The Mobile World Congress 2016 took place from 22nd to 25th February 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. The Mobile Word Congress is the largest mobile event industry in the world. Attended by over 100,000 attendees, the event aims to bring together stakeholders to present and discuss the latest developments in mobile technologies.
During the 2016 edition, the new 5G Public-Private Partnership (5G PPP) presented its White Paper entitled “5G Empowering Vertical Industries”. The 5G PPP is a joint effort between the European Commission, the industry and the research community. The White Paper claims that the success of 5G will be the driving force behind the fourth industrial revolution, especially as regards the automotive, transport, health, energy, and media sectors.
According to the White Paper, 5G technologies will need to accommodate a wide range of use cases with advanced requirements, especially in terms of latency, resilience, coverage, and bandwidth. 5G will integrate different enabling technologies, including mobile, fixed, satellite and optical. This will, in turn, help create stronger relationships between vendors, operators and verticals. Moreover, 5G will contribute to creating new business value propositions. Last but not least, the White Paper also includes several use cases from vertical sectors and claims that deploying 5G for vertical markets in Europe by 2020 should be seen as a priority.
The Press Release from 5G PPP is available here.
The 5G PPP White Paper is available here.
More information about the Mobile World Congress is available here.