Last month, members of the mobile community gathered in London for the annual 5G World conference. As part of the larger London Tech Week's headline show, TechXLR8, this conference gave attendees the chance to focus solely on 5G. Event discussions focused on upcoming and current field trials and strategies for transitioning from LTE to 5G.
Attendees at this year’s event were most interested in learning about optimization of bandwidth, open interfaces, software defined techniques, and preparing for 5G infrastructure. The leading connection between these topics is that the industry itself is being choked by the control of three leading vendors: Nokia, Ericsson, and Huawei. Many discussions referenced the fact that the industry must move away from their strong influence to advance towards the technologies required to be fully prepared for 5G.