CANCELED: 5G and the Future of Higher Education

Thursday, October 19 | 12:35PM–1:10PM ET
Session Type: Lightning Talk
Delivery Format: Lightning Talk
5G is the fifth-generation technology standard for broadband cellular networks. Worldwide deployment began in 2019. 5G networks are anticipated to be able to deliver download speeds up to 10 Gbit/s and latency as low as 10 milliseconds. Due to the increased bandwidth, it is expected that 5G networks will increasingly be used as general internet service providers (ISPs). The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has identified three main application areas for the enhanced capabilities of 5G: (1) Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB); (2) Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC); and (3) Massive Machine-Type Communications (mMTC). Manufacturers are now putting cellular communications capabilities in network routers, laptop computers, augmented and virtual reality headsets, and home internet routers. 5G technology is projected to connect 50 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Most cars will have a 5G connection for multiple service offerings. 5G is already transforming agriculture, manufacturing, construction, automotive, public safety, medicine, entertainment, and numerous other industries. This session will provide insight into new and innovative ways 5G can be leveraged to enhance and support a college or university’s academic mission, support the research enterprise, and upgrade and transform infrastructure, operations, and campus safety.


  • Anne Clancy

    Higher Education Industry Sector Advisor, T-Mobile for Education
  • Michael Kubit

    Higher Education Industry Segment Advisor, T-Mobile for Education