About Fierce Wi-Fi Summit

As services and applications continue to require faster speeds and lower latencies, it’s critical that the Wi-Fi ecosystem is in a position to best support. What does the future look like for Wi-Fi 6E and Wi-Fi 7?  What are some of the newest Wi-Fi technologies and innovations that operators, enterprises, and device oem’s need to be aware of? Our second annual Fierce Wi-Fi Summit will dive deep into the current state of the industry, and look into the future to uncover everything you need to know about the future of Wi-Fi.

 

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AGENDA
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7

11:00AM-12:15PM ET:

THE ROAD TO WI-FI 7

Wi-Fi is without a doubt still the most prominent method of connectivity in indoor environments, and with help from 6GHz and AFC systems, is poised for momentum in outdoor settings as well. Yet, with increased speeds and throughput from 5G, the Wi-Fi industry needs to continue its innovation in order to maintain it’s leading position.  Wi-Fi 6E is a huge step in the right direction, but standards are already being developed for Wi-Fi with Extremely High Throughput, more commonly being referred to as Wi-Fi 7.  What can we expect in the years ahead from Wi-Fi 7, and when can we expect it? What types of new services will it enable that are not thought to be possible with Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E?  And how will its performance compare to that of 5G and 6G?

11:00AM-11:15AM: Fireside Chat with the FCC's Geoffrey Starks
11:15AM-11:30AM: Keynote with Amazon's Raghuram Rangarajan 
11:30AM-12:15PM: Panel Discussion

AGENDA
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7

12:20PM-12:40PM ET:

KEYNOTE WITH AT&T - HEAD OF BROADBAND TECHNOLOGY

AGENDA
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7

1:00PM-1:45PM ET

OPTIMIZING 6 GHz: THE EMERGENCE OF AFC SYSTEMS AND OPEN AFC SOFTWARE

When the FCC approved the 6GHz band for unlicensed purposes, it tripled the amount of spectrum available for Wi-Fi. It also allowed for full power operations in the band through the use of AFC (Automatic Frequency Coordination) systems. These AFC Systems can protect incumbent, mobile services from interference, while allocating to Wi-Fi devices specific frequencies and locations that are not being used.  But how will AFC systems integrate in to such a diverse ecosystem with so many types of applications? How comparable are AFC providers to SAS administrators in the CBRS band? And why is Open AFC so important?   This session will dive into everything you need to know about AFC, and the use of 6GHz for Wi-Fi. The panel discussion will be driven by the co-chairs and other participants of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) Open AFC Software Group.

1:00PM-1:45PM: Panel Discussion

AGENDA
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7

3:00PM-3:40PM ET

INNOVATION IN WI-FI EMERGING TECH SUPER SESSION

From Wi-Fi sensing, to boosters, innovative testing and beyond, this session will feature 2 partners that are revolutionizing the industry.

3:00PM-3:20PM: Fireside Chat with Oz Yildirim 
3:20PM-3:40PM: Keynote with Plume's Niall Robinson

AGENDA
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8

11:00AM-12:15PM ET

NEXT GEN OPERATOR WI-FI: DELIVERING ON THE PROMISE OF THE SMART HOME

For any ISP that is delivering broadband to the home, the Wi-Fi service throughout the property is paramount to the customer experience.  What are the latest trends that operators need to be aware of?  What Wi-Fi enabled services have the potential for operators to build business cases around?  And at the end of the day, what do Smart Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Experience management investments do for an operator’s retention rates?  

11:00AM-11:15AM: Keynote with Parks Associates' Kristen Hanich
11:15AM-11:30AM: Partner Keynote with Plume's Bill McFarland
11:30AM-12:15PM: Panel Discussion

AGENDA
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8

2:00PM-2:45PM ET

WI-FI AND PRIVATE 5G: DEBATING USE CASES FOR THE ENTERPRISE

Its easy to want to pin Wi-Fi and private networks against each other, but in reality, they will happily coexist for different sets of use cases.  The problem more so, is matching up specific use cases with all of the different options that are available, as the latest and greatest generations aren't always required for a business' specific needs. How should enterprises and verticals know which technologies- and which generations- to invest in? From Wi-Fi 6, 6E, and 7, to Private LTE, 5G, and 6G, this session will dive deep into everything businesses and enterprise decision makers need to know , when planning to optimize performance and security of their future network.

2:00PM-2:45PM: Panel Discussion