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How 5G is Making Cities Safer, Smarter, and More Efficient

Leslie Barnes  (Senior Director, Government Affairs, Qualcomm)

Location: N261

Date: Monday, March 27

Time: 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Monday

Track: IoT, Smart-X and AI, Policy and Governance

Format: Power Session

Vault Recording: TBD

As the leading developer of 5G technology, Qualcomm will use this session to explain how cities are using the advanced capabilities of 5G to improve the day-to-day lives of their citizens. The highly flexible 5G interface reliably supports various use cases: from low data rate connections, such as those used for medical monitoring applications, to drones that stream live UHD video, providing a third eye to public safety officials during emergency situations. 5G uses very wide channels in the millimeter wave (mmWave) bands, coupled with lower band spectrum, to provide much better performance than prior wireless technologies in terms of overall data speeds, reliability, and communications latency. As we are still in the early stages of 5G deployment, most of the applications supported by this flexible interface are yet to come.

This session will cover specific 5G use cases in the areas of public safety, healthcare, education, transportation, smart buildings, and smart infrastructure. For instance, 5G provides highly precise positioning solutions that are key to quickly locating 911 callers and identifying public safety personnel inside buildings. This technology also can provide "wireless fiber" connections to homes and businesses in urban, suburban, and rural settings through Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) solutions.

Attendees will gain the following from this presentation:
-How 5G is making cities more efficient, safer, and smarter
-How the flexible 5G interface supports highly reliable, low-latency, and multi-gigabit data speeds
-How 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) systems are replacing fiber connectivity
-Why 5G mmWave connectivity is a game changer