In light of the approaching 5G era, Samsung Electronics hosted the Silicon Valley 5G Summit, the first event of its kind dedicated for the discussion of an open, end-to-end ecosystem for fifth generation wireless network deployments. The summit was held under the theme “Realizing 5G Through FWA and Beyond” at Samsung Research America in San Jose, US on October 19.
Bringing together government representatives, mobile service providers, industry analysts and manufacturers, Samsung aimed to enable conversation and partnership-building to more efficiently catalyze the deployment of 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA). This technology is expected to help revolutionize all facets of human life in an age when people, objects and data systems are becoming increasingly connected.
In addition to a keynote on 5G spectrum and government enablement led by Julius Knapp, Chief of the Federal Communications Commission Office of Engineering and Technology, the summit also addressed the current state, challenges and requirements in creating business opportunities for 5G technologies.
Industry experts such as academics and eco-partners defined the key technologies for creating an aligned 5G evolution path, helping shape the end-to-end ecosystem through testing, verifying and optimizing radio frequency performance using 5G frequencies above/sub 6GHz. Session speakers reiterated the need for the creation of a strong and sustainable ecosystem for successful 5G implementation.
The Silicon Valley 5G Summit, which successfully kick-started the conversation to explore ways to implement 5G FWA, is scheduled to become an annual event. Through efforts like these, Samsung will continue to remain dedicated to advancing the digital industry and accelerating the transformation of 5G from a vision to a reality.