Breaking Down the Licensed-Unlicensed Wall

A session at 4G Wireless Evolution

Wednesday 1st February, 2012

2:30pm to 3:15pm (EST)

Wireless ISPs often categorize themselves as “licensed” or “unlicensed” based on the type of spectrum they use to provide service. The spectrum crisis is beginning to break down this categorical wall – all ISPs are feeling the impact of the data explosion no matter what type of spectrum they use. Traditionally “unlicensed” ISPs are beginning to look at licensed spectrum to increase their capacity and coverage, and traditionally “licensed” ISPs are offloading traffic using unlicensed spectrum. Given the new data reality, the time may be ripe for previously unthinkable deals among “licensed” and “unlicensed” ISPs. This panel explores the potential synergies in this sector.

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Time 2:30pm3:15pm EST

Date Wed 1st February 2012

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