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Sep 20
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08:50 - 09:00 10 mins
5G Asia 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 Keynotes
Designing Singapore’s 5G future
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  • Establishing Singapore’s first 5G CoE
  • Supporting the Singapore Government Smart Nation initiatives
  • Plans and timelines for 5G roll out
  • Future application possibilities and anticipated growth opportunities 5G will bring
  •  5G test bed and live 5G field trials
09:20 - 09:40 20 mins
5G Asia Keynotes
Continuing the 5G moment in the APAC region
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  • Key technology milestones
  • Update and results from recent 5G field trials in the region
  • Feasibility and commercial potential of 5G use cases
  •  Preparing for 5G deployment and commercialisation
09:40 - 10:00 20 mins
5G Asia Keynotes
From trials to reality – where do we go from here?
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  • Infrastructure requirements to create a functional network
  • Practical challenges and considerations for 5G applications
  • Steps for commercial deployment
10:00 - 10:30 30 mins
5G Asia Keynotes
KEYNOTE PANEL: Are we 5G ready? Standards, technology and deployment
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  • Update on standards and specifications
  • Spectrum availability and allocation
  • Technology enablers for 5G
  • 5G ready terminals and devices
  • E2E considerations – Ensuring we deliver on the 5G promise
10:30 - 10:50 20 mins
5G Asia Keynotes
Presentation by ZTE - Title TBA
10:50 - 11:20 30 mins
5G Asia Keynotes
Morning networking break and exhibition visit
11:20 - 11:40 20 mins
5G in Practise
5G business platform based on end-to-end network slicing
  • DK Lee - Manager, Core Network Lab, Network Technology R&D Center, SK Telecom
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  • Providing instant network capacity or coverage for mission-critical services
  • Ensuring reliability and performance
  • Network slicing trials and experiences
  • Network and infrastructure development and leveraging existing technology
  • Considerations for RAN, Core and transport layers
  • Configuring dedicated network slices for different industries
11:20 - 11:40 20 mins
Radio Access Networks
Evolution of Next Generation RAN
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  • RAN Architecture for 5G
  • D-RAN, C-RAN, and Virtual RAN
  • 5G NR
  • RAN sharing to increase coverage
  • Latest R&D
11:20 - 11:40 20 mins
Core and Transport Networks
A progress update on 5G Core, NFV & IoT
  • Raden Supriadi - Data Service Network, XL Axiata
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  • The essential elements of 5G core architecture
  • Standalone or non-standalone 5G core integration?
  • Migration from legacy core
  • 5G core orchestration
  • Legacy network integration and interoperability
  • The business case for core technology upgrade
11:40 - 12:00 20 mins
5G in Practise
Cellular IoT and the IoT connectivity race
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  • Drivers for 5G cellular IoT networks –autonomous driving, drones, robotics, wearables
  • Updates in NB-IoT standardisation and experiences from commercial NB-IoT networks
  • Comparing different network technologies (LPWAN, NB-IoT, 3/4/5G) for different applications
  • Interoperability across IoT connectivity standards
  • Who will win in the market? Can other players sustain after 5G comes?
11:40 - 12:00 20 mins
Radio Access Networks
mmWave spectrum for high-speed 5G communications
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  • Experiences from tests and field trials
  • Current challenges – signal strength, range, rain fade, interference
  • Impacts on network deployment and neance
  • Use for point-to-point communications
  • Delivering faster, higher-quality services
11:40 - 12:00 20 mins
Core and Transport Networks
EPC in the lead up to 5G
  • Paul Jesemann - Regional CTO, APAC, Mavenir
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  • What will evolved packet core for 5G look like?
  • EPC Cloudification
  • Creating agile mobile networks
  • Facilitating 5G network slicing for IoT and other use cases
  • Trials and PoC
12:00 - 12:30 30 mins
5G in Practise
PANEL: 5G for Massive IoT and M2M communications
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  • Benefits of NB-IoT for meeting battery life and coverage needs
  • Key applications - smart cities, asset tracking, smart meters, agriculture etc
  • Business benefits through monitoring, tracking and automation
  • Field trial case studies and lessons learned
  •  Making threat intelligence paramount
12:00 - 12:30 30 mins
Radio Access Networks
PANEL: 5G RAN migration
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  • Spectrum and network migration strategies
  • 5G RAN architectures
  • Challenges to overcome
  • Anticipated trials and prototypes
  • Phasing deployment
  • Standalone and non-standalone
  • What to expect from a commercial network launch?
12:00 - 12:30 30 mins
Core and Transport Networks
PANEL: Maximising the benefits of 5G with network slicing
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  • Is network slicing key for 5G?
  • Key drivers and use-cases and enabled services
  • Allocating slices to meet the demands of each use case – speed, capacity, coverage, QoS and other considerations
  • Building blocks to enable network slicing
  • Management and orchestration of sliced networks
  • How should the industry commercialise network slicing?
  • Next steps for network slicing to become a reality
12:30 - 13:30 60 mins
5G in Practise
Lunch and exhibition visit
12:30 - 13:30 60 mins
Radio Access Networks
Lunch and exhibition visit
12:30 - 13:30 60 mins
Core and Transport Networks
Lunch and exhibition visit
13:30 - 13:50 20 mins
Radio Access Networks
Network densification for tomorrow’s 5G
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  • Existing spectrum deployment
  • Site acquisition
  • Small cell deployment
  • Densify footprint to support higher frequency wavelength
  •  Challenges with interference and strategies to mitigate
13:30 - 13:50 20 mins
Core and Transport Networks
A new signaling core architecture for 5G
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  • Advancing the signalling core to meet 5G bandwidth and application requirements
  • Signalling control and processing
  • Simplifying the signalling core to meet new IoT device price-points
  • Distributing the signalling core
  • Signalling security
13:35 - 13:55 20 mins
5G in Practise
5G revolutionising healthcare
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  • eHealth and smart technologies applications - robotic assisted surgery, remote diagnosis, AR/VR, wearables
  • Impacts for patients and healthcare providers
  • Technology and infrastructure to ensure quality and reliability of service
  • Security and authentication of networks and users
13:50 - 14:10 20 mins
Radio Access Networks
Deploying 5G ready small cells
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  • The importance of small cells for 5G
  • Spectrum requirements
  • Support of access and backhaul evolution
  • Outdoor and indoor solutions
  • Increasing coverage and capacity in light of growing cost pressures
  • Practical strategies for deploying 5G ready small cells
  • Other applications and smart services enabled by small cells
13:50 - 14:10 20 mins
Core and Transport Networks
Evolution of OSS/BSS in a 5G era
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  • Trends and drivers for change in the OSS and BSS stack
  • Orchestration for flexibility and profitability
  • Supporting new products, improving operational efficiency and other benefits
  • Approaches for OSS/BSS evolution
  • Evolving OSS/BSS infrastructure to support new telco business models
13:55 - 14:15 20 mins
5G in Practise
Content transformation with next-gen video and media
  • Yasir Manzoor - General Manager (Products & Content), PTCL
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  • 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
14:10 - 14:40 30 mins
Radio Access Networks
PANEL: Powering 5G networks at the edge
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  • Coping with data traffic
  • Use cases
  • Practical experiences from MEC implementation and operation
  • Integration with other related technologies – IoT and SDN NFV
  • Security issues
  • How will MEC enable, support and enhance 5G networks and services in the future?
14:10 - 14:40 30 mins
Core and Transport Networks
PANEL: Fronthaul and backhaul for the 5G era
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  • Delivering flexibility and capacity requirements
  • Fronthaul and backhaul architecture
  • Functional splitting
  • Analog vs digitized RoF systems for mobile backhaul
  • Spectrum usage
  • Developing cost effective solutions and technologies for fronthaul and backhaul
  • Meeting demands for eMBB and other 5G use cases
14:15 - 14:45 30 mins
5G in Practise
PANEL: Connecting cars – driving towards V2X communications
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  • Use cases, benefits and commercial potential of V2X communications
  • Comparing standards and networks for V2X connectivity
  • Spectrum availability and harmonisation
  • Technology enablers –virtualisation, slicing, edge and cloud computing, small cells, automation
  • Network and data security for connected cars
  • Lessons learned from field trials
  • Is 5G a requirement for fully autonomous vehicles?
14:40 - 15:00 20 mins
Radio Access Networks
Commercialising Massive MIMO
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  • Massive MIMO system architecture
  • Experiences from massive MIMO tests and deployments
  • Implications on throughput, power usage, reliability, latency, interference
  • Technical challenges and limitations
  • Resulting capabilities and service improvements for future 5G networks
14:40 - 15:00 20 mins
Core and Transport Networks
Transport network adaption and evolution to meet 5G demands
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  • 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
14:45 - 15:05 20 mins
5G in Practise
Smart cities in the APAC region
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  • Experiences from field trials
  • 5G’s role to enable a smart city
  • Driving growth, revenue and innovation through IoT and smart solutions
  • Smart grid and smart metering deployment
  • Scalability, security and sustainability
15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
Radio Access Networks
Afternoon networking break and exhibition visit
15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
Core and Transport Networks
Afternoon networking break and exhibition visit
15:05 - 15:35 30 mins
5G in Practise
Afternoon networking break and exhibition visit
15:35 - 15:55 20 mins
5G Asia and Network Virtualisation & SDN Keynotes
5G’s role in stimulating economic growth
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  • 5G funding strategies
  • Speeding up the inception of 5G rollout
  • 5G’s power to transform industry and create jobs
15:55 - 16:15 20 mins
5G Asia and Network Virtualisation & SDN Keynotes
X years from now – What does the future look like when 5G is everywhere?
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  • What does the history of tech developments from 3G to 4G tell us about 5G?
  • Key things to look for when evaluating a new technology upgrade, looking beyond the numbers
  • What technologies will have the biggest disruptive impact?
  • What applications and services will be enabled by 5G? How will they impact your business? Consumers?
  • Partnering with tech giants, vendors, regulators etc to bridge the gap and deliver the 5G future
16:15 - 16:45 30 mins
5G Asia and Network Virtualisation & SDN Keynotes
PANEL: Paving the way for next-generation network developments in the APAC region
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  • Pioneering 5G trial networks across the region
  • Testing edge cutting technologies and setting up test-beds
  • What are the challenges?
  • What is remaining for the transition to 5G?
  • What to expect in the next 12 months?
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