Standards and Deployment 2019

Date: Tuesday October 1
Time: 11:00 – 18:00
Room: Conference Room 6



Keynote Speakers

Time Speaker
11:00 Federico Boccardi, Ofcom
11:30 Takehiro Nakamura, NTT DOCOMO, Japan
12:00 Peiying Zhu, 5G Wireless System Research
12:30 Andrea Calvi, Head of Technology Evolution and Innovation, Telecom Italia
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Kostas Chalkiotis, Deutsch Telekom, Germany
14:30 Amitava Ghosh, Nokia (Bell Labs U.S.)
15:00 Javan Erfanian, Bell Canada and NGMN 5G Initiative
15:30 Ashutosh Dutta, JHU/APL, IEEE Future Networks Co-Chair


Amitava Ghosh, Head, North America Radio Systems Research, Nokia Networks

Amitabha (Amitava) Ghosh joined Motorola in 1990 after receiving his Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University, Dallas. Since joining Motorola he worked on multiple wireless technologies starting from IS-95, cdma-2000, 1xEV-DV/1XTREME, 1xEV-DO, UMTS, HSPA, 802.16e/WiMAX/802.16m, Enhanced EDGE and 3GPP LTE.

Dr. Ghosh has 60 issued patents and numerous external and internal technical papers. Currently, he is Head, North America Radio Systems Research within the Technology and Innovation office of Nokia Networks. He is currently working on 3GPP LTE-Advanced and 5G technologies. His research interests are in the area of digital communications, signal processing and wireless communications. He is a Fellow of IEEE and co-author of the book titled “Essentials of LTE and LTE-A.”

Dr. Takehiro Nakamura

5G is now commercial phase globally and NTT DOCOMO launched 5G pre-commercial service on September 20, 2019 taking the opportunity of Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. Toward 5G commercial service introduction, NTT DOCOMO has conducted many trials with partners of variety of industries. Through the experience of the trials, issues of initial 5G have been identified. In this presentation, time plan and activities toward NTT DOCOMO 5G launch, the issues on initial 5G and further enhancements of 5G will be explained.

Dr. Peiying Zhu

Dr. Peiying Zhu is an Huawei Fellow and IEEE Fellow. She is currently leading 5G wireless system research in Huawei. The focus of her research is advanced wireless access technologies with more than 200 granted patents. She has been regularly giving talks and panel discussions on 5G vision and enabling technologies. She served as the guest editor for IEEE Signal processing magazine special issue on the 5G revolution and IEEE JSAC on Deployment Issues and Performance Challenges for 5G. She co-chaired various 5G workshops in IEEE GLOBECOM. She is actively involved in 3GPP and IEEE 802 standards development. She is currently a WiFi Alliance Board member.

Prior to joining Huawei in 2009, Peiying was a Nortel Fellow and Director of Advanced Wireless Access Technology in the Nortel Wireless Technology Lab. She led the team and pioneered research and prototyping on MIMO-OFDM and Multi-hop relay. Many of these technologies developed by the team have been adopted into LTE standards and 4G products.


Alex Gelman
NETovations Consulting Group
Javan Erfanian
Bell Canada and NGMN 5G Initiative

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