17 March 2015 | Hallam Conference Centre, London, UK


Past presentations 2015




Tuesday 17 March 2015

Chairman’s opening address: explaining the conundrums behind 5G

  • Can ultra-high speed and IoT realistically be provided on the same network
  • What are the benefits of low-latency in relation to the cost of implementation?
  • Reviewing the methods of future mobile communications - could it be a combination of small cells plus WiFi

Prof William Webb, CEO Weightless SIG, Consultant at Webb Search, President of the IET

Addressing key 5G resarch challenges and opportunities

In this session, Head of 5G Innovation Centre will explain major challenges in 5G research and how to overcome them, as well as discuss the Centre's plans for testing new communications technology in the UK

Prof Rahim Tafazolli, Head of 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC)

5G spectrum challenges. A regulator’s perspective

  • Debating the impact of new 5G technologies on spectrum regulation and management
  • Can spectrum sharing drive spectral efficiency to deliver new services
  • Technology opportunities when we use bands above 6 GHz

Dr Joe Butler, Director of Technology, OFCOM

The Tactile Internet – IoT, 5G and cloud on steroids

Introducing the ‘‘Tactile Internet" - an emerging internet which will invoke a fundamental shift from content-delivery to skillset-delivery networks. Find out what ‘"he Tactile Internet"means to you and your future technology business

Mischa Dohler, Chair Professor in Wireless Communications, Head of the Centre for Telecommunications Research, King’s College London

5G radio technology research for utilising spectrum above 6 GHz. Lessons learnt from recent tests and trials and ongoing activities in Europe

  • Examining technology options for access to wide bandwidth contiguous blocks of spectrum
  • Higher frequencies well above 6GHz in the millimetre-wave frequency bands
  • Overview of Samsung’s 5G collaborative research activities across Europe and the UK, including the Horizon 2020 5G PPP initiative

Dr Maziar Nekovee, Chief Engineer, Samsung Electronics R&D Institute UK (SRUK)

5G: on the count of three... paradigm shifts

  • The WWRF and its operations
  • Wireless beyond 2020: requirements and challenges
  • 3 paradigm shifts to realise 5G
  • Technology trends
  • System Concept evolution
  • 5G enabling radio technologies
  • The way forward

Dr Christos Politis, Kingston University London, Wireless World Research Forum

Panel - 4G to 5G: evolution or revolution? A UK perspective on future spectrum needs, new communications standards and key technology solutions

Confirmed panellists:

Rupert Baines, CMO, Real Wireless

John Cunliffe, CTO, Ericsson UK

Dr Mike Short CBE, Vice President, Telefonica Europe

Dr Mohaned Juwad, Regulatory Manager Market Access and Licensing, Avanti Communication Group in place of Kumar

Prof Andy Sutton, Principal Network Architect, EE

Dan Warren, Senior Director of Technology, GSM Association

Moderator: David Hendon, Chairman of the 5G Innovation Centre’s Strategy Advisory Board

5G and Software Defined Networking (SDN)

This session will look at the role of NFV and SDN solutions in the delivery of future 5G networking

Dr Toktam Mahmoodi, Lecturer in the Centre for Telecommunications Research, King’s College London

Case study: Bristol is Open Project - the innovative SDN and 5G smart city environment

“Bristol is Open” is the first SDN controlled Open Programmable City project, a city-scale research infrastructure using fibre optic and 5G wireless connectivity and high performance computing.

It is the first project of its kind in Europe offering the opportunity to experiment, learn and develop innovative solutions to many challenges of modern urban life.

Professor Dimitra Simeonidou, CTO Bristol Is Open, Professor of High Performance Networks, University of Bristol

Containing exposure in 5G networks, a perspective from LExNet

The proliferation of devices becoming wireless as well as the expansion of heterogeneous networks and small cells raises the question as to how exposure in mobile networks can be minimised and hence limit its risk to the general public.

This presentation will give an overview of the framework for quantifying exposure as well as present some results from example cases of suitable technologies with the potential to be deployed in 5G networks which contain exposure within necessary limits to deliver quality of service.

Dr Tim Brown, 5G Innovation Centre, University of Surrey