Maximizing Returns with Potential 5G Network Design and Use Cases While Avoiding Legal and Regulatory Obstacles

Sponsored by Hogan Lovells

Monday, 12:10 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.

Michele Farquhar, Partner, Hogan Lovells
Trey Hanbury, Partner, Hogan Lovells
Tom Peters, Senior Advisor, Hogan Lovells

With annual service revenues estimated at more than $250 billion by 2025, 5G broadband promises to fundamentally change the way the world generates and receives data. The advent of 5G has awakened established operators from throughout multiple discrete industries to vulnerabilities in their existing business models. Realizing the 5G revolution will require not only vast swaths of newly available spectrum, but also a huge surge in the deployment of point-to-point and point-to-multipoint backhaul networks.  When will the new spectrum to fuel the 5G revolution become available?  How will 5G network design and evolution affect potential applications and use cases?  How do operators intend to carry the enormous traffic that hyper-dense network deployments promise to generate? And what legal and regulatory obstacles stand in the way?