5G Network Architecture Evolution

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October 10-12, 2022


Sonesta Bee Cave Austin

Austin, Texas USA



Limited to 100 seats

First Registered, First Served!

Attendance open to all IWPC Members


What have we learnt from 5G deployments? Considering benefits of RAN virtualization, O-RAN near-Real Time RIC use cases, RAN architectures supporting new verticals, e.g. public and private MEC, etc.

Workshop Goals

    • Exploring RAN architectures and use cases for non-coherent and coherent multi-TRP techniques, 3GPP high-precision positioning architecture and use cases
    • Assessing V2X architecture and use cases in licensed and unlicensed band spectrum
    • Understanding use cases and network architectures to support Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles (UAV)
    • Considering new techniques being investigated and developed on the road to 6G.


October 10


7:00 pm

Evening Reception & Registration


October 11


7:00 am



8:00 AM

Welcome and Introductions






Host Introduction and Keynote






5G Network Architecture Evolution, Concepts and Direction


AVP - Radio Technology and Strategy,


5G Advanced and 6G Moving Forward

Director, Advanced Wireless Technology Group,



10:00 am

Networking Break

10:40 am

Neutral Host RAN architecture for the enterprise vertical


Systems Architecture Manager,

Crown Castle



RAN Virtualization:  Disaggregation of Software from Hardware, Specically for DU(Distributed Unit) and CU(Central Unit) Components



Head of Advanced RAN Architectures,





12:00 Noon

Networking Lunch


1:00 pm

Measurement Results for User-Level Radio Performance Using Remote Fronthaul Transport - Packetized and Fiber


Mobile Solutions PLM,




Passive-Active Antennas for Space-Challenged Sites


Engineering Fellow,


mm-Wave FDD Phased Arrays for Long Range High Mobility Communications


Associate Director,

Cambridge Consultants, Ltd.



3:00 pm

Networking Break


3:40 pm

Photonics-Aided D-MIMO RAN Architecture for Scalable mmWave Deployment


Chief Strategy Officer,

Phase Sensitive Innovations



Advancing 5G Energy Efficiency Through Integration


Portfolio Manager,

NXP Semiconductor



High Performance Drivers for 5G Macro Basestations


Principal Field Application Engineer,




5:40 pm

Day 1 Panel


6:00 pm



7:00 pm

Networking Dinner


Steiner Ranch Steakhouse

October 12


7:00 am


8:00 am

Leveraging AI/ML in RAN


Director AI/ML Strategy,


Enabling vRAN Networks

Global Enterprise Architect, RAN

Dell Technologies



5G Solution Blueprints and Deployment Architectures with Hyperscalers (AWS, AZURE and GCP) Lessons Learned

Senior Solution Architect &

Associate Principal Specialist Solution Architect,

Red Hati



10:00 AM

Networking Break


10:40 AM

Does your AI-enabled RIC do what you want? At what cost?


Advanced Wireless Solutions Marketing Manager,

Keysight Technologies



Optical and Wireless Convergence in Next Generation Networks


Director of Technical Solutions,


12:00 Noon

Networking Lunch


1:00 pm

Getting RAN in Sync with COTS HW & Open Source Software


Systems Architect - RAN & Mobile Infrastructure, CTO &

Chief Technologist - Telecom, Media & Entertainment EMEA,

Red Hat





Methods for Optimizing Beamforming


Advanced Product Development Specialist,





Hybrid-Board Materials for High Speed Networking


Principal Investigator, RF Applications,





3:00 pm

Networking Break

3:40 pm

Technologies & Solutions for 5G mmWave Small Cells, Pico Cells, Femto Cells (5G Infrastructure)


Program Manager, R&D,





Open RAN and How ADI Contributes to the 5G Network Evolution


Senior Strategic Business Development Manager,

Analog Devices


5:00 pm

Closing Discussion

Key Take-Aways


5:45 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:  October 3, 2022

  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 $1215 (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?

    Sonesta Bee Cave Austin
    12525 Bee Cave Parkway
    Austin, Texas USA, 78738
    Phone: +1-512-483-5900

    Hotel Website

    The IWPC room block rate is $199/night. The deadline for hotel reservations is Monday September 12, 2022. After that date, rooms cannot be guaranteed at the IWPC rate, you may want to call the hotel and try to get our rate.

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

    Uber, Lyft and Taxi

  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. What is the dress code?

    Business casual suggested. No ties, please!

  8. 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.  Please use PowerPoint 16:9 format and embed .mp4 videos if have them.  Please do not use .wmv, .avi or other video format, .mp4 only.  No proprietary markings please.  Do not include any pages or images that require going online or have security requirements.  Everything needs to be embedded in the file and unprotected.  The laptop that will display the presentations during the workshop is not connected to the internet so external links to YouTube or anywhere else will not work.  All content must run locally in PowerPoint.

    These materials will be included on the IWPC website Research Library for member access in PDF format.


    • Go to www.iwpc.org
    • Click on IWPC Activities Tab
    • Under Workshop: 5G Network Architecture Evolution?
    • Click on Submit Presentation Proposal. Complete the form and attach your presentation.
    • Once we receive your presentation we will send an email confirmation.