What next? From 4G to 5G

5G Technology – the future of mobile and wireless communications technology. One day FREE workshop will provide an overview on this technology

Date and time:    

Thursday 30 October 2014, 10:30-16:30

Venue:

IET Birmingham: Austin Court, B1 2NP.

With the advent of 4G mobile and wireless communication systems the work on 5G technology has began in earnest. Challenges of developing 5G systems are immense as significantly higher wireless transmission rates are expected from it, such as 50 Gbps peak data rates with 8~10 bps/Hz/cell.

5G systems will require a mix of new system concepts to boost spectral efficiency, energy efficiency and the network design, such as MIMO technologies, green communications, cooperative communications and heterogeneous wireless networks. 5G is expected to provide high quality wireless experience in the face of rapidly growing application, data and device volume in wireless networks, and the increasingly varied requirements of application services.

To facilitate this work Professor Bal Virdee, from SoC’s Centre for Communications Technology, has been instrumental in organising an IET Workshop on 5G Technology – the future of mobile and wireless communications technology. This one-day free workshop will provide an overview on this technology and the R&D work currently being undertaken in industry and academia to bring this technology to fruition.

Interested staff and students should register at the IET website.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Mike Short CBE, vice president - Telefonica Europe                                                                                                                                             
  • Professor Mischa Dohler, Centre for Telecommunications Research, King’s College London
  • Dr Li-Ke Huang, technology manager, Aeroflex
  • Dr Meik Kottkamp, technology manager, Rhode & Schwarz (Munich)
  • Professor Cheng-Xiang Wang, chair of Wireless Communications, Heriot-Watt University
  • Ian Claris, director of Leap® and PRA Trading Ltd at Pera Technology