The 5G Reality Check: 5G-Ready Applications and Technological Enablers for 5G Implementation
After the 5G hype during the last two years, the 5G community this year has turned to realism and has moved into the working mode in order to fine-tune the various expectations and to map this onto the emerging enabling technologies and to identify the deltas to be addressed by the international standardization and emerging 5G testbeds around the globe. This conference will unite the previous day’s track workshops under a common theme in order to allow fruitful discussions beyond the rim of the different but related technology domains within this environment of high agility and innovations. As usual we want get a realistic snapshot of the global state of play towards 5G.
In this session we want to obtain from leading Operators realistic views on what 5G infrastructures will be able to deliver to various application domains. In addition, we will gain an overview of the status quo of global 5G standardization. Also, we want to discuss potential evolution steps to be taken from today towards full 5G infrastructure in 2020 and beyond.
In this session we will drill down into the key enabling technologies for realizing agile, softwarized 5G networks, looking at the progress and lessons learned in provisioning and managing customized virtualized networks, providing end-to-end network slices, and the standardization of edge computing nodes comparing booth MEC and FOG domains. Additionally, we want to reflect the increasing importance of open source software within operator commercial infrastructures.
In this Session we receive an update on recent 5G technology and service PoCs and testbeds around the globe for verifying the ability of the technology to prove the promises. In addition, we want to reflect the role of Open Source developments of 5G-related enabling technologies to speed up the implementation of the new infrastructures and enable new innovative ecosystems. This session features many short talks and a final panel.