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5G Americas’ “Spectrum Recommendations for the U.S.” White Paper

DC5G is excited to bring you the “Spectrum Recommendations for the U.S.” comprehensive 5G Americas technology white paper. The document provides guidance on licensed wireless spectrum and the necessary steps for the progression and deployment of 5G technologies in the United States. It was written by co-leaders Ahmad Armand and Scott Migaldi from T-Mobile USA […]

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Everything You Need to Know About 5G

Everything You Need to Know About 5G Brought to you by IEEE Spectrum

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National Space Council on Competitiveness and Spectrum in the New Space Era

There is no doubt that the United States is a preeminent space-faring nation of the world. There is no country more capable in space nor is there a country more reliant on space for its security, its economy, its place in the world. These were the words of Scott Pace, executive secretary of the U.S. National […]

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SATELLITE 2018 Session Video: Leading Regional Operators Assess the Industry’s 5G Strategy

This session took place at SATELLITE 2018 on Wednesday, March 14, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. To view the complete session, fill out the show form below! [gated] [/gated] Description: Unlike 4G and LTE standards that were driven by consumer demand for mobile streaming video services like Netflix and Amazon Prime, […]

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SATELLITE 2018 Session Video: Interplay Between Spectrum & Standards in 5G

This session took place at SATELLITE 2018 on Monday, March 12, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. To view the complete session, fill out the show form below!   [gated][/gated]   Description: This session will look at the ongoing and forthcoming standardization activities and how these refer to the various candidate bands […]

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A Look at the Future of 5G-Powered Smart Cities

Will the next-gen network prompt the ‘fourth industrial revolution’? What will cities of the near future look like when buildings, cars, people and a whole slew of other things can communicate with each other? Earlier this month, tech companies and telecoms at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, tried to answer that question, showing off their plans for […]

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ITIF’s “5G and Next Generation Wireless: Implications for Policy and Competition” White Paper

5G networks will greatly expand wireless functionality, but need policymaker support to truly flourish. The ongoing development of 5G wireless technologies represents a unique opportunity to radically expand the capacity and flexibility of wireless networks, which will have profound implications for broadband competition and productivity growth. Policymakers at the national and local level should support […]

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5G Americas’ “LTE to 5G: Cellular and Broadband Innovation” White Paper

DC5G is excited to bring you the “LTE to 5G: Cellular and Broadband Innovation” comprehensive 5G Americas technology white paper authored by Rysavy Research. The paper provides detailed descriptions and analysis of the transformational nature of LTE and 5G networks. Access it for free by filling out the short form below! [gated]Click here to access […]

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To Compete in a 5G World, Satellite Needs to Work Alongside Cellular Networks

Open architecture standards will make or break satellite’s viability for 5G and other applications, said a mixed panel of experts at the SATELLITE 2018 Conference & Exhibition. During a panel discussing the potential convergence of the satellite and terrestrial industries, the speakers asserted that establishing fair and open-ended standards will be key for satellite to […]

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5G: Conflicts and Opportunities for Satellite

As a technology, nobody is quite sure what 5G means. It’s a whirl of uncertainty. We get the real sense that it will dictate the future of telecoms as we know it, but nobody really knows what or how it will impact the satellite industry. This next generation of wireless telecom will comprise a new […]

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A Sobering Look at the Future Role of HTS Systems for 5G

I’m pleased to be invited by Via Satellite to write an article that may provide contrarian perspectives to the popular beliefs that are pervasive in the market that somehow HTS GEO, MEO and NGSO systems will be having a material impact in the adoption and deployment of 5G from 2020 and beyond. The current FSS […]

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Conceptualizing the Transition to 5G Beyond Speeds and Standards

While attending several telecommunications conferences and trade shows throughout the past couple of years, I’ve heard a wide variety of opinions on how the industry should define the separation between fourth-generation (4G) and fifth-generation (5G) connectivity services. A majority of those opinions see 5G as a new product — a service that will emerge out […]

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University of Maryland Students Recap DC5G Summit 2017

Students of the “DAS and Small Cells” course, led by Prof. Rikin Thakker, got an opportunity to attend the DC5G Summit, held on October 11, 2017 in Washington D.C. They were also accompanied by the Associate Director of the MS in Telecommunications course, Dr. Michael Dellomo. The following students attended and contributed to the “Key […]

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EchoStar’s Manner on Regulatory Hurdles Ahead of the 5G Rollout

EchoStar’s Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Jennifer Manner is a 5G maverick, and has penned a number of articles for Via Satellite discussing the major policy issues surrounding the technology. Here, we explore what Manner sees as the biggest challenges for 5G ahead of the DC5G 2017 Summit, where she will speak on the “Security, Privacy, Bandwidth and […]

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Alok Shah Shares Samsung’s Perspective on 5G

As Samsung’s vice president of networks strategy, Alok Shah has had a pivotal role in determining the company’s approach to the 5G rollout. Shah will be participating in the “Evolution of Applications, Ecosystem, Vertical Markets and Big Data Analysis in the 5G World” panel at the DC5G 2017 Summit on Oct. 11. In this interview with Via Satellite, Shah shares […]

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Experts Urge FCC to Expand Spectrum Sharing Opportunities

During a panel focusing on regulatory issues at the DC5G 2017 Summit yesterday, speakers from different industry markets stated that the only way to fund 5G deployment is to incentivize new players to invest in its rollout. Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) President Kalpak Gude argued that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) must evolve its spectrum allocation policies to be […]

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DSA’s Kalpak Gude on How to Efficiently Share Spectrum

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) is one of the most influential organizations across the telecommunications sphere, advocating for laws and regulations that support more efficient use of spectrum. DSA President Kalpak Gude shared his thoughts with Via Satellite on how he sees spectrum sharing paradigms changing to accommodate new 5G applications. At the DC5G 2017 Summit, Gude also participated in […]

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Intelsat’s Riegelman Addresses Concerns on 5G Proposal

In a presentation delivered at the end of this week’s DC5G 2017 Summit, IntelsatSenior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Kurt Riegelman asserted that satellite operators will continue to be the primary users of C-band spectrum under the company’s joint proposal with Intel. A handful of satellite operator executives, including ABS CEO Tom Choi, have already voiced concerns that regulators could […]

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On the Infrastructure Needs of a 5G-Fueled Economy

In order for 5G to support new applications such as virtual reality, video streaming and industrial Internet of Things (IOT), operators must consider disaggregating their data centers so they are located closer to the edge of their networks. During a discussion on the infrastructure needs of a 5G-fueled economy at the DC5G 2017 Summit, a panel of […]

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Crown Castle Exec Talks 5G Infrastructure Ahead of DC5G Summit

Mark Reudink is the director of product development at Crown Castle, an infrastructure provider that owns approximately 40,000 cell towers, 25,000 small cells and 29,000 miles of fiber. Such infrastructure will be critical to the rollout of 5G services — and here, we share some of Reudink’s thoughts on how he envisions this rollout progressing […]

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5G Americas President on Mobile Carriers in a 5G Ecosystem

5G Americas President Chris Pearson has operated within the mobile wireless industry for almost 30 years, and has his finger directly on the pulse of 5G development. This month, Pearson delivered a riveting keynote on the transformation of mobile wireless networks to kick off the DC5G 2017 Summit in Washington, D.C. Here, he shares some […]

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