VTC 2013 fall: 5G Panel

VTC - 2013 fall: "5G Panel Discussion", September 3, 2013, Las Vegas

The panel discussion will take place on Tuesday, 3rd of September, 2013, 09:15-10:30 in Encore Ballroom and will be led by Dr. Afif Osseiran.

The Dawn of 5G: Enabling the Wireless Future

Currently LTE and other 4G technologies are being rolled out to provide more capacity and enable new features in the networking world. It is expected that these technologies will continue to expand and evolve over the next ten-year period. However there are other application areas where we foresee that the current technologies will have difficulties to meet the expected demands.

In this panel we will discuss what type of applications areas future communication technologies will be required to meet the next mobile generation, 5G. We will also discuss some of the more interesting and challenging research problems that need to be addressed in order to meet these requirements.

METIS is a research Consortium of global major telecoms players, funded by the EU, focusing on the 5G wireless challenges (year 2020 and beyond). The panel will provide the points of view of the main industry players that participate in this project as well the US and Japanese vision on 5G.

Moderator: Afif Osseiran, Ericsson,  Sweden


  • Seizo Onoe, Executive Vice President and CTO at NTT DoCoMo,  Japan
  • Jan Färjh, Vice President, Head of Standardization and Industry, Ericsson, Sweden
  • Ed  Tiedemann, Senior Vice President of Engineering, Qualcomm, USA

Pic_Afif_Osseiran_20121106_1Dr. Afif Osseiran, Ericsson, Sweden

Dr. Afif Osseiran received a DEA (B.Sc.E.E) degree in Electrical Engineering from Université de Rennes I and INSA Rennes in 1997, and a M.A.Sc. degree in Electrical and Communication Engineering from École Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada, in 1999. In 2006, he defended successfully his Ph.D thesis at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden. Since 1999 he has been with Ericsson, Sweden. From April 2008 to June 2010, he was the technical manager of the Eureka Celtic project WINNER+. Since 2011, he is responsible to coordinate Beyond 2020 mobile and wireless communications activities toward EU research programs. He is currently the coordinator of the EU project METIS. His research interests include many aspects of wireless communications with a special emphasis on advanced antenna systems, on relaying, on radio resource management, network coding and cooperative communications. Dr. Osseiran is listed in the Who's Who in the World, the Who's Who in Science & Engineering. Dr. Osseiran has published over 50 technical papers in international journals and conferences. He has co-authored two books on IMT-Advanced: "Radio Technologies and Concepts for IMT-Advanced" and "Mobile and Wireless Communications for IMT-Advanced and Beyond", published in 2009 and 2011, respectively with John Wiley & Sons. Dr. Osseiran is a senior member of IEEE.


Pic_Onoe_docomoMr. Seizo Onoe, Executive Vice President and CTO at NTT DoCoMo, Japan

Mr. Seizo Onoe was named Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, a Member of the Board of Directors, and Managing Director of the R&D Center in June 2012. Mr. Onoe became a Senior Vice President in July 2008 while retaining his position as Managing Director of the R&D Strategy Department since June 2008. He was a Vice President and took positions as Managing Director of the Radio Access Network related development departments from July 2002 to June 2008. He has been responsible for leading initiatives in the research and development of the radio access networks for the analog cellular system, the digital cellular system, W-CDMA/ HSPA, LTE, LTE-Advanced and beyond. He is working on the research and development of radio access networks, core networks, consumer devices, and mobile communication services. He has worked for NTT and NTT DoCoMo since 1982, acquiring more than 30 years of experience. Mr. Onoe has a master's degree in electronics from the Kyoto University Graduate School of Engineering.


Pic_Farjh_EricssonMr. Jan Färjh, Vice President Head of Standardisation and Industry at Ericsson, Sweden

Jan Färjh took his M.Sc in telecommunication at the royal institute of Technology in Stockholm,1985. After his graduation he developed signal processing algorithms for airborne radar systems. In 1990 he joined Ericsson and started to work with radio access technologies. He has a strong background in wireless research and was part of Ericsson's pioneering activities in WCDMA in the early 90's. In 1996 he became manager of the unit responsible  for radio access research. The research performed in this unit has substantially contributed to the evolution of WCDMA, HSPA and LTE, technologies that today provide Mobile Broadband on global base. Between 2007 and 2012 he was Head of Ericsson Research. Ericsson Research is a global organization consisting of 600 researchers in ten different countries present in North America, Europe and Asia. Since November 2012 Jan is heading Ericsson's global Standardisation and Industry unit within the Group Function Technology, headed by Ericsson's CTO.


Ed_TiedemannDr. Edward G. Tiedemann, Jr., Senior Vice President, Engineering, QUALCOMM Technologies, USA

Dr. Edward G. Tiedemann, Jr. is a QUALCOMM Fellow and a Senior Vice President of Engineering at QUALCOMM. He leads QUALCOMM’s worldwide standardization activities. Dr. Tiedemann was instrumental in the design and development of the TIA/EIA/IS-95 CDMA system, also called cdmaOne™. He led QUALCOMM’s and much of the industry’s efforts in the design and development of the third-generation cdma2000® system. He was instrumental in getting QUALCOMM involved in WCDMA and in embedded modules. Recently he led the industry group on M2M convergence, which resulted in oneM2M.  Dr. Tiedemann chairs 3GPP2 TSG-AC, which is responsible for the cdma2000® (1x and 1xEV-DO) air interface. Dr. Tiedemann holds over 200 US patents and has participated in many papers, conference lectures, and industry panels. Prior to becoming involved with wireless communications, Dr. Tiedemann was involved with numerous commercial and military satellite programs.  From 1977 to 1988, Dr. Tiedemann was at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Dr. Tiedemann holds the Ph.D. degree from MIT.  He holds the Master of Science degree from Purdue University.  Dr. Tiedemann currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Purdue University School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  He is on the Board of Directors of the Open Mobile Alliance. In 2008, Dr. Tiedemann received the 3G-CDMA Industry Achievement Award for Industry Leadership from the CDMA Development Group (CDG) for his “long-running contribution to CDMA development and standardization.” He received the Global IT Innovator & Leadership Award from Yonsei University in Korea in 2009 and the 2010 Virginia Tech College of Engineering Distinguished Alumni Service Award. Dr. Tiedemann is General Chair for GLOBECOM 2015, one of the IEEE Communications Society flagship conferences.