Session Highlights


5G is not only shaping to connect everyone and everything to the Internet but promises higher throughput, capacity, energy efficiency and lower latency. 5G will also involve SDN and NFV in the new network topology. This allows the network to have greater programmability, software control and able to utilize novel radio technologies. The goals set out for 5G networks establishes a foundation from which Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, virtual reality, smart utilities, connected cities and a wide range of other new services will flourish while operators realize greater cost efficiency and subscribers receive a better user experience. In this cutting edge track you will hear about the ongoing and future developments by carriers migrating towards a 5G future:

  • Spectrum planning for 5G
  • Aggregating spectrum bands under 5G
  • Progress on international standardization of IMT-2020 air interfaces
  • 5G network design & testing
  • cm Wave and Millimeter Wave Technology for 5G
  • Small cells for supporting 5G
  • Role of small cells/HetNet and DAS
  • Deploying edge computing
  • Massive MiMO antenna technology
  • Use Cases - customized services for vertical applications and markets
  • Interoperability with 4G and legacy networks
  • Latest developments with 4G in China
  • Interoperability with Wi-Fi
  • Vertical market applications for 5G
  • Role of open source and standards development for 5G
  • Self backhauling dynamic networks

Bluetooth Mesh Network – Taking Bluetooth Coverage to the Next Level

Bluetooth mesh is going to be huge and this session is where you can learn why and what impact you can expect as a wireless developer. Mesh changes Bluetooth from your typical point-to-point, star-based network topology to a true mesh networking topology. This will fundamentally open up a vast array of great use cases for you, allowing you to start making great innovations. Hear how mesh-enable devices will allow you to extend their range well beyond the reach of typical personal area network solutions. And there’s plenty more information to discover. Come meet, hear and discuss directly with Bluetooth SIG experts. Register today!

Agenda (September 21)

Opening Remark
Lori Lee, Senior Marketing Manager, APAC, Bluetooth SIG

Bluetooth mesh Introduction
Kai Ren, Technical Program Manager, APAC, Bluetooth SIG

Enterprise Bluetooth IoT
Felix Zhao, Founder and CEO, Cassia Networks

Expand Your Coverage With Nordic Bluetooth mesh Solution
Ken Lam, Field Application Engineer, Nordic Semiconductor ASA


Opportunities of IoT Application by Bluetooth mesh Technologies
Ray Shiu, Associate Vice President, Gunitech Corp

Extending IoT Applications with Bluetooth mesh Standard
Liu Haining, Sales Manager of North China, Silicon Labs

IVT Wireless Bluetooth Solutions for IoT
Jason Zhu, Product Director, IVT Wireless Limited

SimpleLink CC2640R2F Enable Your Innovative Bluetooth 5 System Design
Triton Zhang, Senior Field Application Engineer, TI

LTE Broadband Trunked Communications - Hosted by B-TrunC Alliance

The evolution from narrowband to broadband based on LTE adds a new dimension to trunked radio communication systems. Organizations that deploy them can benefit from access to data and video, expect greater cost efficiency, improved agility as well as reliability especially in highly demanding situations. The upcoming session on LTE Broadband Trunking Solutions is an opportunity to explore the approach to migrating from narrowband to broadband based trunking systems. An educational program addresses deployment for smart cities, public safety, rail transportation, emergency response and other mission critical applications. You will also learn about network management and other technical issues. Whether you are in the planning phase or getting started with your broadband trunked communications project, attending this session provides you with the best opportunity to receive the critical knowledge and insight you need for making informed decisions. Register today!

Spectrum Sharing - Hosted by Radio Regulatory Bureau, MIIT China

Spectrum-dependent technologies are being increasingly deployed today. Will their be enough spectrum to support all these technologies and their users? With competition for the scarce supply of spectrum growing, is there a solution to ensure there is enough spectrum to go around? This session explores novel technologies and approaches that maximizes spectrum usage more efficiently through sharing to meet the relentless demand. Topics to be covered includes, but not limited to:

Part I – Deployment of Spectrum

  • Overview of spectrum conservation policy, new trends and developments
  • Report on use cases and new wireless initiatives and projects:
    - Rail
    - Aviation
    - Broadcasting
    - Public Security
    - Transportation
    - Telecom

Part II – Spectrum Sharing & Efficiency Technologies

  • Measuring and analyzing spectral efficiency
  • Case study: How mobile industry maximizes spectrum
  • Spectrum efficient radio architectures
  • Role of heterogenous networks
  • Data offloading through Wi-Fi and small cells
  • Frequency re-use techniques
  • Modulation and coding methods
  • Wider radio channels
  • Unlicensed LTE (LTE-U)
  • Smart antenna systems
  • Advanced microchips
  • Dynamic Spectrum Access - cognitive radio
  • Software defined radio

Autonomous Vehicle – Chaired by Prof Li Keqiang, Director of Automotive Engineering at Tsinghua University as well as the Telematics Industry Application Alliance

As the biggest vehicle manufacturer and market in the world, China is now gearing up to be at the forefront of autonomous vehicles. The attraction for self driving cars is easy to understand. According to the Ministry of Industry & Information Technology, autonomous vehicles is able to save lives and reduce traffic accidents by more than 30 percent, lower fuel consumption by 10% and reduce emissions by more than 20 percent. In addition, the development of autonomous vehicles will spur the economy allowing China to become an innovation hub for the core technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, wireless connectivity and other software/hardware. Come find out what are the opportunities for the wireless industry for creating the self driving vehicles and future transport system that supports it.

Radio Monitoring & Testing

Radio communications is an important component of China’s telecommunications infrastructure. Ensuring that radio services are able to operate without interference and in compliance with the regulations is therefore a key factor. In this track you can learn more about the following new developments:

  • Interpreting the new radio monitoring regulations
  • Satellite monitoring - air and ground
  • New trend of using big data in radio monitoring and testing

NB-IoT & LPWAN Connectivity Options for Industrial IoT

In recent years a number of wireless connectivity technologies operating over licensed and unlicensed spectrum have been competing in the IoT space. For industrial IoT where cost, range and energy efficiency are a factor, Narrow Band IoT, LoRa and SigFox are emerging as popular options. But choosing the right one is a complex decision that involves considerations such as cloud platforms, network design, scalability, performance, installation, operation, business model, available frequencies, plus much more. This informative seminar is intended to provide audiences with greater knowledge about a wide range of promising protocols and other issues involved in their selection. This seminar is particularly useful if you are choosing a connectivity technology for IoT module or platform. Register today!

Ka Satellite Broadband Technology & Applications

Satellite wins by default whenever broadband access is needed in an area beyond the reach of conventional fixed or mobile connections. High capacity and high throughput satellites operating on the Ka band provides the speed, bandwidth and capacity to meet the most demanding requirements and users. This session explores the operational and economic advantages Ka based satellites offer. It also provides case studies of Ka satellite deployments and applications such as linking railways operating under the “One Belt and One Road” project, supporting in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity, broadband for maritime and off shore platforms, emergency responders, plus much more. This session also offers technical information about the Ka-band ground systems and terminals tailored to unique requirements of government, industrial and consumer markets.

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

This track will look at how artificial intelligence tools can be used to revolutionize wireless connectivity, communications and network. With many radical new applications in the horizon, it will require novel approaches such as using machine learning software that will replicate or surpass the characteristics and performance of human intelligence.

  • Current use case of machine learning for wireless connections, networks and sensors
  • What current wireless challenges can machine learning and artificial intelligence help overcome

RF & Microwave Communications Systems & Components

This track provides knowledge about the recent innovations and technologies surrounding RF/microwave, millimeter wave, electromagnetic wave, and antenna for communications and connectivity. If you are an engineer or researcher involved with development of communications and connectivity systems, 5G, Internet of Things, radar, navigation, autonomous vehicles, space communications, wireless sensors, spectrum management & control, testing, point to point communication systems, backhaul system, this is a must attend event for you.

UAV Monitoring & Control

As real and perceived threats by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) proliferate, the ability to control and defend against the risks they pose is the subject of great interest for regulatory authorities. In this track the presentations will address way by which the detection, signal jamming, defense and control of UAV can be made more efficient and effective. Presentations will review the policies, regulations and various technical options with an opportunity to evaluate readily available systems and solutions.