Beginning on April 19 and ending on April 21, leaders in wireless, automotive, academia, and government will get together at my Alma Mater NYU where Nokia and the NYU WIRELESS research center at NYU Tandon School of Engineering are jointly organizing the fourth Brooklyn 5G Summit in Brooklyn, NY. This is an invitation-only event that will explore how close the industry is to deploying commercial products and services for the next-generation of wireless communications.
This is the fourth annual event and it will also showcase the latest developments and research in telecommunications, machine-to-machine communication and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Driven by this year’s theme, “How Close is 5G to Commercial Reality,” the Brooklyn 5G Summit will focus on end-to-end system design, regulations and pre-commercial systems. In addition, the conference will address various use cases for 5G in the evolving IoT space by inviting selected start-up companies to share their work.
Theodore (Ted) S. Rappaport, the Ernst Weber/David Lee professor of electrical engineering at NYU Tandon and founding director of NYU WIRELESS, commented, “With nearly every major carrier launching 5G wireless field trials this year, this is a watershed moment in the next telecommunications revolution.”
In recent months major carriers, including Verizon and AT&T, announced trials in nearly a dozen cities for both mid-band and the millimeter-wave (mmWave) bandwidth for which Rappaport and NYU WIRELESS conducted seminal research. Government and industry bodies such as the FCC, 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) and International Telecommunications Union (ITU) have also recently set new benchmarks aimed at taking mobile data speeds to new limits.
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A report from Nokia Bell Labs Consulting predicts that by 2020, global demand for digital content and services on mobile and portable devices will increase 30 to 45 times from 2014 levels. The study estimates that there will be over 46 billion Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices by 2020, with audio and video streaming accounting for 79 percent of the total increased consumption.
Presentations by industry leaders will include Theodore (Tod) Sizer, vice president of mobile radio research at Nokia; Durga Malladi, senior vice president of Qualcomm; Seizo Onoe, chief technical officer of the prominent Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo; Ken Steward, senior fellow at Intel; Gaurav Bansal, senior researcher at the Toyota InfoTechology Center; and HongBeom Jeon, executive vice president of KT Corporation (formerly Korea Telecom), which will introduce 5G to the Olympics at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang.
Many of the industry affiliate sponsors of NYU WIRELESS are testing breakthrough 5G systems and platforms. Several will demonstrate prototypes and explain their advances.
NYU WIRELESS will demonstrate:
- Groundbreaking research on 5G transmission in the mmWave spectrum, promising up to 40 times today’s data transmission rates.
- The latest tools for designing 5G systems, including its widely used NYUSIM open-source channel software simulator (with over 7,000 downloads to date)
- A new real-time network emulation tool for evaluating virtual reality and other applications over realistic mmWave channels.
- A phased-array antenna system for measuring mmWave directional channel dynamics.
- A new dual architecture channel sounder with 2 GHz RF bandwidth throughout the mmWave spectrum, and a channel sounder on a chip.