CW TEC 2023:

The unavoidable complexity of future wireless networks?

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13 July 2023 | Cambridge Computer Laboratory

The introduction of new mobile network generations, new spectrum bands and new antenna technology has added complexity to deployed networks. Work on defining the next generation of mobile networks is underway, is this the time to rethink mobile networks?

Through in-depth technical presentations, CW TEC 2023 will explore the complexity of future wireless networks, with sessions covering:

How complex are current mobile networks?

  • What is the complexity?
  • What has driven the complexity?
  • multi-RAT, multi-Band,
  • M-MIMO,
  • Multiple backhaul options

How do we deal with today’s complexity?

  • Managing the complexities Tools & techniques
  • What short term techniques can help to manage the situation?
  • Intent based network and service management
  • Wi-Fi / Cellular integration
  • Application of AI

What are the future technologies that are making it simple (or not)?

  • What long term/distributive technique are on the horizon?
  • Integrating space and airborne platforms (LEO/HAPs)
  • Even higher frequency spectrum (THz)
  • Open architectures (Open RAN)
  • Cell-less architectures
  • A new 6G RAT?
  • Spectrum sharing?
  • Neutral host in-building
  • RIC (non-real time, near real time & beyond)

The day will conclude with a panel introducing insights from adjacent industries such as the energy sector, railway signalling, TV broadcasting – how have they dealt with complexities and improved infrastructure?

The CW Technology & Engineering Conference (CW TEC) offers a more technical engineering focused agenda than the CW International Conference, exploring an emerging problem space that our engineering community has highlighted as being particularly worthy of debate.



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Face-to-face Attendance - Early Bird (ends 19 June 2023)


£75.00 (+ VAT)

Face-to-face Attendance - Standard

£75.00 (+ VAT)

£150.00 (+ VAT)

Online Attendance


£25.00 (+ VAT)

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Don't miss out on the valuable chance encounters and business growth opportunities that face-to-face networking brings. We're back at The Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge for CW TEC 2023.


If it's too far or you're not yet ready to join face-to-face, CW TEC 2023 will livestream the talks online but limited virtual networking will be available.

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CW TEC 2023 Expert Speakers & Chairs

  • Prof Andy Sutton

    Principal Network Architect, BT

  • Andrew Murphy

    Lead Research Engineer, BBC Research & Development

  • Dr Ian Wassell

    Senior Lecturer, Digital Technology Group, University of Cambridge, Computer Laboratory

  • John Okas

    CCO, Real Wireless

  • Ken Cowley

    Senior Solutions Architect, Nomad Digital, an Alstom Transportation company

  • María Lema

    Co-Founder, Weaver Labs

  • Mark Grayson

    Fellow, Global Technology & Standardization Group, Cisco

  • Moray Rumney

    Director, Rumney Telecom

  • Nafiseh Shariati Eshkevari

    Master Researcher, Ericsson Research UK

  • Nick Johnson

    Head, UKTIN

  • Peter Love

    4G/5G Densification Architect, Nokia

  • Philip Steele

    Future Technologies Evangelist, Octopus Energy

  • Prof Rahim Tafazolli

    University of Surrey

  • Prof Simon Saunders

    Visiting Professor, King's College London

  • Sylvia Lu, FRSA

    Corporate Strategy at u-blox, Member of Advisory Board at UKTIN

  • Vicky Messer

    VP Product Management, Picocom UK

  • Yue Wang

    Head of Group, 6G Research/SRUK, Samsung

CW TEC 2023 Organising Committee

  • Prof Andy Sutton

    Principal Network Architect, BT

  • Caroline Gabriel

    Research Director, Analysys Mason

  • Iris Barcia

    Pr. Mng. MPN Architecture, Vodafone

  • Dr Neil Piercy

    Telecoms Systems Consultant

  • Paul Crane

    CEO, Cambridge Wireless

  • Peter Love

    5G Densification Architect, Nokia

  • Rachel Kerr

    Head of Events, Cambridge Wireless

  • Robert Driver

    Senior Advisor, UKTIN

  • Roberto Kompany

    Principal Analyst, Omdia

  • Simon Fletcher

    CEO, Real Wireless

  • Prof Simon Saunders

    Visiting Professor, King's College London

  • Sophie Aldwinckle

    Event Manager, Cambridge Wireless

  • Vicky Messer

    VP Product Management, Picocom UK

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