5G New Radio Evolution
Towards 2020

Consideration for the overall 5G radio access network design and technical enablers needed for efficient integration and use of the various 5G technologies and components being developed. Exploring 5G collaboration frameworks, timeframe acceleration and innovation


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In Conjunction with:


May 23-25, 2017


Melia Madrid Princesa

Madrid, Spain



Limited to 100 seats

First Registered, First Served!

Attendance open to all IWPC Members


As 4G evolves through LTE-Advanced and LTE-Pro to deliver enhanced performance for cellular networks, we consider what a new radio promises and examine the drivers for 5G. This workshop will assess vertical market needs, RAN slicing architectures, timing for standardization, 3GPP work items and new interfaces, including waveforms, channel coding and multiple access schemes. Consideration for the overall 5G radio access network design and technical enablers needed for an efficient integration and use of the various 5G technologies and components currently being developed. Exploring 5G collaboration frameworks and evaluation of 5G radio access network concepts, regulatory challenges and standardization.

Workshop Goals

  • Which frequency bands will be considered for global scale and roaming?
  • How will future bandwidth requirements evolve?
  • How do new waveforms, channel coding and multiple access schemes perform?
  • What will be required of Backhaul, Fronthaul and "Midhaul" to support 5G?
  • How will SON Evolve and network automation be implemented?
  • How will massive machine connection demands impact or compliment 5G?


May 23



Afternoon Tour and Demonstration at Telefonica HQ



15:00-15:30 Registration at Hotel Melia Princesa

15:30-16:15 Transport to Telefonica Demo center

16:30-17:15 Telefonica - "5G Race Car Demo"

17:15-18:00 METIS II Demo on 5G Network Visualization

18:00-18:45 Transport to Hotel Melia Princesa


IMPORTANT: In order to access Telefónica demo Center, attending persons should provide a week in advance their details (Company, first name, surname, ID card or passport number and email). The final cut-off date for set up the attendance list will be May 18th

Registration at hotel

Telefonica "5G Race Car"



limited to 40 persons, first come, first served!


Evening Reception & Registration


At Hotel

May 24




Registration and Coffee




Welcome and Introductions




Opening Remarks and Keynote

  • Perspective towards 5G deployment
  • New services as the core driver for 5G
  • Network efficiency improvements expected for 5G
  • Business drivers for timely deployment of 5G networks

5G Evolution from MNO Point of View, Telefónica & METIS II vision


Network Expert



Networking Break



5G Roadmap from Standards to Market

  • Demands beyond eMBB use-cases
  • New Requirements from vertical services
  • RAN “softwarization” and expected benefits
  • 5G Trial updates

Evolution of the Mobile Core for Low Power IoTs and Device to Device Communication


Network Architect



Vodafone perspectives on some open issues in 5G standards


Radio System Standardisation/Design



Networking Lunch



5G Trends and Future Mobile Evolution


  • Evolution in 3GPP standardization towards 5G
  • Standardization timeline
  • RAN WGs SoTA
  • Rel-14 Technical Reports outcomes
  • Relevant working agreements
  • Overview of 5G activities in Japan
  • Highlights of enabling RAN technologies
  • C-RAN and Massive MIMO for sub -6GHz and the mmwave spectrum
  • How are industry strategic business objectives transformed into technical solutions in areas such as architecture evolution from 4G (EPC/LTE) to 5G (5GCN/NR)?
  • Deployment scenarios
  • Network slicing
  • QoS modelling

3GPP RAN4 Standardization Review: Spectrum Arrangements for 5G NR


Standardization Expert




5G Ready Enablers for Commercials


Director, 5G Research & Collaboration





RAN Enabling Technologies and Trials


Chief Engineer




Networking Break 




Network Slicing and RAN Evolution and Architecture

  • New protocol architecture
  • RAN-CN functional split
  • Network management
  • E2E QoS management
  • HetNet Deployments
  • Scalability for ultra dense deployments

5G RAN Architecture: From Vision to Reality


Research Manager





5G Air Interfaces - Evolution or Revolution

  • LTE-A integration in NR AI
  • Evaluation and 4G /5G benchmarking
  • PHy layer for new radio beyond eMBB
  • New waveforms
  • PHy layer for new radio beyond eMBBNew waveforms
  • Channel Coding

Pointing 5G in the Right Direction


Lead Technologist




End of Day Panel






Networking Dinner - Bodega De Los Secretos

Bus provided to/from hotel/restaurant - bus to depart hotel at 19:30

May 25




Morning Coffee




5G Trends and Future Mobile Evolution, continued


5G Architecture Evolution


Project Manager R&D




Backhaul / Fronthaul Impact

  • Connectivity requirements for new RAN architectures
  • Heterogeneous Wireless Networks with Millimeter-Wave
  • Small Cell Access and Backhauling
  • Multiplexing gain in converged Midhaul architecture
  • Instrumentation of the 5G Network Slices

5G Functional Split & Fronthaul


Wireless System Engineering




xHaul QoS Validation and Assurance, Multi-Slice SLA Control


Wireless Advisor CTO Office





Networking Break




  • SON in C-RAN era
  • Managing and monetizing QoS in 4G and 5G networks
  • Unplug and play: self-deployment and self-optimization small cells
  • Network Slicing pilot experience from commerical 4G networks
  • Network slicing technology
  • Verticals and piloted use cases
  • Impact to business model
  • Innovative access and mobility procedures
  • Control plane / User Plane split
  • Dynamic QoS on RAN
  • Radio Resources management coordination


Accelerating 5G Evolution with SON


Director of Engineering



Delivering Dynamic Network Slices on Mobile Networks


Founder and CTO 





Networking Lunch




Component Design for 5G

  • User equipment antenna design in the multi band era
  • RF components for low cost short range nodes
  • Combined RF & Antenna for future massive MIMO
  • Antenna Evolution toward 5G & LTE Co-siting
  • Current roadblocks for Massive MIMO deployment
  • RF components performance for Massive MIMO
  • RF components for low cost access points


RF Technology for 5G Radio Base Stations







5G NR: Overcoming Design Challenges


Director/Communication Business 





Small Form Factor BAW Filter Technology Enabling 5G RAN Architecture


VP of Business Development



Networking Break



QoE Assurance Procedures


  • How to evaluate 5G Network Performance


The role of beamforming in 5G and how to test it


VP, Business Development 




Frequency Bands and Bandwidth for 5G
  • From WRC to Market
  • Access regimes
  • What to refarm?




Towards the Integration of Millimeter Wave Backhaul & Access Points in Future 5G HetNet: Stakes, Challenges, and Key Enabling Technologies


Project Manager 




Closing Panel - NR Evolution - What to Expect, When?


  • Key Take Aways
  • Actions needed to progress

Host, invited operators and members

19:00 Dinner (Dutch*)
* = in this context, Dutch is a term which means that each person will be responsible for their own dinner costs.
For those who desire to join us, we get together to enjoy good friends, good food and good wine.


  1. What is the deadline for presentation/handout materials?
  2. What can I do to prepare for speaking an at 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, May 12, 2017.

  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:

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  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 $999 (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?

    Melia Madrid Princesa
    Calle de la Princesa, 27
    Madrid, Spain 28008
    Phone: (34)915418200
    Hotel Website

    The IWPC room block rate is 176 Euros.

    The cut-off date for reservations is Thursday, May 4, 2017. After that date, rooms cannot be guaranteed at the IWPC rate. You can make your reservations on-line at:


  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: 5G Smartphone Architectures
    • Click on Submit Presentation Proposal. Complete the form and attach your presentation.
    • Once we receive your presentation we will send an email confirmation.