The IEEE MTT-S and ComSoc are partnering to hold a special joint 5G Summit at IMS2018 on Tuesday, June 12. The Summit will provide a platform for leaders, innovators and researchers from both industrial and academic communities to collaborate and exchange ideas regarding this emerging technology that may help drive the standards and enable rapid deployment.

After the successful 5G Summit at IMS2017 in Honolulu, both MTT-S and ComSoc decided to work together again to collaborate and organize another 5G Summit during IMS2018. The 5G Summit at IMS2018 is part of a collaboration that puts together the MTT-S “hardware and systems” focus with the ComSoc “networking and services” focus to address a full system view on the topic.

Attendees will be able to register for the 5G Summit using the IMS2018 registration site. The 5G Summit will be complemented by a 5G Demo Forum on the exhibition floor. The 5G Summit program will feature top experts who will share knowledge and discuss strategies and solutions with summit attendees. 


The morning session of the Summit will start with Professor Theodore Rappaport of NYU WIRELESS as the opening keynote speaker. Rappaport will provide a vision and overview on 5G and beyond. Speakers following the keynote address will cover topics including standards, spectrum use, operator and service-provider perspectives, infrastructure issues, systems and circuits as well as emerging applications. 

The day-long Summit will include a lunchtime panel on the “mmWave ICs in Smartphones: What They Will Look Like in 2, 5 and 10 Years.” The afternoon session will feature Jin Bains from Facebook with a presentation titled “Bringing the World Closer Together.” AT&T Vice President David Lu will also speak on “AT&T Perspectives on 5G Services.”

Other featured presentations from Huawei, GM, Keysight, NI, GLOBALFOUNDRIES and MACOM as well as academia will include: Spectrum/Regulatory Issues; Infrastructure/Trials and Applications; RFIC/CMOS Transceivers for 5G; Technologies, Circuits and Systems; Design, Test & Measurement Challenges Test-Bed Services for 5G.

5G Special Demos

There will also be a 5G Demo Forum on the exhibition floor. Participating companies will have a 5G demo kiosk to display their demo and will also presenting in the 5G Pavilion’s theater area. With 5G being the hottest area in our industry, it makes perfect sense to have a dedicated summit covering this area of technology.