Mobile 5G is the next generation mobile standard following in the footsteps of 4G technology, which was launched across the globe about 10 years ago.  Early 5G deployments have begun in the USA and parts of Asia and Europe.  Canadian deployments are starting in 2020/2021.

According to the Accenture Strategy 2018 report commissioned by the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association, 5G technology is expected to add ~ $40 billion in annual GDP and 250,000 permanent new jobs to Canadian economy by 2026.

This practical workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of 5G market dynamics and insights into emerging short- and longterm commercial opportunities, key industry players, technologies, benefits and challenges. 

Topics Covered

  • What’s up with 5G?
  • Mobile Evolution and Roadmap
  • 5G Fundamentals and Building Blocks
  • 5G Industry and Ecosystem Challenges
  • Target 5G Use Cases and Benefits
  • North American Commercial Status - USA and CANADA
  • How can businesses best prepare for this 5G tsunami

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this workshop, you should be able to:

  • Explain the global 5G ecosystem – equipment suppliers, SW players, impacted verticals and related geopolitics
  • Describe key 5G technologies and architectures
  • Distinguish between shorter and longer term use cases and related benefits and challenges
  • Appreciate the North American commercial status of 5G technology

Who Should Attend?

  • Business and technology leaders focused on emerging technologies and innovation
  • Managers, SMEs, and business professionals from various industries including communications, media, technology/SW platforms, government, banking/finance, transportation, aviation, retail, supply chain, healthcare, agriculture, energy, manufacturing, defense, and CPG
  • Investors and entrepreneurs who need to better understand 5G high value opportunities

Section(s) offered

Section Title
Mobile 5G: Emerging Opportunities and Challenges
Language of Delivery
Remote Workshop
M, T
1:00PM to 4:00PM
Oct 05, 2020 to Oct 06, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Format(s)
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $495.00
Drop Request Deadline
Oct 05, 2020
Transfer Request Deadline
Oct 05, 2020
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Oct 05, 2020
Section Notes


John Nikolopoulos

Cancellation Policy

All cancellation & substitution requests must be made in writing to pd.conted@mcgill.ca.

  • Receive a full refund if your cancellation request is received up to 14 days prior to the start date of the workshop.
  • Receive a refund minus $100 cancellation fee if your cancellation request is received up to 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop.
  • No Refunds are issued if your cancellation request is received within 7 days of the start date of the workshop, however suitable participation substitution will be permitted.

Please note that if no notice is given prior to the start of the event(s) and you fail to attend, you will be liable for the full course fee.

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