Month: November 2019

Episode 14: 5G

In this episode, we’re tackling the giant elephant in nearly every company’s boardroom – 5G. What is it,  and why is it different from 4G (LTE) and current Wi-Fi services? What’s its current state of development, and when can we expect it to become more mainstream? How do you start working with it, and more? To guide us through the topic, we sat down with Deutsche Telekom’s Anjte Williams, SVP 5G Campus Networks, and Ericsson’s Christian Hoymann, Technical Coordinator of the 3GPP Standardization, to get a better understanding of 5G.

 

Show Notes

Why 5G?

Introduction to Antje Williams (00:26)

Definition of 5G (00:51)

Why is 5G better than 4G or LTE? (03:00)

What is the state of development of 5G now? (07:05)

Standards are Important

Introduction to Chris Hoymann (09:35)

Developing the 5G standard (10:55)

It’s the details that make the difference (13:56)

Understanding why spectrum is important (14:59)

Using 5G

Getting started with 5G (16:52)

How to implement a 5G project (20:09)

Who’s driving 5G forward? (21:04)

Use-case examples (23:52)

Wrap Up

5G – buzzword or action item? (25:43)

Closing Credits (27:10)

 

Further Readings and Background Research

Fifth Generation Wireless (5G) (Technopedia)

5 things about 5G more important than the speed (techradar)

Why 5G Isn’t Just Faster 4G (Forbes)

 

Guest Speaker Details

Antje Williams from Deutsche Telekom.

Chris Hoymann from Ericsson.