5G End-to-End Networks <6GHz

Exploring new network deployment paradigms and innovative service offerings leading to economically efficient business-models. How will networks migrate from previous generations and how will new approaches
to network functions bring promised efficiencies?

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When

March 15-17, 2017

Where

Hilton Washington
Dulles Airport

Herndon, VA USA

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Introduction

Spectrum below 6 GHz possesses technical advantages and eco-system availability to provide an immediate solution to deploy 5th generation networks. Expectedly, sub 6 GHz bands will be a key enabler for 5G, and with that, usher in new network deployment paradigms and innovative service offerings leading to economically efficient business-models. What needs to be seen now is how the path to 5th generation of mobile broadband unravels in this spectrum, how end to end networks migrate from previous generation, and how new approaches to network functions bring promised efficiencies to market.

Workshop Goals

  • Evaluate sub 6GHz spectrum for developing and deploying 5th generation network
  • Regulatory and technical aspects of sub 6 GHz spectrum in meeting IMT2020 requirements
  • Understand and evaluate advantages and compromises of sub 6 GHz 5G deployment
  • Get a readout on existing hardware (RFIC, antenna, PA) and further optimizations required to enable a 5G product
  • Innovations and optimizations specific to 5G in sub 6 GHz spectrum compared to LTE Advanced Pro
  • Discuss standards and regulatory paths toward successful 5G network deployment
  • Discuss and evaluate migration paths to 5G network, including coexistence with LTE
  • Understand potential killer applications and use cases for sub 6 GHz 5G
  • Evaluate innovative het-net deployment use-cases in sub 6 GHz 5G
  • Evaluate virtualization approaches to radio and core network redesign
  • Explore the viability of 5G in unlicensed spectrum?

Agenda

DAY 1
March 15

Wednesday

 


 

7:00 PM

Registration and Evening Reception

Registration at hotel

DAY 2
March 16

Thursday

 

 

Breakfast and Registration continues

Hotel

 

8:00 AM

Welcome and Introductions

 

 

8:30 AM

Host Keynote Opening Remarks and Presentation

 

Keynote Presentation

 

 

 

Invited:

  • FCC
  • European Communications Office (ECO)

10:00 AM

Networking Break

 

10:40 AM

Regulatory Considerations

  • Regulatory and technical aspects of sub 6 GHz spectrum in meeting IMT2020 requirements
  • Standards and regulatory paths toward successful 5G network deployment
  • Use cases and technical requirements for sub-6GHz end-to-end network Spectrum Sharing - Technical and Regulatory Aspects
  • How will spectrum in the range of 3.4 - 3.8 GHz be licensed?
  • Nationwide licenses for MNOs as normal in Europe for frequency bands < 3 GHz?
  • If other licensing models: What would they look like and how can they allow enhanced mobile broadband for users of smartphones (and potential new personal devices)?

Exploring the Regulatory Landscape

 

Senior Advisor

 

 

 

11:20 AM

Carrier Perspectives

  • Network deployment strategy for 5G
  • 5G target applications in sub 6GHz
  • New network models
  • What is the value for operators regards to 5G network in sub 6GHz range?
  • Overall network architectures and cost implications
  • How can current infrastructure be reused to the maximum in supporting 5G?
  • How will decisions be made regarding support of 4G-Advanced-Pro vs. pure 5G?
  • Operator challenges in practical expected 5G deployments - outdoor, indoor, hotspots
  • What services will be deployed end to end?
  • Deployment models and changes compared to 4G technologies
  • Timelines for introduction of sub-6GHz 5G networks
  • When do we expect 5G Trials in sub-6GHz including the use case and the New Radio features?
  • Fixed wireless access in sub-6GHz including 3.5GHz, mmWave solutions and field results - Benefits and shortcomings
  • What does the network architecture look like?
  • Infrastructure deployment configurations, Use cases, Infrastructure solutions needs
  • Frameworks to evaluate 5G in sub 6GHz bands

Presentation tile to be confirmed

 

Director, Technology Innovation and Architecture

 

 

Invited:

  • AT&T
  • BT-EE
  • C-Spire
  • China Mobile
  • Comcast
  • CrownCastle
  • Korea Telecom
  • Orange
  • SingTel Optus
  • SK Telecom
  • T-Mobile
  • Telefonica
  • Telia
  • Telus
  • US Cellular
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Videotron
  • Vodafone

12:00 Noon

Networking Lunch

 

1:00 PM

Architectural Considerations

  • New 5G Radio network evolution from previous generations
  • Quality of Service, Congestion Control
  • Network management solutions for 5G - Licensed, unlicensed 3.5GHz
  • Use-cases in 5G that drives demand of capacity and throughput
  • In-Building/Campus Enterprise VRAN and Open Mobile Edge Cloud (OMEC)
  • 5G ecosystem and device status
  • Specific system applications which demand component requirements to support the intended application.
  • 3GPP-WiFi convergence, interoperability
  •  Small cells--particularly neutral/multi-operator cells
  •  Role of New Radio (NR) in networks. Is it worth the complexity for limited benefit?
  • The role of machine learning in 5G network deployment
  • Applications co-existence in the ecosystem
  • 3GPP representation
    • Migration paths to 5G network, including coexistence with LTE
  • Use case differences between 5G and LTE Advanced Pro
  • What would it take to transition to 5G
    • Software only, hardware only
    • Distributed to Centralized
  • Will 5G be the stepping stone to Virtualized networks
    • Potential killer applications and use cases for sub 6 GHz 5G

 

End-to-End Multi-RAT Networks

 

Director, Technology Innovation and Architecture

 

 

 

AOS- Paving the Way to 5G

 

Director of Product Management

 

 

 

5G Network - End to End Perspective

 

Principal Consultant

 

 

 

 

Invited:

  • ZTE

3:00 PM

Networking Break

 

3:40 PM

Architectural Considerations (continued)

 

  • Open source reference solutions
  • Exploring the pillars of SDN, NFV and cloud technologies
  • How do carriers create agile, dynamically programmable networks
  • Open source disaggregated and virtualized network functions for both core and RAN
  • Open source architecture for cloud platform and network orchestration
  • Innovation platforms allowing mass participation and collaboration towards 5G
  • Enablement of dynamically programmable end-to-end network slicing
  • Disaggregation and closed loop network monitoring
  • Vertical markets?
  • VR goggles for training in highly stressful situations - Other use-cases
  • Innovation Het-Net deployment use-cases in sub-6GHz 5G
  • Network function granularity, Control plane user plane separation
  • Eco-system for 5G systems for sub-6GHz and difference in E2E architecture as compared to current 4G system
  • Will backhaul be similar or will it trend towards more microwave or more fiber?
  • What part will small cells play vs. previous cell standards?
  • Fronthaul and Backhaul network architectures
  • Backhaul requirements for 5G

 

Mobile CORD an Open Reference Solution Towards 5G

 

ONOS Project Lead

 

 

 

Invited:

  • Amdocs
  • Cisco
  • EXFO
  • Ford Motor Company
  • HRL Labs
  • NEC
  • RADWIN

 

5:00 PM

End of Day Panel

 

5:45 PM

Adjourn for Day

 

 

Networking Dinner

 

DAY 3
March 17

Friday

 

 

Networking Breakfast

 

8:00 AM

Regulatory Considerations, continued

  • Spectrum Sharing – Use-cases
  • Regulatory and Technical Aspects

 

Assessing 3.5GHz Spectrum Management and How This Framework Evolves to Support 5G

 

Director of Technology, Standard and Regulatory

 

 

8:00 AM

RAN Considerations

  • E2E network HW structure and changes going from 4G to 5G
  • Would the new waveform be carried over to the sub-6GHz bands? Initially? Later? If so, how soon?
  • Sub 6GHz spectrum for developing and deploying 5th generation network
  • Opportunities and challenges in sub-6Ghz
  • Possible spectrum bands for 5G sub-6GHz
  • ISM bands
  • US and international bands
  • Global target sub-6GHz bands, eg 3.5GHz, 700MHz, etc - which bands and priorities across ITU regions 1, 2 and 3
  • Massive MIMO, beamforming, overall network architectures
  • 5G New Radio Air Interface at sub-6GHz. What will it look like and what capabilities?
  • Specific spectrum bands / channel bandwidth in sub 6 GHz to achieve goals of 5G
  • Spectral efficiency goals for sub 6 GHz
  • How would 5G overcome the issues which 4G small cells couldn't overcome?
  • How will 5G impact existing and future distributed antenna systems (DAS)?
  • Is 600MHz band a candidate for 5G?
  • Spectrum sharing
  • Migration plans for 4G bands to 5G bands
    • Advantages and compromises of sub 6 GHz 5G deployment
  • Are LTE models good enough? - lower frequencies can deliver coverage
  • Virtualization approaches to radio and core network redesign
  • Is 5G viable in unlicensed spectrum?

 

 

In-Building/Campus Enterprise vRAN and Open Mobile Edge Cloud (OMEC)

 

CMO

 

 

 

Invited:

  • 3D Glass Solutions
  • Access Technologies
  • Cobham
  • Commscope
  • Communication Components (CCI)
  • Spider Cloud
  • Tarana Wireless
  • TE Connectivity
  • TDS, Inc.
  • Telogis
  • Telrad Networks

10:00 AM

Networking Break

 

10:40 AM

RAN Considerations (continued)

  • Specific dependencies on antenna architecture, BBU, MEC, Latency targets
  • What is 5G below 6GHZ?  New Radio Interface including sub-6GHz and mmWave components, Comparing this to LTE
  • Practical Massive-MIMO implementations, UE antenna arrays
  • Link budget analysis/estimates, system level device requirements
  • What antenna and RF FE component configurations are being considered?
  • What are the pre-standard or standard (3GPP) architecture performance goals?
    • Min and Max ISD (inter-site distance) between eNB (AP) and UE (CPE) for max data rate delivery (>2 Gbps) and many link budget parameters for both the eNB and UE that drive the UE RFFE complexity
    • What UE Rx and Tx configurations are being considered based on what minimum channel BW?
  • Integration into current network models
  • Benefits of TDD
  • New technologies that will be required for mobile and base stations to upgrade, for the higher frequency and higher bandwidth requirement for 5G networks
  • MIMO technology integration, HetNet
  • Vendor and technology provider inputs
    • Assessing existing hardware (RFIC, antenna, PA) and further optimizations required to enable a 5G product
  • State-of-the-Art 5G components and systems
    • Innovations and optimizations specific to 5G in sub-6GHz spectrum compared to LTE Advanced Pro
  • Which new RF components are needed? - high linear, high efficiency HPA?  Tx/Rx amplifier integrated in one package?
  • What are the key parameters for the RF components?  (Consumption, linearity, integration?)
  • What antenna architectures are appropriate to sub-6GHz 5G deployments?
  • What order of MIMO is being considered?
  • Expectation for antennas - traditional rooftop/tower macro sites, small cells
  • Is there a roll for passive antennas or is integrated the path forward?
  • Is there a roll for traditional integration of different vendors or is end-to-end one-shop the answer?
  • Antenna, Cross band combiners, Tower mounted amplifiers, DAS etc
  • How active antennas will play a part in 5G

 

 

Antenna System Design for 5G Applications

 

Chief Scientist

 

 

 

Invited:

  • Alps Electric
  • ARM
  • AXT, Inc.
  • Cascade Software Technologies
  • Elite Holdings Group, LLC
  • Infineon Technologies
  • Intel
  • InterDigital
  • Invensas Corp.
  • IoTium
  • ISOLA
  • JMA Wireless
  • Kathrein Werke KG
  • Pivotal Communications
  • RFS
  • RLA Communications Engineering LLC
  • RunEL
  • Taoglas
  • TDK Corporation
  • UMS
  • University of Washington
  • Veeco
  • Viatec Associates

12:00 Noon

Networking Lunch

 

1:00 PM

Technology Enablers

  • Network architecture and specifically the use of compound semiconductors (e.g. GaAs and InP) in the projected implementation of 5G.
  • Latest thoughts on Sub-6GHz network architectures and what problems they solve - what are the costs (in terms of network resources / spectrum) for deploying this?
  • Testing challenges and strategies
  • Service, App, and device testing
  • Test challenges for equipment vendors, especially in the access infrastructure space. 802.11AX higher order modulation, interference, MIMO
  • How would sub-6Ghz NR deployment change the network architecture and bring new possibility in network saving and new services launch?
  • Will 5G standards lag behind the deployment of IoT technology?
  • High frequencies hot spots
  • How to make mmWAVE deployable below the clutter (form factor, fronthaul, backhaul, and structurally practical)
  • Density of site required and backhaul options.
  • How can the <6GHz amd mmWave work together

 

End to End Testing and Certification Framework for 5G Applications, Services and Devices

R&D Researcher

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invited:

  • Caliper/TestNet
  • Kaelus
  • Marvell Semiconductor
  • Mediatek, Inc.
  • NXP Semiconductors
  • P3 Communications
  • Peregrine Semiconductor
  • Prisma
  • Qorvo
  • Skyworks Solutions
  • Smiths Microwave

 

3:00 PM

Networking Break

 

3:40 PM

Closing Discussion

Key take-aways, issues and actions, led by host

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    Deadline for electronic version of presentation/handout materials: Monday, March 6, 2017.

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    13869 Park Center Road
    Herndon, VA 20171
    Phone: 1-703-478-2900
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    Please submit these materials either by email, as a Word for Windows file, Power Point files or PDF files.

    SUBMISSION OF PRESENTATION:

    • Go to www.iwpc.org
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    • Under Workshops: 5G End-to-End Networks <6GHz
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