The 5th Annual Brooklyn 5G Summit Envisions New World of Super-Fast Wireless

The 5th annual Brooklyn 5G Summit at New York University's Tandon School of Engineering, April 24-26, 2018, will explore innovations in products and services for the next generation of wireless communications.

The Summit is jointly organized by NYU WIRELESS and Nokia, and will explore 5G New Radio - the backbone wireless standard for 5G - including 5G for autonomous vehicles, 5G cloud technology, phased-array antennas, the latest advances in millimeter-wave (mmWave) hardware, and network automation with artificial intelligence (AI). The event features leaders from companies driving the momentum for 5G, including Nokia, AT&T, Ericsson, Huawei, National Instruments, Qualcomm, Verizon, and InterDigital; companies such as BMW, Toyota and Bosch that are laying the groundwork for 5G-enabled products; and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Science Foundation.

The Brooklyn 5G Summit was launched in 2014, in that year the number of mobile-connected devices first exceeded the world's population, and growth in demand has only increased since then. By 2021 more than three-quarters of the world's mobile data traffic will be video, a 9-fold increase from 2016, and by 2020, experts predict there will be some 20 billion IoT (Internet of Things) devices worldwide.

NYU WIRELESS, under the direction of NYU Tandon Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Sundeep Rangan, the center is keeping a steady drumbeat of innovation and research, including:

  • A project with the Austin, Texas Fire Department to develop and test mmWave technology for first responders that will support high-definition images from drones, ambulances, and from robots in environments too dangerous for humans, all in real time.
  • COSMOS, a multi-institute collaboration for a square-mile 5G test bed in upper-Manhattan, a project supported by a $22.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation that will allow researchers to test some of the biggest promises of 5G, including applications such as VR/AR and autonomous vehicles.
  • NYU WIRELESS' pioneering research is guiding the FCC's and industry's drive to lay the groundwork for 5G, including last year's Spectrum Frontiers proposal. The center also helped test, debug, and provide feedback on a new FCC portal that streamlines the experimental bandwidth licensing process (the center was the first applicant to receive a Program Experimental License through the portal).

NYU WIRELESS demonstrations include:

  • An end-to-end mmWave Cellular simulation platform.
  • Massive MIMO and mmWave Channel Emulation, a pioneering, cost-effective programmable channel emulator for high bandwidth, large antenna array systems.
  • A demonstration of high quality virtual reality streaming via a 5G mmWave channel.
  • A mmWave live demonstration showcasing the performance of a gigabits-per-second-capable system, operating both at millimeter-wave and sub-6 GHz frequencies.

This year's Summit will include presentations by industry leaders, such as Marc Rouanne, president of Nokia Mobile Networks; and Melissa Arnoldi, President, Technology & Operations, AT&T Communications.