Held in Partnership with the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy’s Project on the Evolution of Regulation and Innovation
Keynote: Eric Dresselhuys, Co-Founder and EVP of Global Development, Silver Spring Networks.
Panelists and moderators: AT&T, Civiq Smartscapes, CTIA, Ericsson, FCC, GE, Georgetown University, Huawei, Intel, Nokia, NTIA, Rysavy Research, Southern Company, Verizon, Wells Fargo Securities, and Wireless 20/20.
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This fourth annual spectrum technology and policy workshop will review the spectrum demands and network architectures of evolving mobile broadband networks, with a focus on how these networks are enabling the realization of “smart cities” across the United States. Engineers and technical experts will discuss the emerging vision for what constitutes a smart city, the emerging and most compelling use cases, and will explain how 5G and LTE-Advanced-fueled mobile broadband networks can help localities around the country realize that vision. These experts will discuss ideal spectrum scenarios for a 5G world and will preview the types of capabilities that 5G and LTE-Advanced will create. Policy experts, industry representatives, and investment analysts will discuss the types of use cases that are driving the evolution of mobile broadband networks in the U.S. and attracting the levels of investment needed for sustained network expansion. Speakers will address questions such as:
What is the technology vision of "smart cities"?
What features of LTE-Advanced, 5G, and other wireless technologies facilitate the realization of this vision of smart city infrastructure throughout the U.S.?
What are the optimal spectrum allocations to power 5G mobile networks?
What role will smart infrastructure play for: resource management, traffic flow, vehicular safety, other use cases?
What federal policy choices will help or hinder rapid deployment of 5G and other wireless infrastructure across the country?
Will local siting policies delay 5G deployment?
What smart cities initiatives are underway and expected in the near future? Are there best practices taking hold?
What end-to-end solutions are available to facilitate smart city applications?
Lunch will be served at the workshop.
For more information on the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy's Project on the Evolution of Regulation and Innovation please click here.