IEC expert Mike Wood will lead a distinguished panel discussion about the safety of 5G electromagnetic emissions and the impact that the technology will have on our daily lives and work. Join the live conversation on Facebook on Tuesday 17 November at 11:00 (CET) to post your questions.
5G will transform the way we live and work by connecting not only people but also physical objects and devices in the so-called Internet of Things. It will mean smarter motorways and smarter factories, as well as being able to control your car, home and pretty much everything else from a single device.
When fully deployed, the technology will virtually eliminate latency, which is the time that networks take to respond. This opens a wide range of new possibilities, for example in robotics, vehicle and automotive safety systems, and remote medical applications.
For now, 5G will work in-conjunction with 4G. It will use a combination of existing mobile base stations and new small cells on street poles, lampposts and buildings as the technology evolves and more people need connection.
Mike has been heavily involved in the roll-out of 5G in Australia, and also chairs IEC Technical Committee 106, which deals with safety testing standards for mobile devices, base stations and wireless communications systems.
The 5G session is one of a series of moderated networking events taking place during the 2020 IEC General Meeting. Other topics covered include artificial intelligence, cyber security, the UN Sustainable Development goals and the transition to a circular economy.
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