Pictured: Eleanor Brash, Lucy Woods (Cambridge Wireless), Zahid Ghaliady (Parallell Wireless) and Dean Bubley (Disruptive Analysis)
UK5G were one of 30 companies who exhibited, including:
- Institute of Telecommunications Professionals (ITP) - the UK’s leading independent telecommunications institution
- LeoSat, who are developing a new low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellite constellation due to launch in 2019
- Mojio, new platform for scalable deployment of secure connected car technology
- Maplewave, provider of software and retail optimization services for the teleco industry
The event featured dedicated 5G keynote sessions and roundtable discussions; the latter '5G (r)evolution - paving the way to successful deployment' was moderated by the KTN.
5G promises a wide range of novel applications to both business users and consumers. However, these use cases will need to establish viable business models for network operators, technology suppliers and service providers in order to be commercially successful. Delegates from BT, Verizon, techUK, Virtua, Viatec Associates, NTT Data and others, were asked to draw upon their own insights and experience to envision future scenarios for successful 5G deployment in the UK and beyond.
Paul Beastall, Director of Advisory Services at Cambridge Consultants and member of the UK5G Advisory Board chaired the 5G plenary (pictured above, far right, taken at TTC). Here's what he had to say rounding off day 1.