NI and IEEE ComSoc partnered to bring leaders in wireless communications to Austin, TX on August 3, 2016. The NIWeek 5G Summit, sponsored by IEEE ComSoc, touted the latest 5G research results and discussed the most pressing topics on the road to 5G standardization.
Recently 5G has generated a steady stream of buzz and excitement. Companies and universities have announced astounding achievements and asserted incredible goals for 5G. Is 5G just hype, or is there substance behind the banter?
Records are being set in spectral efficiency, approaching 145 bit/s/Hz and beyond with massive MIMO systems. Increased efficiency comes with the cost of complexity. Join a panel of leading researchers to discuss how prototyping results are reshaping what we know about MIMO and how leaps in spectral efficiency might impact future wireless standards.
mmWave has brought the 10 Gb/s KPI for 5G into sight, but many unknowns still cloud its future for mobility applications. The industry has some quick decisions to make regarding frequencies, bandwidths, and numerologies. Learn how service providers, semiconductor manufacturers, and leading academic researchers are pushing the technology forward as it’s vetted for standardization.
With early target deployments for the 2018 and 2020 Olympics, 3GPP standardization on 5G, also known as new radio, is now heating up. Join a panel of esteemed experts from key players in the mobile ecosystem spanning mobile operator, chipset, handset, and infrastructure vendor to learn about the latest in 3GPP and where it is going.
To deal with the severe spectrum crunch in sub-6 GHz bands, the cellular ecosystem has recently proposed using the unlicensed spectrum with technologies such as LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U), Licensed Assisted Access (LAA), and LTE Wi-Fi Aggregation (LWA). New spectrum has also been proposed in the 3.5 GHz CBRS band. Learn about the corresponding trade-offs, the concerns and controversies potentially impacting Wi-Fi deployments, and the relevance to 5G network design.