Houston BOMA is offering our members a change to learn about 5G and the incoming wireless infrastructure change. Please join us during our forum where we will have a panel of experts answer questions. Lunch will be provided. The shift to 5G will undoubtedly change the way we interact with technology on a day-to-day basis. It’s an absolute necessity if we want to continue using mobile broadband. Please join us as we hear from 5G experts on the different thoughts and opinions 5G technology will have on the CRE industry.
Forum: The Rise of 5G
Featuring Dwight Silverman, The Houston Chronicle; Jason Inskeep, 5G & Multi-access Edge Computing Specialist of AT&T; and Amandus Derr, Crown Castle of the Texas 5G Alliance.
1990 Post Oak - Conference Room
Thursday, August 29, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Lunch and Registration Open at 11:00 am
Tickets for on-site registration are $45 for members and $65 for non-members
We've been promised a lot of improvements with 5G and its capabilities but we are still left with more questions than answers, which is precisely why we've put together a forum where we invite our CRE members to ask 5G experts your main concerns and questions.
Our 2-hour forum will have lunch provided along with a panel of invited guests: Dwight Silverman, Technology Editor from the Houston Chronicle, Jason Inskeep, 5G & Multi-access Edge Computing Specialist of AT&T, and Amandus Derr, Government Affairs Manager from Crown Castle of the Texas 5G Alliance.
What is 5G?
5G is the next generation of mobile broadband that will eventually replace, or at least augment, your 4G LTE connection.
With 5G, you’ll see exponentially faster download and upload speeds. Latency, or the time it takes devices to communicate with each other wireless networks, will also drastically decrease. Unlike LTE, 5G operates on three different spectrum bands. While this may not seem important, it will have a dramatic effect on your everyday use.
Low-band spectrum can also be described as sub 1GHz spectrum. It is primarily the spectrum band used by carriers in the U.S. for LTE, and is quickly becoming depleted. While low-band spectrum offers great coverage area and penetration, there is a big drawback: Peak data speeds will top out around 100Mbps.
Mid-band spectrum provides faster coverage and lower latency than you’ll find on low-band. It does, however, fail to penetrate buildings as well as low-band spectrum. Expect peak speeds up to 1Gbps on mid-band spectrum.
High-band spectrum is what most people think of when they think of 5G. It is often referred to as mmWave.
High-band spectrum can offer peak speeds up to 10Gbps and has very low latency. The major drawback of high-band is that it has low coverage area and building penetration is poor.
Small cells are low-power base stations that cover small geographic areas. With small cells, carriers using mmWave for 5G can improve overall coverage area. Combined with Beamforming, small cells can deliver very extremely fast coverage with low latency.
- Autonomous vehicle rise
- Public safety and infrastructure improvements
- Remote control of heavy machinery
- Telemedicine, remote recovery and physical therapy via augmented reality, precision surgery, and remote surgeries
- IoT effeciencies
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