4G Americas and Wireless Industry Experts Steer the Course on the Road to 5G

BELLEVUE, Wash. – May 14, 2015  4G Americas, a wireless trade association representing the 3GPP family of technologies including LTE-Advanced and beyond to 5G, will join top mobile industry experts at the ATIS 5G Symposium co-located at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) 2015 in Chicago on Monday, June 8 to present 5G in the Americas: Requirements, Recommendations and Vision. 

4G Americas and Wireless Industry Experts Steer the Course on the Road to 5G

“A new 5G standard is expected to be commercially deployed in 2020, so getting it right requires industry leaders including operators, manufacturers, organizations, academia and governments to take steps early on in collaboration and cooperation,” stated Chris Pearson, President of 4G Americas.

Chris Pearson will provide an overview of the association’s 5G developmental work that has been contributed globally for the success of next generation networks.  Highlights from the white paper, 4G Americas’ Recommendations on 5G Requirements and Solutions, will be featured including use cases, challenges and requirements for future wireless access in the Americas and worldwide while pinpointing new technologies and solutions for a successful end-to-end 5G ecosystem.

Pearson continued, “The U.S. has been the global leader in LTE technology and now the region needs to continue to contribute to the development of 5G. Commercialization of this technology is way down the road, but work in standards development has a long lifecycle and globally there is a lot of energy going into 5G.”

4G Americas is endorsing the ATIS 5G Symposium and its positive step of fostering discussion on 5G development among key stakeholders and developers. 4G Americas believes that 5G will require major efforts in terms of research, cooperation and financial investment by the various stakeholders to be viable by 2020. A global commitment of collaboration between associations, standards bodies and companies is required to avoid fragmented 5G technical standards and spectrum allocation.

Mr. Pearson will be presenting from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on June 8 at the ATIS 5G Symposium alongside other influential industry experts from around the globe.

To view the full agenda and register visit the ATIS 5G Symposium website. The white paper,4G Americas’ Recommendations on 5G Requirements and Solutions, is available for free download at www.4gamericas.org.

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About 4G Americas: Unifying the Americas through Mobile Broadband Technology
4G Americas is an industry trade organization composed of leading telecommunications service providers and manufacturers. The organization’s mission is to advocate for and foster the advancement and full capabilities of the 3GPP family of mobile broadband technologies, including LTE-Advanced and beyond to 5G, throughout the ecosystem’s networks, services, applications and wirelessly connected devices in the Americas. 4G Americas contributes to the success of 3GPP technologies and their No. 1 place in the region. 4G Americas is headquartered in Bellevue, Wash. More information is available at www.4gamericas.org orwww.twitter.com/4gamericas and www.facebook.com/4gamericas.

4G Americas’ Board of Governors members include: Alcatel-Lucent, América Móvil, AT&T, Cable & Wireless, Cisco, CommScope, Entel, Ericsson, HP, Intel, Mavenir, Nokia, Qualcomm, Sprint, T-Mobile US, Inc. and Telefónica.

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