5G FOCUS webinar: Sector Specific 5G & Private Networks

5G FOCUS webinar: Sector Specific 5G & Private Networks

Start: Wednesday 15 September 2021 15:00

End: Wednesday 15 September 2021 17:00

Venue: Online (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Since the first commercial launch in April 2019, 5G is becoming mainstream with more MNOs around the globe embarking on the 5G journey. MNOs are looking for new business cases and revenue models to replace the slowly eroding revenues of traditional services given the potential benefits of 5G in enabling economy-wide digital transformation. The enterprise sector is being prioritized by mobile operators and their suppliers as they see more opportunities for revenue growth across specific sectors.

5G can offer significant improvements by providing the foundation to take advantage of technologies like SA, ORAN, Edge/Cloud Computing, AI, Big Data Analytics, and xR etc., to accelerate economy-wide digital transformation across consumer, enterprise/industry, and government sectors. It is interesting to note that whilst 5G operators are focusing on the best way to deploy 5G core networks, how to exploit edge computing and whether open RAN represents a significant new opportunity across sectors, enterprises are building their own mobile private networks using LTE and 5G and potentially challenging the operators at their own game.

This “5G FOCUS: Sector Specific 5G & Private Networks” webinar* will examine the technological, commercial, and policy & regulatory developments and implications covering;

  1. Sector Specific 5G trends and outlook
  2. Policy approaches to Sector Specific 5G and Public/Private Networks
  3. Public and private networks for Sector Specific 5G use
  4. Technical and commercial enablers
  5. Ecosystem collaboration, partnerships, and BMs

*This webinar is by invitation only and registration is subject to final approval from the organizer.

15:00 - 15:05

Greetings and welcome
Johnny Kim, APAC 5G FORUM Community Lead

Julian Gorman, Head of GSMA APAC

15:05 - 15:20

Introductory Presentation
Sector Specific 5G Trends and Outlook
Pablo Iacopino, Head of Industry Research, GSMA Intelligence

15:20 - 15:50

Policies for Sector Specific 5G services and Private Networks

Shinji Ide, Director - Radio Department, Land Mobile Communications Division, MIC Japan

Panel Discussion:

Moderator: Mani Manimohan, Head of Digital Infrastructure Policy & Regulation, GSMA


Majid Iqbal, Head of 5G SA Commercial Business, Telia

David Soldani, CISO, Rakuten Symphony

John Blakemore, Director of European Regulatory Affairs and Head Of Office, Hutchison Europe

15:50 - 16:05

Vendor Perspective - Private Networks and Sector Specific 5G
Yong Chang, Vice President, Networks Division, Samsung Electronics

16:05 - 17:00

Sector Specific 5G: MNOs verses Private Networks – Is it a competition?

Private networks are stealing the MNOs’ thunder. This session will explore the opportunities and threats for MNOs, traditional vendors, and new entrants.

Presentation (15 mins)

Zaif Siddiqi, Head of Global 5G Business, NTT DOCOMO

Panel Discussion (40 mins)

Moderator: John David Kim, Head of APAC 5G Forum Community, GSMA


Jae Soo Kim, Leader of Strategy Group, 4D Replay

Colin Chew, Vice President, Business Management, Sierra Wireless

David Turkington, Head of Technology APAC, GSMA

MNO/Ecosystem Player (TBC)