9.00 Communication systems beyond 5G – Organised by WWRF
Starting off with a stream of presentations organised by Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF) addressing research on future communication systems (from full realisation of 5G vision to beyond 5G), with emphasis on requirements, gaps and enabling technologies.
10.00 Canadian Entrepreneurs and Start-ups – Organised by WIP together with EDC and NRC-IRAP Followed by a round of pitches given by some of the brightest Canadian entrepreneurs and start-ups working in the area of IoT, Virtualization, AI & Analytics and Security invited by our cooperation partner WIP together with EDC and NRC-IRAP.
11.00 The Future of 5G Standards – Organised by ETSI The first release of 5G specifications has already been delivered and a more complete set is on target to be completed by the end of 2019. But how will these specifications evolve over the next 5 to 10 years? How can we be sure that we satisfy the requirements of those new industry sectors that are beginning to engage with standards bodies and work at a pace commensurate with their needs?
12.00 kindly sponsored by Rogers – Speaker: Rick Sellers
Rick Sellers (President Rogers, BC Region)
7th November 2018
5G Business & Strategy 14.15 5G Value Proposition, Use Cases, Applications, Services Keynotes in this session will cover the opportunity 5G enables for the broader mobile ecosystem including business perspective, market demand, cyber security, and spectrum regulation.
Scott Jones (Head-designate, Canadian Centre for Cyber Security)
16.00 Coffee Break 16.30 5G Platform Delivery Strategies for migration from 4G to 5G, enabling platforms, roadmaps, and deployment strategy from operator as well as equipment vendor perspective will be covered in this session.
Steve Maybee (VP Operations & Infrastructure, Edmonton International Airport)
Evening Event kindly sponsored by Huawei – Speaker: Peter Zhou
Scott Bradley (SVP Corporate Affairs, Huawei Canada)
8th November 2018
Architecture & Technology 9.00 Building Blocks for 5G Architecture 5G Presents the industry with an opportunity to go in a different direction. Speakers in this session will present some of the building blocks to make this happen: Antenna Systems, Small Cells, Chipsets, Service Based Architecture.
14.40 5G Test & Measurement Equipment: With the mobile industry at the threshold of 5G acceleration and commercialization, mobile operators are addressing new technical requirements to realize the full potential of 5G. End-to-end 5G tests need to be executed to validate complex multi-vendor interoperability test scenarios, network architecture and functional splits. Speakers will look at at both sub 6GHz and cm-/mmWave spectrum, 5G NR technology, and testing impact from vertical industries.
16.00 Lab Trials, Field Trials, First Deployments and User Experience Focus of this session featuring NGMN operator partners from Asia, Europe and North America will be updates on lab trials, field trials, user trials and testing. Expect fantastic news and feedback from first live deployments.