Two days to offer a 360-degree overview of 5G and beyond: also RESTART at the sixth edition of 5G&Co.

/ April 18, 2024/ Events, News

The two days of meetings dedicated to 5G&Co – Everything is connected have concluded: the conference – organized by CNIT and now in its sixth year – took place in Rome at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni and featured the RESTART research and development program.

Among the topics covered were the many applications of 5G in major areas of national interest such as healthcare, sustainability, cultural events and initiatives, mobility and research. There was also no shortage of insights into the role of Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things in supporting the implementation of 5G and telecommunications, toward an Italy and Europe of the future.

A valuable opportunity for discussion with institutions and experts in the field, that of the plenary conference “5G&Co.”, with speeches also by Nicola Blefari Melazzi, RESTART Foundation President, and Antonio Capone, RESTART Foundation Vice President and Scientific Coordinator of the Program.

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Nicola Blefari Melazzi, RESTART Foundation President










During the first day of the plenary conference, took place the “Challenge Panel: The Gap between network and verticals and the technical and economics developments in the Telco Sector: analysis and solutions of the RESTART’s programme for operators, tower companies, vendors, system-integrators and hyperscalers” presented by Il Sole 24 Ore Journalist Andrea Biondi, with the participation of Nicola Blefari Melazzi, Antonio Capone and Marta Valsecchi, Operations Director of the Digital Innovation Observatories at the School of Management of the Politecnico di Milano.

The initial day of meetings was also an opportunity to present the first RESTART white paper on the future of telecommunications.

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Antonio Capone, RESTART Foundation Vicepresident and scientific coordinator of the Program











New to the sixth edition of the event was the parallel event “5G&Beyond”, co-organized by RESTART. Starting with RESTART’s Grand Challenges and introducing a new approach to that of traditional scientific conferences, an expert in the field was invited to introduce the topic of the session, offering and stimulating a moment of debate and discussion among PhD students, young researchers and participants present in the room.

Closing the meeting program was Professor Ilenia Tinnirello, who provided an account of the activities of 5G&Beyond, with the talk entitled “Conclusion: Grand Challenges of the RESTART’s programme“.

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Ilenia Tinnirello, CNIT/Università degli Studi di Palermo

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