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ME-9-3-15--thumb Bill Walter November 25, 2014
Two things stood out to me at LTE North America in Dallas, Texas last week: small cells and 5G. I heard those words a lot and saw a number of presentations and panels related to them. Questions remain to be answered for both subjects. Will small cell deployments accelerate rapidly in the near future? If so, where and how and by whom? What about 5G? Who will define it first? And who will deploy it first?

On the cutting-edge of any technological industry are numerous questions like these yet to be answered. Helping our customers answer them is what we try to do at CommScope. Providing a brief summary of LTE North America in this new video interview is Mike Wolfe, director of wireless network engineering, Americas. Mike talks about what CommScope featured at the show, the challenges of deploying small cells and the antenna technology CommScope is developing for them.

For those of you with questions about 5G, particularly in Asia, register to download this new 5G Evolution supplement from TelecomAsia called “In Search of 5G.” Philip Sorrells, vice president of strategic marketing, contributed an article and Navin Vohra, vice president of wireless sales in Asia Pacific and India, answered questions for the issue. Navin explains 5G standards and the need for essential spectrum in creating a 5G platform in the region. The supplement includes commentary from other industry leaders as well. 5G is not just an open question in North America or Asia, but around the globe.

And how about you? What are your expectations for small cells and 5G? What questions do you still need answered?

About the Author


Bill Walter

Bill Walter is a corporate communications manager for CommScope, responsible for advancing CommScope’s conversation with the wireless industry. He previously served in corporate communications positions of increasing responsibility with CommScope and Andrew Corporation. Bill has a bachelor's degree from Marquette University and a master's degree from Loyola University Chicago.