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5G Wireless - What is it and What Does it Mean to Public Safety

Walt Magnussen  (Director, Texas A&M University ITEC)

Michael Fox  (Sr. Associate Director, Texas A&M University ITEC)

Location: W228

Date: Monday, September 27

Time: 11:30am - 12:15pm

Track: 5G, Infrastructure & Connectivity sponsored by Verizon

Format: 45-Minute Power Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All Audiences

There is a lot of Hype today about 5G technology. This session will describe the difference between 4G and 5G wireless, how will private 5G wireless networks impact public safety, when will it become a reality and what will it mean to public safety. The ultra low latency, ultra high bandwidth, edge cloud, IoT densification, network slicing, network virtualization and other advancements of 5G all provide new opportunities. This session will discuss how each of them can possibly Impact first responders.