Gigabit Wireless Backhaul

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 at 6:30 PM

TI Auditorium


6:30 - 7:00 PM Networking & Refreshments
7:00 - 8:00 PM Talks
8:00 - 8:30 PM Panel Session
8:30 - 8:45 PM Speaker Appreciation & Adjournment

Organizer: Firouz Behnamfar

Speaker: Dr. Ali Sadri

Bio: Dr. Sadri is Sr. Director of mmWave and advanced technology at Intel corporation. After successfully leading the WiGig Alliance and creating the first commercialized 60 GHz wireless standard, Ali is extending the mmWave technology beyond WPAN. His current responsibilities include advanced technology development and prototyping of the future mmWave systems. Those systems include the next generation WiGig technology for access and backhaul as well as the next generation mmWave capable cellular systems (5G). Dr. Sadri has more than 25 years of experience in academia and industry starting with teaching at Duke University and working in engineering management at IBM leading the communications standards at ITU and TIA. His expertise are in Wireless Communications theory, channel modeling, power control, beamforming, and adaptive modulation techniques. He holds more than 100 issued and pending patent applications in communications and wireless technologies. Dr. Sadri has published numerous conference and journal articles and provided many key note speeches in the area of mmWave systems and challenges of enabling 5G network densification.

Title: Convergence of mmWave Backhaul and access to enable 5G densification

Abstract: Substantial effort has been focused in the industry on the 5G access technology to improve capacity, latency, throughput, scalability and quality of service. Access technology alone cannot significantly improve network capacity. Consequently, an end-to-end 5G access network need be augmented by flexible and high throughput backhaul and fronthaul network to enhance the overall system performance. As the data usage increases and lower frequency bands have been overly utilized, mmWave technology is considered a great candidate for both access and backhauling to increase network throughput and capacity, and lower interference. In this talk we will discuss the challenges of the next generation access and backhaul systems and introduce a flexible architecture for the mmWave systems for both access and backhaul.

Speaker: Dr. Steven Glapa

Bio: Steven Glapa, who leads UI development and marketing for Tarana, has 20 years of experience in Silicon Valley telecommunications innovation, with prior stints at Ruckus (where he led business and channel development that drove 10x revenue gains over 4 years and a $1b IPO), Zhone, ArrayComm, Lucent, and a couple startups you’ve surely never heard of. He holds an MBA from Columbia University, a BA in Physics from Carleton College, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science from George Washington University.

Title: Overcoming Inherent Challenges in High-Capacity Last-Mile Wireless

Abstract: Using wireless solutions to close the well-understood (and widening) gap between demand and supply in last-mile connectivity faces a number of challenges, including the scarcity of useful spectrum, pervasive interference, unavoidable obstructions, and dynamic channel conditions. Tarana has proven that new radio architectures based on many independent radio chains, ample signal processing, and multiple algorithm approaches working in combination can overcome these challenges to a degree that makes new access-network concepts viable. This talk will outline those inherent challenges and the principles of the new architecture, for context, and focus primarily on the field results achieved in commercial application to date.