Getting Ready for the Millimeter Wave
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 | 8:00am – 9:30am
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 kickstart 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.