Dr. Seizo Onoe
CTO and EVP, NTT DOCOMO, INC.
“Deployment Realities of 5G“
Abstract: 5G is stimulating our imagination and expectations for a new world that it may bring about by the year 2020. 5G is aimed at meeting a wide range of requirements such as further enhanced mobile broadband, massive connections and extremely long battery life for IoT, and reliable critical communications with low latency. Furthermore, it is highly expected to invent new business models and ecosystems across the industries. 5G discussion is gathering momentum and so heated that it is becoming a sort of boom, which is sometimes generating unintended misconceptions and myths.
Today we as the whole industry are making various strong efforts for 5G, including accelerated standardization activities toward its early realization, forming of alliances, and experimental trials. In the talk, 5G technologies, schedule, lessons learnt from the past generations, and experimental trials and their results are discussed. The observed 5G myths are also described.
About Seizo Onoe
Seizo Onoe was named Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President and a Member of the Board of Directors in June 2012. Mr. Onoe became a Senior Vice President and General Manager of the R&D Strategy Department in June 2008. He was a Vice President and took positions as General Manager of the Radio Access Network related development departments from July 2002 to June 2008. He has been responsible for leading initiatives in the research and development of the analog cellular system, the digital cellular system, W-CDMA/ HSPA, LTE, LTE-Advanced and 5G. He is working on the research and development of radio access networks, core networks, consumer devices and cloud services. He has worked for NTT and NTT DOCOMO since 1982, acquiring more than 30 years of experience. Mr. Onoe has a master’s degree in electronics from the Kyoto University Graduate School of Engineering.
Prof. Gabriel M. Rebeiz
Distinguished Professor, University of California San Diego
“RFIC/Silicon-based Phased Arrays and Transceivers for 5G“
Abstract: The 5G standard promises a revolution in wireless data transfer with Gbps links over kilometers at millimeter-wave frequencies. This is possible using high-gain antenna arrays resulting in “directive communications” between the base-station and the user, either in a phased-array or in a MIMO configuration. A key challenge is the construction of low-cost phased-arrays and wideband transceivers at 20-60 GHz. Prof. Rebeiz will present the progression of phased-array systems from defense-oriented applications to becoming the cornerstone of commercial 5G systems, and the role of silicon RFICs and advanced packaging to making this happen.
About Gabriel M. Rebeiz
Gabriel M. Rebeiz is one of the fathers of silicon RFIC phased-arrays. Starting in 2001 with his work at Boeing and MACOM, Prof. Rebeiz has taken this technology from its infancy to fully-deployed SATCOM phased-arrays, 60 GHz base-station phased-arrays, automotive radar phased-arrays, and now, 28 GHz 5G systems operating. He holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and is currently the Wireless Communications Industry Chair Professor at UCSD. He has graduated 85 Ph.D. students and post-docs, has more than 650 IEEE publications, and has received the Microwave Prize twice, both on phased-array topics. In 2016, Prof. Rebeiz was elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his contribution to low-cost phased arrays.