AJ Paulraj, Andea Goldsmith & Henry Samueli Comment On MIMO, 5G and a Remarkable Wireless Future

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The Marconi Society's free webinar, “Remarkable Wireless Future: More Megabits Soon, Gigabits to Come,” features three leading wireless engineers offering their vision of the future of wireless, MIMO and 5G.

"Remarkable Wireless Future: More Megabits Soon, Gigabits to Come," a free webinar sponsored by the Marconi Society, takes place March 6, 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. New York, 6 p.m. London.

MIMO inventor A.J. Paulraj, Stanford Professor and entrepreneur Andrea Goldsmith & Broadcom co-founder Henry Samueli will explain technology that will bring extraordinary gains in wireless speeds.

No one is better able to describe the future of mobile than Stanford Professor A.J. Paulraj. He invented MIMO in 1993, a technology included in the iPhone5 and most current routers and mobile phones. He’s been working on gigabit wireless for more than a decade and is a leader in research for 5G wireless.

Henry Samueli, whose work led to the explosive growth of the consumer broadband industry, predicts a rapid evolution of wireless based on MIMO technology. “Smartphones will evolve to desktop computer performance levels within only a few years and by 2015 mobile Internet usage will overtake desktops with smartphones use growing four times faster than overall phone growth,” Samueli says. Samueli, the 2012 Marconi Prize winner, is co-founder and CTO of Broadcom, a world leading wireless chipmaker.

Goldsmith has led Stanford researchers working on massive MIMO systems, cognitive radio and green wireless system design. “The evolution of MIMO from broadband (10 Mb/s) to Gb/s rates should only be a matter of time as hardware for multichannel radio-frequency chains and digital signal processors become more affordable,” she says. Goldsmith founded Accelera , a company that creates wireless network virtualization technology, and Quantenna Communications, Inc., a leading developer of 802.11ac and 802.11, semiconductor solutions targeted at devices such as wireless set-top boxes, residential gateways video bridges, and other devices that deliver highly reliable broadband multimedia video and data services over Wi-Fi anywhere in the home.

“Deutsche Telekom is advertising LTE speeds of over 100 megabits and Sprint Spark in the U.S. is demonstrating speeds over 50 megabits,” says webinar moderator Dave Burstein, a technology writer and Editor of Fast Net News . “Networks around the world are testing speeds in the hundreds of megabits. Over the next few years those speeds will be available in many countries. Multi-antenna MIMO and carrier aggregation are delivering speeds five and ten times as fast as early LTE. 5G will take us even further, possibly within a decade.”

MIMO stands for “multiple-input and multiple-output, a technology that uses multiple antennas at both the transmitter and receiver to improve spectral efficiency—meaning that more bits per second can be transmitted. It has become integral to modern wireless communication standards including 4G, 3GPP LTE (Long Term Evolution) and WiMAX. MIMO is now being applied to other communications technology with similar gains.

You can register for the event here. More details may be found here.

The webinar series "Marconi Expertise" is an initiative of the Marconi Society to bring the knowledge of the engineering leaders to today's issues. The Marconi Fellows include many of the most honored engineers in the world.

About the Marconi Society
The Marconi Society was established in 1974 through an endowment set up by Gioia Marconi Braga, daughter of Guglielmo Marconi, the Nobel laureate who invented radio (wireless telegraphy). Through symposia, conferences, forums and publications, the Marconi Society promotes awareness of major innovations in communication theory, technology and applications with particular attention to understanding how they change and benefit society. Additional information can be found at http://www.marconisociety.org.

Hatti Hamlin, Executive Director

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