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    Sprint and Ericsson secured early results from their joint field testing of Massive MIMO on the Sprint LTE Plus network in downtown Seattle and Plano, Texas, demonstrating a 4x increase in spectral efficiency. Massive MIMO is key to a network’s ability to meet demands of urban and rural users as a precursor to 5G network deployment in the next few years.

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  • Communities seeking the benefits of "smart" connectivity are faced with difficult choices: what are the first steps? How do you integrate applications? Which vendors do you work with? What's your budget? How do you manage public and private partnerships? In this discussion, city and county leaders tasked with scaling smart communities discuss the challenges and opportunities they're currently facing. They also weigh in on how the communications ecosystem can support their plans for current and future connectivity.

  • Will Barkis, Senior Technology Analyst at Orange and Anton Monk, VP Strategic Alliances and Standards at Cohere discuss the requirements of infrastructure to support a smart cities and how the industry can support and guide cities towards an effective plan on transition to a smart city.

  • How do carriers, manufacturers and OTT players thrive in marketplace that is looking for services, not devices? And what are the differences between what consumers versus SME's want? We talk with Balaji Sundaram, Principal, Smart Communities and Venues at Verizon, Rusty Lhamon, Sr. Director, IoT Solutions at T-Mobile and Sumit Mittal, Enterprise Business Development at Nest to find out.

  • Much of what we'll need 5G to do in the near future are things the industry isn't ready to tackle, but there is a large set of requirements we do know about. Donyel Jones-Williams, Director of Product Marketing at Juniper Networks and Peter Jarich, Chief Analyst at GlobalData Technology discuss what needs to be done to the network to get us ready for a robust network of today and the future.

  • Rachel Kutz, VP of Strategic Initiatives within AT&T's Global Supply Chain group discusses how the value chain of suppliers and QuEST Forum's role help AT&T compete and achieve near-term sustainability goals.

  • Nokia’s Chief Quality Officer, Deepti Arora, joins Power & Tel CEO Jennifer Sims and KPGCo President Trevor Putrah to explain the importance of the global language of network quality and performance provided by TL9000 for suppliers and service providers around the world.

  • AT&T’s Susan Johnson, SVP of Global Supply Chain, and CenturyLink’s Todd Miller, VP of Network Operations, discuss how they’ve raised the bar thanks to TL9000 and close coordination with their supplier partners via QuEST Forum. They also discuss what they foresee as required network innovation, and their expectations for the newly announced merger of TIA and QuEST Forum.

  • Spirent’s Dave Garrison and Rajat Agarwal reveal how 5G is more than a generational improvement on 4G; it's a new way to design and build networks from core to edge to RF. 5G will require a re-think of the role of networks in meeting end user demands.

  • The TIA and QuEST Forum merger announced this week heralds a new era in industry alignment bringing “agility, scale, quality, efficiency and trust,” says TIA CEO Wes Johnston. Fraser Pajak, CEO of QuEST Forum and Wes Johnston discuss the natural synergies and combined strengths of the new organization.

  • 5G networks promise efficient, fast connectivity to usher in a new era of services for consumers and businesses. However, deployment is dependent on clear, fair zoning to make 5G a reality. Brian Hendricks, Head of Policy and Government Affairs at Nokia and Dileep Srihari, Director, Legislative and Government Affairs at TIA discuss securing edge network presence in preparation for 5G rollouts.

  • For a policy-based State of the Union on smart cities, we talk to Melissa Tye of Verizon and Paul Schomburg of Panasonic. They cover a wide range of topics including the implications of the upcoming DIGIT Act, municipal infrastructure beyond wireless service, the benefits communities will see from these services and more.

  • Vehicles are increasingly home to advanced connectivity technologies, compute power and sensors enabling the next wave of vehicular innovations. How will these vehicles connect to networks and the world around them to provide new services and increase safety? Durga Malladi, SVP of Engineering at Qualcomm, speaks about cellular V2X and connectivity solutions in the future.

  • Blockchain technology has attained buzzworthy status. But beyond bitcoin, what are blockchain and distributed ledgers, and how will they impact the broader communications landscape? Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of Hyperledger, a Linux Foundation Project, walks us through the technology as it is used now, and how it will be implemented in enterprise use cases moving forward.

  • Future roads will host a combination of shared rides, electric cars and autonomous vehicles, says Peter Kosak, Executive Director of Global Urban Mobility Programs at General Motors. Kosak talks with TIA NOW about consumers’ evolving views on autonomous vehicles, how easier modes of transportation affect the future of car ownership, and what hurdles still need to be addressed as we transition to more embedded connectivity and shared mobility.

  • With Corning's acquisition of SpiderCloud, they are focused on helping enterprises with their communications strategies. Bill Cune, Vice President of Wireless Market Development of Corning discusses SpiderCloud, its integration with the Corning ONE system, and how the two are driving robust communications in the enterprise as well as large public venues.

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