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August 21, 2018

What to Expect at MWCA: Everything Policy Track .

What to Expect at MWCA: Everything Policy Track


CTIA SVP Scott Bergmann
Scott Bergmann
Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

Mobile World Congress Americas is less than a month away!

With over 1,000 exhibitors, 200+ speakers, there will be many notable demonstrations, experiences and conversations for attendees to take part in and explore at the U.S.’s premier wireless industry event.

The Everything Policy sessions at MWCA will focus on discussion of the policies needed to support an innovative, competitive, secure mobile ecosystem. Don’t miss the chance to hear from policymakers and regulatory experts about issues that impact the wireless industry, from spectrum, to cybersecurity, to infrastructure siting and more.

Hear From Key Wireless Policymakers

FCC Commissioners Brendan Carr, Michael O’Rielly and Jessica Rosenworcel, and NTIA Administrator David Redl will each keynote a session about the wireless issues the Commission and Administration are focused on. These sessions are key opportunities to hear from wireless policymakers themselves and understand what’s next on the agenda for their respective agencies.

Learn How Congress & the FCC Approach Wireless Policy

Everything Policy will also bring together key Congressional and FCC staff to share their expertise with attendees.

Senior Senate and House staff will discuss the latest legislative efforts impacting the wireless industry, including spectrum and infrastructure siting initiatives during the Legislative Policy Initiatives: Congressional Agenda panel.

And wireless experts who advise FCC and NTIA leadership on mobile policy will discuss the issues of the day at the Commission and NTIA, including spectrum, infrastructure, broadband, the Internet of Things and public safety during the Wireless Policy From the Inside: The FCC and NTIA Legal Advisors’ View panel.

Talk All Things 5G

Many of the Everything Policy sessions will feature discussion of the policies needed to support our wireless future. Four sessions in particular will drill down on 5G, focusing on creating a supportive 5G regulatory environment, unleashing 5G spectrum, harmonizing spectrum allocations globally and deploying 5G infrastructure efficiently.

CTIA President & CEO Meredith Attwell Baker will keynote a session focused on the policies we need to win the race to 5G.

5G Ready: A Spectrum Policy Update will convene representatives from Qualcomm, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular and the FCC to discuss the forward-looking spectrum policies needed for 5G deployment and the opportunities for collaboration between industry and government on spectrum initiatives.

Leaders from Intel, Samsung, Verizon and the FCC involved in World Radio Conference 2019 (WRC-19) discussions will come together to talk about spectrum and 5G developments happening across the world and their implications for global policymaking at WRC-19 during the International Perspectives on Spectrum and 5G panel.

Representatives from the FCC and local government as well as from Ericsson, Sprint and Verizon will discuss the infrastructure reforms adopted at every level of government so far this year and what additional efforts are needed to ensure that wireless infrastructure can be rapidly and efficiently deployed during the Building our Way to a Robust 5G Future session.

Discuss Cybersecurity and the Evolving Wireless Marketplace

Heading into the next generation of wireless, cybersecurity and marketplace dynamics are also hot topics in the industry.

At the Securing our Connected World session, representatives from NTIA, AT&T, Oracle and T-Mobile will discuss the cybersecurity landscape, as well as the steps the wireless industry is taking to secure the Internet of Things and protect today’s 4G networks and the 5G networks of tomorrow.

Thought leaders from AT&T, Duke University and Mobile Ecosystem will come together for the Converging Markets & Regulations in the 5G Era panel to discuss a converging and evolving mobile wireless marketplace and its impact on current regulations.

As you can see, it’s a packed policy agenda. We hope you take advantage of the opportunity to hear from policymakers and experts from across government and the wireless industry about the strides made in wireless policy this year and the challenges that lie ahead.

See you in LA!

Mobile World Congress Americas 2018


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