In this podcast, we are going to take another look at 5G. In our last episode, we discussed whether Telcos will be able to monetise their 5G investments. We were pretty harsh in our criticism of the 5G ecosystem, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t think 5G will be a game changer. Rather, I just think we need to reset our expectations of capabilities and benefits that 5G will bring to the market.
In this episode, we sat down with Danial Mausoof, Nokia’s Global Sales Head for Enterprise Services, to discuss what differentiates 5G from traditional networks – and and whether 5G will become the tech industry buzzword that FINALLY lives up to the HYPE.
01:30 Danial’s career journey with Motorola Solutions & Nokia
09:05 What differentiates 5G from the existing networks like 4G?
12:40 Today’s 5G networks deliver faster speeds, but there is still more spectrum to be allocated that will support future 5G services (e.g. mission-critical services). How do you see 5G deployments evolving?
17:00 Nokia recently released its “5G Readiness Report”, where it surveyed 1,628 global technology decision makers about “5G+ enabled digitalisation.” To start, what the hell is 5G+ enabled digitalisation?
19:50 In 2030, 5G+ spend in 2030 will reach $4.5 Trillion – but only $600 Billion (13%) will be for public connectivity. $2.2 Trillion (48%) will be on Edge Infrastructure / Cloud Platforms. How is this related to 5G?
22:10 $900 Billion (20%) of this spend will be on Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning – how is this related to 5G?
24:40 The final $800 Billion (18%) relates to the deployment of Private 5G networks. Why do we need Private 5G networks – and why are companies like John Deere and Bosch deploying them to support their manufacturing plants?
30:00 86% of decision makers already have some kind of a 5G strategy – what are the use cases that are driving the strategic focus on 5G?
33:00 72% of those surveyed say they plan to invest in 5G by 2025. What do these enterprises need to do to make sure they get a positive ROI on these investments – and what challenges will they need to overcome?
36:20 How will 5G impact Smart Cities?
39:00 Tough Question #1: What are the security implications for 5G?
43:20 Tough Question #2: Let’s say I am a tech decision maker managing the complexities created by the global pandemic – why should I give a damn about 5G?
45:20 Tough Question #3: 500,000 South Korean consumers have switched back to 4G from 5G – does that mean that we really don’t need 5G?
47:15 Tough Question #4: As an industry, we have failed to live up to the hype around the latest tech trends (e.g. 4G, IoT, or Smart Cities). Will we learn from our past mistakes – or will 5G follow a similar path?
49:15 What is something going on in the 5G ecosystem that we should be tracking? (spoiler alert: it is OpenRAN)
50:30 Tell me about a solution that 5G will enable that I – as a consumer – should be excited about.
52:00 When do we have to start worrying about 6G?
Find out how an open and pragmatic approach led the creation of a global LoRaWAN network that operates in 151 countries, has over 18,000 gateways and is supported by over 100,000 developers.
In today’s podcast, we are going to discuss one of the technologies that underpins the Internet of Things – Low Power Wide Area Network, or LPWANS for short. And more specifically, we are going to take a look at LoRa – one of the leading LPWAN technologies.
01:20 What is The Things Network?
05:25 What has led to your impressive growth – to the point where you are now in 151 countries, have a community of over 100,000 developers and have deployed 18,000 LoRaWAN gateways worldwide?
08:10 The Things Network has grown into a global LoRaWAN network – wouldn’t it have been easier to leverage existing mobile networks than trying to build your own?
11:00 What are some of the top LoRa use cases that are driving adoption?
16:40 How creating a collaborative LoRaWAN network led to the creation of The Things Conference – the world’s largest LPWAN conference.
20:00 What’s next? The Things ________?
25:00 IoT has not lived up to the hype. What has held the industry back from reaching its potential?
28:00 Narrowband IoT, or NB-IoT, has exploded in China, but had sluggish growth elsewhere. What has hindered it’s growth outside of China?
32:55 What’s the best IoT solution you have ever seen?
34:00 Final question – about What is FEBO – and do you still eat there?
Find out more
Connect with Wienke: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wienke/
The Things Network: www.thethingsnetwork.org
The Things Industries: https://www.thethingsindustries.com
The Things Conference: https://www.thethingsnetwork.org/conference/
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv85CXnZUXEKnlZpQapTAwQ
IoT advisor Charles Reed Anderson compares the state of IoT in Asia to other geographies and explains four big trends that will help Asia Pacific become the world’s most significant IoT market.
Want to know the latest on IoT in Asia? Here you go!
I was recently the conference chair and delivered the opening keynote at the inaugural Internet of Things World Asia event in Singapore (Oct 2017). My keynote content includes the latest global IoT survey results, updates on LPWAN deployments in Asia, and 3 IoT trends to watch.
For those who don’t have time to watch the whole video, here’s the timings for the content:
02:50 State of IoT in Asia
03:50 IoT Buzzwords go mainstream
05:12 Are IoT budgets increasing or decreasing?
05:40 The ecosystem, security and internal challenges companies face in deploying IoT solutions
07:05 Internal collaboration is on the rise
08:10 Intro to the IoT Ecosystem
08:37 IoT vendors: moving towards Solution Selling
09:38 IoT Brand Awareness: which vendors come top of mind
10:45 Which vendors are the “preferred partners” for IoT solution deployment
13:40 LPWANs is Asia (NB-IoT, Sigfox, LoRa)
15:10 The latest of LPWAN deployments in Asia
15:45 Customer concerns relating to LPWANs
16:50 IoT Watch List #1: Elderly Care in Asia
20:14 IoT Watch List #2: LoRa in India
22:15 IoT Watch List #3 The Rise of #PropTech