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Nov 13
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12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
5G Africa
Chair’s Opening Remarks
  • Thecla Mbongue - Senior Research Analyst, Ovum
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
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
5G Africa
Evolving to a dynamic 5G network
  • Senior Executive, Ericsson
  • 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
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

13:10 - 13:30 20 mins
5G Africa
The anti-densification pill for the unlimited data hype
  • Dror Shlomo - VP Product, Flash Networks
  • Mobile data consumption trends
  • Pre-paid mobile broadband plans competition heats up
  • Network densification and network expansion challenges
  • The optimized path towards unlimited data bundles
13:30 - 14:30 60 mins
Main agenda
Networking break
14:30 - 14:50 20 mins
5G Africa
Using VR to showcase 5G capabilities – A Vodacom use case
  • Nicholas Naidu - Managing Executive: Technology Strategy, Architecture & Innovation, Vodacom
14:50 - 15:10 20 mins
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
15:10 - 15:20 10 mins
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
15:30 - 15:50 20 mins
5G Africa
Panel Discussion: Optimal spectrum scenarios for 4G and 5G networks
  • Moderator Thecla Mbongue - Senior Research Analyst, Ovum
  • Akinwale Goodluck - Head of Sub-Saharan Africa, GSMA
  • Dick Sono - Chief Director- Radio Frequency Spectrum, Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services, South Africa
  • 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
16:00 - 16:20 20 mins
5G Africa
Low power consumption, Security, Time to market, Cost effective

Innovative chipset solution accelerating Mobile Broadband's further development

16:20 - 16:40 20 mins
5G Africa
Connecting and Monetising a Massive Digital Future with 5G
  • Paul Berriman - Group CTO, PCCW-HKT

• 5G is going to be massive. Massive densification of small cells. Massive Broadband. Massive IoT Devices

 • But where is it taking us? What will it cost? Where is the demand? What about the spectrum and its cost?

 • Where are the benefits? Who will benefit most?

 • Where is the money and who should pay?

 • What will it mean for Operators, Enterprises, Governments and Society?

16:40 - 17:10 30 mins
5G Africa
Panel Discussion: Services, applications and industries that drive the need for 5G
  • Moderator Thecla Mbongue - Senior Research Analyst, Ovum
  • Sami Said - Chief Security Officer, Tunisie Telecom
  • Defining the use cases that drive the need for faster connectivity
  • How is the SME market developing and how can Operators help their achieve their goals?