We Are Now Big 5G Event:
We’re excited to announce that 2019 will mark the merging of two market leading telco conferences in North America. Light Reading’s Big Communications Event (BCE) and 5G North America have merged to form the Big 5G Event.
The Big 5G Event's 5-track conference covers the industry's most pressing topics, pieces together the 5G puzzle and highlights other key areas of network innovation. Topics covered include: SDN, NFV, "anyhaul" transport, edge computing, AI/analytics, IoT and C-V2X platforms, 5G RAN, 5G core and devices, process automation, network security, SD-WAN and much more.
The 1,500+ telecom professionals who will be attending across the two days will enjoy access to multiple keynote sessions delivered by renowned service and solution provider representatives, as well as thought leadership from Heavy Reading’s leading analysts who will guide proceedings across the content rich two days.
Key Event Features:
Join the BIG 5G Keynotes, hosted by the LightReading Team and hear directly from leading North American Tier 1 and Tier 2 service providers over the course of two-days. Past participants include AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Spectrum Enterprise, Sprint, CenturyLink and more.
Demo Exhibiton Hall:
A demo-led area on the expo floor showcases live demonstrations of networking technologies and applications that deliver real-world insight and tangible value to event attendees.
Women In Comms-Focused Sessions
Stay tuned for more about our Women in Comms initiatives at Big 5G! This year's luncheon and panel session will feature leading women in the telecommunications industry, addressing the impact of digital transformation on diversity in the workplace and how to close the gender gap.
The Big 5G Networking Party:
No-one in the industry loves a party more than we do! Join us for a beer (or two) at the Big 5G Event networking party at the Wynkoop Brewery on Tuesday 7th at 6:30pm, or take part in our expo floor happy hour where you can mingle with the industry's leaders.
BIG 5G's IWCE Public Safety Summit:
Join us on May 7th from 11am - 5:05pm for an exclusive track focused on public safety. Led by IWCE's Show Director, Stephanie McCall and Editor Donny Jackson, we will be covering topics such as "How does 5G Change the Communications Equation for Public Safety", "Beyond Police, Fire and EMS" and "Public and Private Broadband Initiative Synergies".
The Road To 5g-Enabled Services:
In 2019 North American service providers such as AT&T and Verizon will make 5G available to their customers. In this report, we will explore the different services that 5G will enable such as smart cities, voice, and connected vehicles.
Key findings in this report include:
Attractive market opportunities in the 5G service market
What new services will be enabled?
What are the key technology challenges that will be addressed when implementing these new services?
The most attractive services for operators that 5G will enable and the monetisation opportunities around them.
Is North America Ready For 5G?
Questions answered in the infographic
Who's carrying out 5G trials in 2018?
Who's planning commercial launches?
What are the biggest challenges for North American carriers?
What will drive 5G uptake?
Find out in our free infographic on 5G Readiness in North America!
A 5G Device Timeline for 2019
Ready for the dawn of the 5G smartphone? All signs now point to these mobile devices arriving on the scene within the first half of 2019.
The earliest 5G devices are already available, such as customer premises equipment (CPE) from Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (Korea: SEC) for Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ)'s fixed wireless "5G Home" service. Meanwhile, AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T)'s first mobile device, the Netgear Inc...
T-Mobile Quietly Confirms 5G Network in 30 Cities
T-Mobile confirmed to Light Reading that it had rolled out 5G network equipment in 30 cities, as it promised to do last year. However, the company is not yet offering commercial services on the new network because it is waiting for 5G smartphones to become available.
The operator confirmed the news in response to questions from Light Reading about its pledge early last year to introduce 5G services in 30 cities in the US by the end of 2018, including...
Sprint Gets Cozy With 5G Enterprise Testbeds
Jan Geldmacher, president of Sprint Business, gets his customers ready for 5G applications with testbeds that help businesses put low-latency and high-bandwidth network applications to the test, giving them a leg up on IoT and other business deployments.
Source: Event Website