Summer School for Young Professionals 2018

30 Mar 2019 | Silver Spring, Maryland


Time Title Speaker Download Presentation
8:30  Registration, Coffee, Continental Breakfast     
8:45 Introductions and Overview    PDF
9:00  Mobile Ecosystem Overview Narendra Mangra, GlobeNet  PDF

5G New Radio Massive MIMO

Deepak Chaudhary, Nokia  PDF
11:00  Break     
11:15  Transport 5G Considerations  Rexa Vaez-Ghaemi, Viavi Solutions  PDF
12:30  Lunch     
1:00  Core Network  Rahul Pal, T-Mobile USA  PDF
2:00  Smart Cities Overview   Narendra Mangra, GlobeNet  PDF
3:00  Wrap-up     

Abstracts and Speakers:

Abstract: Mobile Ecosystem Overview

Wireless communications is evolving rapidly to provide mobility access for faster and ubiquitous communications. It can transform and create innovative applications such as connected health, mobile financial services, connected vehicles, public safety applications, smart grid, etc for a converged Smart City deployment. 5G technology is expected to drive this communications transformation and extend our mobility access across the globe. This session will focus on the converging fixed and mobile broadband communications industry including industry structure, market drivers, urban/rural communications infrastructure deployments, and spectrum positions. 5G enhancements for selected adjacent industries will also be discussed.

Abstract: 5G Interconnected Ecosystems for the Development of Smart Cities

The significant growth in the global urban population is expected to drive economic development, quality of life, technology development, resource conservation, and sustainability initiatives. The urban population growth may also strain current capabilities as cities adjust to meet growing demands. Cities will need to evolve to attract and retain residents, businesses, and visitors. Ecosystems will need to adapt and become smarter to drive cross-industry improvements in transportation, energy and utilities, healthcare, public safety, tourism, etc.

Smart Cities is based on a connected ecosystem of ecosystems where the underlying communications infrastructure is critical. The combined satellite, 5G, and wireless local area network (WLAN) communications will help create new applications and provide greater operational efficiencies for existing applications. Ecosystems will evolve to drive cross-industry applications such as Connected Vehicles, Smart Grids, Connected Healthcare, and Connected Workforce, etc. This presentation will highlight strategy development, governance and structure, 5G use case categories and technical drivers, and roadmap development considerations for Smart Cities.

Narendra Mangra, GlobeNet

Narendra Mangra is a multi-disciplinary telecommunications advisor, consultant and educator at GlobeNet. He has over 20 years of experience working in the mobile satellite and terrestrial telecommunications, public safety, information technology, government, and higher education sectors. Narendra has held leadership roles that span the mobile wireless ecosystem and system deployment lifecycle including strategy development, wireless engineering, large scale system deployments coordination, business / operational support systems (BSS/OSS), and wireless education.

Narendra also works with the Redhorse Corporation in assisting large agencies with mobility and enterprise communications services modernization. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the George Mason University where he teaches telecommunications project management with a focus on smart cities. Narendra is the IEEE Future Network Applications and Services Co-Chair. His areas of interest include smart cities and related ecosystems.

Abstract: 5G NR Massive MIMO

Ambitious targets have been set for 5G, with data rates up to 20 Gbps and capacity increased by 1,000 times. The technology also needs to provide a flexible platform for new services such as massive Internet of Things (IoT) and critical machine communication with low latency and ultra-high reliability. The current generation of mobile communication networks (e.g., 3G, 4G, LTE) cannot meet the stringent demands of IoT for high data rate, high reliability, high coverage, low latency, and low energy footprint, which hampers the development and implementation of use cases in Smart ecosystem. As a future advanced wireless transmission technology, 5G has a significant potential to provide some solutions.   The new technologies needed to achieve all these targets include new spectrum, new antenna technologies known as massive Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO), network slicing and new network architecture In this talk we will look at fundamentals of Radio Access Network and evolution into 5G. We may also attempt to discuss New Radio (NR) as well as Massive MIMO system.

Deepak Chaudhary, Nokia

Deepak Chaudhary is Regional Delivery Director in Nokia Mobile Network group. He has almost 20 years of experience in telecom industries. Deepak has held leadership roles that span the mobile wireless ecosystem and network deployment plus performance and process improvement. His experience includes strategy large and small-scale network deployment, wireless engineering, business / operational support systems (BSS/OSS), and program management.
Deepak is also leading Innovation lead in IoT services within Nokia focusing to build new services and new clients for Nokia MN using wireless experience and merge with Data Analytics to create new revenues. He is an active member of PMI institute. At present holding AVP Event Services position with PMIWDC Chapter.

Abstract: 5G Transport Network Considerations

Continuous evolution of wireless networks promises to enhance user experience and introduce completely new applications and revenue streams for operators. The network evolution involves multiple changes that enable support of applications with a diverse set of bandwidth and latency requirements. The diversity ultimately fuels the concept of network slicing: a network of networks that can support multiple types of service-level agreements (SLAs) on the same infrastructure and that is software defined and, where applicable, virtualized.
Planning and deploying this highly programmable and scalable network requires thorough analysis of performance requirements and understanding of SLAs among the participants of the ecosystem which can include wireless providers, transport/network operators, and increasingly, network function virtualization (NFV) infrastructure providers. This presentation starts by reviewing the overall system requirements as a result of emerging 5G services. It continues by analyzing the network requirements in the backhaul and fronthaul part of radio access networks, and closes by presenting SLA’s for various types of 5G services and network segments. The presentation includes a review of emerging standards for fronthaul and timing/synchronization including IEEE 802.1cm, IEEE 1914.1/3, eCPRI, xran, and IEEE G.8276x/G.827x.

Dr Reza Vaez-Ghaemi, Viavi Solutions

Reza has held positions in research, engineering, marketing, and management in telecommunications industry in Germany and the United States. Reza is employed by Viavi Solutions as a senior Manager for Product Line Management responsible for research in emerging technologies and development of product roadmaps for Carrier Ethernet, Mobile Backhaul, Fronthaul and Optical Transport networks. He received his BS, MS, and PhD in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from Technical University of Berlin (Germany).

Abstract: Core Network

Core Network has played a critical role in evolution of Telecommunications networks worldwide. With bit rates ranging from few Kbps to Gbps observed today would not have been possible without the evolution of core network. In Addition, Core network provides various functions in a wireless network ranging from NW registration, Supporting Mobility, Generation of billing records and supporting new use cases for operators to augment revenue generation.

The presentation starts with covering the evolution of Core network followed by discussing the different functions provided by Core Network. The presentation would then transition to focus on 5G drivers and technology enablers followed by evolution of 5GCN aka 5G Core Network. We will discuss new features like Control and User plane separation, Network Slicing and NFV/SDN and the role of each feature in defining how next gen 5G core network will function.      

Rahul Pal, T-Mobile USA

Rahul Pal is a seasoned telecom professional with 10+ years of experience working on Core networks. Rahul has experience in working across multiple technologies (2G,3G & 4G) and specializes in Design & Deployment of large scale wireless networks. Rahul is currently employed at T-Mobile USA in the Network Engineering group primarily focusing around Architecture & Design of Packet Core Network nodes.