CW TEC 2023: The unavoidable complexity of future wireless networks?

Picocom is pleased to participate in the hybrid Cambridge Wireless Technology and Engineering Conference (CW TEC) taking place on Thursday 13 July in Cambridge.

The introduction of new mobile network generations, new spectrum bands and new antenna technology has added complexity to deployed networks. Work on defining the next generation of mobile networks is underway, is this the time to rethink mobile networks?

Picocom VP Product Management Vicky Messer, and CW SIG Champion, will chair a session from 9:40am-10:50am on:
‘How complex are current mobile networks?’

This session will cover…

  • Exposing the reality of current network deployments, multi-RAT, multi-Band, M-MIMO, many backhaul options…
  • What is the complexity?
  • What has driven the complexity?

Talk 1: Network Architecture
Andy Sutton, BT Group

This talk will review the evolution of digital cellular site design and explore how the complexity has come about.

Talk 2: Normal Accidents – Living with high-risk technology
Moray Rumney, Rumney Telecom

This talk is based on a 1984 analysis of high-risk technologies by Charles Perrow of Yale. His thesis is that when systems become sufficiently complex and tightly coupled, failure will be unexpected, incomprehensible, uncontrollable, and sadly, unavoidable.

To find out more about the event and book your in-person pass, or to register for the online pass to access the talks after the event, please visit the event website.

Please use the free code CWTECSIG100 to secure one of the limited numbers of a 100% discounted pass! (Please note, this code does not work in Internet Explorer).

Book your place.