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9:20am 9:30am (10 mins)

Antenna Evolution Focus Day

Opening

10:00am 10:30am (30 mins)

Antenna Evolution Focus Day

On the Road to 5G: The Challenges and Opportunities of Sub 6 GHz Description:

Dr. David Kokotoff will present an interactive session on the expected impact of 3.5 and 5.8 GHz on the market, and address the issues involved with adding these bands to antennas. He will also discuss some of the use cases associated with utilizing spectrum bands below 6 GHz, carrier aggregation and how it will impact throughput, as well as the challenges associated with utilizing unlicensed spectrum. Finally, he will address “future proofing” and how today’s antennas can be designed to handle sub 6 GHz spectrum with a simple upgrade rather than a complete swap-out.

  • David Kokotoff - Senior Sales Engineer, Kathrein

10:30am 11:30am (60 mins)

Antenna Evolution Focus Day

Morning Break

11:30am 12:00pm (30 mins)

Antenna Evolution Focus Day

4T4R Low Band Antenna Considerations

  • David Barker - CTO & Director of Technology Applications, Quintel Solutions

12:00pm 12:30pm (30 mins)

Antenna Evolution Focus Day

Usage of millimetre wave frequencies for 5G systems

  • Combating technical challenges to ensure that you can use high frequencies
  • Complete system integration of new frequencies with existing
  • Operators’ challenges:  How to buy and how to manage millimetre wave frequencies
  • Kevin Linehan - VP, Office of the CTO , CommScope

12:40pm 1:10pm (30 mins)

Antenna Evolution Focus Day

Panel Discussion: Antenna Systems Evolution: More Bands, More Ports, High Order MIMO

  • Limitations on Current Antenna Systems and Techniques Improving Capacity
  • High Capacity via 3D MIMO: Case Study Development for Massive MIMO
  • Active Phased Array with RF-Embedded
  • Digital Phased Array and FDD Massive MIMO
  • Test Schemes for Massive MIMO
  • David Kokotoff - Senior Sales Engineer, Kathrein
  • Griff Griffin - Technical Operations Manager , West Central Wireless

1:10pm 2:20pm (70 mins)

Antenna Evolution Focus Day

Networking Lunch

2:10pm 3:30pm (80 mins)

Antenna Evolution Focus Day

Deep dive roundtables

Join our key speakers as they drill down into all of the issues facing the evolution of antennas today. he facilitators will speak no more than any of the other delegates, providing an opportunity for genuinely new content and views in the conference programme and frank discussion.

3:30pm 4:00pm (30 mins)

Antenna Evolution Focus Day

Networking Coffee & Close of Antenna Day