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Nov 14
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11:40 - 11:50 10 mins
5G Africa
Chair’s Opening Remarks
  • Matthew Reed - Practice Leader, Middle East and Africa , Ovum
11:50 - 12:10 20 mins
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Monetising the digital transformation; A video content use case
  • Navdeep Kapur - Chief Commercial Officer, Econet Wireless Zimbabwe
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
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Combining the right ingredients from LTE and 5G to build mission-critical private mobile networks
  • Dr. Jens Specht - Head of BU Government & Enterprise, ND SatCom
  • Impacts of Distributed EPC, MEC and C-RAN in mission critical networks
  • Connecting the cells over satellite and minimizing delay
  • Mission Critical Push To Talk – Why is it not supported on most of the satellite networks today
  • How to keep networks private, even with satellite backhauling
12:30 - 12:50 20 mins
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How to migrate signalling from 2G to 5G
  • Lasse Makinen - Senior Sales Manager, Network Products, Tieto
12:50 - 13:10 20 mins
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4G Evolution and the technology roadmap to 5G
  • Sabelo Dlamini - Principal Engineer:Telecoms, Research Group Leader: Advanced Networks & Architecture Systems, Meraka Institute: Telecoms & Media,, Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)
  • Mobile edge computing
  • Network slicing
  • Massive MIMO system architecture
  • Fronthaul and backhaul architecture
  • EPC Evolution
13:20 - 13:40 20 mins
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At the edge - Street furnishing 5G
  • Vino Govender - Executive: Strategy, Mergers & Acquisition and Innovation, Dark Fibre Africa
13:40 - 14:00 20 mins
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When should we deploy private LTE networks?
  • Nick Dewar - VP of Products and Systems Engineering, Telrad Networks
  • Understanding the options when considering investing in an LTE network
  • Truly bridging the digital divide with fixed wireless access technology?
14:00 - 14:20 20 mins
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Networking break
14:50 - 15:10 20 mins
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5G: Assessing the new revenue opportunities available
  • John Naylon - CTO and founder, Cambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL)
  • How 5G is a game changer for new use cases – recent global case studies
  • What is the market opportunity for Africa?

- Fixed wireless access for enterprise and residential markets

- Smart city applications

- IoT & M2M

  • mmWave technology choices to enable revenue growth
15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
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5G readiness in Kenya
  • Gaudensia Chepkonga - Senior Manager Network Strategy and Architecture, Safaricom
15:30 - 15:50 20 mins
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Monitoring, integrated analytics and migration for next generation networks
  • Michal Oporowski - VP Sales, Monitoring Division, Systemics Group
  • Operator challenges
  • Monitoring options
  • Future monitoring trends
15:50 - 16:20 30 mins
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Panel Discussion: Device ownership in Africa
  • Moderator Matthew Reed - Practice Leader, Middle East and Africa , Ovum
  • Olatunde Olatunbosun - Head, IMS Core & Datacoms, ntel
  • Noble Katse - Director Business Development, Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority
  • Tackling the device affordability challenge
  • Innovative public-sector initiatives for job creation and low-cost manufacturing
  • The role of OEMs and device manufacturers
16:20 - 16:25 5 mins
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Close of the 5G Africa Track 2018