5G Live: Powered by 5G Standalone

5G Live: Powered by 5G Standalone

Start: Tuesday 8 December 2020 09:00

End: Tuesday 8 December 2020 10:00

Venue: Online Webinar

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Time: 09:00 (GMT) | 17:00 (CST)

5G Standalone (SA) is well on its way to commercial success, and the GSMA is working with a number of operators and the wider ecosystem to remove technical and commercial barriers.

In this webinar, speakers will explore a number of 5G SA use cases launched in China, share their opportunities and learnings, identify service enhancements that are powered by 5G SA and the improvements and gains compared to Non-Standalone. We will also delve into the technological innovations around 5G SA and how those innovations can fit the requirements of different verticals, and describe how operators can migrate from NSA to SA and what to expect in the future evolution of 5G SA.


Henry Calvert

Senior Director, Group Technology, GSMA

Henry Calvert

Henry joined the GSMA in December 2013, and is responsible for the delivery of the Future Networks programme. A key programme of the GSMA’s strategic focus, to deliver industry scale for IP Communications and 5G, whilst considering Network Economic challenges for the Mobile industry as it transitions to a 5G Era.

Previously he worked for the SingTel Group and has over 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications sector, both in Networks and IT portfolios and has been involved in the deployment of mobile networks in over 10 operations across 10 different countries. Henry designed and built Optus’ 3G + LTE mobile network, all IP network and managed the product development transformation.  He was the creator and board member of the network sharing Joint Venture between SingTel Optus and Vodafone Networks Pty Ltd (Australia).

Henry has been a board member and Chair of the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) and previously held an Executive Management Committee position in the GSMA.

Mr. Cao Lei

TG Member, DGM of Technology Innovation Department, China Telecom

Mr. Cao Lei

Dr. Lei Cao is the Deputy Managing Director of 5G Innovation Center of China Telecommunications Corporation, as well as the permanent member of China Telecom Technology standing committee. He is engaged in the research of modern communication network, especially mobile network, for decades and has profound experience in computer science and communication technology. Since 2006, Dr. Cao has been heading the framework design of China Telecom mobile network. In 2018, he successfully guided China Telecom 5G Technology White Paper, which is assumed 1st 5G technical whitepaper issued by mobile operators worldwide. Due to his outstanding contributions to the telecommunications industry, Dr. Cao is honored tens of provincial and ministerial Science and Technology Progress Awards.

Yu Chengzhi

Deputy General Manager, Government and Enterprise Division, China Mobile

Yu Chengzhi

Chengzhi Yu, Ph.D, Senior engineer, State Council Special Allowance Expert, Deputy General Manager of the government and enterprise division of China Mobile Communications Corporation, Vice director of Digital China Industry Alliance, Vice director of 5G Applications Industry Array, Member of the Edge Computing Committee of China Institute of Communications, Director of Internet Alliance of Beijing Technology Development Industry Association.


Dr. Bai Gang

Vice General Manager of RAN Products, ZTE

Dr. Bai Gang

Dr. Bai Gang, Vice General Manager of RAN Products, leading the team to engage in 5G global marketing and commercialization in ZTE. He joined ZTE Corporation in 1999, and has accumulated rich experience in the strategic planning of communication products together with overseas marketing.

柏钢博士现任中兴通讯RAN产品副总经理,率领团队从事5G RAN产品的全球市场营销及商用实践。1999年加入中兴通讯股份有限公司,具备多年的通信产品战略规划及海外市场推广经验。

About Our Sponsor: ZTE

ZTE Corporation is a global leader in telecommunications and information technology. Founded in 1985 and listed on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges, the company has been committed to providing integrated end-to-end innovations to deliver excellence and value to consumers, carriers, businesses and government and enterprise network customers from over 160 countries around the world to enable increased connectivity and productivity.

ZTE has complete end-to-end product lines and integrated solutions in the telecommunications industry. By means of all series of wireless, wireline, services, devices and professional telecommunications services, the company is capable of flexibly satisfying the diversified requirements and pursuit for rapid innovations of global operators and government and enterprise network customers.

As a road builder of the digital economy, ZTE has been committed to empowering the digital and intelligent transformation of thousands of industries by building “ultimate networks”, “precision cloud networks” and “empowerment platforms”. In terms of business operations, the company has proactively explored the network and industry potential to maintain stable operations, despite the severe challenges posed by the coronavirus outbreak and complicated international situation in the first three quarters of 2020. Seizing the opportunity of rapid 5G development in China, ZTE has explored 5G industry application innovations in partnership with its customers and partners to activate the industry and market vitality and thereby achieved rapid business growth. Moreover, the company has continuously maintained healthy operations in overseas markets by exploring high-value markets and promoting stable business development in pivotal countries. By the end of September 2020, ZTE had secured 55 5G commercial contracts across the globe, in partnerships with over 90 operators worldwide in 5G arena and covering over 500 industry partners.

ZTE has filed about 76,000 global patent applications, and over 36,000 active patents. Since 2010, ZTE has been ranked among the world’s Top-5 for patent applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) each year, according to the World Intellectual Property Organization. As a major contributor and participant in the research of global 5G technologies and standards, ZTE has declared 2,561 families of 5G Standard-Essential Patents(SEP) to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), thereby being included among global top 3, according to IPlytics’ report on February 2020.

ZTE is committed to a vision of balanced, sustainable development in the social, environmental and economic arenas. Promoting freedom of communication around the world, the company has incorporated innovation, technological convergence and the concept of “going green” into the product life cycle. This includes R&D, production, logistics and customer service. The company is also committed to maximizing energy efficiency and minimizing carbon emissions. As a member of the United Nations Global Compact and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative, ZTE has been publishing the Sustainability Report/Corporate Social Responsibility Report for 12 consecutive years starting 2009. According to Research Report on Corporate Social Responsibility of China 2018 issued by Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, ZTE ranks among the top 100 in terms of Social Development Index. Moreover, the company has been included among the FTSE4Good Index Series for second consecutive year since 2018.

Moving forward, ZTE will continue to strengthen its competitiveness of core technologies, adhering to openness and win-win strategy. Underpinned by its capabilities in 5G, cloud, AI, and other core technologies, the company will work with industry partners to facilitate the development of the industry and the digital economy. Meanwhile, ZTE will accelerate its own digital transformation, expecting to improve the operational efficiency of the company on an overall basis through digital empowerment.

5 mins

Opening Remarks
Henry Calvert, Senior Director, Global Technology, GSMA

15 mins

5G SA Deployment and Performance, Flexibility & Cost-Reduction Gains from 5G SA
Mr. Cao Lei, Deputy General Manager, Cloud-Network Development Department, China Telecom

15 mins

Vertical Benefits from 5G SA and Why Being Open-minded Is Critical For Cooperating With Verticals
Dr. Yu Chengzhi, Deputy General Manager, Government and Enterprise Division, China Mobile

25 mins

Key 5G SA Technology Innovations and The Future Evolution of 5G SA
Dr. Bai Gang, Vice General Manager of RAN Products, ZTE