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Key Sessions

Agostinho Linhares

Regulatory Keynote: Anatel’s plans for 5G regulations in Brazil

Anatel

Marcos Vassali

Operator Keynote from Latin America: The potential of 5G in Brazil

TIM Brasil

Luciano Charlita de Freitas

Keynote: The potentials of Satellite based Broadband to access universalization in Brazil: A regulatory approach

ANATEL

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11:00 - 11:50
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Morning break with Power Hour networking

Meeting with the communications networks community from across Latin America

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14:00 - 14:30

Lunch, with hosted lunch tables

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16:00 - 16:30
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Afternoon break with networking zones

Networking zones include:

  • 5G Movers and Shakers (Meet with 5G leaders, groups and associations)
  • IoT Connections (vertical industries connecting with carriers and vendors)
  • NFV/SDN Zone (carriers connecting with technology providers and consultants)
  • Future connections between mobile, fixed and satellite operators (mobile, fixed and satellite oprators)
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18:00 - 19:00
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HAPPY HOUR and 5G & LTE LATAM AWARDS 2018

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09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Plenary
Opening remarks from the Chair
  • Ari Lopes - Principal Analyst, LATAM, OVUM
09:10 - 09:30 20 mins
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Plenary
Country by country review of the 5G potential in LATAM
  • Jose Otero - Director of Latin America & the Caribbean , 5G AMERICAS
  • How are the 4G leaders progressing when it comes to 5G: Considering Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Colombia, Uruguay
  • Do the individual countries in Latin America have the elements they need for 5G launch?
  • How far is Latin America from 5G deployments at this stage, and when can we expect the actual deployments?
  • Do individual countries in Latin America have the necessary regulatory support? How can they secure this?
  • Spectrum allocations problems and potential solutions in Latin America
09:30 - 09:50 20 mins
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Plenary
Regulatory Keynote: Anatel’s plans for 5G regulations in Brazil
  • Agostinho Linhares - Manager of Spectrum, Orbit and Broadcasting, Anatel
  • Addressing issues in 4G frequency allocation and how this is going to be solved for 5G
  • Ensuring compatibility of systems in order to avoid interference
  • Defining bandwidth millimetres
  • Our plans and projections for the next 12 months
09:50 - 10:10 20 mins
Plenary
Operator Keynote from Latin America: The potential of 5G in Brazil
  • Marcos Vassali - Executive Manager for Strategic Analysis, TIM Brasil
10:10 - 10:30 20 mins
Plenary
Technology Keynote: 5G: The 3rd Paradigm Shift in the Telco Industry is About to Happen
  • Carlos Alberto Roseiro - Solutions Director, Huawei
10:30 - 11:00 30 mins
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Plenary
Panel: Discussing the role of today's fixed, mobile and satellite networks and their coexistence in the future 5G ecosystem
  • José Alves dos Santos Junior - Technology Specialist Consultant, Oi
  • J.R. Cristóvam Nascimento - CEO, UNISAT
  • Panel moderator Ari Lopes - Principal Analyst, LATAM, OVUM
  • Marcio Brasil - Managing Sales Director, Intelsat
  • Carlos Xavier - General Director, Advantech
  • Discussing the role of today's players in the new 5G ecosystem: From mobile to fixed and satellite
  • The cooperation of mobile and satellite technologies in a 5G network and mobile backhaul opportunities
  • Integrating satellite components into 5G networks – The current work, research and trials in this area
  • The evolution of applications, ecosystem, vertical markets and big data analytics in 5G: From enhanced mobile broadband to virtual reality (VR)
11:00 - 11:50 50 mins
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Morning break with Power Hour networking

Meeting with the communications networks community from across Latin America

11:50 - 12:10 20 mins
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Plenary
5G – Technical overview
  • Carlos Alberto Santos Camardella - Technology Evolution - Consultant, Claro
  • The recently approved 3GPP 5G-NR NSA specification (spectrum, modulation, etc.)
  • The 5G-NR SA specification evolution
  • Impacts of 5G TDD: Sharing C-Band spectrum by many operators
11:50 - 12:10 20 mins
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VSAT Latin America
Keynote: The potentials of Satellite based Broadband to access universalization in Brazil: A regulatory approach
  • Luciano Charlita de Freitas - Regulatory Specialist and Senior Economics and Finance Adviser to the Board of Commissioners, ANATEL
  • Addressing the Universal broadband access policy in Brazil
  • Complementing strategies for infrastructure deployment in a continent size country
  • Satellite Broadband in a context of technology neutrality
  • Coping with the outdated tax regime of VSAT
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
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Plenary
Projeto “5G Brasil”: Our latest projects and updates
  • Luciano Leonel Mendes - Research Coordinator, Inatel, Projeto 5G Brasil
  • The possibilities and benefits of 5G for remote areas for agribusiness applications
  • The field measurements that we are about to perform in Santa Rita
  • Future research and projects we are planning to launch
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
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VSAT Latin America
Keynote: Leveraging the benefits of the evolving satellite-services value chain
  • Mario Santos - Sales Director Brazil, Intelsat
  • Depending on their abilities and needs, users of satellite capacity interface at different points on the value chain
  • Rather than moving down the value chain to compete with their customers, satellite operators can evolve their interaction within the satellite services ecosystem to expand opportunities and enable new services to meet their different partners’ and customers’ needs
  • How can investments in infrastructure and partnerships make satellite-based services simpler to access, more valuable, and more relevant to broadband and enterprise solution providers?
12:30 - 12:50 20 mins
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Plenary
The evolution of coverage and quality measurement in telecommunications networks: From past (3G) to present (4G) to the future (5G)
  • Vinicius Caram - Advisor of the Management of Quality Obligations Control, ANATEL
  • Addressing issues in 3G and 4G quality and coverage and how this is going to be solved for 5G
  • How is the whole ecosystem for 5G involved in the planning for future networks?
  • Our plans and projections with regards to quality for the next 12 months
12:30 - 12:50 20 mins
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VSAT Latin America
Redefining the value chain for satellite networks
  • Claudio Mastroianni - Consultant, BMV Consultoria
  • Overview of latest market trends and competition in the satellite market: Players’ strategies in the context of ecosystem shifts driven by HTS
  • Expanded satellite bandwidth supply: How will lower prices change the competitive landscape?
  • What are the specific challenges for satellite operators, resellers, licensees and others in the market in Latin America?
  • How will HTS enable the market to grow?
  • What are the greatest challenges and opportunities for VSAT in the Latin America?
12:50 - 13:10 20 mins
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Plenary
The road to 5G in Latin America
  • Ari Lopes - Principal Analyst, LATAM, OVUM
  • Progress towards 5G is likely to accelerate globally now that NSA 5G NR has been approved
  • How the infrastructure needs to evolve in order to get ready for 5G
  • What are the biggest impacts in RAN and network core?
  • What are the uses cases more likely to be deployed first in Latin America?
12:50 - 13:10 20 mins
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VSAT Latin America
The Overview and Comparisons between GEO, LEO, MEO and HEO Satellite Constellations
  • Mark Brady - Managing Partner, CB 2.0 Communications
  • Allocation of spectrum by the ITU and local regulators on a shared and non-interfering basis, for all satellites and their respective operators vs. exclusive models for terrestrial operators on a geographic basis
  • The changing technology that will have largest impact on satisfying market demand for satellite operators in next 5 years and beyond
  • Expanding the potential market of GEO, LEO, MEO and HEO in providing satellite IP connectivity for Latin American enterprises at competitive prices
  • The commercial impacts of new LEO, MEO, HEOs and traditional GEOs, on the cellular business, network infrastructure, and end users, specifically in Latin America
13:10 - 14:00 50 mins
Plenary
Lunch Break
13:10 - 13:30 20 mins
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VSAT Latin America
VSAT use cases in the aviation industry
  • Marcelo Fernandes - Business Manager, Gogo
  • VSAT use case of Gogo in Brazil
  • Overview of the 2ku system that airliners that are using
  • Satellites’ UAWD and teleports
13:30 - 14:00 30 mins
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VSAT Latin America
Panel: IoT over satellites - Research, development and use cases
  • Mark Brady - Managing Partner, CB 2.0 Communications
  • Francisco Anguita - Business Development Manager, Aurora Space
  • Panel moderator Randall Barney - Membership Director, World Teleport Association
  • Waldo Russo - Founder and Main Executive, UNION
  • Ademar Kin - Commercial and Technical Director, Arycom
  • How IoT can reach its full potential with satellites
  • Current research and use cases
  • Cyber security and IoT with satellites
  • What’s the market potential fo teleport operators?
  •  How can the satellite industry secure its role in the world of 5G and IoT?
14:00 - 14:30 30 mins
Lunch, with hosted lunch tables
14:30 - 15:00 30 mins
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The Road to 5G
Panel: How standards, regulation and spectrum policy will shape the future 5G-connected economy worldwide, including Latin America
  • Fernando Hernandez Sanchez - Telecommunications Dept. Manager, URSEC
  • Panel moderator Ari Lopes - Principal Analyst, LATAM, OVUM
  • Rubens Souza - Industrial Innovation Coordinator, Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications
  • Rubens Mendonça - Senior Specialist in Mobile Networks, Huawei
  • Network neutrality and requirements for 5G
  • Spectrum needs and requirements for 5G services
  • Spectrum policies for harmonization in Latin America
  • Backhaul/fronthaul convergence and application driven business models for commercial/regulatory deployments
14:30 - 14:50 20 mins
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IoT Applied
Outlook for the Internet of Things Market in Latin America
  • Renato Pasquini - Research Director, Latin America and Managing Director, Brazil, Frost & Sullivan
  • Overall numbers and forecasts for Latin America, based on recent research in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico
  • Relevant case studies in the LATAM region
  • Carrier developments in the LATAM region
  • Discussion of other important aspects affecting the growth of IoT in the Latin American market
14:50 - 15:10 20 mins
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IoT Applied
Case study: Tim Brasil's IoT Squadron!
  • Harding Leite - CSO – IoT/M2M, TIM Brasil
  • Our start-up mantra: Being humble, nimble, knowledgeable...and hungry!
  • Explaining the only sensible approach to delivering value to customers
  • The key takeaways from 80+ IoT & M2M service providers' presentations
  • Vetting an endless number of business opportunities vying for attention
  • Let's face it: We're inextricably tied to the development and offering of Value-added services
  • Working together and partnering
15:00 - 15:20 20 mins
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The Road to 5G
Making 5G a Reality
  • Roberto Medeiros - Senior Director, Product Management, Qualcomm
  • Updates about the coalition of mobile industry leaders, led by Qualcomm, to answer the call for increased network capacity, to meet the ever-rising demands on mobile networks, by accelerating the timeline for 5G
  • The situation less than one year later: The first 5G NR global standard approved by the 3GPP, bringing a new radio technology capable of efficiently delivering multi-gigabit-per-second data speeds at significantly lower latencies to usher in the next-generation of mobile user experiences
  • An overview of the journey from technical specifications on paper to working 5G devices and networks, involving efforts spanning from fundamental R&D, silicon and radio engineering, to systems integration and test, and even coordination across geographic and regulatory boundaries
15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
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IoT Applied
IoT and permanent roaming – Challenges and opportunities for operators
  • David Pfannemuller Guimaraes - Core Network Technology Consultant , OI
  • The advantages and disadvantages of permanent roaming
  • Permanent roaming scenarios and commercial cases
  • Technical challenges: The disadvantages of permanent roaming for operators and customers
  • Overview of opportunities for operators in permanent roaming
15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
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IoT Applied
A perspective on the IoT potential in Latin America from Sigfox
  • Eric Andrew Villa - Managing Director Brazil, SIGFOX
  • Overview of Sigfox success in Latin America
  • The experience of deploying M2M communications on unregulated spectrum in Latin America
  • Opportunities for partnerships
  • Sigfox plans for Latin America in the next 12 months
15:40 - 16:00 20 mins
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The Road to 5G
Why transforming mobile network economics is critical for CSP survival
  • Steve Corcoran - Head of Strategic Marketing, Mavenir
  • CSPs are facing erosion of both market share and ARPU as consumer behavior is changing at a rapid pace causing networks to struggle to keep up
  • Leveraging NFV/SDN and AI strategies for cost reduction
  • Innovative services for revenue generation
  • Revenue protection and assurance
16:00 - 16:30 30 mins
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Afternoon break with networking zones

Networking zones include:

  • 5G Movers and Shakers (Meet with 5G leaders, groups and associations)
  • IoT Connections (vertical industries connecting with carriers and vendors)
  • NFV/SDN Zone (carriers connecting with technology providers and consultants)
  • Future connections between mobile, fixed and satellite operators (mobile, fixed and satellite oprators)
16:30 - 16:50 20 mins
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NFV & Carrier SDN
How NFV & Carrier SDN can prepare the telecom network to 5G
  • Rodrigo Alves Cardoso - Technology Master Specialist, Claro Brasil
  • How we dealt with legacy networks
  • SDN and Segment Routing Overview: Network simplification, network scalability and network programing
  • The future of our networks in a virtualised environment
  • Spine-Leaf architecture applied to 5G and MEC multi-service environment
16:30 - 17:10 40 mins
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IoT Applied
Panel: Getting the carrier and non-carrier networks ready for IoT - What are we all doing to implement IoT fully and commercially in Latin America?
  • Eric Andrew Villa - Managing Director Brazil, SIGFOX
  • Moderator Paulo Portocarrero - Private Consultant and Business Partner, TELECO
  • Eduardo Iha - Commercial Director, WND Brasil
  • Tiago Barros - Chief IoT Engineer, CESAR
  • Luiz de Aquino - IT Business Director, Oi
  • The latest developments with IoT in different carrier networks in Latin America
  • What are the plans for IoT for the next 12 months?
  • What are the key use cases and real ROI for IoT in Latin America?
  • Comparison of customer feedback and coverage of the network with NB-IoT, LoRa and Sigfox
  • What are the challenges in Latin America with IoT deployments and how to overcome these?
  • What will be the transformation to fully implement IoT in Latin America?
  • Are there timelines set in place for full and commercial IoT implementation?
16:50 - 17:10 20 mins
NFV & Carrier SDN
The Future of Mobile Networks to 5G will demand Adaptive Networks
  • Rafaela Werlang - Sales Engineer Leader, Ciena
17:10 - 17:50 40 mins
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NFV & Carrier SDN
Panel: Discussing the digital transformation of every part of the network with NFV/SDN
  • Alberto Boaventura - Strategy, Technology and Service Integration Manager, OI BRASIL
  • Carlos Alberto Santos Camardella - Technology Evolution - Consultant, Claro
  • Robson Esteves - Telecoms Specialist, TIM Brasil
  • Panel moderator Renato Pasquini - Research Director, Latin America and Managing Director, Brazil, Frost & Sullivan
  • Planning the transition from 4G to 4.5G to 5G in RAN, core, platforms
  • Considering the benefits of the automation process with NFV/SDN
  • Rebuilding OSS for NFV
  • Optimising video traffic through SDN and NFV for video transmissions
  • The role of virtual routers
  • The benefits and challenges of Cloud technologies for 5G architecture
17:10 - 17:30 20 mins
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IoT Applied
Overview of the IoT regulation planning in Brazil
  • Gustavo Artese - Secretary General, ABDTIC - Brazilian Association of Law and IT
  • Challenges of an All-Embracing IoT Regulatory Mandate
  • Overview of Brazilian 2017 National IoT Plan
  • Outline of Current Regulatory Spectrum
17:30 - 17:50 20 mins
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IoT Applied
Connecting the massive IoT through Narrow-band IoT and LTE-M: The NB-IoT details up close
  • Flor Tolosa - Transformation & Acceleration Digital Leader and Consultant, DiiN – Digital Innovation
  • Differences with no-license networks like LoRA and SigFox
  • Use Cases for NB – IoT
  • Use Cases for LTE – M
  • The importance of the ecosystem for the new technologies
17:50 - 18:00 10 mins
NFV & Carrier SDN
Closing remarks from the Chair
17:50 - 18:00 10 mins
IoT Applied
Closing remarks from the Chair
18:00 - 19:00 60 mins
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HAPPY HOUR and 5G & LTE LATAM AWARDS 2018

Keep an eye on this space for the Awards categories and application form - to be announced shortly! To view the 2017 winners, please visit the Awards page here