6:30 - 7:00 PM Networking & Refreshments
Speaker: Francis Chow, VP & GM, Communications Business Unit, Altera
Bio: Francis Chow is the Vice President and General Manager of the Communications Business Unit at Altera, responsible for the wireline and wireless business. He has been at Altera for 10 years, and has previously held leadership roles in field applications engineering, business management and corporate development. Prior to Altera, Francis managed a chip design team at Texas Instruments focusing on DSL and VoIP chips. He has published and presented a number of papers in key conferences, such as IEEE ISSCC and IEEE GLOBECOM, and has a number of ITU standard contributions for DSL. He has 6 issued US patents. Francis holds an MBA and an MSEE from University of California at Berkeley, and a BSEE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Title: The Journey to 5G
As we move to 5G, it is very likely that there will be changes in deployment models, integration of multiple standards and usage scenarios. The deployment models have emerged with small cells and heterogeneous networks, but will be dramatically accelerated by new, virtualized deployment models. The path to full 5G feature set network is likely to generate a lot of optimized derivative LTE versions for various vertical markets, like LTE-A (Advanced), LTE-V (Vehicle), LTE-M (Machine), and LTE-U (Unlicensed). The enhancement of the existing LTE products to support LTE-x would highlight the flexibility and re-programmability requirement of the future LTE equipment.
Speaker: Joe Madden, Principal Analyst, Mobile Experts LLC
Bio: Joe Madden is Principal Analyst at Mobile Experts LLC. Mr. Madden provides market forecasts for small cell, DAS, and base station markets, with in-depth research down to the nitty gritty details of frequency bands and power levels.
Title: Re-use of the LTE Network in 5G: The Economic Case