Unique Use of Infrastructure to Support 5G for Driverless and/or Connected Cars

June 25th – 11:00 am to 11:45 am
Quandary Peak 2

One of the most anticipated applications of 5G is driverless and/or connected cars. However, the technology can only be successful if its deployed safely which means there can be no lapse in the car’s connection to the network. In order to create a network with enough coverage and capacity to sustain a signal, especially for a vehicle travelling at high speeds and along highways and in rural areas, carriers will need to employ a range of infrastructure assets and real estate, from towers to small cells and from billboards to street furniture. This session will examine the role of towers and small cells in building a 5G network, and will discuss the characteristics that make certain types real estate better for colocation along highways vs. rural areas.