Antenna Evolution Focus Day (28th June)

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The rapid advancements of data-heavy applications and services means operators have to invest in smarter antenna systems to deliver increased capacity and refine their existing systems to adapt to an increasingly virtualised network. The Antenna Evolution Focus Day will address the challenges of keeping up with the increasing capacity demands in the network is a constant challenge for operators.

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Agenda at a glance

 Tuesday, 28th June 2016, 9am – 5.30pm

ECOSYSTEM OVERVIEW & FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

Market status update: Setting the scene for future innovation
Khaled Mokhtar, Program Management Senior Supervisor, Etisalat & Vice Chairman – IEEE Egypt 

Antenna Evolution – 4G towards 5G
Maximilian Göttl, Senior Director, Research &Development, Mobile Communication Systems, Kathrein

PANEL DISCUSSION: 5G networks on the horizon: Lessons learnt from 4G rollouts

  • Global continuous LTE deployment and capacity expansions
  • Active antenna, 5G antenna, and multi-band antenna miniaturizations
  • Deployment of multi-band antenna (quad-band, penta-band, hexa-band) 
  • Small cells and DAS as complementary options that will deliver successful 5G services

MODERATOR: Graham Carter, Managing Director, Wireless International Consultants
Roman Lapszow, Senior Project Manager, Orange Lab Networks
Andy Cliff, Senior RAN E-2-E Designer, EE*
Asher Bajwa, Senior Technical Sales Account Manager, Comba Telecom Limited

Massive MIMO Today? Current market conditions and future evolutions
Lee Gill, Director ANZA, Tongyu Communication Equipment Co. Ltd

PROBLEM SOLVING & TECHNICAL CHALLENGES

Creating an overall strategy for both software and physical antenna
Marjan Muršec, Technical Expert, Telekom Slovenije

Small cell deployment – a solution to coverage and capacity challenges
Syed Hasan, RAN Planning & Optimisation, Vodafone UK

PANEL DISCUSSION: Mitigating passive intermodulation

  • Advancements in detecting and troubleshooting PIM
  • Effective practices in deploying cell sites to mitigate PIM
  • Technological innovations for PIM mitigation (factory assembly vs. onsite maintenance)

Marjan Muršec, Technical Expert, Telekom Slovenije

Antenna modernization, bridging the way to Giga Mobile

TECHNOLOGY & INFRASTRUCTURE ADVANCEMENT

Smart/active antennas for higher integration with more capacity

PANEL DISCUSSION: Is NFV enabling an infrastructure transition?

  • Can cloud software be efficiently adopted to control 3D beam forming on different sites?
  • Offloading capacity to the cloud cost effectively – can it be done?
  • CRAN: reducing both CAPEX and OPEX for mobile networks

Takehiro Nakamura, VP and Managing Director of 5G Lab, NTT DOCOMO

Advancements in ‘in building’ coverage

CASE STUDY: Suitability of DAS for outdoor coverage 

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT & FUTURE INSIGHTS

Multi-Antenna Solutions for Connected Cars in a 5G Ecosystem
Seungpyo Hong, Project Manager, SK Telecom

AUDIENCE ROUNDTABLES: Forecasting the 5G Future

  1. Impacts of 5G technology on antenna ecosystem
  2. Change of antenna architecture and technologies
  3. Active antenna technology: An integral part of the 5G ‘puzzle’
  4. Extending coverage to provide higher data rates in sparse deployments
  5. Ecosystem consolidation and impact on future traffic demands 
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Key Speakers:

Syed Hasan Seungpyo Hong
Syed Hasan, RAN Planning & Optimisation, Vodafone UK Seungpyo Hong, Project Manager, SK Telecom
Roman Lapszow Takehiro Nakamura
Roman Lapszow, Senior Project Manager, Orange Lab Networks  Takehiro Nakamura, VP and Managing Director of 5G Lab, NTT DOCOMO
marjan mursec Khaled Mokhtar
Marjan Muršec, Technical Expert, Telekom Slovenije Khaled Mokhtar, Program Management Senior Supervisor, Etisalat  & Vice Chairman, IEEE Egypt
Andy Cliff  Paolo Gianola
Andy Cliff, Senior RAN E-2-E Designer, EE  Paolo Gianola, Engineer, Telecom Italia
Maurizio Crozzoli  Graham Carter
Maurizio Crozzoli, Project Manager, Telecom Italia  
Graham Carter, Managing Director, Wireless International Consultants
Asher Bajwa  LEE GILL
Asher Bajwa, Senior Technical Sales Account Manager, Comba Telecom Limited  Lee Gill, Director ANZA, Tongyu Communication Equipment Co. Ltd
Stefan Feuchtinger,  
Stefan Feuchtinger, Vice President, Huawei Antenna & AAU BU  
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