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5G IA is hosting the 7th Global 5G Event – ‘Creating the Smart Digital Future’ on 17-18 June in Valencia, Spain in co-operation with the leading 5G visionary organizations from Brazil, China, Japan, the Americas and the Republic of Korea.


Brussels, 30th April 2019 – 5G IA will host the 7th edition of the Global 5G Event – www.7thglobal5gevent.eu – on 17-18 June in Valencia (Spain). The Global 5G Event is a unique series of summits organised by the world’s leading 5G organisations committed to bringing 5G technology successfully to their country or region. It has been developed in the framework of a multilateral Memorandum of Understanding in the interest of building global consensus on 5G and achieving efficiencies in the roll-out.


The agenda features top class international presenters including business leaders, engineers, professors, technical experts and policymakers. The sessions will cover key aspects of 5G technology like global 5G spectrum harmonization and regulatory issues, 5G from the verticals perspective, 5G trials and pre-commercial launches, key challenges to 5G roll out across the globe, and some thoughts on developments beyond 5G. In addition, two technical sessions will focus on cross regional 5G project ambitions and real world 5G performance KPI measurement.


In addition to the conference presentations, the 7th Global 5G Event will also showcase state of the art 5G demonstrations by over 50 research and innovation projects.


Registration is now open and offers an early-bird discount if you register before the 6th May. The Global 5G Event is co-located with EuCNC 2019European Conference on Networks and Communications – at the Valencia Conference Centre, which has been awarded as the World’s Best Convention Center in 2018. The  Registration also offers a substantial discount if you register for both the Global 5G Event and  EuCNC 2019.


“I am excited to be hosting this truly global 5G event in Europe for the first time since 2016. We will have a truly international participation, made possible by our cooperation with our partner associations across the world. If you are searching for that one 5G event that will give you the complete 5G picture, this is it.”. Stated Dr. Colin Willcock, Chairman of the Board of the 5G IA.


“2019 is an important year for 5G in the Americas region as operators commercially deploy the next generation mobile wireless technology. The 7thGlobal 5G Event in Spain is an excellent opportunity for key stakeholders to share information to progress the overall industry.”  Stated Chris Pearson, President of 5G Americas.

“2019 is year of 5G commercialization. Together with the global industry, IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group will accelerate 5G industrial maturity, explore 5G applications integrated with vertical industries and promote 5G commercial success”. Stated Zhiqin Wang, Chairwoman of IMT-2020 (5G) PG.

The first 5G networks are already entering commercial operation. However, there is still a long journey for 5G to be completed, taking into account all the expected implementation scenarios. The 7th Global 5G Event is an excellent opportunity to discuss how the roadmap of this evolution should occur”. Stated Jose Marcos C. Brito, General Secretary of 5G Brasil.

“2019 got off to the strong start with high expectation of 5G world first commercialization. Now, it leads to 5G+. The 7th G5GE in Spain will be a great place for you to join and share the ideas of how to ramp up 5G connectivities over the wide-ranging industries”. Stated DongKu Kim, Chairman of Executive Committee, 5G Forum.

“In Japan, 5G system demonstrations will be held at the Rugby World Cup 2019, which will be started in September 2019, and the 5G commercial launch will be much closer to users. So, the Global 5G Event in Spain will be an good opportunity for all stakeholders to share information and views on practical 5G services and applications.” Stated Dr. Kohei Satoh, Secretary General of 5GMF.


About the 5G IA

The 5G Public Private Partnership (5G PPP) is the 5G collaborative research program that is organized as part of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program – The European Union Program for Research and Innovation. It is aimed at fostering industry-driven research, monitored by business-related, technological performance and societal KPIs. The 5G PPP will deliver solutions, architectures, technologies and standards for ubiquitous next-generation communication infrastructure over the coming decade.

In the 5G PPP, the 5G Infrastructure Association (5G IA) represents the private side and the European Commission the public side. The 5G IA is committed to the advancement of 5G in Europe and to building global consensus on 5G. To this aim, the Association brings together a global industry community of telecoms & digital actors, such as operators, manufacturers, research institutes, universities, verticals and SMEs. The 5G IA carries out a wide range of activities in strategic areas including standardization, frequency spectrum, R&D projects, technology skills, collaboration with key vertical industry sectors, notably for the development of trials, and international cooperation. Learn more about 5G Infrastructure Association at www.5g-ppp.eu.

Twitter: @5GPPP

About 5G Americas

5G Americas is an industry trade organization composed of leading telecommunications service providers and manufacturers. The organization’s mission is to advocate for and foster the advancement and full capabilities of LTE wireless technologies and their evolution to 5G, throughout the ecosystem’s networks, services, applications and wirelessly connected devices in the Americas. 5G Americas is invested in developing a connected wireless community while leading 5G development for all the Americas. 5G Americas is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. More information is available at www.5gamericas.org or Twitter @5GAmericas.

About the 5G Forum:

Korean government founded the private and public 5G Forum on May 2013, which makes up with public and private sectors including mobile telecommunication carriers, manufacturers and academic professionals. The goal of the 5G Forum is to support and propose 5G convergence strategies to assist the Ministry, support 5G vertical trials and their coordination, promoting 5G ecosystem, and tracking technology & standardization. By 2020, South Korean government intends to commercially deploy the world first 5G mobile telecommunication technology. Mr. SeongMok Oh, the president of KT, is the incumbent chairperson of the 5G Forum with co- chairs of SK Telecom, LGU+, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Samsung Electronics, LG electronics, Ericsson-LG, TTA(Telecommunication Technology Association), KMW, Innowireless, GigaKorea Foundation. More information is available at https://www.5gforum.org/eng

About the IMT-2020 (5G) PG

The IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group was established in February 2013, with the support of three ministries of China (the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the National Development and Reform Commission, and the Ministry of Science and Technology), based on the original IMT-Advanced Promotion Group. It is the major platform to promote the research and development of 5G in China. Its members include the leading operators, vendors, universities, and research institutes in the field of mobile communications. More information is available at http://www.imt-2020.cn/en

About the 5GMF

The Fifth Generation Mobile Communications Promotion Forum (5GMF) was founded on September 30 2014. 5GMF has been conducting research & development concerning 5G (The fifth Generation Mobile Communications Systems): including the standardization thereof, along with liaison & coordination with related organizations, the collection of information, and the dissemination & enlightenment activities. Towards 5G realization by 2020, these activities will contribute to the sound development of the 5G Eco-society. More information is available at http://5gmf.jp/en/

About 5G Brasil

The main objective of the 5G Brasil project is to foster the development of the 5G ecosystem in Brazil and contribute to the global definition of this technology. The 5G Brasil Project has 22 associates (including operators, manufacturers, research institutes, universities, and companies associations) involving more than 120 professionals. The activities of 5G Brasil are performed by a Steering Committee and by five thematic commissions: Research and Use Cases, Pre-Standards, Backhaul Infrastructure, Future Frequencies Bands, Verticals Regulatory Actions and Market Actions. The 5G Brasil Project advocates the inclusion of a fourth scenario for 5G networks: 5G for remote areas.

Contact Information:

Alessandro Bedeschi


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Jaewon HEO

5G Forum

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José Marcos C. Brito

5G Brasil

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Ying ZHU

IMT-2020 (5G) PG

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Vicki Livingston

5G Americas
Cell: +1 414 688 9000

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Yoshinori Ohmura

Phone: +81-3-5510-8594

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