Conference Day 2, Wednesday, March 25th 2015 (09:00 - 18:10)

09.00 - 10.30: CTO Keynote Session: 5G Technology and Solutions

Long-term research, thorough strategic planning and a market-oriented technology development is required to build the envisaged 5G platform addressing a breadth of use-cases and business models. Operator and vendor CTO speeches in this session will reflect on the guidelines provided in the NGMN 5G White Paper and will highlight the needs, challenges and requirements from a global and regional perspective.

Ibrahim Gedeon
CTO, Telus

Hossein Moiin
CTO, Nokia

The Black and White of 5G

  • The understanding of 5G use cases and requirements are becoming clearer e.g. with the publication of the NGMN white paper and a good number of Nokia 5G white papers and presentations
  • 5G technology demonstrations are already here, showing that many technologies that were more on the idea level just a year or two ago can be built.
  • Nokia, as a leading research organization participating in collaborative research projects, is helping the public 5G research to switch gears – the research will develop 5G building blocks further and organize them to an integrated 5G system embracing also LTE-Advanced evolution, Wi-Fi and fixed
  • Spectrum is the key, identifying sufficient spectrum in which to deploy the new technologies, and having a focused execution in standardization are together needed to make the concepts and architecture innovations a successful reality
  • Nokia passionately supports right technology related policies that enables healthy ecosystem in 5G era
  • Nokia vision is a 5G as a platform for innovation expanding human possibilities of the connected world. Nokia hosting a Brooklyn 5G summit to gather the industry and academia together around 5G.

Philippe Keryer
Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Alcatel-Lucent

The Path to 5G

  • 5G service starts with single carrier on macro layer

    • Offers lower latency, connectionless service, improved efficiency and 5G control

  • 5G service coverage extended indoor with single carrier on small cell
  • 5G capacity even built out for massive capacity

    • Additional 5G carriers in low, and high bands on small cells
    • Existing LTE carriers on macro and small cell for capacity and coverage

  • Parallel revolution in networking

    • Connectionless service
    • Flexible bearer configuration

  • All prepared for by 3 key next steps

    • vRAN
    • SC
    • Multi-RAT connectivity

Christian Hedelin
Head of Strategy, Ericsson

5G Impact on Operator Network Planning and Business Strategies

  • Investigating 5G impacts across the network to understand logical evolution options
  • Addressing complexity in 5G networks supporting multiple standards, frequency bands and layers
  • Understanding network performance impacts on energy consumption
  • How does the operator business model evolve to address new 5G use cases?

Paul Mankiewich
CTO for Service Provider Mobility, Cisco

Building a new Foundation

  • 5G use cases distinguished by their diversity – no single dominant case that will drive system requirements. All need to be supported within sustainable economic models
  • Until now, Network evolution to accommodate the new usage models that have emerged since the design of the internet has been accomplished by adding layers of complexity. Continuing to increase complexity works counter to building better cost efficiency.
  • It is time to understand and consider a network architecture that incorporates capabilities we consider essential today in the fundamental design of the network. These properties include Mobility, Security and Storage.
  • With a visionary approach to 5G, the Mobility industry is poised to lead the creation of a new networking foundation that economically serves the 2nd 50 years of data networking

10.30 - 11.00: Networking Break & Exhibition Visit

11.00 - 12.40: CTO Keynote Session: 5G Technology and Solutions

Hugh Bradlow
Chief Scientist, Telstra

Yang Chaobin
Chief Marketing Officer, Huawei

5G, the Way to a Better Connected World

  • The key driving force of 5G
  • 5G vision and mission
  • How can we reach 5G?

Eduardo Esteves
VP Product Management, Qualcomm

5G Vision & Research for 2020 and Beyond

  • 5G addresses the needs beyond today’s trends including the need for more data, devices, richer content (4K video) and connected “things” for the internet of everything.
  • 5G is about enabling new services and devices, connecting new industries, and empowering new user experiences
  • Supporting the variety of use cases we foresee in 2020 and beyond: mobile broadband (indoor/ outdoor), health services, smart phones, sensing what’s around you, etc.
  • New services, industries, and experiences will drive 5G requirements: always-on devices, robotics, etc.
  • Support all that has been added to 4G, and much more; All licensed and unlicensed spectrum, addition of higher bands such as mmWave.
  • 5G will transform the internet: with the device not being just an end-point, but an integral part of the network

Kyungwhoon Cheun
EVP, Samsung

5G Vision and Requirements

  • 5G Enabling technologies
  • Our recent R&D updates
  • 5G timeline
  • Need for global 5G R&D & collaboration

Gabriel Treiband
VP Corporate Marketing, Mediatek

Enabling a Brand New World

  • A world where everything will be hyper-connected and device
  • Mobile communications, home entertainment and connectivity in 2020 and beyond where majority of people will have access to advanced connected communication devices

12.40 - 13.40: Networking Lunch & Exhibition Visit - Kindly sponsored by Ericsson

13.40 - 15.00: Innovations in Service Enablement, QoS

Key focus of operators’ future technology strategy will be on the enhancement of customer experience and enablement of new services. Vendors from the measurement, testing, monitoring and OSS area are working on solutions to address these needs. Presenters in this session will discuss the main improvement levers, technology developments and the business impact of their respective solutions.

Mats Svärdh
VP Group Networks and IT Infrastrucure, TeliaSonera

Jonathan Borrill
Director of Marketing, Anritsu

5G Evolution and Technologies, a View of the Device Quality, Customer Experience and Testing Industry

  • Key technology evolutions influencing customer experience and device quality
  • Metrics and measures for 5G, reviewing the headline KPI’s
  • Testing challenges and new requirements
  • 5G technology enablers to enhance quality and customer experience

Christopher Cullan
Global Director of Product Marketing, Infovista

Assuring Service Performance and Quality Over Virtualized & Dynamic Networks

  • Virtualization and the threat to subscriber experience
  • Five steps for service assurance in the transition to NFV and SDN
  • The performance assurance maturity model

Frank Galuppo
VP & GM Customer Experience Management, Spirent

The Proactive Identification of Developing Network Service Problems through the Utilization of Customer Analytics

  • Key challenges in handling network issue in today’s and future networks
  • Optimized view of subscriber experience
  • Enhanced network operations, engineering, troubleshooting and ticket resolution workflow

Meik Kottkamp
Technology Manager, Rohde & Schwarz

From mmWave Frequencies to End User Experience - 5G Test and Measurement Aspects

  • Impact from 5G technology components to the T&M sector
  • Assessing the need for channel impulse response measurements in the cm- / mm-wave frequency range as input to new channel models
  • Assessing the impact from IP applications to both the cellular network and to end user devices in terms of signalling load and power consumption

Piyush Sarwal

Predictive Analytics Driven Operational Agility and Innovation

  • Industry outlook: Support of new types of services, management of trillion connected devices
  • As the complexity of the Network grows through Virtualization and accelerated growth in End User Devices, the OSS platforms have to respond in near real time. This requires the platforms to assimilate the information from various sources like Fault, Performance, Call Trace logs, etc. and perform analytics to predict anomalies

15.00 - 15.30: Networking Break & Exhibition Visit

15.30 - 16.50: Technology Outlook (Industry Perspective)

A step-change in performance improvement and fundamental revolutionary changes in the architecture will be needed to meet the outlined qualitative and quantitative 5G requirements. Some leading international vendors which have already launched major initial R&D programmes will present in this session their technology vision and promising first results of their work. The presentations will cover 5G technology candidates, architecture concepts and an outlook on the remaining challenges.

Michael Fritsch
Consultant, Telecommunications & Technology

Michael Färber
Director EU Wireless Research, Intel

The Future of mmWave Applications

  • Research areas tackling 5G challenges
  • MiWaves - beyond 2020 heterogeneous wireless network
  • Use cases and requirements
  • 5G network architectures

Roland Gabriel
Senior Director R&D, Electronic, Kathrein

Integrated & Distributed Antenna Structures for 5G

  • Drivers for active integrated and distributed antennas
  • View on interfaces for distributed architectures.

David Huo
OSSP - Strategy, ZTE

ZTE's view on 5G

  • A historic view of 5G: Prerequisites and goals of 2G/3G/4G/5G
  • A technological view of 5G: Requirements versus technologies
  • ZTE‘s Approach to 5G: Some tangible steps to begin with

Ping Liang
Co-founder, RF DSP

A New Network Architecture for Ultra Dense Networks: Bigger is Better than Small

  • Requirements of dense spatial re-use of frequency resources
  • Spatial frequency efficiency and its uniformity
  • Options and analysis of dense network architectures
  • Our new architecture its advantages
  • The important role of our new class of repeaters
  • Simulation and experiment results
  • Comparisons
  • Conclusions

Khurram Sheikh
President, SiBeam

Enabling 5G Gigabit Interactivity Everywhere

  • Highlighting mobile operator use cases for 5G, including home and point-to-point backhaul applications to enable consumers to get full access to 5G, everywhere
  • Technology roadmap for 5G, which has 10Kx better performance that 4G, must reach a price per gigabit that significantly lower than 4G, and what the first version of 5G should encompass

16.50 - 18.00: Industry Organisations‘ Global Perspective on 5G

Technology standardisation will be essential for the global success of future 5G solutions and the related ecosystem. It avoids fragmentation and ensures (multivendor) interoperability and economies of scale. Given the range of interfaces, network elements and legacy systems, numerous standardization bodies are expected to get involved in the 5G standardization work. In this session, representatives of the most relevant players discuss the main priorities in standardisation, their organisation’s roadmap and the need for industry alignment.

Gabriel Brown
Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading

Asok Chaterjee
Executive Director, TSDSI

TSDSI - on the Path to Global Telecom Standards

  • India-specific requirements, standardizing solutions for meeting these requirements and contributing these to international standards
  • Contributing to global standardization in the field of telecommunications

Colin Langtry
Chief of the Radiocommunication SGD, ITU-R

ITU-R Activities on 5G

  • Vision for development of 5G
  • Technical and operational requirements
  • Spectrum requirements
  • Standards development process

Werner Mohr
Chairman Steering Board, Networld 2020

5G Research in Europe in the Context of 5G PPP

  • Link between Networld2020 ETP and 5G PPP research to involve the wider community
  • 5G PPP vision and major requirements on 5G

Eshwar Pittampalli
Director Market Development, OMA

OMA’s Perspective on 5G

  • Who OMA is
  • OMA’s Services 2020 study – Preliminary observations
  • OMA believes Developers play an increasingly important role in 5G services creation

Cris Pearson
President, 4G Americas

4G Americas’ Vision of 5G in the Americas

  • What is driving 5G development?
  • Understanding user and network requirements for networks 2020 and beyond
  • Improvements in mobile broadband networks towards 5G
  • Recommended potential 5G technologies

Carl Piva
Vice President, TM Forum

Management and Orchestration - Critical to Unlocking the Value of 5G

  • Value the TM Forum brings to the table
  • How the Forum can support the NGMN 5G vision
  • Where the Forum plays in relation to the NGMN 5G White Paper
  • Assets that exist and will be extended

Luis-Jorge Romero
Director General, ETSI

What Can We Expect?

  • What will 5G do for me?
  • Technologies for 5G
  • The road into 5G
  • Standards for 5G

Alex Sinclair

5G: Roaming and Interconnect (or not?)

  • How do you roam when you have a 1ms delay budget?
  • Where do you interconnect to content if everything has local context?
  • How do roaming and interconnect settlement regimes evolve to account for an Internet of Things dominated market place?
  • No-one knows, but we’ll need to find answers before 5G is live.

18.00 - 18.10: Way Forward, Closing

The publication and dissemination of the NGMN 5G White Paper is only the initial step on the roadmap towards 5G launch and deployment. The key objective of NGMN’s future activities is that the commercial 5G solutions will fulfil the NGMN requirements. In order to reach this objective, detailed milestones and a roadmap needs to be defined and the necessary steps within the roadmap have to be outlined. Guiding principle is that the migration towards 5G and the development of 5G solutions should be as efficient as possible for the operator and supplier industry stakeholders, and as beneficial and seamless as possible for the end-user.

Rachid El Hattachi
SVP, Deutsche Telekom

Peter Meissner
CEO, NGMN Alliance