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Sep 12
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7:00am - 7:20am 20 mins
Registration & Breakfast
7:20am - 7:30am 10 mins
5G State-of-the-Industry Report
  • Speaker Gabriel Brown - Principal Analyst, Mobile Networks & 5G, Heavy Reading

Heavy Reading Principal Analyst Gabriel Brown will discuss progress on 5G technology development and how this will enable operators to launch – and then scale – 5G services commercially. He will also look ahead to later-phase innovations that will extend 5G to a wide variety of enterprise and consumer applications.

7:30am - 7:45am 15 mins
Service Provider Keynote: Sprint 5G & the Power of Massive MIMO
  • Ron Marquardt - Vice President of Technology, Sprint

Leading operators around the world are using Massive MIMO to launch 5G and power high-capacity Gigabit LTE services. Sprint's deep sub-6 GHz spectrum position provides the carrier with the capacity to operate LTE and 5G simultaneously using Massive MIMO and large channels of licensed spectrum on the same radios. In his keynote address, Sprint's Vice President of Technology, Dr. Ron Marquardt, will present a look at Sprint's 5G roadmap and the key technologies behind Sprint's Gigabit LTE and 5G architecture. In addition, Dr. Marquardt will share his unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities carriers face as the industry moves to the next generation in wireless innovation.

8:00am - 9:00am 60 mins
Panel Session – Deployment Strategies for 5G
  • Moderator Gabriel Brown - Principal Analyst, Mobile Networks & 5G, Heavy Reading
  • Panelist John Baker - Senior Vice President, 5G Business Development, Mavenir
  • Panelist Alejandro Holcman - Senior Vice President of Corporate Engineering, Qualcomm
  • Panelist Michael Murphy - Chief Technology Officer, Nokia North America
  • Panelist Derek Peterson - CTO, Boingo Wireless
  • Panelist Bill Stone - Vice President, Technology Development & Planning, Verizon
  • Panelist Luigi Tarlazzi - Director of Product Management, Small Cells, CommScope

This panel session will discuss the 5G NR deployment strategies needed to support the most attractive Phase 1 5G services. It will address interworking with LTE Advanced Pro, how operators can migrate users and services from 4G to 5G and the need to future-proof investment in anticipation of more advanced Phase 2 services.