Densification and the Path to 5G
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.
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