International Network Generations Roadmap Webinar January 2020

IEEE Future Networks Webinar SeriesIEEE Future Networks Webinar:
International Network Generations Roadmap, 1st Edition

Tuesday, 14 January 2020 | 11:00am EST

Narendra Mangra, Principal, GlobeNet, LLC 


About the Webinar

Future network technologies (5G, 6G, etc.) are expected to enable fundamentally new applications that will transform the way humanity lives, works, and engages with its environment. The IEEE Future Networks International Network Generations Roadmap (INGR) is created to stimulate an industry-wide dialogue to address the many facets and challenges of the development and deployment of 5G in a well-coordinated and comprehensive manner, while also looking beyond 5G. The INGR is designed to help guide operators, regulators, manufacturers, researchers, and other interested parties involved in developing these new communication technology ecosystems by laying out a technology roadmap with 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year horizons.

Development of the INGR has produced a technical community that fosters the exchange of ideas, sharing of research, setting of standards, and identification, development, and maturation of system drivers, system specifications, use cases, and supported applications. The focus of this IEEE technology roadmap is to identify key technology needs, challenges, potential solutions, and areas of innovation. This webinar will address the highlights from the First Edition of the INGR that was recently completed in Dec 2019. The INGR working groups include Applications and Services, Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML), Connecting the Unconnected, Deployment, Edge Automation Platform (EAP), Energy Efficiency, Hardware, Massive MIMO, Millimeter Wave and Signal Processing, Optics, Satellite, Security, Standardization Building Blocks, Systems Optimization, and Testbed. New experts are encouraged to participate as work continues with the Second Edition of the INGR.

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About the Speaker

Narendra MangraNarendra Mangra is the Principal and wireless mobility advisor at GlobeNet, LLC. His experience extends across the wireless mobility ecosystem and mobile network deployment lifecycle within the industry, academia, and government sectors. He is the IEEE Future Networks International Network Generations Roadmap (INGR) Co Chair, IEEE INGR Applications and Services Working Group Co-Chair, and IEEE Future Networks Education Co-Chair. Narendra is also an Adjunct Professor at the George Mason University where he teaches telecommunications project management with a focus on smart cities.

Narendra has extensive consulting experience in the mobile satellite and cellular communications, public safety communications, information technology, higher education, and federal & local government sectors. His business and technical consulting experience spans strategy development, procurements including solicitation development, spectrum management, RAN network planning and optimization, mobile terrestrial and satellite network deployments, operations & business support systems, international and prepaid roaming, mobility and enterprise communications services modernization and transition planning, live system cutovers, and project management. He has an MBA, MSEE/BSEE and a PMP Certificate. His current interests include the 5G ecosystem and enablers, smart cities and smart regions, and related sustainable interconnected ecosystems. 

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