When and where is it on?

Data Edge, the leading Irish Network and application performance management company, will host a free seminar on Wednesday, 30th May, in the Citywest Hotel in Saggart, Co. Dublin, to look at the future world of 5G connectivity.

How many years has it been going?

This is the first free seminar in Ireland of its kind, that will provide attendees with an overview of 5G and its potential.

What was the inspiration to start it?

5G is expected to launch globally in 2020 and will offer connection speeds of up to 1Tbps, approximately 65,000 times faster than current 4G connections. This increased speed will provide the infrastructure needed to carry huge amounts of data and subsequently power a significant rise in Internet of Things technologies. Data Edge were inspired to host the seminar by the huge potential of 5G.

What exciting things can people look forward to?

Data Edge’s seminar will provide attendees with an overview of the potential offered by 5G, as well as providing an overview of Voice and Data in the GSM, 3G and 4G eras. Industry experts will outline how the latest technologies will help to optimise network performance, and provide customers and partners with faster and improved connectivity that can enable a better overall experience.

What opportunities are on offer for those attending?

Speaking about the event and its value to attendees, Brian McBride, CEO, Data Edge said: “5G is set to revolutionise connectivity and drive industry digitisation, bringing about a range of new revenue opportunities for telecoms operators and their partners. This seminar will provide delegates with an overview of the technology and its potential, enabling them to get to grips with it early and to understand the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.”

Who will be speaking?

The event is being co-hosted by Spirent, a leading global provider of testing, assurance, analytics, and security solutions. Alan Way, senior manager, methodology and platform at Spirent, will address delegates about the innovative new applications that will become practical with 5G, such as virtual and augmented reality, driverless cars and real-time translation.
With more than 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry, Alan is an industry veteran with in-depth experience of deploying leading-edge network technologies. He is a regular speaker at Data Edge technology seminars and will use real-world examples to make his topic interesting and understandable for attendees. Alan’s colleague Ronald Mai, a senior systems engineer with Spirent, will also address attendees at the event and will discuss the direction that the telecommunications industry is taking.

What tips would you give to people attending to get the most out of it?

Attendees should prepare their most pressing questions on 5G and IoT as this is a fantastic opportunity to hear insightful and informed answers from deeply experienced personnel in the area.

How can people book tickets / when does it usually sell out?

For more information and to register for the event, visit: http://dataedge.ie/spirent-5g-and-iot-seminar/. Coffee and lunch will be provided on the day. Places are limited so early booking is strongly recommended.

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