5G: What’s Next in Wireless

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Thursday, June 30, 2016
9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

4G wireless networks have been a bright spot in the innovation ecosystem. U.S. leadership in their deployment and use has facilitated tremendous growth in mobile and adjacent platforms. But while there is still plenty of gas in the 4G tank, unique new demands for data and technological breakthroughs are creating pressure to deploy the next generation of wireless networks.

5G advances, if the excitement is to be believed, will dramatically expand wireless capabilities, providing extreme increases in capacity as well as new efficiencies through tailored “Internet of Things” connections. The vision is there, but a number of questions remain: What will a transition to 5G look like? What impact will 5G have on the competitive landscape for broadband Internet service? What are the policy hurdles to make 5G a reality? And what does this new wave of wireless innovation mean for international competitiveness?

Please join ITIF as it convenes a panel of experts to discuss a new ITIF report addressing these and other issues.

The event is free and open to the public. The event will be live-streamed and a recording will be available following the event. Follow @ITIFdc during the event, and join the conversation using #5G.