Telecom Council meets monthly for lunch with dozens of telcos, vendors, startups and VCs. This month our 5G meeting picks up from where our 4.5G LTE meeting left off. If you want to learn about the tech, use cases, and business of 5G, join the discussion.
Silicon Valley, California, Sep 2016/Meeting Recap/ The Telecom Council gathered at Qualcomm’s Santa Clara facility to discuss 5G and the various use cases that it may empower that prior gen technology simply can’t. The room was surveyed, and about half believed 5G could deliver on its promises by 2020, but the panel agreed that 5G won’t happen suddenly, but rather that we’d see incremental improvements to 4G in Releases 12 and 13 that make the final step towards 5G networks in Release 14.
Rasmus Hellberg, Sr. Director, Technical Marketing at Qualcomm offered us the three main value propositions for 5G, which were:
This category of uses will leverage the more thorough coverage, and higher end user bandwidth and speed of 5G.
These use cases will leverage the single digit millisecond round-trip latencies in 5G to enable services like vehicle to vehicle communications and collision avoidance, through infrastructure like Mobile Edge Computing.
Part of 5G will focus on longer range, lower power signals with longer sleep cycles and better underlying economics. Narrowband IoT standards in 5G will be preceded by earlier overlays on 4G networks.
The panel was well-rounded out with conversation from the audience, and panelists Shlomo Rakib, CEO at Cohere Technologies, and Amresh Singh, Senior Manager, Strategic Business Development at Intel. Thanks for another great discussion.