5G Americas to Host 5th Global 5G Event: 5G New Horizons Wireless Symposium

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Bellevue, WA – December 19, 2017 – 5G Americas proudly announces the fifth of the biannual Global 5G Events, to be held in Austin, Texas on May 16 and 17, 2018. 5G New Horizons Wireless Symposium will bring together experts from leading global associations from around the world to discuss the current status and progress of 5G.

 Chris Pearson, President of 5G Americas commented, “We are at the point in time where 5G is truly visible on the horizon, and yet there remains further discussion and planning for the successful rollout of many new technology, regulatory, business and spectrum concepts. 5G Americas is pleased to offer this global event with strong representation by the leading international organizations that are fostering this development for a truly connected society.”

 5G New Horizons Wireless Symposium is co-located with both 5G North America and BCE at the Austin Convention Center. For more information on the program and Symposium, visit 5G New Horizons. Association executives, regulators and policy makers, leading operators and manufacturers representing the five world regions including 5G Americas will provide presentations and panel discussions at the 5th Global 5G Event.

The Global 5G Event series was developed in the interest of efficiency and building global consensus on 5G, and was announced in October 2015 by the following parties of a Memorandum of Understanding: 5G Americas, (Americas), The Fifth Generation Mobile Communications Promotion Forum (5GMF) (Japan), 5G Forum (Republic of Korea), IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group (China) and The 5G Public Private Partnership (5G PPP) (Europe). In May 2017, Brazil (Telebrasil) joined the partners on the Global 5G Event to support multi-lateral collaboration on 5G systems across continents and countries.

Following are the 5G Global Events:

1st – Beijing, China, IMT-2020, May 31-June 1, 2016
2nd – Rome, Italy, 5G PPP, November 9-10, 2016
3rd – Tokyo, Japan, 5G MF, May 24-25, 2017
4th – Seoul, Korea, 5G Forum, November 22-23, 2017
5th – Austin, USA, 5G Americas, May 16-17, 2018




About the Global 5G Event:

The Global 5G Event is an event where the world’s leading 5G organizations discuss the latest research and development achievements and views on 5G technologies, spectrum, standardization, field trials, applications, the future roadmap and global collaboration. The series of events is based on a Multi-Lateral MoU to cooperate on building global consensus on 5G with the world’s 5G promotion organizations: The Fifth Generation Mobile Communications Promotion Forum (5GMF, Japan), 5G Forum (Korea), 5G Americas (Americas), IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group (China), 5G Infrastructure Association (5G-IA, Europe) and Telebrasil – Projecto ‘5G Brasil ‘(Brasil). The event is held twice a year in rotation.


About 5G Americas: The Voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas:
5G Americas is an industry trade organization composed of leading telecommunications service providers and manufacturers. The organization’s mission is to advocate for and foster the advancement and full capabilities of LTE wireless technologies and their evolution to 5G, throughout the ecosystem’s networks, services, applications and wirelessly connected devices in the Americas. 5G Americas is invested in developing a connected wireless community while leading 5G development for all the Americas. 5G Americas is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. More information is available at www.5gamericas.org or Twitter @5GAmericas.


About IMT-2020 PG:
The IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group was established in February 2013, with the support of three ministries of China (the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the National Development and Reform Commission, and the Ministry of Science and Technology), based on the original IMT-Advanced Promotion Group. It is the major platform to promote the research and development of 5G in China. Its members include the leading operators, vendors, universities, and research institutes in the field of mobile communications.

More information is available at http://www.imt-2020.cn/en


About 5GMF:
The Fifth Generation Mobile Communications Promotion Forum (5GMF) was founded on September 30 2014. 5GMF has been conducting research & development concerning 5G (The fifth Generation Mobile Communications Systems): including the standardization thereof, along with liaison & coordination with related organizations, the collection of information, and the dissemination & enlightenment activities. Towards 5G realization by 2020, these activities will contribute to the sound development of the 5G Eco-society.

More information is available at http://5gmf.jp/en/


About the 5G Forum:

The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning and mobile industries in Korea founded the 5G Forum in Seoul on May 30 2013. 5G Forum members consists of public and private sectors, including mobile telecommunication carriers, manufacturers and academic professionals.
The goal of the 5G Forum is to assist in the development of the standard and contribute to its globalization. By 2020, the South Korean government intends to commercially deploy 5G mobile telecommunication technology for the first time in the world featuring five core 5G services during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics. This would include social networking services; mobile 3D imaging; artificial intelligence; high-speed services; and ultra- and high-definition resolution capabilities; and holographic technologies.
SeongMok OH, President of KT, is chairperson of the forum. The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI); three major telecom companies; and several major electronics companies, including Samsung Electronics, LG electronics, TTA, KMW were appointed to the Board as co-chairs.

More information is available at https://www.5gforum.org/eng


About the 5G Public-Private Partnership & the 5G Infrastructure Association (5G-IA)

The 5G Public Private Partnership (5G PPP) is the 5G collaborative research program that is organized as part of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program – The European Union Program for Research and Innovation. It is aimed at fostering industry-driven research, monitored by business-related, technological performance and societal KPIs. The 5G PPP will deliver solutions, architectures, technologies and standards for ubiquitous next-generation communication infrastructure over the coming decade.
In the 5G PPP, the 5G Infrastructure Association (5G-IA) represents the private side and the European Commission the public side. The 5G-IA is committed to the advancement of 5G in Europe and to building global consensus on 5G. To this aim, the Association brings together a global industry community of telecoms & digital actors, such as operators, manufacturers, research institutes, universities, verticals and SMEs. The 5G-IA carries out a wide range of activities in strategic areas including standardization, frequency spectrum, R&D projects, technology skills, collaboration with key vertical industry sectors, notably for the development of trials, and international cooperation.

More information is available at https://5g-ppp.eu/ Twitter: @5GPPP


About 5G Brasil

The main objective of the 5G Brasil project is to foster the development of the 5G ecosystem in Brazil and contribute to the global definition of this technology. The 5G Brasil Project has 22 associates (including operators, manufacturers, research institutes, universities, and companies associations) involving more than 120 professionals. The activities of 5G Brasil are performed by a Steering Committee and by five thematic commissions: Research and Use Cases, PreStandards, Backhaul Infrastructure, Future Frequencies Bands, Verticals Regulatory Actions and Market Actions. The 5G Brasil Project advocates the inclusion of a fourth scenario for 5G networks: 5G for remote areas.




Vicki Livingston
5G Americas
Cell: +1 414 688 9000
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IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group
Phone: +86-10-62300159
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Alessandro Bedeschi
5G Infrastructure Association
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Jaewon HEO
5G Forum
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Yoshinori Ohmura
Phone: +81-3-5510-8594
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José Marcos C. Brito
5G Brasil
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