Microwave Road Seminar: What is 5G?

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Is 5G just yet another generation of mobile networks that will give us even faster mobile broadband?
Is 5G the magic touch that will harmonise all existing and foreseeable use cases of wireless communications under one umbrella?
Or….is it just whatever comes after 4G?


Come and listen to what some colleagues within your Microwave Road network believe are the essentials of next generation mobile communications. Experts representing academia, system vendors and a start-up will give you some of the pieces that will eventually form the 5G jig-saw!

When: Monday 21st November, at 15.00 - 18.00
Where: Chalmerska Huset, Södra Hamngatan 11, Göteborg

Number of seats available are limited, so please submit your reservation on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on a first come first served basis and no later than 11th November!


  • 5G – Plain and Simple (Tommy Svensson, Chalmers)
  • What is the Internet of Things? (Mats Andersson, Bluetest)
  • Ericsson 5G (Jonas Hansryd, Ericsson)
  • Huawei 5G (Mats Högberg, Huawei)

We round off the seminar with a panel discussion followed by a beer and a snack.

About the speakers:

Tommy Svensson is Associate Professor in Communication Systems at Chalmers University of Technology, where he is leading the research on air interface and wireless backhaul networking technologies for future wireless systems. He received a Ph.D. in Information theory from Chalmers in 2003, and he has worked at Ericsson AB with core networks, radio access networks, and microwave transmission products. His main research interests are in design and analysis of physical layer algorithms, multiple access, resource allocation, cooperative systems, moving networks and satellite networks. He has co-authored three books and more than 120 journal and conference papers.

Mats Andersson is Vice President Sales and Business Development at Bluetest AB. He has more than 30 years international wireless and telecom experience working at various engineering and management positions at Ericsson, Saab-Ericsson Space, Bluetest, and Huawei. He is the Chairman of the Board of Forsway Scandinavia AB, MUMIMO AB, and SweGaN AB and a Board member of Icomera AB and Bluetest AB.

Jonas Hansryd has more than 20 years’ R&D experience in advanced communication systems. He joined Ericsson Research in 2008 and is now responsible for Ericsson’s long time research on microwave and mm-wave radio products. His research topics cover high-capacity microwave links to meet the data-rate, latency- and traffic-volume demands on mobile backhaul created by LTE and future 5G systems. He has been involved in the development of high-capacity 70/80GHz microwave links, MIMO microwave-communication systems at 100GHz and beyond and 5G advanced antenna systems. He holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Chalmers and was a visiting researcher at the department of Applied Engineering Physics, Cornell University, NY, USA between 2003 and 2004.

Mats Högberg Site and Base station manager for the Huawei Gothenburg office. He has more than 20 years experience in telecom, antennas and base station, from 2G to 5G. The last six years at Huawei, first as the Base station system expert and the last three years the site manager, working with leading Massive MIMO and 5G base station research with a vibrant team of 25 highly qualified engineers, hungry for innovations.