A Look Back at 2017: What is 5G?

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5G is slowly transitioning from an industry vision to a tangible, next-generation mobile technology. Some network operators have already announced 5G trials and pre-standard deployments of 5G technology. But what is 5G? Our fundamental viewpoint is that 5G will be a “network of networks”—a convergence of wireline and wireless with deep fiber penetration in both to support the variety of 5G use cases. Here’s more about what a 5G network will entail.

CLICK TO TWEET: CommScope's new COO explains what a 5G network will entail.

About the Author

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Morgan Kurk

Morgan Kurk is executive vice president and chief technology officer for CommScope, a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks. Mr. Kurk was promoted to this position upon the close of the ARRIS acquisition in 2019. He previously served as CommScope’s executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Mr. Kurk has nearly 25 years of experience in the information and communication technology industries. He joined CommScope as senior vice president of the Enterprise business unit, then served as senior vice president and segment leader for the Mobility business, then as CommScope’s CTO, with overall responsibility for the company’s long-term vision and strategic direction, before finally assuming the role of COO.

He previously was an executive at Allen Telecom, which later became part of Andrew Corporation, and ultimately CommScope. At Allen Telecom and Andrew Corporation, Mr. Kurk held a variety of positions including director of business development in the United States and China; vice president of R&D, PLM, and strategy; and vice president and general manager of the Wireless Innovations Group worldwide.

Mr. Kurk holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Brown University, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is a regular speaker at industry conferences and an expert in system integration.

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