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...
Key Event Features
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
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS FROM 2018 INCLUDED
Is North America Ready for 5G?
Download the infographic for key stats garnered through our 2018 5G Series Market Survey
I enjoyed every minute of BCE 2018 – the panels, the keynotes, the conversations (about telecom and not) and I found the content shared by the speakers very useful. Thank you and congratulations
Portfolio Connectivity, Mobility & Security,
The BCE event is both informative and educational in regard to what is happening in the telecommunications industry now and in the near future
EastPoint Communication Technology
First time at this event. It was very insightful and valuable.
Strategic Account Manager
Pacific Gas & Electric