Matthias Hesse


Matthias Hesse was born in Zschopau, Germany, in 1981. He received the Diplom Ingenieur degree (M.Sc. equivalent) in electrical engineering from the Dresden University of Technology in 2006, and his Ph.D. degree in information technology and communications from the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France, in 2010. Since 2010, he is a senior radio research engineer at Nokia Networks in Wroclaw, Poland. In 2013, Matthias setup the Innovation Board in the technology center Wroclaw, and moved this within short time to a number two position among all Innovation Boards within Nokia worldwide. Matthias is currently leading one of the largest Nokia research projects on 5G, with project members in 7 countries, centering on the design of new MAC, RLC, PDCP and RRC functionality in 5G communication systems.



5G For People And Things – The Key To The Programmable World (2015)

5G will be the next generation of cellular communications, expected to be standardized starting from 2016, and commercially deployed in 2020. Different from earlier generation changes, 5G is not only expected to enhance the current services delivered by wireless networks, but it is expected to provide the platform for a vast range of novel services constituting the programmable and all-connected world of people and things. This keynote presentation provides a high-level overview on 5G from a wide range of angles. It covers the possibilities offered by 5G, for instance listing some examples of machine to machine communication services that will make our everyday life easier, and describes the key technical components and architectural paradigm changes that Nokia envisions for 5G. It further depicts the Nokia view on the roadmap towards 5G, and the key changes to the communications ecosystem that the journey to the programmable world will likely imply. The presentation is complemented by a virtual 3D journey through a future city where 5G is already deployed.