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Mobility Update: Where Are We With 5G & Other Technologies?

Panelists:

Jason Inskeep  (Director 5G Center of Excellence, AT&T Business)

Lov Kher  (Technology Fellow, Global 5G and Edge Innovation, Verizon Business Group, Verizon)

Speaker:

Michael Finneran  (Principal , dBrn Associates)

Date: Monday, September 27

Time: 9:00am - 9:45am

Track : Management, Networks & Security

Session Type: Virtual Conference Session

Vault Recording: TBD

The nationwide rollout of 5G services and devices continues: Have you noticed any difference? It turns out that the answer will depend on the type of 5G service you’re on. In the meantime, WiFi—the other major mobile technology—continues to carry upwards of three-quarters of smartphone data traffic--despite a recent push to use cellular technology to deliver private networks. Other alternatives could still emerge, as the FCC has opened vast amounts of licensed and unlicensed spectrum--more than has come on the market in the last 20-years—but exact deployment scenarios around this spectrum remain uncertain.

In this session, we’ll review the state of enterprise mobility and discuss what the future might look like for enterprise use of 5G, WiFi, and more. You’ll come away with a better understanding of how you could enable your mobile workforce over the next 12 – 24 months.

Takeaways:

  • Is private 5G a complement or a widespread replacement for Wi-Fi? A niche market? A total fantasy?
  • Will the carriers continue to offer basic voice and data transport, or can we expect enhanced signaling interfaces for enterprises that expose network intelligence (e.g. can I send an SMS to this number?)
  • What have we learned about the capabilities and limitations of millimeter wave systems? Where do they fit, where do they fail?
  • Will we meet (“exceed”?) the FCC availability requirements for dispatchable location (including floor location) for mobile 911 calls?
  • Is 5G an effective way to address rural broadband availability?