Panel Abstratcs

THURSDAY, October 1st 2015

Time: 11:30
Room: B12

Spectrum crunch below 6GHz? 5G trends
Moderator:  Dr. Dominique Noguet, CEA-LETI, France

5G is expected to address a 1000x capacity compared to today’s networks, whereas available spectrum resource will, by far, not grow in the same proportion, enabling only a few new portions or frequency bands. In particular, spectrum below 6GHz will be under pressure as the most demanded one. New technologies will have to be researched and tested in order to exploit this scarce and already crowded spectrum. Solutions range from radio and network technologies to new regulation policies or regimes. Besides, the convergence of cellular systems with the Internet of Things and machine-to-machine communications will require a new technology bundle in order to enable a flexible service delivery over flexible networks to optimize spectrum usage and power consumption. The European 5G Public Private Partnership (5GPPP) projects will tackle these challenges from various angles. In this panel, key experts from recently approved 5GPPP projects will present and debate their approaches.

FRIDAY, October 2nd 2015

Time: 9:30
Room: B12
Global standardization of dynamic spectrum access and the link between research and standards
Moderator: Paulo Marques, IT Aveiro, Portugal
Despite more than ten years of research in Cognitive Radio and Dynamic Spectrum Access, wide adoption of CR/DSA technology is not there yet, and the lack of widely approved standards is a major reason for this situation. Moreover, standardization in CR/DSA is a low-speed process because of many conflicting spectrum requirements and regulatory implications. Standards are needed to close the gap between research outcomes and commercial exploitation. Standardization creates customer confidence, market growth and technological evolution. In this context, this Panel will provide an update of global CR/DSA standardization effort and will discuss synergies among standardization organizations, coming from leading experts currently having responsibilities within the main standardization bodies concerned. The Panel would be a good opportunity to launch calls for contributions to standards and present standardization opportunities to the DySPAN research community. This panel is organised by the EU funded CRS-i project (Cognitive Radio Standardization initiative).

Main objectives:
  1. To report on the current and future standardization activities related to CR/DSA radio systems at global level;
  2. Discuss synergies among standardization organizations and how to avoid effort fragmentation;
  3. Foster the link between the DySPAN research and the standardization community

  • Lee Pucker, Wireless Innovation Forum
  • Oliver Holland,  Kings College London
  • Michael Gundlach, Nokia Networks
  • Andrea Lorelli, ETSI

FRIDAY, October 2nd 2015

Time: 11:30
Room: B12
Unlocking spectrum above 6 GHz for 5G mobile communications
Moderators:  Maziar Nekovee , Samsung and Peter von Wrycza, Ericsson, Sweden
  • Barry Lewis, Samsung
  • Mikko Uusitalo, Nokia
  • Gösta Lemne, Ericsson
  • Reza Karimi, Huawei
  • Jan Boström, PTS
Organized and technically sponsored by 
Horizon 2020 5G PPP mmMAGIC consortium
The challenges and demands facing future wireless networks will continue to grow as the data demands grow in accordance with the traffic forecasts. Not only will the raw data demand increase dramatically but so will the consumer expectation for an enhanced Quality of Experience. One way this expectation might be satisfied is through the availability of a more consistent, high data rate, ubiquitously delivered service across a range of usage scenarios.  A key option to cope with very high data rate services delivered to meet ‘quality objectives’ to a wide range of devices in an economic way and commercially viable way, is through the utilisation of wide bandwidth systems operating in contiguous spectrum blocks of at least several hundereds MHz.
In this panel we will examine and debate use cases, technology options and remaining challenges for access to such wide bandwidth contiguous blocks of spectrum, focusing in particular on higher frequencies above 6 GHz, including the millimetre--wave frequency bands, where analysis and very recent feasibility and proto-typing results indicate that the time is becoming ripe for their utilization for next generation mobile communication networks (5G).