April 28-29, 2016


JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul

279, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jongno-gu
Seoul 110-125, Korea



Limited to 100 seats

First Registered, First Served!

Attendance open All IWPC Members


In preparation for delivery of 5G services for the 2018 Winter Olympics, KT Telecom will host IWPC members in Seoul to explore innovation and advances in network infrastructure and user equipment. Specific use cases are emerging as candidates for early prioritization, including enhanced mobile broadband, massive machine type communications and ultra-reliable/low latency communications. As standards for 5G will be in the melting pot for some time, this workshop will provide an opportunity to assess initial technology drivers as well as maturity and timing of prospective 5G technology.

Workshop Goals

  • Assess the impact 5G will have on mobile user equipment and future 5G smartphones
  • Explore early “pre-standards” 5G plans, opportunities and implementation challenges
  • Understand how 5G device RF Front Ends will need to be architected to support LTE
  • Understand testing and performance challenges for future multimode, multiband devices
  • Understand the maturity of components required to support 2018 trials towards 2020?


DAY 1, April 28




Welcome and Introductions

  • Each person will be asked to introduce him/herself and show how they can contribute to this process



Keynote - 5G End-to End Perspective and Impact on User Equipment

  • Assessing UE requirements for pre-standards trials



5G Mobile Communications - Key Enabling Technologies and UE Development


Principal Engineer


10:30 Networking Break

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Service Provider requirements and demands

  • How does the industry specify UE performance?
  • Exploring UE development priorities.
  • UE complexity challenges, power consumption, size, thermal loading, etc.
  • Silicon technologies for mmWave 5G Handsets
  • Possible architecture and integration scenarios for mmWave FEM & Transceiver
  • Challenges from technology & device point of view
  • Different silicon technologies as potential candidates for mmWave 5G - pros and cons
  • Exploring examples for each of the technology candidates
  • Processing power of processors projected in 2020 will be enough to handle 5G data rate in the order of tens of Gbps?
  • What technologies beside Beamforming need to be introduced to combat poor radio characteristics in mmWave band?

UE Evolution from 4G+ to 5G


R&D Manager of Product R&D Division




Mobile Operator Perspective


Principal Engineer,
Network Evolution and Strategy




Networking Lunch


13:30 Technology Enablers
  • What are the key technologies to enable 5G in User Equipment?
    • More processing power?
    • Massive MIMO with beamforming?
    • New higher spectrum

UE Development Priorities - Understanding Operator Requirements, Performance Demands


Technical Manager




Technology Enablers (mmWave Opportunities and Challenges)

  • Extension of higher power UE into the TDD bands
  • Front-end linearity requirements for new physical layer waveform modulation formats
  • Large bandwidth and difficult coexistence management in small cell environments
  • Application of Tx Diversity (in addition to UL-MIMO) to manage cell edge performance and improve SAR performance
  • Practical radiated testing and specification of UEs with many active antennas to overcome clear challenges of mmWave frequencies in low cost UEs
  • Assessing sub 6GHz switches, couplers, antenna tuners
  • Assessing mmWave process and packaging innovation and state-of-the-art technologies
  • Relevant and critical parameters for generating and analysing higher frequencies and higher bandwidth
  • Propagation characteristics of higher frequencies
  • What key parameters to be analysed and which focus should be set?
  • 5G Trial Device Design 5G Modulation candidates: APSK v FQAM v WAM v OTFS:
  • Opportunities, Challenges and Trade-offs
    • APSK (Amplitude & Phase Shift Keying)
    • FQAM (Frequency and Quadrature Amplitude Modulation)
    • WAM (Wave Modulation)
  • OTFS (Orthogonal Time Frequency and Space)
  • mmMagic Project Results

High Frequency, High Bandwidth, Signal Generation & Analysis


Technology Marketing Manager



Analysis of Recent mmWave Channel Sounding Measurements - Implications on UE Design, Performance and Testing






15:30 Networking Break  
16:10 Technology Enablers (continued)
  • User Equipment Requirements
  • 5G implication on handset designs
    • # of antennas
    • Integration in 4G legacy chipsets
    • Additional filtering requirements
  • What will be delivered for 2018 Olympics and 2020 in Japan?
    • Which bands, systems, proprietary or standards based?
  • Which mmWave bands will be needed, when?
  • Will UEs be 5G only or can a multiband device be supported?
  • Designing a New Unified Air Interface
  • New RATs are not yet defined in 3GPP - which candidates will make it?

Assessing Classical PA Implementation Impact on 5G Candidate Modulations


Director, System Engineering




End of Day Panel

  • What will a 5G UE look like?
  • RF Front End Architectures
  • Opportunities, Challenges, Trade-offs


Host, invited service providers, OEMs and technology vendors










Networking Dinner  - Samcheonggak

Bus to Depart from Hotel
at 18:15

DAY 2, April 29



Enhancing UE RF Performance - Antennas
  • 4G Multiband evolution towards 5G
  • 4x4 MIMO are already a challenge for 4G UE’s, as well as Low band and Low band CA
  • If UE’s already have 5 antennas, how can additional 5G antennas be added?
  • Need change to design to support beam forming
  • 5G UE Antenna requirements
  • 4x4 MIMO

Beam Steering Technique for Improved Antenna System Performance in Mobile Applications


Chief Scientist



Multi-mode, Multi-band 5G Antenna Challenges


Research Manager



4.5/5G Antenna Technology





11:00 Networking Break  



Technology Enablers (continued)

  • How can equipment vendors meet demanding Front End Module (FEM) requirements?
  • Can RF-SOI serve LTE linearity switch requirements toward 5G?
  • Considering further integration options
  • Challenges and opportunities for 5G at mmW
  • Can new engineering substrates bypass limitations of current technologies?
  • Considerations beyond 45nm
  • Exploring future materials options - beyond Indium Phosphide and Gallium Nitride base engineering substrates

Silicon on Insulator and New Engineering Substrates for 5G


Business Development Manager



RF Front End – Open Questions - Technology Suppliers Perspective


Principal Engineer



Closing Discussion

  • Key Take-aways
  • Hosts closing remarks
  • Adjourn

Host, invited service providers, OEMs and technology Enablers





  • Asus
  • Hi-Silicon
  • Intel
  • Lenovo
  • LG Electronics
  • Qualcomm
  • Sony
  • ZTE




Networking Lunch


  1. What is the deadline for presentation/handout materials?
  2. What can I do to prepare for speaking at an IWPC workshop?
  3. Who are the attendees?
  4. What are the costs/registrations fees?
  5. Hotel information?
  6. What are the travel options from the airport to the hotel?
  7. Are there any audiovisual requirements?
  8. Will business cards be collected?
  9. What is the dress code?
  10. How will handout materials be provided?
  1. What is the deadline for presentation/handout materials?

    Deadline for electronic version of presentation/handout materials: Friday, April 15th.

  2. What can I do to prepare for speaking an at IWPC workshop?

    Click on the link below for a short video guide regarding preparing for and improving your IWPC presentation:

    Video: IWPC Speaker Guidelines

  3. Who are the attendees?
    • 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.
  4. What are the costs/registrations fees?

    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 Breaks), audio/visual costs, etc.

    These costs will be $1,166.00 (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.

  5. Hotel information?

    JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul
    279, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jongno-gu
    Seoul 110-125, Korea
    Phone: +82 2 2276 3000
    The IWPC room block rate 220.000 KRW. The cut-off date for reservations is Thursday, March 31th. After that date, rooms cannot be guaranteed at the IWPC rate. Hotel reservations can also be made on-line:  Book Your Group Rate for IWPC.

  6. What are the travel options from the airport to the hotel?

    Directions and transportation options will be posted as soon as possible.

  7. Are there any audiovisual requirements?

    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 “recordings” of all presentations and panel sessions.

  8. Will business cards be collected?

    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.

  9. What is the dress code?

    Business casual suggested. No ties, please!

  10. How will handout materials be provided?

    For ALL IWPC members:

    All IWPC members are invited to submit materials to be included in the online workshop folder in the IWPC Research Library. This 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 included on the IWPC website Research Library.

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


    • Go to www.iwpc.org
    • Click on IWPC Activities Tab
    • Under Workshops: Radio Access Networks Active Antenna Evolution
    • Click on Submit Presentation Proposal. Complete the form and attach your presentation.
    • Once we receive your presentation we will send an email confirmation.