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09:15 10:15 (60 mins)

Main agenda

TechXLR8 Keynotes

All TechXLR8 events join together for our show headliners

10:50 11:00 (10 mins)

5G World KEYNOTES

Introduction & Welcome

Opening remarks & 5G overview

  • Chairman Mischa Dohler - Professor in Wireless Communication & Fellow, Kings College London + IEEE

11:00 11:20 (20 mins)

5G World KEYNOTES

Pave the Way for 5G

  • Ying Weimin - President of Research & Development, Huawei

11:20 11:40 (20 mins)

5G World KEYNOTES

5G – Reading the Signs


  • Capturing the demands and needs from verticals and consumers
  • Making 5G’s differentiating factors visible
  • Moving beyond technology into business impact
  • Dr Bruno Jacobfeuerborn - CTO, Deutsche Telekom

11:40 12:00 (20 mins)

5G World KEYNOTES

Qualcomm's 5G Vision

  • Enrico Salvatori - Senior Vice President & President, Qualcomm EMEA

12:00 12:30 (30 mins)

5G World KEYNOTES

CEO Panel Discussion: The 5G Investment


  • Discussing the investment in 5G versus the need
  • 5G as a game changer for the full ecosystem
  • Positioning 5G
  • panellist Berit Svendsen, - CEO, Telenor

12:30 12:35 (5 mins)

Main agenda

End of Keynotes and Start of Conference Streams

12:35 12:40 (5 mins)

NETWORK TRANSFORMATION

Chair’s opening remarks

  • Chairman Monica Paolini - President, Senza Fili Consulting LLC

12:40 13:00 (20 mins)

NETWORK TRANSFORMATION

Network optimisation to cope with data traffic


  • Exploring the way networks can be split to cope with demand
  • New modelling approaches required by MNO’s
  • Automated optimisation
  • Dr. Chris Murphy - Research Director, Location Intelligence and RAN Solutions, Viavi Solutions

13:00 13:20 (20 mins)

NETWORK TRANSFORMATION

The future of network optimisation

•Discussing methods to cope with M2M data traffic 

 •Approaches & services

13:20 14:20 (60 mins)

NETWORK TRANSFORMATION

Networking Lunch & Exhibition Visit

14:20 14:50 (30 mins)

NETWORK TRANSFORMATION

How technology is going to deliver on various Business demands


  • Business demands for a few selected use cases (e.g. verticals)
  • Analysing the capabilities needed for delivery
  • Potential solutions from a technology perspective
  • Moderator: Erol Hepsaydir - Head of RAN and Device Strategy and Architecture, Three
  • panellist Mansoor Hanif - Director of Converged Networks & Innovation, BT

14:50 15:10 (20 mins)

NETWORK TRANSFORMATION

Network Slicing a way to optimise the network

  • Cloud Aware Soft network
  • RAN Split architecture
  • ZTE progress on network slicing
  • Dr Sen Lin Zhang - Principal Architect, ZTE

15:10 15:30 (20 mins)

NETWORK TRANSFORMATION

Key elements of 5G-NR network architectures

  • Discussing key components part of 5G-NR
  • How Cloud RAN, Self-contained TDD, dual connectivity and use of small calls are considered part of 5G-NR
  • Laurent Fournier - Senior Director BD, Qualcomm

15:30 16:00 (30 mins)

NETWORK TRANSFORMATION

Test & Measurement for 5G networks


  • Test and measurement timeline for 5G
  • Device testing
  • Test and Measurement for 5G use cases in different verticals
  • panellist Sameh Yamany - CTO, Viavi

12:35 12:40 (5 mins)

5G CORE

Chair’s opening remarks

12:40 13:00 (20 mins)

5G CORE

A vison of the 5G Core


  • What will the core network look like?
  • Defining the architecture
  • Dr. Chih Lin - Chief Scientist, Wireless Technologies, China Mobile Research Institute

13:00 13:20 (20 mins)

5G CORE

Leveraging the full potential of 5G with Network Slicing

  • Dr Mike Short - Vice President, Telefonica

13:20 14:20 (60 mins)

5G CORE

Networking Lunch & Exhibition Visit

14:20 14:50 (30 mins)

5G CORE

Discussing the need of a Next Generation CORE network

  • What will the infrastructure look like?
  • What is the need/ requirement?
  • When will we start seeing this evolution?
  • Core network functions
  • panellist Volker Ziegler - Chief Architect & Head of 5G Leadership, Nokia
  • Moderator: Shahram Niri - Managing Director, Mobintec

14:50 15:10 (20 mins)

5G CORE

Next-Generation Signaling Core

  • Evolving the signaling core for 5G scale requirements
  • Simplifying the signaling-core to meet new IoT device price-points
  • Distributing the signaling core to the edge of the network for MEC services
  • Doug Ranalli Doug Ranalli Ranalli - Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, NETNUMBER

15:10 15:30 (20 mins)

5G CORE

Key concepts the 5G core architecture evolution: network slicing and convergence

  • Drivers and challenges for network slicing
  • The need for convergence
  • Franz Seiser - VP of Core Network, Deutsche Telekom

15:30 16:00 (30 mins)

5G CORE

Evolution of IMS Core Networks


  • Role of IMS in a 5G World
  • Use cases for IMS

12:35 12:40 (5 mins)

5G READY NETWORKS

Chair’s opening remarks

  • Chairman Simon Fletcher - CTO, Real Wireless

12:40 13:00 (20 mins)

5G READY NETWORKS

LTE to 5G transition operator strategy: “Path to 5G”


  • From 4.5G Pro over 4.9G to 5G
  • Key technologies and priorities
  • Measured performance and efficiency gains
  • Harri Holma - Research Fellow, Nokia

13:00 13:20 (20 mins)

5G READY NETWORKS

LTE in a 5G Era


  • 4.5G
  • LTE evolution towards 5G
  • LTE U, LTE Pro
  • Brendan O'Reilly - CTO, O2

13:20 14:20 (60 mins)

5G READY NETWORKS

Networking Lunch & Exhibition Visit

14:20 14:40 (20 mins)

5G READY NETWORKS

Next Generation SON for 5G Network

14:40 15:00 (20 mins)

5G READY NETWORKS

Transitioning from LTE-A field testing to 5G testing

  • Evolved LTE-A measurements and techniques -
  • 5G testing phases
  • Discussing key challenges

15:00 15:20 (20 mins)

5G READY NETWORKS

Enhanced Mobile broadband

  • Key drivers & use cases for 5G
  • How will mobile broadband evolve from 4G to 5G
  • Dino Flore - 3GPP TSG RAN Chairman, 3GPP

15:20 16:00 (40 mins)

5G READY NETWORKS

LTE Evolution


  • How have the LTE networks evolved in the past 12 months?
  • Discussing roadmaps for LTE networks
  • Where does LTE stand with rapid development in 5G
  • panellist Dr Sen Lin Zhang - Principal Architect, ZTE

12:35 12:40 (5 mins)

5G IN PRACTISE

Chair’s opening remarks

12:40 13:00 (20 mins)

5G IN PRACTISE

Telenor Norway’s 5G Network considerations

  • Berit Svendsen, - CEO, Telenor

13:00 13:20 (20 mins)

5G IN PRACTISE

KDDI’s 5G Development Trial

  • Fumio Watanabe - Chairman of the Board of Directors , KDDI R&D Laboratories

13:20 14:20 (60 mins)

5G IN PRACTISE

Networking Lunch & Exhibition Visit

14:15 14:40 (25 mins)

5G IN PRACTISE

KT’s 5G Olympic Live Field Trial Case Study

  • Chang-Seok Seo - Senior Vice President & Head of Network Strategy, KT

14:40 15:00 (20 mins)

5G IN PRACTISE

Driving fixed/mobile convergence with 5G

Market drivers

Technology requirements

Joint BT-Nokia project

  • Neil McRae - BT Group Chief Network Architect, BT
  • David Soldani - Head of 5G Technology, End to End,, Nokia

15:00 15:20 (20 mins)

5G IN PRACTISE

5G Security considerations

  • Jaya Baloo - CISO, KPN

15:20 16:00 (40 mins)

5G IN PRACTISE

Discussing key outcomes from trials


  • No standards for 5G have been set- benchmarking trails
  • Roadmap
  • What to expect next
  • Sharing common key challenges
  • panellist Meik Kottkamp - Technology Manager, Rohde & Schwarz
  • panellist Volker Ziegler - Chief Architect & Head of 5G Leadership, Nokia

16:00 17:00 (60 mins)

Main agenda

End of 5G World Day 1 & Show Headliners