Representatives from all of the nation’s top wireless carriers—as well as executives from regional wireless operators and other providers and vendors—are scheduled to speak at next week’s Next Gen Wireless Networks Summit in Dallas. Topics on the program include 5G, spectrum sharing, edge computing, artificial intelligence and more.
FierceWireless is hosting the event, which runs Nov. 28-29.
Melissa Arnoldi from AT&T, Karri Kuoppamaki from T-Mobile, Günther Ottendorfer from Sprint and Nicola Palmer from Verizon will each conduct keynote presentations covering 5G and other next-generation wireless technologies. Panel sessions at the event will include speakers John Morgan from Facebook and the Telecom Infra Project, Craig Cowden from Charter Communications, Durga Malladi from Qualcomm, Doug Smith from Ligado Networks and Craig Sparks from C Spire.
The event will conclude with a dinner featuring a roundtable discussion on 2018 predictions by a group of veteran, independent analysts: Iain Gillott from iGR, Joe Madden from Mobile Experts, Mark Lowenstein from Mobile Ecosystem and Monica Paolini from Senza Fili. Attendees will also get early access to the forthcoming FierceWireless 2018 Predictions eBook.
The event comes at a critical time in the U.S. wireless industry. Top carriers including Verizon and AT&T have made clear their intentions to be among the first in the world to deploy 5G wireless networks. Meanwhile, T-Mobile and Sprint each are moving forward with their own network-upgrade plans following the collapse of their merger negotiations.
And hanging over the actions of the market’s major players is the real possibility that new companies will enter the wireless space, be it cable companies through an MVNO, IoT providers through their own licensed or unlicensed spectrum, or enterprises, venue owners and others through newly available spectrum like the 3.5 GHz CBRS band.
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