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SHOWING OF STREAMS

10:30 - 11:30

Morning coffee and networking

SHOWING OF STREAMS

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch and networking - featuring Lunch Time Briefing

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Lunch Time Briefing (Exhibition Theatre 2, 13:15-13:45)

De-Mystifying key 5G and IoT principles - A fact or fiction interactive quiz experience

  • Expanding the acronyms
  • Busting the myths
  • Explaining the technology

Neil Wiffen, Principal Technical Consultant, Red Banana Wireless

  • Neil Wiffen - Principal Technical Consultant, Red Banana Wireless
SHOWING OF STREAMS

15:50 - 16:50

Drinks Reception and networking

SHOWING OF STREAMS

18:10 - 20:40

TechXLR8 Asia Awards Ceremony

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One of the highlights for your 2017 calendar, the TechXLR8 Asia awards will celebrate excellence in the APAC region’s telecoms and tech community, and offer an exceptional opportunity for the industry’s top players to meet, showcase their achievements, and be inspired. The evening will recognise the latest and greatest innovative solutions and companies making an impact in the region.

Submissions for the awards will be accepted until 11 August. Winners will be announced during the ceremony in the evening of Tuesday 3 October.

Click here for more information and categories.

09:00 09:20 (20 mins)

Keynotes

The world’s first KT 5G Olympics

  • KT's 5G Olympic use case preparation
  • 5G key technologies and specifications
  • Strategy of interoperability with future global 5G standard release
  • Roadmap to 2018 trial network rollout and full commercial rollout in 2019
  • Pyoung-Soo Park - Vice President, Mobile Access Network Technology Department, Korea Telecom

09:20 09:40 (20 mins)

Keynotes

5G commercialization – One step closer

  • Vision and key requirements for 5G
  • Prototypes, tests and early validations of 5G services
  • Future RAN and Core network architecture concepts
  • Roadmap for the development and commercialisation of 5G and IoT
  • Magnus Ewerbring - Chief Technology Officer, Ericsson Asia-Pacific

09:40 10:10 (30 mins)

Keynotes

Panel: Modernising the building blocks of the network

  • Emerging use cases driving next generation network development – massive mobile broadband, IoT, ultra-reliable networks etc
  • Key technologies that will enable 5G
  • Development of technology standards and specifications
  • The role of NFV, SDN, MEC etc
  • Overcoming regional connectivity requirements and challenges
  • Moderator: Richard Swinford - Partner, Arthur D. Little
  • Fumio Watanabe - Chairman, KDDI Research Inc.
  • Priyantha Fernandez - Chief Network officer, Sri Lanka Telecom

10:10 10:30 (20 mins)

Keynotes

Google’s vision for the future of connectivity (topic tbc)

  • Gulzar Azad - Country Head - Connectivity, India, Google

10:30 11:30 (60 mins)

Morning coffee and networking

11:30 11:50 (20 mins)

Road to 5G

5G -Ready – The business case for evolving Microwave and Millimeter wave transport

  • New use cases for 5G networks
  • New operating modes and business models for next-gen networks
  • Innovative technologies for breaking the multi-Gpbs barriers & case study
  • Long term research directions for frequency and spectrum efficiency
  • Leonida Macciotta - Senior Marketing Manager, Western Europe Branch Product Management Department, Huawei Technologies

11:50 12:10 (20 mins)

Road to 5G

SK Telecom leading 5G trials to commercial reality

 - Initial thoughts on 5G

 -Technical challenges to meet 5G requirements 

 -Overall architecture design with cloudified and virtualized elements

 -How SKT is preparing to realize and platformize the 5G architecture with key enabling technologies 

  • Jong Han Park - Senior Manager, SK Telecom

12:10 12:30 (20 mins)

Road to 5G

KDDI’s 5G Trial

  • How to use higher frequency bands for 5G
  • Super flexible network to cope with diverse requirements
  • Successful field trials of 5G radio
  • Use case PoCs with partners
  • Fumio Watanabe - Chairman, KDDI Research Inc.

12:30 13:00 (30 mins)

Road to 5G

Panel: Route to 5G

  • The race to 5G: Who will be first?
  • Comparing operator strategies and timeless for for 5G network upgrades
  • Network evolution vs revolution
  • Ensuring a smooth transition to 5G
  • Optimising 5G deployment
  • Strategies to reduce the cost of deployment
  • Journey to 4G vs 5G – lessons learned
  • Moderator: Jake Saunders - VP, Asia-Pacific & Advisory Services, ABI Research

11:30 11:50 (20 mins)

3G & 4G Evolution

Bridging the Digital Divide - 2G/3G/4G Network Rollout via Satellite

  • Reaching unconnected areas that can only be served by satellite
  • Case studies: 2G/3G/4G cellular backhaul deployment over satellite in developed and developing countries in Asia
  • Preparing for the 5G network
  • New business models for upgrading and expanding your cellular network coverage quickly with limited CAPEX
  • Melvyn Chen - Senior Principal Marketing Manager for Global Initiatives, Intelsat

11:50 12:10 (20 mins)

3G & 4G Evolution

Case Study: Deploying a 4G only network

  • Bandwidth, infrastructure and frequency considerations
  • Services, call quality and costs
  • Preparing for the next generation of networks and services
  • Mr Wing Lee - Chief Executive Officer, YTL Communications

12:10 12:30 (20 mins)

3G & 4G Evolution

The gradual migration to 5G

  • Migration strategies
  • Co-existing and interoperating with 4G and LTE
  • Integration of legacy and new networks at radio and core levels
  • Ian Pattison - International CTO, Mavenir

12:30 12:50 (20 mins)

3G & 4G Evolution

Meeting the surging mobile data requirements in Cambodia – 3G, LTE, 5G

  • Specific requirements & challenges for network modernization in Cambodia
  • Experiences from deploying a nationwide LTE network
  • Protecting legacy investments – Hosting 2G/3G/4G operations simultaneously through Single RAN
  • Improving speeds, coverage and services for subscribers
  • Strategy for upgrade to 5G
  • Ian Watson - Chief Executive Officer, Cellcard Cambodia

11:30 11:50 (20 mins)

IoT Networks

Enhancing IoT with real-time communications

  • Moving beyond IoT access to increase ARPU with end-to-end IoT services and applications
  • Layering low-usage voice on top of IoT/M2M services in IMS virtualized networks
  • Differentiating industrial and consumer IoT with real-time voice
  • Jim Machi - SVP Product Management & Marketing , Dialogic

11:50 12:10 (20 mins)

IoT Networks

Case Study: NB-IoT developments and deployment

  • Results from trails and demonstrations
  • Use cases for NB-IoT
  • The role and importance of 5G technologies for NB-IoT
  • Ensuring quality and reliability of service
  •  Future roadmap and timelines to commercial deployment

12:10 12:30 (20 mins)

IoT Networks

The importance of IoT testing

  • The challenges of IoT
  • Quality of service of mobile IoT
  • Active testing for IoT
  • Importance of mobile IoT testing
  • Testing service availability for LoRA networks


  • Patrick Tang - Vice President Sales APAC, SIGOS

12:30 13:00 (30 mins)

IoT Networks

Panel: IoT network connectivity requirements and the impact of 5G

  • Network requirements for different verticals and use cases
  • Comparing available networks for IoT delivery – 3G/LTE, NB-IoT, LPWAN
  • Interoperability across IoT connectivity standards
  • What will 5G deliver for enterprise? How will 5G disrupt the IoT solutions landscape?
  • Preparing your network architecture for serving IoT technologies
  • Partnering with network disruptors and LPWAN players
  • Moderator: Sherrie Huang - Research Program Head, Asia Pacific, Analysys Mason
  • Debashis Panigrahi - Director, Solution Architect, Allot Communications
  • Neil Shah - Research Director, Devices & Ecosystems, Counterpoint Technology Market Research
  • Craig Bachmann - IoT Advisor, TM Forum

13:00 14:00 (60 mins)

Lunch and networking - featuring Lunch Time Briefing

Lunch Time Briefing (Exhibition Theatre 2, 13:15-13:45)

De-Mystifying key 5G and IoT principles - A fact or fiction interactive quiz experience

  • Expanding the acronyms
  • Busting the myths
  • Explaining the technology

Neil Wiffen, Principal Technical Consultant, Red Banana Wireless

  • Neil Wiffen - Principal Technical Consultant, Red Banana Wireless

14:00 14:20 (20 mins)

Road to 5G

NTT DoCoMo’s first real-world 5G trial

  • 5G implementation strategy
  • Successful tests of 5G data transmission in a commercial complex
  • Key technologies enabling real world 5G speeds
  • Adherence and interoperability with future global 5G standard releases
  • Roadmap to 2020 launch
  • Takehiro Nakamura - VP and General Manager of 5G Lab, NTT DOCOMO

14:20 14:40 (20 mins)

Road to 5G

Realising 5G network innovation in Asia

  • Identifying the potential and possibilities 5G offers
  • Enabling massive human-to-human and machine-to-machine connectivity
  • Experiences from deploying key pre-5G technologies
  • Establishing strategic partnerships to deliver advanced communication needs

14:40 15:00 (20 mins)

Road to 5G

Essential Test & Measurement for 5G networks

  • 5G at a glance: use cases and requirements
  • Testing Strategy Mapped to 5G Path
  • Go beyond the traditional QoE to context-aware QoE
  • Major T&M challenges with the transition to 5G
  • Mark Delongis - VP of Pre-Sales, APAC Planning and Optimization, InfoVista

15:00 15:20 (20 mins)

Road to 5G

Spectrum and public policy for 5G

  • Vision for 5G for developing markets in APAC
  • Spectrum policy: What’s different in 5G?
  • 5G impact – its role in creating Digital Economies for developing markets in APAC



  • Foong Chee Kheong - Head of Regulatory Affairs, Axiata Group

15:20 15:50 (30 mins)

Road to 5G

Panel: Spectrum for 5G

  • Comparing 4G and 5G spectrum requirements
  • Where will 5G spectrum come from?
  • Spectrum allocation for different services and impacts on experience
  • Harmonisation of spectrum bands across the region/globally
  • Are spectrum issues delaying standards?
  • Considerations for spectrum pricing
  • Investment friendly approaches for new spectrum licence issues


  • Dr KY-Leng - Deputy Director General, Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, Cambodia
  • PS Tang - Board Member, GTI
  • Patrick Tsie - Senior Director, Technical Marketing, Qualcomm

14:00 14:20 (20 mins)

3G & 4G Evolution

SLT experience of 4G network transformation and the path to 5G

  • Deploying TD LTE by incumbent fix operator
  • How to overlay LTE network with XDSL and FTTH network to obtain market advantage
  • How to complement FBB with MBB
  • Sri Lankan experience within the competition
  • Impact in Digital transformation in the presence of 4G, pre 5G and path to 5G
  • Priyantha Fernandez - Chief Network officer, Sri Lanka Telecom

14:20 14:40 (20 mins)

3G & 4G Evolution

Myanmar’s amazing 1000-day journey to 4G

  • Impact of mobile telephony in Myanmar since marked opened in 2014
  • Development of data consumption and latest consumer behavior trends
  • Experiences of network roll out from 2G to 4G across Myanmar
  • Next steps in Myanmar’s mobile evolution journey
  • Joslin Myrthong - Chief Marketing Officer, Telenor Myanmar

14:40 15:00 (20 mins)

3G & 4G Evolution

VoLTE optimisation

  • Converting to all-IP services
  • Improving service quality and reliability
  • Testing, measurement and monitoring of VoLTE calls
  • Experiences from VoLTE deployment
  • Barriers to optimizing VoLTE customer experience
  • Stefan Engels - Systemics Group Board Member and Managing Director of Commsquare, Commsquare (Systemics Group member)

15:00 15:20 (20 mins)

3G & 4G Evolution

Mobile architecture to support LTE networks and services

  • Improving existing architecture
  • LTE cellular modem technology
  • Capabilities to bridge the gap to 5G


15:20 15:50 (30 mins)

3G & 4G Evolution

Panel: Network roll-out practicalities in Asia

  • Deploying large-scale networks to meet critical mass uptake of LTE
  • Extending the reach and penetration of LTE
  • Challenges faced in network rollout
  • The case for continued investment in 3G and 4G networks
  • The importance of developing a flexible network and maintaining QoE
  • Key areas of growth and priorities for operators to capitalise on current networks
  • Moving toward advanced networks and 5G and ensuring a smooth transition
  • Moderator: Stephen Wilson - Principal Analyst, Analysys Mason
  • Hassan Ali - Head of Network Operation Center, Pakistan Mobile Communication Limited (PMCL)-JAZZ
  • Joseph Waring - Mobile World Live, GSMA
  • Amar Mandhyan - Technical Director, Mobility Network Engineering Asia Pacific, CommScope

14:00 14:20 (20 mins)

Core

Building the 5G-ready mobile transport network of the future, today

  • Understanding developments within 4G and 5G standardisation
  • Considering the impact of 5G transport architectures on mobile transport networks
  • Investigating the issues associated with 4G to 5G migration within mobile transport networks
  • Discussing practical considerations for mobile and wholesale operators as they prepare for 5G
  • Sten Nordell - CTO Metro Business Group, Infinera

14:20 14:40 (20 mins)

Core

A vision of 5G core

  • The essential elements of 5G core architecture
  • How will legacy networks be integrated?
  • How will core develop in the next decade?
  • Raden Supriadi - Data Service Network, XL Axiata

14:40 15:00 (20 mins)

Core

3-Dimensional value in 5G

  • 3-Dimensional value in 5G - optimize, secure, engage
  • Optimization in the VR, IoT in slicing domain
  • Cyber security for all (IoT, Device, Things) from the core – clientless!
  • User engagement is a key
  • Ofer Gottfried - Chief Executive Officer, Flash Networks

15:00 15:20 (20 mins)

Core

Control and User Plane Separation (CUPS)

  • What the standards say
  • Function de-coupling and grouping
  • EPC as a service?
  • Neil Wiffen - Principal Technical Consultant, Red Banana Wireless

15:20 15:50 (30 mins)

Core

Panel: Evolution of mobile core architecture to support 5G services

  • Current status of core developments – what has been achieved and what still needs to be done?
  • Standalone or non-standalone 5G core integration?
  • Migration from legacy core framework
  • Interoperability challenges
  • Managing 5G capacity demand
  • Network cloudification strategies
  • Ensuring inherent CORE security
  • What will 5G core look like in 2020 and beyond?
  • Moderator: Neil Shah - Research Director, Devices & Ecosystems, Counterpoint Technology Market Research
  • Kamaruzaman Mohamad - Head of Network Solution, DIGI Telecommunications
  • Ling-Chih Kao - Deputy Manager, Chunghwa Telecom
  • Raden Supriadi - Data Service Network, XL Axiata

15:50 16:50 (60 mins)

Drinks Reception and networking

16:50 17:05 (15 mins)

TechXLR8 Asia Show Headliners

Delivering a Digital Economy that Drives Singapore’s Smart Nation Initiative

  • Tan Kiat How - Chief Executive Officer, Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)

17:05 17:25 (20 mins)

TechXLR8 Asia Show Headliners

Intel Executive

17:25 17:45 (20 mins)

TechXLR8 Asia Show Headliners

Delivering a Digital Economy that Drives Singapore’s Smart Nation Initiative

Tan Kiat How, CEO, IMDA

  • Tan Kiat How - Chief Executive Officer, Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)

17:45 18:10 (25 mins)

TechXLR8 Asia Show Headliners

Panel: The Role of Technology in the Future of the Connected Consumer

Moving towards a smart nation – what tech will change the lives of the consumer of the future?

How to leverage the benefits of future networks

Futurist perspectives: what emerging tech will disrupt our day-to-day lives by 2020?

  • Moderator: Chairman: Charles Reed Anderson, Founder, Charles Reed Anderson & Associates
  • Charles Brewer, CEO, DHL eCommerce
  • Priyantha Fernandez, Chief Network Officer, Sri Lanka Telecom
  • Priyantha Fernandez - Chief Network officer, Sri Lanka Telecom

18:10 20:40 (150 mins)

TechXLR8 Asia Awards Ceremony

One of the highlights for your 2017 calendar, the TechXLR8 Asia awards will celebrate excellence in the APAC region’s telecoms and tech community, and offer an exceptional opportunity for the industry’s top players to meet, showcase their achievements, and be inspired. The evening will recognise the latest and greatest innovative solutions and companies making an impact in the region.

Submissions for the awards will be accepted until 11 August. Winners will be announced during the ceremony in the evening of Tuesday 3 October.

Click here for more information and categories.