Fourth Annual Brooklyn 5G Summit Will Be a Show-and-Tell by Leading Operators, Researchers and Startups

Attendees of an earlier Brooklyn 5G Summit examine NYU WIRELESS mmWave channel-sounding equipment.

In 2017, the next generation of wireless communications will take a giant step forward. Promising warp-speed networks (above 10 gigabits per second), super-low latency and all varieties of massive broadband applications, 5G will spur growth in IT, automotive, entertainment, agriculture, Internet-of-Things (IoT) and manufacturing and revolutionize — once again — how people and machines communicate.

But how close is 5G to commercial reality? Global industry leaders and some of the most influential researchers in wireless will explore that question April 19-21 at the Fourth Annual Brooklyn 5G Summit, co-hosted by Nokia and NYU WIRELESS.

Over the past year NYU WIRELESS, a leader in research on millimeter-wave (mmWave) bandwidth transmissions, has done its own groundbreaking work on 5G. The team, led by Founding Director of NYU WIRELESS and Ernst Weber/David Lee Professor of Electrical Engineering at NYU Tandon Theodore (Ted) S. Rappaport and Director of NYU WIRELESS and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Sundeep Rangan, proved, among other things, that mmWave, promising up to 40 times today’s data transmission rates, is viable in both rural and urban settings.

At the Summit, NYU WIRELESS will demonstrate the latest tools for designing 5G systems, including its widely-used channel simulator (with more than 7,000 downloads to date), real-time array channel emulator and an open-source end-to-end network simulation platform, as well as phased-array antenna systems and VR prototyping systems.

Presenters, many of them NYU WIRELESS industry partners, will have a lot to talk about. Companies like AT&T, Verizon, Japan’s DoCoMo and Korea Telecom will discuss the state of their technology and trials.

  • Nokia will showcase 5G experiences for events, for industry and for the home.
  • Verizon this month will begin rolling 5G pre-commercial services in 11 U.S. cities.
  • AT&T is currently testing its revolutionary Project AirGig power line mounted dielectric plastic antennas, and earlier this year the company completed fixed wireless tests with its Internet TV streaming service, DIRECTV NOW, part of its 5G Evolution program.
  • Next year Korea Telecom deploys the world’s first fully 5G network for the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. This year the company revealed its Sync View 360-degree Live Broadcast VR Omni-View that it is developing for the Games.

Speakers include:

  • Kenneth C. Budka, Senior Partner, Nokia Bell Labs Consulting
  • Durga Malladi, Senior Vice President, Qualcomm
  • Seizo Onoe, Chief Technology Officer, NTT DoCoMo
  • Dave Wolter, Assistant Vice President of Radio Technology and Architecture, AT&T
  • Henning Schulzrinne, Chief Technology Officer, the FCC
  • Hongbeom Jeon, Vice President, Korea Telecom
  • Ken Stewart, Senior Fellow, Intel
  • Lauri Oksanen, Vice President of Research and Technology, Nokia Networks

An exhibition of technology from partners and others includes presentations by startup companies in 5G and IoT that are designing wireless communications platforms for vehicle-to-vehicle communication, phased array antennas for 5G, Massive-MIMO technology and modem technology for 5G mmWave applications.

The exhibition includes a display of the very first wireless cybersecurity system: the Enigma cipher machine, used in WWII to encode radio transmissions to submarines and ships, a system ultimately hacked by Alan Turing’s decryption device, the first computer.

The summit will be carried via Live Stream. To watch, register at: https://ieeetv.ieee.org/live_event/5G-2017