Day 1 - 17 March 2020
Enabling 5G Futures – Chairpersons Welcome and Opening Comments
A senior industry expert will provide an overview of 5G networks, infrastructures and industry use-cases that are enabling connected futures, including urban environments, enterprise collaborations and immersive tourism
Chief Architect at the 5G Innovation Centre, Institute of communications Systems, (ICS)
University of Surrey
09:50AM - Day 1
5G Core – Cut through the Hype
The 5G core network will provide new capabilities, not only for existing networks but new services that enhance the wireless landscape. As a mesh of inter-connected services, the 5G core unifies to create an enabling platform for network connectivity. This session will look at;
- How cloud platforms enable 5G
- Non-Standalone (NSA) connectivity’s role in the current 5G infrastructure
- What 5G NR Stand-Alone (SA) means for the future of the network
Senior Representative, UBiqube
02:00PM - Day 1
10:20AM - Day 1
Principal Consultant - Cyber Security, IoT and Wireless Resilience
02:50PM - Day 2
10:20AM - Day 1
Head of RAN and Device Strategy and Architecture
10:20AM - Day 1
Panel: Unlocking the Potential of 5G
- Talk of the potential of 5G and the full network roll-out has taken-over, but how is the lack of understanding in how to integrate this network into existing infrastructures hindering its imminent use?
- How 5G will affect the holy quintet; capacity, reliability, latency, bandwidth and efficiency?
- The need for MNO’s to create new products and pricing for sector adoption
Global Head of 5G Projects, Future Networks
11:20AM - Day 1
A Slice for Everyone! How Network Slicing enables Business Optimisation
A key element of 5G adoption is the ability for MNO’s to utilise Network Slicing. While full optimisation of this feature will require a Standalone infrastructure, we can already predict the competitive advantage and KPI’s and new services this network virtualization will give operators for example, network-as-a-service capabilities which gives the consumer the exact capabilities they require at any given time. With this in mind, how will MNO’s approach and adapt to this level of customisation?
5G – The Software Defined Mobile Network
Software is eating the world. And 5G networks are no exception
- What are the key concepts, barriers and benefits to a Software Defined Mobile Network
- What are the key architectural pillars supporting 5G
- What are the barriers to leveraging advantage from software defined networks
- How are 5G software based networks enabling Enterprise opportunities
- What have we done in UK’s 5GRuralFirst Testbed to enable the 5G opportunity
Roll-up, Roll-out; What are the Infrastructure Challenges 5G faces in its Deployment Phase?
As more sensors and connected devices are live, increasing and challenging the amount of traffic and higher spectrum bands being used, the need for a stronger infrastructure to support an ever-growing, complex and compact grid is paramount. To enable this, we need to combat the following;
- What additional demand is 5G going to make on network designs?
- The need for densification and re-examining the network architecture and reliability – Is it built for 5G?
- Can what is already there be utilised e.g. Fibre networks?
Connecting the Wireless Dots for the New 5G Focused Business Model
As 5G disrupts the current business models across industries, the key questions on everyone’s mind is how do we monetize these new services? This talk will look closer at the new and adapting revenue streams open to suppliers and operators, along with the three main areas where new services require a new structure;
- Enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB)
- Ultra-reliable and low-latency communications (URLLC)
- Massive machine-type communications (mMTC)
Programme Development Lead on the DCMS 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme
Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
01:50PM - Day 1
Fireside chat – Building the Network; Collaboration & Innovation for the UK 5G Programme
This Fireside chat will look closer at the work and deployment of the UK Government’s 5G programme, with specific focus on;
- How the programme has developed so far
- What barriers has the programme faced and what strategies has the team used to overcome these
- How collaboration is key to the current and future success of the wireless network evolution
- Examples of the 5G programme in action
Prof. Dimitra Simeonidou
Director of Smart Internet Lab/ Co-Director
University of Bristol/ Bristol Digital Futures Institute
02:20PM - Day 1
10:20AM - Day 2
Putting Societal Needs First with 5G
This presentation on putting societal needs first with 5G will be given by Dimitria Simeonidou.
Head of Digitization Architecture
02:50PM - Day 1
Doing Services in the Era of 5G and the Role of Digitization
To follow soon ….
Andrew T. Costello
03:40PM - Day 1
Monetizing 5G Use-cases
To follow soon ….
Smart solutions Project Manager
04:10PM - Day 1
Scoring Goals with 5G – FC Barcelona case study
- Why barça cares about 5G, and what it can do for us
- 5G pilot experiences done so far at our home Stadium
- Foreseeing the future
04:30PM - Day 1
The BBC’s Immersive Experiences with 5G Connectivity
As we see a shift in the way audiences are watching and engaging with programmes, it is vital that broadcasters utilise 5G innovations to create immersive experiences. Ed King will delve deeper into what 5G means for the BBC including;
- Using the BBC’s Edge Network and the 5G Core for higher bandwidth and stronger coverage
- How MNO’s are preventing true 5G adoption
- Creating audience immersion through AV, VR, AI and object-based forms
- R&D for the future of television
Senior Representative, UK5G Creative Industries Working Group
05:00PM - Day 1
Panel: 5G for Creative Industries
The high-bandwidth low-latency technologies promised by 5G are likely to radically disrupt the Creative Industries. Across TV, film, music, advertising, theatre, the arts and digital creative industries, the effects will affect the production, distribution and consumption models as well as the content that is made.
The UK5G Creative Industries Working Group will discuss the trends and activities enabled by 5G in this exciting fast growing and powerful sector.