Densification and the Path to 5G

Beijing, China

Wednesday 16 May 2018

With most operators making critical decisions about their 4G and 5G investments, small cells are at the heart of many strategies. This is a huge near-term opportunity for the ecosystem, but also raises the bar in terms of the work that needs to be done. We must define the processes, standards and use cases to transform mobile economics through densification, but this can only be achieved through partnerships.

If better understanding and helping to inform the role of small cells on the path to 5G matters to your business, this will be an essential event. You will hear detailed updates, discussions and experiences from key Forum members from around the world. The meeting will also seek to understand the very specific requirements of Chinese operators and service providers, and how this understanding can inform and evolve SCF priorities and work programs.

OUTLINE AGENDA

09:00-09:30       Welcome & introduction

09:30-10:30        Network Densification & Deployment Challenges for 4G & 5G

10:30-11:00          Refreshment break 

11:00-11:30        Densification Use Cases

11:30-12:30        Edge Computing and Small Cells Infrastructure, Platform Services and End                                 User Applications

12:30-13:30        Networking Lunch 

13:30-14:30        Private networks and Enabling Verticals

14:30-15:30        Centralized RAN & Small Cells Functional Splits (Protocol/Control-User                                         Planes)

15:30-16:00        Refreshment break 

16:30-17:30         Virtualization, Open Source SW, Data Analytics, AI/ML for Small Cell                                              Networks

17:30-18:00            Closing remarks

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