The buzz around 5G continues, with some analysts projecting it will upend entire industries. Industry analyst firm, ABI Research, is forecasting that mobile broadband operators will generate $247 billion in 5G revenues in 2025. At the same time, there are many mixed messages surrounding 5G, and — as with any standard still under development — much that remains unknown.
If you are considering the step towards 5G technology you probably have questions such as: Is it risky to invest in 4G LTE technology now? Should I wait for newer 5G technology to avoid depreciating LTE investments? What capabilities will 5G technology bring to my business?
Where 5G fits in the rapidly evolving IoT landscape
The evolution path from 4G LTE to 5G LTE, Release 14/15
Applications and markets best suited for 5G LTE and 5G New Radio
The timeline for 5G and what to consider as you migrate to next gen technology
Jeremy Cowan, Editorial Director & Publisher IoT Now & VanillaPlus at IoTNow Magazine
Jeremy Cowan is Editorial Director of the publishing group that has specialised in IT, Hi-Tech and Communications for 19 years. The group includes the international titles, www.IoT-Now.com, www.IoTGlobalNetwork.com, which focus on the Internet of Things and its impact on businesses and consumers, as well as www.VanillaPlus.com, the leading business information resource for Communication Service Providers and Network Operators worldwide.
Gus Vos, Chief Engineer, Technology Standards at Sierra Wireless
As a Chief Engineer for Sierra Wireless, Gus Vos serves as the company’s 3GPP representative and is actively involved in developing and directing the required changes to the LTE standard to optimise it for the Internet of Things. Gus has 25 years’ experience in wide-area wireless communications, having started his career working with proprietary protocols before moving to his current role in advocating for standardised cellular protocols. He holds a B.Eng. from the University of Victoria and a M.Eng. from Simon Fraser University.
Sierra Wireless is building the Internet of Things with intelligent wireless solutions that empower organisations to innovate in the connected world.
For more information, visit www.sierrawireless.com.
Rasmus Hellberg, Ph.D., Senior Director, Technical Marketing at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Rasmus Hellberg joined Qualcomm in 2006 and leads the corporate technical marketing team that drives the Company’s visions for future technologies, such as the wireless evolution, the path to 5G and the evolution of mobile computing.
Rasmus has spent 20 years in the wireless industry and started his career in product management, working on the Japanese PDC system, the first commercial WCDMA products, and later on CDMA2000 1X and EV-DO focusing on radio access network products.
Rasmus holds a Ph.D. in electromagnetic wave propagation and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from the University of Stockholm, Sweden.