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Mobilizing America: 5G and the Mobile Future, May 18 11am EDT

Join Mobile Future and TIA for this free webinar discussing the power and promise of 5G. The next generation of mobile technology, 5G's increased bandwidth will spur innovation and help reimagine long-established industries.

With 5G wireless networks on the horizon, the global race to lead the world in this next wireless frontier is underway. The next wireless revolution will deliver blazing fast speeds over network technology that can support billions of simultaneously connected devices, as well as provide quicker reaction times, exceptional network reliability, and the ability to switch between spectrum bands and networks without delay. Realizing 5G’s full potential will require network operators, technology suppliers and policy makers to work together to ensure that the U.S. continues its global leadership in wireless.

Presenters:
• Jim Kohlenberger, President of JK Strategies, Former White House Technology Advisor, and member of the Mobile Future Board of Advisors
• Jonathan Spalter, Chair, Mobile Future
• Limor Schafman, Director of Content Development for TIA (Webcast Host)


This is not a BICSI accredited course.
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    We are embarking on the 5th Wave of Networks. What market forces are shaping these new networks? What opportunities and challenges lie ahead for CSPs? What demands will Massive-IoT, AR/VR, Autonomous Cars, Telemedicine, Smart Cities etc. place on the Networks of the Future? And how will we, as the communications industry, address these demands while also mitigating risk and meeting ROI requirements?

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    Recommendations for installing and testing TAPs
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    You'll receive a thorough overview of TAP solutions and how to add them to your network designs.

    Attendees of this webinar will earn one (1) BICSI CEC
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    • The Federal Communications Commission spectrum sharing proposal for the 5.9 GHz band
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    - Jim Lansford, Director, Technical Standards, Qualcomm; Chair of the Automotive and DSRC Committees, Wi-Fi Alliance


    ALSO - If you are interested in IoT, TIA's annual report may give you some of the detail forecasts you need for the next 5 years. Please visit this link for more information: http://www.tiaonline.org/resources/tias-2016-2020-ict-market-review-and-forecast
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    - Limor Schafman, Director of Content Development, TIA (Webcast Host)
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  • Graphene: The Next Super Material for the Communications Industry? Recorded: Aug 24 2016 60 mins
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    - Anthony Schiavo, Research Associate, Advanced Materials Team, Lux Research, Inc.
    - Limor Schafman, Director of Content Development, TIA (Moderator)
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    Webcast Host:
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    This is NOT a BICSI credited webcast.
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    Webcast Host:
    Limor Schafman, Director of Content Development, TIA


    This program is not BICSI accredited.

    About TIA:
    TIA is the Telecommunications Industry Association. Our members are the network operators, service providers, OEMs and suppliers that build the communications and information networks of today and tomorrow. We are a standards, policy, and market intelligence organization. We produce numerous events, and I invite you to visit us to learn more: www.TIAonline.org.
  • Mobilizing America: 5G and the Mobile Future, May 18 11am EDT Recorded: May 18 2016 60 mins
    Limor Schafman
    Join Mobile Future and TIA for this free webinar discussing the power and promise of 5G. The next generation of mobile technology, 5G's increased bandwidth will spur innovation and help reimagine long-established industries.

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    • Jim Kohlenberger, President of JK Strategies, Former White House Technology Advisor, and member of the Mobile Future Board of Advisors
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    • Limor Schafman, Director of Content Development for TIA (Webcast Host)


    This is not a BICSI accredited course.
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    * * * * * *
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    * * * * * *
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    This webinar is NOT eligible for BICSI Continuing Education Certificates
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