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Swindon - 5G Standardisation for Early Deployment


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The progress of 5G standards as Rel-15 (initial 5G release) as of December 2017

Date and Time

23 January 2018 - 18:30-20:30


SWINDON, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the UK - SW:Swindon local network. Contact email - swindon@theiet.org for more information.

About this event

This talk will provide the listener with a fascinating background as how 5G is being developed in both 3GPP, the global standards body for mobile, and in industry as trials start to be rolled out. The previous G’s from GSM (2G) to LTE (4G) have been immensely successful, with 8 billion devices, and 6 billion people connected together. What will 5G deliver, come and find out.
As one of the largest technology companies Samsung is at the forefront of the next generation technology development. Howard will show how the 5G standards are being transformed into innovative products, covering topics from the new use cases to the design of mmWave beam steered RF chips.


Dr Howard Benn, BSc, PhD
Head of Standards and Industrial Affairs, Samsung Electronics R&D Institute

Howard started his career in the fixed telecommunication sector (Plessey) back in 1982, did his degree and PhD at Bradford University, moving into radio based communications in 1989. He started working in ETSI GSM standards committees in 1993, helping create 3GPP and chairing 3GPP RAN 4 from 1998 to 2007. He has been a board member of ETSI since 2008, a member of the ICANN Nomcom in 2013 currently advising the ICANN board on mobile technology, and a member of the Strategy Advisory Board for the UK 5G innovation centre at Surrey University. His current role is ‘Head of Standards and Industrial Affairs’ for Samsung Electronics R&D Institute in the UK, managing a team of engineers covering ETSI, 3GPP, ATSC, GSMA. His team is also very active in the EU Horizon 2020 program with a focus on the 5G PPP activities. He also sits on the UK government advisory committee looking at the future of communications technology in the UK.         


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18:30 Light Refreshments
19:00 Lecture Starts
20:30 Close

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Free of charge.

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Exempt from parking fee if you display the registration email in your car window.
The general public are welcome to attend this event.

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