Monday, 7 December 2015

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

  • Evolution toward 5G and Beyond
    Seizo Onoe, CTO, EVP, Member of Board of Directors & Managing Director of R&D Innovation Division - NTT DOCOMO, INC.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Monday, 7 December 2015
08:30 – 09:15
Sapphire Ballrooms C-P

Mark Dankberg

Co-Founder, CEO & Chairman of the Board
ViaSat (a San Diego company)

Connecting the Un-connected: The Role of Satellites for Internet Access

The past two years has seen rapidly growing interest in two seemingly related topics: 1) the intrinsic value in bringing the “4 billion un-connected” into the on-line world, and 2) the re-emergence of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) communications satellites projects. There are very significant technical, economic and policy issues at the heart of the confluence of these topics. There are many existing wireless companies - especially in the poorest parts of the world with the most un-connected people – that have invested many billions of dollars to deliver very low cost voice and data services. Revenues per subscriber are very low, but with billions of potential customers that market segment is quite contested. Yet, true broadband connectivity remains out of reach for the vast majority in Africa, India, and other emerging markets. What should the role of space be, in connecting people to the internet? Can it be better, or more cost effective than terrestrial wireless in serving a substantial part of this need? Or will satellite connections be slower, with higher cost bandwidth – only good for those who have no other choice? This presentation will provide some surprising facts about the geographic distribution of demand for connectivity, trade-offs among the technical and economic factors that determine cost effective supply, and the role that space can play in serving that demand. Those facts suggest counter-intuitive areas and approaches for technical and policy cooperation among space-based and terrestrial wireless networks, internet content and services companies, and telecom regulators that can maximize the impact of new space systems and technologies

Mark D. Dankberg is a co-founder of ViaSat Inc. and has served as CEO and Chairman of the company since its inception in 1986. Under his leadership, ViaSat has consistently been one of America’s fastest growing technology companies, reaching $1.4 billion in revenue and 3,700 employees.

As a start-up, ViaSat was selected to the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private companies three times.  After listing on the NASDAQ exchange in 1996 ViaSat has been recognized multiple times by leading business and industry publications including Business Week, Forbes, Fortune, Red Herring, Space News, and Defense News for its exceptional performance and growth.

Mr. Dankberg is an acknowledged industry expert in aerospace, defense and satellite communications, and is the leading visionary for a new generation of high-capacity satellite systems.  He has co-authored several military standards on satellite networking, and holds a number of patents in communications and satellite networking technologies.  He has participated on Department of Defense advisory panels and was invited to testify before a Congressional committee on high-technology growth companies and IPOs. Mr. Dankberg has received a number of awards for innovation and leadership: 2000 San Diego Entrepreneur of the Year, 2003 Satellite Industry Executive of the Year, 2008 AIAA Communications Award, 2012 Satellite Research & Markets Visionary, 2013 Arthur C. Clarke Innovator and 2015 SSPI Hall of Fame.

He has also been an invited speaker on communication technology, entrepreneurship, and executive management at several universities including Rice University, NYU, and University of California at San Diego.  He was a founding member of the board of directors of the San Diego Telecom Council (now CommNexus), and served on the San Diego County Regional Economic Advisory Board.  In addition, he has been invited to serve as a judge several times at the local and national levels for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year program.

Mr. Dankberg began his career with the Collins Radio Division of Rockwell International, and at Linkabit Corp. in San Diego, where he held positions in engineering and management. He earned BSEE and MEE degrees from Rice University and is a member of the Rice University Electrical and Computer Engineering Hall of Fame.

Monday, 7 December 2015
09:15 – 10:00
Sapphire Ballrooms C-P

Eric Starkloff

EVP, Global Sales and Marketing
National Instruments

Transforming Traditional Design Paradigms in 5G Wireless Communications
The wireless industry is in the midst of transformation brought on by consumers’ increasing demands for convenience, reliability, and ever-increasing data rates. Many researchers view 5G as an inflection point—an opportunity to expand the capabilities of our wireless networks and perhaps redefine the term “network.” However, radical change is expensive and much work needs to be done to accelerate change. New technologies and approaches must be proven, demonstrating their ability to operate in crowded wireless environments while managing the system complexities created by advancements in communication, computation, and control technologies. Applying traditional “siloed” design approaches to validate 5G technologies could be the bottleneck preventing a new network vision because these approaches tend to “reinvent the wheel.” Innovative technologies that can be created, designed, simulated, and prototyped faster lead to faster deployment. National Instruments (NI) has spent decades bridging traditional design approaches with system design principles. When applied to 5G these approaches are accelerating the design process in practice through numerous examples including PHY waveform design, FD MIMO testbed envelopment, and first-of-a-kind mmWave demonstrations.

In this session, Eric Starkloff, executive vice president of NI, explores the evolution of system design as a discipline and discusses how software defined radio with new graphical approaches can be applied to the complex system challenges of 5G.

As Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing, Eric Starkloff leads worldwide sales and marketing organizations responsible for driving focus, accountability, and growth. Since joining NI in 1997, Starkloff has held leadership positions across the marketing organization, including leading teams that pioneered industry adoption of systems platforms such as PXI and NI CompactRIO.

Starkloff invests his time in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education and in his community serving on the advisory board for the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech and the board of directors for Urban Roots, an Austin-based sustainable agriculture program to transform the lives of young people.

Starkloff holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia. 

Tuesday, 8 December 2015
08:30 – 09:15
Sapphire Ballrooms C-P

Matt Grob

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (a San Diego company)

From 4G to 5G: The Evolution of Mobile Communication

Mobile communication continues to evolve rapidly, including the arrival of LTE in unlicensed spectrum and the road to 5G which has already emerged as a key topic regarding the expanded connectivity needs for the next decade.  Will 5G be more than higher data rates and the addition of new spectrum?  Learn how the evolution of 4G and the rise of 5G will not be just about improvements in speeds, but the arrival of a new connectivity paradigm.
Matt Grob is executive vice president of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and chief technology officer. In this role, he is responsible for oversight of Qualcomm's technology path, coordination of R&D activities across the Company, and development of next generation wireless and adjacent technologies. The Company’s broad portfolio of research areas includes advanced cellular and unlicensed band technologies, satellite systems, semiconductor technology, computer vision, machine learning, and security technologies. In addition, Grob also oversees Qualcomm Ventures and Qualcomm Corporate Engineering Services, and he is a member of Qualcomm’s executive committee.
Grob joined Qualcomm in 1991 as an engineer. His contributions include system design, standardization and project leadership for early CDMA data services; the Globalstar satellite based mobile voice and data system and later 1x EV-DO high-speed wireless Internet access technology. His focus on cellular data services led to his assignment as co-project engineer for the HDR (High Data Rate) program starting in 1997. This new high-speed Internet access technology became standardized as 1x EVDO and was commercialized throughout the world. Innovations and techniques from these programs also helped UMTS’ evolution to HSPA. In 1998, Grob was promoted to lead the Company’s R&D system engineering group and in 2006, he became in charge Qualcomm’s Corporate R&D division, now known as Qualcomm Research. The mission of Qualcomm Research is to push the boundaries of wireless, to innovate, and to explore new services and technologies by focusing on longer-term and often higher-risk projects. Under Grob’s leadership, Qualcomm Research efforts have expanded in scale and scope. With offices in Austria, China, Germany, India, Korea, and several in the U.S., Qualcomm Research continues to have a strong focus on core wireless technologies including cellular, unlicensed, satellite, among others, as well as adjacent areas such as contextual awareness, machine learning, semiconductor technology, computer vision and security.
Grob holds a Master of Science in electrical engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Bradley University. He is a member of the IEEE and holds more than 70 patents.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015
09:15 – 10:00
Sapphire Ballrooms C-P

Jay Alexander

Keysight Technologies

The Future of Test and Measurement for Commercial Communications

The history of mobile communications from 1G through 4G has driven generational changes in how test and measurement is done. The changes have moved from making physical measurements on the components and the air-interface systems in the first generation and then expanding to system simulation, functional verification, and validating applications performance on devices and networks in the fourth. The move to 5G has a greater focus on applications as well as new and novel approaches to operator and vendor business models.  This will drive an even further set of dimensions to simulation, measurement, and validation with an unprecedented emphasis on software and applications relating to network performance. This talk will review the breadth of what the test and measurement industry will confront, address, and offer for the next generation of wireless.

Jay Alexander is senior vice president and chief technology officer of Keysight Technologies.

Alexander leads Keysight’s centralized planning and technology development team to focus on top opportunities and market trends to address unmet needs. Alexander’s role is to optimize Keysight resources to grow in areas that provide competitive advantage across the ecosystem, and to leverage Keysight’s world-class technology and platform offerings.

Alexander has held numerous leadership positions within Agilent’s Electronic Measurement Group, including his most recent role as vice president and general manager for the Oscilloscope and Protocol Division.

Alexander joined Hewlett-Packard in 1986 as a manufacturing and test engineer. During his tensure, Alexander has served as a test engineering manager with HP’s Oscilloscopes and Logic Analyzers group, product planning manager for Agilent’s Design Verification Division, marketing manager in Agilent’s Network and Digital Solutions Business Unit and served as Agilent’s electronic measurement architecture and business intelligence manager.

Alexander earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is a licensed professional engineer and a senior member of IEEE. He holds 24 U.S. patents.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015
10:30 – 11:15
Sapphire Ballrooms O-P

Sachin Katti

Assistant Professor
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Stanford University

Full Duplex Radios: From Impossibility to Practice
A basic precept of wireless communications is that radios cannot transmit and receive at the same time on the same frequency.  This long-held assumption has informed several aspects of wireless:  from radio design, to PHY, MAC and network layer designs for all kinds of wireless networks.  In this talk, I will describe our research on invalidating this fundamental assumption. Specifically, I will describe the evolution of our research on self-interference cancellation over the last three years which has now shown that realizing in-band full duplex radios is possible and practical, and discuss the impact this is beginning to have on future wireless network architectures. I will also highlight the cross-disciplinary nature of the research spanning RF, DSP, PHY and MAC, and discuss both the challenges and opportunities in attacking problems that span several disciplines.

I will also discuss how our research on full duplex led to the more general problem of self-interference cancellation which has significant and far-reaching impact within the confines of existing standards. I will discuss how self-interference cancellation enables us to build world LTE phones, spectrum slicing, WiFi channel aggregation, mesh networks and novel backscatter RF imaging applications.

Sachin Katti is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University and also the Co-Founder and ex-CEO of Kumu Networks which is commercializing his research on full duplex radios. He received his PhD in EECS from MIT in 2009. His research focuses on designing and building next generation high capacity wireless networks by combining techniques from information and coding theory, RF systems, and networking.  His research has won numerous awards, including the 2008 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award - Honorable Mention, the George Sprowls Award for Best Doctoral Dissertation in EECS at MIT, the IEEE William Bennett Prize, the Best Student Paper Award at ACM SIGCOMM 2012, USENIX ATC 2013, the Sloan Fellowship, the NSF Career Award as well as Okawa, Hooover, Packard and Terman Faculty Fellowships.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015
11:15 – 12:00
Sapphire Ballrooms O-P

Seizo Onoe

CTO, EVP, Member of Board of Directors & Managing Director of R&D Innovation Division

Evolution toward 5G and Beyond

Mobile communications systems have the history of evolution from 1G analogue cellular systems to 4G LTE/LTE-Advanced. Today, LTE has become the mainstream of mobile technologies.

Up to the generation of 4G, a concrete system concept and technology for each generation emerged immediately after the commercial launch of the previous generation’s technology. In fact, there was a 4G technology in the early 2000s when few people were interested in 4G. In this context, there must be a concrete concept already now for 5G targeting 2020. Currently, everyone talks about 5G and we actually see some candidate technologies, however, those are not necessarily a single technology representing 5G. It is important to note that combinations of technologies create new technologies and solutions, and this principle applies to 5G and beyond. With such combinations, what is considered impossible today can be achieved in 2020 and beyond. For example, the next generation cellular systems will provide cost-effective solutions with wide coverage even on higher frequency spectra with broader bandwidths.
In the talk, the current status of LTE and LTE-Advanced are presented first. Then, the history of mobile system evolution is reviewed. And finally, the 5G related aspects including technologies and technology trends are discussed. 
Seizo Onoe was named Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President and a Member of the Board of Directors in June 2012.  Mr. Onoe became a Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the R&D Strategy Department in June 2008.  He was a Vice President and took positions as Managing Director of the Radio Access Network related development departments from July 2002 to June 2008.
He has been responsible for leading initiatives in the research and development of the analog cellular system, the digital cellular system, W-CDMA/HSPA, LTE, LTE-Advanced and 5G.  He is working on the research and development of radio access networks, core networks, consumer devices and cloud services.  He has worked for NTT and NTT DOCOMO since 1982, acquiring more than 30 years of experience.  Mr. Onoe has a master’s degree in electronics from the Kyoto University Graduate School of Engineering. 

Wednesday, 9 December 2015
08:30 – 09:15
Sapphire Ballrooms C-P

Wen Tong

Huawei Fellow & Wireless CTO

Bringing 5G into Reality
In this talk, we discuss the global progress with respect to 5G requirements, spectrum identification and standardization, the views on the early market applications and long term full span of 5G-world are presented. The emerging vertical applications become the primary driver for the 5G development, and the enhanced mobile broadband, massive connectivity and critical communications becomes the foundation for the 5G service and applications. In this presentation, we further elaborate the technical development and breakthroughs in the areas of 5G new radio technologies and 5G new networking technologies, the latest large scale 5G trial results are also presented.

Dr. Wen Tong is the Huawei Fellow and IEEE Fellow, the Head of Wireless Research, and the Head of Communications Technologies Laboratories, Huawei 2012 LAB

Prior to joining Huawei in March 2009, Dr. Wen Tong was the global Head of the Network Technology Labs at Nortel. He received the M.Sc. and Ph.D degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1986 and 1993 and joined the Wireless Technology Labs at Bell Northern Research in 1995 in Canada. He has pioneered fundamental technologies in wireless with 280 granted US patents. Dr. Tong was Nortel’s Most Prolific Inventor.

Dr. Tong has conducted the advanced research work spanning from 1G to 4G wireless at Nortel. He had been the director of Wireless Technology Labs from 2005 to 2007. From 2007 to 2009, Dr. Tong was the head of Network Technology Labs, responsible for Nortel’s global strategic technologies research and development.  In 2007, Dr. Tong was inducted as first batch of Nortel Fellow.

Since 2010, Dr. Tong is the vice president, CTO of Huawei Wireless and head of Huawei Wireless Research leading one of the largest wireless research organizations in the industry with more than 700 research experts. In 2011, Dr. Tong was elected as first batch of Huawei Fellow, and Dr. Tong was appointed the Head of Communications Technologies Labs of Huawei 2012 LAB, a cooperative centralized next generation research initiative and he spearhead to lead Huawei’s 5G wireless research and development.

In 2014, he was the recipient of IEEE Communications Society’s Industry Innovation Award for “the leadership and contributions in development of 3G and 4G wireless systems”. Dr. Tong serves as Board of Director of WiFi Alliance and he is a Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015
09:15 – 10:00
Sapphire Ballrooms C-P

Kenneth Stewart

Intel Fellow & Chief Wireless Technologist

Future of Wireless Technologies: From 5G to IoT/MTC
The key challenges to next generation wireless networks are 3-fold: better and consistent broadband user experience everywhere; meeting new requirements in scalability, latency and reliability imposed by IoT services; and enabling wireless network access to new stores of non-traditional cellular spectrum. While the continuing evolution of LTE is expected to address some aspects of these challenges, a set of new radio access technologies (RAT(s)) will need to be developed. This presentation considers recent progress in 5G air interface design, focused on how 5G networks and client silicon solutions will deliver:
  • a flexible and efficient physical layer framework to allow the network to support multiple services with different requirements simultaneously on the same carrier
  • low power, low overhead and highly scalable multiple-access design to support massive IoT access, and
  • efficient and flexible time and frequency domain multiplexing to allow the optimal tradeoff between reliability, latency and efficiency.
Dr. Kenneth (Ken) Stewart is Intel Fellow, Intel Platform Engineering Group. In this role he contributes to innovation in 5G, LTE, 802.11 systems and in wireless system-on-chip solutions, cellular and connectivity transceiver solutions, codecs, radio access offloading and routing, and location systems.
Most recently, Dr. Stewart was Chief Technology Officer for TE Connectivity’s Wireless business unit. He led the development, delivery and deployment of conventional and CPRI-based advanced multi-wavelength digital distributed antenna systems (DDAS), including low- and high-power multi-band multi-carrier remote radio heads (RRH) for LTE, WCDMA/HSPA, CDMA and 802.11. He drove the implementation of TE’s first Gbps optical switching fabric for the flexible delivery of capacity within the network, TE’s first hybridized small cell and DDAS RAN implementation, and the integration of TE’s advanced DDAS systems with its rapid fiber deployment technology.
Previously, Dr. Stewart was Vice President, Standards and Research at Motorola Mobile Devices, where he led the Standards and Research Lab which made contributions to the creation of 3GPP’s LTE specification, and previously the WCDMA HSDPA and HSUPA specifications. In this period he served as advisor to Motorola senior leadership on technical and strategic issues in radio access networks and multimedia. In his career at Motorola, Dr. Stewart designed and productized advanced wireless solutions for LTE, WCDMA and CDMA base stations and terminals, interference-suppressing MIMO receivers, WiFi offloading and traffic routing middleware and next-generation audio codecs.
Dr. Stewart has served as Motorola Dan Noble Fellow and Motorola Science Advisory Board member and holds more than 80 issued patents. He is a graduate of the University of Strathclyde, where he is also Visiting Professor.