IEEE 5G Summer Session for Young Professionals and Above


This one-day summit will provide a platform for Young Professionals, industry leaders, innovators, and researchers from the industry and academic community to collaborate and exchange ideas in the emerging 5G technology that may help in driving the standards and rapid deployment.

5G is a rapidly evolving and important technology. This summit is designed to give attendees the opportunity to learn about the architecture and promise of 5G wireless networks. No prior familiarity with the technology is required and the intent is to give the attendees a solid foundation in the technology, the current issues and the key user benefits.

Continental breakfast, coffee and lunch will be served. Please register below so we have an accurate count for food.  

The meeting will be held in the conference room upstairs. As you look at the front of the building enter the doors on the left of the Museum entrance. Go to the lobby on the left and up the stairs.

There is plenty of free parking. Please be sure to park in the parking lot to the left of the buildings. Please do not park in front of the museum.

After the 5G Summit please consider enjoying the College Park Aviation Museum at the worlds oldest operating airport. 

  Date and Time




  • College Park Airport
  • 1909 Corporal Frank Scott Dr.
  • College Park, Maryland
  • United States 20740
  • Building: College Park Airport Building to the left of the museum. Please do not park in front of the museum.
  • Room Number: Upstairs Conference Room
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  • Co-sponsored by Northern Virginia Communications Chapter
  • Starts 07 July 2018 07:36 PM
  • Ends 26 July 2018 06:00 PM
  • All times are America/New_York
  • Admission fee ?
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Narendra Mangra of GlobeNet


5G Applications - Smart Cities

The significant growth in the global urban population is expected to drive economic development, quality of life, technology development, resource conservation, and sustainability initiatives. The urban population growth may also strain current capabilities as cities adjust to meet growing demands. Cities will need to evolve to attract and retain residents, businesses, and visitors. Ecosystems will need to adapt and become smarter to drive cross-industry improvements in transportation, energy and utilities, healthcare, public safety, tourism, etc.


Smart Cities is based on a connected ecosystem of ecosystems where the underlying communications infrastructure is critical. The combined satellite, 5G, and wireless local area network (WLAN) communications will help create new applications and provide greater operational efficiencies for existing applications. Ecosystems will evolve to drive cross-industry applications such as Connected Vehicles, Smart Grids, Connected Healthcare, and Connected Workforce, etc. This presentation will highlight strategy development, governance and structure, 5G use case categories and technical drivers, and roadmap development considerations for Smart Cities.



Narendra Mangra is a multi-disciplinary telecommunications advisor, consultant and educator at GlobeNet. He has over 20 years of experience working in the mobile satellite and terrestrial telecommunications, public safety, information technology, government, and higher education sectors. Narendra has held leadership roles that span the mobile wireless ecosystem and system deployment lifecycle. His experience includes strategy development, wireless engineering, large scale system deployments coordination, business / operational support systems (BSS/OSS), and wireless education.

Narendra also works with the Redhorse Corporation in assisting large agencies with mobility and enterprise communications services modernization. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the George Mason University where he teaches telecommunications project management with a focus on smart cities. His areas of interest include smart cities and related ecosystems such as wireless mobility, connected health, smart grid, and connected vehicles.


Reza Vaez-Ghaemi Ph. D of Viavi Solutions


Transport - 5G Considerations

Continuous evolution of wireless networks promises to enhance user experience and introduce completely new applications and revenue streams for operators. The network evolution involves multiple changes that enable support of applications with a diverse set of bandwidth and latency requirements. The diversity ultimately fuels the concept of network slicing: a network of networks that can support multiple types of service-level agreements (SLAs) on the same infrastructure and that is software defined and, where applicable, virtualized.

Planning and deploying this highly programmable and scalable network requires thorough analysis of performance requirements and understanding of SLAs among the participants of the ecosystem which can include wireless providers, transport/network operators, and increasingly, network function virtualization (NFV) infrastructure providers. This presentation starts by reviewing the overall system requirements as a result of emerging 5G services. It continues by analyzing the network requirements in the backhaul and fronthaul part of radio access networks, and closes by presenting SLA’s for various types of 5G services and network segments. The presentation includes a review of emerging standards for fronthaul and timing/synchronization including IEEE 802.1cm, IEEE 1914.1/3, eCPRI, xran, and IEEE G.8276x/G.827x.


Reza has held positions in research, engineering, marketing, and management in telecommunications industry in Germany and the United States.  Reza is employed by Viavi Solutions as a senior Manager for Product Line Management responsible for research in emerging technologies and development of product roadmaps for Carrier Ethernet, Mobile Backhaul, Fronthaul and Optical Transport networks. He received his BS, MS, and PhD in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from Technical University of Berlin (Germany).


8:30 – Registration Coffee, Continental Breakfast

8:45 – Introductions and overview

9:00 - Mobility Ecosystem: Narendra Mangra (end to end overview)

10:00 - Radio Access Network (RAN): Deepak Chaudhary -  Nokia – Airlink, Networked Radio, massive MIMO, mmWave

11:00 – Break

11:15 - Transport: Reza Vaez-Ghaemi - Viavi Solutions - Overview of transport network related to 5G.  Emerging backhaul networks and SLA’s. Will cover standards such as eCPRI, xran, IEEE 802.1cm, IEEE 1914.1/1914.3, and G.826x/G.827x

12:30 – Lunch

1:00 - Core Network: Rahul Pal – T-Mobile - Network Architecture, Core

2:00 - Applications: Narendra Mangra (Smart Cities)

3:00 – Wrap up