Date/Time: Wednesday, February 21, 5:00 – 7:15 p.m.
Location: Jenner & Block, 1099 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 900

The FCBA Wireless Telecommunications Committee will sponsor a CLE on Wednesday, February 21 from 5:00 – 7:15 p.m. entitled “5G’s Path Forward – Essential Inputs and Business Case.”  This program will be held at Jenner & Block, 1099 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 900.

The hottest topic in the information technology and communications industry today is “5G,” but what is it and when will it become a reality?  This program will explore the building blocks for 5G services as well as the opportunities and challenges facing the next generation of wireless, including the spectrum pipeline and network infrastructure buildout.  It will also investigate the use cases that will leverage 5G’s technological advancement and the business case for deploying such services built upon the latest in wireless innovations.

AGENDA

5:00 – 5:05 p.m.         Welcome and Introductions

5:05 – 6:05 p.m.         5G Building Blocks and Policy Drivers

The first panel will start with a brief primer on the wireless technology known as “5G” – including its technical specifications, targeted spectrum band utilization, network architecture, and potential use cases. It will then feature a conversation on how the U.S. government is responding to the promise of 5G with policy and legal reforms to expedite infrastructure deployment, open up new spectrum bands, and other efforts to narrow our nation’s broadband digital divide.

Moderator:

Shawn Chang, Partner, Wiley Rein and Co-Chair, FCBA Wireless Telecommunications Committee

Speakers:

Sanjay Udani, Vice President, Technology Policy, Verizon Communications

Kelsey Guyselman, Policy Advisor, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Sean Farrell, Professional Staff, House Energy and Commerce Committee, Communications and Technology Subcommittee

Joel Taubenblatt, Deputy Bureau Chief, Wireless Bureau, FCC

6:05 – 6:15 p.m.         Break

6:15 – 7:15 p.m.         Who’s In?  The Business Case for 5G

The second panel will continue the discussion, moving from setting the stage for 5G to a focus on the market-drivers and use cases that are spurring real-world 5G trials and deployment.  We will discuss network deployment plans that are in motion and take a look into the future of 5G.

Moderator:

Jeffrey Marks, Senior Counsel, Policy and Regulatory, Nokia and Co-Chair, FCBA Wireless Telecommunications Committee

Speakers:

Larry Downes, Project Director, Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy

Chris Wieczorek, Director, Spectrum Policy, T-Mobile USA, Inc.

Colleen King, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Charter Communications

Jeff Stewart, Assistant Vice President, External & Legislative Affairs, Global Public Policy, AT&T

 

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