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May 16
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7:30am - 8:45am 75 mins
Analyst Breakfast Briefings
Analyst Breakfast Briefings
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Roundtable 1: 5G Security Considerations

Roundtable 2: New Players and Business Models – Competition or Co-Operation?

Roundtable 3: Global Harmonization Challenges

8:45am - 9:00am 15 mins
Keynotes
Chairperson’s Opening Remarks
9:00am - 9:20am 20 mins
Keynotes
Keynote: 5G Trials in Rural and Suburban Environments
  • Michael Irizarry - CTO & Executive Vice President, US Cellular
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  • Madison, Wisconsin trial
  • Testing 5G use cases at 28GHz
  • Testing VR video streams over 5G
9:20am - 9:50am 30 mins
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Panel Discussion: 5G's Deployment Plan: Creating Agile, Software-Based Infrastructure
  • Moderator Monica Paolini, Senza Fili Consulting
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  • Shifting from hardware to software considerations
  • How to building vertical virtual platforms
  • More efficient use of energy
9:50am - 10:20am 30 mins
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5G Plans & Enhancing Network Capabilities by Achieving Gigabit LTE Speeds
  • Bernard Bureau - 5G and Wireless CTO, TELUS
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How close is 5G?

Network evolution update – LTE

What are the real business cases for 5G, ultimately replacing LTE?

10:20am - 11:30am 70 mins
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Coffee Break
11:30am - 12:00pm 30 mins
Keynotes
Panel Discussion: Harmonization Challenge of Spectrum
  • Bernard Bureau - 5G and Wireless CTO, TELUS
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  • Spectrum coordination
  • Aggregating different bands
  • Reassessing previously deemed unsuitable bands
12:00pm - 12:30pm 30 mins
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Keynote: Pre-5G Trials for Rural America Using Millimeter Wave
  • Craig Sparks - Vice President, Strategy & Planning, C Spire
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Finding a solution to the lack of broadband service problem for some rural households

Mississippi trial

Using millimetre waves for downlink and traditional cellular frequencies for uplink

12:30pm - 1:00pm 30 mins
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Panel Discussion: 5G Based Fixed Wireless Access for SMEs and Residential Applications
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  • 5G fixed wireless access vs. in-building cellular systems?
  • Commercial scenarios
  • How service providers can meet enterprise expectations
  • The economics of fixed wireless access and the road to profitable networks
1:00pm - 2:00pm 60 mins
Keynotes
Lunch & Networking Break
2:00pm - 2:20pm 20 mins
5G for Massive IoT
AT&T Keynote: Expanding International Roaming Capabilities with LTE-M Deployments
  • Cameron Coursey - VP Product Development - IOT Solutions, AT&T
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Deploying IoT cross border capabilities

LTE-M Mexico pilot

Lessons learnt and future plans

Role 5G will play in AT&T’s IoT strategy

2:00pm - 2:20pm 20 mins
LTE Optimization
Evolving LTE to LTE Advanced
  • Larry Baziw - Senior Director, Wireless Product Development, Rogers Communications
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Carrier aggregation and device OEM learnings

Maximizing RF assets with carrier aggregation

Providing a consistent experience across multiple OEM devices and its impact on VoLTE

2:20pm - 2:40pm 20 mins
5G for Massive IoT
T-Mobile Keynote: Deploying a Nation-Wide NB-IoT and LTE Cat-M Network
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  • Supporting solutions that require voice support
  • Live network tests in Las Vegas
  • T-Mobile’s 600 MHz 5G network
2:20pm - 2:50pm 30 mins
LTE Optimization
Panel Discussion: Supporting 5G Use Cases using LTE
  • Moderator Chris Nicoll - Principal Analyst, ACG Research
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mMTC by NB-IoT

eMTC

Vehicular communication by V2x and eV2x

2:40pm - 3:10pm 30 mins
5G for Massive IoT
Panel Discussion: Smart Manufacturing - Connected Machines and Robots
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  • Simplifying factory workflow
  • Increasing the number of connected devices
  • Avoiding local hosting by creating cloud dependent systems
  • Remote computing and data storage systems
  • Adding 5G to current machinery remote control systems
  • The use of UHD video
2:50pm - 3:10pm 20 mins
LTE Optimization
5G NR Interoperability and LTE-Advanced Pro
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  • Migration paths
  • LTE & NR interworking
3:10pm - 3:30pm 20 mins
5G for Massive IoT
Transforming Healthcare with Advanced Connectivity
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  • The advent of eHealth
  • Wearable technology
  • Online consultations
  • Remote procedures
3:10pm - 3:30pm 20 mins
LTE Optimization
LTE Advanced Pro: Massively Expanding Gigabit LTE Coverage
  • Ray Butler - Vice President, Wireless Network Engineering, CommScope
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  • A milestone on the path to 5G
  • Achieving twice the speeds of 4G LTE
  • Supporting new use cases
  • Enhancing service performance with faster response times and reduced time to content
3:30pm - 4:20pm 50 mins
5G for Massive IoT
Coffee Break
3:30pm - 4:20pm 50 mins
LTE Optimization
Coffee Break
4:20pm - 4:40pm 20 mins
5G for Massive IoT
The Tactile Internet Revolution
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  • Human and machine interaction with the environment
  • Realising the promise of Industry 4.0 and Human 4.0
  • Transmitting content and data via 5G
4:20pm - 4:40pm 20 mins
LTE Optimization
LTE Advanced for Unlicensed Spectrum
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  • LAA, eLAA
  • LTE-U and MulteFire
4:40pm - 5:10pm 30 mins
5G for Massive IoT
Panel Discussion: The Future of IoT
  • Moderator Narasimha Rao Vadrevu - Principal, VN Telecom Consultancy
  • Rajesh Vargheese - Principal, IoT Enterprise Solutions, Verizon
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  • A futurist’s vision
  • Will 5G fundamentally alter the IoT landscape?
  • The number of end-points that will be connected?
4:40pm - 5:10pm 30 mins
LTE Optimization
Panel Discussion: Future Proofing Your Network
  • Tom Tofigh - Principal Member of Technical Staff, AT&T
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  • Ensuring seamless migration to 5G
  • Tight interworking between LTE and NR
  • Introducing Massive MIMO and beamforming to 4G radio networks
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