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Wireless World Thursday, October 24, 2019 4 The Benefits 5G Will Bring to Higher Education By Peter Linder, Head of 5G Marketing, Ericsson North America Universities have always been a breeding ground for innovation. As 5G is being deployed nationwide, colleges and universities represent a place where we can expect 5G to gain early traction. The promise of 5G and what it enables is real, and institutions of higher education are key to driving inno- vative concepts and solutions to fulfill them. Why 5G Needs Universities To usher in the potential that 5G offers, there needs to be a fertile ground for inno- vation with a critical mass of first adopters and a willingness to lead the way. As 5G rolls out on campuses, stu- dents, faculty and the university will become interconnected and act as a test- bed for innovative 5G solutions. Students will play a dual role in fos- tering 5G technology. First, they are eager to adopt "the new" – new applica- tions, new solutions, new ways to work, live and play. With 4,298 universities and colleges across the United States, that's a substantial base of first adopters eager for 5G applications. Second, they not only adopt "the new," but drive vast amounts of data from their mobile device as they walk throughout campus. This gives developers insight into how 5G solutions are affecting their user group and how an interconnected loca- tion can open new possibilities across its platform. Universities are under pressure to execute their digital transformation and can leverage 5G to revolutionize not only their IT infrastructure and cost associat- ed, but also bring new educational tools to the classroom. For example, augment- ed reality (AR) will soon be a platform for education, but driving AR for poten- tially tens-of-thousands of students on one campus will only work if 5G is deployed. How Higher Ed Can Lead the Way Higher ed institutions wanting to play a key role in shaping the global 5G agenda need campus-wide 5G – a powerful 5G network that covers campuses and near- by dorms. To serve a college or university's needs, 5G networks in the millimeter- wave spectrum need to be built, and cre- ating the right incentive plan between a university and an operator will bene- fit both parties. Universities want to leverage the highest level of creativity possible with their networks to drive new innovations and bring in new stu- dents and corporate partnerships, which a campus-wide 5G network can enable. A state-of-the-art 5G network on campus would be a wise investment, and will bring benefits to the school through better delivery of educational opportuni- ties, the students through a better mobile Internet experience and new technolo- gies, and as a testing ground for partner- ships with businesses all helping drive additional revenue and opportunities. The Bottom Line What this means for 5G is that there is a golden opportunity here for higher edu- cation institutions to be a vanguard for the development of 5G-driven technolo- gies. Network operators and businesses have realized there is little room for 5G fast-followers. The 5G revolution can only be sparked by striking out early and fostering innovation. For more information, go to www .ericsson.com or stop by South Hall booth #S1724. Join Cell Phones for Soldiers' Mission to 'Connect America's Bravest' By Rob Bergquist, Founder and Director, Cell Phones for Soldiers Cell Phones for Soldiers is a 15-year- old national non-profit dedicated to serving troops and veterans with free communication services and emergency funding. Founded in 2004, our mission provides a lifeline for military members while they are overseas, and for veter- ans who have returned home but may still be isolated from the family and community services they need to help them through the transition. Cell Phones for Soldiers is the wire- less industry's leading charitable recycler of electronics. Since 2004, we have recy- cled more than 15 million cell phones to fund our programs. Our existing partners range from Fortune 500 companies to local grass roots organizations. Cell Phones for Soldiers welcomes all inquiries to join the mission to "Connect America's Bravest." With more men and women return- ing home from overseas in recent years, we are providing less airtime to those abroad. However, the needs for commu- nication solutions for veterans here in the United States have seen a real uptick. To combat this, Cell Phones for Soldiers is cur- rently provid- ing more than 500 thousand minutes per month to veter- ans through low cost pre- paid phones. It's really important to provide domestic airtime for veterans. Right now, they're being priced out of the market. A lot of the servicemembers are making $30,000 or less. Being able to provide domestic airtime is important. It's one way we can help men and women as they come home from serving our country. This has already been a big year for Cell Phones for Soldiers with the 3rd Annual Golf Tournament in May. Cell Phones for Soldiers raised more than $75,000 from the sponsors and partners at the event, which hosted many veter- ans. In April, Cell Phones for Soldiers also celebrated its 15th year in opera- tion. Cell Phones for Soldiers received its R2 certification in 2018. For more information, call Rob Bergquist at 678.580.1976, go to www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com or email info@cellphonesforsoldiers.com. AN INDEPENDENT PUBLICATION NOT AFFILIATED WITH MWC Kimberly Oser Publisher Jules Denton-Card Senior Associate Publisher Lorrie Baumann Editorial Director Anthony Socci Associate Publisher JoEllen Lowry • Jeanie Catron • Karrie Welborn Associate Editors Yasmine Brown Art Director Jonathan Schieffer Graphic Designer Susan Stein Customer Service Manager Spencer Fisher Customer Service Associate Marcos Morhaim Senior Account Manager Adrian Chacon Account Manager Tara Neal Director of Operations Jay Watson • Hannah Stefanovich Show Logistics & Distribution Enrico Cecchi European Sales Wireless World is published by Oser Communications Group ©2019 All rights reserved. Executive and editorial offices at: 1877 N. Kolb Road, Tucson, AZ 85715 520.721.1300/Fax: 520.721.6300 European offices located at Lungarno Benvenuto Cellini, 11, 50125 Florence, Italy www.osercommunicationsgroup.com Lee M. Oser Founder WiTricity Wireless Charging Featured in Honda's Vehicle-to-Grid Energy Management System WiTricity, the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer over distance, has collabo- rated with Honda for its bi-directional, wireless Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) energy management system. The solution, which is debuting at the show, has the potential to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, bal- ance the energy grid and save money for EV owners and electric utilities. All major car manufacturers and cli- mate-focused countries like China, India and France are racing to phase out gaso- line and diesel-guzzling vehicles over the next few decades in favor of EVs. But with an increase in EV adoption comes challenges for the electric grid. To help balance supply and demand, batteries in EVs can be used as a source of energy storage for the grid. To become an easily tapped back-up power source to send electricity back into to the grid, EVs can be equipped with wireless V2G technolo- gy, or bi-directional charging. With hands-free wireless connections between the vehicles and the grid, many more vehicles will be available to the grid for V2G purposes, as compared to conven- tional charging systems that require the driver to connect a clumsy cable. This increased availability of back up storage can make V2G into a significant source of stored energy for the electric grid. Honda's V2G solution leverages WiTricity's DRIVE 11 wireless charging platform, which creates a seamless and efficient two-way energy flow between the car and grid. With DRIVE 11 and Honda V2G, vehicles can be parked over a wireless charging ground pad and elec- tric power can flow from the grid to the vehicle to charge the battery, or from the vehicle to the grid to help meet electric demand during peak usage periods. Honda EV owners can participate in the V2G program and receive compensation from utility operators who use the power from the vehicles to reduce the need to burn natural gas or diesel fuel to meet peak demand. Research collaboration between Honda and WiTricity began in 2016. In 2018, the companies presented a jointly authored paper at the SAE World Congress that addressed the use of wire- less power transfer for V2G applications. The research resulted in Honda's wire- less V2G energy management system, which is fully compatible with the inter- operability requirements of the SAE J2954 standard for vehicle wireless power transfer. "Honda is paving the way for a future of mobility that is environmentally sustainable and intelligent. WiTricity is aligned on that vision, and our joint research, which dates back to our co-pre- sentation at the 2018 SAE World Congress, has molded the industry's most efficient bi-directional, EV wireless power solution," said Alex Gruzen, Chief Executive Officer of WiTricity. "Honda V2G vehicle owners will benefit from the convenience of wireless charging, utility incentives and ability to power their homes with excess energy, contributing to an environmentally-conscious future." About WiTricity WiTricity develops solutions to enable wireless power transfer over distance using its patented magnetic resonance technolo- gy. WiTricity works with top global car- makers and Tier 1 suppliers to deploy mag- netic resonance solutions, helping realize a future of transportation that is electrified, shared and autonomous.

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