5G software, the fifth generation of wireless network technology supporting data networks, is expected to revolutionize digital communications and accelerate the advent of the Internet of Things. Delivering increased bandwidth, network coverage and faster
speed, 5G will likely touch the meetings industry at several angles, including providing a greater propensity for live streaming, stronger event security, advancing the capabilities of planning tech and by offering unique experiences for attendees.
In fact, Ericsson’s June 2019 Mobility
Research Report suggests 5G subscriptions will reach 1.9 billion by 2024, with coverage spanning 65 percent of the world's population. Statistics also predict fully capable
5G networks will be up and running before the end of this year.
5G and the Process of Evolution
With great power comes great responsibility. Yes, 5G has the potential to transform events into multi-dimensional form factors that open the door to new experiences, revenue streams and capabilities for all stakeholders. But before planners, suppliers,
venues and event marketers contemplate the possibilities, they also need to take consider the deployment timeline and upgrade prerequisites.
Northstar Meeting’s Group’s exclusive white paper explains the attributes, use cases and obstacles that characterize 5G and the events industry today and in the near future. Take a deeper dive on:
- How 5G works
- What’s possible with a better pipe
- Hype vs. reality
- 5G benefits by events industry groups
- The real value of 5G in events
Download our whitepaper to prepare yourself for the strategy discussions and implications of 5G networks.