5G Deployment: Next Generation Communication Network Planning

5G Deployment: Next Generation Communication Network Planning

December 4, 2020 | Online :: Central Time

The level of expectation created around 5G and the next generation network is huge – but as always, the reality will be something different. The options for public network utilisation vs private usage is of great interest to utility companies, as is the potential for hybrid options, network slicing and options for integration with other last mile connectivity solutions such as satellite and legacy copper. The 5G: Next Generation Communication Network Planning for Electric Utilities course provides a detailed technical understanding of the solution as well as a more general conceptual appreciation for higher level managers who are seeking to understand what 5G can do for them. Join us to gain an understanding of what is available right now (or the next 18 months) and what is realistic in terms of future expectations regarding the deployment of the fifth-generation network.  Dive deep into the development of new LTE standards and frequency band allocation through 3GPP and the advancement of additional functionality in future LTE (5G) releases for the support of various vertical sectors such as rail, emergency services and of course utilities. This course will focus on ecosystems and trends for new communication networks, the technologies and the fit for different services, and business cases and implementation of the fifth generation communication network.

Learning outcomes

  • Define the roles and responsibilities of deployment team members and 3rd party entities
  • Manage stakeholder and customer expectations for network deployment and inherent construction
  • Allocate sufficient resources and proper timelines to support manageable technology deployment
  • Provide value propositions for network solutions that best fit your organization’s goals whether public, private or hybridized communications networks
  • Mitigate risks and challenges for successful 5G deployment
  • Establish new technology initiative deployment goals and plan



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EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this event.


Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must sign in/out each day, be in attendance for the entirety of the course. Some pre-existing knowledge of wireless communication technology would be beneficial

Instructional Methods

Power Point presentations, open discussion, examples and explanation of fuses materials


Friday, December 4, 2020 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Login and Welcome

9:00 – 10:30 a.m. :: 5G Fundamentals for the Utility Industry

  • Implementation and Operation of 5G Networks
    • Business skillsets required
  • 5G and the Promises of the Current Technology
    • Mass consumer-based solutions vs the promise of 5G for mission critical services
    • LTE migration toward 5G
    • Further development of 5G solutions and the journey towards improved functionality
      • Lower latency
      • Traffic prioritization
        • Quality of service and access class
      • Key next steps
    • RF safety regulations

Jeffrey Ebihara, Director – Special Projects, Waterford Consultants

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: CASE STUDY: City of Syracuse becomes one of America’s First 5G Cities with the Help of Verizon Wireless

  • Services Required by Municipal Governments and Energy Utilities
    • Current solutions
    • Capacity requirements
  • Current Ballpark Cost of Solutions
    • Supplier breakdown and references for solutions
  • High level Timescales and Project Plans

Yenal Kucuker, Network Regulatory Consultant, Verizon Wireless

12:00 – 12:30 p.m. :: Lunch Break

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. :: CASE STUDY: City of San Antonio Regarding Private Wireless Networks Involving CPS Energy

City of San Antonio and CPS Energy have developed a pilot project to test smart streetlight technologies. The purpose of the pilot is to test different wireless platforms and various smart sensor applications for eventual deployment across all CPS Energy streetlight poles. The second project concerns the deployment of private wireless networks in low-income neighborhoods to provide fixed wireless connections to families with students that cannot afford broadband service. This is an effort to permanently close the homework gap/remote learning gap affecting thousands of low-income students in the community.

Gabriel Garcia, General Counsel, CPS Energy

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. :: CASE STUDY: Small Cell Infrastructure in Denver with Xcel Energy

The City and County of Denver is managing requests from wireless providers and wireless infrastructure companies to construct small cell facilities in the public right of way.

  • Small Cell Facilities
  • Installation of Wireless Infrastructure
    • Types of infrastructure
    • Types of applicants
  • Federal and State Laws on Small Cell Infrastructure
  • How are Xcel Energy utility and Street Light Poles being Leveraged?

Ed Bieging, Facility Attachments Manager, Xcel Energy

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. :: CASE STUDY:: Emergency 911 Incidents in City Life: Identifying the Location of Emergency Callers

Cisco Emergency Responder assures that Cisco Unified Communications Manager will send emergency calls to the appropriate Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for the caller’s location, and that the PSAP can identify the caller’s location and return the call if necessary. In addition, the system automatically tracks and updates equipment moves and changes. Deploying this capability helps ensure more effective compliance with legal or regulatory obligations, reducing the risk of liability related to emergency calls as a result. Coupled with Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco Emergency Responder surpasses traditional PBX capabilities by introducing user or phone moves and changes at no cost, and dynamic tracking of user and phone locations for emergency 9-1-1 safety and security purposes.

Niloo Niya, Sr. Architect – Wireless, Cisco

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. :: Puts and Takes of a Next Generation Network with AT&T

  • Integration of Other Connectivity Technologies into 5G Solutions
    • Solutions and harmonization
    • MNO
    • MVNO
    • Network slicing
  • Coverage Planning
    • Network dimensioning and technology options (Cat – M, NB-IoT, …)
    • Frequency re-use
    • Type and number of node sites required

Jason Inkeep, Director, AT&T 5G Center of Excellence


  • Ed Bieging, Facility Attachments Manager, Xcel Energy

  • Jeffrey Ebihara, Director – Special Projects, Waterford Consultants

  • Gabriel Garcia, General Counsel, CPS Energy

  • Jason Inkeep, Director, AT&T 5G Center of Excellence

  • Yenal Kucuker, Network Regulatory Consultant, Verizon Wireless

  • Niloo Niya, Sr. Architect – Wireless, Cisco

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
  • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
    • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.



5G Deployment: Next Generation Communication Network Planning

December 4, 2020 | Denver, Colorado
Individual attendee(s) - $ 1395.00 each

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