Moderator – Zhenfei Tang, Senior Expert at Huawei Wireless
Title: mmWave Evolution for 5G-Advanced

Mr. Zhenfei Tang


Zhenfei Tang is the senior expert of the 5G evolution research in Huawei. He led 5G evolution research and managed a series of national projects from Huawei. He has been engaged in the research for 3G, 4G and 5G wireless communications systems and was the major representative of Huawei in 3GPP and in China IMT-Advanced since he joined Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd in 2005. Mr. Tang has more than 100 granted patents in the area of wireless communications and contributed more than 500 papers to international standards and conferences. He received his M.S. degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 2004.

Motivation and Background:

The 5G began with the first version of Rel-15 in 2018 and has achieved great technical success through three releases of evolution. Since Rel-18 in 2022, the 5G has leapt into the 5G-Advanced era which will be commercialized around 2025 and beyond. mmWave natively support large bandwidth and low latency which may enable quite a lot of new service, such as AR/VR, metaverse, URLLC, and will provide large value to the whole indurstry. Therefore mmWave evolution for 5G-Advanced is essential important. we still face lots of challenges for mmWave large scale deployment, such as outdoor and indoor coverage, seamless mobility, network and device energy efficiency and etc. It will be very timely to investigate how 5G mmWave evolves towards 2025 and beyond from technology points of view, taking into accounts the main use cases, key challenges and potential technology trends.


In this panel, we will bring together leading experts from the mobile industry. The panel can serve as a good opportunity to share the experts’ views about mmWave technology for 5G-Advanced and can provide a bridge between industry and academia.



Participant – Gen Cao, Principal Researcher of China Unicom

Dr. Gen Cao


Gen Cao is the Principal Researcher of China Unicom Research Institute. He is leading the 3GPP RAN standardization research of China Unicom and He has been actively engaged in the new technology research and commercial deployment for 4G and 5G wireless communications systems. He is serving as one Vice Chair of 3GPP RAN3 working group since August 2021. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 2007 and 2012, respectively.




Participant – Hao Xu, Head of Qualcomm Research China

Dr. Hao Xu


Hao Xu is currently the head of Qualcomm Research China. Since 2003, Dr. Hao Xu has been working at Qualcomm R&D, where his main research focus is on wireless communications system design. He has led various research, prototyping, and 3GPP standardization topics from 3G to 5G wireless technologies. Since 2017, he has also been leading research in robotics and artificial intelligence, with focus on computer vision applications for robotics and on-device AI algorithm study. Prior to Qualcomm, he worked at Bell Lab’s Wireless Communication Research Lab from 2000 to 2003, where the first MIMO system (BLAST) was invented. In 2003, he received the Bell-Labs President Gold Metal Award. Dr. Hao Xu received his B.S and M.S. from Moscow Power Engineering Institute and Technical University, Russia, in 1994 and 1996, respectively. He received his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in 2000. During his Ph.D. research, he pioneered the millimeter-wave propagation research at 38 GHz and 60 GHz with Dr. T. Rappaport. In 1999, he received the IEEE Communications Society Steve Rice Award with Dr. G. Durgin and Dr. T. Rappaport. He has numerous journal publications and patents and had served a few years as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. In addition, Dr. Hao Xu has been recognized as the Person of the Year “Golden Trend Award” by Huanqiu in 2019 and the Top 10 5G Leading Figures by Communications World in 2018.



Participant – Shaobo Wang, Chief Expert of Wireless Communication Air Interface System at Huawei Wireless

Mr. Shaobo Wang


Shaobo Wang is the Chief Expert of wireless communication air interface system, Wireless Network, Huawei. He joined Huawei after graduating from Zhejiang University in 2000. From 2000 to 2008, he was responsible for the design of baseband receiver algorithms for the 3G UTMS system. From 2008, he led the R&D work of physical-layer and low-MAC algorithms in GSM, UMTS, LTE, and 5G NR systems, laying a foundation for the competitiveness of Huawei’s network products. Since 2017, he is the chief engineer leading 5G Advanced Technology Research. He has served and will serve as general and/or program co-chair of many international conferences/workshops.



Participant – Oliver Sun, Assistant general manager at Mediatek

Mr. Oliver Sun


Oliver Sun is currently the assistant general manager of communication system design headquarter at Mediatek, Inc., leading advanced wireless research and standardization, commercial system design, proof of concept prototyping and strategic technology roadmap. He received his Master degree in communication engineering from National Taiwan University in 2001. Oliver had received top innovation and contributor awards in MediaTek. He contributed cellular system algorithm and architecture design and led the teams to develop leading modem generations for MediaTek from 2G to 5G. Starting from 2019, Oliver started driving standard research in 3GPP, technical ECO system partnership, disruptive technology roadmap pipeline and advanced R&D for 6G innovations.

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