5G Asia is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 3099067.

Informa
Sep 11
Show Filter
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Info
5G and Network Virtualisation & SDN Asia Shared Keynotes (Room 4)
Chair's Opening Remarks and Analyst intro: Global state of play of 5G and expectations for the next 24 months
  • Pamela Clark-Dickson - Practice Leader, Digital Communications and Social Networking, Consumer Services, Ovum
  • Reviewing the global operator 5G deployments
  • Understanding the key learnings from Asia’s 5G deployments
  • Analysing trends in telco 5G technology approaches
  • WRC expectations and the road ahead
  • Release 16 expectations
  • 5G enabled devices and smartphones; what are the roll out and uptake expectations?
09:10 - 09:30 20 mins
Info
5G and Network Virtualisation & SDN Asia Shared Keynotes (Room 4)
Preparing for 2nd Phase 5G Commercialization: Findings and Future Tasks
  • Yongmin Choi - VP, 5G Core Network Technology, KT
  • Status of 5G network: Achievements and issues
  • Plans for next stage
  • Way forward for more advanced 5G service
09:30 - 09:50 20 mins
Info
5G and Network Virtualisation & SDN Asia Shared Keynotes (Room 4)
5G, Empowering Asia
  • Mohamed Madkour - VP, Wireless & Cloud Core Network Marketing & Solution Sales, Huawei
  • Revolutionizing industries with 5G in Asia

    Mobility business strategy based on 4G+5G

    Building inclusive 5G network
09:50 - 10:30 40 mins
Info
5G and Network Virtualisation & SDN Asia Shared Keynotes (Room 4)
Panel: Defining the 5G killer app in Asia
  • Panel moderator Virat Patel - Managing Director, Pioneer Consulting Asia , Pioneer Consulting Asia
  • Panellist Carlson Chu - SVP Technology Strategy and Development, PCCW/HKT
  • Panellist Geok Chwee Ong - CEO, Bridge Alliance
  • Panellist Wing Lee - CEO, YTL Communications
  • Panellist Chong Siew Loong - CTO, StarHub
  • Panellist Ir. Ts. Azizi A. Hadi - Chief Network Officer, Telekom Malaysia
  • Is there such thing as a killer app?
  • What are the 5G monetisation challenges and timelines?
  • Learnings from the first commercial launches
  • The consumer vs industry verticals opportunity
  • What markets are expected to first pick up 5G in the Asian region?
  • How can developing economies justify the 5G investment?
10:30 - 10:50 20 mins
Info
5G and Network Virtualisation & SDN Asia Shared Keynotes (Room 4)
5G Core to Edge
  • Alexander Quach - Vice President and General Manager of Wireline Core & Network Division in the Network and Custom Logic Group, Intel
  • Industry 5G rollout is ahead of schedule with early RAN deployments now moving towards the edge and network core
  • NFV is accelerating to meet 5G challenges in the core network and extends towards the network edge
  • Edge buildouts driven by network functions and early services
  • Intel is working with key partners to deliver scalable 5G core to edge platforms
10:30 - 11:30 60 mins
Here & Now (Stage A)
Shared 5G Network Infrastructure
  • Mike Ang - President, ATiS
10:50 - 11:30 40 mins
5G and Network Virtualisation & SDN Asia Shared Keynotes (Room 4)
Networking break & exhibition visit
11:30 - 12:10 40 mins
Info
Here & Now (Stage A)
An interview: branding 5G innovations
  • Interviewer Joseph Waring, GSMA
  • Interviewee Mansur Khamitov - Professor of Marketing and Consumer Behavior at Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University Singapore
  • Branding of 5G innovations
  • Implications of 5G for brands and companies
  • 5G rollout, consumer adoption and its implications
  • Consumer behavior and psychology related to 5G
  • Brand loyalty via gamification in the age of 5G
11:35 - 11:55 20 mins
Info
5G Asia Keynotes (Room 4)
5G – Beyond higher peak speed
  • Denis Seek - CTO, M1
  • Full-fledged 5G Capabilities
  • Building In-house Competency through Trials of Relevant 5G Use Cases
  • Transformation to a 5G-ready network
11:55 - 12:25 30 mins
Info
5G Asia Keynotes (Room 4)
Panel: 5G deployment choices
  • Panel moderator Julian Bright - Senior Analyst, Intelligent Networks, Ovum
  • Panellist John Baker - SVP, Business Development, Mavenir
  • Panellist Sanjay Kaul - Cisco President, Service Provider Business, Asia Pacific & Japan, Cisco
  • Panellist Vivek Dixit - Vice President, Reliance Jio
  • SA vs NSA: requirements, economics & realistic timelines
  • NFV as the cornerstone of 5G
  • Digitising and automating to cut down deployment costs
  • Securing access to critical 5G resources: fibre, towers, street furniture
  • Network sharing: economics, viability, challenges and opportunities
  • Shutting down 2G & 3G: is this happening and what are the timelines?
12:25 - 12:45 20 mins
Info
5G Asia Keynotes (Room 4)
Singtel’s journey to 5G
  • Tay Yeow Lian - Managing Director, Networks, Singtel
  • The roadmap to 5G for Singtel
  • Learnings from Singtel’s end-to-end 5G trials
  • Our Partners: 5G Garage and ongoing trials with enterprises
12:30 - 13:10 40 mins
Here & Now (Stage A)
The real-world 5G experience so far, and implications for the future
  • Ian Fogg - VP Analysis, OpenSignal
12:45 - 13:40 55 mins
5G Asia Keynotes (Room 4)
Networking break & exhibition visit
13:00 - 13:55 55 mins
Info
Leaders 5G Executive Summit (Room 3)
5G & IoT (invitation Only)
  • Adrian Ho - Practice Leader, Enterprise Advanced Digital Services, Ovum

A discussion on what are the expectation of enterprises for 5G IoT services.

This closed-door strategic discussion will be held under Chatham House Rule, to encourage openness and information sharing. 

13:15 - 13:45 30 mins
Info
Here & Now (Stage A)
Why You Should be Programming in Python Today
  • Wei-Meng Lee - Trainer, Innovation Academy

According to the Stackoverflow Developer Survey 2019, Python is the fastest-growing major language in the programming world. What makes Python such a compelling language that most developers would want to program in it? And more importantly, why should you learn it?

In this session, Wei-Meng Lee, author of Python Machine Learning (Wiley), explains the excitement around this language, and some of the cool stuffs you can create. You will learn how to get started with Python programming and see demos on how to use Python to:

  • Perform facial detection and recognition
  • Implement machine Learning
  • Create Internet of Things (IoT) projects

This is a session that will change your life forever. Learn Python today!

13:55 - 14:00 5 mins
5G Services (Room 4)
Chairman’s opening remarks
  • Pamela Clark-Dickson - Practice Leader, Digital Communications and Social Networking, Consumer Services, Ovum
13:55 - 14:00 5 mins
5G Network Transformation (Room 2)
Chairman’s opening remarks
  • James Crawshaw - Senior Analyst – Intelligent Networks & Automation, Heavy Reading
14:00 - 14:20 20 mins
Info
5G Services (Room 4)
Update on 5G deployment in Japan
  • Takehiro Nakamura - SVP and General Manager of 5G Labs, NTT DOCOMO
  • 5G deployment plan
  • 5G spectrum allocation in Japan
  • NTT DOCOMO activities for 5G service creation
  • Views on 5G evolution
14:00 - 14:20 20 mins
Info
5G Network Transformation (Room 2)
5G deployment considerations in dense urban environments
  • Carlson Chu - SVP Technology Strategy and Development, PCCW/HKT
  • When TDD systems operate in adjacent spectrum blocks and in the same geographic areas, cross-cell interference can significantly degrade network performance. Therefore, synchronization of TDD systems is of paramount importance and 5G will impose additional challenges.
  • Statistics show that more than 80% services on 4G mobile networks occur indoors. Although indoor coverage in 5G era will become an integral part of operators' core competitiveness, at the same time it offers opportunity for network sharing.
14:00 - 14:40 40 mins
Info
Here & Now (Stage A)
5G: Technology Quick Guide
  • Carlos De Lima - Networking Specialist Trainer & Consulting Architect at, Independent Consultant

Finally, 5G is here. Its fundamentals promise Telcos new sources of revenue, new opportunities, and new ways to delight their customers: 100× bandwidth, 10× throughput, 10× reduction in latency, 1000× partners. The technology elements that are driving feverish interest in 5G are simple and have been in development for a decade.

  • Unlocking MM wave Spectrum: Challenges and Benefits
  • Understanding Massive MIMO and Beamforming antenna technology 
  • What is 5G NR and Standardisation Timeline
  • A peek into Network slicing: Role of SDN and NFV
  • The role of MEC in 5G future: major impacts
14:20 - 14:40 20 mins
Info
5G Services (Room 4)
Unlocking the real business value of 5G
  • Dan Bantukul - Senior Principal Member Of Technical Staff, Oracle Communications
  • Monetizing 5G requires CSP to undergo business transformations that encourages business, operation and cultural changes.
  • CSP needs digital platforms that enable this business transformation in order to capture these opportunities and grow revenues beyond traditional connectivity services.
  • Network slicing enables CSP to implement this new digital platform paradigm without compromising their traditional and regulated services.
  • Network slicing is a key piece for CSPs to expand into a wide range of enterprise ecosystems, enabling them to provide, and extract, more value.
14:20 - 14:40 20 mins
Info
5G Network Transformation (Room 2)
5G RAN Evolution
  • John Baker - SVP, Business Development, Mavenir
  • How can c-RAN help achieve the 5G vision?
  • Creating a flexible infrastructure that supports the increasingly heterogenous RANs
  • Who is standalone 5G NR really for?
  • 5G RAN optimisation best practice
14:40 - 15:00 20 mins
Info
5G Services (Room 4)
The pathway to 5G for enterprises
  • Ivan Landen - Chief Wireless Officer, Blue Wireless
  • The evolution from 4G/LTE to 5G Solutions for Enterprises
  • How 5G will enable new business models and transform Enterprise Networking
  • The evolution of IOT in a 5G World
14:40 - 15:10 30 mins
Info
5G Network Transformation (Room 2)
Panel: The Journey to Cloud-Native
  • Panel moderator James Crawshaw - Senior Analyst – Intelligent Networks & Automation, Heavy Reading
  • Panellist Caroline Chan - Vice President, Data Center Group & General Manager of Network Business Incubator Division, Intel Corporation
  • Panellist Marc Price - CTO, Matrixx Software
  • Panellist Patrick Ostiguy - Founder & Executive Chairman, Accedian
  • Should Cloud-Native be the goal for 5G operators?
  • Reviewing technologies, processes and models that need to change on the journey to Cloud-Native
  • What are the challenges CSPs can expect along the way?
  • Expected benefits operators can achieve at each Cloud-Native step
14:40 - 15:30 50 mins
Info
Here & Now (Stage A)
5G: Taming and Upgrading the IT stack
  • Carlos De Lima - Networking Specialist Trainer & Consulting Architect at, Independent Consultant

To prepare for all that 5G will enable, CSPs must begin investing now, well ahead of the rollout of the networks, to ensure that supporting IT systems and operations are prepared to handle the changes in network, operational, and customer demand.
• Understanding why the IT stack must be upgraded for 5G: agility, experience, service
• Upgrading the OSS/BSS: Overcoming challenges and roadmap
• Migrating to Cloud Native architecture: from DevOps to Microservices culture
• The need for Automation and Zero touch 5G
• Managing the Data Deluge: AI/ML

15:00 - 15:40 40 mins
5G Services (Room 4)
Networking and refreshment break
15:10 - 15:50 40 mins
5G Network Transformation (Room 2)
Networking break & exhibition visit
15:30 - 16:15 45 mins
Info
Here & Now (Stage A)
5G: Gearing up for Industry 4.0
  • Carlos De Lima - Networking Specialist Trainer & Consulting Architect at, Independent Consultant

With the next generation of the industrial revolution being triggered by the combination of emerging technology, the impact that 5G has on Industry 4.0 will be unique. 5G won’t redesign the production line but it will enable new operating models and unlock fresh revenues for Telcos. 5G will offer manufacturers the chance to build smart factories that can take advantage of the emerging tech that’s changing the industry and bolster their bottom line.

  • The emergence of Industry 4.0: Origins and future economic potential
  • Why is 5G critical to the new age of manufacturing: IoT and RTC
  • Seek profitable segments within Industry 4.0 value chain: Verticals and Smart cities
  • Formulating win win commercial and collaborative propositions for enterprises
  • Reconfiguring the go-to-market strategies to


15:40 - 16:00 20 mins
5G Services (Room 4)
On-stage interview: XL’s perspective on bringing 5G to Indonesia
  • Interviewer Virat Patel - Managing Director, Pioneer Consulting Asia , Pioneer Consulting Asia
  • Interviewee Rob Langton - Group Head, XL Home, XL Indonesia
15:50 - 16:10 20 mins
Info
5G Network Transformation (Room 2)
Secure and scale your network for 5G
  • Ravi Raj Bhat - Global Field Sales CTO and Shared Services Senior VP, A10

The 5G evolution and IoT explosion will give rise to new threats in the telecom network. To scale and improve the security of your 5G network, we will outline strategies that mobile operators should consider today while delving into the myths and realities around them. These include:

•Consolidating network functions

•Boosting security at key protection points

•AI-based threat protection solutions to protect telecom network

•Virtualizing network functions

By carefully investing in upgrades to support specific 5G use cases, network operators can monetize their near-term investments and at the same time modernize the existing infrastructure in preparation for the eventual migration to a full 5G architecture.

16:00 - 16:20 20 mins
Info
5G Services (Room 4)
Make 5G happen: Produce a GB below USD 0.25
  • Gayan Koralage - Director, Group Strategy & Commercial, edotco Group
  • 5G promises large array of new use cases with enhanced throughput, lower latency and increased device connection density.
  • Though which use cases will stand the test of commercial viability is not clear today, it is certain that cost of producing a GB will be for a key driver.
  • Currently Asian markets produce a GB at a cost of USD 2.00 – 2.50, whereas revenue per GB could be as low as USD 0.25 in certain markets.
  • 5G’s spectral efficiency and high throughput will bring down the per GB cost. However, passive infrastructure cost will represent a significant portion of producing a GB, due to increased number of sites in urban areas.
  • Infrastructure service providers needs to play a bigger role in bringing down the production cost of a GB and make 5G a reality.
16:10 - 16:30 20 mins
Info
5G Network Transformation (Room 2)
From Datacenter to Edge: The NFV journey of an infrastructure solution provider
  • Ulysses Lu - Associate Business Development Manager, QCT
  • Challenges of network transformation and how NFVI solution providers help to overcome
  • Next Generation Central Office for network virtualization
  • The spirit of open and sharing – Telco NFV ecosystem
16:15 - 17:40 85 mins
Info
Here & Now (Stage A)
5G Monetization: Looking for business and pricing models
  • Carlos De Lima - Networking Specialist Trainer & Consulting Architect at, Independent Consultant

Telcos must carefully evaluate the potential of 5G services and assess their readiness to profitably support crucial features of 5G. Many Telcos will be unprepared to monetize all services, especially those that require rapid and frequent changes at scale and involve the simultaneous management of multiple partners, network resources, and varying business models.

  • What do the consumers and enterprises really desire and will pay for
  • Moving towards value-based pricing: from content to context
  • Recalibrating the business model: leveraging platform thinking
  • Assessing ROI over the technology life cycle
  • Understanding financial impacts of low-cost deployment strategies
16:20 - 16:40 20 mins
Info
5G Services (Room 4)
Capturing new high margin enterprise revenue with 5G
  • Andrew Mackay - Head of Mobile Solutions, Service Provider, Asia Pacific and Japan, Cisco
  • While early 5G launches excite the consumer market, for SPs, delivering higher margin services to enterprise customers is the key to monetizing 5G.
  • What are the new mobile use-cases that 5G will enable for traditional enterprise and new vertical markets.
  • How both 5G New Radio and evolved Wi-Fi 6 are complementary in meeting diverse new requirements, both technical and business.
  • New business models that will be enabled with network slicing, and managed private 5G networks
16:30 - 16:50 20 mins
Info
5G Network Transformation (Room 2)
Building 5G network foundation with converged-haul transport from access to core
  • Madhusudan Pandya - Senior Advisor, CTO Office, Ciena, APJ
16:40 - 17:10 30 mins
Info
5G Services (Room 4)
Panel: The services potential of network slicing
  • Moderator Pamela Clark-Dickson - Practice Leader, Digital Communications and Social Networking, Consumer Services, Ovum
  • Seth Roy - Product Line Management & Development VP, iBwave
  • Jussi Lehmuskallio - Managing Director, Elisa Hong Kong
  • David Turkington - Head of Technology, Asia Pacific, GSMA
  • Who will run and orchestrating slicing?
  • Will private networks lead, replace or complement network slicing?
  • What are the stages to get to a fully dynamic and on demand slicing model?
16:50 - 17:10 20 mins
Info
5G Network Transformation (Room 2)
Connectivity + Cognition through 5G, Edge Computing and Artificial Intelligence
  • Pethuru Chelliah - Chief Architect and Vice President at Site Reliability (SRE) CoE, Reliance Jio
  • The relevance of 5G for reliable edge computing
  • The next-generation real-time services and applications leveraging 5g and edge analytics
  • Edge cloud formation and sustenance technologies and tools
  • 5G and AI at edge towards cognitive systems and environments
17:10 - 17:30 20 mins
Info
5G Services (Room 4)
The private-5G opportunity
  • Moderator Pamela Clark-Dickson - Practice Leader, Digital Communications and Social Networking, Consumer Services, Ovum
  • Panellist Thomas Magendanz - Head of Next Generation Networks , Fraunhofer FOKUS
  • Panellist Joe Barrett - President, GSA
  • Panellist PS Tang - Board Member, GTI
  • Panellist Ashwin Moranganti - VP Product Management and Marketing, Affirmed Networks
  • What does the increased demand for private networks mean for telcos’ business?
  • How will private networks and NB IoT be deployed to ensure high levels of security
  • Ensuring the high security and reliability of networks
  • What are the investment models?
  • Will private networks give a stronger play for vertical markets?
17:10 - 17:30 20 mins
5G Network Transformation (Room 2)
3GPP Update
  • Puneet K Jain - Chairman: Architecture Working Group (SA2), 3GPP
18:30 - 20:15 105 mins
5G Awards Ceremony and Drinks Reception
Showing of Streams
Showing of Streams
Showing of Streams
18:30 - 20:15

5G Awards Ceremony and Drinks Reception

More