Dr. Tinku Rasheed, CREATE-NET Research Center, Italy
While many parts of our world still await the rollout of 4G networks, the mobile telecom industry is already looking ahead into the next generation of cellular technology, called 5G. As an emerging technology, though there is a calculated perception that 5G has a potential to completely change the way we interact with mobile wireless devices, the technology is still a long way from becoming a reality. Several industrial, public and academic initiatives around the globe are currently investing on 5G research to develop key concepts that will move to standardisation within the next 3-5 years. In this talk, we will provide an overview of 5G networks, outline various opportunities and challenges, and will detail the ongoing Public-Private R&D initiatives in Europe on 5G. We will also present the ongoing 5G research activities and projects at Create-Net, and in particular, will emphasize on Software-defined Radio Access Networks, enabled through programmability and virtualisation of the mobile networks, at various layers.
Dr. Tinku Rasheed is a Senior Research staff member, heading the Future Networks Department at CREATE-NET Research Center, Trento, Italy. Before joining CREATE-NET, Dr. Rasheed was a research engineer with Orange Labs (France Telecom), France for a period of 4 years. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Computer Science Department of the University of Paris-Sud XI., in 2007, M.S. degree in 2003 from Aston University, U.K. and bachelor degree in 2002 in Telecommunications from University of Kerala, India. Dr. Rasheed has extensive industrial and academic research experience in mobile wireless communication and networking, end-to-end network architectures and services. He has several granted patents and has published more than 60 articles in major journals and conferences. He is a member of the IEEE and ACM.
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