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T H E M E: 5G: T H E N E X T G E N E R AT ION Verticals: At the End of the 5G Rainbow By Terry McCabe Mobile Division CTO, Mitel T he changing pace of how we communicate, the expanding capabilities of devices, and the aggressive innovation embodied by non-traditional services in the Internet are fundamentally changing business models. Voice and SMS have exploded into real-time collaboration, video chat, smart wearables, and augmented reality. Mobile networks that have traditionally provided access as the service to consumers are now enabling connectivity to a wide range of services delivered to and from smart objects, connected vehicles, cloud applications, and - of course - people. The Challenge and Opportunity of the Internet of Things The Internet of Things (IoT) is the ecosystem of devices, vehicles, buildings, and other objects that embed electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity. As a byproduct, these objects collect and exchange vast quantities of information, generating a wealth of actionable insights made available through big data analytics. The Challenge: To support billions of connected devices, a network infrastructure is needed that not only has a highly scalable capacity, but also can optimally handle the differing service needs of various IoT verticals. Latency, bandwidth requirements, scheduling consumption, and service priority vary for IoT applications, so a "one size fits all" broadband network does not align well. Today's IoT applications shoehorn themselves into existing 4G LTE and Wi-Fi networks, but for mass adoption, we need a more adapted and suitable solution. The Opportunity: To create a network platform that supports a variety of use cases called logical network slices, which will enable optimized experiences of the network to be made available to specific services. This approach takes the idea of virtualization as applied to the data center in the development of cloud services and applies it to the radio network. Thus, slices of the radio network can be associated with specific services and can exhibit specific characteristics of latency, bandwidth, and security. The 5G slices of network spectrum can be logically applied to vertical segments for IoT/M2M purposes. Just as virtualization enables resources within a data center to be partitioned and dedicated to THE VOICE * * Fall/Winter 2016 45

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