That’s what the 5G Briefing is all about. It’s a unique event, designed to facilitate the discussion of use cases and to present current best practice across key topics that are driving our industry.
The conference features one day of presentations and panel sessions, representing the cutting edge Next Generation Mobile Communications and a pre-conference workshop to provide an understanding of what the future of mobile networks will look like and discuss the 5G mobile network - the economic need and technical need for 5G and the various technologies that will support 5G mobile networks.
5G is expected to radically transform the communications industry and reshape peoples’ daily lives and business operations. Expectations are high, as 5G offers mobile operators new revenue opportunities. The worldwide success of previous technology generations put mobile broadband into reach of the masses with ever-rising expectations for higher data speed, quality of experience, new applications and services. It has also grabbed the attention of small and large businesses, most of which have, or plan to incorporate, mobile voice and high speed data connectivity in their operations and business models. With 4G/LTE established as the world’s fastest growing and leading cellular technology - with continuously evolving capabilities, how will 5G differentiate itself, how and when will it deliver its promise of superior performance and capabilities, richer features, and greater efficiencies to enhance existing services and open new markets? Who will be the 5G industry leaders and why?
The infrastructure supplier’s perspective
Operators constantly need to invest in their networks and services to meet existing and evolving customer expectations, while planning for future capacity requirements and services evolution. The road to 5G adoption is complicated and is still evolving. The scale and timing of new investments, in addition to internal pressures for maximizing the value of existing assets – including sites and spectrum, will be critical to business success. Which market segments look the most promising for 5G and how can they be addressed? More spectrum will be needed to fully realize the market potential with 5G. When will new spectrum be needed, in which bands, and when? How are regulators creating the environment for success of 5G? How is the device ecosystem for 5G systems expected to develop? What advice can infrastructure suppliers give to ensure the optimum path that operators should take to introduce 5G?
5G is the next generation of technology and will deliver major performance gains, many new features and capabilities which will enhance many of today’s services and enable new business opportunities. 5G’s inherent ultra-low latency performance will open up the possibility to address markets which demand “real-time” connectivity and communications, including for industrial automation, the transport sector including driverless vehicles systems, utility company operations smart cities /urban management systems and other critical communications needs. Which are the most promising vertical markets for initial 5G deployments and what are their key requirements? Which strategies are best to address the vertical segments and how should operators transform and evolve to create the new business partnerships?
4G LTE ushered in the era of mobile internet which 5G builds on. 5G will be a new kind of platform that will not only deliver superior performance to enhance mobile broadband services but will also expand network capabilities to support new device types and services and connect new industries, especially those sectors requiring “real time” ultra-low latency. Expectations are high for 5G success with three broad use case types – Enhanced mobile broadband (introducing immersive experiences including AR and VR to a wider audience), mission critical communications (for emergency services, health sector, medical procedures, etc.), and the Massive Internet of Things (IoT). 5G will be very fast (peak data rates up to 20 Gbps), but it’s not only about speed. 5G will mean more capacity with access to new spectrum, including into millimeter wave bands. Which are the “pioneer” bands for 5G and the regulatory status in the various regions? Which are the key differentiating technologies with 5G and when will they be introduced? How long will 5G need to fully establish in the market?
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|08.00||Registration and exhibition opens|
|09.00||Chair’s Welcome & Introduction:
A new Digital Ambition: The Critical role of 5G
|09.15||5G Keynote: Why are we all excited
|10.00||Interactive QA Session|
|10.15||Coffee & Speed Networking|
|10.45||5G: Technology Building Blocks
|11.30||5G: The business of its applications
|12.15||Interactive QA Session|
|12.30||5G: A review of Tier 1 Global Operators
|13.15||Private Lunch and Networking|
|14.15||5G: Making the business case
|15.00||Interactive QA session|
|15.15||Coffee and Speed Networking Session|
|15.45||5G: Key preparations
|16.30||5G: Industry Standards: who’s who
|17.15||End of Pre-Conference Workshop|
|08:15||Registration Desk & Welcome coffee|
|08:45||Welcome Message 5G Briefing
Hassan M. Claussen, CEO, HanseCom Media & Communication
|09:00||Opening 5G Briefing
Alan Hadden, Chairman, 5G Briefing
5G is now Market Reality - are you ready to seize the New Opportunities?
|09:15||Keynote Philippe Lefebvre, Head of Sector, DG CONNECT, European Commission|
Session 1: The 5G Business environment
|09:40||Dexter Thillien, Analyst, Fitch Solutions
Early Global Opportunities For 5GKey early adopters, use cases, and an example from the autos industry
|10:40||Hendrik Roreger, Head of Business Intelligence, Hamburg Port Authority HPA
5G Network Slicing Trial at Hamburg Seaport
Session 2: 5G Deployment, the infrastructure supplier’s perspective
|11:00||Walter Haas, CTO, Huawei Technologies Deutschland GmbH
Enabler for accelerating 5G deployments
|11:30||Pierre Lynch, Lead Technologist at Ixia Solutions Group, Keysight Technologies
Assessing 5G Core ReadinessThe new 5G core network brings a lot of new concepts along with its new architecture: it is a Service Based Architecture (SBA), completely virtualized, introduces slicing and will likely be comprised of open source components. Testing methodologies must be adapted to this new reality. This presentation will outline new concepts for validating the 5G core running on a virtualized platform, as well as detail important work being done in other SDOs and open source communities to help guide the efforts, such as platform benchmarking, interoperability testing, and API conformance testing.
|12:00||Hamid-Reza Nazeman, Country Manager for Germany and Central Europe, Qualcomm
5G becoming commercial reality - Substance behind the HypeQualcomm is the R&D engine that is fueling the 5G industry. It is easy to paint the current momentum behind 5G as usual pre-launch hype drummed up by vested stakeholders, but the industry is fundamentally better prepared and more aligned with a common standard than at any previous technology transition. And 5G will redefine a broad range of industries with connected services from retail to education, transportation to entertainment, and everything in between.
What are the drivers for consumers to adopt 5G enhanced mobile broadband services
Session 3: The 5G Business environment – Part 1
|14:00||Henri Korpi, Executive VP New Business Development, Elisa
Growing the business in the 5G eraIn 2019, mobile operators around the world are lining up to roll-out and commercialize their 5G networks. Still many CSPs are searching for business use cases that will justify the investments. The Finnish operator Elisa was in 2018 the first operator in the world to launch a commercial 5G network. At 5G Briefing, Elisa Executive Vice President Henri Korpi will Elisa’s thoughts on the 5G use cases and the enablers that will ensure a solid 5G operation also for other CSPs.
|14:20||Brendan O’Reilly, CTO Telefonica/O2 UK
Beyond connectivity: building a 5G Economy
Brendan outlines how mobile and 5G will continue to be one of the UK’s and Europe’s most powerful opportunities to strengthen economies and improve business outcomes.
|14:40||Giovanni Romano, Coordinator for Radio Standards, Telecom Italia
TIM 5G pre-commercial trials
Session 4: The 5G Business environment – Part 2
|15:30||Takehiro Nakamura, VP and Managing Director, 5G Laboratory NTT DoCoMo
5G Real and Future
Many operators including NTT DOCOMO plan to launch 5G commercial services in 2019 or 2020, and it is important to identify reality of 5G in our industry. In this presentation, DOCOMO’s views on reality of 5G in terms of time plan, NW migration scenarios, spectrum deployment scenarios, performance, etc. And, updates on DOCOMO’s 5G trial activities with variety of vertical industry players will be presented, also. Finally, our views on further evolution of 5G will be presented
|15:50||Prof. Dr. Christoph Thuemmler, Clinician at Helios Park Klinikum Leipzig, Professor of eHealth at Edinburgh Napier
5G on the road to Health 4.0
|16:10||Uwe Loewenstein, Manager Spectrum Technology Telefonica Europe (to be confirmed)|
|16:30||Stephen Douglas, CTO, Spirent Communications
Corporate Solutions & Technical Strategy
What’s Driving the Connected Car?
Bringing URLLC solutions to market realityBeyond the enhanced mobile broadband use case, 5G is expected to address new market segments requiring Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications including factory automation, autonomous driving, industrial internet, medical applications including remote surgery, smart grid and other innovative applications. The panel will discuss: