At the Canadian Telecom Summit in Toronto this month, Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Associations vice-president regulatory affairs, Eric Smith, moderated a panel titled “5G: Evolution or Revolution?”. Speakers included:
- Alexander Brock, Rogers Communications
- Ian Fogg, Opensignal
- Anoop Kulkarni, Nokia
- Sean Newman, Corero Network Security
Responding to Smith’s question about how 5G could be considered an evolution, the panelists shared a variety of views. Ian Fogg of wireless analytics research firm Opensignal summarized: “5G isn’t going to be with us for just one or two years, but for 10 or 20 years. The initial deployments of 5G are very early versions of this technology… it is a question of everybody pulling together to have the best 5G services in this country, to get out there to get the infrastructure built.”
The panel discussion “5G: Evolution or Revolution?” can be viewed here.