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Nov 13
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12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
5G Africa
Chair’s Opening Remarks
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
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5G Africa
MTN’s experience launching the first 5G trial in Africa
  • Babak Fouladi - Group CTIO, MTN
  • Addressing untapped value changes with 5G for Operators
  • Ensuring customer applications and high customer experiences with the next generation of connectivity
  • Overcoming standards and spectrum obstacles to unleash 5G
  • The role of 5G for the African development and innovation
12:30 - 12:50 20 mins
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5G Africa
Evolving to a dynamic 5G network
  • Finding innovative ways to meet the demand of connectivity
  • Overview of the 5G technology capabilities in Africa
  • Identifying use cases and applications for the digital transformation of industry verticals
12:50 - 13:00 10 mins
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5G Africa
Ask the trials experts

A dedicated session and unique opportunity to ask your burning questions to the team who first trialled 5G in Africa. The team experts will stay on stage following their presentations and answer they whys and hows of the trial, as well as discuss what’s next.

13:00 - 13:20 20 mins
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5G Africa
Preparing for 5G deployment and commercialisation

• Evolution from 4G, to 4G+, and path to 5G
• 5G readiness
• Milestones and key achievements in network technology updates and trials
• Potential deployment scenarios

13:20 - 13:40 20 mins
5G Africa
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13:40 - 14:40 60 mins
Main agenda
Lunch and networking break
14:40 - 15:00 20 mins
5G Africa
Using VR to showcase 5G capabilities – A Vodacom use case
  • Nicholas Naidu - Managing Executive: Technology Strategy, Architecture & Innovation, Vodacom
15:00 - 15:20 20 mins
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5G Africa
Accelerating a digital future with 5G
  • 5G is happening – are we ready?
  • A digital future lies in the hands of end-users
  • Ultra-broadband and vertical services in 5G
  • 5G use cases: changing the speed of technology
15:20 - 15:30 10 mins
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5G Africa
Ask the trials experts

A dedicated session and unique opportunity to ask your burning questions to the team who delivered the truly immersive VR experience. The team experts will stay on stage following their presentations and answer they whys and hows of the trial, as well as discuss what’s next.

15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
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5G Africa
Panel Discussion: Overcoming the unique deployment challenges for the next generation of connectivity in Africa
  • Network densification
  • Higher spectrum
  • Standards
  • Fiber installation
16:00 - 16:20 20 mins
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5G Africa
From 4G to 5G – Test, measurement and analytics for network optimisation
  • Continuity of legacy services testing and new testing scenarios
  • Getting the most out of 4G and 4.5G with the help of network analytics
  • Testing and analytics solutions
  • AI assisted network operation and maintenance
  • The network testing and analytics strategy on the road to 5G
16:20 - 16:40 20 mins
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5G Africa
Investing in fixed-data network to respond to the market need for more data
  • Value-added services and smart home technologies to encourage customers to use more data
  • The economics of investment in fibre and projected ROI
  • Content as the driving force for more data
16:40 - 17:10 30 mins
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5G Africa
Panel Discussion: Optimal spectrum scenarios for 4G and 5G networks
  • Analysing the Wireless Open Access Network case studies and scenarios
  • The role of governments in driving connectivity reach - innovative initiatives
  • Standards and regulations ‘outside’ of the network
  • Spectrum requirements for different services and use cases