5G’s extremely fast bandwidth and ultra-low latency makes mission-critical control possible. This is opening the door for new applications that demand absolute reliability, such as in health care, energy, automated factory processes or autonomous transportation. These capabilities are unattainable with today’s network. 5G will unlock them through multiple rollout phases, starting in 2019, where extensive enlargement and densification of fixed (fibre) and wireless networks are essential for the launch of commercial 5G services.
Global5G.org is tasked with helping to pave the path towards the promise of 5G. It does this by helping vertical industries “speak 5G” and shows them how to get on board the all-important standardisation process. In doing so, Global5G.org is flanked by three highly regarded groups of experts. A Task Force with the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), the Verticals Task Force of the 5G Infrastructure Association, which is a market partner of the 3GPP, and the Global5G.org Advisory Board.
Collectively, we are driving a clear understanding of 5G for industry while lowering entry barriers to standardisation and to the deployment of network densification. We are connecting some of the very best experts for 5G standards through 3GPP and ETSI, and EU-led or based industry associations, spanning automotive (5G Automotive Association), broadcasting (European Broadcasting Union), energy and utilities (European Utilities Telecom Council), industrial internet of things (5G-ACIA), public safety (Public Safety Communications Europe) and satellite as a key enabler of several verticals (EMEA Satellite Operators Association), and experts with cross-vertical experts.