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5G Blitz Week Fall

  November 30 - December 3, 2020         Free Virtual Event 

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Agenda

November 30

MONDAY,
NOVEMBER 30

11:00AM-12:15PM ET:
RAN Revolution - How 5G is Changing the Game

November 30

MONDAY,
NOVEMBER 30

2:00PM-3:15PM ET:
What's Next for the 5G Core?

December 1

TUESDAY,
DECEMBER 1

11:00AM-12:15PM ET:
5G Edge Transformation, What Comes Next?

December 1

TUESDAY,
DECEMBER 1

2:00PM-2:30PM ET:
Partner Workshop: 5G NR Evolution – What is Dynamic Spectrum Sharing

December 2

WEDNESDAY,
DECEMBER 2

11:00AM-12:15PM ET:
Will Fixed Wireless Access Finally Offer an ROI?

December 3

THURSDAY,
DECEMBER 3

11:00AM-12:15PM ET:
Getting a Handle on the Complexities of 5G Transport

AGENDA
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30

 

11:00AM-12:15PM ET:
RAN REVOLUTION - HOW 5G IS CHANGING THE GAME

The wireless radio area network (RAN) has probably seen the most changes with the transition to 5G than any other aspect of the wireless ecosystem. Software and hardware are being disaggregated. Massive MIMO antennas are being deployed. And radio interfaces are being opened. What other aspects of the RAN are seeing changes? What is the status of standalone (SA) 5G New Radio? Are operators implementing O-RAN software? Where does dynamic spectrum sharing fit in the mix? How will Release 17 affect the 5G RAN?

11:00AM-11:15AM: Keynote with AT&T's VP - Mobility & Access Architecture
11:15AM-11:30AM: Sponsor Keynote with Qualcomm's Vice President of Engineering
11:30AM-12:15PM: Panel Discussion

Speakers

Gordon Mansfield

KEYNOTE

Gordon Mansfield
VP – Mobility & Access Architecture
AT&T

John Smee

SPONSOR KEYNOTE & PANELIST

John Smee
Vice President of Engineering
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Gilles Garcia

PANELIST

Gilles Garcia
Senior Director Wired and Wireless Group
Xilinx

Karri Kuoppamaki

PANELIST

Karri Kuoppamaki
Vice President of Network Technology Development and Strategy
T-Mobile

Arnaud Vamparys

PANELIST

Arnaud Vamparys
SVP, Radio Access Networks and Microwaves
Orange

Chris Pearson

MODERATOR

Chris Pearson
President
5G Americas

AGENDA
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30

 

2:00PM-3:15PM ET:
WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE 5G CORE?

Most operators, including those in the U.S., chose to launch 5G services using the Non-Standalone (NSA) version of the 3GPP standard, which uses LTE in the core network. It enabled them to get out faster with 5G. But now that the industry has had 5G for a while, the question is how to transition to full standalone (SA). What is the status of SA 5G core at carriers? How is the SA 5G core different from the LTE core? Will Release 17 affect the 5G core?

2:00PM-2:15PM: Keynote with Rakuten Mobile's VP - Operations
2:15PM-2:303M: Sponsor Keynote with VIAVI Solutions' Chief Technology Officer
2:30PM-3:15PM: Panel Discussion

Speakers

Sagiv Draznin

KEYNOTE

Sagiv Draznin
VP - Operations
Rakuten Mobile

Sameh Yamany, PhD

SPONSOR KEYNOTE

Sameh Yamany, PhD
Chief Technology Officer
VIAVI Solutions

Paul Gowans

PANELIST

Paul Gowans
Director, Solutions Marketing, Service Enablement
VIAVI Solutions

Dejan Leskaroski

PANELIST

Dejan Leskaroski
Head of PLM, EPC & 5G Core
Mavenir

Chandresh Ruparel

PANELIST

Chandresh Ruparel
Director, 5G/Wireless Core Infrastructure, Network Platforms Group
Intel

Jorge Tello

PANELIST

Jorge Tello
Core Network Specialist
Entel Peru

Chris Pearson

MODERATOR

Chris Pearson
President
5G Americas

AGENDA
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1

 

11:00AM-12:15PM ET:
5G EDGE TRANSFORMATION, WHAT COMES NEXT?

As part of 5G, there’s a big movement to deploy thousands of new edge computing locations to bring applications closer to consumers. These edge locations will reduce latency for super demanding applications such as autonomous driving and remote surgery. Where are these edge compute locations being deployed and who is deploying them? How much compute, memory and storage can stay at the edge and how much has to remain in more central locations? Will these edge locations implement artificial intelligence?

11:00AM-11:15AM: Keynote Interview with BT's Chief Architect and MD for Architecture and Technology Strategy
11:15AM-11:30AM: Sponsor Keynote with IBM Services' VP and Senior Partner
11:30AM-12:15PM: Panel Discussion

Speakers

Neil McRae

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW

Neil McRae
Chief Architect and MD for Architecture and Technology Strategy
BT

Utpal Mangla

SPONSOR KEYNOTE

Utpal Mangla
VP and Senior Partner
IBM Services, Innovation Competency - Telco, Media and Entertainment

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PANELIST

Run Almog
Head of Product Strategy
DriveNets

Patrick Lopez

PANELIST

Patrick Lopez
Founder & CEO
Core Analysis, Inc.

Dan Picker

PANELIST

Dan Picker
Chief Technology Officer
Inseego

Francesca Serravalle

PANELIST

Francesca Serravalle
Emerging Technology Director
Colt Technology Services

Linda Hardesty

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW & MODERATOR

Linda Hardesty
Editor-in-Chief
Fierce Wireless

AGENDA
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1

 

2:00PM-2:30PM ET:
PARTNER WORKSHOP: 5G NR EVOLUTION - WHAT IS DYNAMIC SPECTRUM SHARING

Almost 90% of all spectrum is organized as paired frequency bands, where downlink and uplink transmission are separated by frequency. However, all the targeted frequency bands are already in use by 4G LTE. To enable the use of the spectrum and enable a smooth transition from LTE to 5G without the need for spectrum refarming, spectrum sharing principles have been embedded into the 5G NR standard.
In this presentation we will introduce the spectrum sharing principle called dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) and analyze related test and measurement challenges from a network and device testing point of view.

Speaker

Andreas Roessler

KEYNOTE

Andreas Roessler
Technology Manager, North America
Rohde & Schwarz USA, Inc.

AGENDA
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2

 

11:00AM-12:15PM ET:
WILL FIXED WIRELESS ACCESS FINALLY OFFER AN ROI?

Wireless operators have a few motivations for deploying fixed wireless access (FWA). First, the technology gives them a way to serve broadband to customers that are otherwise unserved or underserved. FWA also gives operators a way to expand their footprints and to monetize excess capacity. Many wireless providers have offered LTE FWA for a number of years. But now, they’re plotting their moves to 5G FWA. How pervasive are FWA deployments? What are the necessary elements of a 5G FWA deployment? What does it take to pencil out an FWA business case that makes sense? How does mmWave spectrum play in 5G FWA?

11:00AM-11:15AM: Keynote with Mandala Insights' Founder & Principal Analyst
11:15AM-11:30AM: Sponsor Keynote with Cradlepoint's VP of Product & Solution Marketing
11:30AM-12:15PM: Panel Discussion

Speakers

Shiv Putcha

KEYNOTE

Shiv Putcha
Founder & Principal Analyst
Mandala Insights

Donna Johnson

SPONSOR KEYNOTE & PANELIST

Donna Johnson
VP of Product & Solution Marketing
Cradlepoint

Claude Aiken

PANELIST

Claude Aiken
President & CEO
WISPA

Adam Gould

PANELIST

Adam Gould
SVP Product Management
Inseego

Alex Moullé-Berteaux

PANELIST

Alex Moullé-Berteaux
COO
Starry

Jeff Heynen

MODERATOR

Jeff Heynen
Vice President and Analyst, Broadband Access and Home Networking
Dell'Oro

AGENDA
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3

 

11:00AM-12:15PM ET:
GETTING A HANDLE ON THE COMPLEXITIES OF 5G TRANSPORT

The transport infrastructure for 5G is just as important as the other elements of the 5G network, and transport technologies are having to be updated for this next generation of wireless. Backhaul used to be relatively simplistic in wireless networks, but 5G has made it more complex with front-haul and mid-haul elements. And these elements can all be mixed together in different configurations. What are the considerations for managing 5G transport? What are the different kinds of interfaces in the 5G transport network? How does integrated access backhaul (IAB) fit into the picture?

11:00AM-11:15AM: Keynote with Senior Wireless Network Architect and Facebook's Research Scientist
11:15AM-11:30AM: Sponsor Keynote with Neustar's Senior Vice President and General Manager, Carrier Provisioning
11:30AM-12:05PM: Panel Discussion

Speakers

Erik Boch

KEYNOTE

Erik Boch
Senior Wireless Network Architect

Julius Kusuma

KEYNOTE

Julius Kusuma
Research Scientist
Facebook

John Denemark

KEYNOTE

John Denemark
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Carrier Provisioning
Neustar

Mark Gilmour

PANELIST

Mark Gilmour
Vice President, Mobile Connectivity Solutions
Colt Technology Services

Kashif Hussain

PANELIST

Kashif Hussain
Director, Solutions Marketing, Network Enablement
VIAVI Solutions

Jimmy Yu

MODERATOR

Jimmy Yu
Vice President and Analyst for Optical Transport Market
Dell'Oro