Authors: Jindrich Cyrus and Pavel Pelech (Technical University in Liberec)
On Monday, October 30th, we held a special seminar for students of the Faculty of Economics. The topic was 5G – Key Aspects and the Future. The speaker was Dr. Jindřich Cýrus, head of Software Architecture and Development Department at the Centre for Nanomaterials, Advanced Technologies and Innovations at the Technical University of Liberec.
More than 60 students attended the seminar which gave them not only a brief overview of the development of mobile networks (from 1G to 5G and beyond), explained the basic technical background of the 5G infrastructure, introduced them to the 5G Alliance and the Skills2Scale project, but – as they were students of the Faculty of Economics – also showed them the need to develop new applications, to think about automation and optimisation of processes and theimpact of costs. Obviously, the economic part of the seminar led to a very fruitful discussion between the students and Dr. Cýrus.
Finally, students were able to experience the latest example of augmented reality thanks to Microsoft Hololens – the same ones used by the ANTE-TUL teams for their automated guided vehicle, as we reported in our another article.
Many exciting questions were raised at the end of the seminar – some of themrelated the health issues that are (according to some of the students) associoated with the new 5G networks, but mainly thestudents see many great opportunities in both the business and non-profit sectors where the super-fast and low-latency communication is crucial and their questions were related to the future of 5G.