Winter School for Young Professionals 2019

30 Mar 2019 | Silver Spring, Maryland



Time Title Speaker Download Presentation
10:00  Introductions     
10:10 Broadband Communications Industry and Path to 5G  Mr. Narendra Mangra  PDF
11:00  Spectrum and Its Application to 5G and the Power of Massive MIMO  Mr. Tajit Mehta  PDF
11:55  Complimentary Lunch 
12:45 Emerging 5G Transport Networks  Dr. Reza Vaez-Ghaemi PDF 
1:35  Panel Discussion     
1:55  Closing Remarks     




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: Broadband Communications Industry and Path to 5G

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.


Tajit Mehta, Sprint

Tajit Mehta has worked for several International Telecommunications Carriers over the last 24 years. He has worked in Spectrum Development, International Cable functionality, Value Added Enhanced dialing products, and Automated Multilingual services, to Spectrum Acquisition for Wireless mobility.  Mr. Mehta Co-chaired the Global Development Committee (GDC) of the Wireless Communications Association International (WCAI), and currently negotiates Spectrum rights for Sprint.  Mr. Mehta holds an Master of Arts International Studies from University of Washington, Seattle and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from University of California, San Diego. 

Abstract: Spectrum use and its application to 5G.

What is spectrum, why does it matter, and how does it apply to generational technology growth, in particular 5G development.  What are the 3Ps when it comes to spectrum and how do these distinctions matter?  Why does the licensing of Spectrum matter to innovation?  This talk will touch on these broad questions and hopefully bring some understanding of spectrum use. There will be time for Q &A.

Dr Reza Vaez-Ghaemi, Viavi Solutions

Reza has worked in the test and measurement business for more than 25 years. He has held roles in R&D, marketing, and management in Germany and the United States. Reza currently serves as a senior manager of product line management for Viavi Solutions. He holds BS/MS and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany.

Abstract: Emerging 5G Transport Networks 

Emerging 5G services pose new requirements for the transport networks. Drastic rise in bandwidth and ultra-low latency constitute two important aspects of these requirements. Addressing them necessitates a new split of functions in radio access networks. CPRI/eCPRI, IEEE, and xran/ORAN are among the organizations that have come up with new standards to design and characterize the new functional splits and xhaul network architectures. This presentation will start by listing the new requirements and challenges of current transport technologies, and focuses on describing the split options and related service level agreements. The highlights include eCPRI, xran/ORAN, IEEE 802.1cm, IEEE 1914.1, network slicing and 5G synchronization technologies.