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What technology innovations are required to make 5G NR a reality?
Date / Time: Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London
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Gabriel Brown, Senior Analyst - Wireless Data Services & LTE, Heavy Reading

Dr. John Smee, Vice President, Engineering, Qualcomm Technologies

By now, you have likely heard about the big aspirations for 5G – a unifying connectivity fabric that will empower connected services across an array of world-changing use cases. But what are the technology innovations needed to meet these expanding connectivity requirements? And how close are we, as an industry, making this 5G world a reality?

Join us for this webinar to see how we are building a unified, more capable 5G New Radio (NR) to address the wide variation of 5G services, deployment models and spectrum bands/types. Hear about the 5G NR technology innovations being pioneered today that will bring unparalleled levels of performance and efficiency. And see firsthand the tremendous progress we are making towards making 5G NR a reality. Anyone can talk about 5G. Few are creating it.


Gabriel Brown, Senior Analyst - Wireless Data Services & LTE, Heavy Reading
Gabriel covers the mobile network system architecture, including evolution of the RAN, the mobile core, and service-layer platforms and applications. Key technologies in his coverage area include LTE Advanced, small cells, Evolved Packet Core, carrier Wi-Fi and software-centric networking technologies such as NFV, SDN and service chaining. Gabriel has covered mobile networking since 1998 through published research, live events, operator surveys and custom consulting.

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Dr. John Smee, Vice President, Engineering, Qualcomm Technologies
Dr. John E. Smee is a Vice President of Engineering at Qualcomm Technologies. He joined Qualcomm in 2000, holds 54 US Patents and has been involved in the system design for a variety of projects focused on the innovation of wireless communications systems such as CDMA EVDO, IEEE 802.11, 3GPP LTE and 5G. His work involves taking advanced system designs and signal processing techniques from theory through design, standardization, implementation and productization. He is currently a 5G project engineering lead in Qualcomm’s research and development group.John was chosen to participate in the National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering program and is a recipient of the Qualcomm Distinguished Contributor Award for Project Leadership.

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Matt Branda leads the Technical Marketing activities at Qualcomm focused on LTE Advanced LTE Advanced Pro and 5G. He brings over 15 years of experience in technical marketing, product marketing, product management and business development for industry-leading chipsets and technologies. Prior to joining Qualcomm in 2013, Matt was Director of Product Management at Cypress Semiconductor.

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