Day 1 - 30 November 2021


Applied 5G: Organisers Welcome

Opening talk – overview of sessions and key highlights.


VIRTUAL: Think Different with 5G Digitisation

  • Enabling new and optimised services through digitisation.  
  • Using DevOps to revamp legacy systems for new connectivity capabilities and 5G.   
  • A closer look at cloud migration.  


VIRTUAL: Digital 5G – Automation and Deployment 

  • The role of autonomous decision making and mass knowledge sharing.   
  • Digital deployment – is a hybrid approach of public and private networks best?  
  • AI and ML as part of critical infrastructure for operations and maintenance optimisation. 


VIRTUAL: Industrial Applications Enabled by Mobile Private Networks

  • What have we learnt so far in relation to network speeds and security when deployed?   
  • Private network (MPN) adoption – how to approach spectrum licensing.   
  • Understanding the different levels of connectivity needed for different use-cases.   
  • Examples across verticals of 5G running live. 


Networking Break


LIVE Panel: Peak Efficiency with 5G

  • How the layered connectivity of 5G enables real-time monitoring of assets and data insights for actionable outcomes.   
  • What new levels of automation are now capable? Pro-active rather than reactive solutions.  
  • How to process the mass data collected at heightened speeds.   
  • Moving beyond sectors; how will this enable a sustainable future? 


VIRTUAL: AI Opportunities in 5G 

  • Combining AI at the Edge as the ultimate game-changer.   
  • Using trials and testing to see where AI can really impact opportunities and experiences.   
  • Examples of AI-applications deployed in 5G.  


VIRTUAL: Staying Ahead of the Network – Business Transformation through 5G

  • How analysing real-time complex data will allow for true business transformation, from enhancing on-site engagement to rural operations.   
  • A shift from the quality of service to quality of experience and personalisation.   
  • What will the full functionality of 5G mean for businesses and how will this network evolution provide increased opportunities and ROI?  
  • How far can connectivity capabilities go before network data encryption becomes invasive/ intrusive and barriers of ethical issues come into play?  


VIRTUAL: Connecting the Wireless Dots for 5G Focused Business Models

  • How the 5G roll-out has been hindered by the lack of structure in how to commercialise services.    
  • What new revenue streams are open to suppliers and operators to monetize 5G enabled services?  
  • The need to define standards 
  • Constant reliability is key – ensuring services are not overpromised is essential to the networks reputation and success.  


Networking Break


LIVE Panel: The New World of Connectivity – 5G & the Future

  • How to break the public perception of 5G.    
  • The need to focus on 5G led business models, MNO platforms and services as the next step for commercialisation.   
  • Private Vs Public networks – understanding the convergence of these and how it is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach to connectivity.   
  • Why MNO’s need to work together to create a digital eco-system for 5G to reach its potential. 


VIRTUAL: Reaching the Next Phase, Standalone 5G

  • A look at the progression from core, non-standalone (NSA) and standalone (SA) 5G.  
  • Unlocking mass coverage with capabilities through SA 5G, from heightened speeds to network slicing.  
  • Where do we go from here with this next-gen connectivity?   


VIRTUAL: Creating Immersive Experiences with 5G

  • Creating audience immersion through AV, VR, ML and robotics.   
  • The extensive capability of user personalisation now available.   
  • Using Edge, AI and digital technologies to enable higher bandwidth and stronger coverage.   
  • Trials and testing for the future of 5G optimised entertainment.  


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