The Webinar videos will be posted here after our events.
Half Day Pre-Con Workshop:
“The Smarts Behind Smart Cities & Smart Farms using Sensors in IoT”
June 20 , 2023
Smart cities are urban areas that utilize modern technology to improve the quality of life for their citizens. This can include features like intelligent transportation systems, efficient waste management, and advanced communication networks. With the integration of smart technologies, cities can become more sustainable, livable, and resilient.
Smart farms, on the other hand, use cutting-edge technologies to optimize agricultural production, increase yields, and reduce waste. This can include precision farming techniques, such as using sensors and drones to monitor crops, as well as utilizing data analytics to make informed decisions about planting and harvesting.
Both smart cities and smart farms hold the potential to improve our lives, create a more sustainable future, and help address some of the most pressing challenges we face today, such as climate change and food insecurity.
The Wireless Communications Alliance (www.WCA.org) is organizing this workshop that will take the form of an open roundtable discussion. The workshop will be moderated and will center on the utilization of communication technologies and sensors to make both emerging and established industries “smart.” The event will also highlight some common sensor applications from the Connected-Everything market segments
OpenWiFi – The next Wi-Fi revolution – 2 Years Later
April 20 , 2023
The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) is a global community of companies and organizations working together to accelerate the development and deployment of open, disaggregated, and standards-based technology solutions that deliver the high quality connectivity that the world needs – now and in the decades to come. One of those solutions is OpenWiFi , an open sourced, community-developed, disaggregated Wi-Fi software system. The system includes a cloud controller SDK and an Enterprise-grade Access Point (AP) firmware, designed and validated to work seamlessly together.
We will check in with our panel of experts on the current status of OpenWiFi, and discuss with current implementation with hardware providers, cloud service providers, about customers, deployments, and the state of the market.
50th Anniversary of the First Portable Cell Call
April 3 , 2023
April 3, 1973; Marty Cooper and Motorola placed the first-ever handheld portable cell phone call from downtown New York.
Now, 50 years later the Tesla Science Center (https://teslasciencecenter.org/) wanted to organize a Big Gala Event for April 3, 2023 in honor of the 50th anniversary of this groundbreaking moment. Unfortunately, this Gala is now postponed because of several reasons.
Instead Marty, his family and close friends are having a small celebration in New York.
For those who cannot make it to Marty’s party in NY the WCA and Marty are inviting everyone around the world to celebrate the 50th Anniversary virtually to honor Marty Cooper and his Big Idea.
WCA’s 4th Annual 6G Conference
February 16, 2023
In many leading markets, the first phase of 5G deployments is almost finished, and the global expansion is ongoing. Meanwhile, the standardization process for the next phase of 5G, known as 5G Advanced, is gaining momentum. As is typical during the early stages of any new generation of technology, there is now a focus on creating a “6G wish list” based on feedback from different parts of the ecosystem.
The discussion centers on the defining features of 6G. Will it be similar to previous generations, with a focus on performance and capabilities, or will it prioritize societal benefits such as bridging the digital divide and achieving universal connectivity? The panel will also discuss whether 6G requires a new radio interface, which new spectrum bands – such as TeraHertz (THz) – will be enabled, the role of satellite connectivity, sensing networks, open architectures, and more. Of course, the question of new use cases, applications, and services will always be of interest.
Spectrum overview: 2023
January 26, 2023
The NTIA and FCC have been hard at work over the past few years, reallocating reserved spectrum for better use and creating techniques for sharing the spectrum so more can enjoy its use. In 2020, we saw the opening of Spectrum at 3.5 GHz in what are known as the CBRS bands, at 6 GHz to expand the license-free allocations for WiFi in 2021, and many more. Now other countries around the world are following suit. In this event, we will look at the political, regulatory, and technical aspects of these spectral reallocations and discuss activities and potential outcomes of events that are still proceeding.