7 & 8 JULY 2021

The CW Technology & Engineering Conference (CW TEC) is a day designed specifically for engineers. It offers a more technical and focused agenda than the CW International Conference, exploring an emerging problem space that our engineering community has highlighted as being particularly worthy of debate.

CW TEC 2021 explores private 5G networks. They are forecast to be a significant component of the future 5G landscape; but what is a 5G Private Network? What will they be used for? And, most importantly, how will we build them?

Through detailed technical presentations, CW TEC 2021 explores the engineering which will enable a successful 5G Private Network ecosystem, covering topics such as:

  • Spectrum
  • 5G NR coverage and capacity planning
  • Network architecture
  • O-RAN and vRAN
  • The supply chain
  • Other network components, such as 5G SA core and edge computing, which will complement 5G private networks and deliver use cases such as URLLC

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CW prides itself in delivering great networking experiences to our delegates - we know that this is where the real business magic happens. While coronavirus limits our abilities to meet face-to-face, we are delivering immersive conference experiences based on a bespoke digital event platform. All talks are live streamed in virtual conference halls, exhibitors can showcase their innovations in virtual booths, and delegates can really easily meet and have private conversations ensuring that everyone gets the most out of their CW conference experience.

CW TEC 2021 will explore the following topics...

Radio Network Planning

We often hear that 5G private networks will be deployed in a wide variety of Enterprises, including challenging environments and in some cases associated to very particular latency or capacity requirements. In this section we will hear from industry experts about 5G spectrum, 5G planning in the context of the Enterprise and the different connectivity strategies that can be adopted.

Open RAN & Network Architecture in Private Networks

There are many different RAN terminologies in the 5G era, such as, cloud-RAN, C-RAN, virtualised-RAN (vRAN) and Open RAN, but what are they and how do they differentiate? What are the operator business challenges and the drivers for pursuing the new architecture? What are the use cases and how will the new RAN paradigm benefit operators and private networks?

Securing Private 5G Networks

In this section we’ll discuss the need for security within 5G private networks. Security of confidential data is business critical nowadays however security of the infrastructure is also essential, how do security considerations impact the private network architecture and which solution best fit which use cases.

Lessons from Early Deployment

When all is said and done private wireless technology has to offer true business benefits to those who wish to use it. In this session we will discuss a wide range of real use cases and some of the lessons learned from these early deployments.

2021 Expert Speakers & Chairs

  • Iris Barcia


  • Julie Bradford

    Real Wireless

  • Mike Kennett


  • Steve Evans


  • Andy Sutton


  • Roberto Kompany

    Analysys Mason

  • Lou Walker


  • Vinay Dhar


  • Francesca Serravalle

    Colt Technology Services

  • Stephen Douglas


  • Mohsen Shakoor


  • Andrew Kelly


  • Peter Love


  • Steve Coppins

    AttoCore Ltd

  • Derek Long

    Cambridge Consultants

  • Dimitra Simeonidou

    University of Bristol

CW TEC 2021 Sponsors & Supporters

CW TEC 2021 Organising Committee

  • Iris Barcia

    COO, Keima

  • Robert Driver

    Head, UK5G

  • Rachel Kerr

    Head of Events, CW (Cambridge Wireless)

  • Roberto Kompany

    Senior Analyst, Analysys Mason

  • Peter Love

    5G Densification Architect, Nokia

  • Andy Sutton

    Principal Network Architect, BT

Check out some of last year's presentations

  • Edge Computing in the 5G Era

    by Roberto Kompany, Senior Analyst, Analysys Mason

  • Finding the edge, and why this matters

    by Andy Sutton, Principal Network Architect, BT

  • Hyperscalers, 5G and the edge

    by Sergio Gonzalez, Lead Cloud Architect, Microsoft

  • Convergence of vRAN and transport network functions at the edge

    by Anthony Magee, Senior Director, Global Business Development, ADVA

  • Measuring latency in smart factories – anything else

    by Arnd Sibila, Technology Marketing Manager, Rohde & Schwarz

  • 5G with an Edge

    by Rahim Tafazolli, Director & Regius Professor, University of Surrey

CW TEC is now in it's 7th year

CW TEC 2021

Engineering 5G Private Networks

CW TEC 2020

Demystifying the Edge

CW TEC 2019

5G, Satellites & Magic MIMO

CW TEC 2018

The inevitable automation of Next Generation Networks

CW TEC 2017

Artificial Intelligence: Underlying technologies – how they work and how they are applied

CW TEC 2016

The Quantum Revolution is coming! Quantum Communications & Computing: How will quantum technologies disrupt wireless?

CW TEC 2015

Integrate or differentiate? - The future of mobile, satellite, TV, IOT and wearable technology and its impact on spectral value


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