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Key Sessions

5G Proof of Concepts

CxO Panel: 5G as a Game Changer

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10:20 - 11:10

Coffee Break

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15:10 - 16:20

Coffee Break & LeadersIn 5G Executive Summit

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17:50 - 18:50

Cocktail Drinks Reception & Party

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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
09:10 - 09:30 20 mins
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5G Proof of Concepts
  • Early advocates of the transformative power of 5G
  • Initiating vendor collaboration
  • Lessons learnt and next steps
  • What are the future business opportunities?
09:30 - 09:50 20 mins
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CxO Panel: 5G as a Game Changer
  • Defining 5G
  • 5G’s impact on businesses across Latin America
  • Bridging the gap between LTE to 5G
  • When can we see first deployments realistically?
09:50 - 10:20 30 mins
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Launching LTE-Advanced to Over 26 Cities
  • The commercial case for LTE-Advanced
  • Offering a competitive network experience using 1800 MHz and 2600 MHz
  • Proving coverage to over 40 million subscribers
  • Opportunities and challenges associated with dense urban and rural deployments
10:20 - 11:10 50 mins
Coffee Break
11:10 - 11:30 20 mins
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Vivo Keynote: Expanding VoLTE Services
  • Allowing customers to benefit from clearer voice services
  • Expanding VoLTE coverage in Rio Verde and Brasilia
  • Improving upon existing VoLTE services
11:30 - 11:50 20 mins
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Sponsor Keynote: Lowering Barriers to Next Generation Network Deployment
  • Addressing economic barriers to deployment
  • Dealing with legislative barriers
  • Sourcing viable sites for urban and rural deployments
  • Accessing suitable backhaul
11:50 - 12:10 20 mins
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Personal Keynote: Trialling 5G in Argentina
  • Trialling 5G in Buenos Aires by using the 400 MHz mmWave spectrum
  • Achieving downloads speeds of up to 10Gbps by combining the 700 MHz, 2100 MHz and 2600 MHz spectrum bands
  • Augmented connectivity with 8×8 MIMO functionality
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
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Sponsor Keynote: Future Proofing Your Network
  • Vision for the future mobile network architecture
  • Open reference Platforms
  • Programmable Radios
13:30 - 13:50 20 mins
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EVOLUTION OF MOBILE CORE & TRANSMISSION
5G's Deployment Plan: Creating Agile, Software-Based Infrastructure
  • Shifting from hardware to software considerations
  • How to build vertical virtual platforms
  • More efficient use of energy
  • Open and democratized interfaces
13:30 - 14:00 30 mins
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SATELLITE & FUTURE NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS
Panel Discussion: How C-Band Spectrum Can Accelerate the Deployment of 5G Across Latin America
  • Agostinho Linhares - Manager of Spectrum, Orbit and Broadcasting, Anatel
  • What is C-Band?
  • How C-Band can improve upon services
  • Future outlook
13:50 - 14:20 30 mins
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EVOLUTION OF MOBILE CORE & TRANSMISSION
Panel Discussion: Building a Next Generation Core Network
  • Kal Krishnan - Technical Fellow, Location Platforms, Comtech Telecommunications
  • Leveraging the 4G core to offer 5G
  • Building a cloud-native 5G Core
  • Promoting vendor interoperability
14:00 - 14:20 20 mins
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SATELLITE & FUTURE NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS
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?
14:20 - 14:40 20 mins
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EVOLUTION OF MOBILE CORE & TRANSMISSION
Virtualization and 5G Network Slicing
  • Enabling operators to build virtual end-to-end networks for specific application requirements
  • Partitioning the core network
  • Network slicing implemented in the RAN?
14:20 - 14:40 20 mins
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SATELLITE & FUTURE NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS
Amazon Case Study: Providing Connectivity to Hard to Reach Areas
  • How satellites remain the main communication platform for the rainforest
  • Advantages over fibre optic cables
  • Sustainable business models for mobile operator and satellite operators
14:40 - 15:10 30 mins
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EVOLUTION OF MOBILE CORE & TRANSMISSION
Panel Discussion: Backhaul and Fronthaul Transport Requirements
  • Carlos Alberto Santos Camardella - Technology Evolution - Consultant, Claro
  • Mauro Wajnberg - General Manager, Telesat Brasil
  • 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
How Can UAS and HAPS Tech Support 5G?
  • Catering to underserved or neglected areas with 5G service rollout
  • Proving connectivity to moving platforms
  • Supporting communications for vital industries such as transport and maritime sectors
  • Aerial coverage models
15:10 - 16:20 70 mins
Coffee Break & LeadersIn 5G Executive Summit
16:20 - 16:50 30 mins
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BUILDING THE RADIO ACCESS NETWORK
Panel Discussion: Evolution of RAN
  • RAN evolution from 3G to LTE to 5G
  • Achieving flexible, multi-service support architecture
  • AI in the RAN
16:20 - 16:40 20 mins
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MASSIVE IOT & MONETIZABLE SERVICES
Wireless-To-The-X - Enabling Wireless Broadband Via the LTE Network
  • Expanding fiber-to-the-home service to support high-quality video streaming to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro
  • Tapping into the residential market
  • New ‘multiplay’ strategy to compete with OTT players
16:40 - 17:10 30 mins
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MASSIVE IOT & MONETIZABLE SERVICES
Panel Discussion: Towards a Fully Automated Driving Experience
  • Alexandre Vargha - Project Leader - Connected Services, Volvo Group
  • 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
16:50 - 17:10 20 mins
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BUILDING THE RADIO ACCESS NETWORK
Telefonica Brazil Case Study: Testing Massive MIMO on 3.5 GHz in Sao Paulo
  • Testing Massive MIMO in densely populated neighbourhood
  • Testing MIMO on the 3.5 GHz frequency on the LTE-Advanced network
  • The technical opportunities and challenges for future rollout
17:10 - 17:30 20 mins
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BUILDING THE RADIO ACCESS NETWORK
Network Densification Requirements
  • José Alves dos Santos Junior - Technology Specialist Consultant, Oi
  • 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
17:10 - 17:30 20 mins
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MASSIVE IOT & MONETIZABLE SERVICES
On the Path to 5G with LTE-M and NB-IoT
  • A futurist’s vision
  • Will 5G fundamentally alter the IoT landscape?
  • The number of end-points that will be connected?
17:30 - 17:50 20 mins
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BUILDING THE RADIO ACCESS NETWORK
Seamless Interworking between LTE and 5G RAN
  • Providing a foundational connectivity layer with LTE
  • Leveraging the strengths of both networks
  • Gigabit LTE working in conjunction with 5G
17:30 - 17:50 20 mins
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MASSIVE IOT & MONETIZABLE SERVICES
Sigfox Impact in the Brazilian and LATAM IoT Market
  • Eric Andrew Villa - Managing Director Brazil, SIGFOX
  • Monetizing IoT
  • Sigfox Ecosystem
  • Sigfox coverage and deployments
17:50 - 18:50 60 mins
Cocktail Drinks Reception & Party