5G had aggressive rollout plans anyway and COVID has exasperated the need for this new tech. Aligned to this and the political shenaniganss amidst COVID’s time, Huawei had their Annual Analyst Summit with some interesting takeaways.
As if the demands on bandwidth and mobile/remote working were not enough, add in COVID WFH needs. More than ever the demands on bandwidth are upon us and 5G is in sight. However the route is not easy and without its bumps as NOKIA just discovered.
5G will make some lagging use cases a wider reality, for example AR and VR and the obvious gains for the gaming and media/entertainment sector. We need to see however 5G delivering more tangible use case benefits around the likes of education (which will bring benefit across the world due to the lower latency) IOT and wearables which all have the opportunity to accelerate and become mainstream commoditised drivers of 5G adoption. 5G needs to demonstrate not just speed and reliability, but drive capability; the capability to do the new ; innovate and being benefits that will drive the users value aligned to the increased costs.
David speaks with Mark Madden, the Digital Transformation Director for CGI’s Emerging Tech Practice. The two speak about the areas of tech that are dominating the digital agenda in organisations. Mark sheds light on the type of organisations pursuing digital goals and highlights 5G as a game-changer imminently.
Two underdogs in the wireless marketplace have announced their intent to marry, and the deal has all the makings of a brand new opera. From regulatory challenges to betting on 5G acceleration, it’s clear the transaction between T-Mobile and Sprint is chock full of opportunities, hurdles and drama. It’s also clear from the announcement that 80% shareholder Softbank has conceded the inevitable need for a transaction to benefit from their position in Sprint. T-Mobile will get a much needed infusion of subscribers, spectrum and infrastructure to accelerate growth and 5G deployment.