09 Jul 2021

Slides and presentation recordings: Radio Access Network Techniques for 6G

This event took place on 1 July 2021.

This University of Surrey led workshop, supported by DCMS and UK SPF, focused on energy efficiency, spectrum efficiency and coverage. 

This was the second in a series of three University-led 6G focused workshops supported by UK SPF and DCMS. 

The slides from the first event is this series. led by University of Bristol, can be found here:


The third event in this series will be led by University of Strathclyde on 16 September:


You can find the presentation recordings below. More slides may follow. 

Title, Speaker, Institution

Welcome Speech,

6GIC Vision and Overview of the workshop: Prof Rahim Tafazolli - Video


Dr Mike Short CBE, Chief Scientific Adviser, DIT and Visiting professor, The University of Surrey – Video

UK capabilities: Looking back to look forward

Joe McGeehan, Emeritus Professor, The University of Bristol – Video and Slides

Introduction of 6G requirements (6GIC Vision) and Workshop objectives

Rahim Tafazolli, 5G/6GIC, The University of Surrey  – Video

Morning Technical Sessions Chair:

Ian Corden, Visiting Professor, 5G/6GIC, The University of Surrey - Video

Session 1-Radio Waves modelling

Spectrum allocation from a propagation perspective

Sana Salous, Durham University – Video and Slides

A Non-Stationary Channel Model and Capacity Behaviour of ELAA-mMIMO Systems

Yi Ma, 5G/6GIC, The University of Surrey – Video and Slides

6G Technologies; Radio Waves and Health

Dr. Azadeh Peyman, Public Health England – Video and Slides

Session 2: New Physical layer Techniques

Non-orthogonal signals for spectral and energy efficient transmission; are these the ideal candidates for 6G?

Izzat Darwazeh, The University College London– Video and Slides

Rate Splitting Multiple Access for 6G Communications and Sensing

Bruno Clerckx, Imperial College – Video and Slides

Exploiting Electromagnetic Degrees of Freedom for Spectrum Efficiency Enhancements

Pei Xiao, 5G/6GIC, The University of Surrey – Video and Slides

Session 3: New Frequency Bands and towards Tbps

The optical spectrum and Tb/s wireless systems in the 6G era

Jaafar M.H. Elmirghani, The University of Leeds – Video and Slides

Power-efficient waveforms for visible light communication

Fabien Heliot, 5G/6GIC, The University of Surrey – Video and Slides

RF Sampling and Software Defined Radio – Working with a 4 GHz Baseband using the Multichannel RFSoC

Louise Crockett and David Northcote, The University of Strathclyde – Video and Slides

Lunch Break

Afternoon Technical Sessions Chair:

David Hendon, Visiting Professor, 5G/6GIC, The University of Surrey 

Session 4: RAN

Self-Organised Radio and Core Networks: Achieving end-to-end optimal resource utilisation

Muhammad Imran, University of Glasgow – Video and Slides

On the energy efficiency, spectral efficiency and coverage of cell-free massive MIMO

Hien Quoc Ngo, The Queen University of Belfast – Video and Slides

Cell Sweeping - A New Paradigm for Cells Deployment and Cell-edge Enhancement 

Atta Quddus, 5G/6GIC, The University of Surrey – Video and Slides

Session 5: Co-existence

Spectrum co-existence for satellite and terrestrial systems

Barry Evans, 5G/6GIC, The University of Surrey – Video and Slides

Blind Spectrum Sensing Using Stochastic Resonance

Seiamak Vahid, 5G/6GIC, The University of Surrey – Video and Slides

OpenRAN Lab at Surrey

Konstantinos Nikitopoulos and Yogaratnam Rahulan, 5G/6GIC, The University of Surrey – Video

Coffee Break

Session 6: Enabling Techniques

A glimpse of next-generation wireless enabling techniques

Lajos Hanzo, Southampton University – Video and Slides

Green and Secure Networks; Will 6G deliver the Duo?

Mohammad Shikh-Bahaei, King's College London – Video and Slides

Coverage enhancement with power efficient Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces

Mohsen Khalily, 5G/6GIC, The University of Surrey – Video and Slides

Discussions: All

Overview of Next Workshop: Robert Stewart, The University of Strathclyde Video and Slides

Jo O'Riordan

Jo O'Riordan

Head of Spectrum Policy and Telecoms, techUK

Jo leads the work of the UK SPF, the sounding board to government and Ofcom on medium to long-term spectrum issues in the UK and supports the delivery of the Communication Infrastructure Programme.

Prior to her appointment in 2018 Jo held positions at Islington Council, the Industry and Parliament Trust, Inside Government, and most recently at Smart Energy GB in policy and public affairs role. Here Jo predominately oversaw the organisations engagement with MPs and local government alongside external speaking opportunities.

Outside of work Jo likes spending as much time as possible with her dog Fudge, as well as cooking, watching live comedy, and running (but not that far or that fast). 

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Julia Ofori-Addo

Julia Ofori-Addo

Programme Assistant, BSG, Central Government, Financial Services Team, Comms Infrastructure, techUK

Julia Ofori-Addo supports the Broadband Stakeholder Group, Central Government, Financial Services and Communications Infrastructure with administrative and event support, research and communication.

Julia is bilingual – German and English native. Prior to joining techUK, Julia worked as an IT Team Administrator at Interxion Ltd (data center) supporting and coordinating teams with the Incident Management Protocols (IMP), auditing and reporting procedures and processes and assisting senior management with various secretarial/administrative duties. She has exceptional experience in handling and updating in-house database systems and a proven track record of demonstrating strong interpersonal skills.

Julia is a graduate at the University of Kent with a BSc in Computer Science and Business Administration. In her personal time, she enjoys current affairs discussions, going to the gym and travelling.

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