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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 - 12:40 30 mins
5G Africa
OPENING KEYNOTE: MTN’s experience launching the first 5G trial in Africa
  • Giovanni Chiarelli - Chief Technology & Information Officer, 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
12:40 - 13:00 20 mins
5G Africa
Evolving to a 5G economy
  • Chafic Traboulsi - VP & Head of Networks, Ericsson Middle East and Africa, Ericsson
  • Africa remains the region with the highest growth rate in mobile subscriptions globally
  • There is overwhelming evidence linking ICT investment in infrastructure and economic growth
  • 5G is one of the crucial network technology standards that will pave the way for the 4th Industrial revolution
13:00 - 13:20 20 mins
5G Africa
How to evolve towards 5G
  • Mohamed Madkour - VP Global Wireless Networks Marketing and Solutions, Huawei
13:20 - 13:40 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
13:40 - 14:40 60 mins
Main agenda
Networking break
14:30 - 15:00 30 mins
5G Africa
KEYNOTE: 5G – Deployment strategy and use cases from an African perspective
  • Nicholas Naidu - Managing Executive: Technology Strategy, Architecture & Innovation, Vodacom
  • An overview of 4G network evolution to 5G
  • 5G network deployment strategies from an African operator’s perspective
  • 5G use cases for Africa’s needs
  • Vodacom’s experience in launching the 1st commercial 5G network in Africa
15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
5G Africa
New spectrum required in mmWave band to truly enable 5G, improve competition and realise it's societal impact
  • Andile Ngcaba - Chairman, Comsol Networks
  • Iain Stevenson - Founder and CEO, Comsol Networks
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
  • Paul Kukubo - Independent Director, Communications Authority of Kenya
  • 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
Innovation facilitates MBB further development (MBB:Mobile BroadBand)
  • Fu Tao - Senior Product Director, ZTE Microelectronics

Cost effective, Fast Time-to-Market,Low power consumption,Security chipsets from ZTE Microelectronics

16:20 - 16:50 30 mins
5G Africa
CLOSING KEYNOTE: 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?

16:50 - 17:20 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
  • Tony Willis - GM: ICT Strategy and Enterprise Architecture, Transnet SOC Ltd
  • Malcolm Ramsay - CTO, Pixellife
  • Mohamed Madkour - VP Global Wireless Networks Marketing and Solutions, Huawei
  • 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?