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Key Sessions

Agostinho Linhares

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

Anatel

Luis Minoru Shibata

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

TIM BRASIL

08:50 - 09:00 10 mins
Main agenda
Opening remarks from the Chair
  • Ari Lopes - Principal Analyst, LATAM, OVUM
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09:00 - 09:20 20 mins
Main agenda
Country by country review of the 5G potential in LATAM
  • Jose Otero - Director of Latin America & the Caribbean , 5G AMERICAS
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  • 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
09:20 - 09:40 20 mins
Main agenda
Regulatory Keynote: Anatel’s plans for 5G regulations in Brazil
  • Agostinho Linhares - Manager of Spectrum, Orbit and Broadcasting, Anatel
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  • 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
09:40 - 10:00 20 mins
Main agenda
Operator Keynote from Latin America: The potential of 5G in Brazil
  • Luis Minoru Shibata - Chief Strategy Officer, TIM BRASIL
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10:00 - 10:30 30 mins
Main agenda
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
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  • 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)
10:30 - 10:50 20 mins
Main agenda
Operator Keynote: The potential of 5G for Latin America
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  • Our latest experiences with 4G and 4.5G
  • The 5G opportunity: What we need to focus on and how to ensure we get the ROI
  • The 5G use cases: Where we see the potential
  • The 5G business case: Thinking beyond the current possibilities
10:50 - 11:10 20 mins
Main agenda
Projeto “5G Brasil”: Our latest projects and updates
  • Luciano Leonel Mendes - Research Coordinator, Inatel, Projeto 5G Brasil
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  • 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
11:10 - 12:00 50 mins
Main agenda
Morning break with Power Hour networking
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Meeting with the communications networks community from across Latin America

12:00 - 12:20 20 mins
Main agenda
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
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  • 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
12:20 - 12:40 20 mins
Main agenda
5G – Technical overview
  • Carlos Alberto Santos Camardella - Technology Evolution - Consultant, Claro
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  • 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
12:40 - 13:00 20 mins
Main agenda
The road to 5G in Latin America
  • Ari Lopes - Principal Analyst, LATAM, OVUM
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  • 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?
10:30 - 10:35 5 mins
VSAT Latin America
Opening remarks from the Chair
  • J.R. Cristóvam Nascimento - CEO, UNISAT
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10:35 - 10:50 15 mins
VSAT Latin America
Keynote: Defining the role of the satellite industry now and in the future in Latin America - The commercial realities and implications on spectrum
  • J.R. Cristóvam Nascimento - CEO, UNISAT
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  • The latest research into how satellite can enable 5G in Latin America
  • Overview of current and future spectrum challenges for the satellite industry
  • The role of HEO in enabling 5G services
  • What are the demands on satellite that the satellite community needs to respond to in order not only contribute to, but to enable, the 5G vision?
10:50 - 11:10 20 mins
VSAT Latin America
Redefining the value chain for satellite networks
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  • Overview of latest market trends and competition in the satellite market: Players’ strategies in the context of ecosystem shifts driven by HTS
  • The latest mergers and acquisitions for the satellite industry
  • 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?
11:30 - 12:00 30 mins
VSAT Latin America
Networking break
12:00 - 12:20 20 mins
VSAT Latin America
The Overview and Comparisons between GEO, LEO, MEO and HEO Satellite Constellations
  • Mark Brady - Managing Partner, CB 2.0 Communications
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  • 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
12:20 - 12:40 20 mins
VSAT Latin America
Cyber security – The opportunity for the satellite industry
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  • Why cyber security is an opportunity for the satellite industry
  • Examples of how VSAT companies are benefiting from selling cyber security services
  • Case studies of how and why enterprises and VSAT industry companies successfully cooperate in the area of cyber security
  • How to recognise and monetise on the cyber security opportunity
12:40 - 13:10 30 mins
VSAT Latin America
Panel: IoT over satellites - Research, development and use cases
  • Mark Brady - Managing Partner, CB 2.0 Communications
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  • 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?
13:10 - 14:10 60 mins
Main agenda
Lunch, with hosted lunch tables
14:10 - 14:30 20 mins
IoT Applied
Outlook for the Internet of Things Market in Latin America
  • Renato Pasquini - Research Director, Latin America and Managing Director, Brazil, Frost & Sullivan
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  • 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
14:30 - 14:50 20 mins
IoT Applied
Case study: Tim Brasil's IoT Squadron!
  • Harding Leite - CSO – IoT/M2M, TIM Brasil
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  • 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 - 15:30 30 mins
IoT Applied
Panel: Getting the existing carrier networks ready for IoT - What are carriers doing to implement IoT fully and commercially in Latin America?
  • Eduardo Iha - Commercial Director, WND Brasil
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  • 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 carriers investing in today when we talk about IoT?
  • What are the key use cases and real ROI for IoT in Latin America?
  • The pathway today for carriers with NB-IoT
  • What will be the transformation to fully implement IoT in Latin America?
  • Are there timelines set in place for full and commercial IoT implementation?
15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
IoT Applied
IoT and permanent roaming – Challenges and opportunities for operators
  • David Pfannemuller Guimaraes - Core Network Technology Consultant , OI
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  • 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
14:10 - 14:30 20 mins
The Road to 5G
The road to 5G in Latin America
  • Ari Lopes - Principal Analyst, LATAM, OVUM
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  • 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?
14:30 - 15:00 30 mins
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
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  • 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
15:20 - 15:40 20 mins
The Road to 5G
How is digital transformation enabling new services in 4G and 4.5G on the road to 5G?
  • Rodrigo Alves Cardoso - Technology Master Specialist, Claro Brasil
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  • Digital transformation projects in Latin America – How is this enabling new services?
  • How is quality of services, availability and speed rising with digital transformation?
  • How is digital going to enable the transformation from the current 4G and 4.5G standards, to 5G?
  • How flexible is the 5G network going to need to be, and how is digital transformation going to support this?
15:40 - 16:00 20 mins
The Road to 5G
Challenges to the success of Deploying 5G Networks - Brazilian Context as main Focus
  • Jose Gamarski - Telecom Consultant, Independent
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  • Highlighting the major challenges to be found during 5G deployment overall and in the Brazilian context
  • Analysing previous generations to find out what is coming next on 5G
  • Setting the scene for what should be different from previous generations' overlays
16:00 - 16:30 30 mins
Main agenda
Afternoon break with networking zones
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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
NFV & Carrier SDN
Learning from European operators - Lessons learnt in virtualising the network
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  • How we dealt with legacy networks
  • The operating costs of legacy vs. virtualised systems
  • The investment into NFV/SDN and the ROI considerations
  • SDN and Segment Routing Overview: Network simplification, network scalability and network programing
  • The future of our networks in a virtualised environment
16:50 - 17:10 20 mins
NFV & Carrier SDN
The rule of Multiple Access Edge Computing (MEC) in 4.5G and 5G
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  • Overview of standardization
  • Use cases and deployment status
  • Coexistence of MEC with Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
17:10 - 17:50 40 mins
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
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  • 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
17:50 - 18:00 10 mins
NFV & Carrier SDN
Closing remarks from the Chair
16:30 - 16:50 20 mins
IoT Applied
Overview of the IoT regulation planning in Brazil
  • Gustavo Artese - Secretary General, ABDTIC - Brazilian Association of Law and IT
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  • Challenges of an All-Embracing IoT Regulatory Mandate
  • Overview of Brazilian 2017 National IoT Plan
  • Outline of Current Regulatory Spectrum
16:50 - 17:10 20 mins
IoT Applied
A perspective on the IoT potential in Latin America from Sigfox
  • Eric Andrew Villa - Managing Director Brazil, SIGFOX
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  • 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
17:10 - 17:30 20 mins
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, Independent
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  • 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
17:30 - 18:00 30 mins
IoT Applied
Panel: Updates of IoT in LoRa, Sigfox, NB-IoT – How do we fit into the scene in Latin America?
  • Eric Andrew Villa - Managing Director Brazil, SIGFOX
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  • Overview of progress and latest updates for IoT in Latin America
  • Comparison of the global update of IoT and where Latin America stands
  • What are the challenges in Latin America with IoT deployments and how to overcome these?
18:00 - 18:05 5 mins
IoT Applied
Closing remarks from the Chair
18:00 - 19:00 60 mins
Main agenda
Networking Drinks and 5G & LTE LATAM AWARDS 2018
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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