Coming Soon | Open RAN: Choice or requirement? In the US, there is a push to make Open RAN adoption a requirement to access federal financial support. Is this a good way to promote Open RAN adoption? Sparring Partners on how to best encourage Open RAN adoption with Daryl Schoolar, Omdia, Chris Nicoll, Omdia, and Monica Paolini, Senza Fili, as usual live, unscripted and with an open chatline with the participants.
Midband spectrum: The key to 5G success? How crucial is midband spectrum to the success of 5G in the US and elsewhere? What role will spectrum sharing have in combination with licensed access? How should regulation encourage enterprise private networks and rural connectivity? Amit Nagpal, Aetha Consulting, Chris Nicoll, Omdia, and Monica Paolini, Senza Fili debated the upcoming 3.7 GHz FCC auction 107 (3.7 GHz), as well as the impact from CBRS and the prospects for the 3.1-3.45 GHz and 4.9 GHz bands.
5G automation: How to do it? 5G networks are complex. Is automation an option or a necessity to manage 5G complexity? Automation is not easy, and we are all learning how to automate networks. In this Sparring Partners, Mark Mortensen, Chris Nicoll and Monica Paolini sparred on what they see happening on automation in 5G networks
Wi-Fi spectrum in Europe: What’s next for 6 GHz? Will Europe open the 6 GHz band to Wi-Fi®? In this virtual roundtable hosted by the Wi-Fi Alliance®, Andreas Geiss, Head of Unit for Radio Spectrum Policy at the European Commission discussed Wi-Fi spectrum regulation in Europe, with participation from Broadcom, LANCOM, and Wi-Fi Alliance.
Simplify 5G deployments with cluster connectors Sparring Partners hosted by CommScope on how cluster connectors make 5G simpler to deploy, with Omar Parimbelli, CommScope, Martin Zimmerman, CommScope, Sebastien Roy, Radiall, and Earl Lum, EJL
CBRS PAL auction: Our take on the results Sparring Partners on the results of the CBRS PAL auction with Chris Nicoll and Monica Paolini. Who are the winners and losers of the auction? What impact will the auction results have on CBRS deployments in the US?
A more sustainable and reliable RAN Sparring Partners videocast with Mansoor Hanif, NEOM, Chris Nicoll, Nicoll Associates, and Monica Paolini, Senza Fili talked about how we can make the RAN more sustainable and reliable, in dense and rural environments, for developed and emerging markets.
Are we ready to open the RAN? Sean Kinney, RCR Wireless, Chris Nicoll, Nicoll Associates, and Monica Paolini, Senza Fili debated about O-RAN. Opening the RAN to multiple vendors, virtualized hardware, open fronthaul interfaces under a common open source approach as operators move to 5G is a compelling story. But will it happen? Or is it too good to be true?
Breaking the disability digital divide How can wireless technologies can help us bridge the digital divide that affects people with disabilities and create a more inclusive society? With Chris Lewis, Lewis Insights, Chris Nicoll, Nicoll Associates, and Monica Paolini, Senza Fili.
#WirelessFightsCOVID: Community response #WirelessFightsCOVID Sparring Partners videocast on how wireless networks have brought connectivity to underserved communities and people during the COVID-19 pandemic and how technology can improve our preparedness for future emergencies, with Heather Williams, CommScope, Joe Hillis, ITDRC, Chris Nicoll, Nicoll Associates, and Monica Paolini
#WirelessFightsCOVID: Can we track the pandemic? How can contact tracing help us control the spread of the pandemic? #WirelessFightsCOVID Sparring Partners videocast on with Sameh Yamany, VIAVI, Chris Nicoll, Nicoll Associates, and Monica Paolini, Senza Fili. Can we make contact tracing effective and preserve privacy? What is the best way to use location information from wireless devices?
#WirelessFightsCOVID: Spectrum and regulation #WirelessFightsCOVID Sparring Partners videocast on the role of regulation during the current pandemic, and on how wireless and wireline regulation will change to strengthen our response to future emergency situations. Cristina Data and Helen Hearn at Ofcom will join Chris Nicoll, Nicoll Associates, and Monica Paolini, Senza Fili in the debate, and bring the UK perspective.
#WirelessFightsCOVID: Wireless in time of COVID-19 in the US Sparring Partners videocast on how wireless technology can help us with the current and future epidemics in the US, with Chris Pearson, 5G Americas, Chris Nicoll, Nicoll Associates, and Monica Paolini, Senza Fili. We talked about how the wireless ecosystem in the US has come together to keep us connected during these challenging times.
#WirelessFightsCOVID: Artificial intelligence and machine learning Sparring Partners videocast on how wireless technology can help us with the current and future epidemics, with Petri Hautakangas, Tupl, Chris Nicoll, Nicoll Associates, and Monica Paolini, Senza Fili. We will talk about how artificial intelligence and machine learning can help us manage and predict unpredicted changes in traffic patterns, and understand and cope with the epidemic.
#WirelessFightsCOVID: Virtual reality, augmented reality, extended reality Sparring Partners videocast on how wireless technology can help us with the current and future epidemics, with Terry Schussler, Deutsche Telekom, Chris Nicoll, Nicoll Associates, and Monica Paolini, Senza Fili. We will talk about how virtual reality, augmented reality and extended reality can give us a deeper view into the world in front of us or away from us, and help us deal with unpredicted emergency situations.
Do emerging markets need 5G? Sparring Partners videocast on how the evolution in wireless technologies will benefit emerging countries. Debaters: Shiv Putcha, Mandala Insights, Chris Nicoll, Nicoll Associates, and Monica Paolini, Senza Fili
Spectrum sharing: Beyond licensed and unlicensed spectrum Sparring Partners webinar with Martha Suárez, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance, Jennifer McCarthy, Federated Wireless, and Monica Paolini, Senza Fili, on how spectrum sharing increases the efficiency in spectrum use and makes spectrum more accessible to new users.
Terragraph: 60 GHz FWA gets real Sparring Partners webinar with Derek Peterson (Boingo Wireless), Gino Villarini (Aeronet) and Mark Kelley (Facebook) on how Terragraph enables FWA in the unlicensed 60 GHz band and may reduce the digital divide.
Virtual MWC20: What we learned Sparring Partners webinar with Chris Nicoll, Mark Lowenstein and Monica Paolini on the virtual MWC20 announcements, and on the future of MWC and other industry events
Is wireless an Achilles’ heel for AWS, Azure and GCP? Sparring Partners webinar with Chris Nicoll, Phil Marshall and Monica Paolini on the impact of wireless on cloud players such as AWS, Azure and GCP. Is wireless an opportunity or a challenge for cloud players?
Is mmWave a game changer? Sparring Partners webinar with Emmy Johnson, Chris Nicoll and Monica Paolini on all things mmWave on: access, fronthaul, backhaul, transport, indoor, outdoor, FWA, 60 GHz, WiGig and 5G, business case, digital divide and more.
2019: Hits and misses Sparring Partners webinar with Chris Nicoll and Monica Paolini reflecting on what happened over the 2019 as the year comes to a close. What were the most impressive achievements? And what were the unexpected disappointments? Where is the hype? Where is reality?
Dr. Enterprise or: How I learned to stop worrying and love cellular Sparring Partners webinar on how the unwiring of enterprise communications, with Art King, Corning, and Monica Paolini, Senza Fili. What happens when the enterprise goes wireless and owns the network infrastructure?
MWCA Los Angeles 2019 takeaways Chris Nicoll and Monica Paolini talked about what they found out at MWCA in Los Angeles. They talked about 5G (and who is winning the race), CBRS, O-RAN, mmW, SA/NSA, small cells, RF planning, edge, slicing, indoor/outdoor and more.
Intelligence at the edge. Distributed AI and machine learning Watch this Senza Fili Sparring Partners video webinar with Monica Paolini and Chris Nicoll on the benefits and challenges of moving AI and ML to the edge
The smartphone is dead. Long live the smartphone Watch the latest Sparring Partners video webinar with Monica Paolini and Chris Nicoll. We debated what the future of the smartphone looks like as IoT, smart homes and 5G take off.
Private networks coming of age: Does the edge matter to the enterprise? Watch our Sparring Partners webinar on how the edge enables enterprise private networks, with Chris Nicoll and Monica Paolini
A stateless 5G? 5G is here, or is it? What is it and what does it mean? Watch the Sparring Partners video webinar on the status of 5G deployment with Chris Nicoll and Monica Paolini with audience live chat, and download the poll results.
A day without Wi-Fi Watch our Sparring Partners webinar on what will happen if Wi-Fi disappears for a day with Chris Nicoll and Monica Paolini. Imagine that just for a day, across the globe, all Wi-Fi networks will go silent. And then life will continue as usual.
CBRS/OnGo: A conversation on the latest developments A Sparring Partners video webinar moderated by Tim Downs, Executive Producer at Connect (X), Dave Wright, President of the CBRS Alliance, and Monica Paolini, Principal at Senza Fili on the latest developments on CBRS and OnGo
AI and machine learning: Why now? Network optimization in the age of 5G
CBRS: Should the enterprise and venue owners care? CBRS is finally ready for commercial deployments
What is the role of antennas in optimizing RAN performance? Watch our Sparring Partners webinar on the role of antennas in the evolution of RAN optimization with Monica Paolini, Senza Fili, and Christophe Vidal from Pivotal Commware
Is wireless changing the enterprise, or is the enterprise changing wireless? Our first Sparring Partners is now available for you to watch. Chris Nicoll and I debated the question of whether the enterprise is changing wireless, or whether wireless is changing the enterprise for an hour. Just video, no slides, but plenty of questions and feedback from the participants.