The Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure 5 GHz bands are used primarily for Wi-Fi networks in homes, offices, hotels, airports, and other public spaces. They are also used by wireless Internet Service Providers, for data links, and for monitoring and critical infrastructure such as gas/oil pipelines. LTE Unlicensed (aka "LTE-U"). Seeking additional spectrum to feed our data-hungry smartphones, mobile carriers are deploying a modified form of LTE - the wireless standard often called "4G" - into those unlicensed bands. Known as LTE Unlicensed or "LTE-U" it's designed to share spectrum and co-exist with the existing Wi-Fi signals - or at least that's the intention. Questions remain about whether this newcomer technology can co-exist with existing Wi-Fi and other networks. Even if co-existence is proven to work, the amount of data carried by the 5 GHz bands will increase, reducing capacity and requiring managers and operators of incumbent networks to make adjustments.
In this session by our expert speaker, David Witkowski, you will learn about properties of the 5 GHz bands, what technologies currently use them, and how LTE Unlicensed will be deployed to the bands. You'll learn about the timing for deployment of these new technologies, and how the industry is working to ensure co-existence. You will learn about response strategies, tactics methods for testing, and how to prepare for making adjustments.
Who should attend?
Chief Information Officers, Chief Operating Officers, VPs of Information Technology, Directors of Information Technology, Directors of Information Services, Network Managers, Network Security Managers, Wireless Internet Service Providers, Critical Infrastructure Network Managers, Members of Technical Staff.
City Managers, City Planners, Directors of Real Estate, Directors of Economic Development, Mayors, Vice Mayors, City Councilmembers, City and County Staff, County Supervisors.
David Witkowski Executive Director, Wireless Communications Initiative
David Witkowski is a results-oriented wireless industry expert who has held positions of leadership at companies ranging from Fortune 500 multi-nationals to early-stage startups. He is Executive Director of the Wireless Communications Initiative at Joint Venture Silicon Valley (www.jointventure.org/wireless), and the F... More info