Uh oh… Ericsson AB plans to present its 5G "concept" to Mobile World Congress attendees in Barcelona.
"5G is not one, or a few, completely new radio access technologies. Instead, by adopting an experience-centric rather than technology-centric approach, it's focusing on offering an ultimate experience by integrating multiple radio access technologies fulfilling different needs," states the vendor in this press release.
Others beg to differ.
In the U.K., a team at the University of Surrey, backed by eight telecom equipment vendors and operators, is working on advanced orthogonal frequency division multiplex (OFDM) technology and non-orthogonal waveforms that it calls 5G. (See UK Kicks Off 5G R&D.)
Meanwhile, Broadcom is already using 5G as a term to describe its 802.11ac Gigabit Wireless offering. (See 5 Trends in Carrier Wi-Fi.)
Wonder how many 5G definitions we'll end up with?
It would be great to have one clear definition but that seems a bit too much to ask of this industry that has had no qualms about pinning a 4G badge onto 3G technology.
Light Reading is spending much of this year digging into the details of how automation technology will impact the comms market, but let's take a moment to also look at how automation is set to overturn the current world order by the middle of the century.
Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.
During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.
She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.