- Opening DAY 1
15:00 – 16:00
5G: Geopolitics of the Network
There are significant security and economic issues at stake in relation to the 5G network. The Chinese firm Huawei, a key player in the network’s development, will be a means for Beijing to increase its strategic power. The debate surrounding 5G’s rollout, and Huawei’s role in it, will intensify as state and non-state actors consider how states ought to behave.
“Telecommunications was used by many powers as an asset and it will continue to be used in this way.” – Timo Koster
“In the wifi world you could connects to hundreds of sensors, in wifi world to thousands, in 5G to millions of them.” – Margaret Peterlin
- End of DAY 2