CW Technology & Engineering Conference 2021

Engineering 5G Private Networks

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CW TEC 2021 explored 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 explored 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

CW TEC 2021 Sessions

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.

CW TEC 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 Committiee

  • 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


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