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5G BLITZ WEEK - SUMMER

JULY 20 - JULY 24 | FREE VIRTUAL EVENT
 

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Fierce Wireless is excited to announce our second online 5G BLITZ Week, a digital event series across our network. Through a series of live video roundtables, fireside chats, and keynotes featuring some of the world's largest operators, OEMs, and enterprises, our readers will be able to access top notch industry panels, without having to travel! As a part of 5G BLITZ Week, our industry leading editorial team, along with our network of third party analyst firms, will be supplementing these digital events with a huge variety of 5G features and special reports across our sites and publications all week long. It’ll be a one-of-a-kind series, that you don’t want to miss.

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July 20

MONDAY, JULY 20

10:00AM-10:30AM ET:
1 on 1 with the President, Global Enterprise for Verizon Business

11:00AM-12:15PM ET:
Rolling Out 5G Infrastructure

July 21

TUESDAY, JULY 21

11:00AM-12:15PM ET:
Virtualization in 5G

July 22

WEDNESDAY, JULY 22

11:00AM-12:15PM ET:
The Future of mmWave: Technology, ROI, and Beyond

July 23

THURSDAY, JULY 23

11:00AM-12:15PM ET:
Beyond the Cities: What Does Next Gen Wireless Look Like for Rural Areas?

July 24

FRIDAY, JULY 24

11:00AM-12:15PM ET:
Designing for 5G

SPONSORS

Anokiwave
Anritsu
Commscope
IBM
Inseego
Intel
Intelsat
Samsung
VIAVI
World Wide Technology
ZenFi

AGENDA
MONDAY, JULY 20

 

10:00AM-10:30AM ET:
1 ON 1 WITH THE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL ENTERPRISE FOR VERIZON BUSINESS

SPEAKERS

Sampath Sowmyanarayan, President, Global Enterprise, Verizon Business

Sampath Sowmyanarayan
President, Global Enterprise
Verizon Business

Linda Hardesty, Fierce Wireless

Linda Hardesty
Editor-in-Chief
Fierce Telecom Group

AGENDA
MONDAY, JULY 20

 

11:00AM-12:15PM ET:
ROLLING OUT 5G INFRASTRUCTURE

All of the U.S. carriers need to deploy more towers and small cells as part of their 5G buildouts, which alludes to a lot of activity in the wireless infrastructure space over the next few years. How is the process of urban densification going for 5G? How are leading tower companies going to evolve? Will 5G infrastructure be more, or less, energy-efficient than previous generations? And how will the potential availability of C-Band spectrum affect the wireless infrastructure space?

SPEAKERS

Alex Quach

KEYNOTE

Alex D. Quach

Vice President of the Network Platforms Group and General Manager of the Wireline and Core Network Division (WCND)
Intel Corporation

Kyle Malady

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW

Kyle Malady

CTO
Verizon

Sue Marek, Fierce Wireless

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW

Sue Marek

Contributing Editor
Fierce Wireless

Chris Pearson, 5G Americas

MODERATOR

Chris Pearson

President
5G Americas

Mike Wolfe

PANELIST

Mike Wolfe

VP Wireless Network Engineering
CommScope

Kashif Hussain VIAVI

PANELIST

Kashif Hussain

Director of Solutions Marketing 
VIAVI Solutions

Mark Reudink

PANELIST

Mark Reudink

VP of Product Development
Crown Castle

Rachel Rea

PANELIST

Rachel Rea

Senior Director of Carrier Services 
Boingo

AGENDA
TUESDAY, JULY 21

 

11:00AM-12:15PM ET:
VIRTUALIZATION IN 5G

Surprisingly, the O-RAN Alliance became part of the political discussion this year when a bi-partisan group of U.S. senators suggested the creation of an O-RAN research and development fund to help operators move away from Chinese vendors. Aside from advancements in virtualization of the radio access network (RAN), many operators have already virtualized much of their core networks. Which operators are leading the charge in RAN virtualization? Where do specifications from the Telecom Infra Project and the O-RAN Alliance fit in operators’ plans? Which vendors are leading the charge in terms of virtualization of 5G networks? And how can operators’ 5G networks benefit from connecting with the big cloud providers?

SPEAKERS

Azita Arvani, Rakuten

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW

Azita Arvani

GM
Rakuten Mobile Americas

 

Linda Hardesty

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW

Linda Hardesty

Editor-in-Chief
Fierce Telecom Group

Rakshit Mehta

KEYNOTE

Rakshit Mehta

Industry Business Development Executive
IBM Global Telecommunications, Media and Entertainment

 

Stefan Pongratz

MODERATOR

Stefan Pongratz

Vice President, Industry Analyst
Dell'Oro Group

Cristina Rodriguez

PANELIST

Cristina Rodriguez

VP, Data Platforms Group and GM, Wireless Access Network Division (WAND)
Intel Corporation

Bethesda Shu

PANELIST

Bethesda Shu

Marketing Manager
VIAVI Solutions

Olivier Simon

PANELIST

Olivier Simon

Director, Radio Innovation 
Orange

Mariam Sorond

PANELIST

Mariam Sorond

Chief Research & Development Officer
CableLabs

AGENDA
WEDNESDAY, JULY 22

 

11:00AM-12:15PM ET:
THE FUTURE OF MMWAVE: TECHNOLOGY, ROI, AND BEYOND

The use of millimeter wave spectrum is a big part of 5G in the United States. Carriers are rolling out their initial 5G deployments in dense urban areas using mmWave spectrum along with massive MIMO antennas. But the spectrum has well-known limitations, including poor propagation. Since mmWave requires so many small cells, what is its future with the national carriers; does it support their ROI? What are the challenges of in-building wireless using mmWave spectrum? How can mmWave be used in fixed wireless access deployments?

SPEAKERS

Chet Kanojia

FIRESIDE CHAT

Chet Kanojia

Co-Founder and CEO
Starry, Inc. 

 

Mark Lowenstein

MODERATOR

Mark Lowenstein

Managing Director
Mobile Ecosystem

Abhishek Kapoor

KEYNOTE

Abhishek Kapoor

Vice President of Global Sales
Anokiwave

Yves Bellego

PANELIST

Yves Bellego

Director of Network Strategy
Orange

Andy Penley

PANELIST

Andy Penley

VP of Wireless Solutions
ZenFi Networks

Ted Rappaport

PANELIST

Ted Rappaport

Founder and Director
NYU Wireless

Alok Shah, Samsung

PANELIST

Alok Shah

VP of Networks Strategy, BD & Marketing
Samsung

AGENDA
THURSDAY, JULY 23

 

11:00AM-12:15PM ET:
BEYOND THE CITIES: WHAT DOES NEXT GEN WIRELESS LOOK LIKE FOR RURAL AREAS

2020 promises to be a big year for rural wireless. T-Mobile will begin working on its promise to deliver 5G service to 99% of the U.S. population within six years. And the FCC has proposed a 5G Fund for Rural America with up to $9 billion USF support. But in the interim, how far behind will 5G be in rural areas? Will some areas never get there? Will some areas be better served by a new wave of low orbit satellites from the likes of SpaceX, Project Kuiber from Amazon, or others?

SPEAKERS

Jessica Rosenworcel

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW

Jessica Rosenworcel

Commissioner
FCC

Monica Alleven

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW

Monica Alleven

Senior Editor
Fierce Wireless Tech

Joe Wojtal

FIRESIDE CHAT

Joe Wojtal

CTO
WWT Global Service Provider

Cristina Rodriguez

FIRESIDE CHAT

Cristina Rodriguez

VP, Data Platforms Group and GM, Wireless Access Network Division (WAND)
Intel Corporation

Kevin Gray

FIRESIDE CHAT MODERATOR

Kevin Gray

Publisher 
Fierce Wireless

Steven Berry

MODERATOR

Steven Berry

CEO & President
Competitive Carriers Association

Justin Brewster

PANELIST

Justin Brewster

Division Manager Wireless 
Pioneer Cellular

Gerry Collins

PANELIST

Gerry Collins

Director, Product Management, Mobile Networks
Intelsat

Adam Gould

PANELIST

Adam Gould

Senior Vice President, Product Management, IoT & Mobile Solutions
Inseego

AGENDA
FRIDAY, JULY 24

 

11:00AM-12:15PM ET:
DESIGNING FOR 5G

The coming 5G evolution opens up a new era in wireless communications, offering the promise of a unified solution connecting everything from simple IoT devices to high-performance, connected embedded systems and also accelerate new use cases and deployments for sensors of every type and capability. The challenge for design engineers will be to navigate the expanded requirements for 5G; develop new and reliable approaches to testing; and deal with the multitude of configuration options while meeting cost and time-to-market goals. How will the improvements in speed, latency, and capacity brought about by 5G impact product performance? What will be special and different about 5G-powered sensor and sensor networks? What are some of the innovative 5G test tools and solutions emerging to help engineers meet requirements and overcome new testing challenges? What will be some of the first use cases for 5G in both the low-cost and high-performance space?

SPEAKERS

Igal Elbaz

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW

Igal Elbaz

SVP of Wireless Technology & Experience Delivery 
AT&T

Linda Hardesty

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW

Linda Hardesty

Editor-in-Chief
Fierce Telecom Group

Adam Gould

KEYNOTE

Adam Gould

Senior Vice President, Product Management, IoT & Mobile Solutions
Inseego

Matt Hamblen

MODERATOR

Matt Hamblen

Editor
Fierce Electronics

 

Ahmed Hmimy

PANELIST

Ahmed Hmimy, PhD

Director, DCCS Solutions Architect
CommScope

Adnan Khan

PANELIST

Adnan Khan

Senior Manager - Wireless and Wireline Market Development
Anritsu

Mike Goslin

PANELIST

Mike Goslin

CEO
New Peak Interactive

Bill Pugh

PANELIST

Bill Pugh

Managing Partner
Smart Connections Consulting LLC