Ofcom CTO: Spectrum and security are biggest 5G challenges


Ofcom CTO Mansoor Hanif has said the two biggest barriers to 5G networks fulfilling their potential are the availability of spectrum and security.

The fist 5G networks are set to go live in the UK in 2019 or 2020, bringing gigabit speeds, greater capacity and, eventually, ultra-low latency.

While smartphone owners will benefit from enhanced mobile broadband services, these characteristics will power an array of new entertainment services, industrial applications and Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) broadband.