group discussions and 1-2-1 interviews focused on rapidly rolling out real-world 5G service and applications. These plenary sessions are followed by themed workshops, each based around a specific business sector, featuring 5G based applications and discussion with presenters and developers who have specialist 5G application experience.
Easy to get to at London’s Congress Centre, 28 Great Russell Street, the 2-day conference will debate, discuss and demonstrate. If you’re becoming tired of 5G hype and want to meet and hear from people with real implementation requirements and experience, 5G Realised is for you! Please use UK5G30 for 30% off tickets at checkout.
We look forward to seeing you there!
founder and former Chairman/ CEO of the TM Forum & UK5G Advisory Board Member
Upcoming 5G Testbed & Trial showcase events:
22nd Mar: Opportunities in Northumberland's Rural Economy (Newcastle Upon Tyne) **Five tickets remaining**
26th Mar: Liverpool 5G Health and Social Care Showcase Event (Liverpool) **waitlist only**
26th Mar: Rural 5G Spectrum: Experiences & Futures (Lincoln)
28th Mar: 5G RuralFirst - Beyond the City (Glasgow)
Other 5G events:
21st Mar: What will your 5G NR RAN really look like? (webinar)
2nd Apr: Are small cells ready for private LTE primetime in the lead-up to 5G? (Cambridge)
2nd Apr: 5G 101 - Part 2 (webinar by Parallel Wireless)
2nd Apr: International Collaboration in 5G R&D Competition Briefing (London)
4th Apr: Insights from MWC Barcelona 2019 (London)
9th Apr: Supporting wireless innovation in manufacturing and health (London)
12th Apr: UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Cluster 4: Future WRC Agenda Item (London)
More from UK5G...
EVENT: International Collaboration in 5G R&D Competition Briefing in London, 2nd April > Innovate UK and the KTN are holding a briefing event in support of Innovate UK’s “CELTIC-NEXT spring 2019: innovative 5G infrastructure and applications” competition. A webcast is available too.
SUBSCRIBE: 5G edition of CW Journal
A special edition of the CWJournal which will celebrate the Phase 1 trials, will be distributed at 5G Realised in April. Digital version will be available here once published.
EVENT: Digital Transformation World, 14-16 May
Thousands of telecoms executives are gathering at Digital Transformation World in Nice, to explore and debate intelligent operations for a 5G world. More info and 15% ticket discount using link above.
OPEN CALL: 5G & Logistics - Roundtables
The Digital Catapult are hosting a number of 5G roundtable events aimed at logistics companies. Dates confirmed are 22nd, 26th and 28th - please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
UK’s leading tech pioneers give a glimpse of the future at 5G Smart Tourism showcase
Hundreds of visitors enjoyed a glimpse of a 5G future at the West of England Combined Authority’s5G Smart Futures showcase on Saturday (16 March) – unveiling the results of the UK’s most ambitious 5G testbed to date.
Photo below: Professor Mischa Dohler, of Kings College London, playing a composition on the piano live from London’s Guildhall, in synchronization with Anneka Sutcliffe on violin at We The Curious in Bristol.)
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