The IEEE Broadcast Technology Society Hosts the “IEEE-BTS Symposium” Technical Sessions at NAB 2018 in Las Vegas

The IEEE Broadcast Technology Society (BTS) Hosts the “IEEE-BTS Symposium” Technical Sessions at NAB as part of the 2018 Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference (BEITC) at the Las Vegas convention center. The IEEE Broadcast Technology Society is bringing hot topics and industry leaders to the April 2018 NAB Conference in the form of technical sessions.

BTS will be hosting the IEEE-BTS Symposium at NAB as a part of the 2018 BEITC on Sat, 4/7, covering 5G & ATSC 3.0

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Session One 1:30 - 2:50pm - 5G- A Key Enabler for New Verticals and Markets, given by Dr. Athul Prasad, Senior Specialist, Radio Research at NOKIA Bell Labs and BTS Member, aims to provide an overview and current status of 5G in terms of key features, standards evolution and potential deployments. The talk will also focus on the disruptive technology components of 5G that enables deployments in new verticals – such as transport, mining, energy, etc., as well as finding new markets for wireless networks. Based on the work done in 5G-Xcast project, the talk also provides an overview of multicast / broadcast technologies for 5G acting as a key enabler for supporting diverse set of verticals (including media and entertainment, public safety, internet-of-things), and markets.

Session Two 3:20 – 4:40pm – Deployments of the ATSC 3.0 Standard, will include presentations about the current deployment activities of the ATSC 3.0 standard around the United States and Korea. Topics will include the Phoenix Model Market and Advanced Warning and Emergency Alert developments. Speakers will include Anne Schelle, Managing Director of Pearl TV, Madeleine Noland, Consultant to LG Electronics and BTS Member, Pete Sockett, Director of Engineering at Capitol Broadcasting, Mark Aiken, VP Advanced Technology, Sinclair Broadcasting and Richard Friedel, EVP, Fox Networks and BTS Adcom Member.

BTS is pleased to host a condensed version of our Annual 3 day IEEE Broadcast Symposium occurring in October 2018. For more information on the BTS technical sessions and to register, visit

ABOUT BTS: The IEEE Broadcast Technology Society (BTS) is a technical society and council dedicated toward advancing electrical and electronic engineering by maintaining scientific and technical standards, as well as educating its members through various meetings, presentations, events, conferences, and training programs.

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