It’s no secret that network traffic is rising precipitously – and the trend is affecting everything from spectrum auctions to fiber buildouts to mergers and acquisitions. Similarly, operators are leveraging a wide range of tools, techniques and technologies to ensure their networks can handle the extra load. Nonetheless, network capacity is finite, and competitive providers are increasingly looking at what additional levers they can pull – be it implementing new spectrum bands, virtualizing new services or deploying additional small cells – to keep pace with user pressures. But how – and when – will these new methods be implemented? What technologies will create the biggest impact? And how close are network operators to exceeding their current network capacity resources today? This panel will dive into these questions and more.
Mike Dano, Editor in Chief, Telecom Group, FierceMarkets – moderator
Jay Bluhm, VP, Network Planning, Sprint
Paul Challoner, Head of Network Product Solutions, Ericsson North America
Craig Sparks, VP – Technology Strategy & Planning, C Spire
Nathan Sutter, Director of Network Operations and Engineering, Nex-Tech Wireless
Additional registration fee of $50 per person is required. Fee includes breakfast and refreshments.