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Beyond 4G & LTE-Advanced

60-600 GHz Networks, Devices, Use Cases,
RF Systems, Architectures & Platforms
to meet Exponential Data Rate/Traffic Growth


Preparing for the Next Epoch of Multi-Gb/s Wireless Communications


Hosted by:


AT&T Labs
Shannon Laboratories

Tour:  AT&T Shannon Laboratories


December 5-7, 2011   Newark, NJ USA area


Promoted as:  Towards Multi-Gbps per User Wireless Networks, Devices and Use Cases


Confirmed Speakers and Panel Members


Hilton Newark Airport Hotel

1170 Spring Street

Elizabeth, NJ  07201

Phone: 1-908-351-3900



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Moderated by:
Don Brown, Director, IWPC

Graham Carter, Technical Director, IWPC


Workshop Background:

This workshop is designed to define a set of questions which can no longer be ignored by the industry - How do we meet the needs of exponential data growth in the next 5, 7, 10+ years?

What are the key challenges?  Who are the key players?

To network providers: What do we need to do to meet the exponential data growth?  What bandwidth is needed?  What technical solutions/options are needed?  When does the current network “clog-up”?  (2015, 2017, 2019)

Do we have to abandon the traditional spectrum approach and the traditional cellular approach that we have had?

How do we future proof the capacity of existing networks to meet the exponential data growth?  100’s to 1000’s times more data growth every 5-10 years.

How do we get from 10 MBpS per user, to 2000 MBpS per user? – a >200 x increase from today’s LTE.

As users become accustomed to the access of information anywhere and as the internet of things drives more traffic, how will networks evolve?

There is a view that organic or evolutionary growth won’t keep pace with demand.  How do network operators plan to develop their networks?

Workshop Goals:

This workshop will provide attendees with an in-depth view of the challenges and the opportunities the industry faces to deliver networks and user equipment, which will cater for the demands of future users and support the projected exponential growth in data traffic.

What are the infrastructure challenges?

What are the portable terminal challenges?

What are the challenges to the supply chain?  (antennas, backhaul, semiconductors, packaging, etc.)


At the end of this workshop, we would like to begin the process of thinking through the development of a Global Ecosystem to setup a “test bed” for an “X” G Network within the next few years.




Monday, December 5, 2011

11:00 AM


Tour Registration



12:00 Noon - Depart Hotel






1:00 PM Tour











4:15 PM



AT&T Labs - Shannon Laboratories


NO Cameras Allowed


Tour is limited to 20 persons - First registered, first served


  • Arrival at Labs / Welcome / Agenda Review

  • AT&T Labs Research Overview - Vice President - Research        

  • Advanced Optical Networking Architecture (Wireless) - Executive Director       

  • Future Applications - Executive Director 

  •  Security: - Executive Director  

    • Cyber Intelligence

    • Security Threat Management System

    • World Maps of Botnet Activity        

  • Q & A Panel - All Presenters

Transportation available from/to Hotel to/from Labs


Shannon Laboratory
180 Park Avenue - Bldg. 103
Florham Park, NJ 07932


7:00 PM

Social and Networking
Reception & Registration

At Hotel

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

7:00 AM

Breakfast & Registration


8:00 AM

Opening Remarks


8:30 AM

Self Introductions

Each person will be asked to introduce himself/herself and share how they can contribute to this process

9:00 AM


  • Exponential Data Growth – The Spectrum Gap in 5, 7, 10+ years

    • How to utilize the spectrum we now have?

    • What spectrum will we need in the future?

    • What are the limits of current modulation schemes (bits per hertz efficiency) carrier aggregation and diversity solutions (spatial, polarization, etc.) to maximize spectral use in the current cellular spectrum?

  • Who are the customers and how will they change their behavior once this data-rate is available?

  • What will the consumer do with all of this data?

    • Human to human – what is the saturation of human sensory input (for example:  each human eye can accept ~10 MBpSec)

    • Human to Machine

    • Machine to Machine (gigabits per second)

    • Agents/Avatar in the phone to harvest data for you – to seek out data you wish from the network

  • What are the changes in the nature of telephony – what are the communications of the future?

    • Example: Young people today are using the Smartphone in data heavy environments

  • What is the customer expecting from the network, 5, 7, 10+ years from now?

    • We are forever underestimating the market demand

      • To the mobile terminal?

      • To the home?

    • Data is desired anytime, any amount, anywhere

    • Consumers want to be encircled with this wireless cloud of intelligent computer accessibility – anywhere, any amount of instantaneous data – using no keyboard

      • Will this change the users paradigm completely?

  • How will generational changes impact future technology requirements?

    • Un-tethered communications, 24/7?

  • Impact of in-building vs. outdoor use cases?

  • Carriers are running out of spectrum, fast.  Where do we go?  Femto cells, nano cells, WiFi?

  • Feasibility and timing of building a “test cell” – what is needed from the industry to make this happen?

  • Exponential Data Growth – The Spectrum Problem in 5, 7, 10+ years

  • What will the consumer do with all of this data?

  • What is needed from the industry to address these requirements?

A Glass of Water Without the Glass: Moving Wireless to Fiber-Like Bandwidth Using Terahertz Spectrum

Exec. Director

AT&T Labs - Shannon Laboratories

10:15 AM

networking Break


10:55 AM

Spectrum Plans to Meet future Data Growth

7-10 Years out

  • Who will manage this new spectrum?

  • How much spectrum is available in the 100-300 GHz bands?

  • Do we need licensed or unlicensed spectrum for small, highly directional sites?

  • How to deal with interference?

  • How can we learn to use the islands of free spectrum?

  • Interference issues with radio astronomy and EESS spectrum?

60-600 GHz Spectrum Considerations: The Realities of mmW and THz Spectrum Regulation

Associate Chief for Technology

FCC (Retired)


The Wireless Gigabit Challenge - from a Capacity and Energy Perspective

Vice Head/Dept. Research

Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute


12:15 PM



1.15 PM

New Radio Architectures to Meet Exponential Data Growth?

  • Why won’t traditional cell architectures work to meet these needs?

  • What would a small cell (an “X” G Cell) topology and architecture look like?

    • An access point in every light bulb socket?

    • What is “shaped” network coverage?

    • Indoor vs Outdoor coverage and architectures?

  • Impact on Backhaul?

  • Cognitive radio multiband front end architectures – for networks and handheld devices?

    • From cellular bands to 100-300 GHz bands

  • What are the handoff challenges for these new very small cells?

    • Migration to the intelligent edge

  • Can the mobile terminal become part of a larger ubiquitous meshed network cell? 

    • A base station in every  mobile terminal?

    • An access point in every light bulb socket?

THz Wireless Communications -
New Radio Architectures to Meet Exponential Data Growth?

Principal Member Technical Staff

AT&T Labs - Shannon Laboratories


Advanced Topologies for Next Generation Networks

Principal Systems Engineer.

InterDigital Communications, LLC


2:35 PM

networking Break


3:00 PM

OEM research

disruptive technologies

  • How do we architect all of these multiple frequencies from legacy networks with the new spectrum?

  • Who will be the industry drivers?

  • Assessing industry vendor visions

  • Will new players have first mover advantage?

  • Is the “terminal” the next Network Access Point?

  • What is the impact of implementing these new 100-300 GHz bands into mobile terminals?

  • What is needed from the industry to support these future requirements?

  • Power requirements for GHz data rates

  • Memory requirements for GHz terminals

    • What does a multi-gigabit pipe Terminal device architecture look like?

  • What might a terminal form factor look like for a multi-gigabit data rates


Forging the Path to Multi Gigabit Service

Director, Wireless Marketing and Product Management



Experimental Results Comparing the Impact of Clouds and Fog on Multi-Gbps IR and THz Communication Links




Outlook for Beyond-4G Communications

R&D Manager, Wireless Broadband Innovation

Nokia Siemens Networks


Millimeter-Wave Mobile Broadband: The New Frontier of Mobile Communications

Director, Standards Research Lab



5:40 PM

Adjourn for Day


6:45 PM

Bus leaves for:


Dinner, Liberty House


Bus Transportation provided to and from hotel.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

7:00 AM



8:00 AM

integrating new topologies -
Impact on Backhaul

  • Backhauling Access Points From Every Light Bulb And Street Lamp - What Does This Mean?

  • Assessing The Impact of New Topologies And Technologies on Backhaul Strategy

  • Do We Throw Away Current Backhaul Planning Theory and Start-Over?

Multi-Gigabit Networks - The Revolution




8:40 AM

enabling technologies - Semiconductors

  • Intelligent Edge – Coordinated Nanocell Clusters

  • COG and Software Defined Radio Front End

  • Dynamic Local Frequency Assignment

  • Triple Stack PHY Layer

  • Will These “X” G Networks Look Like Terminals?

THz Dreams, Solid State Reality


Northrop Grumman Corporation


Existing Gb/s Data Rate Options and Challenges Using 802.11ac and 802.11ad

Director RF Product Engineering



10:00 AM

networking Break


10:40 AM

enabling technologies - Materials and Packaging

  • Ecosystem Drivers

  • RF Subsystems & Semiconductors

  • Passive and Hybrid Circuit Technologies

  • mmWave Dielectric Waveguide Technology And Passive Components

  • mmWave Adaptive Components Based on Waveguide-Integrated MEMS

  • Review of mmWave Passive Circuits Including Metalized Plastic Waveguide Structures

A New Way To Build Multi Gbps Systems




Advances in MMwave/THz Passive Component Technologies


University of Stuttgart


12:00 PM



1:00 PM

macro network evolution

  • Beamsteering, Beamforming, MIMO: How Will The Wide Area Macro Network Antenna Space Evolve And What Technologies/Techniques Will Become Available?”

How Will The Wide Area Macro Network Antenna Space

Evolve and What Technologies/Techniques Will Become Available?




1:40 PM

Status of THE IEEE 802.15 THz Interest Group

  • Introduction and Progress

  • Considering The Standardization Process

  • Assessing The Challenges

  • What Does The Industry Need To Do, To Move Forward

  • Status of IEEE 802.15 THz Interest Group

  • What is the goal of this Interest Group?

Status of The IEEE 802.15 THz Interest Group

Visiting Scientist

AT&T Labs


2:20 PM

networking Break


3:00 PM


Panel session, OEMs and Operators


The hosts will be asked to recap the extent to which the workshop has addressed their wish lists.

  • Creating An Ecosystem To Create a MMwave/Sub MMwave “Test Bed” For “X”Generation Wireless Communications

Host, OEMs and Operators

  • AT&T

  • Alcatel Lucent

  • Ericsson

  • Huawei

  • Nokia Siemens Networks

  • RIM

  • Samsung

  • Verizon

4:15 PM

TakeAways & Closing Remarks


5:00 PM





Deadline for electronic version of handout materials: 

November 22, 2011



  • We do not permit the Press.

  • We do not permit Analysts.

  • We do not permit Consultants.

  • We do not permit 3rd party sales reps.

We only permit "first hand knowledge experts" in business and technology issues, prepared to contribute to the discussion.



ALL Hosts, Speakers, Panel Members and Attendees will be asked to cover out of pocket workshop costs such as conference room costs, food (Social Reception plus First Day breakfast/lunch/dinner plus Second Day breakfast/lunch plus 4 Breaks), Presentation materials, audio/visual costs, etc.


We estimate that these costs will be $ 949 (USD) per person. (For IWPC Members, only.)


ALL Hosts, Speakers, Panel Members and Attendees will be asked to pay this fee in advance with either Visa, Mastercard, American Express, cash, personal check or business check.


Make checks payable to IWPC.



Hilton Newark Airport Hotel

1170 Spring Street

Elizabeth, NJ  07201

Phone: 1-908-351-3900


Please contact the hotel directly for reservations. Mention the IWPC room block rate of $159.00 USD single occupancy.  If making reservations on-line please enter group/convention code IWP.


Cut-off date for reservations is November 21, 2011. After that date rooms cannot be guaranteed at the IWPC rate.


TRAVEL OPTIONS FROM AIRPORT TO HOTEL:  The hotel is at the Newark Airport. 




A Computer Projector will be available for the speakers.

In addition, we audiotape all presentations and the interactive discussions. Post workshop, presentations are made available to IWPC Members on the IWPC WEB site, along with “movies” of all presentations and panel sessions.



Business cards will be collected at the door from all attendees. We will make copies of these cards, which will be available to all who provided a business card.



Business casual suggested. No ties, please !!



IWPC prepares a memory stick with ALL presentation materials delivered to the IWPC on or before the deadline.


For ALL IWPC members:

All IWPC members are invited to submit materials to include on this memory stick. These pages should NOT BE SALES MATERIALS. Rather, we suggest it contain technical information about your technology as it relates to the workshop topics.

For all companies who will be making a presentation at the Workshop:

You are invited to submit an advance copy of your presentation, complete with graphics and illustrations.

These materials will be handed out at the workshop and included in the IWPC Web site.

Please submit these materials either by email, as a Word for Windows file, Power Point files or PDF files.


Please use this FREE FTP site to send electronic materials (any size file):




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