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Spatial data analytics for 5G assessment By Edward Oughton

Edward Oughton, University of Oxford

5G is now the focus in telecom markets around the world. Hence, decision makers in industry and government require new evidence to help strategically connect both people and things to a faster, more reliable internet. This presentation focuses on the development of new spatial data analytics to support decisions relating to telecommunication technologies, business models and policies, based on engineering-economic assessment of 5G roll-out. Research using four key methods which underpin these analytics will be presented including (i) simulation modeling, (ii) open-source software, (iii) machine learning and (iv) high performance computing. Attention will also be paid to how these techniques are now being applied in emerging economies to help connect more people to the internet.

Oughton, E.J.Edward Oughton is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Oxford and is known for developing decision-support models of digital infrastructure for both industry and government. He carried out one of the first assessments of 5G roll-out in Britain, subsequently applying these techniques to countries around the world. Edward has been awarded over $750k in funding and delivered projects for many institutions including the World Bank, Facebook Connectivity Lab, UK Treasury, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, AIG and Lockheed Martin. In 2017, he was nominated by the US Embassy (London) for the International Visitors Leadership Program based on his telecommunications research. Edward holds an MPhil and PhD from the University of Cambridge and is a 5G Researcher in Residence at the UK’s Digital Catapult. He also retains visiting positions at the Cambridge Judge Business School and Cambridge Computer Laboratory.

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