5G Workshop

5G and Satellite Spectrum, Standards and Supply Chain Workshop

This one day multi-disciplinary workshop has been developed for engineering, marketing and financial team leaders planning or implementing 5G networks and or next generation satellite networks.

It is also intended to be directly relevant to vendors developing associated products and services, to other stakeholders including the automotive industry, public safety agencies, defence industry and web scale internet companies and to regulatory agencies.

The workshop combines practical detail with strategic insight gained from over 30 years of involvement in the mobile broadband and satellite sector.

The workshop consists of four one and a half hour sessions.

Session 1: 5G and Satellite spectrum

There is considerable debate as to where 5G can be profitably deployed in terms of spectrum allocation with options that include UHF, C band, Ka-band and E band. In this first session we review all present pass band options and possible channel plans and explore the technical trade-offs between multiplexing gain, RF efficiency and DSP bandwidth. Coexistence and spectral ownership issues are discussed together with guard band and filter implications and their relative impact on device performance and device and network economics.

Session 2: 5G and Satellite Standards and Scale economics

We summarize the present 3GPP Release 15 and Release 16 standards process and related IEEE and 5GTF standards initiatives including the proposed convergence of fixed access and mobile standards and review the practical impact of band plan and channel plan and guard band options on physical layer implementation including sub carrier options (15, 30, 60, 120, 240 KHz or 75 KHz) and modulation options (in band versus out of band performance trade-offs). We compare the 5G standards process with present and likely future satellite standards and the link between satellite enabling technologies (angular power management and fractional beam width antennas) and standards based intellectual property added value and cost and highlight the need for global scale as a pre requisite for sustainable ROI.

Session 3: 5G and Satellite Supply Chain Dynamics (and other stakeholder interests)

We compare and contrast the 5G and satellite industry supply chains and other related supply chains including the automotive industry, web scale companies, defence and near and deep space industry. Our sector analysis includes enterprise value and related debt ratios, cash position and future competitive positioning.

Session 4: 5G and Satellite Regulatory and Competition Policy

The impact of the evolving supply chain on 5G and satellite regulatory and competition policy is analysed and discussed in the context of future spectral asset value including related issues of auction policy and the arguments for and against low cost and no cost spectrum.

Every delegate receives a copy of Geoff Varrall’s latest book ‘5G Spectrum and Standards’ published by Artech House and an electronic copy of the slide deck.

The workshop costs between $10,000 and $12,000 dollars depending on number of delegates and location – the cost excludes venue costs which will be budgeted separately.