5G Caribbean Virtual Summit – Day 1

5G Caribbean Virtual Summit – Day 1

Start: Wednesday 30 June 2021 10:00

End: Wednesday 30 June 2021 16:00

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Around the world, many countries are deploying 5G to pave the way for advanced services and applications.  Despite common technical considerations that are necessary to maintain an interoperable ecosystem, each region has unique requirements, opportunities, and challenges that define their network. The Caribbean region is not exempt of this reality, their migration to this new technology will be facilitated by the collaboration with stakeholders that participate and supports Telecommunications and IT in the region.

Mobile evolution relies on many elements, from technology innovation in infrastructure and operations, to the regulatory framework that makes it a reality. The allocation of adequate spectrum and bandwidth has a great impact on the adaption of a variety of 5G services in terms of data speed, capacity, and reliability. Balancing the allocation to include other technologies that require their share of available spectrum, allowing stakeholders of the ecosystem to design adequate network architectures, technical and commercial solutions, and offer optimal level of services to the consumers, enterprises, and other verticals alike is paramount.

5G is a platform for new opportunities, and it can be configured considering various scenarios to leverage existing infrastructure and to plan the best way forward. The 5G Caribbean Virtual Summit conference will focus on regulation as a foundational base for digital transformation and innovation in Caribbean region.

Schedule:

June 30 – 10:00 am EST – 12:00 EST (5G training)
June 30 – 01:30 pm EST – 03:30 EST (5G Summit Part 1)

Agenda
10:00am

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 -Training: 5G Explained Technical Foundation (Operators and Regulators only)

  • The 5G Era
  • Definitions, Architecture, and Implications of Requirements
  • Differences and Opportunities for Coexistence: (4G vs 5G)
  • Use cases: Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), Fixed Wireless Access (FWA), massive Internet of Things (mIoT), and Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communication (URLLC)

01:30pm

Operator Keynote

    • Naji Khoury
      President & CEO - Liberty Puerto Rico

01:50pm

CITEL Remarks

  • Oscar Giovanni Leon Suárez
    Executive Secretary - Interamerican Telecommunication Commission

02:10pm

GSMA Foundry Introduction
The go-to place for cross-industry collaboration and business development, where GSMA members and industry players come together to rapidly develop real-world solutions to industry challenges, nurture new ideas through initial commercial trials and scale proven solutions at a regional and global level to forge our digital future.

The Foundry utilises the global power and reach of the GSMA to convene, engage and unify the end-to-end connectivity ecosystem.

02:15pm

Spectrum Management in 5G

  • Veena Rawat
    Senior Spectrum Advisor - GSMA

02:35pm

Opportunities for new mobile technologies in the Caribbean
  • Cynthia Reddock-Downes
    CEO - Telecommunications Authority Trinidad & Tobago
  • Antonio García Zaballos
    Lead Specialist Telecommunications - Broadband Platform Coordinator
    Interamerican Bank of Development, Washington D.C.
  • Giovani King
    Chief Operating Officer - Regulatory Authority of Curacao
  • Jose Otero
    Vice-President - 5G Americas

02:55pm

Remarks

  • Teresa Wankin
    Secretary General - CANTO

03:00pm

Closing

  • 5G Americas