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9 am 9:10 am (10 mins)

Network Security Focus Day

Opening Remarks from the Chair

9:10 am 9:30 am (20 mins)

Network Security Focus Day

Security threats in LTE networks

9:30 am 10:10 am (40 mins)

Network Security Focus Day

Panel Discussion - Security in MEC or edge computing

  • Monica Paolini - President, Senza Fili Consulting LLC

10:10 am 10:30 am (20 mins)

Network Security Focus Day

5G security scenarios and challenges

10:30 am 11:30 am (60 mins)

Network Security Focus Day

Morning Break

11:30 am 12 pm (30 mins)

Network Security Focus Day

5G security requirements and goals

12 pm 12:30 pm (30 mins)

Network Security Focus Day

Potential security mechanisms for 5G

12:30 pm 1 pm (30 mins)

Network Security Focus Day

Panel - Signaling Security: Protecting the IoT Network

  • Understanding the signaling security requirements for IoT (element profiling)
  • Addressing IoT security across 3G, 4G and 5G networks
  • Simplified administration through common multi-protocol solution
  • Using real-time analytics data to detect and protect

1 pm 2:10 pm (70 mins)

Network Security Focus Day

Networking Lunch

2:10 pm 2:40 pm (30 mins)

Network Security Focus Day

Signaling Security: Protecting the 3G, 4G and 5G Networks

· Understanding the threats to signaling networks (SS7, Diameter, SIP…)

· Simplified administration through common multi-protocol solution


  • Douglas Ranalli - Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, NetNumber, Inc.

2:40 pm 3:20 pm (40 mins)

Network Security Focus Day

Panel discussion: What will 5G network security look like?

  • The evolved threat landscape in a 5G ecosystem
  • Approaching network security solutions without established 5G definitions
  • Establishing new trust models as a foundation to new security solutions
  • Tom Anderson - Senior Technology Consultant, ATIS

3:20 pm 4 pm (40 mins)

Network Security Focus Day

Afternoon Break

4 pm 5 pm (60 mins)

Network Security Focus Day

Think Tank Roundtable Session

The room will be split into two parts to focus on the topics below. The facilitators will speak no more than any of the other delegates, providing an opportunity for genuinely new content and views in the conference programme and frank discussion.

 Table 1: Ensuring security is effective, efficient and flexible

Table 2: Security of services, applications and OTT players

 Table 3: Privacy protection

Table 4: Fraud prevention

9 am 9:10 am (10 mins)

Antenna Evolution Focus Day

Opening Remarks from the Chair

9:30 am 10:10 am (40 mins)

Antenna Evolution Focus Day

Antenna Modernization strategies

  • Antenna deployment for 5G- when is this required?
  • Where are we today with 4G?
  • Best antenna solutions for superfast connectivity

10:10 am 10:30 am (20 mins)

Antenna Evolution Focus Day

On the Road to 5G: The Challenges and Opportunities of Sub 6 GHz Description:

Dr. David Kokotoff will present an interactive session on the expected impact of 3.5 and 5.8 GHz on the market, and address the issues involved with adding these bands to antennas. He will also discuss some of the use cases associated with utilizing spectrum bands below 6 GHz, carrier aggregation and how it will impact throughput, as well as the challenges associated with utilizing unlicensed spectrum. Finally, he will address “future proofing” and how today’s antennas can be designed to handle sub 6 GHz spectrum with a simple upgrade rather than a complete swap-out.

  • David Kokotoff - Senior Sales Engineer, Kathrein

10:30 am 11:30 am (60 mins)

Antenna Evolution Focus Day

Morning Break

11:30 am 12 pm (30 mins)

Antenna Evolution Focus Day

Antenna strategy sharing for MBB network evolution

12 pm 12:30 pm (30 mins)

Antenna Evolution Focus Day

Agile site deployment strategy and solution

12:30 pm 1 pm (30 mins)

Antenna Evolution Focus Day

Operator site experience sharing

1 pm 2:10 pm (70 mins)

Antenna Evolution Focus Day

Networking Lunch

2:10 pm 2:40 pm (30 mins)

Antenna Evolution Focus Day

Panel Discussion: Antenna Systems Evolution: More Bands, More Ports, High Order MIMO

  • Limitations on Current Antenna Systems and Techniques Improving Capacity
  • High Capacity via 3D MIMO: Case Study Development for Massive MIMO
  • Active Phased Array with RF-Embedded
  • Digital Phased Array and FDD Massive MIMO
  • Test Schemes for Massive MIMO
  • David Kokotoff - Senior Sales Engineer, Kathrein

2:40 pm 3:10 pm (30 mins)

Antenna Evolution Focus Day

Usage of millimetre wave frequencies for 5G systems

  • Combating technical challenges to ensure that you can use high frequencies
  • Complete system integration of new frequencies with existing
  • Operators’ challenges:  How to buy and how to manage millimetre wave frequencies
  • Kevin Linehan - VP, Office of the CTO , CommScope

3:10 pm 3:30 pm (20 mins)

Antenna Evolution Focus Day

High Order MIMO in LTE networks

  • Higher MIMO seen in commercial operation
  • Experience with 4x4 MIMO
  • Network side operation
  • Terminal capabilities
  • 4x4 MIMO optimization

3:30 pm 4 pm (30 mins)

Antenna Evolution Focus Day

Afternoon Break

4 pm 4:30 pm (30 mins)

Antenna Evolution Focus Day

Can antennas support access and backhaul evolution in an integrated solution?

4:30 pm 5 pm (30 mins)

Antenna Evolution Focus Day

Panel discussion: 5G networks on the horizon: Lessons learnt from 4G rollouts

  • Global continuous LTE deployment and capacity expansions
  • Active antenna, 5G antenna, and multi-band antenna miniaturizations
  • Deployment of multi-band antenna (quad-band, penta-band, hexa-band)
  • Small cells and DAS as complementary options that will deliver successful 5G services
  • Kevin Linehan - VP, Office of the CTO , CommScope

5:10 pm 5:30 pm (20 mins)

Antenna Evolution Focus Day

Multibeam Antennas & Beamforming Network

  • Providing signal directly to individual devices
  • Beamforming network as part of the 5G standard
  • Improvements to uplink and downlink on network

5:30 pm 5:50 pm (20 mins)

Antenna Evolution Focus Day

Smart antenna for higher integration with more capacity

  • What frequencies need to be in play for the smart antenna?
  • Understanding the limitations and possibilities of existing operator spectrums
  • Cost-effective antenna solutions for dense urban deployments