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About the group

The aim of the Enhanced Mobile Broadband SIG is to bring together industry players and other interested parties to understand how to optimise the future of Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) based on both 5G and LTE Advanced technologies.

This SIG will cover topics such as coverage, download capabilities and speeds, latency, data offload, backhaul, mobility, charging models and applications. Other topics that emerge as new wireless technologies and solutions evolve and grow, as well as updates on existing network technologies and applications will also be covered.

5G Enhanced Mobile Broadband is one of the hottest wireless topics right now and will undoubtedly continue to generate massive interest with new spectrum and capabilities. The first 3GPP 5G NR based systems are expected to be launched globally during the second half of 2018 with devices available from many sources in 2019.

This SIG provides a great opportunity to bring together Cambridge Wireless members and other parties from across the globe who have an interest in Enhanced Mobile Broadband. We organise events and actively encourage networking among the participants.

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SIG Champions

  • Iris Barcia — COO, Keima

    Iris Barcia is Chief Operating Officer and co-owner of Keima, an innovative software company delivering disruptive wireless design solutions worldwide. Iris is an innovator and forward-looking technologist working with the executive teams and engineers at Tier 1 network operators, network infrastructure vendors, neutral-host vendors, government organizations, and international services companies. She has been involved in the proposal and assessment of...

    Iris Barcia is Chief Operating Officer and co-owner of Keima, an innovative software company delivering disruptive wireless design solutions worldwide. Iris is an innovator and forward-looking technologist working with the executive teams and engineers at Tier 1 network operators, network infrastructure vendors, neutral-host vendors, government organizations, and international services companies. She has been involved in the proposal and assessment of novel HetNet strategies for nation-wide 4G, 5G, IoT and public-safety networks, with a focus on future capacity provision and multi-technology evolution. Prior to Keima Iris has worked on RAN design, optimization and deployment projects at Telefonica and European rural broadband wireless initiatives. She has a BSc and MSc in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Vigo (Spain) and an MBA from Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK).

  • George Grayland — Senior Solutions Manager, Nokia

    George Grayland is a Senior Wireless Solutions Manager with Nokia. George joined Nokia Solutions and Networks in 1998 and has held positions in both Product Management and Technical Sales for GSM, WCDA and LTE networks. After periods working with Operators such as Telefonica and Deutsche Telecom on 3G, he is now based in the UK and is responsible for Mobile...

    George Grayland is a Senior Wireless Solutions Manager with Nokia. George joined Nokia Solutions and Networks in 1998 and has held positions in both Product Management and Technical Sales for GSM, WCDA and LTE networks. After periods working with Operators such as Telefonica and Deutsche Telecom on 3G, he is now based in the UK and is responsible for Mobile Broadband Networks Solutions working with two of the UKs larger MNOs as they plan their 4G network deployments. Prior to Nokia and NSN George held various positions at Philips Electronics in both R&D and Technical Marketing. He has a BEng. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Bradford and is a Member of the IET.

  • Mr. Roberto Kompany — Senior Analyst, Analysys Mason

    Roberto is a member of Analysys Mason’s Telecoms Software and Networks research team and is the lead analyst for the Next-Generation Wireless Networks programme focusing on strategy and market research. He is also a Cambridge Wireless Special Interest Group (SIG) mobile broadband champion. Prior to joining Analysys Mason, Roberto worked for Dixons Carphone, where he analysed the effect on the...

    Roberto is a member of Analysys Mason’s Telecoms Software and Networks research team and is the lead analyst for the Next-Generation Wireless Networks programme focusing on strategy and market research. He is also a Cambridge Wireless Special Interest Group (SIG) mobile broadband champion. Prior to joining Analysys Mason, Roberto worked for Dixons Carphone, where he analysed the effect on the business of shifts in the telecoms market – for example, in terms of mergers, operator KPIs and technology – in Europe and the UK. Previous positions included consultancy, where he helped a variety of clients worldwide with mobile-related projects, such as a capex reduction and developing a 5-year strategy for an incumbent’s wireless infrastructure. He started his career at a leading network equipment vendor, where he served in several different capacities, such as R&D, and deployment and optimisation of mobile infrastructures across multiple continents. Roberto holds an MSc in Mobile & Satellite Communications from University of Surrey and an MBA from IE Business School.

  • Prof Andy Sutton — Principal Network Architect, British Telecommunications

    Andy Sutton is a Principal Network Architect within BT Architecture and Strategy team. He is responsible for 5G end to end network architecture, RAN architecture evolution and mobile backhaul strategy and architecture. Andy holds an MSc in mobile communications from the University of Salford and has over 30 years of experience within the telecommunications industry. Andy’s research interests include; distributed...

    Andy Sutton is a Principal Network Architect within BT Architecture and Strategy team. He is responsible for 5G end to end network architecture, RAN architecture evolution and mobile backhaul strategy and architecture. Andy holds an MSc in mobile communications from the University of Salford and has over 30 years of experience within the telecommunications industry. Andy’s research interests include; distributed and centralised RAN and core architectures and protocols, network dimensioning, QoS and mobile backhaul (optical transmission, microwave and millimetre wave radio systems, network architecture and protocols along with synchronisation and time distribution in telecommunications networks). He also works on low latency and ultra-reliable networks architecture and design. During his career Andy has worked for Mercury Communications Ltd, Orange, H3G, EE and BT. Andy is a Visiting Professor at the University of Salford and a research mentor at the 5G Innovation Centre at the University of Surrey. Andy is a chartered engineer and holds fellowships from the IET, BCS and ITP. Andy contributes to International telecommunications standardisation activities and several industry forums. Andy also has an interest in the history and heritage of telecommunications and is a CW Heritage SIG Champion.

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