5G’s tremendous promise for the video surveillance industry Axis dives into the discussion at Expo 2020

On 22 February 2022, Axis Communications – a global pioneer in network video and IoT solutions – hosted a high-impact technology conference at Dubai’s Expo 2020. In a series of six insightful conferences, the fifth event highlighted the rapid development of 5G, the significant opportunities this transformative technology presents, and how Axis is leading the charge in the video surveillance industry by piloting 5G-powered solutions together with industry leaders, partners and end customers. 

A panel of experts from Axis and its partners, Singtel, Boldly (Softbank), Ericsson, and Nokia, unpacked the immense opportunities 5G adoption offers enterprises across sectors and governments. For one, this latest generation of wireless technologies empower business leaders and government officials to build safer and smarter organisations and cities through enhanced network capabilities, more robust security, and lower latency.

“By 2025, 5G networks are likely to cover one-third of the world’s population. While 3G and 4G LTE have primarily served the private subscriber, 5G will enable decision-makers and leaders to connect IoT devices at greater scale and improve decision-making with real-time data aggregation and analysis,” explained Ettiene van der Watt, Regional Director – Middle East & Africa at Axis.

As with Axis’s other technology conferences, van der Watt welcomed guests, with the company’s Director of Business Development (APAC), Marie Helene Mansard, introducing the day’s agenda. Mansard presented the power of 5G to enhance safety and security in smart buildings, smart cities,  and urban mobility to manufacturing and the impact of 5G on personal and professional lives.

During the conference, Axis’s partners were invited to share their unique use cases for 5G. These success stories included Ericsson and Singtel’s multi-edge computing network, and SoftBank’s self-driving bus. Vishnu Bhan, Senior Director at Singtel, touched on 5G’s one-of-a-kind advantages beyond unprecedented bandwidth speeds, and Ammar Sabbagh, Global Industry and Partnership Manager at Ericsson, spoke to 5G’s far-reaching impact on critical infrastructure, including the oil and gas industry.

“By collaborating with ICT companies and having a dialogue with our partners and customers, we’re exploring many different areas to see how 5G can complement our network video solutions. Our open architecture approach to technology development is helping with this journey, enabling easier integration into new and existing systems as 5G adoption rises,” added van der Watt.

In case you missed it, the ‘Share in the discovery of 5G’ conference is now available online for on-demand viewing here. You can also learn more about Axis’s participation in Expo 2020 here, or register for the final ‘Share in the discovery of cybersecurity as a cornerstone of trust’ conference on 24 March here.

About Axis Communications 

Axis enables a smarter and safer world by creating network solutions that provide insights for improving security and new ways of doing business. As the industry leader in network video, Axis offers products and services for video surveillance and analytics, access control, intercom and audio systems. Axis has more than 38​00 dedicated employees in over 50 countries and collaborates with partners worldwide to deliver customer solutions. Axis was founded in 1984 and has its headquarters in Lund, Sweden. For more information about Axis, please visit our website: www.axis.com

Join Axis Communications at the World Expo 2020  

As the industry leader in network solutions that enable a smarter and safer world, Axis is proud to be part of the World Expo 2020 in Dubai from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022. To honour its Swedish heritage and ongoing commitment to sustainability, Axis will be representing Sweden as an official partner of the Sweden Pavilion at the World Expo’s Sustainability District. As governments and citizens across the world shift their focus to sustainability and safety, Axis will be showcasing its intelligent security solutions for smart cities.  

By merging technology and data, Axis’s solutions for the future empower city authorities to better understand and manage key areas of urban life, including the environment, mobility, and public safety, ultimately creating better cities to live in. Axis will also be hosting high-impact events during the expo, touching on topics such as dependable technology for a changing world and the power of partnership. Interact with the Axis team, explore innovation, and create opportunities at the World Expo 2020: https://www.expo2020.axis.com/