EVENT: The Wireless Network and Communications Group at The University of Texas at Austin will hold its 14th annual Texas Wireless Summit, a one-day academic and industry event that will feature a public demonstration of 5G millimeter-wave communications technology.
WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 18, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Blanton Museum of Art Edgar A. Smith Building, The University of Texas at Austin, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
WHO MAY ATTEND: Media can contact public relations manager Sandra Zaragoza for free admission. General admission is $225 (Use Code 2016-PARTNER for a 30 percent discount);
student admission is $25. Non-UT students can contact associate professor Todd Humphreys for a student discount code.
• Constantine Caramanis, associate professor in the Cockrell School
• Todd Humphreys, associate professor in the Cockrell School
• Peter Stone, professor in the College of Natural Sciences
• Dave Wolter, assistant vice president, Radio Technology and RAN Architecture, AT&T
Background: The Wireless Network and Communications Group is a cutting-edge wireless research group made up of engineering faculty members from various disciplines. The group works closely with industrial partners to identify and address problems that will affect the wireless industry during the next 15 years.
This year, the group will bring together engineering researchers from the Cockrell School of Engineering, industry technologists and transportation leaders to discuss how connected and driverless cars will reshape wireless communications during the next 10 years. The summit will include various panels addressing connectivity, sensing and data analytics for vehicles, as well as a Startup Showcase led by the Austin Technology Incubator.
Additionally, the summit will host the first-ever public demonstration of AT&T and Ericsson’s 5G millimeter-wave communications technology, which is an essential component of AT&T’s plans for 5G mobile networks. The demo will showcase what the super-fast data capabilities of millimeter-wave signals will mean for the average smartphone user.
Additional details are available at: www.texaswirelesssummit.org.