What could 5G mean for content makers?

What is 5G exactly and what impact is it likely to have?

5G promises to deliver super-fast connectivity speeds. But what will this mean for those making productions? 

Ian Wagdin, BBC senior technology transfer and partnerships manager, shared his thoughts at Digital Cities Bristol 2018's BBC EDGE: Future of Production session. 

"We'll see wi-fi and data networks becoming the same. No more hunting around for the best wi-fi." – Ian Wagdin

In this video Ian explains: 

  • when 5G will start to be used
  • how 5G will improve connectivity
  • how it will change the jobs of producers and journalists
  • the hyper-local distribution networks needed to keep standards consistent.

 

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