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5G Workshop, Rome 2016

5G Workshop, Rome 2016

At the plenary in Rome in September 2016, outgoing chair Alan Law of Vodafone and chair-elect David Orloff of AT&T hosted a 5G workshop. A series of presentations from operators and vendors, and inputs from the audience, helped validate the Forum’s approach to 5G migration, and add some new ideas too.

Key messages from the workshop included the importance of a flexible platform which can support a wide range of use cases – some of those highlighted included AT&T’s plans for high speed fixed wireless, and by contrast, a presentation from Cisco on ultra-low latency smart factory networks.

The flexibility also applies to underlying technologies and migration paths. Several participants pointed to the long life which is expected for LTE, and the need for 4G and 5G to coexist so that operators can adopt new technologies at a time to suit their business model. The stars may have to align to support full 5G adoption, as highlighted in a session from Parallel Wireless looking at flexible backhaul options, but MNOs may want to adopt technologies like virtualization at the 4G stage.

All the presentations can be found below

We will be hosting another 5G workshop on Monday 31 October as part of Small Cells Americas to help the industry demonstrate the relationship between 5G and small cells. If you’d like to take part, please get in touch.

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5G Workshop: setting the scene

Rethink Technology Research: 5G Workshop: setting the scene

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The Road to 5G

AT&T: The Road to 5G

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Everything you need to know about 5G architecture in around 300 seconds…

Huawei: Everything you need to know about 5G architecture in around 300 seconds…

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5G Small Cell Slicing and Dicing for Ultra Reliable and Low Latency Communications

Cisco: 5G Small Cell Slicing and Dicing for Ultra Reliable and Low Latency Communications

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Precise Timing and 5G

Microsemi: Precise Timing & 5G

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Self-Backhauling

Parallel Wireless: Self-Backhauling

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mmWaves for Small Cells

Ericsson: mmWaves for Small Cells

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Small Cell 5G Use Case

Nokia: Small Cell 5G Use Case

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Enterprise Foundations in 5G

SpiderCloud Wireless: Enterprise Foundations in 5G

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