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Tuesday 26 April, 2016


08:30 – 09:00

Welcome Coffee & Registration

09:00 – 10:40

Session 1: Keynote Presentations

Moderator: Vino Vinodrai, Principal, Vinodrai & Associates Inc, WWRF Steering Board Member

09:00 – 09:20

Welcome - Setting the Scene

Nigel Jefferies, Chairman, WWRF
Raj Gawera, Chairman, CW

09:20 – 09:25

Opening Video Presentation

Houlin Zhao, Secretary General, ITU

09:25 – 09:45

Keynote Presentation

Philip Marnick, Chair, RSPG

09:45 – 10:05

Keynote Presentation

Julius Knapp, Chief, Office of Engineering & Technology, FCC

10:05 – 10:25

Keynote Presentation

Raj Gawera, VP and Managing Director of Samsung Cambridge and Samsung Aalborg

10:25 – 10:40

Interactive Discussion and Q&A

10:40 – 11:00

Morning Coffee

11:00 – 12:40

Session 2: Providing the spectrum to fuel the 5G eco-system

In order for 5G to realise its potential, it is crucial that sufficient spectrum is made available in the appropriate frequency bands. Against the backdrop of the outcomes of WRC-15, this session will look at the extent to which the candidate bands that have been proposed for discussion at WRC-19 will be sufficient to meet the broad range of requirements of the various 5G technologies in both rural and urban environments. First we will hear from representatives from vertical industries on the connectivity that their sector requires in order to maximise the potential of 5G, and then experts from regions around the world will discuss how these requirements can be met.

- What different connectivity requirements are seen across vertical sectors as they look to ensure the potential of 5G is maximised?
- What were the outcomes of WRC-15 when it comes to spectrum for 5G, and what does this mean for industry and policymakers?
- What will be the role in 5G delivery for the different parts of the frequency band, and what will the decisions taken to focus on millimeter bands for 5G technologies at WRC-19 mean for stakeholders?
- What will this mean for frequency bands below 24Ghz that weren’t specifically identified for consideration for 5G?
- Which bands are likely to see 5G deployment first in regions around the world?
- Where can the spectrum be found to meet the demand for 5G, both in terms of providing the additional capacity and also achieving ubiquitous coverage?
- What work now needs to be done prior to WRC-19 to ensure that the correct decisions are made on spectrum assignment for 5G, and to ensure a smooth deployment in 2020?
- Which bands are likely to see 5G deployment first, and to what extent can requirements be met by operators refarming existing spectrum rather than seeking new bands?

Moderator: Janette Stewart, Principal, Analysys Mason

11:00 – 11:10

Case Study: 5G connectivity requirements for the automotive sector

Christian Rousseau, Transport Policy Delegate Director, Renault

11:10 – 11:20

Case Study: 5G connectivity requirements for the audiovisual media sector

Darko Ratkaj, Senior Project Manager, Technology & Innovation, EBU

11:20 – 12:30

Interactive panel discussion – Providing the spectrum to fuel the 5G eco-system

Alexander Kühn, Chairman, WG for preparation of WRC-15, CEPT
Luigi Ardito, Director Government Affairs EMENA, Qualcomm
Julius Knapp, Chief, Office of Engineering & Technology, FCC
Leif Johansson, Lead User Manager, RF Communications and 5G, National Instruments
Heykel Houas, French head of delegation in ITU-R WP5D, ANFR

12:30 – 12:40

Final conclusions from the 2 vertical industry speakers

Christian Rousseau, Transport Policy Delegate Director, Renault
Darko Ratkaj, Senior Project Manager, Technology & Innovation, EBU


12:40 – 13:30


13:30 – 15:45

Session 3: Plotting the path to 2020 and beyond

As we continue to move forward with the development of 5G technologies and solutions, we move closer and closer to realising the vision of connectivity for people and objects everywhere. 2020 is universally seen as the target for wide scale 5G rollout, but this is not where the challenge will end – it is estimated that 5G technologies will peak in around 2040, so it is essential that the groundwork that is being put in now does not only consider the short term requirements for network rollout, but also looks beyond to the requirements to enable its growth and a sustainable future. This session will plot both the short and long term path to widespread 5G adoption by first looking at the transition period in the lead-up to 2020 and how to best manage the shift from 4G to 5G; and then to the longer term future and at the challenges and opportunities ahead as we look to ensure a sustainable 5G future.

Moderator: Stuart Revell, 5G Innovation Centre, University of Surrey

13:30 – 13:50

Presentation: From previous generations to 5G: An integrated and robust IoT platform

Stuart Revell, 5G Innovation Centre, University of Surrey

13:50 – 14:10

Presentation: Next Generation Internet Protocols: 5G & the Internet, finding the best path together

Andy Sutton, Principal Network Architect, BT UK

14:10 – 14:30

Presentation: Toward 5G Deployment in 2020 and Beyond

Takehiro Nakamura, VP and Managing Director of 5G Laboratory, NTT DOCOMO, Inc.

14:30 – 15:45

Panel Discussion: Delivering a sustainable and long-term 5G future

Bernard Barani, Deputy Head of Unit, Dir E, Network Technologies, European Commission
Ruy Pinto, Group Chief Operations Officer, Inmarsat plc (on behalf of ESOA)
Mike Short, Vice President, Telefónica Europe
Bashir Gwandu, Chairman, Commonwealth ITU Group

15:45 – 16:00

Afternoon Coffee

16:00 – 17:35

Session 4: Delivering a robust and secure 5G network

The overall success of 5G networks is dependent on the development of a secure and robust environment that provides users with a safe, fast and reliable connectivity and underpins the future generation of applications and services. This session will look at the work that is being done in this area and best practices as we move forward in developing solutions to overcome the new security challenges that will be posed by 5G networks. Following 2 presentations looking generally at 5G security issues, we will hear case studies focusing on projects that are currently being undertaken by research and tech communities, which will lead into a discussion on the key issue of co-ordination and the work that is being done to ensure that common and interoperable solutions are achieved.

- What new security challenges will 5G bring, and how can these be overcome so that 5G has a positive impact on network reliability, security and robustness?
- To what extent can 5G security be a carbon copy of 4G security, or are there fundamental new security requirements that are needed?
- How important is it that a common approach to security is adopted and what work is being done in this area?

Moderator: David Rogers, Founder and CEO, Copper Horse Solutions Ltd.

16:00 – 16:15

Presentation: Huawei 5G Security Whitepaper

David Francis, European Cyber Security Office, Huawei

16:15 – 16:30

Presentation: What are we doing to secure 5G?

Anand R. Prasad, Chief Advanced Technologist, Executive Specialist, NEC Corporation

16:30 – 16:45

Presentation: How can 5G improve on the security of earlier generations?

Steve Babbage, Chair, ETSI SAGE

16:45 – 17:00

Presentation: Securing 5G technologies across Commonwealth Countries

Marcel Belingue, Senior Manager, Head of Membership & Communications, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation

17:00 – 17:15

Presentation: The network matters – non-radio aspects of 5G

Martin Adolph, Study Group Counsellor, ITU-T Study Group 12, ITU

17:15 – 17:35

Interactive Discussion and Q&A

Wednesday 27 April, 2016


08:45 – 09:00

Registration and Welcome to the second day

09:00 – 11:00

Session 5: A glimpse into the future. What will 5G mean for you?

Raj Sivalingam, Executive Director, Telecoms and UK Spectrum Policy Forum, Tech UK

09:00 – 09:20

Opening Presentation

Mark Swarbrick, Head, Telecommunications Markets and Regulatory Policy, Department for Culture, Media and Sport, UK Government

09:20 – 09:40


Sarah Weller, Managing Director, Mubaloo

09:40 – 10:00

Presentation: Smart Cities

Paul Copping, Smart Cities Advisor, Digital Greenwich

10:00 – 10:20

Presentation: Utilities/Water

Adrian Grilli, Technical Advisor, European Utilities Telecom Council

10:20 – 10:40

Presentation: 5G in the developing world: What can 5G do for developing countries and how can it be ensured that this is truly a technology for all?

Phillippa Biggs, Senior Policy Analyst, ITU

10:40 – 11:00

Interactive Discussion and Q&A

11:00 – 13:00

Session 6: The 5G Testbed - interactive workshops and demonstrations

Co-ordinated by the 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) in collaboration with Rohde & Schwartz and Cobham Wireless, this session will offer delegates the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of 5G technology in action. Through a mixture of interactive workshops and live demonstrations, experts in the field will showcase a range of different 5G technologies and applications, offering insight into the benefits that they could offer and their potential place in a future 5G eco-system.

The demonstrations will include:

- A system level 5G Massive MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) system
Offering the potential to accommodate more users at higher data rates with better reliability while consuming less power

- 5G Channel Sounding solutions at millimeter wave range
Offering support of 5G channel modeling work in 3GPP standardization

- Measurements of 5G Waveform Candidates at millimeter wave range with bandwidths up to 2 GHz
Tools to enable the analysis of the signal quality of newly defined 5G waveforms in order to investigate their performance capabilities.

- An innovative 5G Internet of Things system
More information on this demonstration to follow shortly…

Moderator: Nigel Jefferies, Chairman, WWRF

11:00 – 11:20

Demo Speed Pitch Session

Mir Ghoraishi, 5G Testbed and Proof-of-Concept Project Leader, 5GIC
Mark Bailey, Microwave & RF Application Engineer, Rohde & Schwarz
Lu Lei, 5G new air interface prototype and field trial project leader, Huawei
Andreas Georgakopoulos, Solution Architect, WINGS ICT Solutions

11:20 – 12:05

Live Demonstrations and Coffee

12:05 – 12:50

Interactive Discussion & Q&A

Simon Fletcher, CTO, Real Wireless
Mir Ghoraishi, 5G Testbed and Proof-of-Concept Project Leader, 5GIC
Mark Bailey, Microwave & RF Application Engineer, Rohde & Schwarz
Lu Lei, 5G new air interface prototype and field trial project leader, Huawei
Andreas Georgakopoulos, Solution Architect, WINGS ICT Solutions


12:50 – 13:00

Bringing it all together - Summaries and conclusions

Nigel Jefferies, Chairman, WWRF

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