Enterprise5G Webinar Series – 2021

 

This Series of webinars features a fresh approach to online content: interactive, informative, and engaging industry thought-leaders in an analyst-moderated 50 minute discussion.

 

  • Each Webinar will last 45 – 50 mins and will be recorded
  • Each Webinar will cover a different aspect of the 5G value proposition for enterprises, industrial,, campus networks for education, hospital, and more
  • Each Webinars are recorded and available on-demand for six months

 

March 11, 2021

1:00pm CST

Enterprise 5G: Agriculture – Fertile Opportunity

Cellular service is the most prevalent type of Internet connection on America’s farms. Internet of Things (IoT)-based solutions likely offer the greatest value proposition for the more than two million farms across the U.S. Note that the term “farms” include everything from grain and vegetables to fruit and livestock.

Farm operations have an array of network connectivity options: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and ZigBee; Sigfox, LoRA, LTE-M and NB-IoT, and satellite, not to mention 3G and 4G, as well as the various wired access technologies. Most of these options require a network owner to make them work. Other solutions are hampered by their comparatively short range.

CBRS merges the best of the cellular world – reliable, secure, fast network connectivity – with the ability to build a network without involving a network owner. This introduces its own challenges, but also a wealth of opportunities for a variety of solutions providers. Everyone from small, local carriers and/or systems integrators, to farming equipment vendors to the data center powerhouses.

For the Agriculture vertical, this webinar will examine the current opportunities for 5G networks, including private and neutral host networks, as well as the potential for existing and innovative applications.

This webinar will also identify critical success factors, where the key opportunities exist, examine current trials and/or commercial deployments of 4G/5G private/neutral host networks, and highlight some of the pitfalls to avoid when deploying a wireless network solution on farms.

April 1, 2021

1:00pm CST

Enterprise 5G: Manufacturing – Some Assembly Required

With the new availability of CBRS and mmWave spectrum, cellular and wireless technologies may well see increased deployments in the Manufacturing sector. CBRS gives a manufacturer the option to build its own network on its own timeline without leasing spectrum from a mobile operator and/or buying expensive cellular equipment. And with mmWave, the sheer amount of bandwidth available in those higher bands gives manufacturers the option to (re)design factors without the constraints of physical wires. All of this, including the evolution to 5G, is part of the broader Industry 4.0 trend.

For the Manufacturing vertical, this webinar will examine the current opportunities for 5G networks, including private and neutral host networks, as well as the potential for existing and innovative applications.

This webinar will also identify critical success factors, where the key opportunities exist, examine current trials and/or commercial deployments of 4G/5G private/neutral host networks, along with mmWave, and highlight some of the pitfalls to avoid when deploying a wireless network solution in factories.

April 29, 2021

1:00pm CST

Enterprise 5G: Transportation & Logistics – Moving on to 5G

Transportation and Logistics spans several industry sectors, sub-sectors and key functions. For example, the commercial airline industry – dealt a savage blow by the COVID-19 pandemic – is included alongside trucking which has been relied upon more than ever over the past year. The logistics flow between origin and consumption has burst its pre-2020 boundaries to now lap directly at the consumer’s front door via conventional modes and newer ones – e.g., GrubHub, DoorDash.

Wireless and cellular technologies have long been integral across all these sectors and use cases. The advent of CBRS allows these companies still more flexibility in how they implement and integrate data access into their processes. Airlines can build high-performance, highly secure private LTE networks in their terminals for use by their employees and ground crews while manufacturers and warehouses can integrate their supply chain networks via private and/or semi-private LTE networks.

For the Transportation sector, and for the critical logistics function, this webinar will examine the current opportunities for 5G networks, including private and neutral host networks, as well as the potential for existing and innovative applications.

This webinar will also identify critical success factors, where the key opportunities exist, examine current trials and/or commercial deployments of 4G/5G private/neutral host networks, along with mmWave, and highlight some of the pitfalls to avoid when deploying a wireless network solution for use in Transportation.

May 27, 2021

1:00pm CST

Enterprise 5G: Energy, Oil & Gas – Powering the 5G Transformation

Today in the U.S. there are several thousand operating electric distribution companies, refineries, and mines. All of those companies rely on wired networks; virtually all of them also rely on wireless/cellular communications. Several U.S. energy companies won priority access licenses (PALs) for the CBRS band, as well, which provides some indication of how much they value secure, private LTE networks while also not having to rely on mobile operators. Similarly, oil and gas exploration firms, not to mention various mining operations, can use CBRS-based private LTE networks for onsite communications.

The advent of LTE and 5G NR, along with the accompanying Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and standards, allows firms in the energy sector to transition from their purpose-built, often legacy, wireless/cellular networks to secure, scalable, standards-based networks. This webinar will examine the current opportunities for 5G networks, including private and neutral host networks, as well as the potential for existing and innovative applications.

This webinar will also identify critical success factors, where the key opportunities exist, examine current trials and/or commercial deployments of 4G/5G private/neutral host networks, along with mmWave, and highlight some of the pitfalls to avoid when deploying a wireless network solution for use in the Energy sector.