Small Cells and Their Role in Future 5G Networks

webinar series Small Cells and Their Role in Future 5G Networks

Tuesday June 19th 11:00am EDT | 10:00am CDT

Dr. David Lopez-Perez, Senior Research Engineer, Nokia Bell Laboratories

Michael Kinnavy, Head of Small Cell R&D, Nokia Bell Laboratories 

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About the Webinar

In this tutorial, we review the 4G small cell use cases, technology concept, deployment aspects and lessons learnt in the field, paying special attention to inter-cell interference issues and more. Moreover, we discuss the technology evolution of small cells towards 5G, and introduce the concept of ultra-dense networks. We carefully explain how ultra-dense networks are different from those sparse or less dense ones in 4G, and depict their main benefits and challenges. Theoretical and system-level simulation based results are used to shed new light in all these concepts.


David Lopez PerezAbout the Speakers

David López-Pérez is currently a member of technical staff at Nokia Bell Laboratories. Prior to this, David received the Ph.D. degree in wireless networking from the University of Bedfordshire, U.K., in 2011. David was also a RF Engineer with Vodafone, Spain, from 2005 to 2006, and a Research Associate with King’s College London, U.K., from 2010 to 2011. He has authored the book Small Cell Networks (IEEE Press/Wiley, 2017), as well as over 100 book chapters, and journal and conference papers, all in recognized venues. He also holds over 40 patent applications, and received the Ph.D. Marie-Curie Fellowship in 2007 and the IEEE ComSoc Best Young Professional Industry Award in 2016.


Michael KinnavyMichael Kinnavy, Head of Small Cell R&D, Nokia Bell Laboratories, is a wireless veteran who began his career with Bell Labs, than Motorola and now has been leading R&D for Nokia’s Small Cells since 2011. He has developed and led teams for 2G/3G/4G and now 5G systems. His domain expertise spans systems engineering, hardware and software development, system verification, deployment and support. He is also responsible for the 2000 person technology center located in Naperville Illinois with one of his charters being the development of the local ecosystem for the support of 5G verticals.