5G Masterclass: 5G Network for Leadership

Tue, 07 May 2024 / 9.00h-17.00

The 5G & Beyond Progress masterclass aims to provide a realistic update on the real-world progress of 5G from market, standards, technology and use cases point of view.

Who should attend

This masterclass is ideally designed for people who are familiar with basics of 5G mobile technology. While a more detailed technical knowledge would be helpful, it will still have plenty to offer to others who may not be very familiar with the details. The discussions will look at the market movement and its interaction with standards, technology progress and use cases

The following people would benefit by attending this course:

  • CxOs, VPs, Directors and Senior Managers
  • Project/Programme managers trying to prioritise features
  • Regulators and Policy makers looking to understand market dynamics
  • Sales/Marketing people
  • Anyone else wishing to learn about 5G technology progress in general.

Course Agenda (tentative):

  • 09:00h – Session 1: 5G Market Update (90 minutes)
    • Introduction
    • 5G rollouts worldwide
    • Spectrum auctions and challenges
    • Slow progress of 5G Standalone
    • 5G Infrastructure Updates
    • 5G devices, chipsets and modules update
    • Fixed-wireless access, IoT & Private Networks progress
  • 10.30hTea/coffee break
  • 11:00h – Session 2: 5G Standards Update (90 minutes)
    • The progress up to 3GPP Release-18
    • 5.5G / 5G-Advanced and the plan for 3GPP Release-19
    • Way forward to 6G (possibly 3GPP Release-21)
  • 12.30hLunch break
  • 13:30h – Session 3: 5G & Beyond Technology Update (90 minutes)
    • 5G Standalone / Non-Standalone – way forward
    • Evolution of 5G Architecture to make Access & Core/Services independent
    • 5G IoT – Reduced Capability (a.k.a. RedCap) devices
    • Network Slicing
    • Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTN)
    • Metaverse-Ready Networks
    • Open and Interoperable Networks (RAN, Transport & Core)
    • Non-Public Networks (NPN – a.k.a. Private 5G Networks)
    • The move toward native AI/ML Networks
  • 15.00hTea/coffee break
  • 15:30 – Session 4: 5G Use Cases Progress (90 minutes)
    • The hunt for killer use case!
    • Use cases delivering revenue
    • Use cases with potential to deliver revenue
    • Fancy use cases with little to no chance for revenue
    • Masterclass summary and conclusion
  • 17.00hClose

Note: Timings are subject to change slightly depending on audience questions and participation. This is very interactive masterclass so the breaks may be shorter than advertised.

Our Masterclass Leader

Zahid Ghadialy, Principal Analyst, 3G 4G 5G

Zahid Ghadialy is the Founder, Principal Analyst & Consultant at 3G4G. He has been working in and writing about the mobile telecoms industry for over 25 years. He is widely recognized as an evangelist for new technologies starting early in his career as a team member of the group spearheading the first 3G network rollout in Japan and Europe. Since then he has widely disseminated various ideas and information through lectures, talks, trainings and mainly through his blogs and websites. He is also a regular speaker at many national and international conferences and events. Throughout his career he has been involved with both innovative start-ups and established public industry leaders from chipset and handset manufacturers to network equipment vendors, research, regulators, policy makers, analyst and consulting firms.