Dr. Fumio Watanabe
KDDI Research Inc., Chairman, Japan
Dr. Watanabe has 40 years of experience in research and development of satellite and mobile communication systems including IMT-2000, IMT-Advanced, WiMAX and 5G. He has been active for a long time in international standardization of mobile communication systems in ITU-R.
He received Piero Fanti International Prize in 1989, the R & D Awards of Radio Systems in 1991, the meritorious Awards on ITU activities in 2001, the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education in 2010, and Maejima memorial Awards in 2013, respectively. He is the chairman of Broadband Wireless Access Committee in ARIB. He is a Fellow of IEIEC.
5G Case Studies and Testbeds
“5G” mobile networks are required to cope with diverse requirements not only enhanced mobile broadband but also massive-machine type communication and ultra-reliable/low latency communication. How to use higher frequency bands to provide better services with reasonable CAPEX and OPEX would be one of the key challenge for operators. Software defined networking is undoubtedly one of the key for next generation network expecting flexibility, scalability, cost reduction, rapid service provisioning, and etc.
This talk will examine these expectations and challenges from an operator’s perspective. And it will cover typical approaches how to effectively apply “5G” and SDN to commercial networks.