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Dialogue Series Speakers from IMDA and Nokia Discussed the Future of Connectivity and 5G

May 27, 2017

On May 24, SF100SG and the Embassy of Finland brought together Finland and Singapore in another session of this year’s Dialogues Series, ‘Facing common challenges’, with the theme: ‘Disruptions and Transformations brought by 5G’.

 

As part of CommunicAsia, a dialogue between Nokia, the Finnish leader in telecommunication technologies and IMDA, Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority was held at Marina Bay Sands. The Dialogue Series brings together experts and leaders to share their thoughts and ideas about the future about various topics. This time around, a discussion about new wireless communication speeds based on 5G technologies and standards took place. This new technology will be in wider use in the next five to eight years and this will enable new level of smart logistics, virtual reality on the move and many other use cases that are not yet possible without a fixed internet connection providing enough speed.

 

Finnish Ambassador Paula Parviainen opened the event and Innovation and Trade Counsellor from the Finnish Embassy Riku Mäkelä moderated the dialogue discussion between Mr. Carsten Clemens, Regional Head of Mobile Networks Innovations and Vision from Nokia and Ms Aileen Chia, Assistant Chief Executive of IMDA. Mr Carsten explained what 5G is and what are the potential opportunities for its users, while Ms Chia reminded everyone that 5G and mobile communications is only part of the complex equation. 5G will open up new opportunities, and we will need international collaboration in different fields before we have the needed wireless spectrum and other specifics in place.

 

Please have a look on the summary of Nokia's presentation here.

 

Please watch the dialogue

Opening

Discussion

Questions and Answers.

 

 

Riku Mäkelä, Innovation and Trade Counsellor from the Embassy of Finland,  Mr. Carsten Clemens, Regional Head of Mobile Networks Innovations and Vision from Nokia and Ms Aileen Chia, Assistant Chief Executive of IMDA. Photo courtesy of Marica Salokangas.

 

 

Our wonderful supporters from Nokia. Photo courtesy of Marica Salokangas. 

 

 

 Networking after the dialogue. Photo courtesy of Marica Salokangas.

 

 

 Networking and enjoying some snacks. Photo courtesy of Marica Salokangas.

 

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