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Nov 05
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08:50 - 09:00 10 mins
Chair's Opening Remarks
  • Guy Redmill - Managing Director , Redmill Communications, UK
09:00 - 09:20 20 mins
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Operator opening address: Launching 5G for ultrahigh-definition voice & video
  • An operator’s experience of launching 5G
  • Faster speeds and lower latency for enhanced voice and video
  • The telco transformation required to drive commercial deployment
09:20 - 09:40 20 mins
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The future 5G oriented single voice core
  • The 5G orientated core network
  • New architecture for a simplified, unified voice network
  • Achieving the ultimate end user experience
09:40 - 10:10 30 mins
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Devising a long-term voice evolution strategy
  • Utilising VoLTE for voice and video quality
  • Developing the network for Vo5G
  • The role simplified, convergent and cloud native
10:10 - 10:30 20 mins
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The future of communications over 5G networks
  • The evolution process for Voice over New Radio (VoNR)
  • Realise 16 and standardisation of Immersive Voice and Audio Services (IVAS)
  • The compelling use cases emerging for Vo5G
10:30 - 11:30 60 mins
Morning Coffee & Networking
11:30 - 11:40 10 mins
How, why and when: A European round-up of RCS deployment
  • Kobus Smit - Senior Director, Strategic Engagement, GSMA
11:40 - 12:10 30 mins
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Strengthening the RCS eco-system ahead of RCS launches in 2020
  • Panel moderator Kobus Smit - Senior Director, Strategic Engagement, GSMA
  • Panellist Bianca Löwemann - Product Manager RCS, Deutsche Telekom
  • Panellist Dmitry Rudskikh - Head of Product Development Center Digital Communications, MTC
  • Panellist Pantelis Christofi - Product Lead Advanced Communications, Vodafone
  • Accelerating ambition growth plans for RCS business messaging
  • Driving partnership between operators, device manufactures and aggregators
  • Reviewing RCS usage and growth on guest cloud and operator networks
  • Defining RCS standards and industry- agreed features and technical requirements
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
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Crystallising the business case for RCS
  • Josh Wiggington - VP of Product Management, Interop Technologies
  • Reviewing the technical and business essentials for RCS deployment
  • Seamlessly integrating value-added-services into RCS including payments, maps and chatbots 
  • RCS standards, industry- agreed features and technical requirements
12:30 - 12:50 20 mins
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Operator insight: An innovative partnership for RCS and VR deployment
  • Nicolas Uldry - Head of Rich Business Messaging, Swisscom
  • How RCS drove considerable customer engagement rates for an international brand
  • A brand’s perspective on KPIs and must-haves for best in class use of RCS
12:50 - 13:10 20 mins
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Evolving the messaging offering with RCS MaaP
  • The role of chatbots and artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Specifications and functionality
  • Billing, support and flexible integration
13:10 - 14:15 65 mins
Networking Lunch
14:15 - 14:35 20 mins
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Mastering unified communication solutions for workforces on the move
  • Capitalising on the growing opportunities from an increasingly mobile workforce
  • Serving the communication needs of front-line employees in market segments such as retail and transport
  • The killer app for ease of use and accessibility
14:35 - 14:55 20 mins
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Mastering unified communication solutions for workforces on the move
  • Capitalising on the growing opportunities from an increasingly mobile workforce
  • Serving the communication needs of front-line employees in market segments such as retail and transport
  • The killer app for ease of use and accessibility
14:55 - 15:15 20 mins
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Tapping into the unmet communication needs of SMEs
  • Tailoring real-time communications to the individual requirements of SMEs
  • Supporting SMEs with cost-effective ways to communicate with their customers
  • RCS as an industry game-changer for local businesses and SMEs
15:15 - 15:50 35 mins
Afternoon Coffee & Networking
15:50 - 16:10 20 mins
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Becoming the partner of choice for smart offices
  • Moving businesses from on-site telephony infrastructure to next-generation cloud-based communication services
  • Evolving business communications with advanced mobility and desktop UC capabilities
  • The next-gen solutions which will make telcos indispensable to enterprise customers 
16:10 - 16:30 20 mins
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Meeting the growing demand for enhanced mission critical communication
  • Learnings from large scale telco projects in mission critical communications
  • Replacing proprietary purpose-built network equipment and push-to-talk
  • Unlocking the revenue opportunities and developing partnerships
16:30 - 16:50 20 mins
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Deploying Private LTE for enterprises
  • Private LTE trials testing and deployment
  • Providing enhanced and controlled voice over private networks
  • Developing value added services for private LTE customers
16:50 - 17:50 60 mins
End of Day 1 with Voice and Advanced Communications Awards Ceremony and Networking Drinks