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5G - State of Play


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Discover latest innovations in 5G technology, Network with leading industry and academic experts and understand the key challenges and issues of 5G technology

Date and Time

24 January 2018 - 10:00-16:30


London, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the RF & Microwave Engineering TPN. Contact Kim Titre at ktitre@theiet.org for more information.

About this event

5G Public-Private Partnership (5G-PPP) which was launched in 2013 has put Europe clearly in the forefront of the current research phase. The research results are now feeding the global standardisation process and being used to prepare the first large scale trials and demonstrators in Europe, in cooperation with several key sectors. 5G will usher in new types of applications requiring unprecedented bandwidth, ultra-low latency, and massive sensing. The one-day conference is on the state-of-play in the development of 5G technology. The event will focus on systems, standards, and policies needed to bring 5G to market. Perspectives, challenges, opportunities and solutions from telecom operators, equipment manufacturers, policymakers, and academics will be shared in an effort to bring this technology to fruition by 2020.The event also provides a valuable opportunity to meet and interact with the 5G drivers in terms of wireless industry, players, researchers and stakeholders.


Speakers include:

  • Prof. Mischa Dohler, Head of Centre for Telecommunications Research, King's College London
  • Dr. Hamid Karimi, Director, Corporate Strategy, Huawei Technologies, UK
  • Prof. Maziar Nekovee, Professor of Telecommunication and Mobile Technologies, Head of Department of
  • Engineering & Design, University of Sussex
  • Prof. Andy Sutton, Principal Network Architect, BT
  • Prof. Dimitra Simeonidou, Professor of High Performance Networks, University of Bristol, CTO Bristol is Open
  • Prof. Klaus Moessner, Professor in Cognitive Networks, University of Surrey
  • Scott Bailey, Telecoms Directorate, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
  • Ray McConnell, CTO Blu Wireless Technology
  • Prof. Mike Short CBE, Consultant, Telefonica, UK
  • Tim Lane, Principal Strategy and Innovation Manager, Network Rail Telecom and Chairman

Morning chair:

  • Professor Mike Short CBE Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for International Trade.

Reasons to attend

  • Discover latest innovations in 5G technology
  • Network with leading industry and academic experts
  • Discover the key challenges and issues of 5G technology
  • Get an overview on 5G requirements, technology evolution, architecture principles, future services, spectrum demand, etc.
  • Meet the key players of 5G technology


£40 Student  |  £60 Member  |  £90 Non-Member



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