KEYNOTE 5: 5G in reality

Mikael Höök

(Director Radio Research, Ericsson, Sweden)



We are currently transforming 5G from a bold vision to a concrete reality. In this presentation we will give an overview of the industrialization status of 5G. Focus will be on the NR air-interface that is currently being standardized in 3GPP. The key characteristics of 5G and its abilities to expand mobile communication into new application areas will be discussed. We will show proof-points of what 5G will be able to deliver, both from technology and industry perspective. Finally, views on open areas and the way forward will be given.




Mikael Höök received his M.Sc. Degree in Electronic Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. He has 20 years of experience in the areas of research and standardization of wireless technologies. Mikael Höök has been Head of Radio Access Technologies at Ericsson Research since 2007. He is based in Kista, Stockholm, and the responsibility covers research of air-interface design, advanced signal processing, multi-antenna systems, radio network performance, propagation, and RF design. Results are fed into standardization, regulation and product development. Höök has been involved in the research and standardization of 2G, 3G, 4G and now 5G radio access.