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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 - 09:30-16:45


London, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Contact Ashley Rowe at ARowe@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.


09:30 Arrival and refreshments

10:00 Welcome - Professor Bal Virdee

Session 1 Chair: Dr Mike Short CBE, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for International Trade, Consultant, Telefonica, UK

10:05 Will 5G Be The Last G?
Professor Mischa Dohler, Head of Centre for Telecommunications Research, King's College London

10:35 Bringing 5G to Reality
Dr Hamid Karimi, Director, Corporate Strategy, Huawei Technologies

11:05 Government activity to support 5G in the UK
Tony Sceales, Sector Coordination Lead, 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme – Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

11:35 Refreshment Break & Networking

Session 2 Chair: Dr Wenlong He

12:00 5G for Automotive: State of Play, Remaining Challenges and Roadmap
Prof Maziar Nekovee, Professor of Telecommunication and Mobile Technologies, Head of Department of Engineering and Design, University of Sussex

12:30 5G Network Architecture, Design and Optimisation
Professor Andy Sutton, Principal Network Architect, BT

13:00 Lunch Break & Networking

Session 3 chair: Dr Kafil Ahmed, Chairman, IET RF and Microwave Technology Professional Network

14:00 High Power Travelling Wave Amplifiers for mm-wave links
Philippe Thouvenin, CTO Thales

14:30 5G – Enabling Tomorrow’s Railway
Tim Lane, Principal Strategy and Innovation Manager, Network Rail Telecom and Chairman Future Communications and Positioning System Advisory Group, RSSB

15:00 Refreshment Break & Networking

15:20 Urban 5G architecture, Deployments and Plans
Professor Dimitra Simeonidou, Professor of High Performance Networks, University of Bristol, CTO Bristol is Open

15:50 5G and the Factories of the Future
Prof. Klaus Moessner, Professor in Cognitive Networks, University of Surrey

16:20 Disrupting Fibre Broadband Economics with Unlicensed 5G mmWave FWA
Ray McConnell, CTO Blu Wireless Technology

16:50 Close

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

Continuing Professional Development

CPD logo declaring this event can contribute 7 hours towards your Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.


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


Register online or call us to book over the phone on +44 (0)1438 765 657 or +44 (0)1438 765 650

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