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ITP Insight Visit to 6G Innovation Centre

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Event Description

Join us for a fascinating visit to The 6G Innovation Centre at Surrey University.

Visitors will enjoy presentations from experts on this emerging technology, followed by a tour on the Innovation Centre.

The Institute for Communication Systems (ICS) at the University of Surrey is the largest academic institute in ICT in Europe and home to the 5G/6G Innovation Centres.  Regius Professor Rahim Tafazolli, Director of ICS will introduce you to the centre and you will hear from some of our leading academics on our most recent research.  This visit will include a Virtual/Augmented Reality immersive 4D user experience; you will visit the lab where we have pioneered the world leading Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces (RIS) technology to enable seamless coverage; view our 5G testbed, the largest of its kind on a UK University Campus, and be introduced to some of our advanced signal processing algorithms and computing architectures for Open RAN and  future base station processing.  We hope you enjoy your visit to these state-of-the-art laboratories.

“Terrestrial meets non-terrestrial networks: a real-world example and a glimpse towards the future”

There will be a talk from Professor Ben Allen who is Director of Communication Systems Engineering with OneWeb and Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey. His career has spanned academia and industry, including as a Royal Society Industry Fellow with the University of Oxford and Network Rail. He has led numerous R&D activities relating to communications engineering, several of which exhibited state-of-the-art advances. Over the years he has published numerous papers and several books on radio and telecommunications research developments. He is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology, Institute of Telecommunications Professionals, and the Higher Education Academy. 

OneWeb has over 500 satellites launched into a LEO constellation, with more to come. Our network is serving customers that have never been connected before, making an exciting time for telecommunications as satellite communication begins to truly compliment terrestrial networks. This is brought about by global low latency coverage provided by our constellation of high-capacity satellites and complimentary ground network. This talk introduces the OneWeb network serving a variety of terrestrial and non-terrestrial use cases; it identifies several key drivers for “beyond 5G” non-terrestrial networks and describes two supporting R&D activities.