Our expert Prof. Mischa Dohler has been interviewed with DigiAnalysys India last week about his envisions of the ongoing 5G technology deployments. Prof. Dohler envisioned that 5G is going to be a truly heterogeneous system, where the complex system blocks may break to little pieces of collaborative technologies. This way opened the doors in front of the small telco startups to be part of the 5G system development.

Prof. Dohler wishes that 5G makes the whole telco system breaks apart a little bit. A small startup usually can’t invest in the telco industry because it is such a very bulky system. The telecom industry wasn’t evolving as expected because everybody innovates on his own space. But, telcos are doing this now as one example of the software-defined networks (SDN), where software and hardware are decoupled.

‘’The only fully functioning and end-to-end 5G system in Europe that I truly have seen was from Ericsson, with some degree from Nokia. We realize that 5G will not be only as such radio technology but it should be a very heterogeneous system. The question is how to control such complexity. We, at the King’s College in London, have built an artificial intelligence orchestrator, we call it as real-time SDN slicing architecture to have a 5G system which works with the 4G, 3G, 2G, WIFI, satellite, Laura, Sigfox, etc. ‘’, he said.

Prof. Dohler classified the 5G use cases from both the consumer and industry perspective. Having the 5G will be great news for consumers because they can have immersive experience on the network such as high definition gaming, virtual reality, and many more applications. But, 5G is interesting because industry would use it as well. Prof. Dohler was the only one in the mobile congress panel 2013 in Barcelona who believed that 5G shouldn’t be only about consumers but the industry as well. Why is that? because for example communications delays have been reduced to industry standards, e.g., from 10 ms to 1 ms. This means tens of Gigabits per second with very reliable and low latency type of communications.

Prof. Dohler concluded his envisions by a comparison of the 5G business models worldwide. ‘’As you can see, South Korea and Japan follow the business model of the vendor-operator. Thus, you can see collaboration with DoCoMo and Huawei or Ericsson. Now what is the world first 5G model in UK?, in a few month, we are going to have a system which works across all these vendors and operators. We will be the first ones to establish an end to end 5G call or video call through different vendor equipment’s‘’, he said.

Full Interview with Prof. Mischa Dohler:


Prof. Mischa Dohler is the author of our flagship course – Internet of Things in 5G!

Prof. Mischa Dohler is a full Professor in Wireless Communications at King’s College London. He is the Director of the Centre for Telecommunications Research, co-founder of the pioneering smart city company Worldsensing, Fellow of the IEEE and the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), and a Distinguished Member of Harvard Square Leaders Excellence.