Opening Keynote Address: Preston Marshall, Google
- Wednesday, 03/29/2017: 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
- Room: Keynote Area
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This presentation will discuss the US experience in deploying shared spectrum services in the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band, and what it may portent for future wireless architectures and technology. This innovative band concept has enabled the emergence of a unique ecosystem, focused on high capacity, localized wireless services that are deployed by a wide range of non-traditional wireless suppliers, such as enterprises, and venues. The emergence of these neutral host networks is potentially a fundamental change in how wireless is designed, managed, and deployed. From the spectrum perspective, the transition from monolithic to heterogeneous network deployments opens up alternatives to current exclusive, long-term licensing of spectrum; can create massive increases in spectrum sharing opportunities;, and is enabled by automated, cloud-based processes that can reduce the time, uncertainty, and cost of making spectrum sharing arrangements.