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5G and Smart City Networks

The Network

Date & Time

Thursday, Sep 13

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM


Petree C


One of the key applications of 5G is smart city use cases and deployments. Following the successful roll out of municipal broadband in cities and towns such as Chattanooga, the question remains, should cities run their own broadband and wireless networks to run smart services? Smart cities can mean different things to different people. Whether they are concerned about safety, public transportation, open government or other applications, 5G and other networks will have to be malleable enough to provide platforms for these very varied applications. Who will own the backbone of smart city networks?