Monday, April 18, 2016

NYU Hosts Brooklyn 5G Summit: Livestream Link

New York University's Tandon School of Engineering is hosting the third annual Brooklyn 5G Summit thi this week.  The invitation-only event, which is jointly organized by NYU WIRELESS and Nokia, brings together executives from Nokia, Verizon, DoCoMo, Intel, Qualcomm, T-Mobile, and Vodafone, as well as the Federal Communications Commission and the Scripps Clinic and Research Institute.

"The 5G era architecture will be the fabric that opens up a whole new set of human possibilities. Technology innovations have made it possible to do 5G earlier than most thought, with operators moving to pre-standard implementation to start developing and trialing 5G business models before the commercial availability of the full 5G standard," said Volker Ziegler, head of 5G leadership and chief architect for Nokia. "Early 5G services will be rolled out in 2017, with full 5G commercial services coming in 2020 that will transform and automate how we live in the digital world."

Some highlights from the organizers:

  • Technical challenges to creating efficient 5G networks and innovations in cell networks and mmWave technology will be key topics at the Brooklyn 5G Summit. 
  • For the first time, the summit includes an automotive focus featuring a keynote and panel participation by researchers at Toyota's InfoTechnology Center.
  • NYU WIRELESS will demonstrate its channel sounding system and measurements for indoor and outdoor environments that dispelled the myth that human bodies would block mmWaves; this demonstration will cover the 73 gigahertz spectrum.
  • NYU WIRELESS will demonstrate the mmWave channel simulator software that NYU WIRELESS is making open-source in order to speed 5G development.
  • NYU WIRELESS will demonstrate a biosensor system for neuroscience applications that takes precise measurements of electrochemical signals. 

To watch the live stream on April 21 and 22, register at