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Upcoming Industry Events

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RAN USA

January 26 - 27, 2016
San Francisco, California

RAN USA addresses the real-world radio access challenges of carriers. They get on stage and discuss their RAN challenges and visions for the future. The event deals with developments in today's network, whilst preparing all stakeholders - be it CTOs, senior engineers, technology strategists, vendors or analysts - for the challenges of tomorrow.

Must see sessions:
ATIS 5G Update
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
10:15 - 10:45 a.m.

ATIS assessed the 5G North American market focusing on two key areas: Evolution of 4G/LTE to 5G and North American Regulatory Requirements. In parallel, ATIS also explored the 5G environment from a “disruptive” perspective, seeking solutions not constrained by existing service requirements or architecture, with an analysis of New Business Models and User Experience. These complementary activities provide a compelling North American assessment of 5G.

ATIS’ analysis identified unique service and regulatory aspects of the North American market and considered potential “breakthrough” opportunities. North American requirements were evaluated in a global context, maximizing synergies where possible and identifying new requirements where necessary. ATIS’ findings were detailed in two white papers, documenting the use cases and high-level network and architecture aspects such as “mobility on demand”, “enhanced security”, and interoperability with previous generations of Radio Access Technology.

This presentation will provide an overview of the ATIS analysis, conclusions and next steps.

Speaker: Jim McEachern, Senior Technology Consultant, ATIS


Working Group 1: 5G
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Speakers: Professor Andrea Goldsmith, Stephen Harris Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
Javan Erfanian, Chief Editor; Distinguished Member of Technology, Wireless Technology Strategy NGMN 5G Initiative; Bell Canada
Jim McEachern, Senior Technology Consultant, ATIS discussing 5G Core Network Architecture Options Session
Professor Sundeep Rangan, Acting Head, NYU Wireless

ATIS is an Association Partner of RAN USA.