Opinion: Get ready to experience the best of 5G
Fida Kibbi, VP and head of marketing and communications, Ericsson Middle East and Africa on what awaits visitors to its GITEX stand
The Middle East and Africa region is at the heart of inspiring innovations in technology – it embraces digital advancement and technology for good. As a matter of fact, we are already starting to see commercial 5G networks going live in the region.
Actually, Ericsson is first with commercial live networks in four continents. We have already publicly announced commercial 5G deals, four of them in the Middle East
By 2024, volumes of mobile data traffic are expected to increase by a factor of five, and 25% of that traffic will be carried by 5G networks. Previous generations of mobile technology were focused on consumers and personal communications but now 5G technology will serve not only consumers but businesses alike. It will take the Internet of Things (IoT) to the next level; we envision that 5G will be the era of IoT.
5G is set to revolutionise how we use and adopt technology and will have a huge impact on businesses and societies in the region and will bring new opportunities providing not just higher bandwidth, but also greater capacity, security and more productivity.
Reaching the key technological milestone of deploying 5G networks has been a joint effort - a journey and a collaboration between us and some of the world-leading telecom partners and key stakeholders. Together we managed to develop 5G technology based on real business needs. And there is no better time to take this technology to the masses. We are happy to bring Ericsson’s 5G breakthrough technologies to GITEX 2019 in Dubai.
From 5G to IoT to connected vehicles and Industry 4.0 – it’s all happening, now. To enable our visitors to realise the potential of these opportunities, we will showcase a wide range of 5G use cases and allow them to experience hands-on demonstrations.
Under the Experience 5G theme, Ericsson experts will inspire consumers and enterprises with 5G, its potential and the unlimited possibilities it will bring to us.
Visit Ericsson’s booth at GITEX Technology week from October 6-10 at Dubai World Trade Centre to catch a glimpse of how the future will look like with 5G.