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Nov 14
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12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
5G Africa
Chair’s Opening Remarks
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
5G Africa
Money talks –mobile payments and ecommerce
  • Market size and growth potential of e-commerce in the region – the role of mobile technology
  • Challenges facing retailers and e-commerce providers and opportunities for MNOs
  • Developing a mobile payments portfolio – Mobile Money, mobile banking, mobile wallets, billing etc
  • Establishing win-win partnerships
12:30 - 12:50 20 mins
5G Africa
Transport network adaption and evolution to meet 5G demands
  • Meeting developments in 5G RAN and Core
  • Migration strategies
  • Transport network requirements for different 5G use cases
  • Meeting capacity, latency, reliability, security and cost needs
  • Building service delivery intelligence into transport networks
  • Network slicing in the transport network
  • Leveraging legacy and new technology
12:50 - 13:20 30 mins
5G Africa
Panel Discussion: 4G Evolution and the technology roadmap for 5G
  • Mobile edge computing
  • Network slicing
  • Massive MIMO system architecture
  • Fronthaul and backhaul architecture
  • EPC Evolution
13:20 - 13:40 20 mins
5G Africa
Constructing nationwide public LTE Networks
13:40 - 14:40 60 mins
Main agenda
Lunch and networking break
14:40 - 15:00 20 mins
5G Africa
Content transformation with next-gen video and media
  • Content in a 5G world – Live TV, VoD, gaming, VR and AR etc
  • 5G to deliver gigabit streaming and resolutions beyond 4K
  • Content and video to increase customer base and satisfaction
  • Competing with OTT
  • Best delivery methods and network configurations and ensuring QoS
  • New approaches to monetisation
15:00 - 15:20 20 mins
5G Africa
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
15:20 - 15:50 30 mins
5G Africa
Panel Discussion: Services, applications and industries that drive the need for 5G
  • 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?
15:50 - 16:20 30 mins
5G Africa
Panel Discussion: Device ownership in Africa
  • Tackling the device affordability challenge
  • Innovative public-sector initiatives for job creation and low-cost manufacturing
  • The role of OEMs and device manufacturers