On Thursday, October 25, Intel’s Asha Keddy and CTIA’s Scott Bergmann were joined by Mike Dano of FierceWireless for a livestream discussion on 5G spectrum policy and its implications for industry transformation, from the Internet of Things to AI.
The discussion covered the following topics:
- The rollout of 5G in the U.S. is being closely watched by the rest of the world, particularly as we move toward the World Radio Conference in 2019. Taking full advantage of 5G’s capabilities will require significant investments to upgrade existing networks using expanded spectrum resources. The regulatory environment will impact 5G’s rollout in terms of spectrum assignments, infrastructure deployment and technical interoperability. How is the U.S. making strides to encourage 5G development and innovation?
- What steps are being taken by the U.S. in terms of spectrum policy to create economies of scale and enable the diversity, availability and affordability of devices? How important will access to low, mid and high band spectrum –including international decisions at WRC-19–be to encourage worldwide integration of 5G?
- The higher speeds of 5G combined with lower latency will offer better network reliability and faster downloads to support improved data sharing and connectivity. How will these changes impact economic opportunities to increase productivity, lower costs and spur new functional capabilities across a wide range of industries?
CTIA®(www.ctia.org) represents the U.S. wireless communications industry and the companies throughout the mobile ecosystem that enable Americans to lead a 21st century connected life. The association’s members include wireless carriers, device manufacturers, suppliers as well as apps and content companies. CTIA vigorously advocates at all levels of government for policies that foster continued wireless innovation and investment.
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