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

WELCOME TO THE BIG 5G EVENT 2019 WHERE TELECOM'S BRIGHTEST MINDS DELIVER CRITICAL INSIGHT TO PIECE TOGETHER THE 5G PUZZLE

Join North America's Biggest 5G gathering

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.

Now in its sixth year, the Big 5G Event's 5-track conference covers the industry's most pressing topics, piecing together the 5G puzzle and digging into other key areas of networking innovation. Topics will cover SDN, NFV, "anyhaul" transport, edge computing, AI/analytics, IoT and C-V2X platforms, 5G radio access network (RAN), 5G core and devices, process automation, network security, SD-WAN and much more. With over 1,500 senior telecoms professionals across two days, world-class content delivered by Heavy Reading's team of leading analysts, the Big 5G event is the must-attend event for anyone who wants to stay up-to-date the major challenges affecting the next generation communications industry.

 

THE BIG 5G EVENT IN BIG NUMBERS...

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

Key Event Features

KEYNOTE SESSIONS

Hear directly from leading North American Tier 1 and Tier 2 service providers over the course of the two-day event. Past participants include AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, CenturyLink, and more.

DEMO EXHIBITON HALL

Through a demo-led area on the show floor, companies showcase live demonstrations of networking technologies and applications that deliver real insight and tangible value to event attendees.

TECHNICAL AND COMMERCIAL DEEP DIVE WORKSHOPS

Stay tuned as we announce more information on our pre-event workshops taking place on Monday, May 6. Past workshops have been presented by CORD, Linux Foundation, OCP and Women in Comms.

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.

UNRIVALED NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Networking opportunities include our most popular 1-2-1 introduction meeting service, happy hour on the expo show floor, and the annual day 1 wrap-up networking party.

LEADING LIGHTS AWARDS

Light Reading's annual Leading Lights Awards are held each year prior to the start of the event. The awards recognize the industry's top companies and their executives for their outstanding achievements in next-generation communications technology 

Is North America Ready for 5G?

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