5G Technology Summit

July 14-16 | Online

Main Track

Tuesday, July 14

11:00 AM EDT
The Impact Of COVID-19 On 5G Deployments And Its Role In Boosting The Global GDP
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This webinar examines how cellular innovation has been always linked to enhancing the user experience and introducing new types of applications that would not have been possible with previous technologies. Also of note is the role 5G will play in enabling new experiences, creating new opportunities, and how its deployment will improve the global economic growth. Finally, Vice President of Strategic Technologies Malik Saadi discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the overall 5G roadmap and what governments and regulators should do in order to help the mobile industry avoid any derailment of this roadmap.

11:00 AM EDT
5G And Private Networks: The Key For Enterprise Business Continuity
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This webinar will explore the mobile private networks opportunity and how enterprises can deploy cellular to improve operations, reduce downtime, and enhance their digitization efforts. This is already happening with Private Long Term Evolution (LTE), and Wireless Local-Area Network (WLAN) technologies, currently across many verticals, but 5G will introduce several new features, including positioning, deterministic networking, and low-latency capabilities. Most importantly, 5G will create standards-based equipment that will unlock innovation, economies of scale, and allow enterprise end clients to break free from proprietary technology suppliers. The webinar will also explore different spectrum strategies worldwide, in the context of private cellular, and whether there is a need for global momentum in this area.

3:00 PM EDT
Vertical Market Opportunities For 5G And Private Cellular
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ABI analysts and Dave Nowoswiat, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Nokia, discussed key areas for ecosystem development that still need to be explored and the key features that will revolutionize enterprise communications. The chat also shed light on which types of companies will help enterprises deploy private cellular, and the roles that mobile operators, vendors, and webscales will play. 

Key topics to discuss:

  • What are the largest vertical market opportunities for 5G and private cellular?
  • Where are we from an ecosystem development standpoint; what is working well, what is not, and what is still needed?
  • Which vertical markets are seeing most traction and are there any unsung heroes when it comes to use cases?
  • Who are the main decision-makers/stakeholders and how is this changing?
3:00 PM EDT
Telcos Vs. Webscale In The Race For 5G Edge Computing
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This panel discussion will debate the current market dynamics for 5G edge computing and the broader edge computing competition. Specifically, recent developments point to a market landscape where webscale players are taking advantage of their lean operations and global presence to build capabilities that compete directly against telco operators. Webscale players are displaying a vision to pursue new value creation in 5G and edge computing, but they do not necessarily have the penetration and distribution of networks that Communication Service Providers (CSPs) have.

In this panel session, attendees will:

  • Understand how the entry of webscale players in telco impacts the current telco-specific competitive landscape
  • Acquire an understanding on the characteristics of webscale business models vis-à-vis telco business models
  • Learn how CSPs can leverage capabilities and technology coming from webscale players to accelerate 5G adoption and launch new-growth services

Wednesday, July 15

11:00 AM EDT
Assessing The 5G Intellectual Property Landscape And Key 3GPP Influences
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The emergence of 5G will lead to a radical transformation of the mobile value chain and many other industries will rely on this technology as part of their digital transformation. Leading countries worldwide are now considering 5G networks as an essential national asset for their digital transformation and a fundamental booster of their economic growth. This environment has created frictions between certain nations and debates on who is really driving 5G innovation and how Intellectual Property (IP) related to this innovation is distributed across key geographies and across the entire value chain.

This webinar will help clarify several controversial issues around 5G IP, including:

  • What is the relationship between 3GPP standards’ influence and IP creation?
  • Are all 3GPP 5G specifications normative for 5G standards?
  • What are the key regions behind 5G innovation and related IP?
  • How is the distribution of 5G IP measured across the value chain now and in the future?
  • Who are the key players leading 5G innovation and IP?
11:30 AM EDT
Geopolitics And 5G Accelerating The OPEN-RAN Agenda
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This webinar explores the global mobile infrastructure supply chain and how geopolitics and the pandemic have restricted its global nature. Current market activities indicate that there may a risk that the implementation of the global 3GPP standards will be fragmented, separating world regions into specific vendors or implementation types. OpenRAN is one approach that the Western world is currently using as a driver to implement supply chain diversity and more choice in terms of vendors.

In this webinar, attendees will:

  • Learn how geopolitics and COVID-19 are affecting the telcosupply chain
  • Understand how OpenRAN is being introduced in the market and what are its key challenges
  • See how a fragmented supply chain will likely harm telco network developments, particularly 5G and edge computing
2:00 PM EDT
5G Devices: The Impact Of COVID-19 On The Balance Between Supply And Demand
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This chat explores the 5G devices market and the lasting mark COVID-19 will leave on consumer demand, the supply chain, labor, and logistics. The outbreak is causing massive delays in shipments and weakening development of next-generation products, which is expected to lead to a huge reduction in the production of mobile devices in 2020. The impact of the virus has been keenly felt by many along the value chain, with leading device vendors being forced to adjust their roadmaps for new models and downgraded shipment projections for 2020. The speed of recovery is likely to be fairly gradual once markets emerge from the pandemic, although not all lost sales are expected to be recouped.

It is not yet clear what the full extent or lasting effect COVID-19 will have on the mobile device ecosystem, but in the short- to medium-term it will heavily impact supply and demand, while fundamental changes in consumer buying behavior may lead to longer replacement cycles. This discussion will reveal how subsequent market demand, distribution channels, and supply chains are to shape the future of the 5G device market. It will also determine how the scheduled introduction of more affordable 5G devices, which are to promote and democratize the 5G experience, will come to fruition in global markets that have been severely affected by lockdown, wavering consumer confidence, and economic downturn.

The major issues covered in the chat that will guide and drive the future 5G devices ecosystem, include:

  • The 5G device market landscape before, during, and post-COVID-19, expected recovery periods, and the re-emergence of global 5G markets
  • Appraisal of the main drivers for 5G device demand and the move to lower price tiers, accelerating 5G affordability and adoption
  • Assessment of 5G devices’ supply chain partnerships and speed of recovery back to “normal” levels of capacity
  • Evaluation of vendors’ manufacturing and component supply strategies to mitigate future supply chain risks and market disruptions
  • Review of the geographical distribution and manufacturing of 5G devices and how they have been affected by the current crisis
  • Identification of any potential “winners and losers” as the market moves beyond the pandemic

Thursday, July 16

2:00 AM EDT
5G Network Security
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5G Networks will feature new built-in security controls by design to provide better protection mechanisms to mobile networks and end users. In addition, the technology will be able to leverage new architectures, such as network slicing, virtualization, and the cloud, which will simultaneously open up the threat landscape and provide new opportunities for security deployment.

Panelists will discuss the possibilities for leveraging these new built-in controls and abstracted architectures for 5G network security. In particular, participants will be invited to discuss the following topics:

  • What kind of network security solutions are likely to be used in 5G architectures?
  • How will network slicing and virtualization affect the delivery of security to various verticals and regions?
  • What will be the main challenges for telcos in securing 5G networks?
  • Who will benefit from offering security solutions to 5G operators?
2:00 AM EDT
5G As Part Of A Technology Nexus: AR, VR, Smart Cities, Electric & Autonomous Vehicles, And Robotics
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5G is analyzed as a critical enabler of key use cases across transformational technology paradigms like robotics and Augmented Reality (AR)/Virtual Reality (VR) and verticals like automotive and smart cities. How can the new capabilities offered by 5G networks in terms of throughput, bandwidth, latency, and flexibility be mapped to the expanding set of requirements imposed by vertical markets? Which deployment timelines can realistically be expected?

  • 5G technology-enabled resilience strategies for smart cities: from data capture to closed-loop response modes
  • Low-latency 5G safety use cases for automotive, including Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) and remote control and monitoring of driverless and emergency vehicles
  • Role of 5G for mobile robot and drone applications like delivery and surveillance
  • AR/VR user interface requirements across infotainment and safety applications and use cases (e.g., automotive heads-up displays, city infrastructure maintenance, etc.)
  • Role of private cellular networks for critical communications
11:00 AM EDT
5G For The IoT
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5G is set to superpower the IoT market through a host of new technologies and related software and services. But it will also change the competitive landscape, meaning IoT suppliers will now need to understand how to reorientate to not only capitalize on the opportunities, but also to respond to new threats facing their business models and product offerings.

This webinar provides an update on the 5G technology stack and what this means for new hardware, software, and services. This will be followed on an assessment of the opportunities and threats confronted by different supplier segments with initial recommendations on how to respond.

12:30 PM EDT
5G In Industrial And Manufacturing
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The manufacturing sector is on an Industry 4.0 journey to digitalize and automate operations. Wirelessly connecting physical assets and employee infrastructure is a critical step in the digital transformation journey. This webinar distills the most salient applications and use cases for 5G in manufacturing. In doing so, ABI Research identifies the key trends to watch: which to question, which to challenge, and which companies and roles are driving this change.

Key topics covered include:

  • Manufacturing buying preferences and behavior
  • Industry 4.0 investment priorities
  • Barriers and challenges to 5G adoption
  • The key use cases to justify the investment

APAC Track

Wednesday, July 15

3:00 AM SGT
5G And AI Enabling Distributed Enterprise Intelligence
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5G and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are the breakthrough technologies of this decade. The two technologies, each in its own way, are bringing thousands of the most influential and innovative companies together to build one of the strongest ecosystems likely to transform the way we live and work. The combination of 5G and AI promises more balanced distribution of digital intelligence between the cloud, the edge, and end devices. It will serve as a catalyst to many other emerging technologies and will pave the way for a variety of new business opportunities in the consumer and enterprise segments.

Key questions to be explored in this panel session include:

  • What are the benefits of distributed intelligence, e.g., security, privacy, efficiency, and enhanced experiences?
  • What role will 5G play in enabling distributed intelligence?
  • Which key suppliers are likely to drive this trend?
  • Why are collaborations and partnerships are key for promoting the distributed intelligence value proposition?
3:30 AM SGT
The 5G APAC Market Post-COVID-19
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COVID-19 has had a seismic impact on businesses, the economy, government, and our personal lives. However, the impact of COVID-19 has varied from market to market in Asia-Pacific. While international travel and business meetings have been curtailed, end users have been trapped at home, which has stimulated heavy data usage, such as video conferences and gaming. ABI Research will delve into the impact of COVID-19, but also look beyond COVID-19 to discern which key applications will drive additional 5G revenue growth.

Key points to be explored:

  • What has been the impact of COVID on Asia-Pacific's financials?
  • What has been the impact of COVID on Asia-Pacific's mobile operator 5G deployment plans?
  • What value-added 5G services/applications will prime additional growth for Asia-Pacific operators?
3:30 AM SGT
5G Infrastructure In APAC
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This panel session explores how to tailor 5G infrastructure solutions to suit the needs of Asia – both developed and emerging markets.

  • How can 5G be deployed cost effectively?
  • What can the operator deploy at the cell site to manage 5G-related costs?
  • What antenna solution should they opt for? Multiband? Ultrawideband? Massive MIMO or Hybrid antennas?
  • Should operators deploy Non-Standalone (NSA) or Standalone (SA)?
  • What functionality should the core network support?

Thursday, July 16

3:00 AM SGT
5G In Emerging Markets
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Emerging markets have been systematically late in adopting the latest generation of mobile networks in the past. However, 5G could be an exception. Managed Service Providers (MSPs) in emerging markets can see the business case for deploying 5G, including lowering the cost per gigabit of data, coping with explosive mobile data traffic, and using the technology as ab alternative solution for bringing the Internet to still unconnected area and reducing the digital divide.

However, the consumer market should not be the only business case for deploying 5G in emerging markets. In these countries, 5G should be considered a national asset for modernizing key industries in these regions, spurring economic growth, and helping improve global competitiveness and economic trading. Countries that do not ride the 5G wave may not take advantage of the impact 5G will have on their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and economic growth, which could translate into hundreds of billions of dollars in loss of business opportunities in the longer term.

Key points this webinar will explore include:

  • Why can Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) in emerging markets not afford to delay 5G rollouts?
  • What are the opportunities of 5G in emerging markets beyond the consumer market?
  • What are the key actions governments and regulators in these regions should take to accelerate the deployment of 5G?
  • What impact will the current geopolitical issues and COVID-19 have on 5G deployments in emerging markets?
3:30 AM SGT
5G Innovation As A GDP Growth Engine
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This session will delve into the revenue opportunities that stem from 5G. 5G goes beyond the business and consumer end-user and will stimulate new applications and services.

  • Which Verticals should adopt 5G?
  • What is the opportunity for 5G-enabled:
    • Industrial?
    • Smart manufacturing?
    • Oil & gas?
    • Mining?
    • Smart cities and ITS?
  • Has the Market Opportunity for Fixed Wireless Access finally matured?