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May 6-8, 2019
Denver Convention Center,
Denver, CO

5G North America Becomes Big 5G Event!

We are excited to merge with Light Reading's Big Communications Event next year. Stay tuned for more information!

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 BCE and 5G North America will merge to form the BIG 5G Event, in what is anticipated to be the leading conference for the service provider community in the continent.

Through a demo-led exhibition, cutting edge content and personalized VIP services, the BIG 5G Event will provide unrivalled access to the buyers in the North American telco market. With a comprehensive conference program and multiple networking sessions, don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to demonstrate and present your services to customers actively looking for solutions to improve their existing networks.

Is North America Ready for 5G?

Download the infographic for key stats garnered through our 2018 5G Series Market Survey

Amplify your network

1500+
Total Attendees
60+
Inspiring Speakers
50%
Director Level or Above

Key Benefits & Features

5G LIVE DEMO ZONE

What use cases are being enabled by 5G? The 5G live demo zone, located at the heart of the show floor, showcases live demonstrations of the 5G enabled future.

LEADING LIGHTS AWARDS

Should your company be recognized for LTE and 5G growth and innovation in North America? We celebrated the greatest achievements in 5G technologies at the Leading Lights Awards Ceremony at Brazos Hall in Austin. 


ANTENNA & EDGE COMPUTING FOCUS DAYS

This year, the Antenna Evolution focus day addressed the challenges of managing increasing network capacity demands and the technology innovations that will support the rollout of 5G. Key topics included: modernization strategies, hybrid analog, digital beamforming, the potential of MIMO antennas, the use of mmWave frequencies for 5G systems

Also, with MEC’s potential expected to be realized with the advent of 5G NR, this focus day examined how edge computing serves as an important underlying technology that will support a broad range of 5G use cases with ultra-reliable low-latency requirements.

NETWORKING DRINKS & PARTY

Capitalize on unique networking opportunities, including the happy hour on the expo floor and at the conference kick-off party. Strike up conversations with industry experts and build meaningful new relationships. We had a blast at Container Bar Austin!

INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLES

Hosted by leading carriers, our lunch roundtables provide an informal setting for you to network and build meaningful relationships with key decision makers.

ANALYST BREAKFAST BRIEFINGS

Taking place each morning of the event, our analyst breakfast briefings provide a perfect opportunity for attendees to ask leading analysts questions on key trends and developments taking place within the industry. 

Breakfast Roundtables Day 1

Breakfast Roundtables Day 2

5G New Horizons Wireless Symposium

Held in conjunction with 5G North America and BCE, 5G New Horizons Wireless Symposium will bring together industry operators, thought-leaders and regulatory policy experts from leading 5G regions for a symposium.

5G Features: A Voyage Through Selected Aspects

Mobile networks must constantly evolve to fulfill the expectations of the users as well as meet the requirements of the operators. There are many different concepts regarding the shape of the upcoming generation. Some early ideas were left out, but others have become a crucial part of 5G. Learn from Grandmetric analysts Marcin Dryjanski and Mateusz Buczkowski in this detailed e-book.

Co-Located with Big Communications Event

Light Reading's flagship Big Communications Event is heading back to Austin in May 2018 for its biggest and most exciting event yet!

BCE’s 4-track conference covers the industry's most pressing topics, including automation, AI, machine learning, SD-WAN, telco data center and more, and offers a unique opportunity to learn and network with industry experts. With over 1,500 senior telecoms professionals across 2 days, world-class content delivered by Heavy Reading's team of leading analysts, BCE is the must-attend event for anyone who wants to stay up-to-date the major challenges affecting the next generation communications industry.

Exhibition and Sponsorship Opportunities

OWN YOUR SPACE IN THE EXHIBITION

Secure a booth to showcase your solutions and hold private meetings.

DEMONSTRATE THOUGHT-LEADERSHIP

Present to a captive audience made up of your target customers.

HOST A PRIVATE BRIEFING SESSION

Host a private lunch or breakfast briefing and invite selected attendees to join you.

BRAND A NETWORKING AREA

Consider branding one of our meeting points to make your brand is front-of-mind during each break.

SECURE A LIVE INTERVIEW SLOT

Secure an onsite video interview to help to increase your exposure and boost interest in your booth.

MAXIMIZE YOUR BRAND PRESENCE

Spread awareness of your brand through multiple branding pre-event and onsite branding options.

THE EVENT FOR THE INDUSTRY. BACKED BY THE INDUSTRY.

3GPP is a proud strategic partner of 5G North America and the 5G Series of events.

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