Is automation essential in 5G?

Brought to you by The Enhanced Mobile Broadband Group

This event will explore the current and future use of automation, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) and explain how these tools will enable MNOs to derive network efficiencies and lower costs in order to improve network performance and deliver customer experience.

About the event

Mobile network operators (MNOs) are apprehensive about 5G.  Their plans to serve the growing demand for network capacity must balance investments in new technologies, such as the rollout of 5G networks, in an environment where ARPU (average revenue per user) has been flat or declining. To complicate matters further, 5G networks will need a far larger number of network elements, such as cell sites and massive MIMO antennas, each of which will be more configurable and more complex to manage manually than past generations of equipment.

Additionally, tasks, such as site installation, performance monitoring and ongoing optimisation are opex intensive. This event will explore the current and future use of automation, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) and explain how these tools will enable MNOs to derive network efficiencies and lower costs in order to improve network performance and deliver customer experience.

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Sponsored by Keima

Keima is an innovative software company delivering automated network design solutions for wireless.

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Supported by UK5G

The national innovation network dedicated to the promotion of research, collaboration and the commercial application of 5G in the UK.

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Kindly hosted by Digital Catapult

Digital Catapult is the UK’s leading advanced digital technology innovation centre.

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Speakers

Andrew Burrell - Head of Digital Operations Marketing, Nokia

Andy is responsible for Nokia’s Digital Operations’ marketing.  After more than 25 years in the telecoms industry he remains fascinated by the possibilities of technology, in particular the potential of 5G and Artificial Intelligence to transform networks, operations and business.  He loves to use his various devices to keep up with social media, news, and above all, the football results. Finally realizing that the phone call from Arsenal FC was never going to come, he has given up playing and now prefers to watch his kids chase their own dreams from the side of the pitch.  Tweet me @andyburrell or connect via http://linkedin.com/in/andrewburrell

Kim Larsen - CTIO, T-Mobile Netherlands

Dr. Kim Larsen has more than 18 years of experience in the telecommunication industry, with national, as well as international senior management roles. He is currently CTIO of T-Mobile Netherlands and runs the world’s fastest 4G network. Previously he was the CTIO in Magyar Telekom, Hungary’s market leading telco operator. Also, previously he worked for Deutsche Telekom as Senior Vice President of Technology Economics & Transformation reporting directly to the Deutsche Telekom’s Group CTO. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Physics and a master’s degree in physics & Mathematics.

Kim is passionate about value-based technology innovations and in particular the strategic and economic impact of new technologies such as 5G and AI. He publishes and discusses his views as ‘Dr. Kim’ on his techno-economical strategy log www.techneconomyblog.com, his AI strategy & policy blog www.aistrategyblog.com and on Twitter @KimKLarsen.

Dan Warren - Head of Network Standards and Research, Samsung Electronics R&D Institute UK

Dan Warren is Head of Network Standards and Research at Samsung Research UK.  He leads a team of researchers working on cutting-edge radio and system-level technology innovation, who are contributing heavily to EC-funded 5G projects and 3GPP standardisation of 5G.  Dan performs a strategic role identifying and progressing technological innovation and market opportunities that can be the basis of new Samsung products, covering topics such as IoT, V2X and the application of AI.  Dan is also currently Chair of the European Commission 5G-PPP Steering Board.

 

Prior to joining Samsung, Dan held senior roles at Capita, GSMA, Vodafone and Nortel.  Dan is a widely respected authority on technical, strategic and commercial matters relating to Telecoms, Internet of Things, Voice over LTE and IMS, Roaming and Interconnect and end-to-end network architectures, regularly speaking at global events with audiences from technologists to financial investors. Dan holds a Ph. D. in Applied Mathematics from Brunel University.

SIG Champions

Iris Barcia - CEO, Keima

Iris Barcia is Chief Operating Officer and co-owner of Keima, an innovative software company delivering disruptive wireless design solutions worldwide. Iris is an innovator and forward-looking technologist working with the executive teams and engineers at Tier 1 network operators, network infrastructure vendors, neutral-host vendors, government organizations, and international services companies. She has been involved in the proposal and assessment of novel HetNet strategies for nation-wide 4G, 5G, IoT and public-safety networks, with a focus on future capacity provision and multi-technology evolution. Prior to Keima Iris has worked on RAN design, optimization and deployment projects at Telefonica and European rural broadband wireless initiatives. She has a BSc and MSc in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Vigo (Spain) and an MBA from Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK).

George Grayland - Founder, 5GFutures

George Grayland was a Senior Wireless Solutions Manager with Nokia. He has now established 5GFutures to advise organisations on 5G Wireless Systems. George joined Nokia in 1998 and was responsible for Mobile Broadband Networks Solutions working with international and UK MNOs and their 4G network deployments. More recently he worked on 5G Networks, particularly on Massive MIMO trials and deployments. Prior to Nokia George held various positions at Philips Electronics in both R&D and Technical Marketing. He has a BEng. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Bradford and is a member of the IET. 

Roberto Kompany - Senior Analyst, Analysys Mason

Roberto is a member of Analysys Mason’s Telecoms Software and Networks research team and is the lead analyst for the Next-Generation Wireless Networks programme focusing on strategy and market research. He is also a Cambridge Wireless Special Interest Group (SIG) mobile broadband champion. Prior to joining Analysys Mason, Roberto worked for Dixons Carphone, where he analysed the effect on the business of shifts in the telecoms market – for example, in terms of mergers, operator KPIs and technology – in Europe and the UK. Previous positions included consultancy, where he helped a variety of clients worldwide with mobile-related projects, such as a capex reduction and developing a 5-year strategy for an incumbent’s wireless infrastructure. He started his career at a leading network equipment vendor, where he served in several different capacities, such as R&D, and deployment and optimisation of mobile infrastructures across multiple continents. Roberto holds an MSc in Mobile & Satellite Communications from University of Surrey and an MBA from IE Business School.

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Peter Love - 5G Densification Architect, Nokia

Peter has worked in the mobile communications industry for nearly 30 years, firstly at Orbitel UK and then at Nokia Networks. Peter helped developed the first 2G DCS1800 BTSs to Orange and then continued in building a viable business for network planning & optimisation services in the UK. Holding various roles over the years focusing on UK, Europe and global markets Peter is now a principle services architect in the 5G/densification area helping operators globally to make the most appropriate decisions. Until recently he held the office of chair/vice chair of the Small Cells Forum Operations group where he played a significant role for 5 years.

Andy Sutton - Principal Network Architect, British Telecommunications

Andy Sutton is a Principal Network Architect within BT Architecture and Strategy team. He is responsible for 5G end to end network architecture, RAN architecture evolution and mobile backhaul strategy and architecture. Andy holds an MSc in mobile communications from the University of Salford and has over 30 years of experience within the telecommunications industry. Andy’s research interests include; distributed and centralised RAN and core architectures and protocols, network dimensioning, QoS and mobile backhaul (optical transmission, microwave and millimetre wave radio systems, network architecture and protocols along with synchronisation and time distribution in telecommunications networks). He also works on low latency and ultra-reliable networks architecture and design. During his career Andy has worked for Mercury Communications Ltd, Orange, H3G, EE and BT. Andy holds the post of Visiting Professor at the University of Liverpool and University of Salford. Andy is a chartered engineer and holds fellowships from the IET, BCS and ITP. Andy contributes to International telecommunications standardisation activities and several industry forums. Andy also has an interest in the history and heritage of telecommunications and is a CW Heritage SIG Champion.

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Digital Catapult, 101 Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London NW1 2RA

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