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09:00 09:20 (20 mins)

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Chairperson’s opening remarks

  • Guy Redmill - Managing Director , Redmill Communications, UK

09:10 09:20 (10 mins)

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What will the IMS look like in 2020?

09:20 09:40 (20 mins)

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Key Concerns Over Moving SBC to the Cloud

While bringing efficiency in network usage and O&M, cloud-based SBC raises challenges to carriers. Huawei will share some insights and practices on the top concerns about cloud SBC

  • Felix Wang - Director of Technical Marketing SBC, Huawei

09:40 10:00 (20 mins)

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Reserved for Nokia

  • Gilles Duboué - SBC & APIs Service Innovation Product Marketing, Nokia

10:00 10:40 (40 mins)

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What’s next in the development and deployment of IMS?

Mapping the evolution of 4G networks across the globe

Mapping the evolution of IMS networks and services across the globe

How is IMS evolving in tandem with the global network footprint?

How has the EVS codec affected IMS implementations?

How is developing the IMS interconnection at the domestic and international level?

  • Moderator Guy Redmill - Managing Director , Redmill Communications, UK
  • Dario Betti - Director Product Development and Services , MTS
  • Andrzej Korzeniowski - Core Network Technology Strategy, Millicom
  • Jan Rijk Vonk - Director Innovation Strategy, KPN

10:40 11:40 (60 mins)

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Coffee & VIP Speed Networking

11:40 12:00 (20 mins)

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Implementing an agile, robust and secure virtualised IMS

Ensure QoE for services such as volte that are running over an IMS network

Deliver high performance and reliability in the control plane

Can Virtualization simplify IMS?

  • Wooyong Choi - Head of IMS development , SK Telecom

12:00 12:20 (20 mins)

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vIMS on Carrier DevOps

Is the traditional IMS architecture ideally suitable for telco cloud?

Leveraging key 5G techniques and innovations to build a fresh session-control centric service platform for DevOps, microservice architecture, network slicing support, capability openness and Big Data integration

Deploying vIMS/RCS in commercial open cloud (Amazon AWS)

  • Liu Wei - IMS Chief Architect, ZTE

12:20 13:00 (40 mins)

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How is IMS changing with NFV?

Are the benefits and features still the same?

What is the impact of multi-vendor solutions in a virtualised environment?  

Will the proliferation of open source components significantly impact operators’ IMS delivery?

  • Moderator Guy Redmill - Managing Director , Redmill Communications, UK
  • Francisco Javier Ramón Salguero - Head of Network Virtualisation, Telefonica
  • Kader Khan - Director, Simulator Business Unit, EXFO
  • Mike Dell - Director Product Marketing, Metaswitch

13:00 14:00 (60 mins)

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Networking Lunch, Hosted Lunch Tables & Product Demonstrations

Pre-register to join our expert speakers for a networking lunch. An extended lunch with tables being hosted by industry leaders allows you to spend valuable time with key decision makers in an informal setting 

Spaces are limited to 10 people per table so make sure you sign up!

14:00 14:20 (20 mins)

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IMS Real Time Applications Customer Case Studies

What real time services are Service provides deploying onto IMS

How are current 2G/3G investments impacting

Relevance of real time applications to changing consumer behaviour

The DevOps Service Provider

  • John Tucker - Vice President Product Management, Applications, Metaswitch

14:20 14:40 (20 mins)

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Don’t hate the OTT player, hate the game

How OTTs were – and are – regulated to revolutionize traditional telecoms offerings

Which markets still have room for telco competition and what should that competition look like?

Can profitable partnerships ever truly be realised for both parties?

  • John Bebawy - Business Development Director, TELUS

14:40 15:20 (40 mins)

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PANEL DISCUSSION: VoLTE and VoWiFi roaming – too many competing architectures

IMS calling: Who understands what the capability of the receiver is?

Streamlining competing architectures

Do standards need to be created for interoperability between carriers

Ensuring tighter security and normalized functionality in LTE roaming

  • Moderator Guy Redmill - Managing Director , Redmill Communications, UK
  • Anton Schula - Expert Service Architect, A1
  • Evgeny Kurbatov - VoLTE Technical Product Manager, Swisscom
  • Babatunde Obasola - Principal Engineer, Mobile Data Services,, O2
  • Cedric Bonnet - Roaming Technical Domain Manager, Orange

15:20 16:00 (40 mins)

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Coffee, Networking & Exhibition Visit

16:00 16:30 (30 mins)

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WiFi calling / WiFi handover: Creating a manageable, secure network where usage can be prioritised

Emergency calls and spectrum allocation use cases

Security pitfalls and challenges

How to convince consumers to pay for the services

  • Aled Rees - Principle Technical Analyst, EE

16:30 17:00 (30 mins)

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Beyond VoLTE, from VoLTE to Cloud Communications

Voice is no longer the main selling asset so VoLTE brings a possibility to address others

Video is a key component of today’s networks but how to seize its full potential

Why cloud brings a new way to deliver communication assets

  • Sheraz Hafeez - Product Manager - Internet, Data VPN and Managed Services, Wateen Telecom

17:00 17:20 (20 mins)

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Is ViLTE really the killer application for IMS?

Do operators have the time and resources to innovate?

Is the market not saturated already?

Lessons from RCS: What can be done differently in video?

  • Paul Hjul - Director, Crystal Web

17:20 17:30 (10 mins)

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Chairperson’s closing remarks

14:00 14:20 (20 mins)

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IMS voice communications for the Internet of Things

  • Voice and data communications sent over the IoT for industrial applications
  • Emergency services: An IoT module would sit on top of the IMS allowing traffic to flow through the IMS
  • Leveraging IMS voice communications when quality services are necessary
  • Toshiya Nakakura - Robotics, NTT Communications and Keio University

14:20 14:40 (20 mins)

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Transforming the Signalling - Core for IoT

Evolving IoT Requirements

The Signalling Burden of IoT

A new Signalling Architecture for IoT

Addressing Security Threats in an IoT Network

  • Douglas Ranalli - Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, NetNumber

14:40 15:20 (40 mins)

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How will the core network architecture evolve with 5G?

How will 5G affect the ‘intelligence’ of the network?

IMS as the decision-making engine in 5G: Call hand-offs, customer networking and more

Moving content out of the core to reduce latency and provide a better customer experience

In 5G IMS is going to have to do something different. But what?

  • Moderator Michele Zarri - Technical Director, GSMA
  • Hans Neff - CTO Group, ZTE Europe
  • Fatih Bastan - Core Network Planning - Product & Architecture Design Expert,, Turkcell
  • Primož Jenko - Mobile Packet Core Technology Specialist, Telekom Slovenije

15:20 16:00 (40 mins)

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Coffee, Networking & Exhibition Visit

16:00 16:20 (20 mins)

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Does the evolution to 5G equal simplified IMS?

End-to-end architecture with 5G: What are the 5G architecture principles

Where does IMS fit with new 5G concepts such as network slicing and Mobile Edge Computing?Is there a role for IMS in ensuring end-to-end communications?

  • Fatih Bastan - Core Network Planning - Product & Architecture Design Expert,, Turkcell

16:20 16:40 (20 mins)

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IMS network slicing for next generation networks

Implement network slices using service provider SDN, NFV and network orchestration

Delivering commercial solutions using an SDN Controller to configure network service chains

Capitalising on the flexibility inherent in NFV to quickly set up services

Should we be creating a network slice for each 5G use case?

  • Roland Schott - Project Manager and Architect, Deutsche Telekom

16:40 17:20 (40 mins)

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Leveraging IMS and IoT for business and enterprise

  • What are the IoT applications which can sit on the IMS architecture?
  • Connected cars: Can we use the car to provide voice communication?
  • Opportunities for the IMS in different enterprise verticals (finance, healthcare, construction etc.)
  • Moderator Michele Zarri - Technical Director, GSMA
  • Roland Schott - Project Manager and Architect, Deutsche Telekom
  • Hugo Lenssen - Senior Product Manager Mobile, KPN
  • Andrea Battisti - Strategy and Business Development, Telecom Italia

17:20 17:30 (10 mins)

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Chairperson’s closing remarks

17:30 20:30 (180 mins)

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