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Spectrum Sharing for 5G and beyond-5G

Monday 2 October 2017, 2.00PM to 15:00

Speaker(s): Professor Maziar Nevokee, University of Sussex


In this talk  an overview is given of the current status of 5G industry standards, spectrum allocation and use cases, followed by initial investigations of new opportunities for spectrum sharing in 5G using cognitive radio techniques, considering both licensed and unlicensed scenarios. A particular attention is given to sharing millimetre-wave frequencies, which are of prominent importance for 5G and beyond 5G.


Maziar Nekovee is  Professor of  Telecoms and Mobile Communications and Head of Department of Engineering and Design at University of Sussex, UK. In addition to over 15 years’ experience at top Universities in the UK and the Netherlands, he has over 15 years of experience of leading and conducting industrial research and collaborations with top companies and universities in Korea, UK, Europe, the United States, China and middle east.

Prior to his current post he was from 2013 to 2017 5G Group Leader and Chief Engineer at Samsung Electronics R&D Institute UK (SRUK), where he established, led and greatly expanded Samsung’s European Research and Collaborations in 5G, with a focus on contributing to 5G standards and future products. He was also in charge of Samsung's overall involvement in Horizon 2020 5G Public Private Partnership (5G PPP). Before that he was a senior scientist with BT research where he pioneered and led research in cognitive radio and dynamic spectrum sharing technologies, as well as advising on mobile and radio spectrum strategy, including 4G autions.

Prof. Nekovee is a sought-after speaker at high level industry events, C-level meetings with telecom operators, policy makers and top international conferences. He is the author of over 100 highly cited papers, 10 patents and a best-selling book "Cognitive Radio Communications and Networks: Principle and Practice". He is the recipient of a number of awards, including a Royal Society Industry Fellowship and  Samsung R&D best practice of research award. Maziar has a PhD in physics from University of Nijmegen, NL,  and 1st degree  (cum laude) in electrical and electronic engineering, from Delft University of Technology,

Location: PL005

Admission: Free


Telephone: 4485

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