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Why You Should Attend Next Week’s Connectivity Expo

On May 21 to May 24, the Connectivity Expo, or Connect X will take place at the Charlotte Convention Center. As a media partner and sponsor, Fifth Gen Media, publisher of Connected Real Estate Magazine will be in attendance and you should be, too. Connect (X) is a groundbreaking event that brings connectivity solution buyers and sellers together and showcases the innovative technology, underlying infrastructure and partner ecosystem that drives the future of communications.
If there was anything you wanted to learn or find out about the wireless industry as it pertains to commercial real estate, you most likely will at Connect (X). This conference is designed to serve all elements of the wireless ecosystem, which continues to grow and evolve. Every wireless element from the macro structures that stand above the ground to the miles of fiber networks underground to the ongoing network densification in our cities to the tech that resides in our vehicles will be served.
“WIA is pulling out all the stops to make this event the most all encompassing program that they have ever offered,” Fifth Gen Media publisher and CEO Rich Berliner said. “It is now blossoming into a show that we can all embrace because it has something for everyone. I hope to learn a great deal about the things that my readers want to understand–CBRS, IoT, the future of D-RAN and C-RAN and I look forward to seeing a ton of old friends in Charlotte.”
Here are four other reasons you should join us at Connect (X) next week.

  1. Outstanding networking opportunities.

There are expected to be close to 3,000 thought leaders and industry innovators at Connect (X) and more than 100 exhibitors. This is the chance to meet face-to-face with one of the largest high-quality, targeted buying audience in the connectivity industry you will encounter. If you have a product to sell, approximately 85% of Connect (X) attendees have purchasing and decision making authority.

  1. The chance to listen to influential speakers.

There will be no shortage of key speakers at Connect (X). Some of this year’s featured speakers include Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai, Dish Network co-founder Charlie Ergen, Amazon Web Services general manager, Internet of Things (IoT) Devices, Edge Computing and Machine Learning at Edge Services, Satyen Yadav, NASCAR Information Technology Managing Director Steve Worling and Wireless Infrastructure Association president and CEO Jonathan Adelstein.
You may find a complete list of the Connect (X) Speakers here.

  1. You can learn about CBRS.

The Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) has been one of the hottest topics discussed in the real estate industry as it has the chance to provide building owners an opportunity to have LTE quality service without paying LTE prices.
Despite the numerous CBRS discussions, there are still a lot of questions about the service. The CBRS Workshop at Connect (X) will try to answer those questions at it will provide a deep examination of the CBRS band’s role and its technology along with potential uses and opportunities. Wireless Innovation Forum and the CBRS Alliance will put on a program that combines business insight and valuable information with specific details of the CBRS three-tiered spectrum sharing framework and related technology solutions.
The workshop sessions will include:

  • Introduction to CBRS
    • The 3.5 GHz Band: Rules, Band Plan, Spectrum Considerations
    • Market Drivers for CBRS
    • Technology Standards: Updates and Milestones
    • A Killer App for CBRS: The Neutral Host Network
    • Networks and Devices


  1. Attend informative summits

On Tuesday, May 22, Fifth Gen Media CEO an publisher Rich Berliner will moderate the panel, “Connectivity in the Enterprise: What is the Right Strategy and the Right Tools to Meet Enterprise Demand for Coverage?”
“I hope that many of the attendees will join me for a panel that I am moderating on Tuesday from 2:00 to 3:15 to hear a great group of experts discuss Connectivity and the Enterprise Client’s needs. I look forward to this panel helping get a sense of what CRE clients are looking for.”
On Wednesday, May 23, Connect (X) will hold the Supplier Diversity Summit, which was crated to connect a more diverse group of businesses to major wireless companies and to facilitate productive discussions focused on the role diversity plays in the wireless infrastructure industry. During this summit, representatives from minority-owned companies will have the chance to meet with key wireless industry players.
If you’re in the DAS/In-Building space and are looking to raise debt or equity capital, Fifth Gen Media and Connected Real Estate magazine can help! If you’re attending Connect (X) next week, let us arrange a meeting for you. Contact us today to learn more.

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