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

WELCOME TO THE BIG 5G EVENT

WHERE TELECOM'S BRIGHTEST MINDS DELIVER THE CRITICAL INSIGHT NEEDED TO PIECE TOGETHER THE 5G PUZZLE

North America's Largest 5G Event!

THE BIG 5G EVENT IN BIG NUMBERS...

1,500+
Telecom Professionals
460+
Global Service Providers in Attendance
150+
Inspirational Speakers

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 - anticipated to be THE leading conference for the service provider community in North America and a must attend event for those eager to stay abreast of the major technological innovations affecting this trillion dollar industry.

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.

 

Interested in speaking at the Big 5G Event?

Do you want to speak in front of 1,500 telecoms professionals? Submit your speaking proposal today and be heard at North America's largest 5G gathering.

Key Event Features

KEYNOTE SESSIONS

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.

TECHNICAL AND COMMERCIAL DEEP DIVE WORKSHOPS

Stay tuned for more information about our pre-event workshops taking place on Monday, May 6. Past workshops were presented by CORD, Linux Foundation, Open Compute Project (OCP) and Light Reading's Women in Comms initiative.

EXCLUSIVE LEADERS IN 5G EXECUTIVE SUMMIT

An exclusive, invite-only session bringing together key decision-makers to discuss the roadmap to 5G in North America.

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.

LEADING LIGHTS AWARDS

Light Reading's annual Leading Lights Awards are held each year comprising 24 awards categories as well Light Reading's Hall of Fame and Women in Comms Awards. The awards recognize the industry's top companies and their executives for their outstanding achievements in next-generation communications technology. Stay tuned for more information on Leading Lights, including deadlines and categories.

THE EVENT FOR THE INDUSTRY. BACKED BY THE INDUSTRY.

3GPP is a proud strategic partner of the Big 5G Event and the 5G Series of events.

Is North America Ready for 5G?

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