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Saturday, September 21 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
To 5G or Not to 5G? That is the Question: Mobile Broadband Network Developments in Europe, China, India and Mexico

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This panel will focus on the impact of the widespread deployment, penetration and use of intelligent mobile devices, particularly smartphones, married to broadband mobile networks, in Europe, China, Mexico and India.
The intelligent mobile phone has become the most widely used communications device globally and the access device of choice in the developing world. In countries like India it is often the only available device for accessing the Internet and its large variety of associated services.
The panel will discuss issues such as:
• What role does mobile broadband play in different national broadband strategies?
• How will the transition from 4G/LTE networks to 5G networks be managed in different countries and regions, such as Europe, China, India and Mexico?
• How has China positioned itself to take a global leadership role in 5G, including standards development, commercial deployment and the development of a 5G ecosystem?
• What strategies have Mexico and India adopted in facilitating the national deployment of broadband mobile communications infrastructure and/or wholesale networks? Do Public Private Partnerships have a role to play in such deployments?
• What role can mobile broadband play in the delivery and use of a wide variety of digital information and transactional services, including electronic payments? How may mobile broadband services compensate for deficiencies in the physical infrastructure for banking services, rural healthcare and public information?


Prabir Neogi

Carleton University


Krishna Jayakar

The Pennsylvania State University

Rekha Jain

IIM Ahmedabad

Jason Whalley

Northumbria University

Judith Mariscal Aviles

Centro de Investigación y Docencia Economica

Saturday September 21, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
NT01 WCL, 4300 Nebraska Ave, Washington, DC