Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP (“HWG”) partners Tricia Paoletta and Kent Bressie will speak on 5G and submarine cable developments at the Pacific Telecommunications Council’s PTC’18 conference to be held in Honolulu, Hawaii, from January 21 to 24, 2018.

Tricia will speak on PTC’18’s Executive Insight Roundtable to discuss why 5G wireless technology “changes everything” and will also moderate a panel on Getting to 5G—Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, leading the discussion on technical milestones and policy challenges on the way to 5G.  Tricia is a partner and heads HWG’s legislative practice and specializes in international telecommunications, trade and technology policy, with a particular focus on spectrum, autonomous vehicles, and wireless broadband networks.

At PTC’18’s Submarine Cable Workshop, Kent will once again provide the much-anticipated annual update on legal and regulatory developments in submarine cable regulation, particular national security issues and risks from deep seabed mining.  Kent is a partner and head of the international practice at HWG in Washington, D.C.  Kent specializes in cross-border and national-security regulation of telecommunications networks, investment, and technology and Law-of-the-Sea issues and works extensively in the undersea cable sector.

HWG has long been a member of the Pacific Telecommunications Council, which brings together members in over seventy countries to promote the development and use of telecommunications to improve the lives of people in the Pacific region.  PTC ’18 will continue this tradition by celebrating its 40th Anniversary and featuring industry workshops, roundtables, and panel discussions.

For more information about Tricia, see: https://www.hwglaw.com/team/patricia-j-paoletta/
For more information about Kent, see:  https://www.hwglaw.com/team/kent-d-bressie/
For more information about the Pacific Telecommunications Council and PTC’18, see: https://www.ptc.org/ptc18/