Compelling use-cases, and the possibilities offered by converged networks, have been identified and are outlined in a recently conducted industry study led by the University of Surrey on behalf of Horizons 5G.
The results of this study would be the subject of an event held on 4th October 2018, which also identified additional input and participation needed to take this work to the next phase, and experimentation to explain how the technology could work as a converged solution. This needed to be undertaken in step with business so that commercially viable opportunities can be explored and new business models created.
The purpose of the event was to:
- Highlight the key findings from the Study
- Demonstrate the potential new sources of value to industry
- Influence government thinking on its UK Digital strategy
- Define and gain public funding for experimentation
Key outputs included:
- Secure investments into Horizons 5G to create an influential business hub
- Identify a programme of activity to plan, fund and commence the next phase.
- Collaboratively, draft up pre-application strawman to fund experimentation
The aim of the event was to inform of the overall mission of a recently formed partnership called Horizons 5G. The event was to focus on the outcomes of a use case study performed by the University of Surrey on behalf of the Horizons 5G partnership.
13.00 - Chair Introductions: Dave Griffin, University of Surrey
13.30 - Opening Introduction: Dr. Mike Short, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of International Trade
13.35 - Setting the Context: Prof. William Webb, CEO of the Weightless SIG & Fellow of the IET
14.00 - Interactive Session 1 – Q&A
14.10 - Horizons 5G: Chris Ward, Head of Space R&D, Airbus Defence and Space
14.30 - Partnership: Dr. David Hutchinson, University of Portsmouth
14.35 - Report Briefing – Prof. Alan Brown and Roger Camrass, Visiting Professor, University of Surrey
15.00 - Use-case Panel – Selected verticals discussing the opportunity
15.30 - Interactive Session 2 – Extended Q&A
16.00 - UK and International Collaboration: Dr. Mike Short, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of International Trade
16.30 - Audience Advice: Dave Griffin, University of Surrey