5G AMERICAS PRESENTS

ANALYST FORUM 2022

OCTOBER 19 – 20, 2022 | Irving, TX

Deadline to RSVP: July 8, 2022

Roundtable Topics

For our 2022 event, 5G Americas is returning to our standard in-person format of dozens of small face-to-face roundtables providing unparalleled access to our member companies' best and brightest subject matter experts.

The following list of roundtables and topics may be subject to change. All subject matter experts will be listed closer to the date of the event.

Latin America & the Caribbean​

Overview of CALA markets, spectrum, infrastructure needs & deployment. New tech.​

This roundtable is designed to provide a general overview of Latin American & Caribbean telecom markets.

Speakers: 

  • TBD

This roundtable will tackle key spectrum management issues in Latin America.

Speakers: 

  • TBD

This roundtable will provide an overview of the various Latin American regulatory frameworks for next-generation wireless cellular technologies.

Speakers: 

  • TBD

This roundtable will identify the infrastructure needs and wireless network deployment obstacles in Latin America.

Speakers: 

  • TBD

Spectrum

Spectrum pipeline. Emerging regulatory requirements. Models shared spectrum. Lessons from CBRS and more.

Evolving regulatory changes at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and National Telecommunications and Information Agency (NTIA) are re-shaping the future of spectrum of use in the United States. This roundtable will focus on: 

  • Emerging regulatory requirements
  • Cross-industry impacts
  • Incumbent impacts
  • Opportunities
  • Challenges
  • Ecosystem and Partners

 

Speakers: 

  • TBD

 

Spectrum access is critical to the functioning of modern wireless networks. This roundtable will focus on several key topics involving North America’s spectrum outlook as 5G and future wireless generations progress. Topics include:

  • Low, mid and high band spectrum
  • Current and future
  • CBRS lessons learned
  • IIC: Incumbent Informing Capability
  • Status of IIC from NTIA
  • Government portfolio of spectrum for sharing
  • Shared opportunities
  • New models of unlicensed, shared and licensed spectrum solutions

Speakers: 

  • TBD

Radio Access Networks

Opportunities, benefits, and challenges of different RAN architectures, including Open RAN.

Open radio access networks (RAN) continues to be an area of intense standardization and evolution for the wireless cellular industry. This roundtable will offer a compelling discussion around key facets of Open RAN elements, including:

  • Opportunities
  • Challenges
  • Supply chain issues
  • Learnings
  • Path forward

 

Speakers: 

  • TBD

 

Radio access networks are undergoing radical re-design in the 5G era. Numerous opportunities and challenges await network operators, equipment manufacturers, developers, and the broader partner ecosystem. How are 5G RAN architecture options re-shaping the network?  

  • New opportunities with RAN
  • Cloud and virtual RAN
  • 5G Transport to support Cloud RAN architectures
  • Sharing and neutral host architectures

 

Speakers: 

  • TBD

 

Fixed Wireless Access

Closing the digital divide. Architecture and applications. Consumer and business impacts.

While not a new concept, fixed wireless access (FWA) is seeing increased visibility in 2022 and beyond, with numerous ramifications for both consumer and business segments. What impacts will 5G FWA bring to the marketplace?

  • Consumer (home)
  • Rural and digital divide
  • Enterprise
  • Business (small, medium & large)
  • Spectrum

 

Speakers: 

  • TBD

 

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Enterprise & Private Networks​

Use cases. Carrier grade solutions. Network slicing. Ecosystems and partnerships. Legacy and technology integration.

There is significant interest from both network operators and equipment manufacturers when it comes to creating networks that could transform enterprises. What use cases will become the next growth driver for 5G, as video did for 4G LTE?

  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Other enterprise verticals
  • New enterprise business opportunities
  • Opportunities for network slicing
  • Optimizing standalone (SA) for the enterprise

 

Speakers: 

  • TBD

 

How will enterprises begin to implement 5G wireless networks? What decisions will enterprise IT consider when adopting new wireless technologies?

  • Carrier solutions
  • Understanding new models for IT
  • Using Wi-Fi and 5G for hybrid deployments
  • 5G applications for business and enterprise
  • Network slicing use cases and applications

 

Speakers: 

  • TBD

 

Enterprise and very large private networks will require numerous entities to interact and co-ordinate to deliver world-class solutions. What kinds of opportunities and challenges must the wireless sector engage with to ensure enterprise requirements are met?

  • Partnerships and integration
  • Integrated Software Vendors
  • System Integrators
  • Managed Service Providers
  • Value-Added Resellers
  • Developers
  • Vertical expertise
  • Roaming & identity architecture

 

Speakers: 

  • TBD

 

Legacy networks and IT systems in the enterprise pose considerable challenges for operators and vendors to serve the enterprise customer. What considerations must be addressed by wireless companies serving this market?

  • Integrating 5G into brownfield private networks
  • Evolution with 5G and Wi-Fi (802.11)
  • Hybrid issues and opportunities

 

Speakers: 

  • TBD

 

Security

Security opportunities and challenges. Zero trust. Secure supply chain. Trusted Entity security.

5G technologies offer numerous new capabilities and opportunities when it comes to securing the network. This roundtable is focused on addressing:

  • New security challenges
  • Cyber security resilience
  • Getting to Zero Trust
  • Secure supply chain equation
  • Trusted Entity security

 

Speakers: 

  • TBD

 

V2X

MEC apps for connected vehicles. Autonomous driving. Smart city and transportation infrastructure. Fleet management.​

The automotive sector is a relatively untapped market for 5G wireless services. This roundtable looks at the implications of 5G connectivity in vehicles using Cellular-Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) technologies:

  • MEC applications for connected vehicles
  • Future of the connected vehicle
  • Getting to autonomous driving
  • Smart city and transportation infrastructure
  • Fleet management

 

Speakers: 

  • TBD

 

5G & the Metaverse/XR​

Standards and applications for 5G in the metaverse. Technologies. Optimization. Use cases in verticals.​

There is significant interest in the metaverse, as companies begin to address the convergence of cyber-physical systems in Industry 4.0. Where do 5G networks intersect in this fascinating area of discussion? This roundtable focuses on standards development in the metaverse using 5G networks:

  • Extended Reality (XR) and 3GPP evolution
  • Future Extended Reality: VR/AR/MR
  • XR technologies; system optimization

 

Speakers: 

  • TBD

 

There is significant interest in the metaverse, as companies begin to address the convergence of cyber-physical systems in Industry 4.0. Where do 5G networks intersect in this fascinating area of discussion? This roundtable focuses on emerging applications in the metaverse using 5G networks:

  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Entertainment
  • Extended, Augmented, Virtual – Reality of the Future
  • Connected devices

Speakers: 

  • TBD

Intelligent Networks​

Distributed intelligence. AI in the RAN. Automation. Security and fraud detection. Spectrum management.

AI and machine learning offer compelling new capabilities that are re-shaping 5G networks. How are network operators utilizing the power of intelligence and distributed computation to improve the operation, customer experience, security, and development of new business models for 5G?

  • Distributed intelligence
  • Intelligence in edge networks
  • AI in the RAN
  • Role of AI in 5G Advanced
  • AI in cell siting

 

Speakers: 

  • TBD

 

AI and machine learning offer great capabilities to improve automation of network tasks. How are AI/ML being used by network operators to address significant areas of their 5G networks?

  • MANO
  • RAN Intelligent Controller
  • OSS/BSS
  • Security and fraud detection
  • Spectrum management (radio management)
  • Growing role of AI in 5G

 

Speakers: 

  • TBD

 

IoT

RedCap evolution. NR-IoT. Precision timing, sensing. Wearables. Positioning. Impact of URLLC.​

What are the trends in Internet of Things space, when it comes to 5G networks? How are 5G capabilities re-shaping the way we think about IoT?

  • RedCap evolution
  • 5G NR-IoT
  • Spectrum
  • Sensors

 

Speakers: 

  • TBD

 

Precision timing and positioning are made possible with 5G’s ultra reliable low latency capabilities (URLLC). How will 5G-URLLC deployments impact the Internet of Things?

  • Precision timing
  • Positioning
  • Standards
  • Requirements
  • Architecture

 

Speakers: 

  • TBD

 

This roundtable is focused around potential new applications that utilize 5G’s URLLC capabilities in an IoT environment.

  • Wearables
  • Automotive and transportation
  • IoT-as-a-Service
  • Licensed versus unlicensed
  • Vertical industries
  • Low to high complexity solutions
  • URLLC

 

Speakers: 

  • TBD

 

NTN/Satellite​

3GPP Rel-17 and beyond. Non-terrestrial architecture. Integration and interop. Apps and use cases. Satellite elements.​

Satellite and non-satellite elements are becoming increasingly important for 5G networks. Whether via access or backhaul, non-terrestrial networks are offering new ways to improve coverage and connectivity over wide areas. This roundtable will focus on:

  • 3GPP Release 17 and beyond
  • Architecture
  • Integration and interoperability
  • Applications and use cases
  • Elements of satellite characteristics

 

Speakers: 

  • TBD

 

Use Cases

Consumer use cases. Social media. Video gaming. Wearables. Opportunities for 5G Standalone.

As 5G networks mature, how are consumer use cases being explored? What potential new avenues exist in providing innovative revenue streams and improved customer experiences?

  • Vertical industries for consumers
  • Social media
  • Video
  • Gaming
  • Wearables
  • Opportunities for standalone (SA) technology

 

Speakers: 

  • TBD

 

Edge/Cloud

MEC enhancements. Secure edge. Hyperscaler opportunities and partnerships. Apps and use cases. Cloud native

Distributed storage, compute, intelligence, and signal processing capabilities are increasingly re-shaping wireless cellular networks. How are mobile edge compute environments altering the landscape for 5G network operators?

  • MEC enhancements
  • Distributed compute & intelligence
  • Future evolution of edge computing
  • Siting and collocating opportunities
  • Secure edge networks

 

Speakers: 

  • TBD

 

Cloud computing continues to offer tremendous opportunity, as hyperscale processing unlocks more sophisticated capabilities up the stack. How are cloud-native architectures and principles being adopted – and how are they changing 5G wireless networks?

  • Architecture
  • Hyperscaler opportunities & partnerships
  • Opportunities and challenges
  • Applications and use cases
  • Cloud Native

 

Speakers: 

  • TBD

 

5G, Advanced 5G & Beyond​

Commercial tech roadmap. Standards timeline. Feature priorities. Standards leadership. New use cases.​

With 3GPP Release 18 just a few years away, 5G-Advanced will offer new evolutionary changes to wireless cellular networks. This roundtable is focused around the outlook of 5G, as it transitions into 5G-Advanced:

  • Commercial roadmap of 5G technology
  • 3GPP standards timeline
  • 5G Advanced
  • Technology commercialization: IAB, SA, Network Slicing, MIMO
  • Industry technology and feature priorities
  • Standards leadership

 

Speakers: 

  • TBD

 

Radio Technologies

MIMO enhancements. Beamforming. Miniaturization. Spectral and energy efficiency. Optimization. Different form factors.

Emerging radio access technologies continue to drive 5G network capabilities forward. What new enhancements and developments are underway, which will shape the next evolution of 5G?

  • MIMO enhancements
  • Beam-forming
  • Miniaturization
  • Spectral efficiency
  • Form factors
  • 5G energy efficiency
  • Optimization

 

Speakers: 

  • TBD
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Regulatory

North American regulatory initiatives. Rural coverage. Broadband funding. 5G leadership. Secure supply chain. Trusted entities.

This roundtable is focused around several key areas involving regulation in the North American wireless markets. 

  • NTIA and FCC Initiatives
  • Wireless’ role in broadband coverage
  • Bridging the digital divide
  • Rural coverage with 5G
  • Government broadband funding
  • 5G leadership
  • Securing the supply chain
  • Trusted entities

Speakers: 

  • TBD