2G, 3G, then 4G – but 5G is more than “just another G”


It’s almost a cliché to look at the hype around 5G these days and think, “not another G!” But look closely and you’ll see that 5G is more than “just another G” – it’s an altogether different story.

In this candid interview from CommunicAsia 2017 in Singapore, Dirk Wolter, MD for Mobile Service Provider Solutions APAC Region at Cisco breaks down the Gs for us, explaining that while 2G was all about coverage, 3G was about data and 4G is about multimedia services, they’re all basically about handsets.

But 5G looks beyond the handset paradigm towards the fabled Internet of Things, which requires a different network architecture that can deliver far better network economics – even in rural and hard-to-reach areas.

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Tony Poulos
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Tony is a freelance writer, regular speaker, MC and chairman for the telecoms and digital services industries worldwide. He has founded and managed software and services companies, acts a market strategist and was editor of DisruptiveViews and is now managing editor of Disruptive.Asia. In June 2011, Tony was recognized as one of the 25 most influential people in telecom software worldwide.

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