Presentations on the Podium

Tuesday, 9 June

10:30 – 11:00  Anritsu
Title: Understanding and improving the mobile device user experience 
Presenter: Jonathan Borrill
Abstract:  The complexity involved in delivering acceptable service to mobile network and device users makes gaining visibility of service quality very difficult. Monitoring of legacy and LTE networks can be expensive and not give a complete or sufficiently granular picture. Tools able to relate data from network monitoring to the performance of today’s multitude of devices operating on the same network can provide powerful insights for mobile network operators.
16:00 – 16:30  National Instruments:
Title:  Rapid Prototyping 5G Systems with a Platform Based Design Flow with Software Defined Radio
Presenter: Erik Luther
Abstract: With recent advances in RF and FPGA technologies and software design flows, Software defined radio (SDR) is emerging as a viable way to rapidly prototype custom protocols and analyze performance in real-world environments. SDRs allow rapid iteration on designs because it closely mirrors the functionality found in real wireless devices with the added flexibility of broader frequency coverage and re-programmable baseband processing. In this talk we discuss the platform based approach to designing next generation wireless systems that allows design teams more efficiently utilize new, more advanced hardware and software while shortening time to results with deployment through reuse along the product development, validation, verification and deployment cycle. We cover several case studies in the design and prototyping of 5G wireless communications systems that include physical layer development and prototyping of new LTE and 802.11 waveforms to incorporate filter bank multicarrier approaches with the aim of meeting growing demands for latency, capacity, and reliability.

Wednesday, 10 June

10:30 – 11:00  GENBAND
Title: WebRTC un-wiring the communications network
Presenter: David Tubb
Abstract: VoIP has been widely deployed in the transformation of the telecommunications industry over the past decade.  It is largely used in “controlled” environments where the network or implementation is locked down to ensure quality of experience.  WebRTC is a specification that allows a browser or device to securely access media resources and exchange real-time communications with another browser or device.  It leverages VoIP standards but has specified new techniques to deliver a secure and reliable service in uncontrolled network environments. Internet-tolerant real-time communications provided without royalties in hundreds of millions of browser installations is a catalyst for innovative new communications services.  Cloud-hosted and developer-friendly platforms like GENBAND KANDY complement WebRTC by providing some fundamental “addressing” between endpoints along with control and collaboration services.  With KANDY and WebRTC we expect communications experiences to be embedded into everyday applications and to see a wave of disruptive over-the-top services.
13:00 – 13:30 Digile
Topic:  DIGILE IoT Program
Presenter: Jan Melén, Ericsson
Abstract: The Internet of Things Research Program in DIGILE interconnects things, people and services. The program is a national effort in Finland funded by the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation. It develops key solutions for IoT with 50 academic and industrial partners and over 300 researchers and developers. The four-year program is closing end of 2015 and the results achieved include protocols, standards and concrete pilots to smart homes, smart cities and industries.
In the exhibition DIGILE will showcase different pilots. One of them will show how to deploy and manage large-scale IoT networks and make it possible to handle low latency control loops using the mobile network. A large portion of the devices in future 5G systems will be unattended machine devices, and the management paradigm needs to be changed from one-to-one to one-to-many.  Automated machine operations calls for processing close to the devices. A flexible computing platform includes resources across the mobile network in an efficient way.

13:30 – 14:00  Rohde & Schwarz   
Title : From mm-wave frequencies to Gbps experience - The need for all-embracing performance assessment in 5G
Presenter:  Meik Kottkamp
Abstract : The presentation will cover
·Impact from 5G technology components to the T&M sector
·Assessing the need for channel impulse response measurements in the cm- / mm-wave frequency range as input to new channel models
·Assessing the impact from IP applications to both the cellular network and to end user devices in terms of signalling load and power consumption
14:00 – 14:30  InterDigital
Title: oneTRANSPORT: Reshaping the Transport Sector with oneM2M
Presenter: Dr Rafael A. Cepeda
Abstract: oneTRANSPORT aims to make transport more user friendly and accessible. This is achieved by using the recently published oneM2M standard to create an open and self-sustainable transport-data marketplace. With transport data assets from five Local Authorities in the UK, this solution is the world’s first open and scalable platform enabling multimodal and multi-system transport integration. This talk introduces the project and describes technical and practical issues to achieve sustainable IoT solutions, related to the transport sector, for the benefit of data owners, service providers and end users.
16:00 – 16:30  Keysight
Title:  5G Wireless: A Measurement and Metrology Perspective
Presenter: Roger Nichols
Abstract: The visions of what our work on the fifth generation of mobile wireless communications (5G) will provide continue to be repeated and occasionally refined. This relentless progress of technology, bound and stretched by policy and business models, makes the news, but how will we make sure it works the way we expect and envision?  This paper and presentation will explore how test and measurement companies like Keysight are approaching this next generation, some of the tools and solutions that the research and development community can expect now and some of the challenges we have to overcome in test and metrology in the coming years. This will include system and component modeling, simulation, and design as well as new measurement demands related to the air-interfaces and network interfaces envisioned for 5G.
Thursday, 11 June

10:30 – 11:00  Nokia 
Title: Looking Ahead to 5G
Presenter: Amitabha Ghosh
Abstract: Wireless data traffic is projected to skyrocket more than 10,000 fold beyond 2020 due to increased usage of smart-phones, tablets, new wireless devices and IoT. The 5G research is just starting and the industry have a preliminary view of the key requirements of a new technology generation.
In this talk, we will present an overview of 5G technology with emphasis on 5G requirements, spectrum considerations, propagation and channel modeling, air-interface and multi-antenna design. We will also briefly discuss the standards and commercialization timeline of next generation wireless systems. Finally, we conclude with the vision that 5G technology will provide a scalable service experience everywhere and anytime where people and machines will enjoy virtual zero latency gigabit experience when and where it matters.
13:00 – 13:30 Solid Inc 
Title: How does DAS resolve in-building mobile coverage challenges
Presenter: James Kim
Abstract: What is DAS? General Market demand for in-building mobile coverage (by Segmentation of the building, customer.  The positioning of the DAS among various in-building solutions (comparing to RRH, Femto/Metrocell, Repeater, Pico-cell etc.).
13:30 – 14:00 Pi_Works:
Title: Next Generation Centralised SON
Presenter Michael Motta
Abstract: P.I.Works will present their Next Generation Optimization Solution powered by Centralized SON.  P.I.Works is changing the SON space with the world’s first closed-loop C-SON deployed for LTE. The SON will be introduced to improve the efficiency of 3G and 4G assets, and improve the Mobile experience
14:00 – 14:30 Nutaq
Title : Reducing the complexity and cost of next gen Massive MIMO systems through quasi-massive effect
Presenter: Jean-Benoit Larouche                                                                  
Abstract : Massive MIMO is a cornerstone technology in reaching the 5G target of a thousandfold capacity increase by 2020. The paradigm is based on the fact that if there are enough antennas at the base station (several hundreds to a thousand or more), the so-called massive effect is observed whereby simple linear processing (eigenbeamforming and maximal-ratio combining) becomes optimal. This is attractive because such processing is not only extremely simple, it scales linearly with the size of the array and requires very little inter-processor communication. However, while antennas are not in themselves costly, such very large arrays with hundreds or thousands of RF front-ends, A/D and D/A converters are cumbersome and energy-hungry, to say the least. It is therefore of interest to explore the quasi-massive case, where the number of antennas is not sufficient to achieve the massive effect, but still large enough to make full-fledged interference nulling processing — such as minimum mean-square error (MMSE) and zero forcing (ZF) — undesirable because their complexity scales in polynomial fashion, according to the cube of the number of antennas. We show here that applying MMSE or ZF on subsets of antennas and further combining the resulting outputs in a second layer of processing constitutes an attractive approach to achieve good performance with reduced numbers of antennas, while limiting complexity. Furthermore, this approach maps extremely well to the TitanMIMO modular architecture where remote radio head (RRH) units of 8 antennas, each equipped with local baseband processing capability, are aggregated together to form massive MIMO prototyping platforms of various sizes.