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T H E M E: 5G: T H E N E X T G E N E R AT ION Five Trends Shaping the Future of Spectrum By Trey Hanbury Partner, Hogan Lovells Tom Peters Senior Advisor, Hogan Lovells D emand for broadband capacity continues to increase. New and emerging services promise even greater demand in the years to come. We review five trends that operators - and regulators - will want to keep in mind as they adapt to the challenges of 5G. Internet of Things (IoT). IoT includes a wide range of devices and sensors, and many of today's most widely known IoT products focus on simple, in-home connectivity, such as smart thermostats and intelligent light bulbs. But the coming generation of IoT has much broader ambitions. Next-generation IoT promises connected factories, precision agriculture and high-volume business-to-business, government and consumer applications. These IoT innovations will depend on mass deployment of intelligent devices, ranging from cornfields to roadside telephone poles. Drones. The United States currently has no spectrum dedicated to the tracking, telemetry or control of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or drones. Nor does any globally harmonized allocation exist for these Mobile telemedicine, also known as mHealth, uses mobile communications to accelerate healthcare delivery and reduce healthcare costs. types of operations today. But enterprises from a wide variety of backgrounds are seeking improved tracking and communications technologies necessary to allow beyond-visual-line-of-sight operations of UAS because these types of uses appear to offer some of the most intriguing and potentially revolutionary applications of technology, such as rapid package delivery, cost-effective infrastructure monitoring and innovative new forms of transportation. The Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Technical Advisory Committee recently formed a working group to discuss spectrum needs for manned and unmanned aviation, including small UAS, with the goal of making recommendations to the FCC. FinTech. Powered by mobile connectivity, money is pouring into the financial technology, or FinTech, sector. Global investment in start-ups in the retail banking sector increased to nearly $6.8 billion in 2015, according to the research firm CB Insights.1 That figure represents a three-fold increase over the $2.2 billion companies invested in the sector globally THE in 2014.2 Wireless technology already has begun to transform how consumers pay for goods and services as well as how financial service providers process those transactions. Card providers, for example, can verify a payee's identity using mobile GPS and biometric information generated by the phone. These and other security features have extended the suite of services banks can offer consumers and have started to allow new financial service providers and even informal networks to provide consumers with richer, value-added financial services regardless of location. mHealth. Mobile telemedicine, also known as mHealth, uses mobile communications to accelerate healthcare delivery and reduce healthcare costs. Reaching remotely located patients promises enormous cost savings and could greatly expand access to life-saving treatments and specialist consultations that would otherwise prove too timeconsuming or too costly.3 Medical devices and diagnostic tools also are increasingly portable and flexible.4 The medical community has more medical-device VOICE * * Fall/Winter 2016 23

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The CCA Voice - Fall/Winter 2016

Board of Directors/Staff
Chairman’s Letter by Slayton Stewart
A Message from the President & CEO by Steven K. Berry
CCA’s 2016 Excellence in Marketing Awards
Next-Generation IoT: Revolutionizing Mission-Critical Connectivity
What 100 Operators Really Think About 5G
5G Is Here (If You Want It)
Five Trends Shaping the Future of Spectrum
5G, A Technology Vision
Cloud-based IP: The Way to 5G and the Internet of Things
Power Outages Don’t Belong in a Connected World
The Path to 5G: Challenges, Benefits and Endless Possibilities
The Evolution to 5G: Implementing the Next Generation of Wireless Networks
New Report Details One Year of Roaming Fraud Data to Add to Industry Knowledge
Better Data for Brand Evolution
Verticals: At the End of the 5G Rainbow
Over-the-Top International Wi-Fi Calling and Messaging
SmartCom Brings 4G LTE to Belize
In the Dugout with Kevin Cundiff, Creator of Retail Moneyball
Company Profiles
Index of Advertisers.
Congressional Spotlight: Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV)

The CCA Voice - Fall/Winter 2016