Connect (X) is the leading 5G infrastructure event in North America, convening executives from commercial carriers, fixed and mobile network operators, enterprises and their infrastructure partners to invest, design, deploy and operate next generation public and private 5G networks.

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5G represents the next wave in wireless infrastructure network investment – and only Connect (X) 2020 prepares the entire networking, services and supplier ecosystem with the business insight and information to meet the needs of carriers, neutral host networks, governments and enterprises with next generation indoor and outdoor solutions.

Connect (X) hosts the end-to-end supplier ecosystem building the next generation 5G network from the ground up.

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Infrastructure requirements are going to be massive. I would argue that we are going to need 10 times the infrastructure versus where we are in 4G.

Marc Ganzi
CEO, Digital Bridge Holdings

One of the challenges of 5G is thinking the old way. To change economics, to change the speed at which you can deploy, to change the way in which you can be agile to deliver new services…you’ve got to think about things differently.

Todd Landry
Corporate Vice President, Product and Market Strategy, JMA Wireless

When it comes to 5G policy, infrastructure and spectrum are each head-liners. 5G requires much more densified networks, an exponential increase in the number of antenna locations for our current networks.

Ajit Pai
Chairman, FCC

Why Sponsor?

Sponsorships at Connect (X) position your organization as thought leaders and a primary resource for all stakeholders in the commercial wireless, enterprise connectivity, IoT, and more. Sponsorship programs offer an immersive environment that deliver visibility, lead generation, partnership opportunities, one-to-one interaction, hospitality and other benefits.

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Why Exhibit?

Experience the value of face-to-face meetings to build client relationships and expand your customer reach. As an exhibitor, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with customers, partners, integrators and OEMs, and take advantage of the highest quality, most targeted buying audience in the connectivity industry—where 85% of attendees have purchasing influence of direct decision-making power over the kind of products you sell.

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Keynote Speakers

Jay Brown

President and Chief Executive Officer

Rahul Vijay

Head of Connectivity

Mo Katibeh

Chief Marketing Officer

Bala Ganesh

Vice President, Advanced Technology Group

David Weisman

President, CEO, and Co-Founder

Jeff Stoops

President & Chief Executive Officer

Alex Gellman

Chief Executive Officer

Steven Vondran

Executive Vice President and President, U.S. Tower Division

Chris Sharp

Chief Technology Officer

Jack Waters

President Zayo Networks and COO Zayo Group


Global thought-leaders from a wide range of communications, computing, policy and business contribute business insight and vision for a new era in ubiquitous connectivity. Previous Connect (X) speakers include leading executives from T-Mobile, Facebook, FCC, Dish, Amazon Web Services, Vertical Bridge, Microsoft, Crown Castle, American Tower and More

Past Speakers


Connect (X) offers more content and program choices to meet the needs of all profiles of executive in 5G and enterprise networks. Our content covers a wide array of timely business and technology subjects, designed for the CTO and CEO; the VP of Network Operations; Enterprise IT and Network Engineering teams; and more.


Technology Floor Demos

Connect (X) is your first opportunity to gain a new understanding of the technologies emerging to support 5G and fulfill on the promise of high-speed, low-latency ubiquitous connectivity. Our unique Technology Pavilions provide technology displays, demonstrations, workshop theaters and personal interaction designed for Connect (X) delegates and exhibitors to interact.

Our Host Sponsors

And there’s even more.

Supplier Diversity Summit

The Supplier Diversity Summit was developed to connect a more diverse group of businesses to major wireless companies and to facilitate productive discussions focused on the role diversity plays in the wireless infrastructure industry.

Networking Events

At Connect (X) you have multiple opportunities to forge new relationships and meet old friends, either on the golf course, in the restaurant, during one of our many industry receptions or parties scheduled at the show.

Annual Golf Tournament

The annual WIA golf tournament is the one chance each year to see your friends and colleagues in the wireless infrastructure industry while enjoying a casual outdoor environment.