The 5G revolution will not be televised... it will be live

The revolution is just around the corner at the MWC
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Cristina Giner reports on the latest technology being readied to make us all go faster at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona


Greater and faster connectivity is just around the corner. In 2020, 5G promises to be a reality for most of us.

The fifth generation network has been a crowd favourite at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona with the race on to deliver 10Gbps per second to ever growing and data hungry customers.

Enrico Salvatori, president of Qualcomm Europe told euronews the Internet of Things (IoT)will change our whole way of being

“We are connecting human people to the scenario where we are connecting all things; but in order to connect all things we need to have a network which is connecting 1 million accesses in square kilometres, and this is the algorithm behind the 5G,” said Salvatori.

Connect the dots

With faster, ubiquitous, low-power connectivity, mobile networks will change our way of relating to each other and the world. By 2020, it's thought most of us will be connected somehow to the cloud via devices. It will herald new artificial intelligence to monitor our health, our homes and how we get about in cities.

Dieter May, BMW's Senior Vice President of Digital Services and Business Models said: “The car will be much more integrated in the digital lives of our customers, just as your smart phone or your smart watch or your use of Amazon Alexa. The car will be one of these digital touch points and we will interact in a different way, since the car is a very powerful mobile computer.”

Our correspondant in Barcelona Cristina Giner writes the deployment of 5G technology has become a strategic objective for the EU. "It is expected to generate some 130-billion euros of economic activity and 2.5 million jobs by 2025. In addition, Brussels plans to launch a 5G European Observatory."

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