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RIS – Shaping the Radio Channel for Best Connectivity



There has been much conversation and confusion about RIS, or Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces. While they will be late to the party in 5G, they could form an invaluable piece of the puzzle for delivering the kind of consistent coverage that governments and end-users alike are crying out for in the next generation… provided it’s good enough.

This webinar, featuring Rohde & Schwarz’ Heinz Mellein, will act as a masterclass into the capabilities and promise of RIS, as well as a chance to put your questions to the expert.

Join us to find out what you need to know about RIS.


Alex Lawrence

Alex Lawrence

Managing Editor, 6GWorld Read Bio
Alex Lawrence

Alex Lawrence

Managing Editor, 6GWorld

Alex Lawrence is Managing Editor at 6GWorld. His mission is to bring together stakeholders from across industries, countries and disciplines to make sure that, as technology evolves in the coming decade, it’s meeting the changing demands of society, government and business.

Before 6GWorld Alex worked at the GSMA for 9 years, researching and arranging the agenda for events such as MWC in Barcelona and Shanghai as well as specialised regional conferences. He has been involved as a professional nosy person in the telecoms sphere since 2004, with short detours through industrial O&M and marketing.

If you’d like to talk to Alex about your ideas or projects he’d love to hear from you. @animalawrence or alex.lawrence@6gworld.com.

Heinz Mellein

Heinz Mellein

Technology Manager, Rohde & Schwarz Read Bio
Heinz Mellein

Heinz Mellein

Technology Manager, Rohde & Schwarz

Heinz Mellein is a technology manager for wireless communications with Rohde & Schwarz. In this role he is evaluating new radio technologies and markets with respect to their test & measurement needs. He also represents the company at various industry organizations responsible for wireless communication standards such as 3GPP, ETSI and REDCA. Heinz joined Rohde & Schwarz in 1990 and has been involved in mobile radio communication testing ever since. He was member of the startup team that designed and developed the very first GSM system simulator for type approval purposes, and subsequently a project manager and technology trainer for GSM, UMTS, WiMAX and LTE. He is also the co-author of a comprehensive book covering test & measurement for UMTS. Heinz received his diploma in communications engineering at the Technical University of Karlsruhe, Germany.

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