Koichi Asatani received his B.E.E.E., M.E.E.E. and Ph.
D. degrees from Kyoto University in 1969, 1971 and 1974, respectively. From 1974
to 1997, Dr. Asatani was engaged in R&D on optical fiber communication systems,
hi-definition video transmission systems, FTTH, ISDN, B-ISDN, ATM networks, IP
Networks and their strategic planning in NTT. In 1997 he joined Kogakuin
University as Professor, and in 1999 he joined Graduate School of Global
Information and Telecommunication, Waseda University as Visiting Professor, both
in Tokyo, Japan. He is currently Lecture Professor, Nankai University, Tianjin,
China and Professor Emeritus, Kogakuin University. He is Fellow of IEEE and
Fellow of IEICE. He was appointed as Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE
Communications Society for 2006-2009 and 2011-2012, 2013-2014. He is a founder
of Communications QoS, Reliability and Performance Modeling series symposium at
ICCs and Globecoms. From 1988 through 2000, he served as Vice-Chairman of ITU-T
SG 13 (formerly CCITT SG XVIII), responsible for digital networks including GII,
IP networks, NGN and Future Networks. He serves as Chair for National Committee
on Next Generation Networks in Japan. He is also serving as Chair, R&D and
Standardizations Working Group, Next Generation IP Network Promotion Forum. He
is serving as IEEE Communications Society Director, Membership Programs
Development for 2014-2015 term. He was also elected as a member of Board of
Governor, IEICE, and Chair, IEICE Standards Activities for 2014-2016.
Network Evolution toward 5G and Beyond
5G is one of the hottest topics today. 5G means the next generation after 4G mobile technology. 5G is not limited to mobile communications. It is intended to apply 5G technology to next generation core network as well as mobile access. Any type of applications will be under the scope of 5G technology, such as connected cars, IoT/M2M, smart home, smart energy as well as existing information and communications applications. This keynote touches recent trends in global ICT growth and reviews network technology evolution toward 5G era. Overview of 5G development will be reviewed. Issues and challenges of 5G deployments are discussed.
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