Tag: 5G

L-R: Steve Pastorkovich, telecommunications consultant; Tariq Khan, chief technologist of cloud and SDN for NFV at HPE; Phil Lawson Shanks, chief architect and VP of innovation at Edgeconnex; Rikin Thakker, VP of telecommnications and spectrum policy at MMTC. Photo: Access Intelligence/TJ Syndor.

On the Infrastructure Needs of a 5G-Fueled Economy

In order for 5G to support new applications such as virtual reality, video streaming and industrial Internet of Things (IOT), operators must consider disaggregating their data centers so they are located closer to the edge of their networks. During a discussion on the infrastructure needs of a 5G-fueled economy at the DC5G 2017 Summit, a […]

By | October 16, 2017

From L-R: moderator Howard Buskirk, executive senior editor for Communications Daily; Humberto La Roche, principal engineer at CTAO Cisco; Jill Canfield, senior regulatory counsel at NTCA; Jennifer Manner, SVP of regulatory affairs at EchoStar; Kalpak Gude, DSA President; Iyad Tarazi, CEO of Federated Wireless. Photo: Access Intelligence/TJ Syndor.

Experts Urge FCC to Expand Spectrum Sharing Opportunities

During a panel focusing on regulatory issues at the DC5G 2017 Summit yesterday, speakers from different industry markets stated that the only way to fund 5G deployment is to incentivize new players to invest in its rollout. Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) President Kalpak Gude argued that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) must evolve its spectrum […]

By | October 13, 2017

Mr Peter Pitsch, Executive Director, Communications and Associate General Counsel, Intel Corporation, United States, speaks at the ITU GSR 2010, Dakar.

EXCLUSIVE - Intel Exec: 5G Initiative with Intelsat is a Win-Win

Peter Pitsch, Intel’s executive director of federal relations and associate general counsel, refuses to get in a war of words. The company’s announcement last week, in partnership with Intelsat, about spectrum being used for 5G services has been the talk of our industry — and not in a very positive light. In a previous Via […]

By | October 12, 2017

Intelsat SVP of Sales and Marketing Kurt Riegelman delivers a presentation at the DC5G 2017 Summit. Photo: Access Intelligence/TJ Sydnor.

Intelsat’s Riegelman Addresses Concerns on 5G Proposal

In a presentation delivered at the end of this week’s DC5G 2017 Summit, Intelsat Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Kurt Riegelman asserted that satellite operators will continue to be the primary users of C-band spectrum under the company’s joint proposal with Intel. A handful of satellite operator executives, including ABS CEO Tom Choi, […]

By | October 12, 2017

Dynamic Spectrum Alliance President Kalpak Gude. Photo: Dynamic Spectrum Alliance

DSA’s Kalpak Gude on How to Efficiently Share Spectrum

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) is one of the most influential organizations across the telecommunications sphere, advocating for laws and regulations that support more efficient use of spectrum. DSA President Kalpak Gude shared his thoughts with Via Satellite on how he sees spectrum sharing paradigms changing to accommodate new 5G applications. At the DC5G 2017 […]

By | October 11, 2017

Andrew Jordan, CEO AsiaSat; Tom Choi, CEO ABS; Rodolphe Belmer, CEO Eutelsat.

“Ludicrous and Ridiculous” – CEOs React to Intelsat’s 5G Proposal

“Simply ludicrous and ridiculous” — Tom Choi, CEO of ABS and one of the most outspoken CEOs in the satellite industry, did not hold back when assessing Intelsat’s announcement last week to join forces with Intel to expand the use of 3700-4200 MHz C-band spectrum to terrestrial mobile services. If the proposal, made in response to […]

By | October 10, 2017

EU flags in front of the European Commission. Photo: EUD.

With 5G, European Commission Hopes to Avoid Repeat of 4G Rollout

The European Commission has begun work on a number of strategic 5G initiatives to ensure the European Union (EU) can remain economically competitive as the nascent technology develops. According to Nathalie Vandystadt, the European Commission’s spokesperson for digital economy and society, the organization’s main concern is preventing a repeat of Europe’s slow rollout of 4G […]

By | October 6, 2017

Intelsat Connected 5G Via Satellite

Can Intelsat Solve the Battle Over Spectrum for 5G?

In response to a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) filed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in August, Intelsat and Intel have submitted a joint proposal on Oct. 2 that would expand the use of 3700-4200 MHz C-band spectrum to terrestrial mobile services. If the proposal is adopted, wireless operators would be able to leverage mid-band […]

By | October 4, 2017

Alok Shah, Samsung’s vice president of networks strategy. Photo: Samsung.

Alok Shah Shares Samsung’s Perspective on 5G

As Samsung’s vice president of networks strategy, Alok Shah has had a pivotal role in determining the company’s approach to the 5G rollout. Shah will be participating in the “Evolution of Applications, Ecosystem, Vertical Markets and Big Data Analysis in the 5G World” panel at the DC5G 2017 Summit on Oct. 11. In this interview […]

By | September 26, 2017

Graphic showing how small cells can alleviate congestion in urban areas. Photo: Crown Castle.

Crown Castle Exec Talks 5G Infrastructure Ahead of DC5G Summit

Mark Reudink is the director of product development at Crown Castle, an infrastructure provider that owns approximately 40,000 cell towers, 25,000 small cells and 29,000 miles of fiber. Such infrastructure will be critical to the rollout of 5G services — and here, we share some of Reudink’s thoughts on how he envisions this rollout progressing […]

By | September 15, 2017

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