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8:00am - 9:00am 60 mins
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Breakfast Briefing Sponsored by Huawei
Panel Discussion: Huawei Unveiled: Building Trust and Transparency
  • Panelist Joy Tan - Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, Huawei Technologies USA
  • Panelist Tom Dowding - Senior Vice President of Sales & Wireless Business, Huawei Technologies USA
  • Panelist Craig Spiezle - Founder and Managing Partner, AgeLight Advisory Group
  • Panelist Mr Donald (Andy) Purdy - Chief Security Officer, Huawei Technologies USA

Please join Huawei Technologies USA at the Big 5G Event for a breakfast seminar titled, “Huawei Unveiled: Building Trust and Transparency.” We will be pleased to offer a view of Huawei’s global vision, the challenges the brand is facing, our plan for addressing those challenges and progress we’re making in the US. 

We will also discuss the very important topic of cyber security – Huawei’s vision for securing our mobile future and how the industry needs to shape an end-to-end cyber security assurance system.

8:50am - 8:55am 5 mins
The BIG 5G Plenary Keynotes - Mile High Ballroom Lower Level
Welcome Back to the BIG 5G Event
  • Ray Le Maistre - Editor in Chief, Light Reading
8:55am - 9:15am 20 mins
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The BIG 5G Plenary Keynotes - Mile High Ballroom Lower Level
Keynote: 5G - Much More Than RAN
  • Ibrahim Gedeon - Chief Technology Officer, TELUS
  • Rushing for 5G to be the new “G” is a RAN play

  • 2014 the industry for the first time adopted an outside in view with the release of a client centric not RAN centric view for 5G, Low latency and slicing

  • The Mobile Edge and functionality is where 5G will be transformational

  • Dare we be bold and ensure the Mobile Edge and NFV are working to the same goal?

  • At TELUS we view 5G as a transformative technology and seek our colleagues and vendors to deliver as an industry

9:15am - 9:35am 20 mins
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The BIG 5G Plenary Keynotes - Mile High Ballroom Lower Level
Fireside Chat: 5G-Friendly Transport Technology
  • Moderator Ray Le Maistre - Editor in Chief, Light Reading
  • Andrew Dugan - Chief Technology Officer, CenturyLink

Foundational to the success of 5G is support from the underlying infrastructure and transport network. In addition, telcos are developing edge computing platforms to support 5G and deliver cloud connectivity in an on-demand way for customers. Andrew Dugan, CTO of CenturyLink, discusses how the operator is prepping its network for 5G, and the impact of 5G on network capacity planning and future fiber buildouts.

9:35am - 9:55am 20 mins
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The BIG 5G Plenary Keynotes - Mile High Ballroom Lower Level
Keynote: Supercharge 5G Fixed Wireless
  • Els Baert - Director of Marketing and Communications, NetComm
  • Deliver ultra-fast broadband services via Fixed Wireless technology

  • Generate new revenues streams by leveraging existing networks and spectrum

  • Increase competition and take market share from established cable and DSL operators

  • Deploy new Self-Install technology to create a viable Fixed Wireless business case

9:55am - 10:35am 40 mins
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The BIG 5G Plenary Keynotes - Mile High Ballroom Lower Level
Keynote Panel Discussion: We Need to Talk About Edge Computing
  • Moderator Ray Le Maistre - Editor in Chief, Light Reading
  • Panelist Ibrahim Gedeon - Chief Technology Officer, TELUS
  • Panelist Jim Poole - Vice President, Ecosystem Business Development, Equinix
  • Panelist Tom Tofigh - Principal Solution Architect, QCT
  • Edge computing as part of a distributed telco cloud

  • Where to start? Who holds the edge aces?

  • Early examples of telco edge computing progress  

  • Why edge strategies need a different mindset 

10:35am - 11:30am 55 mins
Coffee Break
11:30am - 11:45am 15 mins
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The BIG 5G Plenary Keynotes - Mile High Ballroom Lower Level
Starry Keynote Fireside Chat: Introducing “Happy Interneting”
  • Moderator Mike Dano - Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, Light Reading
  • Alex Moulle-Berteaux - Chief Operating Officer, Starry
  • Next generation 5G fixed wireless: Not your average internet provider

  • What does 5G mean to consumers?  

  • Network deployment: opportunities & challenges

  • Looking beyond 5G

11:45am - 12:05pm 20 mins
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The BIG 5G Plenary Keynotes - Mile High Ballroom Lower Level
Keynote: From Cloud to Edge: The End to End NFV Infrastructure
  • Gary Lee - Associate Vice President, QCT


  • NFV today and 5G tomorrow

  • NFV infrastructure for the software and service centric era

  • Cloud to edge: pre-validated, pre-optimized, and pre-configured

12:05pm - 12:25pm 20 mins
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The BIG 5G Plenary Keynotes - Mile High Ballroom Lower Level
Keynote: Edge Compute: 5 Design Considerations
  • Oded Sagee - Senior Director of Embedded & Integrated Solutions, Western Digital

As networks and compute environments evolve, so do the tradeoffs between local/remote and centralized/decentralized locations. One thing is clear: in the past five years, the amount of data being generated, transferred, and stored is already massive and is expected to reach 850ZB by 2021*. 5G brings a new level of network abilities and data transfer rates that set the stage for many desired rich media and real time applications. In the past, general purpose storage capabilities greatly exceeded any network, data and application requirements; however, with the aforementioned enhancements and the insurgence of end points, edge computing and cloud capabilities, general purpose storage no longer cuts it. Today and in the future, storage has to meet various types of use cases, workloads and environments and is becoming an integral part of the design of any network, data base or application. Without clearly defining storage from the end point (through edge and cloud looking at both user and application needs) 5G and future environments will not rise to their full potential.

12:25pm - 12:45pm 20 mins
The BIG 5G Plenary Keynotes - Mile High Ballroom Lower Level
Keynote: 5G: Enabling the Future
  • Mishka Dehghan - Vice President, 5G Development, Sprint
12:45pm - 2:00pm 75 mins
Lunch, Networking & Expo Tour
2:00pm - 2:15pm 15 mins
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Virtualization & the 5G Cloud - Room MR 504
Keynote: Inside the SD-WAN "Magic Hat"
  • Kevin Sahim - VP, Engineering (Managed Services), GTT

As the SD-WAN market matures, service providers are focusing more on leveraging the technology to target specific business outcomes for enterprise customers. GTT's Kevin Sahim explains that while it's key for SD-WAN platforms to provide a number of services such as WAN optimization, security and traffic management capabilities, it's critical to embed analytics before designing and deploying any SD-WAN service. In addition, he will discuss how in the future, AI and machine learning will play an important role. In this keynote, Sahim addresses what's in the SD-WAN "magic hat" – a look at this growing market where analytics are driving business outcomes for SD-WAN, and how the market may shift with the advent of 5G and network slicing capabilities.

2:00pm - 2:15pm 15 mins
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5G Automation & Intelligence - Room MR 505
What Gains AI can Deliver in 5G and Beyond: Case Studies and Lucrative Opportunities
  • Dr. Ali Imran - Director AI4Networks Research Center, William H. Barkov Presidential Professor, The University of Oklahoma
  • Why we don’t need just automation but deep automation in 5G and beyond & what’s difference?

  • Why traditional AI cannot deliver deep automation?

  • A new kind of AI to enable zero touch deep automation

  • Case studies and opportunities

2:00pm - 2:15pm 15 mins
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5G Transport & the Edge - Room MR 501
Keynote: The Rise of Edge Architectures in the Age of 5G
  • Jeff Shafer - AVP, Edge Solutions & Portfolio Transformation, AT&T Business
  • How the explosion of mobile devices will necessitate the drive for edge computing
  • Enabling faster processing of data, reduced latency and enhanced customer experiences
2:00pm - 2:15pm 15 mins
RAN Evolution - Room MR 503
Keynote: Deploying a Live 5G mmWave FWA Network in California
  • Mark Jen - Co-Founder and CTO, Common Networks
2:00pm - 2:15pm 15 mins
5G Use Cases & Services - Room MR 502
Keynote: Making Sense of 5G: Perspectives from a Regional Carrier
  • Patrick Riordan - Chairman, President and Chief Strategy Officer, NSIGHT
2:15pm - 2:30pm 15 mins
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Virtualization & the 5G Cloud - Room MR 504
Keynote: Turning the 5G Network Into an Agile Monetization Platform
  • Yogen Patel - VP / Head of Product & Solutions Marketing, Amdocs Open Network

5G promises a world of unprecedented speed and differentiated quality of service that has the potential to unleash a wide array of new services and business models. But, in order to maximize 5G monetization, service providers need to be fast to deploy, open to drive innovation, smart to efficiently orchestrate a dynamic network, and quick to capture every revenue opportunity. In this presentation we will explore the key system building blocks and the flow between them for agile and iterative 5G use-case monetization: where to start, how to design, how to enable, and most importantly what to change, in order to turn the promise of 5G into accelerated monetization.


2:15pm - 2:30pm 15 mins
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5G Automation & Intelligence - Room MR 505
Keynote: Automation with 5G DNS
  • Dilip Pillaipakam - VP, Service Provider Business, Infoblox

With the transition to 5G, Gateway Selection is migrating to the Network Repository Function (NRF).  While this resolves one of the major operational problems with 4G, basic DNS function is still required for all 5G SBA communication.  This talk will highlight what is resolved with 5G and helps you plan for 4G-5G DNS transition and 5G DNS automation

2:15pm - 2:30pm 15 mins
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5G Transport & the Edge - Room MR 501
Keynote: New Era of Edge – Telco & On-Premise
  • Mr. Jesse Chiang - Director of Edge Product Marketing, QCT
  • The trending in Telco edge

  • Successful edge hardware strategies in a software-defined world

  • QCT edge product strategies: from central office to customer premise

2:15pm - 2:30pm 15 mins
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RAN Evolution - Room MR 503
CSP Fireside Chat: 5G Small Cells as Critical Components of 5G Networks
  • Moderator Gabriel Brown - Principal Analyst, Mobile Networks & 5G, Heavy Reading
  • Chris Parra - Vice President of Business Development and Strategy for the Z5G Group, Zayo
  • Indoor small cells to meet the demand for voice and data coverage capacity
  • Outdoor small cells to deliver seamless mobility
2:15pm - 2:30pm 15 mins
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5G Use Cases & Services - Room MR 502
Keynote: Enabling Smart Services Using 5G
  • Paul Scanlan - CTO Carrier Network Business Unit, Huawei
  • The advent of smart cities
  • Achieving new possibilities with stadia connectivity
  • The impact of 5G on the utilities industry
2:30pm - 3:15pm 45 mins
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Virtualization & the 5G Cloud - Room MR 504
Panel Discussion: Public Cloud for 5G Network Functions
  • Moderator Phil Harvey - US Bureau Chief, Light Reading
  • Panelist Aeneas Dodd-Noble - Principal 5G Architect, Service Provider Business, Cisco Systems
  • Panelist Edward Fox - CTO, MetTel
  • Panelist Christian Martin - Vice President and Chief Architect, Arista
  • Panelist Marc Price - Global CTO, Matrixx Software

Cloud platforms of all types (private, public, distributed) will play key roles in 5G architectures, but when does it make sense to use public cloud capabilities to run virtual functions and/or deliver and manage services? This session will look at how the public cloud has become an option for some processes and service development opportunities and identify when it's best to opt for what is, arguably, a non-traditional and even counter-intuitive approach to network and applications management for communications service providers.

2:30pm - 3:15pm 45 mins
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5G Automation & Intelligence - Room MR 505
Panel Discussion: How to Test, Measure and Assure 5G Networks
  • Moderator Berge Ayvazian - Senior Analyst and Consultant, Wireless 20/20
  • Panelist Larry Byrd - Solutions Architect, Netrounds
  • Panelist Jeorge Hurtarte - Product Manager, LitePoint
  • Panelist Adnan Khan - Senior Business Development Manager, Wireless Products, Anritsu
  • Panelist Max Silber - Vice President of Mobility & IoT, MetTel

For all of the benefits that 5G promises, operators are faced with a stark reality: 5G networks introduce challenges not experienced with other iterations of cellular technology. Spectrum issues, network densification, network slicing and virtualization are just a few of the complications that 5G operators face as they plan and build networks, driving a need for operators to incorporate assurance, test and measurement of networks now and throughout subsequent stages of 5G deployment. Panelists will discuss the impact of virtualization on 5G buildouts, how automation will impact 5G buildouts, and how assurance, test and measurement can be utilized to generate revenue and create new services on 5G networks.

2:30pm - 3:15pm 45 mins
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5G Transport & the Edge - Room MR 501
Panel Discussion: Timing and Synchronization in High Performance 5G Networks
  • Moderator Sterling Perrin - Principal Analyst, Optical Networking & Transport, Heavy Reading
  • Panelist Kevin Boyle - Customer Solutions Sales Manager, Ericsson North America
  • Panelist Paul Hjul - Director, Hjul Consulting
  • Panelist Glenn Wellbrock - Director, Optical Transport Network - Architecture, Design & Planning, Verizon

5G architectures and services present new challenges in timing and synchronization throughout the network. On the one hand, emerging ultra-reliable and ultra-low latency use cases will place unprecedented performance demands on networks, requiring precise timing. On the other hand, disaggregation of base station components as part of centralize RAN architectures are driving new synchronization requirements for the fronthaul network. Various standards bodies seek to address these timing and synchronization challenges by enhancing existing technologies and building new ones, and much of this activity centers around Ethernet – the preferred transport protocol for 5G. This session will lay out the challenges for timing and synchronization in 5G transport and the proposed solutions, including discussions of Time Sensitive Networking for Fronthaul (IEEE 802.1CM), eCPRI, as well as a host of ITU-T standards

2:30pm - 3:15pm 45 mins
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RAN Evolution - Room MR 503
Panel Discussion: Massive MIMO for 5G NR
  • Moderator Gabriel Brown - Principal Analyst, Mobile Networks & 5G, Heavy Reading
  • Panelist Heather Campbell - Regional Network Director, Sprint
  • Panelist Dr. Ivy Kelly - Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, C Spire
  • Panelist Harpinder Matharu - Senior Director, Communications Strategy and Marketing Group, Xilinx
  • Panelist Dr. Mohamed Madkour - VP Global Wireless Networks Marketing and Solutions, Huawei Technologies
  • Panelist Chuck Powell - Product Director, Radio Frequency Systems

A defining feature of 5G NR is the use of massive MIMO to maximize channel capacity and end-user data rates. It is also critical to coverage and to re-use of exiting sites. Using this technology operators can overlay 5G NR on their existing grid limiting the need to invest in new sites, towers, and civil works. This panel looks at the impact of Massive MIMO and the challenges in deploying the technology

2:30pm - 3:15pm 45 mins
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5G Use Cases & Services - Room MR 502
Panel Discussion: Beyond Fixed Wireless Access: The 5G Services That Will Make a Difference
  • Moderator Michael Roberts - Director of Research, Ovum
  • Panelist Mark Jen - Co-Founder and CTO, Common Networks
  • Panelist Samer Geissah - Director, Technology Strategy, IoT and Emerging Technologies, TELUS
  • Panelist Kishore Raja - Vice President, Engineering Strategic Programs, Boingo Wireless
  • Panelist Jason Claybrook - Networks Marketing, Samsung
  • Panelist Ken Giles - Chief Operations Officer, Imagine Communications Group

Fixed wireless access (FWA) has been an early use case for 5G and enhanced mobile broadband is following fast in its wake, but what impact will such services have on the top and bottom lines of service provider financials? Where's the business case for 5G services? This panel looks at how 5G network operators can best exploit their new capabilities to maximize sales and profits, and examines the role network operators could play in delivering services such as AR/VR, Industrial IoT, autonomous vehicles and more

3:15pm - 3:30pm 15 mins
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Virtualization & the 5G Cloud - Room MR 504
Fireside Chat: Getting the Best Out of Your Network Using Network Slicing
  • Moderator Susan Welsh de Grimaldo - Director, Strategy Analytics
  • Panelist Oguz Sunay - Chief Architect for Mobile Networking, ONF
  • How AI and ML can help configure/slice the network
  • Customising slicing
  • Network management with different types of slices in a virtual network
3:15pm - 3:30pm 15 mins
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5G Automation & Intelligence - Room MR 505
Fireside Chat: Cybersecurity to Protect New Virtualized Networks
  • Moderator Jim Hodges - Chief Analyst, Heavy Reading
  • Dr. Sunil Lingayat - Chief of Cyber Strategy and Technology, T-Mobile
  • Mitigating the risk posed against vulnerable technologies such as SDN and NFV
  • The specific security requirements of sliced networks
  • Effective methods to secure 5G
3:15pm - 3:30pm 15 mins
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5G Transport & the Edge - Room MR 501
CSP Fireside Chat: Moving Functions from the Core Network to the Edge
  • Moderator Erik Kreifeldt - Principal Analyst, TeleGeography
  • Speaker Kevin McBride - Principal Architect, SDN & NFV Technologies, CenturyLink
  • What functions need to be migrated and why?
  • What are the challenges and risks?
3:15pm - 3:30pm 15 mins
RAN Evolution - Room MR 503
RAN Evolution is the Critical Mass Factor for 5G and Beyond
  • Narasimha Rao Vadrevu - Principal, VN Telecom Consultancy, VN Telecom Consultancy
3:15pm - 3:30pm 15 mins
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5G Use Cases & Services - Room MR 502
Fireside Chat: Evolving Business Models with Neutral Hosting
  • Moderator Michael Roberts - Director of Research, Ovum
  • Panelist Preston Marshall - Technical Program Manager, Google

This fireside chat will explore the role of the emerging neutral host model, with deployment shared between traditional operators, as well as venues, enterprises, and 3rd parties. The extent to which the emerging CBRS band could provide early experience in this new model will be discussed.

3:30pm - 4:15pm 45 mins
Coffee Break
4:15pm - 4:30pm 15 mins
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Virtualization & the 5G Cloud - Room MR 504
The First Industry-Neutral SD-WAN Service Standards and Certification
  • Rami Yaron - Board Director & Co-Chair, MEF
  • The SD-WAN market is growing quickly, and with it, the number of providers and vendors of SD-WAN services and the underlying technologies. The need to achieve standardized terminology and service attribute definitions to enable the market has become critically important. For that reason, MEF is proud to release the first industry-neutral SD-WAN service definition – MEF 70. This standard developed and approved by leading service providers and vendors is an industry initiative to define SD-WAN service and its various attributes. The SD-WAN service definition is a foundational step for accelerating sales, market adoption, and certification of MEF 3.0 SD-WAN services orchestrated across a global ecosystem of automated networks. In this session we will review the main attributes of the MEF SD-WAN service definitions and how MEF’s LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration) framework handles SD-WAN service orchestration

4:15pm - 4:30pm 15 mins
5G Automation & Intelligence - Room MR 505
How Automation Can Help to Streamline Efficiency, Drive Performance and Achieve Results
  • Heidi Hattendorf - Senior Director, Industry Marketing – Telecom, Automation Anywhere
4:15pm - 4:30pm 15 mins
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5G Transport & the Edge - Room MR 501
Service Provider Presentation: How Edge Data Centers Will Power Future Connectivity
  • Ted Wagner - Sr. Director, Interconnection Product Management, Equinix
  • The need for distributed new data centres
  • The new edge architecture requirements
  • Challenges with this new approach
4:15pm - 4:30pm 15 mins
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RAN Evolution - Room MR 503
Small Cell Networks for 5G-Era Use Cases
  • Dr. Prabhakar Chitrapu - Lead Member of Technical Staff, AT&T, & Chair - TECH & 5G Working Group, SCF
  • 5G-Era Use Cases Taxonomy

  • mmw-based SCNs and 5G-Era eMBB Use Cases

  • 5G-Era URLLC Use Cases and SCNs

  • 5G-Era IOT Use Cases and SCNs

  • 5G & Small Cells

    • Split-Architectures

      • (n)FAPI

      • NETCONF/YANG

    • mmw/sub-6 SC for Indoor 

    • Capacity Characteristics

4:15pm - 4:30pm 15 mins
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5G Use Cases & Services - Room MR 502
Defining 5G Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) Communications
  • Anand Shah - Director, Technology Strategy and Architecture, Verizon
  • Connecting vehicles to the cloud and surroundings

  • The importance of spectrum planning to facilitate connected cars

  • How far are we from realizing autonomous driving?

4:30pm - 4:45pm 15 mins
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Virtualization & the 5G Cloud - Room MR 504
Tackling Network Transformation for Today and 5G
  • Michael Senn - Pincipal Technologist, NetNumber
  • How can operators transform and modernize their networks to deliver new customer services and business models today and in 5G

  • Why interworking between legacy and next-generation network services is critical

  • The importance of a software-defined signaling core

  • Recommendations for moving to virtualized infrastructure and use of data and analytics to secure the signaling core

4:30pm - 4:45pm 15 mins
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5G Automation & Intelligence - Room MR 505
Intelligent Connectivity Starts With Location Intelligence
  • Kreg Barrett - Global Business Development Director of Telecommunications and Energy, DigitalGlobe
  • Geospatial intelligence is critical component in building 5G networks and fueling IoT solutions, AI and big data solutions across a connected globe

  • Discover how advanced 3D geodata can help you plan, build and optimize denser networks more efficiently

  • Identify and extract image archive

4:30pm - 4:45pm 15 mins
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5G Transport & the Edge - Room MR 501
Influence of 5G on IoT & Data Analytics
  • Phil Sciuto - Director of Solutions Architecture, Western Digital
  • Data-intensive applications and an increasing reliance on wireless transmission of sensor data have created new levels of demand on provider transport network infrastructure and bandwidth. The increase in workload, data density and prioritization of revenue-driven traffic along with the subsequent reduction in administrative bandwidth allocation is driving a reconsideration of centralized data capture and analysis associated with system management, security and regulatory compliance. We will explore some alternative approaches to traditional centralized data management and analytics that enable faster response and allow providers to maximize bandwidth availability for client traffic.
4:30pm - 4:45pm 15 mins
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RAN Evolution - Room MR 503
Deploying 5G NR mmWave for Indoor and Outdoor Networks
  • Manish Tripathi - VP of Engineering, Qualcomm
  • 5G NR mmWave is bringing a large bandwidth opportunity for mobile broadband starting in 2019.
  • While mmWave is enabling new and enhanced mobile experiences, it is also bringing new deployment challenges and complexities.
  • This talk will explore the new use cases 5G NR mmWave is enabling, and discuss the best practices for deploying 5G NR mmWave.
4:30pm - 4:45pm 15 mins
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5G Use Cases & Services - Room MR 502
5G Fixed Wireless for Rural Broadband
  • Mike Stacey - Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Imagine Communications Group
  • Lessons from WiMAX and TD-LTE

  • Current TD-LTE Capabilities

  • Benefits of migration from TD-LTE to 5G

  • Migration Strategy

  • How to optimize performance fixed wireless deployment

4:45pm - 5:30pm 45 mins
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Virtualization & the 5G Cloud - Room MR 504
Panel Discussion: Software-Defined Access and the Next Gen Central Office
  • Moderator Ray Le Maistre - Editor in Chief, Light Reading
  • Panelist Eric Bozich - Senior Director of Wireless Densification, CenturyLink
  • Panelist David Wang - Founder & CEO, Wave2Wave
  • Panelist Dustin Wu - Director of Solution R & D, QCT
  • Panelist Masood Amin - Head of Product Management, Altran
  • Panelist Vladan Jevremovic - Sr. Research Director, iBwave Solutions

Access infrastructure strategists are adopting telco cloud/virtualization concepts as they look at how their network assets and facilities will deliver the retail, enterprise and wholesale access services of the 5G future, but there are various schools of thought on how this should be tackled. This panel looks at the options and what impact a software-defined access network can make on an operator's prospects

4:45pm - 5:30pm 45 mins
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5G Automation & Intelligence - Room MR 505
Panel Discussion: Overcoming 5G’s Operational Challenges
  • Moderator James Crawshaw - Senior Analyst, Intelligent Networks & Automation, Heavy Reading
  • Panelist Stephen Douglas - Corporate Solutions & Technical Strategy, Spirent
  • Panelist Murat Erkam - Director of Product Development, Crown Castle
  • Panelist Max Silber - Vice President of Mobility & IoT, MetTel
  • Panelist Tommy Siniard - CTO, 3-GIS
  • Panelist Ahsan Ale-Rasool - Director, Technology Solutions, Mobilitie

To cope with the complexities of 5G, network and service operations will need a radical change in how they are organized and how they manage their networks and support systems to support, slicing, virtualization and more. This panel will discuss the impact of slicing on network and SLA management, performance management in hybrid (virtual + physical) networks, and more

4:45pm - 5:30pm 45 mins
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5G Transport & the Edge - Room MR 501
Panel Discussion: Edge Computing & Integrated IoT in a 5G World
  • Moderator Steve Bell - Senior Analyst, Internet of Things, Heavy Reading
  • Panelist Joe Braga - Head of IoT Products & Solutions Marketing, Telit
  • Panelist Rodney Elder - Global Principal, Americas, Equinix
  • Panelist Dennis Ong - Distinguished Architect & Head of Architecture & Systems Engineering, Verizon
  • Panelist Greg Pettine - Founder and EVP, Business Development, EdgeMicro
  • Panelist Danny Tseng - Staff Manager, Technical Marketing, Qualcomm

Mobile IoT (LTE-M and NB-IoT) are in their early phase of growth and are planned to be developed as part of 5G. Since these technologies focus on low power, low battery drain and low data rates the requirement for AI enabled devices will require edge compute capability. This edge architecture will support small footprint machine learning applications with any learning done by the edge devices that then update the mobile IoT devices. Edge capability is also an integral part of 5G’s ultra-reliable low latency communication (URLLC) which when combined with network slicing will be essential for industry 4.0 applications such as factory automation of robots and other critical real time applications. 5G IoT for smart cities, smart grids, smart buildings, connected and autonomous cars as well as industrial IoT will require an integrated, distributed and highly automated edge network capability to support the various types of service levels, deployments and security.

4:45pm - 5:30pm 45 mins
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RAN Evolution - Room MR 503
Panel Discussion: 5G RAN Optimization with Machine Learning & SON
  • Moderator Gabriel Brown - Principal Analyst, Mobile Networks & 5G, Heavy Reading
  • Panelist Heather Campbell - Regional Network Director, Sprint
  • Panelist Paul Hjul - Director, Hjul Consulting

Optimizing RAN is classically something of an art, understood by a select few engineers. In the 5G world, new self-organizing network (SON) tools that leverage machine learning will radically improve this process, freeing engineers to focus on strategic design and deployment decisions

4:45pm - 5:00pm 15 mins
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5G Use Cases & Services - Room MR 502
Leveraging Mobile Satellite-Enabled Vehicles for Rural 5G Connectivity
  • Ben Posthuma - Connectivity Solutions Manager, Kymeta
  • How a metamaterials-based satellite flat-panel antenna can provide mobile connectivity to different platforms
  • What this high-throughput satellite connectivity means for verticals such as rural vehicles, agriculture, telemedicine, and more
  • How edge computing, connected by hybrid satellite/terrestrial networking can benefit 5G and IoT architectures
  • Realities with hybrid LTE networks and the bridge to next-generation networks
5:00pm - 5:15pm 15 mins
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5G Use Cases & Services - Room MR 502
Analysis and Results from the Verizon 5G NR Launch
  • Emil Olbrich - VP Network Technologies, Signals Research Group
  • Testing 5G and analysing the results

  • What the first instantiation of 5G NR means for the rest of millimeter wave deployments and bands

5:15pm - 5:30pm 15 mins
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5G Use Cases & Services - Room MR 502
Orchestrating 5G Network and Services
  • Rami Yaron - Board Director & Co-Chair, MEF
  • What 5G technology presents

  • 5G presenting superior customer experience by creating seamless services using a combination of fixed and mobile broadband technologies

  • Orchestration of 5G-based services using LSO as an essential tool for effective multi-domain service fulfillment and assurance

  • MEF’s work around 5G transport, network slicing, orchestration, fixed wireless access

  • MEF 3.0 5G-ready implementation project 

5:30pm - 5:35pm 5 mins
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