Ericsson hosts speakers from NASA Jet Propulsion Lab and ITU at Global Microwave Meeting

Third annual event tackles the challenges of wireless networking on the road to 5G, spurred by growth in Internet of Things (IoT). Led by speakers from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, ITU, Dell’Oro Group, industry and academia, sessions will fuel creativity, enabling participants to explore the impact of 5G evolution and new IoT use cases. Global Microwave Meeting takes place May 31 - June 1, 2016 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

In the third annual Global Microwave Meeting, hosted by Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), experts from the private and public sector, including NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and ITU, will discuss the critical role and technical evolution of microwave networks – including microwave (MW), millimeter-wave (MMW), and submillimeter-wave (SMMW) spectrum – as we look towards the next generation of mobile networking, known as 5G, and beyond.

Microwave backhaul and transmission on the road to 5G

Jimmy Yu, Vice President, Microwave Transmission and Optical Transport Market Research, Dell’Oro Group, says: “As the industry focusses on expanding microwave transmission capacity, utilizing new spectrum allocations, and reducing installation times, ultra-high capacity microwave systems can play an increasingly important role in facilitating the rapid expansion of today’s LTE and future 5G networks.

“At the same time, in private enterprise campus networks, microwave’s ability to support up to 10 Gbps transmission capacity, combined with its relatively fast, non-disruptive deployment provides a compelling alternative to fiber, or a complement to fiber for business-critical resiliency.”

Mr. Yu will join speakers from NASA JPL, ITU, industry and academia at the Global Microwave Meeting, including:

  • Dr. Imran Mehdi, Senior Research Scientist, Submillimeter-Wave Advanced Technology (SWAT) Team, NASA: As part of NASA’s JPL, Dr. Mehdi’s research is focused on developing submillimeter-wave technology for future planetary and astrophysics missions. JPL is the leading U.S. center for robotic exploration of the solar system.
  • Mr. Alberto Méndez, Chief, Terrestrial Services Department, Radiocommunication Sector, International Telecommunications Union (ITU): ITU Radiocommunication sector (ITU-R) is the global forum on the evolution of radio technologies and uses where spectrum allocations and provisions necessary to this evolution are decided. ITU-R hosts the World Radiocommunication Conference, a four-week global symposium with the role of updating the international regulations on the use of spectrum.

Microwave research drives new solutions

Karolina Wikander, Head of Microwave Networks, Business Unit Radio at Ericsson says: “Like the Internet itself, microwave technology was first applied and developed in government research and defense initiatives. They have each evolved beyond their military roots to become key components of today’s Networked Society, supporting both people and industry.

“As microwave industry leaders in our own right, Ericsson is proud to host this gathering of world leading engineers and technologists focused on microwave research, development and standardization. In its first two years, Global Microwave Meeting has fostered an environment of innovative out-of-the-box thinking and our speaker lineup for this third annual event clearly builds on that momentum.”

Global Microwave Meeting is an invitation-only event, encouraging participants and presenters to freely share and discuss their latest ideas, research and theories in the areas of microwave technology, research and regulation. In addition to technical deep-dives and market forecasts, this year’s meeting will include a timely focus on the impact of 5G evolution and new IoT use cases, and outcomes from the World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) held in November, 2015.

Global Microwave Meeting takes place May 31 - June 1, 2016 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Arun Bansal

Arun Bansal, SVP and Head of Business Unit Radio at Ericsson welcomes microwave industry experts to last year’s Global Microwave Meeting.

Karolina Wikander

Karolina Wikander, Head of Microwave Networks, Business Unit Radio at Ericsson host the third annual Global Microwave Meeting with speakers from NASA, ITU and Dell’Oro

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