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Defining Future 5G Networks: SME Workshop

May 18, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 4:40 pm

The Digital Catapult Centre is hosting an SME workshop on defining the future 5G networks in an effort to support the small business communities in their preparations for this market opportunity.

Attendees will have the chance to be engaged as the University of Surrey and the University of Bristol present their 5G test beds.

This event is in partnership with the Satellite Applications Catapult, Innovate UK, the KTN, techUK, University of Surrey, University of Bristol, Cambridge and Wireless and the IET.

This support includes bringing SMEs’ evolutionary or disruptive technologies to be enabling technologies forming the 5G networks of the future.

  • Session 1- Software and Services Session
  • Session 2- Technology and Network Enablers

The ultimate aim of this workshop is to capture the top ten requirements for the 5G networks of the future, where this can benefit the UK’s digital economy and in turn our social values.


Session 1 – Software and Services Session (10:00 – 13:00)

Chair: Paul Ceely, Head of Network Strategy at EE Ltd

  • Presentations on 5G – focusing on service, service control plane and the end user
  • Workshop – themed group discussions around energy efficiency, transport, local processing, healthcare
  • Closure – workshop teams present their findings to each other in order to capture the top requirements for the 5G networks of the future

Session 2 – Technology and Network Enablers (14:00-17:00)

Chair: Howard Benn, Head of Standards and Industrial

Affairs at Samsung Electronics Research Institute

  • Presentations on 5G – focusing on network topology, how to deliver service and a service delivery platform
  • Workshop – themed group discussions around RF, firmware, SDN, wearables, programmable platforms, mm-wave, prototypes FPGA
  • Closure – workshop teams to present their findings to each other in order to capture the top requirements for the 5G networks of the future
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0300 1233 101


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