Track 3: 5G Infrastructure Preparedness

5G Deployment: The Value of Seamless Integration

September 26, 2019 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

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Roger Sartain



This session discusses why service providers are seeking forward-thinking partners that can help them design and seamlessly integrate the multiple elements that go into successfully deploying 5G networks. Specifically, a partner that can help them navigate today’s complex and competitive telecom environment by offering them a go-to-market approach in a single, powerful brand with an end-to-end strategy focused on increasing efficiencies from the lab to the field.

The next generation of mobile connectivity technology, 5G, is edging ever close to realization. For 5G to become pervasive, service providers have to get creative for effectively overcoming major costs and infrastructure challenges. Should they modify the utilization of existing, but limited, physical points of presence (cell towers)? Would deploying small cells attribute to the success of rolling out 5G? Could Massive MIMO (multiple input, multiple output), with its recent advancements in reducing hardware size, improving software, thus having improved antennas, be the answer? What about Network Function Virtualization (NFV) technology that can help service providers automate the process of regulating network traffic thus making sure massive volumes of potential 5G cell and data connections are not lost? Does the prospect of carriers partnering together to deploy traditional Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) sound more feasible, as this would keep costs down for each partner and concurrently support all of their radio frequencies? KGPCo’s OneTouch Process offers service providers a distinct advantage by seamlessly integrating multiple elements throughout the deployment process of 5G. From network architecture design and engineering to advanced supply chain and project management solutions, our single brand of services provides customers end-to-end efficiencies from the lab to the field.