Anchorage 4G LTE Advanced and 5G Review



This will be a joint Section and PES Chapter meeting.

The impending prospects of 5G mobile network deployments have created both a sense of anticipation as well as a sense of apprehension by the general public. As engineers, we have both the opportunity and duty to be informed and to inform others in order to seek the best outcomes. 5G networks, if deployed, are expected to increase data throughput over mobile networks by a full order of magnitude, but they carry with them their own technical and political challenges. Understanding these issues can help engineers communicate the facts to the public and help prevent unnecessary impediments to technological progress.

  Date and Time




  • 3450 Aviation Drive,
  • Anchorage, Alaska
  • United States
  • Building: Coast International Inn
  • Starts 10 March 2019 12:00 AM
  • Ends 20 March 2019 10:00 AM
  • All times are US/Alaska
  • No Admission Charge
  • Menu: Buffet w/coffee & snacks, No food
  • Register


Wahaj Tahir of GCI


Anchorage 4G LTE Advanced and 5G Review

Wahaj Tahir will be presenting about GCI’s 5G Expansions and what GCI currently has operating throughout the state. This is an opportunity for engineers of all stripes to become informed about the current status of cellular network infrastructure and to gain some insight about what is to come in the near-future.


Wahaj Tahir is the Director of Wireless RF Engineering at GCI . Wahaj has more than 15 years of experience in the Industry, deploying Access Technologies such as CDMA, EVDO, UMTS, Wimax, LTE and LTE-A. He has worked with Industry Leaders such as Ericsson, Motorola, AT&T, Sprint, Clearwire and GCI. His current interests include pre 5G and 5G solutions. He is a member of IEEE, IWPC and TIP.


11:30 am Check in,

11:35 Food service

11:45 Begin presentations

We will allow time for open discussions

1:00   Meeting ajourned