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    NEW GSMA REPORT SETS OUT INDUSTRY VISION FOR THE 5G ERA
    Study Predicts More Than A Billion 5G Connections By 2025;
    GSMA Showcases 5G Future at Mobile World Congress

    Barcelona: At Mobile World Congress today, the GSMA published a report outlining the mobile industry’s collective vision and expectations for the 5G era. The new study, ‘The 5G Era: Age of Boundless Connectivity and Intelligent Automation’, is based on an extensive survey of 750 operator CEOs and other industry stakeholders. The GSMA forecasts that commercial 5G networks will begin to be widely deployed at the start of the next decade and, by 2025, will provide coverage to a third of the world’s population. 5G connections are forecast to reach 1.1 billion by 2025, accounting for approximately one in eight mobile connections worldwide by this time.

    “The 5G era will usher in innovations that enable richer, smarter and more convenient living and working, making possible a huge array of new applications, everything from sensor-driven smart parking to holographic conference calls,” said Mats Granryd, Director General of the GSMA. “5G is an opportunity to create an agile, purpose-built network tailored to the different needs of citizens and the economy. But it is vital that all stakeholders work together to ensure that 5G is successfully standardised, regulated and brought to market.”

    The new report sets out five goals for the 5G era, which can only be achieved if the industry is able to unify around a common technology standard and agree a set of harmonised spectrum bands:

    - Provide boundless connectivity for all: 5G networks will co-exist with 4G networks and alternative network technologies to deliver a high-speed, reliable and secure broadband experience;
    - Deliver future networks innovatively and with optimal economics: All stakeholders will strive to cost-effectively deliver improved networks, relying on a combination of mainstream and alternative technologies, using both licensed and unlicensed spectrum;
    - Accelerate the digital transformation of industry verticals: The mobile industry will provide the networks and platforms to drive the digitisation and automation of industrial practices and processes;
    - Transform the mobile broadband experience: 5G networks will provide an enhanced broadband experience of up to 1 Gbps and below 10 milliseconds latency, and provide the platform for cloud- and artificial intelligence-based services; and
    - Drive growth in new use cases for massive IoT and critical communications services: 5G networks will support the massive rollout of intelligent IoT nodes for a multitude of scenarios, including critical communications services
    The full report is available to download here.

    Experience 5G at Mobile World Congress
    The GSMA will showcase the 5G future through a range of programmes and demonstrations at Mobile World Congress. The GSMA Network 2020 programme is hosting a seminar on Monday 27 February (13.30 to 15.30) to discuss the business impact of future 5G networks. The seminar will feature speakers from Deutsche Telekom, Jaguar Land Rover, NTT DOCOMO, Samsung and Verizon. For further details, please visit:
    https://www.mobileworldcongress.com...20-5g-beyond-technology-into-business-impact/.

    The GSMA Network 2020 programme is also showcasing the latest 5G research at the GSMA’s Innovation City during Mobile World Congress. Experts at King’s College London (KCL) are demonstrating their research into managing the latency requirements of different 5G applications, ranging from connected cars to remote telesurgery, and are demonstrating a 5G gaming experience based on Rooplay’s cloud gaming platform. In addition, the 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) at the University of Surrey is presenting a 5G vision for the automotive industry, including a collaboration with Telefónica and Jaguar Land Rover to showcase an advanced infotainment system in a Jaguar F-PACE vehicle.

    The GSMA Innovation City is located in Hall 4, Stand 4A30 and also features exhibits from AT&T, Cisco Jasper, Huawei, KT Corporation, Sierra Wireless and UNLIMIT by Reliance Communications. For further details, please visit:
    https://www.mobileworldcongress.com/exhibition/gsma-innovation-city/.

    Read more from Intel:
    Setting the Stage for Smart Cities in the 5G Era
     
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    Philadelphia's smart city plan includes 5G and forward-thinking public policies
    http://tek.io/2pbhUU0

    The City of Philadelphia's Ellen Hwang's infectious enthusiasm towards the city of brotherly love includes depictions of a tech-savvy future Philly, as the local government adopts innovative technology.

    "I'm here at South by Southwest as part of the Amplify Philly Delegation," said Ellen Hwang, program manager for innovation management, City of Philadelphia "We're from the city of brotherly love and we're here to represent the creative sector, the design community, our civic technologists startup and government, and we want to make sure the world knows the exciting work and innovation that's happening in Philadelphia.

    In Philadelphia, we have Smart City PHL, Philadelphia's strategic initiative to establish a plan and a process for how city government will adopt advanced technology. That includes thinking about 5G, small-cell deployment as well as, the government and policies, which support our communities into the future.

    SEE: Disney Animation team pushes technical boundaries with Big Hero 6 (TechRepublic)

    We have many startups in the community, including those at work on drone technology and IoT for homes. We're excited about the creative work in Smart City in Philadelphia. We're a MEDs, EDs, and BEDs town. We have some of the largest concentration of universities which do incredible research in the space. We have one of the highest concentrations of hospitals crushing the life sciences industry in Philadelphia and worldwide.

    We also have a really robust hospitality industry. With so much going on in the city, the community's really coming together, and also thinking about digital inclusion. Our Key Spark program is not only historical, but a pioneering effort to bring public computing centers to our low-income and low access neighborhoods and we hope to continue to provide access to our neighbors.
     
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    MWC 2018 – Intel
    MWC 2018: 5G Moves From Concept to Reality

    5G, VR, and AI took centre stage at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

    Many of the world’s biggest technology brands recently gathered in Barcelona for the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show where the latest innovations in smartphone and network technology were showcased. More than 2,300 exhibitors, including Huawei*, Sony Mobile* and Android* attended the event along with more than 100,000 guests who gathered for panel discussions, networking events and product launches centred around the latest industry trends.

    While Samsung* launched its hotly anticipated Galaxy S9* handset and Nokia* unveiled a new version of the famous 8110 ‘slider’ phone as featured in hit movie The Matrix*, the big buzzword of the show was 5G. With the launch date getting closer, 5G connectivity is finally moving away from the concept stage towards being a reality and Intel is helping businesses to prepare for the transition.

    “With the launch date getting closer, 5G connectivity is finally moving away from the concept stage towards being a reality”

    “Intel is working with industry partners and network operators to accelerate technology innovation across network, client, and cloud,” said Sandra L. Rivera, Senior VP and General Manager of the Network Platforms Group at Intel, in an editorial. “Our commitment to delivering 5G spans the work we do in the standards bodies, early tests, and trials that give us critical learnings on technology implementation and commercial opportunities, and our investments in ecosystem enabling and hardware and software products”.
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    At MWC, Intel showcased its first 5G-enabled concept 2 in 1 with a live over-the-air 5G connection to demonstrate how it is integrating this advanced network technology into the mobile PC platform. “We expect the first wave of 5G-connected PCs to be introduced to the market in the second half of 2019, building on our strong history of mobile PC connectivity leadership dating back to the first connected PC with integrated Wi-Fi in Intel Centrino,” said Rivera.
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    Intel also demonstrated its 5G NR technology at MWC following successful trials with Deutsche Telecom* and Huawei. Further trials will take place in 2018 involving collaborations with service providers and partners around the globe. A number of other major firms also launched new commercial 5G products and announced upcoming 5G trials at MWC including Samsung, Huawei, and Nokia.

    Further cementing its commitment to the roll-out of 5G, Intel recently delivered the world’s largest broad-scale 5G deployment to date at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics*, in partnership with South Korea’s KT Corporation*. Supporting a massive 3,800 terabytes of network capacity, the 5G deployment formed the backbone for a number of innovative experiences including multi-angle image capture that enables viewers to see the action from multiple camera angles. Intel is also set to partner with leading Japanese mobile network provider NTT DOCOMO* to provide 5G technologies for the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games* in Tokyo.
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    Along with 5G, Augmented Reality (AR) was also big news at MWC. Samsung’s new S9 flagship smartphone features headline-grabbing AR Emojis, which use a selfie to create an animated avatar of the user’s face. What’s more, Vuzix* showcased its Blade AR glasses which are designed for enterprise while Google announced that its ARCore is now available for developers to create AR-based apps.

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) was also a major focus at the show with Samsung’s Bixby* AI assistant getting some updates for the S9 handset and LG* unveiling its V30S ThinQ handset with integrated AI. What’s more, telecoms firm Telefónica* launched its AI assistant Aura* which will initially be aimed at improving customer service. Also showcasing AI technology at the event was Onkyo*, which is best known for its premium audio and home cinema products. The firm unveiled Onkyo AI*, a voice-enabled AI system along with a prototype in-car speaker and wearable smart speaker based on the new technology.

    The roll-out of 5G is set to provide significant opportunities and challenges for businesses in the coming months and years and those that are prepared for this next-generation connectivity will have a competitive advantage over their rivals. Forward-thinking organisations should also consider how they can integrate innovative technologies like AR and AI into their digital strategies for 2018 and beyond.
     
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    5 Steps to a 5G Ready Cloud: On Your Marks, Get Set, Disrupt!
    https://www.intel.co.uk/content/www/uk/en/it-managers/5-steps-to-a-5g-ready-cloud.html?wapkw=5g
    Put your business at the heart of network transformation.

    Tomorrow’s connected world sparkles with possibility – from the smart home to the smart city, in your self-driving car, from AI to AR. There’s a lot to be excited about. Beneath the shiny sci-fi technologies transforming our everyday lives, lies the silver bullet set to bring us all up to speed: it’s 5G. As businesses catch on and communications service providers hang their hopes on a 2020 roll-out, there is a lot to be done in order to prepare for the next wave of services – and reap the benefits.

    It is with bated breath that businesses await mainstream 5G capabilities, in order to launch new heavy duty, tech savvy services – whether it is downloadable video content in seconds, VR experiences in a flash or connecting a host of smart devices. The transformative power of 5G will not only enhance mobile broadband, but enable a huge volume of machine to machine communications thanks to its ultra-reliable, low latency network. As digital transformation sets in, legacy IT infrastructures are already struggling to sustain increasingly data-hungry workloads. In order to bring about the necessary changes, to facilitate the shift towards 5G, network architects and engineers will play a pivotal role.

    But there’s no need to feel overwhelmed by the task at hand. Firstly, the Communications Service Provider (CoSP) Cloud gives businesses the flexibility, scalability and responsiveness to the entire value chain, making it easier to develop, launch and provision new services amid unprecedented demands. Secondly, we’ve broken down your first steps into the CoSP cloud to include five digestible parts, making 5G readiness a reality for any business.

    “It is with bated breath that businesses await mainstream 5G capabilities, in order to launch new heavy duty, tech savvy services”
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    Step 1: Prepare the Organisation for Change

    We’re not talking legacy architecture, we’re talking legacy organisation structure – the business itself needs to be cloudified. That means adopting lean and agile practices that will help your business innovate and win markets quickly. Breaking down organisational siloes, where departments have little communication with one another is essential. A 5G ready business is one that enables cross-functional workloads, that often work off the same software and hardware infrastructure – organisational structure will have to reflect this.

    Meanwhile, with 5G set to turbo-change the roll-out of new services, businesses need to acquire the knowledge to develop and deploy new applications at pace. Having the right in-house knowledge will give businesses the flexibility needed to react nimbly and reap the rewards of 5G. Upskilling the workforce will take time and much of this will happen on the job. Areas like DevOps, agile software development and lean software development will be a focus in order to radically change the way they deliver cloud-based services. Intel offers training support, to help businesses get more from the cloud. The Intel® Network Builders University provides online training programme for enhancing organisations’ network functions virtualisation (NFV) and software defined networking (SDN) expertise.

    Step 2: Create Standalone Virtualised Network Functions

    The first question to ask is: which virtualised network function shall we transform first? Presuming you intend to ultimately virtualise the existing network, your journey begins with a single standalone virtualised network function. A popular start point in this case would be virtual customer premises equipment (vCPE) which is not only the least vulnerable place to start in the network, but means if there is a problem any outages would be confined to a single customer and therefore the integrity of the network is protected. This makes it an ideal testing ground for new VNFs. Indeed, vCPE can be the foundation for personalisation services – which are increasingly essential in demand-driven services – including the content filters for different devices.

    A natural point at which to move CPE into the cloud is when it needs to be refreshed – virtualising it will then make future updates easier and seamless for customers. The benefits of a virtual device include scalability to meet growing bandwidth demands, which are driven by the growth in video consumption and smart devices. Meanwhile, other easy first VFN conversions include integrated messaging service (IMS) and the evolved packet core (EPC). Tools to help you launch your first VNF can be found at the Intel® Network Builders Solutions Library.
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    Step 3: Enable Scaling

    Scalability and agility are the buzzwords for any aspiring tech business and also the reason the CoSP cloud is such a powerful platform for network services, including 5G. Once your business has deployed standalone VFNs, the next step is to enable real-time network configuration, allowing the use of VNFs in response to demand.

    Network traffic and control traffic are highly parallelizable workloads and platform telemetry can be used to sense oversubscription of shared resources to enable load balancing. While orchestration and management layers can allocate additional resources, auto-scaling decisions are based on network traffic and key performance indicators. To meet the demand of these dual workloads, VNFs can be automatically created, destroyed and augmented with additional capacity where required. In order to deliver more sophisticated virtual functions, VNFs from multiple vendors can be automatically combined.
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    Step 4: Enable Full Service Automation

    Scalable services give service assurance, but to achieve the agility required for launching new services, CoSPs need to implement full automation – this will enable the network to take instant action to meet KPIs. As a result of automation, applications will be able to request services from the network, which can automatically adjust to meet their requirements, linking together VNFs as needed. In turn, customer self-service can be enabled, streamlining the provision of highly personalised services, cutting the cost of sale and boosting customer satisfaction.

    To enable full service automation is to accelerate the delivery of solutions, from weeks or months, to minutes or hours. Once the network is able to provision and correct itself, it is a powerful platform for rapidly launching applications.

    Step 5: Become Digitally Agile

    It is only when the CoSP cloud is mature that service providers are truly empowered to innovate at cloud speed and become digitally agile. A broad range of services can be created – from connection to performance, data management and digital. It is in this final step that the full benefits of a 5G ready network can be reaped. For example, the ability to manage a virtual private mobile network for emergency services, totally isolated from the main network – replacing the expensive dedicated networks they now operate on themselves. Meanwhile, businesses at this stage will be in a strong position to introduce truly innovative smart home, connected car and industry solutions. Welcome to your 5G ready network – this is where the disruption begins.
     
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    I Hope this is going to be good. So far 4G is nice and all, but the unstable signals really are a huge turn off, I hope 5G fixes that.
     
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