Originally posted to NEDAS
The NEDAS Virtual Symposium aired live September 8-10, 2020, featured a discussion moderated by Joan Engebretson, Executive Editor, Telecompetitor with panelists that included Ed d’Agostino, VP and Managing Director of DE-CIX North America; Christopher Smedley, General Manager of conexcity; and Gary Terrill, Engineer Manager, Enterprise Networks for Freddie Mac – all experts in networking. The discussion explored the viability of wireless deployments from the network perspective. A notable trend in the industry is the ongoing need for network convergence – bridging wireless and wireline technologies – despite the proliferation of fiber networks. Mobile network operators are driving convergence by deploying small cell infrastructure. There are several drivers behind this trend including wireless gear capabilities and the need to construct solutions that support 5G deployments. A notable trend over the last few months has been a push for 5G wireless infrastructure. The COVID-19 pandemic has favored the proliferation of the 5G wireless infrastructure. Another major driver is the want of individuals to be among the firs to have full use of 5G wireless powered solutions.
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