11th - 15th July 2022

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Join us as we explore the key talking points within the telco community

We are excited to announce our latest initiative for telco professionals in Europe and beyond – Talking Telecoms Week.

Through a series of candid conversations with thought-leaders representing operators as well as organisations supporting operators on their journey, we will look to answer some of the questions being asked by executives, strategists and technical innovators tasked with developing and optimising our networks. 

Below you will find an outline of the sessions and topics we will be covering, with more details and registration coming soon.

Enquire about sponsoring and contributing to the discussions

Contact Fidi Neophytou fidin@mobileeurope.co.uk / +44 7741 911 302 or
Simon La Thangue simonlt@mobileeurope.co.uk / +44 7776 321 644

5G

  • What are the best examples – a proof of concept or deployment – of 5G in action for Industry 4.0?
  • What is it achieving that we can’t do with 4G?
  • How hard is it to bring operational tech and IT together on the factory floor?
  • Are operators being left out of smart manufacturing and private networks
 
 
 

Sponsored by:

Preparing Telcos for the Mobile Commerce Revolution

  • Revenue pressures on telcos and how the digital commerce & PayTech industry is opening up new avenues of revenue generation
  • What is preventing telcos from maximising returns from mobile commerce
  • The pitfalls (regulatory, compliance or privacy) that a telco must navigate
  • How telcos can connect and manage relationships with the vast ecosystem of content creators, app owners and advertisers private networks

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RAN

  • Will Open RAN ever be more than a niche part of the market?
  • What’s being done to address issues around integration and security?
  • Will Open RAN become a platform for innovative new operational and even business models?
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Analytics, AI & automation

  • How far have we progressed with network automation?
  • Why is it so hard and what are the next challenges?
  • Is AI slowing progress?



Sponsored by:

Using customer data to create a better experience and value

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Platforms & APIs

  • Which verticals are the best options for operators adopting platform-based business and operational models?
  • How open are open APIs?
  • How can operators compete and collaborate in highly complex value chains?
  • Will 5G Standalone transform the market?

Edge

  • According to Gartner in a 2019 report, “Through 2022, 50% of edge computing solutions that worked as proofs of concept (PoCs) will fail to scale for production use.”
  • Are we any closer to ironing out the issues Gartner predicted would cause this, such as matching the right edge to the right applications, high levels of customisation, security and data privacy?

6G

  • The next G will take us into terahertz and sub-terahertz territory: edge computing will be built in, so we won’t think in terms of access, edge and core any more, but as the network being a distributed compute resource. 
  • What do we need it for? 
  • How will we develop the analytics, AI and compute resource to run it? 
  • Will it be a single global standard and does it matter if it’s not?

Satellite

  • Billionaires’ space race or how to boost IoT and close the digital divide?
  • What needs to happen for satellite comms to be affordable for more people?
  • Are the economic and operational models any less risky than 20 years ago when the likes of the multi-billion dollar Teledesic, Globalstar and Iridium were scaled down or abandoned?

Security

  • How well are operators tackling the huge enterprise and consumers market opportunities, propelled by working from home and hybrid workplace models?
  • Why are security solutions so user unfriendly?
  • Can’t operators do better at detecting malicious intent?

Sustainability

  • Is the hype just creating more hot air?
  • What is telecoms’ role in making other sectors more sustainable – will this become an important market for operators?
  • As the number of antennas for 5G and future Gs proliferate, how are telecoms going to become greener?

Access tech

  • Will fibre be the answer to gigabit broadband speeds everywhere – what about alternatives like fixed wireless access (FWA) supplied by 5G and the new generation of satellites?
  • Are we in danger of duplicating infrastructure rather than making gigabit broadband universal?
  • The last frontier – when will we fix in-building coverage problems and how? 

Business Support Systems (BSS) – the intelligence behind 5G 

  • Which IT applications are operators moving to the public cloud
  • How much will NFV help with the network architecture becoming cloud native in the era of 5G – a native cloud-native tech?
  • How are ETSI, the Cloud Computing Network Foundation (CNCF), GSMA and others helping to pave the way?

Cloud-native/NFV

  • Which verticals are the best options for operators adopting platform-based business and operational models?
  • How open are open APIs?
  • How can operators compete and collaborate in highly complex value chains?
  • Will 5G Standalone transform the market?

Business Support Systems (BSS) – the intelligence behind 5G 

  • Which IT applications are operators moving to the public cloud
  • How much will NFV help with the network architecture becoming cloud native in the era of 5G – a native cloud-native tech?
  • How are ETSI, the Cloud Computing Network Foundation (CNCF), GSMA and others helping to pave the way?

The presentations and panel discussions during this two-day virtual event, will look to cover:

  • Will Open RAN become the edge?
  • Does the converged services model really work?
  • What are the solutions to challenges of integrating Operational Technology and IT in a 5G world?
  • What progress have we made towards moving the network to cloud?
  • Does the move to cloud mean the end of OSS?
  • Network automation as a big driver of 5G
  • The rapidly changing role of service assurance in the short, medium and longer term
  • The journey to cloud native
  • Does the move to cloud mean the end of OSS?
  • The relationship between vRAN and Open RAN
  • Why we need hyperscalers in private 5G networks for applications?
  • What kind of new architectures will hyperscalers bring to the O-RAN OpenRAN ecosystem?
  • How are operators using hyperscalers to serve their enterprise customers, and to boost their own operations?
  • What role can microservices play in data integration and how do they help?
  • AI underpinning automation: when will AIOps and automation become the same thing?
  • How open and standardised are open APIs?
  • Deciding which legacy systems to migrate to the cloud
  • Satellites in 5G
  • The trials of managing dense FTTH

 Full agenda coming soon

Speakers

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