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Key Sessions

Bryan Fries

Service Provider Keynote: Sprint


Oct 22
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7:30am - 7:50am 20 mins
Registration & Breakfast
7:50am - 8:00am 10 mins
5G State-of-the-Industry Report
  • Speaker Gabriel Brown - Principal Analyst, Mobile Networks & 5G, Heavy Reading

Heavy Reading Principal Analyst Gabriel Brown will discuss progress on 5G technology development and look ahead to later-phase innovations that will extend 5G to a wide variety of enterprise and consumer applications.

8:00am - 8:15am 15 mins
Service Provider Keynote: Sprint
  • Bryan Fries - Vice President, 5G Strategy + Global Services, Sprint
8:30am - 9:30am 60 mins
Fireside Chats & Group Discussion: 5G Network & Service Strategies
  • Moderator Gabriel Brown - Principal Analyst, Mobile Networks & 5G, Heavy Reading
  • Panelist Tim Danks - Vice President, Risk Management & Partner Relations, Huawei
  • Panelist Erik Ekudden - Chief Technology Officer, Ericsson
  • Panelist Mike Finley - CEO, Boingo Wireless
  • Panelist Alejandro Holcman - SVP, Corporate Engineering, Qualcomm
  • Panelist Roderick Santiago - Senior Technical Director, AT&T
  • Panelist Alok Shah - Vice President of Strategy, BD and Marketing, Networks Division, Samsung

With 5G being deployed at pace across North America, operators are poised to translate this new network capability into advanced services. Working across the wider ecosystem and co-creating with customers, the opportunity is to re-shape the mobile industry to make it integral to diverse value chains. This panel will connect the dots between 5G network technology, operator service strategies and customer value.

NOTE: This panel will include a series of fireside chats, followed by Q&A with the moderator and audience.