Tuesday, September 20 – 8:00 – 9:30 am
From 600MHz to millimeter wave: The future of spectrum for 5G wireless
The wireless industry can no longer be confined into a handful of standard cellular spectrum bands like 850MHz and 1900MHz. As demand blossoms and network traffic explodes, wireless carriers are expanding their operations into a large and growing number of spectrum bands that were once considered unusable or off-limits. The result may well be wireless operations in bands as low as 600MHz and as high as 60GHz, and include both licensed and unlicensed spectrum. But what will this mean for handset and network vendors? How can carriers maximize the unique traits of each of these spectrum bands to create ubiquitous, reliable networks? And what network technologies and techniques will operators turn to in order to set the foundation of 5G? Hear from industry leaders as they share what’s next in mobile technology and discuss smart strategies for maximizing network resources.
Monica Alleven, Editor, FierceWirelessTech – moderator
Manish Jindal, VP, Head of Strategy Development & Portfolio Management, Ericsson
Michael A. Irizarry, PhD, EVP, CTO, Engineering and Information Service, U.S. Cellular
Ron Marquardt, VP, Technology, Innovation & Architecture, Sprint
Neville Ray, EVP & CTO, T-Mobile US
George Reed, SVP, Solutions & Marketing, Huawei Technologies USA
Additional registration fee of $50 per person is required. Fee includes breakfast and refreshments.