CW TEC 2019

5G: A Catalyst for Network Transformation

5G has set high expectations in the user as well as operator community. While eMBB can be supported with an upgrade of existing 4G infrastructure, URLLC and mMTC may require massive change in the network architecture. Operators have already started the transformation process with backhaul upgrades, new data centers, distributed core and cloud rollouts, etc. How are networks evolving to accommodate these deep changes? What other changes will be required in the network to support the growth until the next new generation arrives?

Meet our industry experts

  • Iris Barcia

    COO, Keima

  • Zahid Ghadialy

    Senior Director, Strategic Marketing, Parallel Wireless UK & EMEA

  • David George

    Vice Preisdent of EMEA and APAC, Sitetracker

  • Antonella Faniuolo

    Head of Network Strategy, Planning, Digital & Optimisation, Vodafone UK

Session Sponsor: Sitetracker
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Session Chaired by Iris Barcia, COO, Keima

Zahid Ghadialy, Senior Director, Strategic Marketing, Parallel Wireless UK & EMEA
An Introduction to Open RAN Concept

This talk will explain the concept of Open RAN and will look at some of the organisations and industry bodies looking at standardizing the interfaces and approaches.

David George, Vice Preisdent of EMEA and APAC, Sitetracker
Powering the successful deployment of 5G infrastructure

This talk will highlight the most common challenges faced by the telecom industry when deploying 5G critical infrastructure. The volume of projects and assets that are going to be deployed in the coming years is growing faster than ever before. Telecom companies must invest in operations to ensure productivity and project completions in a landscape where the alignment between tools and processes become a real competitive advantage.

Antonella Faniuolo, Head of Network Strategy, Planning, Digital & Optimisation, Vodafone
The 5G transformation: no sweet without sweat

In order to realise the full potential of 5G, a profound transformation is required by the whole ecosystem and in particular by mobile network operators at all levels from architecture to processes, from business models to skills and culture.

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