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Behind the 5G Crusade: How to Define and Deliver the Next Generation of Wireless

The vision of 5G that is being discussed by the wireless industry's leaders is a network that delivers speeds of 20 Gbps, offers extremely low latency and connects billions of devices.

 

However, there's a problem with this vision: 5G hasn't been defined yet, and it will likely be several years before we see an official standard. Thus, 5G today is more of an idea that reflects the hopes of wireless operators and network equipment vendors.

 

As with any technology transition, there are plenty of unknowns about the move from 4G to 5G. But what we know for sure is that migrating to 5G will require new spectrum and new (and exciting) technologies. In particular, 5G researchers are exploring high-frequency spectrum in the microwave and millimeter wave bands--bands that until now have been considered unusable for cellular technology. Plus, 5G also will likely incorporate HetNets, or heterogeneous networks, which combine multiple transmitters and wireless technologies into one unified service.

 

This panel will discuss the ways operators are preparing for 5G--while at the same time making sure their existing 4G networks operate at peak performance. How will these operators incorporate new, disruptive technologies that are emerging as part of the 5G vision? How will they obtain and use new spectrum? And how should operators prepare for growing demand and at the same time deploy new technologies such as small cells, HetNets and more?

 

This event is part of our two-part breakfast series. To learn more about the Smart City event on Wednesday, September 9, click here

 

Schedule:

7:00-7:30am: Registration, networking, and a full breakfast buffet

7:30-8:45am: Panel Discussion

 

Registration:

You may add these events to any existing type of Super Mobility pass through the CTIA Web site.

 

Price: $89.00 for this Behind the 5G breakfast or $160.00 for this Behind the 5G breakfast and the Smart City Breakfast. 

 

Questions? Please email [email protected]

September 10, 2015

7:00AM-8:45AM

Palazzo Ballroom

201 Sands Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89169

Moderator:

Sue Marek

Editor-in-Chief, FierceWireless

Sue MarekEditor-in-Chief, FierceWireless

Sue joined FierceMarkets in 2007 as the Editor-in-Chief of the company’s wireless publications. In 2013 she was promoted to Editor-in-Chief of FierceMarkets’ Telecom Group where she oversees the company’s wireless, wireline, and cable . In her current position, she manages the editorial content of several FierceMarkets’ newsletters, including FierceWireless, FierceMobileContent, FierceDeveloper, FierceWireless:Europe, FierceTelecom and FierceCable. Sue provides editorial guidance for the publications’ websites, webinars and live events. Sue has more than 20 years of experience reporting on the telecom industry. Prior to joining FierceMarkets, she was the executive editor of Wireless Week.

Panelists:

Tom Keathley

SVP, Wireless Network Architecture and Design, AT&T Services, Inc.

Tom Keathley SVP, Wireless Network Architecture and Design, AT&T Services, Inc.

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.

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Ashish Singh

GM/VP of Products, SK Telecom Americas
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Ashish Singh GM/VP of Products, SK Telecom Americas

In his current role as the VP, Products at the leading global telecommunication services provider, A.K leads the product management, market strategy and network services practices in the areas of next generation 5g networks, Cloud computing, IoT, NFV & SDN. In over 20 years of his career in software and telecommunications industry, A.K has led multiple product management, engineering and market strategy efforts to introduce cutting edge Cloud Computing, Big Data, next generation networks ,IoT services, MVNO, broadband services and OTT solutions in the US and global markets. A.K holds a BS in Computer Engineering and an MBA in Marketing & Strategy from Ohio State University.

Chris Pearson

President, 4G Americas

Chris Pearson President, 4G Americas

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.

Glenn Laxdal

CTO and Head of Strategy, Ericsson North America

Glenn Laxdal CTO and Head of Strategy, Ericsson North America

Glenn Laxdal is CTO and Head of Strategy for Ericsson’s North American region. He is responsible for defining and driving Ericsson's technology direction and company strategy in the disruptive technology areas of mobile and cloud. Laxdal joined Ericsson in 2012, most recently serving as Head of Advanced Technology Solutions for Ericsson’s North American region. Laxdal joined Ericsson from RIM where he was Vice President of global product management responsible for the smart phone and tablet portfolios. Prior to that, he spent 15 years at Nortel Networks in a variety of executive and management roles in both carrier and enterprise networks. Laxdal holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Saskatchewan and a MBA from the University of Toronto – Rotman School of Management.

Adam Koeppe

VP of Network Technology and Planning, Verizon

Adam Koeppe VP of Network Technology and Planning, Verizon

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.

Venue:

Palazzo Ballroom

201 Sands Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89169

FAQs:

Yes, parking is available at the Sands Expo and Convention Center.

Yes, a full buffet breakfast will be served from 7:00am-7:30am.

Attendee substitutions may be made on or before September 2, 2015. Please submit a written request by email to [email protected].

Due to the nature of this event, we are unable to provide refunds. Attendee substitutions may be made on or before September 2, 2015. Please submit a written request by email to [email protected].

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