mmWave Market Opportunities

Assessing Fact versus Fiction – Understanding bandwidth opportunities and propagation challenges - Addressing LTE and 5G co-existence, RFFE and Antenna Challenges - Exploring LTE and NR Dual Connectivity

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October 2-4, 2019


Omni Austin Downtown

Austin, TX USA



Limited to 100 seats

First Registered, First Served!

Attendance open to all IWPC Members


According to recent analyst reports, the millimeter-wave market for RF front end components will grow to more than $1B by 2024, driven by smartphones, hotspots, and fixed customer premises equipment, as well as other markets including aerospace, satellite and automotive markets? Propagation characteristics of licensed bands below 6 GHz are obviously favored compared to mmWave, however, as these bands are used up, mobile operators start to look to mmWave spectrum as an opportunity to get significant bandwidth. In the USA, wide blocks of C-Band spectrum are not available so mobile operators have invested heavily in 28 and 39 GHz mmWave bands. Many RF engineers have reasonable doubts about using mmWave radio links in a mobile environment, where narrow mmWave beams are seriously impacted by UE movement and clutter, however, using the 5G mmWave link along with an LTE carrier at 1 to 2 GHz offers a more reliable connection and the mmWave link can come into play when it is available to download or upload large amounts of data.

Workshop Goals

This Workshop will explore how 5G will drive new technology innovation and consider if mmWave can move from fixed wireless use-cases and niche islands of ultra-high speed connectivity to mass infrastructure deployment.

  • Can acceptable handovers in a mobile 5G mmWave network be achieved?
  • Will 5G mmWave always require an LTE or 5GNR sub 6GHz carrier as the primary link?
  • What will mmWave base stations and antennas look like and how will lower PA efficiency and thermal management be achieved?
  • What are the interference challenges and how will this be mitigated?


October 2


7:00 PM

Evening Reception & Registration

At Hotel

October 3


7:00 AM


8:00 AM

Welcome and Introductions





Host Introduction and Keynote

  • Considering 39GHz build out opportunities and challenges
  • Understanding real world propagation challenges
  • Addressing new vertical sectors
  • Architectural concepts "RAN+"
  • Assessing indoor use-cases, propagation and systems
  • Integration with non-licensed bands
  • Exploring new business models and partnerships
  • Digital beamforming and MIMO
  • Filtering and protection of satellite systems


 Keynote Presentation


AVP, Radio Tech. & Strategy

10:00 AM

Networking Break


10:40 AM

5G Millimeter Wave Frequencies and Mobile Networks

A Technology Whitepaper on Key Features and Challenges


Director, Mobile System & and Devices and Technology Development Strategist


12:00 Noon

Networking Lunch


1:00 PM

5G Millimeter Wave Frequencies and Mobile Networks, continued

mmWave coverage, including propagation challenges


Director, Propagation Software & Government Services



1:30 PM

OEM and System Vendor Perspectives

  • Commercial rollout plans and operational filed RF testing mmWave use cases and applications observations...
  • Exploring "hype vs. reality" for mmWave, and update on status of mmWave rollouts
  • Future mmWave applications and their market opportunities
  • mmWave use-cases and applications
    • Integrated Access and backhaul (IAB)
    • Fixed Wireless
    • URLCC Vertical Focus
    • Industrial Automation
    • Medical
    • Autonomous Vehicles
  • 5G mmWave market current status and opportunities
  • Fixed wireless access challenges and opportunities
  • Meeting mobile operator requirements
  • Delivering use cases for service providers

5G mmWave for Transport Applications





Case Studies for mmWave


Director, Business Development


 In-Building 5G mmWave



3:00 PM

Networking Break


3:30 PM

Technology Enablers

  • mmWave innovative functions, and ensuring global regulatory freedom to innovate
  • Use Cases introduced and planned in future for 5G mmWave
  • Protection of Earth exploration-satellite service (EESS) from IMT
  • Meeting Emission Guidelines

PA Technology and Architectures for mmWave


Sr. Director, RF Systems



Solving for 5G Coverage Challenges at mmWave







5:30 PM



7:00 PM

Networking Dinner at Stiles Switch BBQ



October 4


7:00 AM



8:00 AM

Technology Enablers, continued

  • mmWave applications in Fixed Wireless Access, Industry 4.0 and Transport
  • 5G mmWave and 60GHz WiGig mmWave for Industry 4.0 and Private/Campus Networks applications
  • Will mmWave become important in Industry 4.0 applications or will 5G sub6 prevail?
  • If mmWave will play a role, when will we see first devices and first deployments in industrial private networks?
  • Timing and requirements for mmWave deployments
  • Market opportunities including use cases, infra, CPE and UE applications
  • Hardware requirements and roll-out dates
  • Security for Networks
  • mmWave site architecture
  • New silicon processes, new applications in mmWave
  • Modules for mmWave, handhelds, IoT, etc.
  • Hardware architecture and key electrical specs of each application
  • Challenges with signal attenuation at mmWave related to components and packaging
  • mmWave IC designs
  • RF filtering at mmWave
  • Capacity as man driver of mmWave requirements
  • How can 5G mmWave cost more closely resemble WiFi?
  • Impact of semiconductor foundation on system economics
  • Efficient use of backhaul transport resources
  • Advances with beam management, MU-MIMO, and IAB
  • Extending open interfaces to mmWave channels

Technology Readiness, Testing and Packaging for mmWave 5G


Director, RF Business Development & RF Turnkey Deputy Director



Ensuring Financial Success with mmWave Deployments




mmWave Hype vs. Reality


PM, mmWave Development



Practical aspects of RF filtering


Senior Technical Marketing Manager

10:00 AM

Networking Break


10:30 AM

Technology Enablers, continued

  • 5G licensed and unlicensed perspectives
  • How will new mmWave technology enable commercial success of new use-cases?
  • Practical aspects of RF filtering >7GHz (FR2 and future Rel 16 bands)
  • Closer look at some of the EESS driven requirements and what that means for filter technology
  • Closer look at manufacturing tolerance impact on some of these requirements
  • Harmonization of 28GHz band even though ITU has not accepted this as a 5G band
  • Automotive mmWave connectivity challenges and opportunities
  • Introduction of Gradient Index Devices
  • 3D Printed Luneburg Lenses and Other Devices for Millimeter Wave Applications
  • Light-Weight Luneburg Lenses for Sub-6 GHz Applications
  • Experimental Verification and Measurement Results
  • Emerging needs and use cases for mmWave frequency coverage
  • Market segments in 5G mmWave
  • Infrastructure (Different RF power requirements, antenna configurations, size and dc power)
  • Client side (CPE, repeaters, MiFi, UE)
  • Antenna Systems Approaches
  • Architecture, chip partitioning, thermal, out of band emissions, etc.
  • Radio level integration and enhancements
  • What to expect in the next few years
  • Solving the mmWave design challenges
  • Antenna technology - for communications and also mmWave sensing technology
  • Form factor of mmWave radios/antennas
  • Large MIMO antenna challenges
  • mmWave phased arrays for 5G (fixed and mobile use cases)
  • mmWave Base Station deployment strategies
  • How do we make mmWave as ubiquitous as possible (outdoors and indoors)?
  • mmWave market opportunities and timelines for different countries/regions
  • Market analysis for base-stations, UE's/CPE?
  • LTE and 5G co-existence and strategies
  • Basestation requirements such as EIRP, Bandwidth, Beamwidth, etc.
  • mmWave and mid band indoor coverage
  • Mobility vs. FWA coverage with mmWave
  • Sub 6GHz vs. mmWave - densifying for capacity or coverage
  • Understanding the mmWave business case
  • Solidifying 5G rollout strategies

5G mmWave Use-Cases and its Implications on mmWave Antenna System Implementation Trade-offs


VP, Product Development


Key Technologies for making Gbps Capacity a Reality


Senior Director, Product Management



Novel Luneburg Lenses for 5G Wireless Communication


President and CTO






12:00 Noon

Networking Lunch


1:00 PM

Technology Enablers, continued

  • Deployment of mmWave and troubleshooting
  • Deployments, propagation tools and data sets used
  • mmWave propagation test results
  • mmWave application testing
  • Network Testing (Drive and Walk Test) for mmWave
  • mmWaves opportunities and challenges
  • Exploring indoor usage of 5G
  • Engineering simulation to support
    • Multi-target tracking
    • Optimization of micro-cells
    • Impact on link budgets due to thermal effects
    • Co-site interference

Lessons Learned - Measuring Coverage and Performance of 5G NR Networks Deployed at mmWave Frequencies


Technology Manager, Wireless



Designing Wireless Systems in the Era of mmWaves


Application Engineering Manager


2:30 PM

Closing Discussion


3:00 PM




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

    Deadline for electronic version of presentation/handout materials: Monday, September 23, 2019

  2. 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.
  3. 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 $965 (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.

  4. Hotel information?

    Omni Austin Downtown
    700 San Jacinto at 8th Street
    Austin, TX 78701
    Phone: +1 (512) 476-3700
    Hotel Website

    The IWPC room block rate is $259/night. The deadline for hotel reservations is Monday, September 9, 2019. After that date, rooms cannot be guaranteed at the IWPC rate. You can make your reservations at Book your group rate for IWPC Austin 2019.

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. What is the dress code?

    Business casual suggested. No ties, please!

  9. 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
    • Click on IWPC Activities Tab
    • Under Workshop: mmWave Market Oppotunities
    • Click on Submit Presentation Proposal. Complete the form and attach your presentation.
    • Once we receive your presentation we will send an email confirmation.