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Key Sessions

Chair’s Opening Remarks

Analyst intro: Global state of play of 5G and expectations for the next 24 months

Sukil Lee

KT’s lessons learned from 5G launches in Asia

KT

Building a fully connected world

Carlson Chu

Panel: Defining the 5G killer app in Asia

PCCW/HKT

Alexander Quach

Core to Edge

Intel Corporation

08:50 - 08:55 5 mins
5G and Network Virtualization Keynotes
Chair’s Opening Remarks
08:55 - 09:05 10 mins
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5G and Network Virtualization Keynotes
Analyst intro: Global state of play of 5G and expectations for the next 24 months

- Reviewing the global operator 5G deployments
- Understanding the key learnings from Asia’s 5G deploymentsAnalysing trends in telco 5G
technology approaches
- WRC expectations and the road ahead
- Release 16 expectation

09:05 - 09:25 20 mins
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5G and Network Virtualization Keynotes
KT’s lessons learned from 5G launches in Asia
  • Sukil Lee - SVP Networks, KT

- Introducing first true 5G mobile services
- Which 5G services are proving more popular?
- Which industries are the main 5G users?
- Reviewing the MEC technology for the KT 5G launch
- What is the national socioeconomic value of 5G?
- Reviewing the data packages and pricing of 5G

09:25 - 09:45 20 mins
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5G and Network Virtualization Keynotes
Building a fully connected world

- Enabling diversified and personalised 5G services with 5G Core
- Evolving to 5G Core: full-stack cloud native, fully-connected edge computing, all-access
convergence, and autonomous driving core network
- Moving towards a “Connection + Computing + Cloud” network

09:45 - 10:15 30 mins
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5G and Network Virtualization Keynotes
Panel: Defining the 5G killer app in Asia
  • Carlson Chu - SVP Technology Strategy and Development, PCCW/HKT
  • Wing Lee - Chief Executive Officer, YTL Communications
  • Ong Geok Chwee - VP Emerging Business, StarHub

- Is there such a thing as a killer app?
- What are the 5G monetisation challenges and timelines?
- Learnings from the first commercial launches
- The consumer vs industry verticals opportunity
- What markets are expected to first pick up 5G in the Asian region?
- How can developing economies justify the 5G investment?

10:15 - 10:35 20 mins
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5G and Network Virtualization Keynotes
Core to Edge
  • Alexander Quach - Vice president and general manager of the 5G Strategy and Program Office in the Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation

- Industry 5G rollout is ahead of schedule with early RAN deployments now moving towards
the edge and network core
- NFV is accelerating to meet 5G challenges in the core network and extends towards the
network edge
- Edge buildouts driven by network functions and early services
- Intel is working with key partners to deliver scalable 5G core to edge platforms

10:35 - 11:30 55 mins
5G and Network Virtualization Keynotes
Networking Break
11:30 - 11:40 10 mins
Virtualization and Monetization
Chair’s Opening Address: Reducing CapEx and OpEx and driving ROI
  • George Hoffman - Principal Analyst, Service Provider Technology, Ovum
11:40 - 12:00 20 mins
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Virtualization and Monetization
Operator Opening Address:Building 5G Cloud Infrastructure using cloud native and SDN technologies
  • Kang-Won Lee - SVP, Head of Software R&D, SK Telecom
  • Implementing carrier grade cloud infrastructure using cloud native and SDN technologies
  • Commercializing the 5G cloud infra into MEC and 5G core infrastructure
12:00 - 12:20 20 mins
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Virtualization and Monetization
VNFs and VNS Testing, Certification, and Onboarding
  • Rodrigo Beyer Fernandez - Head of Portfolio & Offerings SA Managed Services IT, Business Area Managed Services, Ericsson
  • What is VNF Onboarding? What is VNS Onboarding?
  • VNF Onboarding Challenges
  • VNFs Onboarding and VNS Onboarding
12:20 - 12:40 20 mins
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Virtualization and Monetization
A global update on SDN and NFV uptake
  • Viraj Parekh - Global Managing Director SDN/NFV, Verizon
  • Moving beyond orchestration to full network transformation
  • Utilising virtualization to deliver agile, personalized services fast
12:40 - 13:00 20 mins
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Virtualization and Monetization
Ensuring stability, scalability and agility in cloud native architecture
  • Nitin Vig - Chief Architect, APAC CoE, Juniper Networks

- Implementing the key components of a cloud native network end-to-end
- Exploring telco cloud native applications and business models developing in the APAC region

13:00 - 14:00 60 mins
Virtualization and Monetization
Lunch & Networking Break
14:00 - 14:30 30 mins
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Virtualization and Monetization
Panel Discussion: Implementing virtualized services with private, public or hybrid clouds
  • Panel moderator Guang Yang - Senior Analyst, Wireless Operator Strategies, Strategy Analytics
  • Panellist Michael Glynn - VP, Digital Automated Innovation, PCCW GLOBAL
  • Panellist Kang-Won Lee - SVP, Head of Software R&D, SK Telecom
  • Panellist Vasile Nedelcu - Global Service Portfolio Director - MS IT & ADM Portfolio and Offering, Ericsson
  • Panellist Rajesh Chainani - Managing Director, Service Provider Architectures Asia Pacific and Japan, Cisco

- Assessing the values and challenges of the cloud options
- How should an operator’s size, geography and customer base impact their cloud choices?
- What benefits can operators expect when they realise a cloud native environment?

14:00 - 14:40 40 mins
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Informa Tech Stage
5G: Technology Quick guide
  • Sadiq Malik - Senior Trainer & Digital Architect and Strategy Transformation Consultant, Telecoms and Tech Academy

Finally, 5G is here. Its fundamentals promise Telcos new sources of revenue, new opportunities, and new ways to delight their customers: 100× bandwidth, 10× throughput, 10× reduction in latency, 1000× partners. The technology elements that are driving feverish interest in 5G are simple and have been in development for a decade.

  • Unlocking MM wave Spectrum: Challenges and Benefits
  • Understanding Massive MIMO and Beamforming antenna technology
  • What is 5G NR and Standardisation Timeline
  • A peek into Network slicing: Role of SDN and NFV
  • The role of MEC in 5G future: major impacts on network topology
14:30 - 14:50 20 mins
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Virtualization and Monetization
Building a 5G Oriented Telco Cloud
  • Fang Zhaojiang - Solution Marketing Director, Cloud Core Network, Huawei

- Telco Cloud Transformation Progress
Information Classification: General
- 5G Core Brings New Requirements
- 4 Key Pillars of 5G-Oriented Telco Cloud

14:40 - 15:30 50 mins
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Informa Tech Stage
5G: Taming and Upgrading the IT stack
  • Sadiq Malik - Senior Trainer & Digital Architect and Strategy Transformation Consultant, Telecoms and Tech Academy

To prepare for all that 5G will enable, CSPs must begin investing now, well ahead of the rollout of the networks, to ensure that supporting IT systems and operations are prepared to handle the changes in network, operational, and customer demand.

  • Understanding why the IT stack must be upgraded for 5G: agility, experience, service
  • Upgrading the OSS/BSS: Overcoming challenges and roadmap
  • Migrating to Cloud Native architecture: from DevOps to Microservices culture
  • The need for Automation and Zero touch 5G
  • Managing the Data Deluge: AI/ML
14:50 - 15:10 20 mins
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Virtualization and Monetization
An OpenSource update: speeding up and standardizing virtualization initiatives

- The developments making a difference to interoperability and openness

- The potential of containerisation and Kubernetes for cloud native applications

- Moving open source projects and standards development more closely

15:10 - 15:50 40 mins
Virtualization and Monetization
Networking Break
15:30 - 16:15 45 mins
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Informa Tech Stage
5G: Gearing up for Industry 4.0
  • Sadiq Malik - Senior Trainer & Digital Architect and Strategy Transformation Consultant, Telecoms and Tech Academy

With the next generation of the industrial revolution being triggered by the combination of emerging technology, the impact that 5G has on Industry 4.0 will be unique. 5G won’t redesign the production line but it will enable new operating models and unlock fresh revenues for Telcos. 5G will offer manufacturers the chance to build smart factories that can take advantage of the emerging tech that’s changing the industry and bolster their bottom line.

  • The emergence of Industry 4.0: Origins and future economic potential
  • Why is 5G critical to the new age of manufacturing: IoT and RTC
  • Seek profitable segments within Industry 4.0 value chain: Verticals and Smart cities
  • Formulating win win commercial and collaborative propositions for enterprises
  • Reconfiguring the go-to-market strategies to unlock Industry 4.0 revenues
15:50 - 16:10 20 mins
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Virtualization and Monetization
Modernizing the Adaptive Network for the Digital Future
  • Chris Rezentes - Director, Product Management (Network), CenturyLink

Data is getting larger, while delivery times are getting shorter. In this application economy, digital businesses need a controllable, intelligent and secure adaptive network to deliver superior business interactions.
How can organizations leverage a cost-effective, high performing connectivity to drive a customer-first experience, and gain the competitive advantage needed for the digital future?

16:10 - 16:30 20 mins
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Virtualization and Monetization
How mobile operators can capture the next big enterprise business opportunity
  • Azrin Aris - Director of Products & Innovation, Telekom Malaysia

- What’s next for SDN/NFV in the race to keep pace with changing customer needs
- How are OTT players developing and how can operators advance their NFV/SDN strategies for competitive edge?
- The key ways operators can reimagine service assurance for the cloud native era

16:15 - 17:50 95 mins
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Informa Tech Stage
5G Monetization: Looking for business and pricing models
  • Sadiq Malik - Senior Trainer & Digital Architect and Strategy Transformation Consultant, Telecoms and Tech Academy

Telcos must carefully evaluate the potential of 5G services and assess their readiness to profitably support crucial features of 5G. Many Telcos will be unprepared to monetize all services, especially those that require rapid and frequent changes at scale and involve the simultaneous management of multiple partners, network resources, and varying business models.

  • What do the consumers and enterprises really desire and will pay for
  • Moving towards value-based pricing: from content to context
  • Recalibrating the business model: leveraging platform thinking
  • Assessing ROI over the technology life cycle
  • Understanding financial impacts of low-cost deployment strategies
16:30 - 16:50 20 mins
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Virtualization and Monetization
Reviewing the SD WAN rolling out across APAC
  • Abdul Moneeb - Head of Technology Strategy, PTCL

- Making deployment decisions for SD-WAN: is a universal CPE approach best?
- Deliver robust network connectivity over wide geographical areas
- Exploring the new emerging versions of the technology

16:50 - 17:10 20 mins
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Virtualization and Monetization
The business models enabling customised customer experiences and ROI
  • Muhammad Asim Farooq - Assistant Director Retail Payments, Telenor Bank

- Examples of how telecommunication operators can add or delete virtualisation functionality to meet the needs of enterprise clients
- What does working agilely look like in practice and how does this affect ROI?
- Should mobile operators focus on local products and services for virtualisation or look to geographical expansion?

18:30 - 18:35 5 mins
Virtualization and Monetization
Network Virtualisation and SDN Asia Awards Ceremony
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