Colo Atl General Manager to Speak on 5G Developments at Metro Connect 2020 USA

ATLANTA, January 27, 2020 Colo Atl, an American Tower company and the leading provider of carrier-neutral colocation, data center and interconnection services at 55 Marietta Street in Atlanta, announces today that John Ghirardelli, General Manager of Colo Atl and Director, U.S. Innovation for American Tower, will join a panel discussing 5G trends at Metro Connect USA in Miami on Feb. 10-12.

Mr. Ghirardelli’s panel, “Where are we with 5G, Really?” will address global and domestic expansion of 5G network infrastructure. 5G is now available in dozens of U.S. cities but industry leaders continue to debate the timeline of a full nationwide rollout. The panel will address obstacles impeding a faster rollout, including infrastructure development and regulatory challenges. The panel takes place at 11:50 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12 and is moderated by Daniel Reing, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. Fellow panelists include Ray LaChance, CEO, Zenfi Networks; Alex Gellman, CEO, Vertical Bridge; Guillaume Crenn, CTO, Ekinops; and Martin Cassidy, Boingo Wireless.

Discussion points include:

How does the regulatory landscape affect adoption?

Do we have enough infrastructure in place?

How the strategy in parts of the world – Europe in particular, differs from the U.S. approach?

What is the timeline for full 5G deployment?

What do the next three-to-five years of deployment look like?

How are we monetizing 5G?

Metro Connect USA brings together more than 850 C-level executives across various sectors in the U.S. communications infrastructure market. The three-day conference examines predictions for the next decade within the industry, mergers and acquisitions trends, anticipated infrastructure demands that come with new tech developments and more.

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