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C-Tech Forum: 5G - Finding Opportunity in Disruption

C-Tech Forum: 5G - Finding Opportunity in Disruption

This exclusive invitation only event was tailored to the needs of C-level professionals and looked at how 5G will drive progress in the broadcasting, media and telecoms industries.

On Saturday, 16 September, the C-Tech Forum: 5G navigated a multitude of key questions that go beyond what 5G can do. With thought-provoking industry thinkers, leaders and a targeted audience of C-level professionals from across the telco, mobile and BME sectors, the programme will address how, when and what needs to be done to make 5G a success and how 5G will drive progress in the broadcasting industry.

5G presents existential business implications for the telco and tech companies rolling it out and for the broadcast market which will use 5G as far more than a transport layer. Alliances are announced weekly. Competing technologies are being developed and pushed out of the labs at an accelerating rate. Test projects will continue to scale.

The Broadcast Media and Entertainment (BME) sector scarcely has time to catch its breath yet there remain many questions as 5G success requires partnering across the telco stack, with tech leaders and with standards bodies. Like those that preceded it the 5G enabled Fourth Industrial Revolution will be built on disruptions and opportunities.

Key Takeaways for Delegates

  • What is 5G and when will it ‘finally’ arrive?
  • Will 5G change content production and delivery methods?
  • High demand of Video Services and how can 5G facilitate?
  • Disruption in the broadcasting value chain

Additional Benefits

IBC C-Tech Forum: 5G Programme

With a strategic agenda, thought-provoking speakers and unique insights, this programme brings you all the facts on developments and technology in 5G. The programme will focus on questions that go beyond what 5G can do and will provide visions into how and what and when this needs to be done to make 5G a success and progress in the broadcasting industry.

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What is 5G?

Pervasive ubiquitous superfast mobile networks. 10 Gigabit data download and streaming rates. Ultra HD content everywhere. VR and AR holographic bi-directional download and upload. Smart devices and smart TVs in smart homes and offices in constant connection with smart cities. 

Session Topics Included

  • Standards
  • Alliances
  • Competing technologies
  • Asymmetric technology developments
  • Infrastructure roll outs
  • Integration with legacy systems
  • Control
  • Security
  • Spectrum allocation
  • Spectrum auctions
  • Regulation

Speakers Included

2017 Innovation Partner 


2017 Media Partner

Mobile Europe
  • IBC is the only exhibition we attend. It’s very important for those in the broadcasting industry.
    Jochen Albrecht
    CTO - Albrecht Electronic
  • IBC represents an important annual industry dialogue where the worlds of technology and media intersect.
    Erik Huggers
    CEO, Vevo
  • IBC is the exhibition that gives us the most exposure in the broadcasting industry. The exhibition is a really special show and is close to everyone’s hearts. It gets better every year and has got a great vibe.
    Anoushka Farouk
    Marketing Manager - TSL
  • IBC is not about quantity it’s about quality. Conversations we have are enlightening in every sense. Everyone is here to do business.
    Robert Lisman
    Director of Marketing - Primestream
  • The greatest thing about IBC is that it provides the facilities to network with industry professionals whilst getting great knowledge on new technology.
    Gina Canzano
    Technical Support Engineer - BW Broadcast


IBC Technical Supporters

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