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FREE WEBINAR: REALIZE THE PROMISE OF 5G WITH NETWORK DENSIFICATION

This webinar will explore North American commercial experiences of densifying a network and applications of cutting edge technologies that will accelerate this process and bring valuable ROI.

WANT TO ACCESS MORE INSIGHTS FROM 5G EXPERTS IN THE ENTERPRISE ECOSYSTEM?

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: The Big 5G Event & Big 5G Questions


As we gear up for The BIG 5G Event 2020, watch Light Reading's podcast as Ray Le Maistre and Phil Harvey are joined by two guests -- Light Reading's Mike Dano and US Ignite's Mari Silbey -- to sum up the state of 5G, why US cities are closely watching 5G deployments and what we can look forward to as we enter 2020...

ARE YOU READY FOR PROFITABLE 5G MONETIZATION?

Profitable 5G monetization will require a fundamental rethink of revenue management systems. To help carriers make these key choices, industry leaders Ovum have assessed the main features of the B2C, B2Bx, and B2C services that will be supported with 5G, in order to determine how CSPs should invest, upgrade and rethink their systems. 

Providing key market recommendations for CSPs, this whitepaper will provide answers to questions such as: 

  • How to evaluate the potential of 5G services and assess their readiness
  • How to enable the platform and operations changes required for 5G monetization
  • How the consumer debut of 5G will pave the way for B2B opportunities
  • How to build flexible and scalable deployment models to ensure 5G success

THE BIG 5G NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE

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. ...


25.02.2020
25.02.2020

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...

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11.02.2020
11.02.2020

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. 

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23.02.2020
23.02.2020

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..

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11.02.2020
11.02.2020

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...

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29.01.2020
29.01.2020

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!

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16.01.2020
16.01.2020

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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DISCOVER WHAT IT ALL MEANS IN THE BIG 5G Event GLOSSARY

Breaking down your Network Slicing from your Network Security, and your eMBB from you mMIMO, delve into the Big 5G Event Glossary to discover the meaning of the key 5G terminology.

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How Wireless Carriers Might Bring Private CBRS Networks Into the Fold
How Wireless Carriers Might Bring Private CBRS Networks Into the Fold

Glenn Smithson, the general manager of 7 Cedars Casino in Washington state, had a connectivity problem.

His casino is located in the hinterlands of Washington, where quality cellular signals are hard to find. And gamblers who can't immediately brag about their winnings on Instagram aren't happy gamblers. "We get OK signal, but it's not acceptable in today's world," he said. "We knew we needed to do something....

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Cisco Acquires Exablaze for Ultra-Low-Latency Networking Boost
Cisco Acquires Exablaze for Ultra-Low-Latency Networking Boost

Cisco got itself a little stocking stuffer for the holidays, snapping up Exablaze, a 31-person Australian networking company specializing in Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology for ultra-low-latency applications such as high-frequency trading and emerging telco services such as 5G and edge.

Exablaze supplies ultra-low-latency Layer 1 FPGA-based switches and network interface cards (NICs) as well as picosecond resolution timing technology, Cisco says in a statement...

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Work on the Next Big 5G Tech Spec Update Now Underway
Work on the Next Big 5G Tech Spec Update Now Underway

The next chapter in 5G's technology story is about to get written. The 3GPP -- the industry association tasked with fleshing out the world's 5G standard -- finished its latest meeting in Sitges, Spain, last week, and members voted to move forward on a wide variety of new and fancy technologies and capabilities that could eventually be incorporated into commercial 5G networks. However, actual users probably won't see the results of the group's efforts anytime soon...

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