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TSDSI Expert Talk # 2 on “Role of Optical Networking in 5G and Beyond” by Dr Kumar Sivarajan, CTO Tejas Networks (Aug 6, 2020: Webinar)
August 6, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
TSDSI launched its “TSDSI Expert Talks” Webinar Series to engage the domestic and global community in a dialogue on “Standards for Emerging Technologies” with the inaugural talk by Prof. Arogyaswami Paulraj, Professor Emeritus Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University.
The 2nd Talk in this webinar series was with Dr Kumar Sivarajan, CTO Tejas Networks & Founder Chairman TSDSI on “Role of Optical Networking in 5G and Beyond” on 6 August 2020 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM IST.
While much of the industry attention is focused on the radio aspects of 5G, optical networking will play a critical role in realizing the full potential of 5G. With increased data rates, backhaul for 5G needs to be almost entirely optical and with distributed radios, there is a need for optical fronthaul as well. In this talk, Dr Kumar Sivarajan gave an overview of optical technology solutions for 5G fronthaul and backhaul. He also gave a glimpse of the nature of 6G networks that will be deployed in 2030.
The session was moderated by Professor Kiran Kuchi, Professor Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Hyderabad and Member Governing Council, TSDSI.
The webinar was attended online by 219 participants. It was also streamed live on TSDSI’s youtube channel.
Webinar recording: Click here to view the recording
About Dr Kumar Sivarajan:
Dr Kumar Sivarajan – Expert Speaker: Dr Kumar Sivarajan is the Chief Technology Officer at Tejas Networks and was the Founder Chairman of TSDSI. He has nearly three decades of experience in the field of telecommunications. Prior to joining Tejas, he was an associate professor at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru and a research staff member at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York. Kumar holds a B. Tech in Electrical Engineering (Electronics) from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras and an M.S and PhD from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA (Caltech).