Private networks, slicing and meeting the needs of industrial users

Brought to you by The Virtual Networks Group

The commerciality question – could 5G be the open door to increased revenue? Maybe. Is it possible to create a scaled-down private network that doesn’t compromise user experience? That’s the real question. This event is the third of four in this month's Virtual Network SIG series.

About the event

The ability for service providers to provide private 5G networks or dedicated, optimized slices of public networks for private use is seen as key for enterprise monetization of 5G. 5G offers service providers the opportunity to deliver services that go way beyond simple connectivity.  Some studies suggest that private networks and 5G slices may generate a revenue uplift of 12%, but accessing this economic upside isn't without its challenges.

How do service providers offer scaled-down private networks that are economically viable?  How can you create an end-to-end network slice optimized for bandwidth, latency or scale without compromising customer experience and what does this mean for the concept of "net neutrality"?

The focus of the third event in our Virtual Networks SIG series 'Realising the 'true 5G' dream' is on 'Private networks, slicing and meeting the needs of industrial users'. We will hear from some of the industry's leaders about the challenges and opportunities of private 5G networks and network slicing and how they apply to key industry verticals.

The session will conclude with a closing panel discussion and opportunity for people to network. Find out more about other events in the Virtual Networks SIG series: Realising the 'true 5G' dream

You can follow @CambWireless on Twitter and tweet about this event using #CWVN.

Sponsored 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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Agenda

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14:00

CW welcome by Simon Mead, CEO, CW (Cambridge Wireless)

14:03

Sponsor’s welcome by Robert Driver, Head, UK5G

14:06

Introduction to topic by Mark England, Virtual Networks SIG Champion and Associate Director, Cambridge Consultants

14:09

Speaker to be announced

14:20

Speaker to be announced

14:31

Speaker to be announced

14:42

Speaker to be announced

14:53

Panel session with all speakers chaired by SIG champion, Mark England

15:13

Wrap-up

15:15

Networking

15:30

Event close

SIG Champions

Julie Bradford - Managing Consultant, Real Wireless

Julie has worked in the wireless industry for over 15 years.  At Real Wireless, she is a thought leader in 5G business case analysis including understanding 5G use cases, quantifying (in financial terms) the operational and socio-economic benefits of 5G services and understanding network dimensioning and cost implications under 5G virtualised networks.

She has most recently led Real Wireless’ techno-economic analysis on the EC Horizon 2020 5G-MoNArch project.  Inspired by the project’s smart sea port testbed constructed by HPA, Nokia and DT in the Port of Hamburg, this analysis included quantifying the operational benefits of 5G to port authorities and other port users and the cost implications of delivering these industrial grade wireless services from existing mobile infrastructure via network slicing supported via the virtualised 5G-MoNArch network architecture.

Previously, Julie was Communications Engineer at QinetiQ UK, consultant at PA Consulting UK, and Senior Systems Engineer for Airvana UK. 

Mark England - Associate Director, Cambridge Consultants

Mark England has spent three decades architecting, designing, and implementing a wide variety of wired and wireless communications products, services, systems and protocols; from short range point to point systems to those which operate on a global scale. Mark joined Cambridge Consultants in 2000, and for the past 17 years he has been providing leading edge design, development and consultancy services to wide range of clients.

Andrew Palmer - Consulting Director, CGI

Andrew has more than 31 years of experience in IT, Telecoms and TV and Media, having worked in various roles for IBM, AT&T, Ericsson, Motorola and Arris. Andrew's present role is to leverage existing CGI capabilities that match the needs of our clients in the Telecoms sector, as well as building new capabilities that will support the emerging and changing needs of our client base. Andrew has proven experience in developing and delivering complex SI and Services solutions that meet both business and technology needs.

Andrew has co-authored "UK Telecoms For Dummies", an essential guide to the complicated UK Telecoms sector as well as articles for publications such as the Cambridge Wireless Journal including "How do we build the new world of 5g?". He frequently speaks at conferences and provides media commentary on industry topics like 5G, IoT and Smart Cities, as well as being a member of the Digital Policy Alliance’s Smart Society Working Group, techUK Spectrum Policy Forum and the Cambridge Wireless Virtual Networks Special Interest Group.

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Justin Paul - Senior Marketing Manager, Ericsson

Justin has over twenty years’ experience in technology marketing in the telecoms and software industries. Prior to joining Ericsson Digital Services he worked for Zeetta Networks, Huawei Technologies in NFV/SDN Marketing and Amdocs where he led the launch of their NFV Portfolio which now forms a major part of the ONAP (Open Network Automation Platform). During his career he has been responsible for the launch and go-to-market for a number of leading-edge technologies including 3G, IPTV, LTE, NFV and 5G. A TED-trained conference speaker he has presented at a number of major international conferences including Layer 123 SDN and Openflow Congress, LTE Asia and SCTE. A CIM qualified marketeer he runs a Bristol-based Digital Marketing knowledge-sharing group.

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