PANEL: Small Cells | Critical for 4G and 5G Network Evolution

PANEL: Small Cells | Critical for 4G and 5G Network Evolution
Wednesday 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Small cells have turned a corner – 4G LTE small cells are being deployed at scale in, for example, homes, indoor enterprise environments and densely populated outdoor urban areas.  On the path to 5G, small cells will be foundational for delivering next generation capacity and coverage, spanning millimeter wave and sub-6GHz spectrum bands.  Join this panel to learn about the growing traction for small cells worldwide and how small cells will be a vehicle for realizing the full potential of technology evolutions (e.g. LTE IoT, 3.5Ghz CBRS/Shared Spectrum, 5G).

Moderator: Mr. Irvind Ghai
Vice President, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
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Irvind Ghai serves as Vice President for the Connectivity Business Unit of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. In this role, he oversees product management and business development for Wi-Fi, mmWave 11ad and 4G/5G Small Cell solutions for Enterprises and Carriers.

Mr. Ghai has played a key role in driving the wired and wireless infrastructure networking business. He has led double-digit growth by working across technologies to offer the best connectivity approach across unlicensed and licensed spectrums, arriving at the most optimal answer for enterprise verticals that include education, hospitality and healthcare. Mr. Ghai joined Qualcomm through the Atheros acquisition in 2011. Prior to that, he spent 14 years at Texas Instruments, where he worked with Service Providers to define product market strategies for DSL, DOCSIS, Video and VoIP platforms. During his career with Texas Instruments, Mr. Ghai has had a proven track record of developing successful product lines, driving P&L growth and leading strong engineering and marketing teams.

Irvind Ghai holds an MBA from University of St. Thomas, a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Calvin College.