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New generations of cellular networks have been rolling out every decade in Canada since the 1980s, but the level of discourse leading up to the introduction of the fifth generation (or 5G) of Canada’s telecommunications networks has been unique in its level of interest to businesses and individual citizens. The response from industry associations, governments at all levels, and security experts alike has also been different from the past, in that many are now viewing 5G as a potential game-changer for how Canadians will live and work in the future.
On June 28, The Globe and Mail’s Telecom Reporter Alexandra Posadzki hosted the 5G Future: How will new networks change the way we live? webcast, and welcomed a panel of experts to discuss 5G’s impact on the Canadian economy and society as a whole. Joining the webcast as speakers were Western University professor and 5G industry Expert-in-Residence Anwar Haque; Gwen Beauchemin, a security expert, CEO of Tillet Consulting, and the former director of the Canadian government’s Cyber Incident Response Centre in Ottawa; Jason Elliott, Head of Cross-Portfolio Solutions, Partners and Ecosystem Marketing at Nokia; and Bell Canada’s Senior Vice-President of Product, Marketing and Professional Services, Jeremy Wubs. The full video playback of the panel’s conversation is available to view below.
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