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IEEE Communications Society Tutorials

View in-depth presentations recorded at recent IEEE Communications Society-sponsored conferences.

These tutorials cover current communications technology topics including wireless communications, RF communications, optical communications, consumer communications, and networking. Complimentary access to these webcasts is brought to you courtesy of our sponsors and will be offered for a limited time.

Executive and CTO Forum

5G networks will incorporate many new technologies including massive MIMO, small cells, beamforming, and millimeter waves.  In this Forum, executives from Qualcomm, Huawei, and Ericsson will present and discuss their vision on 5G network technology and its revelation.  The executives will then join a panel discussion about 5G expectation, progresses, and realities. In the panel discussion, questions about how all 5G technology work together and what will customers gain from the resulting flood of data will be discussed.

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Future-Indoor Communication Networks: Requirements and Challenges on the Path Toward 5G

Indoor networks are an essential part of the overall connectivity experience and are expected to face significant technological challenges in order to cope with the increase in traffic and user expectations. In order to overcome these challenges, different technologies (both wireline and wireless) need to be understood across different domains (i.e., systems, network services and devices). This panel will gather industry experts to discuss future research directions related to indoor networking in 5G with respect to gigabit network connectivity, autonomous operations, adjacent IoT services and multi-technology interdependence.

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5G Standards - Technologies and Roadmap

With expectation that initial commercialization would take place around 2020, 5G mobile communication is recently gathering increased momentum around the world. Following the discussion on 5G vision and key requirements, such as high data rate, low latency, and massive connectivity, various candidate technologies have been proposed and investigated. The candidate enablers for 5G mobile communications include massive antenna technologies to provide beamforming gain and support increased capacity, new waveforms to flexibly accommodate various services and applications with different requirements, new channel coding schemes for support of very high data rate up to 20 Gbps, new multiple access schemes to support massive connections, etc. There is increasing interest in utilizing very high frequency bands up to 100 GHz as well as the legacy cellular frequency bands.

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Promise Meets Reality: mmWave and Massive MIMO in Future Wireless Systems

5G is accelerating a better connected world with high data rate, low latency, high reliability and massive connections. Massive MIMO (M-MIMO) in the mmW range is considered to be one of the key technologies that will enable 5G capacity increases. How much of the hype surrounding M-MIMO is wishful thinking and how much is reality is a critical question for the future of 5G. Many challenges remain in performance evaluation and implementation. In this panel we examine the critical issues surrounding M-MIMO for mmW, how to address those challenges and in what areas further research is needed. This exciting panel hopes to bring the audience a little closer to understanding this critical technology.

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