5G, Devices & Communication

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

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The 5G Systems as a Spectrum Management Solution
Humberto La Roche
Humberto La Roche
Cisco, Principal Engineer

5G promises more throughput, lower latency, and better power consumption than prior “Gs” to support a broader constellation of services and use cases beyond voice and IP data. Our aim is to present often-overlooked elements of the 5G toolchain that support the vision. We begin by highlighting the aspects where 5G NR is an improvement over 4G LTE and conclude that it is in the systems-level aspects where the 5G system and specifically, 5G New Radio, is superior to prior “Gs”. To make the case stronger, we then highlight problem statements and their solutions in macro networks, edge computing, and in private 5G where the essence of the solution is the superior spectrum management employed by the 5G system.  Using the 5G New Radio waveform alone without the context for the use case will not achieve any desired business outcome. Instead, the wireless industry needs the flexibility afforded by the system toolchain as applied to a specific use case domain.

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How Can Technology Really Be Used for Good?
Sophia "Puff" Story
Sophia "Puff" Story
3 Sided Cube USA, Co-founder

In this session, I will dive into how technology can be used to have a positive impact and change millions of lives for the better. With examples from The American Red Cross and the World Resources Institute, we will showcase real examples of how this can work for your organization.

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Wireless Technology Considerations for IoT Products
Taylor Wolfe
Taylor Wolfe
Twilio, Head of IoT Global Sales and BD

With so many existing and emerging wireless technologies - 5G, eSIM /eUICC, and NB-IoT, one of the key decisions you need to make as an IoT product builder is - Which of these technologies are right for your current IoT initiatives? There are many (almost an overwhelming amount of) considerations - cost, coverage, bandwidth, impact on battery life, module availability, operational overhead and the list goes on. And you have many industry players steering you one way or another. This session will give you the guidance you need on how to prioritize these considerations and ultimately make a decision that will ensure a successful product lifecycle.

Key takeaways:
Understand the pros and cons of wireless technologies
Learn how to map each to your existing product needs
Take home a decision making framework for IoT project success