Dr. Athul Prasad from Nokia Bell Labs (technical manager of 5G-Xcast project) presented a lecture entitled “5G – A Key Enabler for New Verticals and Markets,” at the Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference as part of the 2018 NAB Show. The talk provided an overview and current status of 5G in terms of key features, standards evolution and potential deployments. The talk also focused on the disruptive technology components of 5G that enable deployments in new verticals – such as transport, mining, energy, etc., as well as finding new markets for wireless networks. The talk also provided an overview of multicast / broadcast technologies for 5G based on the work done in 5G-Xcast project, as a key enabler for supporting diverse set of verticals (including media and entertainment, public safety, internet-of-things), and markets.