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FSN Seminar – July 30, 2021 at 1 pm EDT

FSN Seminar – July 30, 2021 via Zoom from 13:00 – 15:30 EDT

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Part 2 – How to develop the 6G mobile network that people need – Research and Standards

Speaker: Dr. Nigel Jefferies, Chairman, Wireless World Research Forum  




This is Part 2 of a two-part webinar on the topic of ‘next-generation’ wireless communications.  There’s always an assumption that every ten years or so, we need a new mobile generation, driven by significant increase in available bitrates. After the success of a global standard for 5G, currently being rolled out to consumers worldwide, thoughts are now turning to what the next generation should look like. Questions about the viability of the current business model, the demands of sustainability and affordability, the chance to deliver on global coverage, new and emerging technologies (including AI, quantum technologies, new materials and new device technologies) and new markets will all play a part.

Following Part 1, which gave a brief overview of the history of wireless radio communications and in particular the various ‘generations’ over the past 40 some years, Part 2 will discuss the ideas behind the global research efforts for 5G and 6G, with an emphasis on how 6G is being developed to meet the United Nations 2030 Sustainability Goals.   


Nigel, who is based in the United Kingdom, has many years of experience in the wireless communications industry, starting with the development of security technologies in 2G systems. He has worked as researcher and standards expert for Vodafone Group and for Huawei Technologies, and currently chairs the Wireless World Research Forum, which brings together industry and academia to develop the research agenda for future mobile systems. He is a Chartered Mathematician and Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, and a Senior Member of the IEEE.  

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