John Ghirardelli to Participate on “5G Network Implications” Panel at PTC’20 on Monday, Jan. 20 in Honolulu

ATLANTA, January 14, 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, US Innovation for American Tower, will serve as a panelist at PTC’20: Vision 2020 and Beyond, taking place Jan. 19-22 in Honolulu. The panel, titled “5G Network Implications,” will occur on Monday, Jan. 20, from 11:25 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the event’s Center Stage.

Mr. Ghirardelli’s panel, “5G Network Implications,” moderated by Gary Kim, Consultant for IP Carrier will explore what 5G might mean for all those in the ecosystem aside from mobile service providers. The other panelists who will join Mr. Ghirardelli include Dean Bubley, Director for Disruptive Analysis; Ramy Katrib, CEO & Founder for DigitalFilm Tree; and Yang Yang, Co-Director and Professor for the School of Information Science and Technology (SHIFT) and ShanghaiTech University, People’s Republic of China.

Select discussion points in the ‘5G Network Implications’ panel include:

  • What will change about 5G?

  • What possibly could happen in the rest of the ecosystem, ranging from chips to apps; use cases to business models?

  • How does 5G bring those changes?

  • Where is the upside and the downside?

PTC’s Annual Conference is a strategic springboard for the global communications industry, providing all attendees with a three-day platform to focus on planning, networking, and discovering what lies ahead for the ICT industry. To learn more, visit


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About Colo Atl

Colo Atl, an American Tower company, is the leading provider of carrier-neutral colocation, data center and interconnection solutions at 55 Marietta Street in the global telecom hub of Atlanta, GA. Colo Atl provides superior carrier-neutral colocation, data center and interconnection services at an affordable rate. Colo Atl is a carrier-neutral environment that allows all types of network operators to securely and conveniently cross connect within an SSAE 18 certified facility. Colo Atl has no monthly recurring cross connect fees between tenants within the Colo Atl meet-me-area (MMA) and provides exceptional customer service.

Colo Atl is also home to the Georgia Technology Center (GTC), a live laboratory for network equipment vendors to highlight their optical and electrical hardware and operating systems, and the Southeast Network Access Point (SNAP), which provides next-generation Internet Exchange (IX) solutions, including SDN peering, testing, collaboration and implementation.

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About American Tower

American Tower is a leading independent owner, operator and developer of wireless and broadcast communication real estate. Our global portfolio includes over 170,000 communications sites and is experiencing steady growth. In addition to leasing space on towers, we provide customized collocation solutions through our in-building systems, outdoor distributed antenna systems and other right-of-way options, managed rooftops and services that speed network deployment.

Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, American Tower has operations across the United States and in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa and Uganda.