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10:30 - 11:30

Morning coffee and networking

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12:50 - 14:00

Lunch and networking

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15:20 - 16:00

Afternoon coffee and networking

Showing of Streams
09:00 - 09:20 20 mins
Reimagining the future with 5G – How Telstra is preparing for 5G in Australia
  • Mike Wright - Group Managing Director Networks, Telstra
  • Telstra’s vision for 5G
  • The evolution from 4G to 5G
  • What 5G will deliver for Australia
  • Telstra’s preparation for 5G in Australia – test beds, input the 5G standards, and future trials
09:20 - 09:40 20 mins
Reimagining Asia – Accelerating a digital future with 5G
  • Sandeep Girotra - Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific & Japan, Nokia
  • Why 5G – market outlook
  • 5G evolution and use cases
  • How do we get to 5G?
  • Are we on track with 5G?
  • Reimagining 5G towards the digital future
09:40 - 10:10 30 mins
Panel: New business models in a world of 5G
  • Moderator: Shad Hashmi - VP, Digital Development Global Markets & Operations, Asia, BBC Worldwide
  • Amandeep Singh - Group Chief Technology Officer, Axiata Group Berhad
  • Ian Watson - Chief Executive Officer, Cellcard Cambodia
  • Mr Wing Lee - Chief Executive Officer, YTL Communications
  • Rethinking roles in the information age
  • Drivers for changing business models
  • Extending revenue streams beyond connectivity
  • Transitioning to a two-sided business model
  • Developing digital-services portfolios and becoming a multiservice provider
10:10 - 10:30 20 mins
5G closer – Jointly embrace a better connected future
  • Daniel Ding - Senior Maretking Director, 5G product & solutions, ZTE Corporation
  • Revolutionary 5G era is coming
  • How would 5G change our life?
  • Innovative technologies enable a better connected future
  • Intensive tests and trials accelerated the commercialization
10:30 - 11:30 60 mins
Morning coffee and networking
11:30 - 11:50 20 mins
5G New Radio – Redefining the air interface
  • Patrick Tsie - Senior Director, Technical Marketing, Qualcomm
  • Key technologies enabling 5G NR
  • Maximising spectrum usage
  • Providing flexibility to support a variety of target use cases
  • Standalone and non-standalone operations
  • Building on existing LTE networks
  • 5G NR workplan and milestones
11:30 - 11:50 20 mins
Next-Gen Strategies & Services
Navigating Telco's digital transformation
  • Saiful Hidayat - Director of Group Transformation Project, Telekomunikasi Indonesia
  • Drivers for digital transformation
  • Why we need digital maturity framework as GPS of our digital transformation
  • What is ODMM (open digital maturity model) and why to choose it
  • Telkom Group experiences from ODMM implementation
  •  Results and key success factors
11:50 - 12:10 20 mins
Survival of the fittest – RAN evolution to future-proof 5G
  • Kasun Chamika Sirimanna - Supervisory Engineer, SLT Mobitel
  • 5G technology requirements and impact on RAN Architecture
  • Use cases shaping the future of RAN
  • New radio interfaces: mmWAve, LTE RAN, 5G RAN
  • Small Cell, C-RAN, Soft-RAN
  • Single RAN
11:50 - 12:10 20 mins
Next-Gen Strategies & Services
The future of OTT video in SEA
  • Peter Bithos - CEO, HOOQ Digital Pte Ltd
  • OTT and the telco relationship
  • How to build OTT at scale
  • Growth of OTT in Southeast Asia
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
Network densification – A crucial step towards 5G evolution
  • Amar Mandhyan - Director – Technical Sales (Mobility Solutions), CommScope
  • Discussing small cell deployment to increase capacity
  • Challenges with interference and strategies to mitigate
  • Indoor vs outdoor coverage solutions
  • Deploying 5G ready small cells
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
Next-Gen Strategies & Services
Why in an OTT environment, Netflix or Google might not be your main competitor?
  • Laurence Feijt - Senior Sales Director, Nagra
  • Increase in content catalogue investments prove that Content is still the King
  • Operators are seriously considering OTT deployments to secure distribution rights
  • OTT can result in quicker time-to-market, reduced development cycle, more flexible and compelling UI
  • Numerous weaknesses associated with OTT content delivery mode often overlooked service scalability and content security
12:30 - 12:50 20 mins
Transport network evolution for 5G
  • Hasitha Seneviratne - Senior Manager, Transport Network Strategy, Dialog Axiata
  • Overview of 5G
  • Key deliverables of 5G from a network perspective
  • Key deliverables of 5G from a service perspective
  • 5G network features profoundly impact on Transport Network
  • Backhaul network transformation strategy for 5G delivery
12:30 - 12:50 20 mins
Next-Gen Strategies & Services
Strategies and services to improve ROI
  • Mei Lee Quah - Industry Principal - Telecoms Strategy, Digital Transformation Practice [APAC], Frost & Sullivan
  • Financial drivers and pressures on operators in the digital age
  • Opportunities offered by digital transformation
  • Identifying if, when, where and how digital technologies are relevant for your business
  • CAPEX & OPEX optimisation – balancing the need to invest in networks, services, new technologies and skills, whilst reducing costs
  • What’s the difference to 4G? What will be the true impacts of 5G?
  • How can communication services be monetized in the future? When and how should we expect ROI?
12:50 - 14:00 70 mins
Lunch and networking
14:00 - 14:20 20 mins
Building a dense HetNet today, for a 5G tomorrow
  • Aya Mukaikubo - Professional Product Manager, SmallCell Development Department, Radio Planning Division, SoftBank Corp (Representing Small Cell Forum)
  • The critical role of small cells in helping APAC operators meet the challenges of current and future mobile use cases
  • Densifying networks to support rising levels of data and devices
  • Creating a smooth migration path to virtualized, hyperdense 5G HetNets
  • Small cells as the crucial building blocks to achieve a future-proof network
14:00 - 14:30 30 mins
Next-Gen Strategies & Services
Panel: Collaboration with vertical industries and OTT
  • Moderator: David Ratner - Digital Specialist, Senior Consultant, Pioneer Consulting Asia
  • Ms Sayma Rahman - Digital Partnership Manager, Grameenphone Ltd
  • Isira Perera - Senior Manager – Digital Services – Mobile Money, Dialog Axiata
  • How are OTT and IoT players changing the competitive landscape?
  • Increasing revenues and enabling new services through Telco/IoT/OTT/ASP collaboration
  • Improving the QoS and QoE for users
  • How can collaboration and competition co-exist effectively?
  • Identifying and creating mutually beneficial partnerships
  • Models of effective collaboration
  • Long-term vision of OTT in the telco ecosystem
14:20 - 14:40 20 mins
Unleashing the potential of 5G access spectrum
  • Renato Lombardi - Huawei Fellow, VP Microwave Product Line, Head of Italy Research Centre, Chairman of ETSI ISG mWT, Huawei Technologies
  • More spectrum  -More throughput - More spectrum
  • Spectrum for access
  • Spectrum requirements for backhaul of 5G in traditional bands
  • The case for millimeter-wave use in Asia and assessing different spectrum bands
  • Making it all work: the role of Spectrum Regulation
14:30 - 14:50 20 mins
Next-Gen Strategies & Services
How will broadcasters and content fit in the 5G landscape?
  • Shad Hashmi - VP, Digital Development Global Markets & Operations, Asia, BBC Worldwide
14:40 - 15:00 20 mins
5G antenna modernisation roadmap
  • Satoshi Nagata - Senior Research Engineer, 5G Laboratory, NTT DOCOMO, 3GPP TSG-RAN Vice Chairman
  • Key industry developments in the past year and drivers for 5G development
  • Which new technologies are investigated?
  • Impact of standards and spectrum
  • Key demands and challenges of 5G for antenna
  • When will 5G antenna deployment be required?
14:50 - 15:10 20 mins
Next-Gen Strategies & Services
Advanced mobile money and eCommerce services
  • Isira Perera - Senior Manager – Digital Services – Mobile Money, Dialog Axiata
  • Building a platform, system integration, services and support
  • Interoperability of services across operator networks
  • Improving security solutions
  • Sri Lankan case study of mobile money
15:00 - 15:20 20 mins
Multi-Beam antennas and beamforming networks for 5G networks
  • Tan-Huat Chio - Principal Research Scientist, Temasek Laboratories, National University of Singapore
  • MBA and BN as critical enabling technologies of 5G Networks
  • Brief description of Classes of MBA and BN
  • How MBA can improve network capacity and complement MIMO architecture
  • Examples of practical BNs
  • Implementation considerations
15:20 - 16:00 40 mins
Afternoon coffee and networking
16:00 - 16:20 20 mins
Keynotes - Free to Attend
5G deployment models are crystallizing
  • Richard Swinford - Partner, Arthur D. Little
16:20 - 16:30 10 mins
Keynotes - Free to Attend
Audience survey: Data Centre Transformation and Future Opportunities
  • Joshua Au - Head (Data Centre), Information Technology Shared Services, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
  • How important is the data centre including cloud to your organization?
  • What is your annual budget on data centre colocation and cloud?
  • What are your challenge areas?
  • Why do data centre projects fail in your organization?
  • What are some potential new opportunities for data centre and clouds that will give your organization a competitive edge?
  • How will 5G ultimately transform your planning for data centre colocation and cloud?
16:30 - 16:50 20 mins
Keynotes - Free to Attend
Panel: The 5G Crystal Ball – A glimpse into the future of next generation networks
  • Moderator: Virat Patel - Managing Director, Pioneer Consulting Asia , Pioneer Consulting Asia
  • Joseph Waring - Mobile World Live, GSMA
  • Joshua Au - Head (Data Centre), Information Technology Shared Services, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
  • How will the market look in 5-10 years?
  • Predicting network and services trends
  • Anticipating the ‘Second Wave’ of 5G
  • The future of the digitally connect world
  • Making sure you don’t get left behind
16:50 - 16:55 5 mins
Keynotes - Free to Attend
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