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


WHEN: Saturday, April 7th

WHERE: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N262/264

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.

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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