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Getting Ready for 5G with the 5G Core Summit, a virtual event, 2-4 November 2020

Getting Ready for 5G with the 5G Core Summit, a virtual event, 2-4 November 2020

Earlier this week Apple announced four new iPhone 12 models, all of which support new faster 5G networks whilst EE revealed that its 5G network is now live in 112 UK locations:  We have 5G coverage in more places than anyone in the UK, and we remain focused on connecting many more areas this year and beyond”.

With 5G networks across the world approaching commercial deployment, it’s essential the core network is ready for the substantial changes which are about to arrive.

With this in mind next month, technologists and innovators from across the 5G ecosystem will gather at the 5G Core Summit to analyse how the networks of today can help deliver the services and revenues of tomorrow.

Speakers from the world’s biggest operators including Vodafone, Verizon, BT, EE and T-Mobile will be taking part in panels, keynotes and presentations. 

Joining them is Industry Analyst and RMA Managing Director, Guy Redmill who will be chairing a number of sessions.

Last month Guy spoke with Iskratel Sales Director, Kristijan Melinc, about how a consensus has emerged that the industrial sectors will present the greatest opportunity for telcos when it comes to monetising 5G. Within the multitude of sectors in which 5G is developing, manufacturing – specifically smart factories – has become particularly popular.

In December we wrote this piece Beware the 5G Smart City Divide in which we discussed how the rollout of 5G will cause wider digital divides between urban and rural areas – and also within the same city as business districts and technology parks will most likely get the coverage first – and in front of more deprived social areas.

Last year’s 5G Core Summit saw lively and informative discussions about investments, standardisation, standalone architecture, power and the environmental costs of massively increased network footprint and processing infrastructure. You can read our thoughts on last year’s event here: 2019 5G Core Summit.

To find out more about what will be discussed at this year’s 5G Core Summit please visit, https://tmt.knect365.com/5g-core/

To register for your free pass which includes access across the whole agenda as well as the virtual exhibition and the ability to set up 1-2-1 meetings then please visit https://registration.gesevent.com/survey/0pbzne7z4j8fk?utm_source=referral&utm_medium=redmill-communications&utm_campaign=free-delegate.

If you are attending or travelling to the city, why not contact us to book a meeting?