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Class 4 Power: A Disruptive Enabler for “True” 5G Deployments

Raj Radjassamy  (Director, 5G and Wireless Segment at ABB Power Conversion, ABB)

Location: Emerging Tech & Innovation Theater

Date: Wednesday, March 29

Time: 11:00 am - 11:25 am

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Wednesday, Expo Only

Format: Expo Theater

Vault Recording: TBD


True 5G is touted to offer peak download speeds of 20Gb/s, latencies of ~1ms, and coverage of ~1 million devices per square kilometer. To fully realize these capabilities and to deliver massive capacity and connectivity, 5G small cells operating in the mmWave spectrum (>24GHz) are essential. Deploying small cells at a wider scale will require reliable power and optical fiber connectivity. Class 4 power offers the ability to deliver large amounts of power (for example: 1 kilowatt) over a long distance (~1 to 2 miles) without the need for special conduits or permits. This new class of power may be the disruptive enabler that small cells need to unlock True 5G in a cost-effective and safer way. This session will explore “true” 5G, Class 4 power, and how the new class of power can play a role in the wide-spread deployment of true 5G.

Key take ways include:

  1. An understanding of “True” 5G
  2. Information about Class 4 Power and how it can help enable cost-effective, true 5G deployments
  3. Use cases and end applications