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May 16
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7:30am - 8:45am 75 mins
Analyst Breakfast Briefings
Analyst Breakfast Briefings
  • Monica Paolini, Senza Fili Consulting
  • Berge Ayvazian - Principal Consultant, Wireless 20/20
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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
  • Chetan Sharma - CEO, Chetan Sharma Consulting
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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 - 9:40am 20 mins
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Fireside Chat: Harmonization Challenge of Spectrum
  • Moderator Chetan Sharma - CEO, Chetan Sharma Consulting
  • Craig Sparks - Vice President, Technology, C Spire
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  • Spectrum coordination
  • Aggregating different bands
  • Reassessing previously deemed unsuitable bands
9:40am - 10:10am 30 mins
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Panel Discussion: 5G's Deployment Plan: Creating Agile, Software-Based Infrastructure
  • Moderator Monica Paolini, Senza Fili Consulting
  • Jim McEachern - Principal Technologist, ATIS
  • Tom Tofigh - Principal Member of Technical Staff, AT&T
  • Haseeb Akhtar - Principal Solutions Consultant, Ericsson
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  • Shifting from hardware to software considerations
  • How to building vertical virtual platforms
  • More efficient use of energy
10:10am - 11:10am 60 mins
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Coffee Break
11:10am - 11:40am 30 mins
Keynotes
FCC Keynote Fireside Chat: Forging a 5G Future
  • Moderator Monica Paolini, Senza Fili Consulting
  • Jessica Rosenworcel - Commissioner, FCC
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11:40am - 12:00pm 20 mins
Keynotes
Keynote: Pre-5G Trials for Rural America Using Millimeter Wave
  • Craig Sparks - Vice President, Technology, 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

12:00pm - 12:40pm 40 mins
Keynotes
Panel Discussion: 5G Based Fixed and Mobile Wireless Access for SMEs and Residential Applications
  • Moderator Iain Gillott - Founder & President, iGR
  • Neeraj Garg - Director, Digital Transformation, Verizon
  • James Childs - VP Strategy, North America, CBNL
  • Lindsay Notwell - Senior Vice President, 5G Strategy & Global Carrier Operations, Cradlepoint
  • Eran Bello - Corporate CMO & GM, ASOCS
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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
12:40pm - 1:40pm 60 mins
Keynotes
Lunch & Networking Break
1:40pm - 2:10pm 30 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

1:40pm - 2:10pm 30 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
2:10pm - 2:50pm 40 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
  • Jim McEachern - Principal Technologist, ATIS
  • Tom Tofigh - Principal Member of Technical Staff, AT&T
  • Kumardev Chatterjee - Founder & CEO, Unmanned Life
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  • A futurist’s vision
  • Will 5G fundamentally alter the IoT landscape?
  • The number of end-points that will be connected?
2:10pm - 2:40pm 30 mins
LTE Optimization
Fireside Chat: Supporting 5G Use Cases using LTE
  • Moderator Chris Nicoll - Principal Analyst, ACG Research
  • Karri Kuoppamaki - Vice President of Radio Network Technology Development and Strategy, T-Mobile USA
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mMTC by NB-IoT

eMTC

Vehicular communication by V2x and eV2x

2:40pm - 3:10pm 30 mins
LTE Optimization
5G NR Interoperability and LTE-Advanced Pro
  • Shailesh Patkar - Lead Systems Engineer, AT&T
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  • Migration paths
  • LTE & NR interworking
2:50pm - 3:10pm 20 mins
5G for Massive IoT
Transforming Healthcare with Advanced Connectivity
  • Rajesh Vargheese - Principal, IoT Enterprise Solutions, Verizon
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  • The advent of eHealth
  • Wearable technology
  • Online consultations
  • Remote procedures
3:10pm - 4:10pm 60 mins
5G for Massive IoT
Coffee Break
3:10pm - 4:10pm 60 mins
LTE Optimization
Coffee Break
4:10pm - 4:30pm 20 mins
Closing Sessions
Is Your Handset RF ready for 5G?
  • Ben Thomas - Director of 5G Mobile Business Development, Qorvo
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  • 5G New Radio (NR): More changes than additions
  • NSA 5G NR brings an array of new RF challenges
  • Solving complexity with Innovative RF Front Ends
4:30pm - 4:50pm 20 mins
Closing Sessions
The Road to 5G – Orchestrating 5G Services
  • Rami Yaron - Co-chair, Global Marketing & Education Committee, MEF
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