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|6G – Spectrum for 95 GHz and Above
February 23, 2021 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm PST
Frequencies of electromagnetic radiation in the terahertz region have unique properties that hold the answer to futuristic technology developments. The concept of utilizing terahertz-related technology has often been associated with astronomy as a tool to monitor molecules millions of miles away in space. However, with greater interest in wireless communications and sensing innovation, terahertz has become a potential answer to the next technological step in a diverse number of fields. Once limited to astronomical use due to its high commercial cost, terahertz now can enter a consumer market and subsequently impact our everyday technologies. While 5G is just being deployed, the frequency spectrum above 95 GHz and their related technologies are already called 6G. The Wireless Communications Alliance invites you to listen in as a selected panel of experts explore how terahertz-related technologies will transform our lives
|6G – Spectrum for 95 GHz and Above
February 23, 2021 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm PST
There is widespread recognition that mmWave frequencies offer great promise for many wireless applications that will assist in enhancing U.S. infrastructure, expanding broadband services in rural areas, bringing new vertical industries to the communications network, and maintaining U.S. leadership and economic competitiveness.
|Wireless Power Transfer 2021
March 25, 2021 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm PDT
|Wireless Power Transfer technology has been a fascinating topic for decades. It was mainly a science project for more than 50 years, and only until the last ten years the industry started to take a significant investment to develop this technology into commercial and consumer space. Why? Because the number of electronic devices has reached a critical mass and require more flexibility than the wiring solution.
|Location-Based Services: Where is Waldo?
A survey about Indoor and Outdoor deployments and use cases using LBS
May 6, 2021 @ 1:00 pm PDT
|The demand for more sophisticated Indoor and Outdoor Location Based Services (LBS) in terms of application variety and accuracy is tripling every year since the emergence of the smartphone a few years ago. Equally, smartphone manufacturers are mounting several wireless communication and localization technologies, inertial sensors as well as powerful processing capability, to cater to such LBS applications
|IoT Application Series: Connected Wearables in an AR / VR World
May 26, 2021 @ 4:00 pm PDT
|Wearables are no longer a fashion statement, but rather a productivity statement. From smart watches to smart glasses, there has been an increasing appetite to interact more with the “apparel” that we wear. Gartner forecasts global spending on wearable devices to total $81.5 Billion in 2021.* In the age of IoT, smart wearables have become a tool to be worn at home/work/play, thanks to the advancements in wireless connectivity, sensors, and the digital transformation movement. Whether it is a medical or industrial application, wearables may soon become an essential tool for the connected worker.
|Broadband in Underserved Rural Areas – 2021
July 27, 2021 @ 1:00 pm PDT
|The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the critical nature of access to fast and affordable internet service. As a result, demand for high-speed internet access, defined as “broadband,” has soared to new heights. One measurement found that the pandemic drove almost a year’s worth of broadband traffic growth in only a few weeks. As carriers upgrade the network, people in rural areas and other broadband dead zones will gain access to the internet than their urban neighbors have long taken for granted. Unfortunately, 22.3 percent of Americans in rural areas and 27.7 percent of Americans in Tribal lands lack coverage from fixed terrestrial 25/3 Mbps broadband than only 1.5 percent of Americans in urban areas, according to a recent report by the Federal Communications Commission.
| Smart Everything Event 2021
August 18, 2021 From 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PDT
|The adjective “smart” is no longer merely an adverb. It is now a catch-all phrase for anything that improves the performance of a multi-device ecosystem. Making our daily tasks easier, increasing the speed with which information flows, and allowing us to do things in seconds or even microseconds that we could not do before. Smart cities, smart factories, and smart buildings are examples of Internet of Things hardware and software solutions. It’s all based on wireless technologies. What exactly does the term “Smart” mean in Smart everything? When you ask different stakeholders what Smart Everything means to them, their answers will vary depending on their point of view.
| “Connected Everything” Hardware Security Attacks – 2021
September 2, 2021 From 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. PDT
|We see major security breaches on everything connected every day – phones, computers, networks, power grids, and even the government. The techniques behind security breaches or attacks are generally made through the ports of a device and are well known and understood across the industry. However, what’s not so well known, is that unintended emissions or leakage such as electromagnetic radiation or fluctuations in a device’s power line can fuel a class of dangerous and worrisome security attacks, potentially compromising the cryptographic material at the very heart of the device’s security. Initially, these attacks were initially only targeted towards Smart Cards but recently now are being increasingly targeted towards complex System on Chip (SoC) devices.
IIoT Sensors Gizmos & Gadgets
|Today, there are over 25 billion ‘things’ connected to the Internet – with that figure estimated to triple by 2025. The industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has exploded in a way that few in business could have predicted. An Industrial IoT platform is a type of industrial IoT software that allows organizations to securely manage all the connected people, systems, and things within an IIoT ecosystem.
OpenWiFi – The Next Wi-Fi Revolution 2021
|Wi-Fi seems to be the perfect broadband connectivity option. The spectrum is always free to use and constantly expanding. The standards have always been advancing rapidly, and interoperation between the billions of Wi-Fi devices is excellent. Yet, something fundamental is missing that hinders even wider adoption. Why? Because each Wi-Fi device is an isolated silo, where the chipset, hardware, firmware, and cloud are all proprietary and cannot be separated.
WCA’s 22nd Annual What’s Hot (and What’s Not)
|The telecom industry, moving from 2021 into 2022, has changed and will continue to grow. Telecoms are undergoing a digital revolution of both technologies that power the industry and direct how they communicate with customers. There is an acceleration of Industrial IoT and 5G technologies in the telecom industry. The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified the ongoing digital revolution, generating the need for customer-focused services and greater productivity. Industry structural shifts are based on offering new value and ensuring that communication and content services become digital. New trends which had transformed the telecom industry in 2021; including (but not limited to) 5G, AI, Big Data, Industrial IoT, robotic process automation, mobile EDGE and cloud computing, cyber security, OpenEverything, SmartEverything. At our 22nd annual CenterStage VC Panel, our investor panelists will enlighten us about a few trends reshaping the telecom industry in 2021 and as they are projecting for 2022 and beyond.