Palo Alto, Santa Clara, CA – 23 February 2015 – With 5G expected to reach consumers by 2020, the creators of the LTE World Series and 5G World Series have launched 5G Forum USA (14-15 April) to bring together C-level executives to examine the need for 5G, address what the network will look like, and explore how Mobile Network Operators will make the transition. As operators race to develop 5G network technology, there is still much debate and uncertainty over what this revolutionary technology is – the conference will examine this along with the opportunities for new business models and services which 5G will enable.
5G Forum USA is endorsed by the by 4G Americas, 5GPPP, 3GPP, NGNM, 5G Forum Korea & 5G World Alliance, and as a single track conference, will allow focussed discussions among top tier carriers, academics and research associations from across the world, towards shaping the future of 5G.
The conference opening day will address the requirements for 5G, along with the technology and spectrum challenges the industry faces, kicking off with a market update from Chris Pearson, President of 4G Americas. This will be followed with the opening keynote panel which looks at defining 5G with Dr. Ron Marquardt, Vice President of Technology Innovation & Architecture, Sprint, USA; Hugh Bradlow, CTO, Telstra, Australia; and Jin-Hyo Park, Senior Vice President of Network R&D Center, SK Telecom, South Korea, who will explore 5G’s requirements with practical simulations and the challenges it brings.
The programme agenda boasts a stellar line-up of CxO and VP-level visionary speakers, who will join the conference to talk openly about 5G, explore what truly defines the revolutionary technology, and what the future holds. This includes Pari Bajpay, Vice President of Services Design and Development, AT&T, USA; Mark McDiarmid, Vice President, Radio Network Engineering and Development, T-Mobile USA; Fujio Watanabe, Director, Mobile Network Technology Group, DOCOMO Innovations, USA; Dr.Bernard Barnani, Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission, DG Connect and Dr. LEE. Hyeon Woo,Chair, Global Alliance- Subcommittee of 5G Forum, Korea, who will invite delegates to join discussions.
5G Forum USA will place a heavy focus on enterprise for 5G, beginning with a 5G Forum workshop, allowing delegates to learn first-hand from major enterprises, including Google, Toyota, Ford Motors and Orange Healthcare.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear directly from operators Tele2, Telenor Denmark and SK Telecom as they impart their knowledge and experiences of 5G technology. Alongside the event’s strong speaker line-up, 5G Forum USA will provide additional opportunities to delegates, including executive speed networking sessions and roundtables, which are a great opportunity for visitors looking for exclusive face time with the world’s thought leaders.
5G Forum USA will take place at the Crown Plaza, Palo Alto, on 14-15 April 2015. To plan your visit, to view the full event programme and speaker list, or to register for the event, please go to http://5gforumusa.com/. Alternatively, keep up to date with the event on Twitter using #5GforumUSA. For media information please contact Dana Hare at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sian Borrill at email@example.com, or call +44 1636 812152.
About 5G Forum USA
The LTE World Series is delighted to launch our first solo 5G Forum USA, taking place 14-15th April 2015 in Palo Alto, which will bring together senior executives & key decision makers from the full 5G ecosystem to discuss the future of the 5G network. This dedicated event will provide the perfect platform to examine the need for 5G, address what the network will look like, and how Mno’s will transition to 5G, whilst also examining what opportunities for new business models and services will be enabled once a fully 5G mobile network is available. For further information please go to http://5gforumusa.com/.
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