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Jan 21 2022

6G Mobile Broadband: What new technologies do we need?

ECE 595 Department Seminar Series

January 21, 2022

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


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6G Mobile Broadband: What new technologies do we need?

Presenter: Emil Björnson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Stockholm, Sweden

Abstract: The world is becoming increasingly digitalized and connected, and mobile broadband connectivity is the backbone of this development. The demand for capacity and expectations on service quality are constantly increasing, which calls for continuous technological evolution. The wireless technology is developed in cycles; a new generation is developed during each decade and then deployed during the next decade. The roll-out of 5G networks is happening as we speak; however, the research community has already shifted focus towards 6G, the sixth generation of mobile network technology.

In this seminar, we will take a look at how the wireless technology might evolve in 6G and focus on mobile broadband applications, where the service quality is characterized by the data speed and traffic capacity. How much faster must wireless technology become and what are the main bottlenecks? We will discuss which factors determine the data speed and how those factors might be improved in the future, including which new innovative solutions are on the drawing table. Lessons from the past will be combined with visions for the future, to determine what we reasonably know about 6G and which resources remain untapped.

Speaker bio: Emil Björnson is a professor of wireless communication at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. He is an IEEE Fellow, Digital Futures Fellow, and Wallenberg Academy Fellow. He has a podcast and YouTube channel called Wireless Future. His research focuses on multi-antenna communications and radio resource management, using methods from communication theory, signal processing, and machine learning. He has authored three textbooks and has published a large amount of simulation code.

Björnson received the 2018 IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications, the 2019 EURASIP Early Career Award, the 2019 IEEE Communications Society Fred W. Ellersick Prize, the 2019 IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Best Column Award, the 2020 Pierre-Simon Laplace Early Career Technical Achievement Award, the 2020 CTTC Early Achievement Award, and the 2021 IEEE ComSoc RCC Early Achievement Award. He also received six best paper awards at the conferences.
Faculty Host: Daniela Tuninetti,

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Date posted

Jan 14, 2022

Date updated

Jan 14, 2022