Realizing the Promise of 5G with Densification


Network costs are expected to double with 5G and North American operators are expected to start running out of capacity in at least 50% of sites starting 2020. Depending on the area (urban or rural), carriers will be able to meet the increased traffic needs by densifying their networks with macro-sites or small-cells. And while urban environments will bring the increased revenues, there is pressure on from a federal level to equally cater for rural connectivity needs. 

Even though technology is largely there, the market is still in lacking commercial examples of building, launching and monetising a densified commercial network. 

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. 

Topics that will be discussed include:

  • The concept of mMIMO and applications 
  • How are 5G antennas integrating with 5G Radio? 
  • How does beamforming improve network performance? 
  • What network topology needs to be put in place to make mmWave work? 
  • Cell site design and standardisation 
  • Network slicing to support 5G applications 
  • Infrastructure and network sharing to improve capacity while cutting costs 
  • How can neutral hosts take the pressure off densification; reviewing successful commercial models. 
  • Dealing with the public health concerns: Does 5G electromagnetic radiation pose health hazards?  

More speakers to be announced soon...current speakers include:

Dr. Derek Peterson

CTO, Boingo Wireless

Derek Peterson, Ph. D., is chief technology officer at Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: WIFI), a global leader in connectivity. At Boingo, he is responsible for the company’s technical vision and strategy. Under Dr. Peterson’s leadership, Boingo is pioneering the adoption and deployment of the latest wireless network technologies including 5G, CBRS, Passpoint, Wi-Fi 6, network virtualization and convergence.

Chris Pearson

President, 5G Americas

Chris Pearson is the President of 5G Americas. In his executive role, he is responsible for the overall planning of the organization and providing management for the integration of strategy and operations in the areas of technology, marketing, public relations and regulatory affairs. As President of 5G Americas (formerly called 4G Americas), Mr. Pearson represents the organization’s Market Representation Partner interests within the 3rd Generation Partnership Program (3GPP) organization.

Jim Hodges

Chief Analyst, Cloud & Security, Heavy Reading

Jim leads Heavy Reading's research on the application and security impact of the NFV-enabled virtualized cloud on the control plane and application layers, both in the fixed and mobile core and at the enterprise edge. Jim focuses on the security impacts that cloud and cloud-based technologies such as 5G introduce from a cyber-threat detection perspective, as well as the business opportunities associated with the delivery of security capabilities via a managed services model.