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The 1st EAI International Conference on 5G for Future Wireless Networks

April 21–23, 2017 | Beijing, People's Republic of China

Prof. Ping Zhang

Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) 

"5G Communication in China"



In recent years, mobile communication systems have rapidly developed over all the world. Today, 4G LTE/LTE-advanced systems have been deployed in many countries to meet the demand of explosive wireless services. Moreover, technologies and discussions on next generation mobile communications, i.e., 5G communications, are also active, targeting the launch in 2020.

As the largest number of mobile subscribers in the world, the development of 5G systems in China has received much attention. Moreover, the investment by Chinese government in the R&D for 5G system is significantly increased in recent years. In this talk, we will introduce the main 5G development plans in China, discuss the future work plan in China, and present the latest development of key enabling techniques in 5G radio transmission and networking. Finally, we will talk about the requirement of test verification for 5G systems, and present an test trial for 5G system which tests the performance of key enabling techniques, e.g., Massive MIMO, Polar code and SCMA and so on.



Ping Zhang, got his Ph.D from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) of China in 1990, currently he is a professor of BUPT, Doctorial tutor, Member of BUPT academic board, Director of State Key Lab of Networking and Switching Technology, Member of IMT-2020(5G) Group, Consultancy expert of NSFC (National Science Foundation Committee). His personal research interests are mainly wireless network communications. Prof. Zhang has published more than 400 papers and 8 books both at home and abroad, such as IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Electronics Letters, Chinese Journal of Electronics. And he holds about 161 patents. Prof. Zhang gained awards of National science and technology progress prize 5 times.

Dr. Shanzhi CHEN

Executive Vice President of Datang Telecom Technology & Industry Group

Director of State Key Laboratory of Wireless Mobile Communications

"TD-LTE Evolution and 5G Directions"


TD-LTE has been regarded as an important milestone for the Chinese telecommunication industry in the 4G era, and it has received considerable attention around the world and has shown astonishingly fast development in recent years. This presentation presents TD-LTE status and its evolution. Furthermore, in order to meet the requirement of the information society in 2020 and beyond, a new generation (5G) mobile broadband system is promoted. After presenting an overview of 5G including scenarios, KPIs and technology roadmaps, this presentation pays attention to TDD’s role in 5G and presents a series of TDD priority technologies, such as massive MIMO, ultra dense network, high frequency bands, flexible spectrum sharing and also Pattern Division Multiple Access (PDMA). Dr. Chen also present LTE-V, a vehicular communication solution based on TD-LTE technology. Finally, Dr. Chen points out that TDD will play a more important role in 5G.



Shanzhi CHEN received his Ph.D. degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), China, in 1997. He got M.S. (1991) from China Academy of Posts and Telecommunications (CAPT), and B.E. (1987) from Xidian University, China. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Datang Telecom Technology & Industry Group and China Academy of Telecommunication Technology (CATT). He is also the director of State Key Laboratory of Wireless Mobile Communications, and the board member of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC). He is a Guest Professor of BUPT and Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT).

Dr. CHEN has more than 20 years of experience in broadband communication and wireless mobile communication, both in industry and academia. He was a visiting researcher at the Alcatel Bell research Center in Antwerp, Belgium in 1996. He joined Datang Telecom Technology & Industry Group in 1994, and has been serving as CTO since 2008. He devoted his researches and developments to TD-LTE-advanced 4G since 2004. He has authored/co-authored over 100 technical papers in journals and conference proceedings, and 20 invention patents.

Dr. CHEN received the State Science and Technology Progress Award of China in 2001,2012 and 2016 respectively, the National Award for Technological Invention in 2015, GuangHua Engineering Science and Technology Award from the Chinese Academy of Engineering in 2012, and Outstanding Young Researcher Award from Nature Science Foundation of China in 2014.

Dr. Chen is a Fellow of the China Institute of Electronics (CIE), a Fellow of the China Institute of Communications (CIC), and a Senior Member of the IEEE. He is the Editor of the IEEE Network and the IEEE Internet of Things Journal, the Guest Editor of the IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine and the IEEE Communications Magazine. He is also the Editor of the China Communications and the Journal of Communication. He was a member of the steering expert group on information technology of the 863 Hi-Tech R&D Plan of China from 1999 to 2011.

His current research interests include 5G wireless mobile communications, Internet of Things (IoT) and vehicular network.