5G and what's next?

Challenges and opportunities

Brussels, Huawei's EU Brussels Office, 19 September 2018

With the participation of: 
Chaussée d’Etterbeek 180
1040 Brussels

The event

What is the impact of 5G on EU policy making? How will this ground-breaking technology change the way we interact? Are we ready for the 5G revolution? When and how will it affect us?

The first edition of DigitALL Talk, a series of monthly midday debates to be held in Brussels, tackled these questions. Over a buffet lunch in Huawei’s new office, participants discussed the drivers of digitalisation and what the future might hold for Europe.

Huawei’s Ömer Bulakçı and Bruegel’s J. Scott Marcus were the first to take the rostrum of DigitALL Talk on Wednesday 19 September.

As an authority on 5G, Munich-based Bulakçi has co-edited the reference textbook “5G System Design: Architectural and Functional Considerations and Long Term Research”. J. Scott Marcus, senior fellow at Bruegel, is an expert on regulatory policy regarding electronic communications.


The book

5G System Design: Architectural and Functional Considerations and Long Term Research

The book, published by Wiley and edited by Patrick Marsch, Ömer Bulakci, Olav Queseth and Mauro Boldi, is based on the knowledge and consensus of 158 leading researchers and standardisation experts from 54 companies and institutes around the globe, representing key mobile network operators, network vendors, academic institutions and regional bodies for 5G.

Different from earlier books on 5G, it does not focus on single 5G technology components, but describes the full 5G system design from E2E architecture to detailed functional design, including details on 5G performance, implementation and roll-out.