NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jun 20, 2017) - Industry thought leaders will discuss and debate the impact of LTE-A Pro, Gigabit LTE and 5G on the wireless industry at Light Reading's ( "LTE Advanced Pro and Gigabit LTE: The Path to 5G" breakfast workshop set for the morning of September 13 at Mobile World Congress Americas (

Held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in San Francisco, California, from 7:30 - 9:00 AM, the breakfast features keynote speaker Günther Ottendorfer, Chief Operating Officer, Technology at Sprint, and covers the following topics:

  • The role of LTE-A Pro in driving superior capacity economics and end-user performance
  • How carrier aggregation, 256 QAM and massive MIMO combine to support gigabit downlink speeds
  • The use of unlicensed 5GHz and shared 3.5GHz (CBRS) spectrum to enable extreme peak rate services
  • Deployment of non-standalone 5G NR in an LTE network
  • Mobility and dual-connectivity between mmWave 5G and evolved LTE RANs
  • System architecture evolution covering the core network, edge computing and SDN

"LTE-Advanced Pro is the major upgrade release for LTE. It introduces a host of new capabilities that will lay the groundwork for commercial 5G services," says Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst at Heavy Reading, and conference chair. "Investment in 5G-ready LTE-A Pro technology is vital for US operators to achieve superior capacity economics, to compete on performance, and to open up advanced new services. This special breakfast discusses how LTE-A Pro and Gigabit LTE will have an immediate market impact and pave the way for the introduction of 5G."

"LTE Advanced Pro and Gigabit LTE: The Path to 5G" is sponsored by Qualcomm.

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