5G: A Practical Approach

Brought to you by The Radio Technology Group, The Small Cell Group

5G may yet be undefined but that does not stop the industry from trying to sell anything and everything as 5G.

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About the event

It is clear that 5G will not be a single “solution” providing a miracle cure for all ills of our industry, but it has the long term ambition to deliver significant improvements on all core KPIs compared to the 4G baseline.

On one hand NEMs and MNO driven industry initiatives are attempting to consolidate the requirements and quantify the 5G KPIs via uses cases analysis, on the other industry and academia are researching candidate technologies for the “solution” of specific dimensions of the problem.

At this stage there is not yet much clarity on the practical feasibility of some of the candidate technologies slated for 5G, nor how the integration of these candidate technologies is going to provide the overall “5G answer”. This half day event jointly organised by the Radio technology and Small Cells SIG aims to shed some light on the practical implications of 5G competing candidate technologies.

As the first in a series, the event will take the perspective of practical results, applied research and engineering. Through these perspectives the options for network densification, Interference management, and Energy Efficiency between various radio technologies, and the degree to which the technologies can inter-operate will be explored.

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Hosted by Deloitte LLP

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Hosted by Rohde and Schwarz

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Sponsored by Microlease

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Agenda

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12:00

Registration and networking over lunch

13:00

Introduction to the Joint Radio & Small Cells SIG by Brian Collins of BSC Associates

13:10

5G: A 2020 Vision; Zahid Ghadialy, Technical Program Manager, techUK

This presentation will look at the motivation, timelines, architecture and most popular technologies that are being proposed for 5G.

13:30

Q&A

13:35

Bridging the gap between 5G vision and reality; Moray Rumney, Lead Technologist, Keysight Technologies

The 5G debate is very much underway and the expectations are diverse and challenging. This presentation will look at the factors limiting the performance of existing wireless networks with a view to identifying the most lucrative opportunities to transform end user experience.

13:55

Q&A

14:00

Millimeter wave – An excursion into a new RAT for 5G; Alain Mourad, Wireless Expert, InterDigital Europe

As the 5G requirements and timeline move closer towards a global consensus, a new Radio Access Technology (RAT) is emerging not as an alternative but rather as an addition to the 4G-based RAT and its evolution expected in 5G. This new RAT targets a “relatively” new spectrum (above 6 GHz) – also referred to as millimeter wave – where large contiguous bandwidth provides a leverage to deliver on the ultra-high throughput and ultra-low latency requirements. This talk will give an overview of the millimeter wave technology and the challenges ahead towards a successful development of 5G.

14:20

Q&A

14:25

Refreshments and networking

15:05

5G Outlook, Test and Measurement Aspects; Mark Bailey, Application Development, Rohde & Schwarz

5G is coming, but will it be an evolutionary or a revolutionary step for wireless communications? The requirements for 5G may still be embryonic, yet consensus is emerging. This presentation will explore the Rohde & Schwarz view of what is driving the key requirements for 5G and present test solutions to support the associated technology concepts.

15:25

Q&A

15:30

5G: Building upon ongoing network disruption; Jörgen Tränk, Product Manager, Tieto

5G will significantly build upon the ongoing disruption on the way telecom networks are built. From Radio Access to NFV, SDN and Signalling, 5G pushes the whole ecosystem to rethink their product strategy in order to meet the myriad of possible use cases, requirements and business opportunities in a "flexible network" 5G world. This talk with cover Tieto's view on technology and product challenges lying ahead for delivering upon the 5G vision via enhanced Radio, NFV, SDN and Signalling solutions.5G will significantly build upon the ongoing disruption on the way telecom networks are built. From Radio Access to NFV, SDN and Signalling, 5G pushes the whole ecosystem to rethink their product strategy in order to meet the myriad of possible use cases, requirements and business opportunities in a "flexible network" 5G world. This talk with cover Tieto's view on technology and product challenges lying ahead for delivering upon the 5G vision via enhanced Radio, NFV, SDN and Signalling solutions.

15:50

Q&A

15:55

Forward 2020 -> 5G; Egon Schulz, Director Wireless Innovation Centre, Huawei

Visionary application scenarios such as Massive Machine Communication, Internet of Things, Device to
Device Communication, Gigabit Wireless Connectivity and many more expected to play a dominant role for 5G mobile communication system. The presentation gives an overview about the driving force for 5G and challenges.

16:15

Q&A

16:20

Panel session chaired by Simon Fletcher of NEC Telecom MODUS

17:00

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Speakers

Mark Bailey - Application Development, Rohde and Schwarz

Zahid Ghadialy - Senior Director, Strategic Marketing, Parallel Wireless UK & EMEA

Zahid Ghadialy is a Senior Director with a fast-moving and innovative US-based young company called Parallel Wireless (PW) that is on a mission to make deployment of any cellular infrastructure as easy and as cost-effective as Wi-Fi. With an extensive experience of over 18 years in the telecom industry as an engineer, programmer, analyst, researcher, architect, trainer, product manager and technical marketer, he is a technologist with a deep understanding of architecting world-class mobile products and solutions. Zahid is currently a member of Board of Directors at CW and 'Future Devices & Technologies' SIG champion. He has also previously been a 'Small Cell SIG' and 'Smart & Intelligent Cities SIG' champion. He is also a Non-Executive Director of eXplanoTech. In his spare time he blogs at 3G4G and you can also catch him on Twitter at @zahidtg.

Alain Mourad - Director Engineering R&D, InterDigital Europe

Dr Alain A.M. Mourad holds a PhD degree in Telecommunications from ENST Bretagne in France. He has over 15 years’ experience in the wireless systems industry. He is currently leading the research and development of Next Generation Radio Access Networks at InterDigital International Labs (London, Berlin, Seoul). Prior to joining InterDigital, Dr. Mourad was a Principal Engineer at Samsung Electronics R&D (UK) and previously a Senior Engineer at Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre Europe (France). Throughout his career, Dr. Mourad has been active in the research and standardization of recent communication networks (5G/4G/3G) and broadcasting systems (DVB/ATSC). He has held various leadership roles in the industry, invented over 40 granted patents and several other patent applications, and authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications. He received the Inventor of the Year Award from Samsung Electronics R&D (UK) twice in 2012 and 2013, and in 2016 InterDigital Innovation Award for the “idea, creation, and execution of InterDigital Europe”.

Moray Rumney - Lead Technologist, Keysight Technologies

Moray Rumney joined Hewlett-Packard in 1984 after completing a BSc in Electronics from Edinburgh’s Heriot-Watt University. The HP electronic test and measurement business was split off to Agilent Technologies in 1999 and most recently in August 2014 to Keysight Technologies. During his 30-year career Moray’s main work has been the development and system design of base station emulators used in the development and testing of cellular phones. Moray joined ETSI in 1991 and 3GPP in 1999 where he was a significant contributor to the development of type approval tests for GSM and UMTS. He currently represents Agilent at 3GPP RAN WG4, where the air interface for HSPA+ and LTE Advanced is being developed. Moray’s current focus is in MIMO “over-the-air” test methods. Moray has published many technical articles in the field of cellular communications and is a regular speaker and chairman at industry conferences. He was editor and contributing author to Agilent’s book “LTE and the Evolution to 4G Wireless” whose second edition was published in 2013.

Egon Schulz - Director, Wireless Innovation Centre, Huawei Technologies (UK)

Jorgen Trank - Product Manager, Tieto

SIG Champions

Mark Beach - Professor of Radio Systems Engineering , University of Bristol (Communication Systems & Networks Research Group)

Mark Beach received his PhD for research addressing the application of Smart Antenna techniques to GPS from the University of Bristol in 1989, where he subsequently joined as a member of academic staff. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1996, Reader in 1998 and Professor in 2003. He was Head of the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering from 2006 to 2010, and then spearheaded Bristol's hosting of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Communications. He currently manages the delivery of the CDT in Communications, leads research in the field of enabling technologies for the delivery of 5G and beyond wireless connectivity, as well as his role as the School Research Impact Director. Mark's current research activities are delivered through the Communication Systems and Networks Group, forming a key component within Bristol's Smart Internet Lab. He has over 25 years of physical layer wireless research embracing the application of Spread Spectrum technology for cellular systems, adaptive or smart antenna for capacity and range extension in wireless networks, MIMO aided connectivity for through-put enhancement, Millimetre Wave technologies as well as flexible RF technologies for SDR modems underpins his current research portfolio.

Brian Collins - Director, BSC Associates

Brian has designed antennas for applications including radio and TV broadcasting, base stations, handsets and consumer products, and has operated his own consultancy firm for the last 12 years. He has published more than 70 papers on antenna topics and contributed chapters to several recent textbooks. He operates a small consultancy company, chairs the Antenna Interface Standards Group and is an Honorary Visiting Professor in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London.

Diego Giancola - Principal Consultant, PA Consulting Group

Diego has spent his career in radio systems R&D and modem design in the wireless communication sector, from 2G to the latest 4G evolutions. His research interests lie in multi-antenna systems and novel signal processing and architectures for radio signals. He currently co-runs PA's signal processing team and leads the research activities in LTE evolution and 5G landscaping. Diego has a first degree in telecommunication engineering and a doctorate in electronics and communication engineering from Politecnico di Milano.

Vidhya Sridhar - Consultant, TTP Group

Vidhya Sridhar is a consultant at The Technology Partnership (TTP) Plc. She has a background in digital signal processing and physical layer design and development. In her PhD at Imperial College London, she carried out research on array signal processing techniques with applications in 5G and defence. Prior to her PhD, she spent three years working on physical layer design and development in LTE and WiMAX at Broadcom (India) and Alcatel Lucent (India) respectively.

Peter Topham - Prinicipal Engineer, Qualcomm Technologies International

Peter has more than 30 years experience of RF and high-speed circuit design, taking chips into production ranging from FM Band II through cellular, Bluetooth and on to UWB at 10GHz. He has been with Qualcomm for 7 years, specialising in low-power RF design for portable and wearable products.

Simon Fletcher - CTO, Real Wireless

Simon joined Real Wireless in January 2016 as Chief Technology Officer, taking overall technical and technical strategy responsibility across the company. He has chaired various conference committees including the Cambridge Wireless Annual International Conference and is recognised as a regular speaker at industry events. He is a Small Cell SIG Champion. His long-standing association with the UK innovation eco-system through roles such as Director of mVCE and the Innovate-UK ICT-KTN brings a wealth of practical knowledge on open innovation to accelerate product and services delivery. Simon spent the past 20 years working in telecoms infrastructure systems and product development. In NEC Corporation he played a key role in the formation of Joint Ventures for development of 3G and 4G products and established a core team that developed the first-generation of technology for 4G systems culminating in a Steering Board position in the LTE SAE Trials Initiative (LSTI). In recent times he has directed projects on future cities, the application 5G and IoT in industry verticals with an event horizon towards 2030. His long participation in Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) and then directing Real Wireless engagement in H2020 5G-NORMA, 5G-MoNArch and the 2016 NIC study on Future Comms infrastructure brings great foresight on a range of architectural evolutions underway in 5G architectures.

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Caroline Gabriel - Co-founder and Research Director, Rethink Technology Research

Caroline has been engaged in technology analysis, research and consulting for 30 years and since 2002, has been focused entirely on mobile and wireless. As co-founder and research director of Rethink Technology Research, Caroline has developed a significant research base and forecast methodology, based around deep contacts with mobile and converged operators round the world. This addresses critical issues and trends in mobile and wireless infrastructure, and particularly operator deployment intentions for 4G, 5G, small cells, Cloud-RAN and other technologies. She is also a senior contributor to Analysys Mason’s Next Generation Wireless research programme. She has led research and consulting projects with a wide range of clients, including mobile infrastructure vendors, large and start-up operators, regulators, trade bodies, government agencies and financial institutions. Her advice and forecasts have helped inform strategic decisions at a wide range of vendors, operators, start-ups and finance houses. Prior to setting up Rethink, Caroline held various executive positions at VNU Business Publishing BV, then Europe’s largest producer of technology related B2B reports and publications. She was the European content and research director, and was a member of the leadership team for VNU’s online business. She holds an MA from the University of Oxford.

Neil Piercy - VP Engineering, ip.access

Neil has been developing base stations for various communications systems for over 25 years, during which time he has performed roles throughout the whole development lifecycle as well as management roles. He joined ip.access as a small cell System Architect when the company was in its infancy in 2000, and has since designed GSM, UMTS and LTE small cell RAN equipment and systems. His specialist areas include security and networking, as well as a focus on all aspects of protocol design and implementation, and on system performance and simulation. Now as Head of Research he is responsible for ip.access future products and technologies. He is an active member of the Small Cell Forum, a Champion for their work on the Virtualisation of small cells. He is currently a representative for the EU project SESAME on the 5GPPP Architecture group.

Simon Saunders - Principal, Google

Simon is a specialist in the technology of wireless communications, with a technical and commercial background derived from senior appointments in both industry (including Philips and Motorola) and academia (University of Surrey). He is an adjunct professor at Trinity College Dublin and Access Technology Principal at Google. As co-founder and Director of Technology for independent wireless strategy advisory firm Real Wireless, he was responsible for overall technical capability and direction, providing independent wireless expertise and advice to operators, regulators, technology and law firms and wireless users. Customers included Ofcom, Cisco, European Commission, Virgin Media, TalkTalk, Inmarsat and many others. He is an author of over 150 articles, books and book chapters. He has acted as a consultant to companies including BAA, BBC, O2, Ofcom, BT, ntl, Mitsubishi and British Land and was CTO of Red-M and CEO of Cellular Design Services Ltd and has acted as an expert witness in legal proceedings in England and the US. Simon speaks and chairs a wide range of international conferences and training courses and has invented over 15 patented wireless technologies. Particular expertise includes in-building wireless systems, radiowave propagation prediction, smart antenna design and mobile system analysis. He has served on technical advisory boards of several companies, was Visiting Professor to the University of Surrey, member of the industrial advisory board at University College London, founding chairman of Small Cell Forum (formerly Femto Forum), which he chaired from 2007-12 and a member of the Ofcom Spectrum Advisory Board from 2007-14.

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