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THEME: LOCAL VIBES, MOBILE LIVES The IoT Effect on Wireless Networks By: Bernard Borghei SVP Operations & Co-Founder, Verticle Bridge W ith the advent of the Internet of Things (Iot) comes a long list of innovations, from controlling your microwave from your room upstairs to adjusting the temperature in your home from across the globe. IoT brings with it numerous benefits to the consumer, as well as a variety of challenges to the carriers responsible for building out the networks required to support these devices. For an IoT device to communicate properly, it needs incredibly robust networks consisting of solid coverage, capacity, bandwidth, and no less than the current LTE standard network features. Optimally, it would have 5G standards, currently under development and expected to begin rolling out in 2020, which allow for the most reliable connection and communication. As a result of the expanding use of IoT devices and services, 200-400 million additional devices are expected to be added to the wireless communications networks over the next several years, in conjunction with whatever devices are already relying on these networks. To ensure that these devices are able to perform properly, carriers must prepare and provide enough capacity for their networks to support the added requirements. While LTE addressed enhancing and upgrading the mobility standard, 5G is about elevating the connectivity standard. We are now all able to stream music or get turn-by-turn :HDUHDQHVWDEOLVKHGWRZHURZQHUDQGFRQVWUXFWLRQ FRPSDQ\ZLWKRYHU\HDUVH[SHULHQFH ‡ 6LWH$FTXLVLWLRQ 'HYHORSPHQW ‡ 7RZHU6LWH/HDVLQJ 0DQDJHPHQW ‡ 7RZHU6LWHVWKURXJKRXW0LGZHVW ‡ 7RZHU6LWHVWKURXJKRXW1HZ(QJODQG $FKLHYH\RXUEXLOGRXWJRDOVHI¿FLHQWO\DQGDIIRUGDEO\ ZLWKRXUFOLHQWIULHQGO\DQGFXVWRPL]DEOHOHDVLQJSURFHVV 781-319-1012 ,QGXVWULDO7RZHUDQG:LUHOHVV//&_/RQH6WUHHW0DUVK¿HOG0$_ZZZLQGXVWULDOFRPPXQLFDWLRQVFRPWRZHUV 42 THE 756340_Industrial.indd 1VOICE * * Spring/Summer 2016 04/08/15 9:46 PM 5G promises to be a powerful and encompassing standard, and it takes an equally powerful network to support these features and standards. directions on the go, but can we remotely control the devices in our homes, cars, and businesses yet? Maybe some of us can. 5G is what is going to allow us all to use these devices that comprise the IoT world and enable us to integrate them into our daily lives. 5G promises to be a powerful and encompassing standard, and it takes an equally powerful network to support these features and standards. Carriers will be utilizing an extremely high portion of the frequency spectrum, a range referred to as "millimeter wave," to deliver some of these 5G standard defined services and solutions. The millimeter wave frequencies travel in very short distances, therefore requiring the transmit and receive antennas to get closer to the devices. This can be achieved through a combination of lower-installed antennas, as provided by small cells, coupled with DAS and the macro sites. The traditional macro cell, or standalone tower, will no longer be enough to support the networks once the IoT devices become mainstream. The carriers will need to provide enough small cell-DAS setups to adequately support the IoT devices and solutions. Exciting solutions and applications are on the way, which will certainly continue to stress the capacity and quality of wireless networks. Carriers will rely on the 5G standards and investment in network designs and expansions to achieve the network growth needed to keep up with the increase in demand.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The CCA Voice - Spring/Summer 2016

Board of Directors/Staff
Chairman’s Letter by Slayton Stewart
A Message from the President & CEO by Steven K. Berry
CCA’s 2015 Annual Achievement Award Winners
Bringing IoT Home
Creating the Foundation for Highly Successful IoT Programs
Meeting the Needs of Mobile Customers in the Era of the Cloud
Cows, Cars, and the Internet of Things (IoT)
Policy Breakthroughs Bring Mobility Closer to You
Unlock Handsets: Unlock Competition
IoT: The 3 Most Promising Letters in Business Today?
Let Your Digital Marketing Strategy Deliver Results
Managing the World of Connected Everything
Rugged Phones & The Connected Consumer
When Size Doesn’t Matter
Network Wellness: A Lesson in Becoming Proactive
The Service Orchestration Imperative for 5G Enterprise Cord Cutting
The Future Device: eUICC/eSIM Lifecycle Management
The IoT Effect on Wireless Networks
3 Ways Smartphones Can Increase Productivity
Unlimited Amounts of Data – For Everyone?
Mitigating Signaling and Security Burdens of IoT
2016: A Very Important Year for Mobile Carriers
Company Profiles
Index of Advertisers
Congressional Spotlight: Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS)

The CCA Voice - Spring/Summer 2016