Cellular networks have facilitated positioning in addition to voice or data communications from the beginning, since 2G, and we’ve since grown to rely on positioning technology to make our lives safer, simpler, more productive, and even fun. Cellular positioning complements other technologies to operate indoors and outdoors, including dense urban environments where tall buildings interfere with satellite positioning. It works whether we’re standing still, walking, or in a moving vehicle. With 5G, cellular positioning breaks new ground to bring robust precise positioning indoors and outdoors, to meet even the most demanding Industry 4.0 needs.

As we look to the future, the Connected Intelligent Edge will bring a new dimension of positional insight to a broad range of devices, improving wireless use cases still under development. We’re already charting the course to 5G Advanced and beyond by working on the evolution of cellular positioning technology to include RF sensing for situational awareness.

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Featured Speakers

Kiran Mukkavilli

Sr. Director of Engineering
Qualcomm Technologies Inc.

Dr. Kiran Mukkavilli is a Sr. Director of Engineering in wireless research at Qualcomm Technologies Inc., where he currently leads the systems research team for sub-7 GHz technologies for 5G Advanced. He joined Qualcomm in 2003, holds more than 150 granted U.S. patents, and has been involved in system design, standardization, implementation, and commercialization of a broad variety of technologies at Qualcomm. Dr. Mukkavilli received his M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Rice University and holds a bachelor of technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

Xiaoxia Zhang

Sr. Director of Technology
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Dr. Xiaoxia Zhang is a Senior Director of Technology at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., where she is currently leading projects focusing on industrial IoT and bringing 5G technology to shared or unlicensed spectrum. She earned her Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Ohio State University in 2002, majoring in wireless communications and signal processing. Dr. Zhang joined Qualcomm after graduation and has worked on 3G, 4G and 5G, including PHY/MAC system design, evaluation, prototyping and standardization.

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