ITx Rutherford 2019 Speakers

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Samuel Ekundayo

Eastern Institute of Technology

Samuel Ekundayo is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Computing, Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT). Before becoming a full-time faculty member at EIT, Samuel was an Agile Business Analyst and a Senior Technical Analyst at renowned New Zealand brands. He has experience in Payment technologies (Ecommerce) and Software development (particularly Mobile and Web).

Samuel has had the opportunity of teaching at various institutions in New Zealand including Victoria University of Wellington and Auckland University of Technology. While currently, he teaches Project Management and Advanced Mobile and Wireless Technologies at EIT, previously, he’s taught a range of courses including Enterprise Systems, Service Relationship Management, ECommerce, and Management Information Systems.

Pathway to 5G – Challenges at a Cellular Level

Thursday 12:20pm - 12:50pm, CITRENZ (Ara Room 3)

The paper aims to underline the technological term 5G with the embedded core technologies and standards, rather than being a commercial placard, focusing on the cellular level, excluding overall factors like backhauling and handover techniques. Navigating through the evolution of Mobile Technology and the driving force behind it enables us to understand the basic developmental challenges, ideologies, and competencies the 5G aims to achieve from its’ predecessors. These are the key decisive factors defining 5G as we understand it from a user’s perspective. Following a review of studies detailing the proposed technologies for 5G, the novel technologies in several arenas of the smallest unit of the mobile network - the cell; are analyzed and compared with those of 4G.

Like most other technological advancements, the advancing Mobile Technology also has its own challenges including environmental hazards, efficiency and political rivalry of manufacturers, which are of paramount for its success and worldwide acceptance. Some of these technologies will be refined and coined to form a structural standard forming the basics of 5G by the standards organizations like ITU and 3GPP who are already midway successful in this process. While the availability of 5G as a service to users is still an awaited experience of the near future, the evolution of the underlying technologies and its continuous development provides both a challenging and motivating habitat for innovations.