Critics of 5G claim that the technology is all hype, citing a lack of new use cases beyond fixed wireless access. However, others say that we shouldn’t be so quick to dismiss 5G because it’s still a relatively new technology. As standalone 5G (SA) becomes more widely deployed and compute power becomes more widely distributed, we should start to see more 5G innovation and some of those next-generation 5G applications will become a reality. This panel will provide a status report on the future 5G applications that involve more than just faster download speeds and incorporate advanced technologies such as network slicing. What is happening with 5G connected drones? Virtual and augmented reality applications? Smart factories and manufacturing? Artificial intelligence? What about monetization models that are more sophisticated than just charging more for faster speeds?
8:15 am - 9:00 am
Location: Meeting Room R04