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UK5G November Newsletter

    Newsletter added by UK5G on 8 Nov 2018
Copy of the fortnightly UK5G newsletter with welcoming note from Sylvia Lu of u-blox, UK5G Advisory Board Member

Your fortnightly UK5G update  

Welcome to the UK5G newsletter, your fortnightly update on 5G events, news and testbeds and trials. 

The UK5G Advisory Board met on 16th October in London in what was a positive and productive meeting working with the DCMS to accelerate the 5G roll-out within the UK (see photo below). Steady progress has been made by the three working groups covering the subject areas in 5G testbed and trials, international engagement and UK5G proposition & promotion.

No doubt you will have also seen in the news that the European Commission hosted a 3GPP Workshop on 5G about 2 weeks ago. It was a comprehensive briefing from key experts in 3GPP informing ITU sanctioned evaluation groups, policy makers and industrial experts on the progress of the 3GPP work on 5G technologies, and whether it has met and exceeded the IMT-2020 requirements.

In a recent CWJ article, I shared my views on what’s new for the Internet of Things in the 5G era from 3GPP Release 15. In particular,  how the manufacturing industry could leverage NR wireless connectivity to provide the degree of flexibility, mobility, versatility and ergonomics that is required for the Factory of Future through, for example, NR Industrial IoT (NR-IIoT). I also touch on what’s in store for the connected, autonomous vehicles and low power devices. Hope you enjoy reading it!

Sylvia Lu, Senior Engineer - Cellular Technology, u-blox
CW Board Member and UK5G Advisory Board Member

UK5G Advisory Board Oct Meeting


Featured Event: Virtual Networks 2.0: Cloud-Native Deployments for 5G

Date: 11th December 2018
Location: The Bradfield Centre, Cambridge
Cost: Free

This event will shed light on the observation that in 5G 'IT meets Telecom'. For full event details including the agenda and speakers, visit the Cambridge Wireless event page.


Discover more at UK5G

RESOURCE: IET 5G Networks for Policy Makers Guide​
The IET's 5G Networks for Policy Makers makes 5G more accessible to policy makers and highlights the most important 5G network changes to be rolled out from 2020.

EVENT: An Advanced Introduction to 5G Technology
An intensive full-day training on 5G technology run by Zahid Ghadialy on 6th December at the Bradfield Centre, Cambridge Science Park. 

MEDIA: How Intel supports 5G and the Edge​
Interview with Renu Navale, Sr. Director, Network Industry Enabling, Intel Corporation. Filmed at SDN NFV World Congress, The Hague, Netherlands, October 2018 

NEWS: Announcing the 5G RuralFirst Orkney Test Locations​
The latest in a series of blogs by Stephen Speirs (Cisco) on the 5G RuralFirst project. 

NEWS: Liverpool 5G Health and Social Care Testbed update​
An update on the Kensington community event, Visit from Korea’s 5G Forum, user trials and Safeguarding and care provider events

NEWS: Worcestershire 5G Consortium “Highly Commended” at World Communication Awards​
This month, reps from the Worcestershire 5G Consortium attended the World Communication Awards ceremony, where the Consortium was shortlisted for the 5G Leadership Award.


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