Fira Congress Hotel, Paris Meeting Room
Carrer de José Agustín Goytisolo, 9, 08908
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
Although 5G is not expected to make its commercial debut until at least 2020, we are already starting to see a lot of noise in the marketplace about 5G trials and collaborations. Verizon, for example, teamed with partners Ericsson, Intel, Qualcomm, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco and others, to announce last September that it would start testing 5G in 2016. Japanese operator SoftBank said that it will conduct 5G field trials in Tokyo and Ericsson said it would work with Turkish operator Turkcell on 5G research and development. In addition, ZTE teamed with Korean operator KT to launch a 5G test bed in Seoul and SK Telecom, also a Korean operator, said it was collaborating with Intel on 5G chips and radio access technology.
These are just a few examples of the collaborations and trials that are feeding the 5G frenzy and signaling the importance that vendors and operators place on being considered an early leader and visionary in 5G technology. Although we may be years away from actual commercialization of 5G, there’s a lot at stake for wireless companies because 5G represents such a dramatic change, not only in technology but also in business models.
While 5G development may not seem that much different than earlier network advancements, such as the migration from 3G to 4G, many experts say 5G will be dramatically different because it will involve much more than just an airinterface upgrade. The vision of 5G includes network speeds that are blazingly fast at 20 Gbps or higher with a latency that is mere milliseconds. Not only will people be connected to each other but so will machines, automobiles, city infrastructure, public safety and more.
How will that vision be fulfilled? And what technologies and business models will evolve to make 5G a success?
This FierceWireless panel will explore the 5G vision and discuss how different countries and operators are racing to 5G leadership. We will also talk about disruptive new technologies that are emerging in new spectrum bands such as millimeter wave. What role might this play in 5G? And perhaps more importantly, we talk about the new use cases that are behind the 5G push.
12:30-13:00: Registration, networking, and a full lunch buffet
13:00-14:00: Panel Discussion and Q&A
This luncheon is part of our 3-event luncheon series. You may register for just this event, for two, or for all three.
Early Bird Rates - through Friday, January 29, 2016:
Regular Rates - January 29 through February 22
One event: $155
Two of the three events: $299
The complete 3-event series: $415
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