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Apr 08
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08:50 - 09:05 15 mins
Keynote Sessions
Chairman's Welcome
  • Michael Fritsch - Senior Advisor, Telecommunications & Technology
09:05 - 09:25 20 mins
Keynote Sessions
Opening Keynote Address
  • Hatem Bamatraf - Chief Technology Officer, Etisalat International
09:25 - 09:45 20 mins
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Keynote Address: Defining the strategic vision for 5G in MENA
  • Paul Doany - CEO, Turk Telecom
09:45 - 10:05 20 mins
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Building for the future in today’s networks
  • Chafic Traboulsi - Vice President and Head of Networks, Ericsson Middle East and Africa, Ericsson
  • What services can initial 5G deployments provide?
  •  Identifying and explaining the most promising use cases
  • Commercialisation strategies and accessing early 5G revenues
10:05 - 10:35 30 mins
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Keynote Panel 5G enabling the digital society
  • Moderator Johann Adjovi - Principal and Head of Middle East, Analysys Mason
  • Benoit Duchene - AVP & Business head MENA region, TCTS
  • Abdullah Al-Omari - Acting Chief Information Officer, Mobily
  • How is 5G about to change the day to day experiences of the MENA citizens?
  • Redefining the consumer and industrial innovations that 5G will facilitate
  • Examining contribution of resilient, secure and low latency communications for the broader social and economic benefit
10:35 - 11:05 30 mins
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Exhibition Visit & Refreshment Break
11:05 - 11:25 20 mins
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Business Case and Operating Model of a successful 5G large scale Deployment in MENA (VIVA Case Study)
  • Zarrar Khan - Chief Technology Officer, Viva Kuwait
  • The rationale of deploying 5G
  • Key elements impacting 5G business case
  • Technology Selection and Operating model choices 
  • Impact and results
11:25 - 11:45 20 mins
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5G Network Deployment Recommendations "SA vs NSA"
  • Abdessattar Sassi - CTO, ZTE UAE
  • Progress of SA & NSA in the Globe
  • Comparison between SA & NSA
  • ZTE's Contribution to SA and NSA
11:45 - 12:25 40 mins
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Panel Discussion Technologies enabling and driving 5G for new services, applications and industries
  • Alp Uysal - Vice President & Head of Strategy & Technology & S&PA Market Area Middle East & Africa, Ericsson
  • Femi Oshiga - Vice President, Sales - Service Providers, MEA, Commscope
  • Horst Fellner - Leader EMEA 5G Solutions, Spirent
  • Prince Thomas - Head of Product Management, Digital and New Business, Ooredoo Oman
  • Moderator Johann Adjovi - Principal and Head of Middle East, Analysys Mason
  • Defining the use cases that drive the need for faster connectivity
  • How are MNO’s developing new services enabled by AI and 5G
  • How can network slicing increase the enterprise revenue opportunity?
12:25 - 12:45 20 mins
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Evolving to a dynamic 5G network
  • Yvon Rouault - Mobile Network Segment Manager - Service Assurance Division, EXFO
  • The 3 pillars of a dynamic 5G network
  • Creation of value through new services must be done in an agile manner
  • Delivering high value services requires SLA Assurance per network slice
  • Business angle: “you can sell what you can measure”
12:45 - 13:05 20 mins
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5G innovations and vision in MENA
  • Ayman Elnashar - VP & Head of Technology Planning - ICT & Cloud, du

-Reviewing the 5G trials in MENA
-Developing cutting edge business models to bring 5G to reality
-Overview of the network modernisation journey and new features and functionalities

13:05 - 14:05 60 mins
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Exhibition Visit & Lunch Break
14:05 - 14:35 30 mins
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Track 1: 5G Business Models & Monetisation
Panel Discussion Securing ROI from your 5G investment
  • Yvon Rouault - Mobile Network Segment Manager - Service Assurance Division, EXFO
  • Vivek Jhamb - Senior Advisor, Telesat
  • Mohammad Sameh Abdel Rahman - Chief Digital Officer, Telecom Egypt
  • Ammar Hamadien - Head of Strategic Engagement, GSMA
  • New features and functionalities for 5G networks following the 5G trials
  • Creating value and sustainability from technology investment
  • Managing the 4G demands of today and the 5G of tomorrow: investing in your networks in the most cost-effective way
14:05 - 14:30 25 mins
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Track 2: Network Evolution & Migration Path
Core Network Innovations and 5G Migration
  • David Hall - VP, Head of Technology Solutions EMEA, Mavenir
  • Transitioning to the new 5G core
  • 5G Core enabling the new application and business models
  • Understanding how 5G Core will enable network slicing
14:30 - 14:50 20 mins
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Track 2: Network Evolution & Migration Path
The role of the core & virtualization in 5G investment
  • Kemal Erman - Head of Cloud Infrastructure - Market Area Middle East & Africa, Ericsson
  • New business generation with 5G investment
  • Where to invest: Radio, radio & simple core or a whole NW transformation
  • Enabling Technologies: Virtualization, cloud native transformation / Distributed NW and distributed cloud / Orchestration with intelligence
  • Whole organizational change in parallel with NW transformation
14:35 - 14:55 20 mins
Track 1: 5G Business Models & Monetisation
5G and IoT Use Cases
  • Elrashid Ibrahim - Director –Digital and ICT Platforms, du
14:50 - 15:10 20 mins
Track 2: Network Evolution & Migration Path
Next-generation network planning & design
  • Rahul Garg - Head- Network Services Practice, TCTS
14:55 - 15:15 20 mins
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Track 1: 5G Business Models & Monetisation
The path to the giga era: preparing future networks
  • Fadoua Laroussi - Program and Planning Director, Inwi
  • Challenges on existing network infrastructures
  • How to prepare the transition, while preserving the recent investments on the network
  • Anticipating the main 5G prerequisites
  • Building future network should start today
15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
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Track 2: Network Evolution & Migration Path
Telesat LEO, a new alternative in the transport toolbox
  • Vivek Jhamb - Senior Advisor, Telesat

- Telesat LEO: global Ethernet mesh via satellites (high Gbps throughput, low latency)

-  Reducing cost of transport while expanding next gen mobile networks beyond fiber footprint

- Improving resilience of core infrastructure through 100% diverse routes

- Connecting economically remote enterprise and private networks

15:15 - 15:35 20 mins
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Track 1: 5G Business Models & Monetisation
Defining your patent portfolio for the emerging 5G ecosystem
  • Didier Patry - CEO, France Brevets
  • The creation of efficient and actionable IP – is in-house still the best route?
  • The development of new 5G patents - opportunity or threat?
  • A 5G patent review of the ecosystem and the emerging market
15:30 - 16:05 35 mins
Track 2: Network Evolution & Migration Path
Afternoon exhibition visit & refreshment break
15:35 - 16:05 30 mins
Track 1: 5G Business Models & Monetisation
Afternoon exhibition visit & refreshment break
16:05 - 16:25 20 mins
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Track 1: 5G Business Models & Monetisation
Monetising the network slicing multi-billion opportunity
  • Mohammad Sameh Abdel Rahman - Chief Digital Officer, Telecom Egypt
  • What new 5G services will be enabled with the implementation of network slicing?
  • How do mobile operators monetise OTT products and services with 5G?
  • Exploring the development, deployment and marketing of media content in the 5G era
16:05 - 16:25 20 mins
Track 2: Network Evolution & Migration Path
5G Core Network Evolution for NSA and SA
  • Youcef Salem Atia - Sr. Manager – Data Platforms Planning, du
16:25 - 16:45 20 mins
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Track 1: 5G Business Models & Monetisation
5G – It’s all about the Enterprise Business Use Cases
  • Ponmani Chellachamy - Senior Solution Architect - ICT, Omantel
  • Enterprise vs. Consumer benefits
  • Live industry use cases
  • Is it for your B2B?
16:25 - 16:45 20 mins
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Track 2: Network Evolution & Migration Path
Key Considerations for 5G RAN
  • Sihem Tajouri - Director of Radio Planning and Engineering, Tunisie Telecom
  • 5G deployment options and phases (SA, NSA, Massive MIMO, Antenna, infrastructure…)
  • 4G/5G RAN architecture evolution (Network virtualization,software defined networking, cloud-RAN)
  • RAN evolution strategy and roadmap (Legacy technologies evolution, 4G evolution and 5G introduction & migration, spectrum strategy)
16:45 - 17:45 60 mins
Track 2: Network Evolution & Migration Path
4th Annual 5G MENA Awards Ceremony and Evening Reception
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