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08:55 - 09:00 5 mins
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KNect365 Opening Address
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
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Chairperson's Opening Remarks
  • Ari Lopes - Principal Analyst, Ovum
09:10 - 09:30 20 mins
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Keynote: The Main Challenges for Deploying LTE and 5G in Colombia
  • Martha Romero - CTO, Avantel Colombia
09:30 - 09:50 20 mins
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Expanding Next Generation Technology Across Latin America
  • He Mansheng - 5G Marketing, Huawei
09:50 - 10:20 30 mins
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CxO Panel: 5G as a Game Changer
  • Moderator Eduardo Tude - President, TELECO
  • Jose Otero - Vice President Latin America & Caribbean, 5G Americas
  • Martha Romero - CTO, Avantel Colombia
  • Carlos Alberto Santos Camardella - Technology Evolution - Consultant, Claro
  • Defining 5G
  • 5G’s impact on businesses across Latin America
  • Bridging the gap between LTE to 5G
  • When can we see first deployments realistically?
10:20 - 11:10 50 mins
Coffee Break
11:10 - 11:30 20 mins
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5G Transport Challenges
  • Carlos Alberto Santos Camardella - Technology Evolution - Consultant, Claro
11:30 - 11:50 20 mins
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Reinventing Nextel: The Digital Transformation Path That Is Turning Nextel Into the Top Customer Satisfaction Telco in Brazil
  • Stephanie Allamandi - Head of Digital Products, Nextel
  • Igor Dias - Head of Digital Support Channels, Nextel
  • Transformation path
    • Why change was needed? Transformation crucial to the company survival
    • What was the scenario
    • What did we do? --> starting from redesigning customer journeys
  • Our digital transformation framework
    • Customer experience/ journey --> frictionless telco
    • Digitization --> apps, web, IVR, chat/ chatbot...
    • Deep Analytics --> to help us make better and faster decisions
    • Process Efficiency --> turning the company into a process oriented machine + deep use of RPA (robotics process automation)
    • Fostering innovation --> Nextel Labs
    • New governance and agility --> deploying OKRs to the whole company
  • Results - was it worth it?
11:50 - 12:10 20 mins
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International Keynote: Management of Network Resources for Proper Utilization of 5G and Getting Maximum ROI
  • Abdus Saboor - Technology Strategy Consultant, Telefonica UK
  • The evolution of networks to support 5G in conjunction with 2G, 3G and 4G
  • Enabling the right Access technology for the right set of use cases
  • Dynamic resource allocation for data applications
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
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International Fireside Chat: Cloud Native Architecture
  • Moderator Ari Lopes - Principal Analyst, Ovum
  • Nirlay Kundu - Distinguished Engineer & Consultant, Verizon
13:30 - 13:50 20 mins
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EVOLUTION OF MOBILE CORE & TRANSMISSION
5G Core Network, New Network Functions, New Protocols and New Challenges
  • David Pfannemuller Guimaraes - Core Network Technology Consultant , Oi Brasil
  • 5G core network’s new architecture and protocols
  • Service based architecture opening new possibilities
  • The introduction of new protocols
13:30 - 13:50 20 mins
SATELLITE & FUTURE NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS & SERVICES
5G Core and New Topologies
  • Felipe Rangel Bayeux - Technology Engineer, Claro
13:50 - 14:20 30 mins
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EVOLUTION OF MOBILE CORE & TRANSMISSION
Panel Discussion: Building a Next Generation Core Network
  • Moderator Ari Lopes - Principal Analyst, Ovum
  • David Pfannemuller Guimaraes - Core Network Technology Consultant , Oi Brasil
  • Kal Krishnan - Technical Fellow, Location Platforms, Comtech Telecommunications
  • Leveraging the 4G core to offer 5G
  • Building a cloud-native 5G Core
  • Promoting vendor interoperability
13:50 - 14:20 30 mins
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SATELLITE & FUTURE NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS & SERVICES
Panel Discussion: How C-Band Spectrum Can Accelerate the Deployment of 5G Across Latin America
  • Moderator Renato Pasquini - ICT Research Director Latin America, Country Manager Brazil, Frost & Sullivan
  • Alex Pires De Azevedo - Regulatory Expert, Anatel
  • Mark Brady - Managing Partner, CB2.0 Communications, Canada
  • Marcelo Lima - Marketing and Solutions Sales, Huawei
  • What is C-Band?
  • How C-Band can improve upon services
  • Future outlook
14:20 - 14:40 20 mins
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EVOLUTION OF MOBILE CORE & TRANSMISSION
The NFV Journey
  • Peleg Erlich - Vice President of Global Pre-Sales, Allot
  • Adopting NVF – a review of the Industry Trends
    • How fast should the network be migrated to NFV
    • How can the NFV network be successfully orchestrated
    • Is the NFV network designed to comply with 5G technology
  • Allot’s NFV Offering
    • Allot’s portfolio is fully NFV compliant
    • What does the offering include
    • What are the User Plane and Control Pane functions
    • How are services adopted, scaled and terminated using different management models
  • NFV in Reality: Tier 1 Success Stories
    • NFV use cases for Tier-1 customers
  • Allot’s NFV in 5G Networks
    • 5G compliant and future ready Allot solutions
    • A look at the 2019 NFV roadmap for 5G networks
14:20 - 14:40 20 mins
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SATELLITE & FUTURE NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS & SERVICES
Telesat LEO, a New Alternative in the Transport Toolbox
  • Mauro Wajnberg - General Manager, Telesat Brasil
  • Overview of Telesat LEO:
    • an advanced global switched mesh via satellites
    • delivering Carrier Ethernet Gbps links and 30-50 ms latency
    • enabling flexible deployment and lower cost vs any other satellite or multi-hop terrestrial transport
  • An economical addition to the radio planner’s transport toolbox that addresses:
    • how to reduce cost of transport while expanding next gen mobile networks beyond fiber footprint?
    • how to improve resilience of core infrastructure through 100% diverse routes?
    • how to affordably backhaul remote enterprise and private networks?
14:40 - 15:10 30 mins
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EVOLUTION OF MOBILE CORE & TRANSMISSION
Panel Discussion: Backhaul and Fronthaul Transport Requirements
  • Moderator Ari Lopes - Principal Analyst, Ovum
  • Carlos Alberto Santos Camardella - Technology Evolution - Consultant, Claro
  • Mauro Wajnberg - General Manager, Telesat Brasil
  • Sandro Azevedo de Barros - General Director, Brazil, SES
  • LTE vs 5G transport requirements in metros and beyond
  • The appetite for mobile broadband backhaul
  • The latest overview of ‘anyhaul’
  • Microwave and satellite advancements for 5G backhaul transmission
14:40 - 15:00 20 mins
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SATELLITE & FUTURE NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS & SERVICES
Solutions for Remote Area Networks: 4G and 5G Approaches for Rural Networks
  • Luciano Mendes - Full Professor, Inatel
  • Disaster monitoring is an important topic that can benefit from a remote area network
  • 4G can provide interesting solution for private networks in 250 MHz and public networks in 700 MHz
  • 5G can evolve to exploit TVWS by using the base technologies proposed for other 5G scenarios
15:10 - 16:10 60 mins
Coffee Break
16:10 - 16:30 20 mins
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BUILDING THE RADIO ACCESS NETWORK
Seamless Interworking between LTE and 5G RAN
  • Bruno Alvarenga Martins Ribeiro - Wireless Solution Manager, Huawei
  • Providing a foundational connectivity layer with LTE
  • Leveraging the strengths of both networks
  • Gigabit LTE working in conjunction with 5G
16:10 - 16:30 20 mins
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MASSIVE IOT & MONETIZABLE SERVICES
Open 5G: Being Open Is About Being Fast and Smart, and Fully Monetizing 5G
  • Yogen Patel - Head of Product & Solution Marketing, Amdocs

Open, intelligent networks will form the foundation for tomorrow’s digital society. After many years of predictions and anticipation, 5G is now becoming a reality. The sheer technical scope and diversity of possible use cases encompassed by 5G means that operators will have to carefully choose their way forward. This session will provide an overview of the key solutions that can help services providers disrupt the existing network status-quo to achieve the required flexibility, agility and speed necessary to succeed in the new market environment. Specifically, the speaker will highlight examples of how Amdocs’ Open 5G speeds up deployments, automates operations, streamlines innovation and opens networks to their full potential.


16:30 - 17:00 30 mins
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BUILDING THE RADIO ACCESS NETWORK
Panel Discussion: Evolution of RAN
  • Moderator Ari Lopes - Principal Analyst, Ovum
  • Alberto Boaventura - Strategy, Technology and Service Integration Manager, Oi Brasil
  • Eran Bello - Corporate CCO & GM, ASOCS
  • Luciano Mendes - Full Professor, Inatel
  • Pedro Raio - Head of Customer Engagement & Technical Sales, Aspire Technology Limited
  • RAN evolution from 3G to LTE to 5G
  • Achieving flexible, multi-service support architecture
  • AI in the RAN
16:30 - 17:00 30 mins
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MASSIVE IOT & MONETIZABLE SERVICES
Panel Discussion: Towards a Fully Automated Driving Experience
  • Renato Pasquini - ICT Research Director Latin America, Country Manager Brazil, Frost & Sullivan
  • Alexandre Vargha - Project Leader - Connected Services, Volvo Group
  • Christiams Valle Gomez - Head of Operational Risk Prevention, Telefónica Perú
  • Abdus Saboor - Technology Strategy Consultant, Telefonica UK
  • Helio Oyama - Director, Product Management, Qualcomm
  • 5G vs Wi-Fi protocol?
  • How 5G can pave the way for autonomous driving
  • Advocating the use of C-V2X, the peer-to-peer wireless technology
17:00 - 17:20 20 mins
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BUILDING THE RADIO ACCESS NETWORK
Evolution Towards 5G and Key Drivers to Make it Happen
  • Helio Oyama - Director, Product Management, Qualcomm
  • Cellular technology evolution
  • Why we need 5G
  • Economic benefits of 5G
  • Device challenges and solutions
  • 5G deployment status and prospects in the world
17:00 - 17:20 20 mins
MASSIVE IOT & MONETIZABLE SERVICES
Preparing Brazil for Industry 4.0
  • Jeferson Gonçalves - Innovation & New Business Development Executive, Oi
17:20 - 17:40 20 mins
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BUILDING THE RADIO ACCESS NETWORK
Network Densification Requirements
  • Alberto Boaventura - Strategy, Technology and Service Integration Manager, Oi Brasil
  • Adding more cell sites and antennas
  • Sector-splitting
  • MIMO
  • Reducing network interference and improving network quality by deploying mmWave with base stations and small cells in highly dense environments
17:20 - 17:40 20 mins
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MASSIVE IOT & MONETIZABLE SERVICES
Providing Infrastructure to Enable IoT Solutions
  • Tiago Barros - Chief IoT Engineer, CESAR
  • What are the challenges for developing IoT?
  • The IoT enablers: Open IoT platforms
  • Brazilian IoT scenario
  • Creating an IoT solutions ecosystem
17:40 - 18:00 20 mins
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MASSIVE IOT & MONETIZABLE SERVICES
Sigfox Impact in the Brazilian and LATAM IoT Market
  • Eduardo Arcas - Solution Sales Director, Sigfox
  • Monetizing IoT
  • Sigfox Ecosystem
  • Sigfox coverage and deployments
  • Connecting and digitalize all objects by covering every M² of the planet
  • Sigfox satellite constellation completing Sigfox Operator terrestrial networks in remote areas
18:00 - 19:00 60 mins
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