5G - What is it and Why?

When: 11th Dec 2018, 19:00 - 11th Dec 2018, 21:30
Where: The University of Northampton, Creative Hub Room, Town Hall, The Hub, University Drive, Northampton, NN1 5PH
Town/City: Northampton
Organiser: BCS Northapton Branch
Price: Free
Further Information: Further Information

Speaker: Peter Curnow-Ford - Partner & Founder at Viatec Associates and Board Advisor/Non-Executive Director.

The presentation will cover:

  • Enhanced Mobile Broadband, Ultra Low Latency and Internet of Things
  • Where is the UK in the 5G world (Europe, Asia and US)
  • What is UK Government doing - including recent DCMS 5G test bed £15m funding announcement, £25m for future 5G cities and networks, Urban and Rural 5G testbed calls
  • Ofcom's 5G spectrum auction and future 5G auctions - what that means
  • Where UK industry is playing a key role - key technologies, the prime use cases and importantly business models
  • Mobile operators and what we can look forward to and when

Peter will provide an overview of where Britain sits in the 5G landscape, the key funding opportunities, how the current winners are doing and the 2 new 'much bigger calls - Urban and Rural. He will also highlight Digital Manufacturing/Industry 4.0 and how industry sees 5G being a key technology and how they might deploy it (with or without an MNO)

About the speaker:

Peter is founder of Viatec Associates, Growth Innovators Group & has held Non-Exec roles with many SMEs, been a board Advisor to SME and AIM listed companies and mentored many startup CEOs. He Chairs Spectrum Access and Use at the UK Spectrum Policy Forum and is a participant in the ETSI ISG mWT group responsible for mmWave spectrum and applications including 5G and mobile backhaul.

Viatec assists organisations with decision making in the cellular, satellite & wireless infrastructure and device space, on investment, key operational and technology trends and thought leadership on wireless landscape, 4G / 5G, spectrum use and acquisition, tower (cell site) development and funding, public safety, handsets, transport connectivity and cellular backhaul including small-cell strategies and mmWave.

This year he delivered the 5G Commercial Strategy, Value Proposition and Go To Market plan for Digital Catapult, the 5G lead for InnovateUK and other Catapults.

Please note the following :

(Sat Nav if doesn't work, the suggestion is putting Nunn Mills Road, Northampton, into your Sat Nav)

Parking: The new University campus very security conscious and it is very difficult to gain access, so it has been suggested that people park nearby. The obvious location is the Bedford Road car park just east of the Nunn Mills Road. Check on google maps before visiting.

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