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6th Global 5G Event

5G Technology Changing Paradigms of a New Society

5G Brasil hosted the 6th Global 5G Event – 5G Technology Changing Paradigms of a New Society – with other leading 5G organizations from China (IMT 2020 (5G) PG), European Union (5G-IA 5G-PPP), Japan (5GMF), Republic of Korea (5G Forum) and North, Central and South America (5G Americas) on November 28-30, 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Rio de Janeiro, RJ – 01 December 2018 – 5G Brasil hosted five leading global organizations, committed to bringing 5G technology successfully to their country or region, by offering collaboration and cooperation in a public symposium. The Global 5G Event is an event where the world’s leading 5G organizations discussed the latest research and development achievements and views on 5G. 

After three fruitful days, nine panels, two keynotes speeches and one 5G demo, the 6th Global 5G event came to an end. For the first time, the Global 5G Event was held in Latin America, bringing together the world’s best experts in mobile communications networks, including business leaders, researchers, engineers, professors, technical experts and policymakers. Several aspects of 5G networks were addressed, including: government policies, challenges, opportunities, spectrum harmonization, regulatory issues, standardization process, research and technological trends, infrastructure, trials, pre-commercial launches, and 5G vertical markets and use cases.

The presentations involved about 50 experts representing mobile operators, manufacturers, research centers, universities, regulatory agencies and government officials. The presentations are available on the web site of the event:

Jose Marcos C. Brito, General Secretary of 5G Brasil, said, “The 5G networks are becoming reality. The 6th Global 5G Event gave us a great opportunity to discuss the key breakthroughs in 5G, to know the planning of deployment of these networks and also to discuss the evolution paths for the scenarios not yet considered in the standardization process.”

Chris Pearson, President of 5G Americas stated, “The 6th Global 5G Event held in Brazil highlighted the tremendous progress, market opportunities and challenges ahead for 5G. The mobile wireless industry is at the early stages of enabling significant innovation in connectivity and must continue to focus on harmonized spectrum allocations and network densification to reach 5G’s full potential.”

Dr. Colin Willcock, Chairman of the 5G IA Board commented: “An excellent event to understand the global picture of 5G today and more specifically the unique environment and requirements of the Brazilian market.”

DongKu Kim, Chair of Executive Committee, 5G Forum said: “The 6th Global 5G Event in Brazil made it a point to say that commercialization is ready and 5G enabled vertical transformation is beginning. Such a large number of use cases in each countries’ 5G trials also addressed verticals big bang driven by 5G and forecasted the resulting social changes in the near future. Finally, a unique environment of the remote area use case in South America including Brazil was brought up for the continuous study.”     

Kohei Satoh, Secretary General of 5GMF stated: “More specific topics such as 5G application to remote areas and the study of terrestrial-satellite interoperability for 5G were discussed in the 6th Global 5G Event.  5G commercial services in 2020 is reality.”

Ms. Zhiqin Wang, Chairperson of IMT-2020 (5G) PG stated: “The 6th global 5G event in Brazil is very impressive. With 5G coming, the topics for this event, such as government policies and the ecosystem, are the key to leading 5G more successfully. As an important global cooperation platform, the 5G global event will take a more and more important role in aligning government and industry, realizing standards and spectrum harmonization and exploring 5G vertical industry applications.”

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About 5G Americas: The Voice of 5G and LTE for the 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 or Twitter @5GAmericas.

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 dissemination & educational activities. Towards 5G realization by 2020, these activities will contribute to the sound development of the 5G Eco-society. More information is available at

About the 5G Forum:

The South Korean government founded the private and public 5G Forum on May 2013, comprised of 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, promote the 5G ecosystem, and track technology & standardization. By 2020, the South Korean government intends to commercially deploy the world’s 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

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

About the 5G Public-Private Partnership (5G PPP) and the 5G Infrastructure Association (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 and digital actors, such as operators, manufacturers, research institutes, universities, verticals and small and medium-size enterprises (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. More information is available at Twitter: @5GPPP

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:

Vicki Livingston

5G Americas

Cell: +1 414 688 9000

Yoshinori Ohmura


Phone: +81-3-5510-8594

Jaewon HEO

5G Forum

Alessandro Bedeschi

5G Infrastructure Association

José Marcos C. Brito

5G Brasil

Ying ZHU

IMT-2020 (5G) PG

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