IEEE Future Networks Webinar SeriesIEEE Future Networks Webinar:
5G Networks for Rural and Remote Areas Applications

Friday, 28 June 2019 | 11:00am ET

Presenter
Luciano Leonel Mendes, Professor, Inatel

 

About the Webinar

5G networks are being pointed out as the next revolution in mobile communications. Different from the evolution observed from 2G to 4G networks, 5G will not only increase the user throughput, but it will also introduce a large set of new services and applications. Of course, more data rate is expected to be provided by the enhanced mobile broadband, but other interesting services will make 5G unique. The support for massive machine type communication will boost the Internet of Things and it will provide more inputs for Big Data analytics. Ultra-reliable low latency communications will change the way we interact with mobile devices and it will support the Industry 4.0. Therefore, 5G is not an evolution, but it is an innovative and revolutionary mobile network.

Although 5G is changing the mobile communications game, there is one gap that need to be surpassed, which is the connectivity in remote areas. This application scenario has important social and economic impacts and 5G should be able to address its requirements in the near future. Billions of people live in uncovered or underserved areas, unable to enjoy the benefits of the Digital Era. A reliable and cost accessible 5G for Remote Areas Network would offer the opportunity for these people to be included in the digital world, opening new markets for operators and new opportunities for vendors. Also, agribusiness is demanding higher efficiency from the fields and the ability to collect data and remotely control the machinery and systems (such as watering) is essential for improving productivity in farms.

The aim of this webinar is to discuss the possibilities for 5G to support and address the remote area networks requirements and to present the major technologies that can help in this challenging task.

The topics covered in this webinar are:

  • Brief history of the mobile network evolution
  • Main aspects and scenarios for 5G networks
  • What is missing for a universal Internet access?
  • Motivations and applications for Remote Areas Networks
  • Enablers technologies for remote area operation
  • 5G and satellite networks integration: solution for backhaul and remote areas access networks.
  • Main projects developing the 5G network for remote areas.

 

About the Speaker

Luciano MendesLuciano Leonel Mendes received the BSc. and MSc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Inatel, Brazil in 2001 and 2003, respectively. In 2007 he received the Doctor degree in Electrical Engineering from Unicamp, Brazil. Since 2001 he is a professor at Inatel, where he has acted as the technical manager of the hardware development laboratory from 2006 to 2012. He has coordinated the Master Program at Inatel from 2010 to 2013 and he has led several research projects funded by FAPEMIG, FINEP and BNDES. From 2013 to 2015 he was a visiting researcher at the Technical University of Dresden in the Vodafone Chair Mobile Communications Systems, where he has developed his post-doctoral program sponsored by CNPq. Since 2015, he acts as the Research Coordinator of the Radiocommunication Reference Center at Inatel, which is a research project aiming at addressing the main challenges for the Brazilian society regarding wireless, satellite and terrestrial communications. His main area of interest is 5G PHY, a research field where he has published several papers in the last years. He is a CNPq level 2 research fellow since 2016. In 2017 he was elected Research Coordinator of the 5G Brasil Project, an association involving industries, telecom operators and academia which aims for funding and build a ecosystem towards 5G in Brazil. He is the technical coordinator of the 5G-RANGE project, a Brazil - European Union joint project which is developing a new cognitive MAC and PHY layer to provide Internet access in remote areas.

 

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30 Mar 2019 | Silver Spring, Maryland

 Agenda

 

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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     

 

 

Speakers:

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.

 

30 Mar 2019 | Silver Spring, Maryland

 Agenda

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8:30  Registration, Coffee, Continental Breakfast     
8:45 Introductions and Overview    PDF
9:00  Mobile Ecosystem Overview Narendra Mangra, GlobeNet  PDF
10:00 

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. 


Two Day Winter School on 5G Communications

When: December 7-8 2018

Where: DA-IICT campus in Gandhinagar

Organizers: DA-IICT, SAC ISRO, and IEEE ComSoc and Signal Processing Chapters of Gujarat Section 

Registration: cspmi.daiict.ac.in/5gWinterSchool/index.html

Download the Brochure

 

5G is the emerging wireless communication technology billed as a replacement for the current 4G systems. By providing significant improvement
in the energy and spectral efficiencies of communication links, 5G systems are targeted to provide broadband wireless access
in dense urban areas as well as sparsely-populated rural areas, and to serve as backbone of massive machine-to-machine communications
and Internet of Things (IoT). 5G systems are expected to bring in many societal benefits by enabling revolutionary changes to technologies such as autonomous vehicles, industrial automation, augmented reality, mission-critical applications, remotely controlled surgery, tactile internet, disaster management, etc.

Following speakers have confirmed their availability for invited talks:
Dr. Nishith Tripathi, Award Solutions, Texas, USA
Prof. Surva Sekhar Das, Associate Professor, IIT Kharagpur
Prof. K. V. Srinivas, Assistant Professor, IIT BHU (Varanasi)
Prof. Ribhu, Assistant Professor, IIT Guwahati
Prof. V. Chakka, Professor, Shiv Nader University, Greater Noida
Prof. M. Rawat, Assistant Professor, IIT Roorkee
Prof. Y. Vasavada, Associate Professor, DA-IICT

In addition, there will be talks by subject matter experts from SAC ISRO and Keysight Technologies.

TARGET AUDIENCE:
- Faculty, Research scholars, Master and Senior undergraduates student.
- Industry professionals, consultants, and entrepreneurs.
- Scientists and researchers from R&D organizations.


REGISTRATION FEE:
Student/Research Scholar: Rs. 1000/- (not IEEE member), Rs. 800/- (IEEE member)
Faculty and Industry Professional: Rs. 3300/- (not IEEE member), Rs. 2700/- (IEEE member)


For details of the Winter School and registration process, please visit the Winter School website at cspmi.daiict.ac.in/5gWinterSchool/index.html

5G mmWave Revolution and New Radio

Wednesday September 20 11:00am EDT | 10:00am CDT

Presenter

Amitabha (Amitava) Ghosh, Nokia Fellow and Head, Small Cell Research at Nokia Bell Labs

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About the Webinar

The first phase of standardization of 5G cellular systems is currently underway covering bands up to 52.6 GHz while the next phase will cover bands up to 100 GHz. Due to the availability of large bandwidths at mmWave frequencies (20 GHz-100 GHz) the 5G requirements of greater than 10 Gbps of peak rate and edge rates greater than 100 Mbps for extreme mobile broadband (eMBB) applications can be met using a simple air-interface design and high dimension phased arrays. The mmWave systems also face inherent challenges, such as a high penetration loss, a higher sensitivity to blockage and diminished diffraction, which the system must overcome.

In this talk, a comprehensive view of mmWave technology will be discussed. Firstly, mmWave challenges and propagation characteristics will be presented with some compelling use cases. Next, the availability of spectrum at mmWave frequencies will be discussed followed by comprehensive description of 5G new radio (NR) interface. Massive MIMO is one of the key features since at mmWave frequencies coverage enhancing solutions are essential to compensate for the higher path-loss. Massive MIMO technology @ mmWave will be discussed along with system performance results. The system performance will cover early use case for pre-5G commercial systems, namely, providing high speed fixed access wireless data service to residential customers in suburban neighborhoods. The effect of foliage, power, ISD, SU/MU MIMO on system performance will also be presented. Finally, some field results on early Proof-of-Concept (PoC) mmWave systems will be presented.

About the Speaker

Amitabha (Amitava) Ghosh is a Nokia Fellow and Head, Small Cell Research at Nokia Bell Labs. He joined Motorola in 1990 after receiving his Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University, Dallas.  Since joining Motorola he worked on multiple wireless technologies starting from IS-95, cdma-2000, 1xEV-DV/1XTREME, 1xEV-DO, UMTS, HSPA, 802.16e/WiMAX and 3GPP LTE. Dr. Ghosh has 60 issued patents, has written multiple book chapters and has authored numerous external and internal technical papers. He is currently working on 3GPP LTE-Advanced and 5G technologies. His research interests are in the area of digital communications, signal processing and wireless communications. He is a Fellow of IEEE, recipient of 2016 IEEE Stephen O. Rice and 2017 Neal Shephard prize and co-author of the book titled “Essentials of LTE and LTE-A”.

SocialMediaGraphic IEEE5G WebinarOct19 25G and Satellite Spectrum and Standards

Thursday October 19 11:00am EDT | 10:00am CDT

Presenter

Geoff Varrall, RTT Programmes

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About the Webinar

A 40-minute webinar on 5G and satellite spectrum and standards reviewing existing WRC 2019 bands identified for 5G and their compatibility/coexistence with GSO, LEO and MEO Ku, K and Ka band satellite spectrum. Will provide a summary of NEW LEO constellation capabilities including OneWeb and Space X and LEOSAT, spectrum sharing and frequency reuse opportunities implicit in progressive pitch angular power separation and the potential implications for 5G co-sharing of satellite K band spectrum, pass bands and channel bandwidth compatibility and physical layer coexistence. Will speak to the tension points between the NEWLEO entities and incumbent LEO and MEO and GSO operators. Technical assessments including the link budget and long distance latency benefits of Nearly Always Nearly Overhead (NANO) connectivity when integrated with inter satellite switching, and how this could help meet specific 5G vertical market throughput and latency requirements, satellite IOT. Will also give insight into present and future technical and commercial trends and standards issues and related 5G and satellite regulatory challenges and opportunities, longer term V and W band co-sharing opportunities.

 

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Geoff Varrall joined RTT in 1985 as an executive director and shareholder to develop RTT's international business as a provider of technology and business services to the wireless industry.

Geoff has been running in depth technology and market workshops for the industry for over 33 years, spanning five generations of mobile cellular, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology and has authored 5 books.

His most recent book, 5G Spectrum and Standards was published by Artech House in July 2016 and he is currently working on a sequel, 5G and Satellite Spectrum and Standards.

In association with Niche Markets Asia, Geoff presents a twice annual master class in Singapore and Australia.

SocialMediaGraphic IEEE5G WebinarNov8 25G Technology Is Fantastic, But Can We Afford It?

Wednesday November 8 11:00am EDT | 10:00am CDT

Presenter

Professor William Webb, CEO Webb Search

 

About the Webinar

The 5G community has set out a beguiling vision of a communications network that is faster, higher capacity, lower latency and able to manage a wide diversity of traffic. But achieving this will require massive investment in small cells, backhaul, new core networks, mobile edge computing and much more. This comes at a time when mobile operators are mostly seeing revenue fall and profitability reduce and are cutting back on investment as a result. 5G proponents are looking to enterprise for new revenue streams, but is this feasible and are there alternatives such as dense Wi-Fi and standalone IoT solutions that could deliver more cost-effectively? This webinar will look at the economics behind 5G and show that there are funding gaps to bridge in many areas.

 

Webb ConventionalAbout the Speaker

William is an independent consultant at Webb Search and CEO of the Weightless SIG, a body standardizing a new M2M technology. He was one of the founding directors of Neul, a company developing machine-to-machine technologies and networks. Prior to this William was a Director at Ofcom where he managed a team providing technical advice and performing research. He has worked for a range of communications consultancies and spent three years providing strategic management across Motorola’s entire communications portfolio, based in Chicago. He was IET President 2014-2015. William has published 15 books, 100 papers, and 18 patents. He is a Visiting Professor at Surrey, Southampton and Trinity College Dublin Universities, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the IEEE and the IET. He has been awarded multiple honorary doctorates by the UK’s leading universities.

webinar series Massive MIMO for 5G below 6 GHz: Achieving Spectral Efficiency, Link Reliability, and Low-Power Operation

Wednesday January 17th 11:00am EDT | 10:00am CDT

Presenter

Emil Björnson, Associate Professor, Linköping University

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About the Webinar

5G, the next generation of wireless networks, needs to accommodate massive data traffic, large user numbers, high reliability, and yet provide great energy efficiency. When talking about 5G-enabling technologies, there is much fuss about millimeter wave communications, which is the ideal approach for delivering high data rates over short distances. However, the mmWave operation is inherently unreliable and unsuitable for wide-area coverage. To satisfy all the 5G requirements, we also need to make major improvements in the network operation at conventional cellular frequency bands, below 6 GHz.

Massive MIMO is the name of multiantenna technologies that use access points with hundreds of antenna elements. Massive MIMO was conceived as the way to deliver very high spectral efficiency in bands below 6 GHz, using spatial multiplexing of tens of users per cell. In recent years, Massive MIMO has gone from being a mind-blowing theoretical concept to one of the most promising 5G-enabling technologies; several world records in spectral efficiency have been set by Massive MIMO testbeds. The use of arrays with many antennas creates the phenomenon of channel hardening, which means that the rapid fading variations that normally haunt wireless links are averaged out, leading to high link reliability. Furthermore, the array gain provided by the directive transmissions allow for reduced transmit powers, which is an enabler for low-power nodes.

In this talk, I will explain the basics of Massive MIMO and the importance of implementing it in the right way in order to reap all the benefits that the technology can deliver. I will exemplify how to achieve high spectral efficiency, great link reliability, and low-power operation.

 

Emil Bjornson squareAbout the Speaker

Emil Björnson is Associate Professor and Docent at Linköping University. He is the main author of the book “Massive MIMO Networks: Spectral, Energy, and Hardware Efficiency” from 2017. He has performed MIMO research for more than ten years and has filed ten related patent applications. He received the 2016 Best PhD Award from EURASIP, the 2015 Ingvar Carlsson Award, and the 2014 Outstanding Young Researcher Award from IEEE ComSoc EMEA. He has co-authored papers that received best paper awards at the conferences WCSP 2017, IEEE ICC 2015, IEEE WCNC 2014, IEEE SAM 2014, IEEE CAMSAP 2011, and WCSP 2009.

webinar series 5G Drives Major Paradigm Shifts for Power

Wednesday February 21st 11:00am EDT | 10:00am CDT

Presenter

Brian Zahnstecher, Principal, PowerRox

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About the Webinar

The 5G network promises massive bandwidths and low latencies, but none will come to fruition without major paradigm shifts in network power architecture/distribution/utilization.  5G is a unique case study because it brings together many cutting-edge aspects of today’s cloud-focused world.  It is dependent on cohesion from the edge to the core network with the latest in data center technology (i.e. – Software-defined/virtualized everything).  In between, there are heterogeneous networks of small cells operating in licensed/unlicensed spectrum via massive multi-input multi-output (MIMO) arrays of antennas required to enable millimeter wave transmission for billions of users.

Power is the absolute gatekeeper for enabling 5G whether it be precise management of smartphone battery usage/charging, envelope tracking signals to optimize efficiency for the power amplifier (PA) at either ends, or intelligent power management in the data center to allow for unprecedented volumes of data processing/transmission to occur in footprints practical enough to sit around neighborhoods.

 

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Brian is a Sr. Member IEEE, Chair IEEE SFBAC Power Electronics Society awarded 2017 Best Chapter awards at the local/national/worldwide levels concurrently (unprecedented), and Principal of PowerRox, focusing on design, applications, OEM market penetration, and seminars for power electronics.  He leads Power for the IEEE 5G Roadmap Applications & Services WG and lectures at industry events.  He previously held positions with Emerson Network Power, Cisco, & Hewlett-Packard.  He has been a regular contributor as an invited keynote speaker, author, session moderator, and volunteer.  He has over 13 years of industry experience with Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

webinar series The Future of IoT

Wednesday March 21st 11:00am EDT | 10:00am CDT

Presenter

Don DeLoach, Co-Chair, Midwest IoT Council

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As the Internet of Things moves closer and closer to mainstream, and the potential impact on our organizations becomes clearer, the challenges uncovered through numerous pilots and early production systems are becoming clear as well. In his presentation, Don will explore these challenges that often have less to do with technology, and more to do with people, organizations, architecture, and somewhat nuanced but no less critical considerations of security, privacy, and data ownership. The challenges in moving from early stages of the Internet of Things into mainstream production can demand a broad level of understanding and thoughtful leadership in order to truly leverage IoT’s value in a resilient manner.

 

Don DeLoachAbout the Speaker

Don DeLoach is an entrepreneur, author, board member, and a leading industry evangelist for the Internet of Things. Don has been CEO of three software companies over the last 18 years, including Youcentric, Aleri, and Infobright. He is currently co-chairman of the Midwest IoT Council. He also sits on the executive board of the Array Things (NSF-funded smart cities project), and in 2017, co-authored the book “The Future of IoT” with Gartner analyst Emil Berthelsen and Hitachi/Pentaho executive Wael Elrifai.

webinar series Virtualization and Softwarization in 5G Systems

Wednesday April 25th 11:00am EDT | 10:00am CDT

Presenter

Prof. Fabrizio Granelli, University of Trento, Italy

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About the Webinar

5G cellular networks are expected to support an unprecedented step forward in terms of capacity and flexibility. The webinar is aimed at describing how virtualization and softwarization paradigms are expected to shape the architecture and functionalities of 5G systems. After introducing the concepts of virtualization and softwarization applied to services and networks, the webinar will describe, starting from the LTE reference architecture, the evolutionary paths towards the next generation: the Cloud RAN, where baseband functions are (partially and completely) moved deeper in the network in more centralized locations, and hosted on general-purpose server hardware using virtualization technologies, and network slicing, a key solution to support the emerging concept of multi-tenancy network sharing. The audience will thus learn the novel paradigms that will be included in 5G as well as several deployment scenarios.

 

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Fabrizio Granelli is an Associate Professor at the Dept. of Information Engineering and Computer Science (DISI) at the University of Trento (Italy). He is also the IEEE ComSoc Director for Online Content. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Genoa, Italy, in 1997 and 2001, respectively. He was a visiting professor at the State University of Campinas (Brasil) and at The University of Tokyo (Japan).

He was an IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer for the period 2012-15, with several seminars held in the USA, Canada, Brazil, Chile, Perù, Japan, ans Morocco. He was then the Delegate for Education at DISI from 2015-2017. He has given presentations and tutorials on green networking and 5G design at top international conferences, including IEEE ICC, IEEE Globecom, IEEE WCNC, as well as the ComSoc Summer School.

He is the author of more than 200 scientific papers - mostly on wireless networks. He is the Associate Editor in Chief of IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials.

 

webinar series 5G and the GDPR – Just Because You Can Capture Data Does Not Mean You Can Use It

Thursday May 17th 11:00am EDT | 10:00am CDT

Presenters

Dr. Alison Knight PhD, - University of Southampton (UK) Senior Legal Adviser

Gary LaFever, Anonos - CEO & Co-Founder

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About the Webinar

5G technologies will make it possible to interconnect with billions of devices and sensors globally, further fueling the growth of large scale dynamic decentralized/distributed data processing business models. These dynamic models will generate significant business opportunities as well as potential liabilities from failure to comply with centralized data protection requirements like those under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR, which goes into effect on May 25, 2018, includes fines as high as 4% of annual global gross revenues for data controllers and processors who fail to satisfy its requirements. Learn how new dynamic data protection requirements under the GDPR can help to resolve these conflicts and help to facilitate adoption of 5G capabilities.

 

AlisonKnightAbout the Speakers

Dr. Alison Knight PhD, - University of Southampton (UK) Senior Legal Adviser: Dr. Knight is a senior compliance lawyer and academic researcher in cyber, data protection, privacy laws, and competition / antitrust laws. Her research interests revolve around risk management and legal compliance, in particular the role law can play in virtual identity assurance, and personal data protection, along with data analytics and emerging technologies. She also trains companies on data ethics/governance and GDPR compliance in anticipation for new EU data protection rules coming into effect in May 2018.

 

Gary LaFever alternateGary LaFever, Anonos - CEO & Co-Founder: Gary LaFever is Chief Executive Officer at Anonos. A foundational underpinning of Anonos' patented BigPrivacy technology is that “Big Data” requires a new scalable, privacy-preserving approach to enable organizations to process data while managing security and privacy concerns. BigPrivacy dynamic pseudonymisation technologyuniquely supports the transformative shift in data protection from policy-only approaches to a technology-based approach that granularly enforces data protection policies as now required under the GDPR and other evolving data protection regimes.

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

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

Presenters: 
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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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.

webinar series 5G Spectrum Sharing: A Network Economics View

Wednesday Aug 22nd 11:00am EDT | 10:00am CDT

Presenter

Randall Berry, Lorraine Morton Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Northwestern University

 

 

About the Webinar

Utilizing novel forms of spectrum is a key enabler for meeting the needs of 5G. Examples include shared spectrum as in the CBRS framework and and tighter integration of unlicensed and licensed spectrum. These approach will impact not only the technical performance of networks but the economic incentives of service providers as they make decisions about what technologies to deploy and how they compete. This talk will examine several of these issues and discuss network economic models that can be used to gain insight into them.

 

randyberryAbout the Speakers

Dr. Randall Berry received the M.S. and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1996 and 2000, respectively. He is currently the Lorraine Morton Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Northwestern University, which he joined in 2000. His research interests include topics in wireless communications, spectrum sharing, and network economics. Dr. Berry is a fellow of IEEE and the recipient of a 2003 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. He was appointed an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2013-14 and has served as an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications from 2006 to 2009, an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory from 2009 to 2011, and a guest editor for the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications and IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Signal Processing He has served on the program and organizing committees of numerous conferences including serving as the co-chair of the 2012 IEEE Communication Theory Workshop and a technical co-chair of 2010 IEEE ICC Wireless Networking Symposium. 

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Wednesday Sept 26th 11:00am EDT | 10:00am CDT

Presenter

Dr. John Smee, Vice President, Engineering, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

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About the Webinar

5G is a unifying connectivity fabric that will connect virtually everything around us, expanding the reach of mobile to new services, applications, deployments, and spectrum types. Today, we are preparing for the first commercial launches of 5G NR, which is based on Release 15 of the 3GPP global standard, and it will usher in many new and enhanced mobile experiences starting in 2019. In parallel, we are also evolving 5G NR to expand into new industries, such as automotive and industrial IoT. Join this webinar to:

  • See where we are on the path to make 5G NR a commercial reality
  • Understand what is at the foundation of 5G NR Release 15 for enabling new and improved applications
  • Learn what’s coming in Release 16 and beyond that will expand 5G into new industries

 

John SmeeAbout the Speaker

Dr. John E. Smee is a Vice President of Engineering at Qualcomm Technologies Inc. He joined Qualcomm in 2000, holds over 75 U.S. Patents, and has been involved in the system design for a variety of projects focused on the innovation of wireless communications systems such as CDMA EVDO, IEEE 802.11, 4G LTE, and 5G. His work involves taking advanced system designs and signal processing techniques from theory through design, standardization, implementation, and productization. He is currently a 5G project engineering lead in Qualcomm’s wireless research and development group. John was chosen to participate in the National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering program and is a recipient of the Qualcomm Distinguished Contributor Award for Project Leadership. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton University, and also holds an M.A. from Princeton and an M.Sc. and B.Sc. from Queen's University.

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Wednesday Sept 26th 11:00am EDT | 10:00am CDT

Presenter

Dr. John Smee, Vice President, Engineering, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

 

About the Webinar

5G is a unifying connectivity fabric that will connect virtually everything around us, expanding the reach of mobile to new services, applications, deployments, and spectrum types. Today, we are preparing for the first commercial launches of 5G NR, which is based on Release 15 of the 3GPP global standard, and it will usher in many new and enhanced mobile experiences starting in 2019. In parallel, we are also evolving 5G NR to expand into new industries, such as automotive and industrial IoT. Join this webinar to:

  • See where we are on the path to make 5G NR a commercial reality
  • Understand what is at the foundation of 5G NR Release 15 for enabling new and improved applications
  • Learn what’s coming in Release 16 and beyond that will expand 5G into new industries

 

John SmeeAbout the Speaker

Dr. John E. Smee is a Vice President of Engineering at Qualcomm Technologies Inc. He joined Qualcomm in 2000, holds over 75 U.S. Patents, and has been involved in the system design for a variety of projects focused on the innovation of wireless communications systems such as CDMA EVDO, IEEE 802.11, 4G LTE, and 5G. His work involves taking advanced system designs and signal processing techniques from theory through design, standardization, implementation, and productization. He is currently a 5G project engineering lead in Qualcomm’s wireless research and development group. John was chosen to participate in the National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering program and is a recipient of the Qualcomm Distinguished Contributor Award for Project Leadership. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton University, and also holds an M.A. from Princeton and an M.Sc. and B.Sc. from Queen's University.

 

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Wednesday Sept 26th 11:00am EDT | 10:00am CDT

Presenter

Dr. John Smee, Vice President, Engineering, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

 

About the Webinar

5G is a unifying connectivity fabric that will connect virtually everything around us, expanding the reach of mobile to new services, applications, deployments, and spectrum types. Today, we are preparing for the first commercial launches of 5G NR, which is based on Release 15 of the 3GPP global standard, and it will usher in many new and enhanced mobile experiences starting in 2019. In parallel, we are also evolving 5G NR to expand into new industries, such as automotive and industrial IoT. Join this webinar to:

  • See where we are on the path to make 5G NR a commercial reality
  • Understand what is at the foundation of 5G NR Release 15 for enabling new and improved applications
  • Learn what’s coming in Release 16 and beyond that will expand 5G into new industries

 

John SmeeAbout the Speaker

Dr. John E. Smee is a Vice President of Engineering at Qualcomm Technologies Inc. He joined Qualcomm in 2000, holds over 75 U.S. Patents, and has been involved in the system design for a variety of projects focused on the innovation of wireless communications systems such as CDMA EVDO, IEEE 802.11, 4G LTE, and 5G. His work involves taking advanced system designs and signal processing techniques from theory through design, standardization, implementation, and productization. He is currently a 5G project engineering lead in Qualcomm’s wireless research and development group. John was chosen to participate in the National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering program and is a recipient of the Qualcomm Distinguished Contributor Award for Project Leadership. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton University, and also holds an M.A. from Princeton and an M.Sc. and B.Sc. from Queen's University.

 

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Mitigating Thermal & Power Limitations to Enable 5G

Wednesday Oct 24th  11:00am EDT | 10:00am CDT

Presenter

Dr. Earl McCune, CTO, Eridan Communications

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About the Webinar

3GPP has defined 5G-NR with a modulation that inherently reduces energy efficiency of linear transmitters. This causes thermal problems from the dissipated power, which is a particular difficulty for massive-MIMO arrays. Temperature rise from transmitter power dissipation limits the array size that can be safely built. Achieving the multiple business objectives for 5G installations requires solving this problem, and using Sampling technologies is showing great promise to meeting this goal. This presentation presents the physical basis of this thermal problem, and shows how the sampling operation of the switch-mode mixer modulator (SM3) solves not only the thermal problem but also how, using the SM3, signal bandwidth efficiency is increased to 14 bits per symbol (16,384-QAM) with modulation within 0.5% of ideal.

 

emc2 biophotoAbout the Speaker

Earl McCune is a Fellow of the IEEE, CTO of Eridan Communications, Professor of Sustainable Wireless Systems at Delft Technical University (Netherlands), and the Principal Engineer at RF Communications Consulting. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley, Stanford University, and UC Davis for his bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees in Electrical Engineering. He is a serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur, and has focused much of the past 25 years in getting around the energy efficiency vs. circuit linearity tradeoff that beguiles the radio communications industry.

Earl is a named inventor on 91 US patents and many more internationally. He is sole author of two books (both invited) through Cambridge University Press, and is author of many other academic and industrial publications. He is an emeritus Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S), and serves on both the IEEE Green-ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) Initiative and the IEEE 5G and Beyond Initiative. He is the Chair of the IEEE-SA (Standards Association) Energy Efficient Communication Hardware Working Group.

 

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Mitigating Thermal & Power Limitations to Enable 5G

Wednesday Oct 24th  11:00am EDT | 10:00am CDT

Presenter

Dr. Earl McCune, CTO, Eridan Communications

 

 

About the Webinar

3GPP has defined 5G-NR with a modulation that inherently reduces energy efficiency of linear transmitters. This causes thermal problems from the dissipated power, which is a particular difficulty for massive-MIMO arrays. Temperature rise from transmitter power dissipation limits the array size that can be safely built. Achieving the multiple business objectives for 5G installations requires solving this problem, and using Sampling technologies is showing great promise to meeting this goal. This presentation presents the physical basis of this thermal problem, and shows how the sampling operation of the switch-mode mixer modulator (SM3) solves not only the thermal problem but also how, using the SM3, signal bandwidth efficiency is increased to 14 bits per symbol (16,384-QAM) with modulation within 0.5% of ideal.

About the Presenter 

emc2 biophotoEarl McCune is a Fellow of the IEEE, CTO of Eridan Communications, Professor of Sustainable Wireless Systems at Delft Technical University (Netherlands), and the Principal Engineer at RF Communications Consulting. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley, Stanford University, and UC Davis for his bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees in Electrical Engineering. He is a serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur, and has focused much of the past 25 years in getting around the energy efficiency vs. circuit linearity tradeoff that beguiles the radio communications industry.

Earl is a named inventor on 91 US patents and many more internationally. He is sole author of two books (both invited) through Cambridge University Press, and is author of many other academic and industrial publications. He is an emeritus Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S), and serves on both the IEEE Green-ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) Initiative and the IEEE 5G and Beyond Initiative. He is the Chair of the IEEE-SA (Standards Association) Energy Efficient Communication Hardware Working Group.

 

 

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Mitigating Thermal & Power Limitations to Enable 5G

Wednesday Oct 24th  11:00am EDT | 10:00am CDT

Presenter

Dr. Earl McCune, CTO, Eridan Communications

 

 

About the Webinar

3GPP has defined 5G-NR with a modulation that inherently reduces energy efficiency of linear transmitters. This causes thermal problems from the dissipated power, which is a particular difficulty for massive-MIMO arrays. Temperature rise from transmitter power dissipation limits the array size that can be safely built. Achieving the multiple business objectives for 5G installations requires solving this problem, and using Sampling technologies is showing great promise to meeting this goal. This presentation presents the physical basis of this thermal problem, and shows how the sampling operation of the switch-mode mixer modulator (SM3) solves not only the thermal problem but also how, using the SM3, signal bandwidth efficiency is increased to 14 bits per symbol (16,384-QAM) with modulation within 0.5% of ideal.

About the Presenter 

emc2 biophotoEarl McCune is a Fellow of the IEEE, CTO of Eridan Communications, Professor of Sustainable Wireless Systems at Delft Technical University (Netherlands), and the Principal Engineer at RF Communications Consulting. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley, Stanford University, and UC Davis for his bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees in Electrical Engineering. He is a serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur, and has focused much of the past 25 years in getting around the energy efficiency vs. circuit linearity tradeoff that beguiles the radio communications industry.

Earl is a named inventor on 91 US patents and many more internationally. He is sole author of two books (both invited) through Cambridge University Press, and is author of many other academic and industrial publications. He is an emeritus Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S), and serves on both the IEEE Green-ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) Initiative and the IEEE 5G and Beyond Initiative. He is the Chair of the IEEE-SA (Standards Association) Energy Efficient Communication Hardware Working Group.

 

 

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