5G is no myth; how the next generation of mobile will impact IoT

Guy Daniels
By Guy Daniels

May 9, 2016

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Super Panel

By 2020, the first commercial standards-based 5G networks should be in service. Yet 5G is far more than an evolution of air interface technology – it represents a whole new architecture and will enable new business models by “slicing” the network to accommodate the needs of different vertical sectors. It is also being specified with IoT support as a key component of its design. So what will this mean for IoT? Should businesses plan now for 5G, and what will happen to the various IoT connectivity options available today, such as legacy cellular and low power WAN alternatives?

TelecomTV’s live panel in front of an audience of attendees to the Smart IoT London event sought to clarify exactly what makes 5G different, what challenges still remain, and why it will be so beneficial to IoT.


  • Dr Mike Short OBE, Vice President, Telefonica Europe.
  • Matt Hatton, CEO and co-founder of Machina Research
  • Dr Payam Barnaghi, Principal Researcher, University of Surrey

Filmed at: Smart IoT London 2016

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