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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.
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Sue Marek is editor-in-chief of FierceMarkets’ Telecom Group where she oversees the editorial content of several FierceMarkets’
newsletters, including FierceWireless, FierceTelecom, FierceCable, FierceOnlineVideo, FierceDeveloper, FierceInstaller,
FierceWireless:Europe and FierceWireless:Tech, and provides editorial guidance for the publications’ websites, webinars and live
events. Sue joined the company in 2007 and has more than 20 years of experience reporting on the telecom industry. Sue is a
frequent speaker at industry events such as the Consumer Electronics Show, the Competitive Carriers’ Association conference and the
Telecommunications Industry Association conference. Prior to joining FierceMarkets, she was the executive editor of Wireless Week.
Tom is responsible for planning the evolution of the AT&T U-verse product, mobility core, radio access roadmap, wireless device requirements and certification, and the technical solutions for AT&T’s products and services. Tom and his team also lead the architecture development for access technologies and mobility core, as well as the implementation and expansion of the 4G LTE network. Previously as Vice President -Service Realization, Tom was responsible for the delivery of the video architecture and platform supporting the evolution of the UVerse service. He was also responsible for the design and delivery of the mobility packet core as well as the transition of that platform to the User Defined Network Cloud.
Ignacio Berberana received the MS degree in Mining Engineering from Madrid Polytechnic University in 1987. In 1987 he enjoyed a National Research Grant for studying adaptive control systems. In 1988 he joined Telefonica I+D (Telefonica research labs), where he has worked in areas covering satellite and wireless communications, including several European projects (CODIT, MONET, Rainbow, Artist4G, iJOIN). Currently, he is responsible of Innovation unit in the Radio Access Networks direction of Telefónica Global CTO office, which deals with long term evolution of mobile access, including 5G systems.
Adam Koeppe, vice president, Network Technology and Planning, for Verizon is responsible for the infrastructure roadmap for all elements of the Verizon Wireless radio access network, enhanced packet core and IMS core, and the customer-facing FiOS infrastructure. His team helps chart the company’s path on future spectrum acquisitions, developing next-generation industry standards, and defining how to implement future technology like 5G, NGPON2, and virtualized networks. Adam began his career with Verizon in 2000 with the formation of Verizon Wireless. Since then, he has had increasing responsibilities with the network tea, ranging from administration to operations and engineering to system performance.
In his role as the spokesperson and senior operating officer of the corporation, he is responsible for the strategic planning of the organization and providing executive management for the integration of strategy and operations in the areas of technology, marketing and public relations as well as public and regulatory affairs. As President of 4G Americas (formerly called 3G Americas), Pearson represents 4G Americas’ Market Representation interests within the 3rd Generation Partnership Program (3GPP) organization. Pearson earned a Master of Business Administration degree from The Albers School of Business and Economics at Seattle University and a Bachelor of Arts degree with emphasis in Marketing and Finance from the University of Washington.
Dr. John E. Smee is a Senior Director of Engineering at Qualcomm Technologies Inc. He joined Qualcomm in 2000, holds 54 US Patents, and has been involved in the system design for a variety of projects focused on the innovation of wireless communications systems such as CDMA EVDO, IEEE 802.11, and 3GPP LTE. His work involves taking advanced system designs and signal processing techniques from theory through design, standardization, implementation, and productization. He is currently the 5G project engineering lead in Qualcomm’s research and development group.
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Yes, a full buffet luncheon will be served from 12:30-13:00.
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