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This year, for all its challenges, has been a pivotal one for 5G as more and more mobile networks around Europe switch on and expand their 5G networks. 

The past few years have seen extensive strides in developing these networks. Consumers and businesses are starting to feel the benefits of this next generation of mobile connectivity that has held much promise for years. 

As the world stares down a difficult number of years ahead emerging from the pandemic and the economic downturn that comes with that, high-speed communication will be more important than ever. 

5G Techritory is taking place in Riga on November 11-12. The event has been a meeting place for decision makers in the telecoms industry and this third edition of the event, which is a hybrid physical and virtual event, greatly expands its reach beyond the Baltic Sea region. 

It bears the tagline “A year of 5G: Learning from experience, adjusting for the future”. It will bring together technologists and policymakers for discussion and debate around the future of 5G and the direction the next generation of mobile networks will take.

5G is global but as each country develops their own networks and infrastructure, questions abound on cross-border use of the technology that can facilitate commerce and communications.

5G Techritory’s assembly of mobile operators and vendors like Nokia and Huawei, chipmakers like Qualcomm and policymakers from around Europe will be speaking on hot-button matters like financing, industrial use cases and addressing misinformation. 

Some of the speakers scheduled to attend, either physically or virtually, include Dean Bubley, director of Disruptive Analysis, Andreas Muller, head of communication and network technology at Bosch, and Sebastian Barros, head of regional sales for telco at Google Cloud.

The event is guided by seven key questions that will form the basis of discussion across the two days:

  • 5G is expensive – who will pay for it? 
  • 5G is promising tremendous new market value – where is it? 
  • 5G brings new value to the citizen – how do we maximise it?
  • 5G links various industries – how can we have end-to-end standards and services? 
  • 5G creates fragmented responsibility – who owns the liability?
  • 5G needs ecosystems – who can create them and boost demand?
  • 5G is targeted by conspiracies – how to overcome technophobia?

5G Techritory is a hybrid event that will take place both virtually and with a selection of attendees physically present in Riga. 

2020 has seen the conference and tech event circuit completely upended with events either called off or shifting entirely online. 

5G Techritory is trying to find the right balance for events moving forward in Riga, which has seen relatively fewer restrictions compared to other European capitals. Meet Riga, an initiative of Riga’s tourism board, is supporting event organisers by highlighting the Latvian capital as a location for hosting hybrid events for those that are able to travel and will support organisers by connecting them with local suppliers. 

For those that attend virtually, 5G Techritory is working with Mitto.me to develop a custom platform for attendees to wander around a digital conference, visit the various stages and network virtually with other attendees. 

5G Techritory is an invite-only event, register to attend here