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May 15
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7:30am - 8:55am 85 mins
Analyst Breakfast Briefings
Roundtables
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Roundtable 1: Hype vs. Reality

Roundtable 2: 5G Investment & Revenue Opportunities 

Roundtable 3: Spectrum for 5G

8:55am - 9:00am 5 mins
Keynotes
Knect365 Opening Address
9:00am - 9:10am 10 mins
Keynotes
Chairperson’s Opening Remarks
9:10am - 9:30am 20 mins
Keynotes
AT&T Keynote: Trialling DirecTV Now Over Fixed 5G Wireless
  • Igal Elbaz - Senior Vice President, Wireless Network Architecture and Design, AT&T
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Bolstering OTT services with 5G

Trials in Indianapolis and Austin

Achieving download speed of 1 Gbps

Plans for the future

9:30am - 9:50am 20 mins
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FCC Keynote Address: Forging a 5G Future
  • Jessica Rosenworcel - Commissioner, FCC
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9:50am - 10:10am 20 mins
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Verizon Keynote: Trialling Fixed-Wireless Broadband Using Millimeter Wave
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5G as a replacement for home broadband connections

Progress made so far and plans for the future

The role beam-forming technology will play in tackling technical challenges

10:10am - 10:40am 30 mins
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CxO Panel: 5G as a Game Changer
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Defining 5G

5G’s impact on businesses

Bridging the gap from LTE to 5G

10:40am - 11:50am 70 mins
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Coffee Break
11:50am - 12:10pm 20 mins
Keynotes
T-Mobile Keynote: The Un-Carrier Road to 5G
  • Karri Kuoppamaki - Vice President of Radio Network Technology Development and Strategy, T-Mobile USA
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Un-Carrier mission

Nationwide 5G depoloyments by 2020

Leveraging 600 MHz for Commercial 5G Roll-Outs by 2019

12:10pm - 12:30pm 20 mins
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Facilitating 5G Using Network Virtualization and SDN
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  • Creating new network topologies by creating new multiple hierarchies 
  • The separation of control and user planes
  • The growing need for agility
12:30pm - 12:50pm 20 mins
Keynotes
Sprint Keynote: Meeting Customer Demands with Massive MIMO
  • John Saw - CTO, Sprint
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Massive MIMO testing

Increasing network capacity without buying new spectrum or adding new base stations

The role Massive MIMO will play in Sprint’s overall network evolution plan

12:50pm - 1:20pm 30 mins
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Panel Discussion: Opportunities Made Available through CBRS Shared Spectrum Band
  • Moderator Monica Paolini, Senza Fili Consulting
  • Preston Marshall - Technical Program Manager, Spectrum Access Technology, Google
  • John Baker - SVP Business Development, Mavenir
  • Mark Gibson - Director, Business Development, Comsearch
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  • The neutral host model
  • The momentum behind CBRS
  • Spectrum sharing scenarios
  • Using 3.5 GHz for small cells and LTE
  • Challenges to overcome
1:20pm - 2:20pm 60 mins
Keynotes
Lunch, Networking Break
2:20pm - 2:50pm 30 mins
5G Core & Transmission
Panel Discussion: Virtualization, 5G Network Slicing & SDN
  • Moderator Berge Ayvazian - Principal Consultant, Wireless 20/20
  • Narothum Saxena - Vice President, Advanced Technology and System Planning, U.S. Cellular
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  • A more intelligent way to segment networks to support services
  • Network Slice use cases
  • SDN, NFV and network orchestration tools
  • Creating new network topologies by creating new multiple hierarchies 
  • The separation of control and user planes
  • The growing need for agility
2:20pm - 2:40pm 20 mins
5G Radio Access
Standalone 5G NR
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  • Unlicensed spectrum within 5G NR framework
  • Standardization framework
  • Use cases and features for Standalone NR
2:20pm - 2:40pm 20 mins
5G Services
Towards a Fully Automated Driving Experience
  • John Kenney - Director and Principal Researcher, Toyota InfoTechnology Center
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  • Collaborations with international carriers
  • 5G as the enabling technology to make self-driving vehicles a reality
  • Monitoring surrounding movement
  • Trials and pilots
2:40pm - 3:10pm 30 mins
5G Radio Access
Panel Discussion: The Evolution of RAN
  • Moderator Chris Nicoll - Principal Analyst, ACG Research
  • Sinan Akkaya - Director of RAN Engineering, AT&T
  • Eran Bello - Corporate CMO & GM, ASOCS
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  • Cloud RAN Architecture for 5G
  • Centralized RAN, baseband functional splitting, enterprise RAN and vRAN
  • RAN sharing to increase coverage
  • Latest in R&D
2:40pm - 3:10pm 30 mins
5G Services
Panel Discussion: What 5G will mean for OTT players
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  • Innovating and remodelling OTT present business models
2:50pm - 3:10pm 20 mins
5G Core & Transmission
Latest in 5G Backhaul: Opportunities Challenges and Developments
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  • Backhaul, fronthaul, midhaul and crosshaul
  • Deploying Dark Fiber for 5G Backhaul
  • Cost effective strategies for fiber deployments
  • Role packet microwave radio will play
3:10pm - 3:40pm 30 mins
5G Core & Transmission
Panel Discussion: The Migration Plan to 5G NR
  • Jeorge Hurtarte - Product Manager, LitePoint
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  • Providing flexible backhaul access to the core using Xhaul
  • Backhaul, fronthaul, midhaul and crosshaul
  • Cost effective strategies for fiber deployments
  • Role packet microwave radio will play
3:10pm - 3:40pm 30 mins
5G Radio Access
Densification and Small Cells
  • John Baker - SVP Business Development, Mavenir
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  • Reducing latency and increasing capacity
  • Centimetre wave and millimeter wave
  • Unlicensed 60 GHz (V band)/sub 6 GHz backhaul
3:10pm - 3:40pm 30 mins
5G Services
Critical Communications and Public Safety
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  • Moving towards 5G as an integral part of critical communications
  • Moving beyond push-to-talk
  • The new applications 5G could support
3:40pm - 4:20pm 40 mins
5G Core & Transmission
Coffee Break
3:40pm - 4:20pm 40 mins
5G Radio Access
Coffee Break
3:40pm - 4:20pm 40 mins
5G Services
Coffee Break
4:20pm - 4:50pm 30 mins
5G Core & Transmission
Panel Discussion: Ensuring Simultaneous Dense Urban and Rural Deployments
  • Ryan Hamilton - Product Manager, Elevation, DigitalGlobe
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  • Ensuring basic signal connectivity
  • Geographical challenges
  • Establishing dependable connectivity
  • Backhaul challenges
4:20pm - 4:40pm 20 mins
5G Radio Access
Commercializing Massive MIMO
  • Arunabha Ghosh - Director of Advanced Radio Technology, AT&T Labs
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  • Increasing speeds and adding capacity
  • Meeting the demand for “unlimited” data plans
  • Mixing mmWave with MMIMO
  • MMIMO for applications to current LTE A Pro, namely for 3.5GHz
4:20pm - 4:40pm 20 mins
5G Services
Monetizing 5G Network Technology
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  • Who stands to benefit from the expected $250 billion generated from 5G services?
  • Revenue generated from subscription and usage based fees
  • The potential of HD mobile video, new OTT services and immersive experiences
4:40pm - 5:00pm 20 mins
5G Radio Access
Neutral RAN Hosting for Rural America
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  • MuLTEFire and its use cases and applicability
  • CBRS and its impact on the neutral host concept
4:40pm - 5:00pm 20 mins
5G Services
Unlocking the Potential of AR and VR 360 VR
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  • Time-sliced video services
  • 5G’s ability to preserve battery life and
  • mitigate latency issues related to VR
  • headsets
  • 5G meeting the speed and capacity
  • requirements of AR and VR
  • Integration of AI
4:50pm - 5:10pm 20 mins
5G Core & Transmission
Artificial Intelligence and the 5G Network
  • Tom Anderson - Senior Technology Consultant, ATIS
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  • Introducing a new AI-enabled 5G network
  • Opportunities and requirements opened up as the network migrates to a more automated and intelligent state
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