Magnus Olsson


Magnus Olsson, Huawei Technologies, Stockholm, Sweden
Title: Energy Efficiency in 5G: Challenges and Opportunities
Abstract: Research on 5G has been ongoing for more than 5 years, resulting in the first version of the 5G-NR standard finalized by 3GPP end of 2017, and first commercial deployments are expected during 2018. A new radio standard and its roll-out in mobile networks implicate both challenges and opportunities of different kinds, not the least for network energy efficiency. This presentation will, based on mobile network and traffic reality, elaborate on what matters when designing for energy efficiency, how the new 5G-NR standard has taken this into account, and finally the energy efficiency challenges and opportunities related with 5G and its deployment in mobile networks.
Short bio: Magnus Olsson has been in the wireless industry for almost 20 years. Since 2017, he holds a position as Principal Energy Efficiency expert at the Corporate Energy Saving department of Huawei Technologies, based at the Stockholm Research Center in Sweden, where his current responsibilities include energy efficiency of 5G. Before that, he was with Ericsson Research, Stockholm, Sweden, which he joined in 2000. Over the years he has worked on several radio access technologies and areas such as advanced antenna systems, interference rejection techniques, and energy efficiency of radio access networks (RAN). He has authored and co-authored over 30 international journal and conference papers as well as book chapters, and is a recipient of the IEEE Communications Society Fred W. Ellersick Prize (2014). He has held leading positions in both internal and various European collaborative research projects. For example, he was the Technical Manager of the successful €14.8m EU FP7 EARTH project on RAN energy efficiency which received the ceFIMS Future Internet Award (2012). Since 2015, he is on the steering committee of the IEEE Green ICT initiative, a pan IEEE Societies initiative responsible for Green ICT activities across IEEE.