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Plenary Session

The Plenary Session features a Keynote Presentation by a distinguished leader in the global cable and connectivity industry. Another part of the Plenary Session is recognizing the Outstanding Technical Paper and Best Presentation from the previous year’s conference. The Plenary Session is open to all full-access attendees.

During the 2022 IWCS Cable & Connectivity Industry Forum in Providence, Rhode Island, USA, Andrea Caldini, VP of Product & Technology at Verizon, will deliver a visionary keynote presentation. Join us in Providence for a dynamic Plenary Luncheon where Caldini will discuss the future of telecommunications network architecture and how advanced infrastructure and 5G technology is imperative to Connected Communities, SMART Buildings, and more.

Technology Drivers for Deployment and Full Potential Utilization of 5G

2022 IWCS Keynote Verizon

Andrea Caldini holds a technical responsibility for planning, engineering, performance and life cycle management of Verizon’s Global Business product portfolio. Prior to her current role, Caldini served in various field territory roles including Vice President of Field Network GLS, East and South for Verizon Wireless; responsible for the network build and performance of Verizon Wireless industry-leading voice and data networks, including its growing 4G LTE network, 5G UWB and Nationwide network and fiber network.

The rate of change for telecommunications is accelerating. We will see more opportunity, disruption, innovation, and invention in the next decade than we have seen in the past three. All this will depend on next gen connectivity. Telecom networks will give way to 5G enabled, intelligent edge-empowered platforms that resemble Computational Solution Utilities more than the networks of today.

We are building this, inventing this at Verizon today. We work to build tomorrow’s best network, 5G, the next generation of wireless technology. Verizon is taking a strong leadership role in 5G for our customers, building on the foundation of being the first to deploy 3G and 4G LTE Networks nationally. 

This will simply change the way we work, live and play. Many verticals will be disrupted. Interestingly, a primary design driver will be ‘Submergence’, where the technology that is progressively more pervasive is pushed below the water line so that the service, the product, the solution, and the experience are what comes into focus, not the ingenious underlying technology.

Join us in Providence, USA to learn about technology of the future.

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