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Annie Turner, Editor, Mobile Europe & European Communications


KEYNOTE: What’s the impact of 5G so far? 

Enrique Blanco, Global CTIO, Telefónica

Unprecedented speed is just the start of how 5G is changing the face of connectivity. What has been the impact so far on how people live, work, and play, all over the world? 

Going cloud native – the migration is underway!

Patrik Rokyta, VP Systems Architecture, NetNumber

There is no doubt that the move to cloud native has started and 5G has been the catalyst.  However, there are still many InterGENerational networks like 2G, 3G, 4G & LTE in service that are functional and delivering on their promise.  Those operators who haven’t started the migration will need to answer a few questions.  How do they manage the transition from legacy to new, from known and trusted technologies to a new paradigm?   

PANEL: The 5G Standalone opportunity in the ecosystem

Israel Katz, Global Sales Engineering Manager, Gilat Satellite Networks 
Peyman Jazayeri, Head of 5G Corporate Customers, Germany, Deutsche Telekom 
Fotis Karonis, EVP & Group Leader 5G & Edge, Capgemini & ex-CTO, BT Enterprise / EE 
Moderator: Annie Turner, Editor, Mobile Europe & European Communications 

5G Standalone represents the real network of the future. Who are the key players in this ecosystem and how can they collaborate to deliver a virtualised, automated, on- demand SA 5G network?

How will Open RAN impact 5G?

Gabriele Elia, Head of Technology Communication & Standardisation, TIM

Open RAN gives telcos and CSPs greater flexibility as to how they deploy their radio systems and networks, and as such it is expected to become central to the success of 5G. RAN buildout represents a massive investment and how it is executed will determine how operators can deploy and monetize 5G services.

Comfort break

How is the move from proof of concept (PoC) trials to 5G-powered Industry 4.0 progressing?

Terje Jensen, SVP & Head of Global Network Architecture, Director 5G Readiness Strategic Program, Telenor

The message is that 5G finally opens the door to Industry 4.0, but what’s the reality behind the hype? Manufacturers are under pressure to improve product quality, boost factory efficiency, enhance safety, security and sustainability, whilst remaining competitive and profitable. How can 5G help enterprise customers achieve these objectives?

5G validation, testing and verification

Chris Murphy, Regional CTO EMEA, VIAVI Solutions
Dritan Kaleshi, Director of Technology – 5G, Digital Catapult
  • Validating the performance and capability of specific network functions
  • How lab-based testing can replicate real-world conditions
  • Visibility of 5G end-to-end programmable networks

PANEL: Monetizing 5G in urban settings

Tom van Arman, Smart City Strategist & Future City Maker, Founder & Director, Tapp
Kurt Schlager, Head of Network Evolution, Group Technology & Future Services, A1 Telekom Austria Group
Ron Porter, Head of Network & OSS Product Marketing, Amdocs
Jacob Groote, EVP 5G, KPN
Moderator: Paul Beastall, Strategy Director, Cambridge Consultants & Advisory Board Member, UK5G

5G is expected to be a significant accelerator for smart city services. With extremely high speeds and low latency will enable everything from autonomous vehicles and remote surgery, to recycling and waste and digital learning. How can operators take a slice of this revenue, and how should we address pricing?

What have we learned about 5G so far and how will it affect future trends?

Stephen Sale, Research Director – Consumer Division, Analysys Mason 

An analyst’s perspective on current and future trends 

  • Update on service launches; take-up and impact on KPIs
  • Discussion of the main approaches to pricing and propositions
  • Reflection on the longer-term potential for 5G in consumer and enterprise markets 

Wrap up of Day 1

Annie Turner, Editor, Mobile Europe & European Communications

End of Day 1