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Meet the 100 most influential people in the world of 5G products, technologies and services for 2020. 

A comprehensive overview of the biggest influencers in the 5G universe, this list encompasses those who have the voices to cut through the industry noise; they have the power to say where 5G could go next and enough people paying attention to them that what they say could happen. 

There aren't just CEOs; these are the technologists, business development people with engineering backgrounds, journalists, regulators, analysts, and board-level executives. 

The list has been compiled by 5G experts across Informa Tech, including journalists, editors and analysts, from an initial list of over 500 nominees.

Meet the most influential individuals charting the course for the next generation of global communications by accessing the list now. 


Our exclusive report 'Making the Enterprise Case for 5G' offers unprecedented interviews and first-hand use cases from 5G experts working in the automotive, healthcare, utilities, legal and security industries and more, as they discuss the impact of 5G for enterprises today.

Podcast: Open RAN ideal for enterprise applications

Listen to the latest global news discussions with the Light Reading Podcast.

Cohere Technologies' Chairman and CEO, Ray Dolan, joins the Light Reading podcast to discuss the potential cost savings to service providers by improving 5G network capacity, explaining how Cohere is working with partners such as VMware, Capgemini Engineering and Intel on developing an open RAN platform to do exactly this.


Technological advancements within network services are providing more connectivity options for enterprises. Where previously enterprises looked to VPNs and other private network services for connectivity to regional offices and branch locations, they are now considering other options.

With that in mind, what's the potential of 5G FWA as a reliable solution for both enterprise and service providers?

This exclusive market landscape report from Omdia explores the implications for service providers as 5G FWA for businesses settles into their role among multiple access technologies.

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Nokia return will not end doubts about O-RAN

In the time it took Emma Raducanu to go from tennis unknown to US Open-winning global superstar, the O-RAN Alliance has pulled off a similarly improbable and stunning transformation. Just days ago, Nokia paused all technical activity in the group, apparently worried it was not compliant with US law. After a few changes executed as swiftly as a Raducanu forehand, the Finnish equipment maker's concerns have seemingly vanished.

How 'as a service' might supercharge private 5G

The private wireless networking trend has been a hot-button issue in the global wireless industry for months now. The notion, after all, is tantalizing: What if software and equipment vendors could sell their networking wares to enterprises, utilities, ports and other such customers in addition to wireless network operators?

Already, some vendors believe the space is showing signs of maturity.

Wisper, a WISP, finds something better than 5G

"I don't believe 5G is necessarily the right tool for WISPs," said Nathan Stooke, the CEO of Wisper, one of the thousands of wireless Internet service providers (WISPs) around the US. "It just gets very, very expensive."

But Stooke believes he has found the right tool for Wisper's fixed wireless efforts: equipment from Tarana Wireless.


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Discover some of the latest insights and resources that we've shared with our 5G community over the past few weeks as we deliver the latest 5G content straight to their inbox, every two weeks. ...


The 5G Digital Series brings together inspirational leaders from the telecoms, vertical industries, technology providers, regulators, government and research communities to debate burning industry questions; from building, launching and managing robust next-gen networks to the new products and services they enable...


The 5G opportunity for enterprises is endless, but do you know how it will play into businesses' digital transformation strategies? Discover the answer in this report, which offers unprecedented interviews and first-hand use cases from 5G experts working in the automotive, healthcare, utilities, legal and security industries and more, as they discuss the impact of 5G for enterprises today. 


If you haven't yet registered for our 'Realizing the Promise of 5G with Densification' yet...we're not quite sure what you're waiting for! Free to register, and available on-demand for you to access afterwards, don't miss out on joining our expert panel on March 10th as they explore North American commercial experiences of densifying a network..


This week, newsletter subscribers got exclusive access to our upcoming webinar: Realizing the Promise of 5G with Densification. Meanwhile, do you know a 5G influencer? We wanted to hear...


Will we see a "super cycle" in the mobile phone industry this year, driven by 5G? Do you know what trends will dominate the 5G market in the US? Are you ready for profitable 5G monetization? All these questions and more were answered in this weeks' newsletter!


New York Governer Andrew Cuomo made bringing good cellular service to 100% of his constituents a priority in his annual State of the State address in Albany on Wednesday. In other news, Liz Yizhong, a former boss of China's powerful industry and IT ministry, says that with China holding 30% of 5G patents, the country is in a position to challenges the US.

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