Day 1 - 4 November 2020

Network Infrastructure & Adoption



Presentation: The Current Status of 5G in the US (and the World)

  • What the current deployment of 5G looks like across the US and other countries?
  • How companies are taking steps to diversify the supply chain.
  • ‘5G can drive sustainable development’- what industry examples are there to support this statement?
  • A real-life use case of this in industry.



Panel: Unlocking the Potential of 5G

  • Talk of 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.



Presentation: Defining 5G – the Software Defined Mobile Network

  • A breakdown of the key architectural pillars supporting 5G.
  • What are the key concepts, barriers and benefits to a Software Defined Mobile Network?
  • Overcoming these barriers to leverage enterprise opportunities.
  • Adopting SD-WAN; is this the next step to increased agility, process optimisation, cost reductions and cloud utilisation?



Presentation: Building the Network – Collaboration & Innovation for 5G Acceleration

  • What government led programmes are in place for the development and deployment of 5G across the US?
  • 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.



Presentation: 5G Capabilities – Why You Need It and What You Can Gain

  • High-band spectrum and automation – Allowing for peak connectivity speeds.
  • Small cells – Increased Geographical connectivity due to more connectivity assets including antennas and cell sites.
  • Networking – How this enables devices from asset tracking and street furniture, to remote healthcare.
  • Confidentiality – Data encryption at the edge of the network thanks to local cache V’s the core.

5G for Industries



Presentation: Trust the Machine – 5G Networks Role in Industrial Environments

  • Does 5G hold the greatest potential for supporting industrial wireless architecture?
  • Which one do we need? Local Vs Private Networks for industrial environments.
  • MPN’s (mobile private networks) built-for-purpose advantage for industry 4.0 and beyond.
  • Efficiency and remote management – how 5G differs from other disruptive technologies in this space.



Presentation: The New World of Connectivity; 5G and the Future

  • How fast will it evolve and is the key to future 5G success gaining the confidence of the public?
  • Shutting down old networks, how will this impact industries?
  • How do we adopt the key technologies needed now? E.g. MIMO (Multiple-input multiple-output)
  • 5G in five years’ time, where will we be?
  • Moving beyond sectors; how this enables a sustainable future?


End of Conference Day One