As the press coverage of 5G and announcements of new technological breakthroughs and services have not slowed down during the global pandemic, Cambridge Wireless (CW) Virtual Networks Special Interest Group (SIG) ask whether consumers and enterprises are really experiencing ‘true’ 5G in a series of events entitled “Realising the 'true 5G' dream”.


On Tuesday 20th April Andrew Palmer, one of our 5G communications experts in the UKN&A BU, as well as Cambridge Wireless’ Virtual Networks SIG Champion, chaired a panel discussion during the “What does ‘true 5G’ really mean?” webinar, hosted by Cambridge Wireless CEO, Simon Mead. The webinar explored three important themes:

  • How open standards and orchestration will act as pathways to fully virtualised networks
  • The deployment of private networks and slicing to meet the needs of industrial and enterprise users
  • The challenges and realities of deploying 5G virtualised networks


Other speakers and panelists who participated, include:

  • Dean Bubley - Analyst & Futurist, Disruptive Analysis
  • Paul Coffey - CEO, The Scotland 5G Centre
  • Jessica Ellis - Head of Programme Development - 5G Programme, Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS)
  • George Glass - Chief Technology Officer, TM Forum

Julie Snell - Chair, The Scotland 5G Centre


Watch the webinar recording


For more information about the CW Virtual Networks SIP, contact Andrew Palmer.


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