The mainstream wireless industry is rushing into a bold and brand-new frontier: the millimeter wave.
Although companies for decades have dabbled in spectrum above 20 GHz – licenses generally dubbed the millimeter-wave bands – those frequencies have suddenly risen to the forefront of the industry on the back of 5G. Indeed, a driving force in the development of the initial 5G standards was a desire to use millimeter-wave spectrum bands for super high-speed, high-bandwidth applications.
And now, as the FCC gears up to kick-start its first-ever auction of millimeter-wave spectrum, it’s time to assess the future of the millimeter-wave swell. How might the upcoming auctions play out, and what kinds of prices should bidders expect? What kinds of deployment strategies might millimeter-wave carriers engage in? And perhaps most importantly, what revenue-generating services can millimeter-wave transmissions support?
This Fierce event will tackle these questions and more.
Mike Dano, Editor-in-Chief, FierceWireless – moderator
James Child, VP Strategy, North America, CBNL
John Godfrey, Senior Vice President, Public Policy, Samsung Electronics America
Steve Sharkey, Vice President, Government Affairs, Technology and Engineering Policy, T-Mobile
Craig Sparks, VP – Technology Strategy & Planning, C Spire
Sponsored by: T-Mobile