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Vodafone CTO wants a pragmatic approach to 5G

7th March 2017

Vodafone Group CTO Johan Wibergh summed up the prevailing mood to Mobile Europe at MWC: "I’m worried that people think [5G] is going to be gigabit speeds for everyone and solving all problems including world hunger."

Among the technologies that 5G is expected to enable are connected cars, virtual reality, augmented reality, smart cities, and many others.

"The worry when you talk about something new is that it’s easy to describe it in more positive words than maybe what the technology can live up to," Wibergh told Mobile Europe. "Sometimes when you talk about something it may not be possible to do it at the beginning."

Follow this link to read the full article on Mobile Europe.