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Please see below the final conference programme. 


* via video presentation


Monday 22 September, 2014


10:30 – 16:30

Day 1: What will 5G be?

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee and Registration

11:00 – 13:00

I. Opening Keynote Presentations - A Vision for 5G


Julian David, CEO, techUK

11:00 – 11:20

Welcome - Setting the Scene

Nigel Jefferies, Chairman, WWRF
Julian David, CEO, techUK

11:20 – 11:30

Video Presentation - 5G: A Global Vision

Hamadoun Touré, Secretary General, ITU *

11:30 – 12:00

Keynote Presentation – Making UK the home for development of future mobile services and technologies

Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Member of Parliament for Havant and Former Minister for Universities and Science

12:00 – 12:30

Keynote Presentation – Creating an enabling environment for 5G

Simon Towler, Deputy Director, Head of Telecommunications Policy, Department for Culture, Media and Sport, UK Government

12:30 – 13:00

Keynote Presentation – A vision for next generation mobile communications: “always sufficient…”

Rahim Tafazolli, Director of the Centre for Communications Systems Research, University of Surrey


13:00 – 14:00

Networking Lunch

14:00 – 16:00

II. Life in a 5G World – A shared vision for the next generation of wireless communication

This session will look to the future, and at the potential services, applications and opportunities that 5G and a future mobile and wireless communications system can deliver in 2020 and beyond.

Moderator: Jim Norton, Chair, UK Spectrum Policy Forum

14:00 – 14:15

Presentation: 5G research in Europe

Werner Mohr, Chairman, 5GPPP

14:15 – 14:30

Presentation: 5G services in action

Mischa Dohler, Head of Centre for Telecommunications Research in the Department of Informatics, King’s College London

14:30 – 14:45

Presentation: Vision 2020 - Voice of China and CMCC

Chih-Lin I, Chief Scientist of Wireless Technologies, China Mobile Research Institute

14:45 – 15:00

Presentation: 5G unified solution for adaptive and scalable services for 2020 and beyond

Eduardo Esteves, Vice-President, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies Inc.

15:00 – 16:15

Discussion and Q&A with this afternoon's speakers

16:15 – 18:00

Drinks Reception

hosted by techUK and sponsored by the UK Spectrum Policy Forum.

The UK Spectrum Policy Forum is celebrating its successes a year on from its launch in 2013. Having given the inaugural address at the launch of the UK Spectrum Policy Forum, we are delighted to again receive a keynote speech from Ed Vaizey, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy.

The UK Spectrum Policy Forum, facilitated by techUK, was set up in 2013 with support from DCMS to harness the expertise of all of the UK's spectrum-using industry. With over 100 members, representing a full range of spectrum usage, the Forum works closely with both Ofcom and DCMS to help address vital policy issues relating to inexorably rising spectrum demands.

Ed Vaizey MP, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy, UK Government

Tuesday 23 September, 2014


08:30 – 16:00

Day 2: Creating the 5G Environment - Challenges & Opportunities

08:30 – 09:00

Coffee and Registration

09:00 – 09:30

Keynote Presentation - 5G: The Network for the Networked Society

Jan Färjh, Vice President, Head of Standardization and Industry, Ericsson

09:30 – 09:45

Presentation: 5G Vision of IMT-2020(5G) Promotion Group

Shaoli Kang, System Engineer, China Academy of Telecommunication Technology

09:45 – 11:10

III. Technological and Network Evolution - Building a 5G Infrastructure

How can policymakers work together with industry to stimulate investment and innovation, and create an environment to deliver 5G?
What additional spectrum requirements will be needed to meet the demands of 5G and what technological and regulatory solutions exist to provide a solution to this?
What are the key enabling technologies for 5G, and what technology choices need to be made?
What technological and network requirements will be needed in order to meet advances of delivered quality of service, reliability and security?
To what extent can 5G networks simply be considered as an evolution of 4G technologies and networks, or will it require a whole new approach and way of thinking?

Moderator: Cameron Rejali, CTO, Arqiva

09:45 – 10:00

Keynote Presentation

Thibaut Kleiner, Head of Unit, Network Technologies, DG CONNECT, European Commission

10:00 – 11:10

Panel Discussion

Each panellist has a maximum of 10 minutes for introductory remarks, and this is then followed by a moderated panel discussion and then general discussion and Q&A involving the audience.


LEE Hyeon Woo, 5G Forum, Korea
Peiying Zhu, Fellow and Leader of Global 5G Research Program, Huawei
Kumar Singarajah, Director, Regulatory Affairs & Business Development, Avanti
Nektaria Efthymiou, Head of Network Strategy, Telefonica UK
Howard Benn, Head of Standards and Industrial Affairs, Samsung Electronics Research Institute

11:00 – 11:30

Morning Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00

IV. Standardisation and Regulatory Challenges – Working together to deliver a ubiquitous, high-performance 5G environment

Taking into account the discussions in the last session, what standardisation and regulatory challenges need to be considered as we look to develop an infrastructure to enable the potential of 5G to be maximised globally?
What challenges are faced when considering the development of universal standards for 5G?
How can it be ensured that standards that are developed are flexible enough to cope with emerging new trends in technological innovation and to possible new threats to cybersecurity, trust or privacy?
To what extent is current research into 5G being co-ordinated, and what can be done to improve links between universities, research projects, standardisation bodies and other stakeholders?
What is a realistic timeframe to work towards for research and deployment phases of 5G, and how can it be ensured that these are aligned?

Moderator: Martin Koyabe, Head of Research & Consultancy Division, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation

11:30 – 11:45

Keynote Presentation

Philip Marnick, Group Director, Spectrum Policy Group, Ofcom

11:45 – 13:00

Panel Discussion

Each panellist has a maximum of 10 minutes for introductory remarks, and this is then followed by a moderated panel discussion and then general discussion and Q&A involving the audience.


Takehiro Nakamura, Leader of ARIB 20B AH and Executive Director, NTT DOCOMO
Kent Rochford, Co-director, NIST/NTIA Center for Advanced Communications
Adrian Scrase, CTO, ETSI
Asok Chatterjee, Executive Director, Standards, TSDSI
Colin Langtry, Chief of the Radiocommunication Study Groups Department , ITU

13:00 – 14:00

Networking Lunch


14:00 – 15:30

V. Developing 5G Markets and Business Models

What markets are we trying to address both in terms of coverage, capacity, speed and what are the routes to market, are they the same as today only bigger and better?
The business models for mobile have been unchanged since the early 1990s. Will that model still be fit for purpose in 2020 or is the technology more disposable now?
Are people likely to increase or decrease their spend on mobile services?
How are mobile operators going to ensure that they keep a major slice of the revenues?
Will 5G bring about a merging of eCommerce, mCommerce and high street commerce? With mobile phones becoming a point of sale tool, what needs to be done to maintain consumer confidence and security?
What will be the future of WiFi and other future access technologies?

Moderator: Janette Stewart, Principal, Analysys Mason

14:00 – 15:30

Panel Discussion

Each panellist has a maximum of 10 minutes for introductory remarks, and this is then followed by a moderated panel discussion and then general discussion and Q&A involving the audience.


Dan Warren, Senior Director of Technology, GSMA
Alistair Urie, Architecture Strategy Director, Wireless CTO Office, Alcatel-Lucent
Ramjee Prasad, Founding Chairman, Global ICT Standardisation Forum for India and Professor, Director, CTIF, Aalborg University, Denmark
David Wood, Chair, London Futurists

15:30 – 16:00

Bringing it all together - Summaries and conclusions, plus showing of ‘What is 5G?’ vox pops filmed throughout the day.


Nigel Jefferies, Chairman, WWRF
Rahim Tafazolli, Director of the Centre for Communications Systems Research, University of Surrey
Frank Fitzek, Professor, Aalborg University and Principal Investigator, Communication and Storage, Dresden 5G Lab

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