CTO/Executive Forums

Tuesday, 5 December, 10:45 – 12:15
CTO-01: Industry Plans toward 5G Implementation and Deployment
EXO-01: IoT Industrial Deployment (IPv6, Big Data, Security)

Tuesday, 5 December, 16:00 – 17:30 
EXV-01: 5G Technology Transformation

Thursday, 7 December, 11:00 – 12:30
EXV-02: 5G System Trials and Proof of Concepts

Thursday, 7 December, 14:00 – 15:30 
EXV-03: 5G Regional Activities





Tuesday, 5 December 
10:45 – 12:15
 
CTO Forum
CTO-01: Industry Plans toward 5G Implementation and Deployment

 
Organizer:
Ken Stewart (Intel)
 
Panelists:
Magnus Ewerbring (Ericsson)
Chih-Lin I (China Mobile)
Takehiro Nakamura (NTT DoCoMo)
Wonil Roh (Samsung)
Sanyogita Shamsunder (Verizon Wireless)
 
5G is targeted to be available for practical use in 2020 and beyond. With the advent of 5G, the mobile industry is in the process creating vast new capabilities that will benefit businesses and society as a whole. The step from 3G to 4G was dramatic, and the advances the industry is unleashing, initially with LTE and then in 5G, will be even greater. Standards bodies have not yet issued specifications for 5G but this process is in line to be completed for commercialization in the 2020 timeframe. In the meantime, engineers throughout the industry have already began to demonstrate some 5G capabilities and operators have declared they will deploy pre-standard networks for fixed applications as early as 2017.
 
As the industry moves forward, 5G is not expected to replace LTE. However, most deployments will co-exist with 5G through the late-2020s with the two technologies tightly integrated in a manner transparent to users. In fact, many of the capabilities that will make 5G effective are appearing in advanced forms of LTE. Carrier aggregation, for example, allows operators to not only harness the potential of their spectrum holdings to augment capacity and performance, but the technology also allows for the foundation of entirely new capabilities such as LTE in unlicensed bands.
 
With limited long-term growth expected in smartphones, innovators are turning their attention to the Internet of Things (IoT) which promises to bring about billions of new wireless connections. Enhancements to LTE, followed by 5G, will make it possible to connect wearable computers, a vast array of sensors, and other devices - leading to better health, economic gains, and more. 5G addresses not only IoT deployments on a massive scale, but also applications previously not possible that depend on ultra-reliable and low-latency communications. And, although this may be a far more fragmented market than smartphones, the benefits will be so great that the realization of IoT on a massive scale is inevitable.
 
Several challenges lie ahead in translating these plans to practical implementation and commercial network deployment.  During this session, notable mobile technology executives will discuss the latest regarding global 5G advancements as the industry works towards implementation and deployment.



Tuesday, 5 December 
10:45 – 12:15 
 
Executive Forum
EXO-01: IoT Industrial Deployment (IPv6, Big Data, Security)

 
Organizer:
Latif Ladid (University of Luxembourg / IPv6 Forum)
 
Panelists:
Mahmoud Daneshmand (Stevens Institute of Technology)
Hiroshi Esaki (Japan IPv6 Council, University of Tokyo)
Lawrence Hughes (Sixscape Communications)
Sureswaran Ramadass (IPv6 Forum Malaysia)
 
The industrial deployment of IoT is subjected to a myriad of hurdles:
-          Too many IoT protocols at different layers, non-cohesive and non-harmonized
-          Different verticals preaching different approaches
-          Consumer IoT products are insecure
-          ISPs are not offering IoT services
 
This session will address the many challenges while IoT seems to be used to sell anything in the market. There are also more important network issues to be addressed such as use of IPv6, Cloud computing, Fog Computing, SDN-NFV and the upcoming 5G.
 



Tuesday, 5 December
16:00 – 17:30 
 
Executive Forum
EXV-01: 5G Technology Transformation
 

Organizer:
Vida Ilderem (Intel)
 
Panelists:
Amitava Ghosh (Nokia Bell Labs)
Andrew Mackay (Cisco)
John Smee (Qualcomm)
Anthony C. K. Soong (Huawei)
 

Enabling new business opportunities will be the key goal of 5G networks. The business potential for service providers are expanding rapidly as many more and more devices are connected and new application and services scenarios are imagined. In addition to the complex technical performance and business case challenges, 5G has to deal with other issues in terms of timing and agility.
 
Current mobile technology development efforts are geared towards empowering 5G networks to provide efficient mobile communications - defining network functions to allow fast access of devices for massive MTC applications with extremely low overhead. Low-latency solutions are being investigated in to define and enable network functions closer to the edge of the access network. The 5G network architecture, functions, protocols and procedures are driven by a tremendous increase in packet data traffic along with new requirements on mobile networks and devices thanks to next generation services.
 
The list of scenarios and use cases range from high resolution video streaming, mobile broadcasting, tactile internet, machine type communication and vehicle to vehicle communication with 5G networks making it possible to efficiently enable diverse services, connect an array of devices and exploit diverse access networks.
 
Standardization efforts are underway to provide guidance on the essential functional support to cope up with the wide collection of use cases 5G will make possible. While, at the same time, emerging software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) paradigms are evolving to provide all the means and methods to realize and operate 5G networks and services while reducing costs and boosting performance. This session will assemble a panel of key technologists and executives across industry and academia to discuss the latest information on the development these technologies that will transform mobile networks.
 



Thursday, 7 December 
11:00 – 12:30
 
Executive Forum
EXV-02: 5G System Trials and Proof of Concepts

 
Organizer:
Takehiro Nakamura (NTT DoCoMo)
 
Panelists:
Amitava Ghosh (Nokia Bell Labs)
Per Beming (Ericsson)
Wonil Roh (Samsung Electronics)
Wen Tong (Huawei)
 
While 5G standardization is progressing steadily in 3GPP, several 5G prototypes, test-beds, and experimental trials have been developed by various operators, vendors and projects during the last years with the goal to confirm the performance of key technologies in real radio propagation environments. Recently, further advanced 5G developments by building a 5G trial network (i.e., 5G system trial) using multiple sites, are being started. The primary aim of these trials is to test use case applications and radio performance and to facilitate the transition to pre-commercial trials. In this industry panel, we invite key industry players in order to share and discuss their views on 5G experimental and system trials and future developments toward 5G commercialization.

 



Thursday, 7 December 
14:00 – 15:30 
 
Executive Forum
EXV-03: 5G Regional Activities

 
Organizer:
Kohei Satoh (5GMF)
 
Panelists:
Khoirul Anwar (Telkom University)
Jean-Pierre Bienaimé (5GPPP)
Chih-Lin I (China Mobile)
Dong Ku Kim (5G Forum, Korea)
Takehiro Nakamura (NTT DoCoMo)
 
Governmental entities and several research bodies from different regions of the globe, e.g., 5G Mobile Communications Promotion Forum (5GMF) in Japan, 5GPPP in Europe, IMT-2020 promotion group in China, 5G Forum in Korea, and 5G Americas in USA are conducting several studies and efforts related to 5G in order to shape up 5G, accelerate its deployment, and test its potential performance in real world. In the ITU-R, the process of developing ITU-R Recommendations for the terrestrial components of the IMT-2020 radio interface(s) has already started. In the 3GPP, 5G specific first functionalities are under standardization and their finalization is expected by the end of 2018. 5G first commercializations are planned by many countries in the coming few years. In this industry panel, we invite multiple 5G promotion groups from different regions and countries in order to share and discuss their current activities and future roadmaps towards 5G deployment.