Virtual 5G Masterclass

This event takes places online on 30/06/2022 and is free of charge for all 5G Briefing Conference delegates.

Why you should attend this unique Forum?

In one day, you will:

  • Understand the technical architecture, business models and societal impacts of 5G technology.
  • Operators will know how to leverage technology building blocks for fast rollout in profitable business segments.
  • Financial people will understand the essentials of the 5G business case modelling and Regulators will appreciate the impact of 5G on the digital economy.
  • Manufacturing managers will learn about how 5G Robotics will change industry as will Doctors realise their dream of virtual Tele surgery.
  • Software developers will be given fresh hope about new applications and content that will drive the space age economy.
  • And participants will be given an opportunity to contribute their perspectives on how 5G will transform lives in Europe.

Course leader

"You can think of 5G trigger the creation of a nine-dimensional innovation fabric blending the physical and digital world, software systems, AI systems, and biological systems. Let’s explore together how 5G will usher a new era that is defined by connectivity and intelligence in ways that were just not possible before."

Sadiq Malik is Principal Consultant at Broadband Gurus Network which provides a portfolio of consultancy services to address the ongoing business challenges faced by organisations throughout the telecoms value chain.

Passionate about new technologies, published Author and fanatical about digital transformation. Solid track record of projects in business development and strategic thinking in the Telco, CSP world. Artful blender of technical, commercial and financial elements to create networks that respond to the new age digital consumer.


“Sadiq looks at 5G from all perspectives: business, deployment and technology. He gave me a lot of fresh and surprising insights - a truly great workshop and an excellent instructor.”

Georg Mayer, 3GPP (Istanbul, 2018)

“I am overall very happy with the workshop. The way Sadiq manages to explain how everything works together on 5G is very informative and useful. He brings the message in an entertaining way. I can recommend this workshop!”

H S-F, Teleena (Madrid, October 2018)

“Insightful, interesting and valuable.”

John Hallett, Rohde + Schwarz (Frankfurt, 2019)

“Overall excellent”

J. Meredith, ETSI (Paris, 2019)

“Many good ideas and inspiring thoughts.”

Svend Lauszus, CFCS (Frankfurt, March 2019)

“Thanks to Sadiq for this great class. Very insightful”

F. Ballard, Orange (Paris, December 2019)


  • 09:00 - 10:15

    5G: Is maturing faster despite COVID19

    • 5G as an Enabler of New Industries
    • 5G as an Enabler of Immersive Experiences
    • 5G & GDP Growth / New Job Creation
    • The real headache with 5G : capital intensity and reluctant investors
  • 10:15 - 11:15

    5G Technology Building Blocks

    • 3GPP Roadmap: From 5G and beyond to 6G
    • MM Wave, Virtualisation, Small Cells, Slicing, MEC, MIMO Fibre ++Open RAN , Opensource
    • Understanding 5G Spectrum allocations and its impact on GDP
    • The interest in State owned Wholesale 5G networks
  • 11:15 - 11:45

    Coffee Break

  • 11:45 - 12:45

    5G Use cases

    • Consumer Apps: Enhanced MBB, VR, Media Entertainment
    • Industrial Apps: IoT, Robotic Manufacturing, Public Safety
    • Societal Apps: Connected Cities, Autonomous Cars, Farming
    • Blue Ocean opportunities: Urban Air Mobility, Satellite and marine 5G etc
  • 12:45 - 13:45


  • 13:45 - 14:45

    Review of 5G Operator case studies

    • The leaders: Full Steam Ahead With USA, South-Korea, Australia,
    • Europe: Catching up big time (Germany, UK, Switzerland & Nordics Lead)
    • ROW: Dragon Economies breathing 5G fire led by China Godzilla
    • Initial Operator Strategies: Connectivity, Services, Content Enablement
  • 14:45 - 15:45

    5G Business Case dilemma

    • Mapping 5G parameters: Capacity, Coverage, Throughput
    • What are the 5G cost elements and migration strategies from 4 to 5G
    • New Business Models: NAAS, Ecosystems, Neutral host, Flywheel
    • Revamping the IT stack (BSS)  5G capability matrix
    • 5G Network slicing opportunities : new age Utility / Grid  MVNO
  • 15:45 - 16:15

    Coffee Break

  • 16:15 - 17:00

    5G: Triggers adjacent technologies

    • AI and Machine Learning
    • Assessing 5G impact on Software Dev Life cycle CI/CD Dev ops
    • Open API and Quantum crypto security
    • Cloud native architectures and Automation
  • 17:00 - 17:45

    5G Odyessy : at full speed towards 6G

    • Hyperscalers and Cloud Edge opportunity
    • 5G in Health Care sector
    • A deeper look into 6G
    • 5G Competitive dynamics and future role of Telcos
  • 17:45 - 18:00

    Wrap Up

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