5G received a consumer publicity boost this week with the release of BBC Click's OM5G. The programme neatly demonstrated the potential of the next generation of wireless technology to give the nation self-driving cars, smart cities and football skills!
Featured in the programme was the University of Bristol's 5G trial with Professor of High Performance Networks and UK5G advisory board member, Dimitra Simeonidou, (who recently spoke at the Evolution or Revolution event on March 21), discussing how, with 5G, we will be able to connect seamlessly to the network, whether we are on a bus or travelling on the train via the underground.
Also discussing 5G was Professor in Wireless Communications for King's College London, Mischa Dohler. Mischa discussed that with 5G's ultra low-latency we will be able to transmit action and reaction so fast that for the first time a network can support advanced, remote engineering/musical/medical/football applications. This will give us the capacity to build an internet that will allow us to democratize labour skills in the same way that the internet has democratized knowledge information.