Facebook Connectivity Research Workshop 2021

Facebook Connectivity
Tue, May 18, 9:00 AM (PDT)

About this event

Facebook Connectivity invites telecommunications experts from around the world to attend the 

2021 Facebook Connectivity Research Workshop on May 18th. 

Access to the internet has become ever more important today. It gives us an important channel to connect with our friends and family, prepares us for the technology-intensive jobs of tomorrow, and enables us to participate in the broader economy. Further, according to the recent World Bank report on 4G/5G universal broadband, internet access is increasingly seen as a cornerstone for sustainable development.

However, many people around the world still do not have access to mobile connectivity, and technology innovations are needed to help close this gap. To provide connectivity in rural regions, for example, we have to overcome many challenges, including lack of infrastructure, high development costs, and lack of tailored technical solutions. In urban areas, affordability is a persistent challenge in many areas. In addition, rapid increase of data traffic means telecommunication networks are stressed, and future internet performance is at risk.

These complex challenges require innovative business and tech solutions. At Facebook Connectivity, our mission is to bring more people online to a faster internet. To ensure relevance and impact, we need input from thought leaders in industry and academia to identify the most relevant challenges and the most promising solution elements. We need to work together to ensure that our research and development efforts contribute to impactful solution sets.

Over the past several years, we’ve used input from experts to guide our research activities, including the mmWave channel sounder project and the diffractive non-line of sight wireless backhaul project.

To continue our progress in rural connectivity, Facebook Connectivity is inviting some of our key partners to share their thoughts on some of our collaborative research activities. The workshop will feature presentations from the following attendees: Alex Aimé and Grace Chen (Facebook), Omar Tupayachi Calderón (Mayu Telecomunicaciones), Renan Ruiz Moreno (Internet para Todos de Peru), and Brisanet. 

To attend, please register via this event page by 5:00 pm PDT on Monday, May 17th. We look forward to seeing you virtually on May 18th!

Speakers

  • Julius Kusuma

    Julius Kusuma

    Facebook

    Research Scientist

    See Bio
  • Alex Aimé

    Alex Aimé

    Facebook

    Director of Network Investments - Emerging Markets

    See Bio
  • Grace Chen

    Grace Chen

    Facebook

    Product Manager

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  • Omar Tupayachi Calderón

    Omar Tupayachi Calderón

    Mayu Telecomunicaciones

    Founder, CEO

    See Bio
  • Manuel García

    Manuel García

    Internet para Todos

    Head of Planning and Engineering

    See Bio
  • Roberto Nogueira

    Roberto Nogueira

    Brisanet

    CEO

    See Bio
  • Michel Castaldelli

    Michel Castaldelli

    Facebook

    Business Development Manager

  • Hosts

  • Julius Kusuma

    Julius Kusuma

    Facebook

    Research Scientist

    See Bio
  • Sharon Ayalde

    Sharon Ayalde

    Facebook

    Research Program Manager, Academic Relations

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  • Jessica Birch

    Jessica Birch

    Facebook

    Research Events Producer

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  • Alisa Futritski

    Alisa Futritski

    Facebook

    Research Project Coordinator

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