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Sep 19
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08:55 - 09:00 5 mins
5G Asia and Network Virtualisation & SDN Keynotes
Chairman's Welcome
  • Jake Saunders - VP, Asia-Pacific & Advisory Services, ABI Research
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09:00 - 09:20 20 mins
5G Asia and Network Virtualisation & SDN Keynotes
Powering the 2018 Winter Olympics with 5G
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  • Showcasing 5G technology innovation
  • Testing 5G enabled 4K HD fitted cameras and drones
  • Results from Olympic trials and lessons learnt
  • KT’s 5G vision
  • First to commercialize mobile 5G – plans for 2019 deployment
09:20 - 09:40 20 mins
5G Asia and Network Virtualisation & SDN Keynotes
Presentation by Huawei - Title TBA
09:40 - 10:20 40 mins
5G Asia and Network Virtualisation & SDN Keynotes
CXO KEYNOTE PANEL: What will the Telco of the future look like?
  • Mr Wing Lee - Chief Executive Officer, YTL Communications
  • Ian Watson - Chief Executive Officer, Cellcard Cambodia
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  • Market trends and drivers for change, and potential scenarios for the future telecommunications industry
  • Evolving relationships and roles of LTE, satellite, MVNOs, OTT and other players - Where do mobile network operators fit in the value chain?
  • How will organisational and cost structures evolve?
  • Opportunities for Telco’s to grow and diversify business models
  • How will operators effectively monetising networks?
  • How will digital transformation play a part?
10:20 - 10:40 20 mins
5G Asia and Network Virtualisation & SDN Keynotes
Presentation by Intel - Title TBA
10:40 - 11:10 30 mins
5G Asia and Network Virtualisation & SDN Keynotes
Morning networking break and exhibition visit
11:10 - 11:30 20 mins
5G Asia Keynotes
Preparing for 5G deployment and commercialisation
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  • Evolution from 4G, to 4G+, and path to 5G
  • 5G readiness
  • Milestones and key achievements in network technology updates and trials
  • Potential deployment scenarios
11:30 - 11:50 20 mins
5G Asia Keynotes
Presentation by Nokia - Session title TBC
  • Sandeep Girotra - Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific & Japan, Nokia
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11:50 - 12:30 40 mins
5G Asia Keynotes
KEYNOTE PANEL: The business case for 5G
  • Jacqueline Teo - CDO, HGC Communications Limited
  • Nalin Perera - CEO, Mobitel
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  • Is the investment and ROI for 5G justified?
  • How and where to allocate capital to support 5G?
  • Capturing the business potential of early use case opportunities
  • How should the industry commercialize 5G broadband connectivity? How to ‘price’ 5G?
  • Approaches for developing vs developed countries
12:30 - 12:50 20 mins
5G Asia Keynotes
A 5G reality check
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  • How close are we really to 5G? Are we on track? What have we achieved?
  • Differentiating 5G – what can it deliver?
  • Capturing and meeting the demands of industry and consumers
  • Technological barriers remaining
12:50 - 14:00 70 mins
5G Asia Keynotes
Lunch and exhibition visit
14:00 - 14:20 20 mins
5G in Practise
SoftBank 5G x IoT Studio and MEC architecture
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SoftBank launched 5GxIoT Studio in japan in order to stimulate the enterprise partners for new business on 5G. The studio has the 5G radio equipment and the concept of our edge computing achieved by OSS and different architectures such as x86, ARM and even GPU.

14:00 - 14:20 20 mins
4G Evolution
LTE-A and LTE-A Pro technologies and deployment in Asia
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  • Deployment in urban areas and plans for nationwide expansion
  • Bottlenecks in LTE-A (Pro) networks
  • Using LTE infrastructure to move to 5G with fall back capabilities
  • A step closer to 5G
14:00 - 14:20 20 mins
Services and Monetisation
Digital transformation and the modern MNO in the 5G era
  • Juwad Arshad - Digital Strategy Lead/Consultant, Telenor Pakistan
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  • Drivers and inhibitors to change
  • Putting digital at the centre of your business
  • Transforming customer interactions, services and generating new revenues
  • Improving internal process, operational efficiency, technology and costs
  • Approaches and practical steps for achieving digital transformation
14:20 - 14:40 20 mins
5G in Practise
Migration from LTE to 5G
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  • Building on LTE as a foundation for 5G
  • Co-existing and interoperating with 3G and LTE
  • Integration of legacy and new networks at radio and core levels
  • Migration strategies - Ensuring a smooth transition to advanced networks
14:20 - 14:40 20 mins
4G Evolution
Business Models in LTE and 5G
  • Ivan Landen - Chief Wireless Officer, Blue Wireless
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  • Technology evolution from 3G, 4G, LTE to 5G
  • Business models and outlook for the future
  • The changing role of Infrastructure providers and MVNOs Service Providers
  • Enterprise adoption of LTE/5G WAN services
14:20 - 14:40 20 mins
Services and Monetisation
Telco Big Data and A.I.
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  • Applications of Big Data analytics for Telco’s - customer experience, network optimisation, service assurance and more
  • Making sense of data to reduce costs and generate new revenue streams
  • AI and Machine Learning – how are Telco’s utilising and driving these technologies?
14:40 - 15:10 30 mins
5G in Practise
PANEL: 5G deployment strategies and realities
  • Kai Sahala - Head of 5G Sales, Asia Pacific and Japan, Nokia
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  • Cost benefit analysis of different 5G deployment scenarios
  • Deployment phases
  • Standalone vs non-standalone
  • Nationwide vs regional deployment, urban and rural deployments
  • Lessons learned from 3G and LTE deployment
14:40 - 15:10 30 mins
4G Evolution
PANEL: The role of LTE in the 5G Era
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  • LTE A as the first step for 5G
  • Early adoption for 5G
  • Will 5G be a transition or migration from LTE?
  • Supporting 5G Use Cases using LTE
  • Strategies for legacy networks
  • Will 5G ultimately replace LTE?
14:40 - 15:10 30 mins
Services and Monetisation
PANEL: Rethinking products, services and engagement for consumers
  • Winn Voravuthikunchai - Group Data Scientist, Applied Analytics, Telenor Group
  • Eranda Adikari - Senior Manager - BI Analytics, Dialog Axiata
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  • Developing a portfolio of digital products and services
  • Improving customer retention, acquisition and ARPU
  • Delivering a customer-focused experience
  • Platforms and interfaces for engaging with consumers in the digital age
  • What new services will be enabled by 5G?
  • Overcoming fear, uncertainty and doubt of adapting new technology for non-digi-natives
15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
5G in Practise
5G Fixed Wireless Access
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  • Understanding the business case – benefits, scenarios and applications
  • Enabling technologies
  • Unlocking new spectrum frequency bands
  • Complementing existing fixed BBA with FWA
  • Practical considerations for rollout – stages, timelines, costs, trials
15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
4G Evolution
Requirements for moving from 4G to 5G
  • Indika Walpitage - VP Network Operations & Service Assurance, Group Technology, Dialog Axiata
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  • Hitting critical mass uptake of LTE
  • Challenges faced in network rollout
  • Cellular LTE technology
  • Improving existing architecture
  • Capabilities to bridge the gap to 5G
15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
Services and Monetisation
A new voice for 5G – Evolution of voice services
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  • Trends and developments in VoLTE and WiFi
  • What will 5G voice look like?
  • Will voice services be revenue generating for MNO’s?
  • Building a unique voice proposition and defining Telco USPs for voice
  • New use cases and the future of voice - new voice interfaces, recognition, AI, real-time communications etc
15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
5G in Practise
Afternoon networking break, exhibition visit and Power Hour
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Join the 5G Asia Power Hour - Meet with multiple senior executives in order to discuss current projects and future challenges in a light hearted and informal way.

15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
4G Evolution
Afternoon networking break, exhibition visit and Power Hour
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Join the 5G Asia Power Hour - Meet with multiple senior executives in order to discuss current projects and future challenges in a light hearted and informal way.

15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
Services and Monetisation
Afternoon networking break, exhibition visit and Power Hour
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Join the 5G Asia Power Hour - Meet with multiple senior executives in order to discuss current projects and future challenges in a light hearted and informal way.

16:00 - 16:20 20 mins
5G in Practise
5G fixed mobile convergence
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  • Key applications and drivers for convergence
  • Challenges rolling out convergence technologies
  • Fixed mobile as part of the 5G business model
  • Seamless experience
16:00 - 16:20 20 mins
4G Evolution
Private LTE as part of 4G evolution
  • PS Tang - Board Member, GTI
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16:00 - 16:20 20 mins
Services and Monetisation
Money talks –mobile payments and ecommerce
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  • Market size and growth potential of e-commerce in the APAC 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
16:20 - 16:40 20 mins
5G in Practise
Telstra’s 5G trials
  • Channa Seneviratne - Executive Director Network & Infrastructure Engineering, Telstra
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  • Results from successful 5G trails and PoCs
  • Key 5G use cases
  • Accelerating mobile broadband network transformation to 5G – roadmap to rollout
  • Delivering solutions for the networked society of the future
16:20 - 16:40 20 mins
4G Evolution
Increasing bitrate through carrier aggregation in LTE-A and beyond
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  • Trials and testing over spectrum bands
  • Experiences in triple, quadruple, (more?) carrier aggregation
  • Different aggregation arrangements
  • Throughput targets and expectations
  • Enabling devices to further support deployment and uptake
16:20 - 16:40 20 mins
Services and Monetisation
Case study: The journey of a Towerco to 5G
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  • Reviewing the business opportunity and threats for towercos in 5G
  • Analysing the need to upgrade Cell Tower infrastructure
  • Emerging business cases
  •  Sharing infrastructure and risks
16:40 - 17:10 30 mins
5G in Practise
PANEL: 5G eMBB – a game changer for media and entertainment?
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  • Drivers for superfast mobile broadband
  • Is eMBB the first commercial 5G use case?
  • Potential applications, services and commercial opportunities
  • Alleviating capacity, interference and reliability issues
  • Technology enablers and network architectures
  • Building on gigabit LTE networks and preparing for 5G eMBB
  • Will mobile eventually replace fixed broadband?
16:40 - 17:10 30 mins
4G Evolution
PANEL: From 4G to 5G – Test, measurement and analytics for network optimisation
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  • New services and vertical use cases to be tested in 5G
  • Continuity of legacy services testing and new testing scenarios
  • Getting the most out of 4G and 4.5G with the help of network analytics
  • Testing and analytics solutions
  • AI assisted network operation and maintenance
  • The network testing and analytics strategy on the road to 5G
  • Major challenges with the transition to 5G
16:40 - 17:10 30 mins
Services and Monetisation
PANEL: New business models and partnerships for Cell Towers
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  • What do MNOs and 5G really need from cell towers?
  • How will Towercos’ business model need to change for 5G?
  • Inaugurating the era of infrastructure sharing
  • Regulatory needs to facilitate the transition of cell towers to 5G
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