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2019 #NABShow: 5G Coming to a City Near You!


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Certain cities across the country have been experiencing 5th generation cellular service which boasts high data rates, reduction in latency, energy savings, cost reduction, higher system capacity, and massive device connectivity. The estimated first phase of 5G specifications in Release-15 completion is slated for April 2019 which will accommodate early commercial deployment making 5G the norm for the everyday cellular consumer. The second phase in Release-16 is due to be completed by April 2020 for submission to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) as a candidate of IMT-2020 technology.

The 2019 #NABShow will be featuring Destination 5G. Attendees will get the opportunity to be ahead of this next-gen wireless technology that is poised to reshape entire industries, especially in our world of media, entertainment, and traditional content delivery models. Provided below are (some of the many) highlighted sessions:

Understanding & Planning for 5G, ATSC 3.0 & the Hyper Convergence: End of an Era or Dawn of the Digital Media Super Competitor? Monday, April 8 | 2:00 pm3:00 pm | SU13306. Summary: Video streaming is projected to comprise +70% of traffic to be carried over future Internet, 5G, IoT & Smartcities networks. In anticipation, we are nearing a transition to a next generation of Hyper Converged infrastructure that has the potential to reinvent, extend and reinvigorate broadcast.

5G Meets Immersive Media – Part 1. Monday, April 8 | 4:00 pm4:30 pm | SU13306. Summary: VR is on the precipice of change. With advent of 5G, the creative and business potential of cinematic VR is ready to be unlocked. At 100 times the bandwidth of 4G LTE, 5G can deliver the high definition, high fidelity audio and video that VR is made for. Join industry experts Rob Koenen and others.

Satellite – Future of 5G. Tuesday, April 9 | 10:30 am11:00 am | SU13306. Summary: The terrestrial mobile industry is working hard to complete the 5G specification and begin deployment of a network promising blazing speeds. That network will also depend on much greater density of cell sites to support high-bandwidth, low-latency service. To keep deployment costs manageable, 5G.

5G Meets Immersive Media – Part 2. Tuesday, April 9 | 4:00 pm4:30 pm | SU13306. Summary: VR is on the precipice of change. With advent of 5G, the creative and business potential of cinematic VR is ready to be unlocked.  At 100 times the bandwidth of 4G LTE, 5G can deliver the high definition, high fidelity audio and video that VR is made for. Join industry experts Rob Koenen and others.

ATSC 3.0 and 5G as Complementary, Not Competitive, Technologies. Wednesday, April 10 | 2:00 pm2:30 pm | SU13306. Summary: Much of the current conversation surrounding 5G has centered around its impact on the wireless industry and how carriers are preparing their networks for the next generation of wireless technology. Far fewer discussions have taken place on the impact 5G will have on broadcast technology and the benefits to broadcasters.

Beyond Frenemies: New Relationships in a 5G World. Thursday, April 11 | 10:30 am11:00 am | SU13306. Summary: With 5G, carriers face the prospect of offering more speed and capabilities at the same or lower prices and will require they take an expanded role in shaping the broader ecosystems that emerge. Solution providers from cloud to data analytics and customer management are similarly scrambling for positioning 5G is deployment.

Don’t miss out and register now! www.nabshow.com/

About NAB Show
NAB Show, held April 6th-11th, 2019 in Las Vegas, is the world’s largest electronic media show covering the creation, management and delivery of content across all platforms. With 103,000 attendees from 166 countries and 1,700+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, #NABShow 2019 is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways.

About NAB 
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America’s broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.

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Broadcast Beat is the Official Broadcaster of the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas and the Producer of NAB Show LIVE. 

 


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Matthew has worked in both the private sector and in higher education for over twenty years. He specializes in the areas of digital media project management, broadcast engineering and media production. Matthew has extensive knowledge in digital post production, digital asset management, digital cinema production, and broadcast facility integration. Mr. Harchick actively researches state of the art broadcast, cutting edge digital cinema and smart audio visual technologies for client implementation and is available for your consultation needs.

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