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The IEEE Central Texas Consultants Network is an affinity group of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) Region 5 Central Texas Section.


The Consultants Network promotes the development of members' careers through professional and social networking, including publicizing members' skills and sharing potential professional opportunities, and supports the IEEE Central Texas Section.

Meetings - General Information

The Consultants Network meets monthly. Except when meeting jointly with other groups, the Consultants Network meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Meetings usually begin with informal networking from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m., followed by presentations from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. by experts in technology, marketing, sales, advertising, financial or legal needs of small businesses and special needs of consultants.

Note: Due to the current COVID-19 situation, this month's meeting will be on WebEx.
Please scroll down to the Reservations line to sign up for this meeting.

5G Wireless Technology Overview

March 2020


5G Wireless Technology Overview


5G technology has the ability to radically change how we interact with the world. Not only will the new technology allow for higher speeds and throughput, the additional capability will unlock multitudes of different applications. This includes everything from remote surgeries to live VR sporting events to autonomous vehicles. But the big question is how this will be done. This presentation will cover an overview of 5G, including how this new technology will work. The presentation will cover topics such as carrier aggregation, frame and protocol structure, beamforming, and network architecture.

Muru Thirugnana
Speaker's Bio:

Muru Thirugnana
is a Wireless Specialist and Application Engineer with Keysight Technologies, based in Dallas, Texas. Muru has a master's degree in electrical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (BHU). He has worked in the development of modem/protocol stack, RF firmware, physical layer, and 3GPP wireless systems. His experience includes handset development, chipset integration, and test solutions development. Currently, Muru's focus is on LTE-A, NB-IoT, and 5G solutions.

Date & Time: Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: WebEx Meeting
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