MWC18 Seminar: 5G for Industry-Specific Services

MWC18 Seminar: 5G for Industry-Specific Services

Start: Monday 26 February 2018 19:30

End: Monday 26 February 2018 21:30

Venue: Fira Barcelona Gran Via

Venue: Room CC1.5 (Seminar Theatre 1) and Room CC1.1 (Seminar Theatre 2) South Entrance (Level 1), FIRA


We invite you to join us at this year’s 5G seminar where you will hear about the visions and plans for 5G tailored network slices in a variety of different industries.

Focusing on bringing together a breadth of different verticals, we have confirmed speakers from AlibabaAnalysys Mason, Bosch, EE, Telstra and Toyota who will bring to life a variety of use cases for 5G within the automotive, retail, IT and Entertainment industries – as well as highlighting the transformative commercial opportunities these technologies open up.


To attend the seminar, please ensure you have first registered for Mobile World Congress 2018 on the official website.

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13:30 – 13:35 Henry Calvert, Senior Director, GSMA Welcome & Introduction It’s not just about superfast mobile broadband!
13:35 – 13:45 Anil Rao, Principal Analyst, Telecoms Software and Networks, Analysys Mason Network Slicing – The Future of Connectivity: Changing Operator Economics of Connectivity and Enabling Innovation across Industries
  • Connectivity and services will be transformed in three phases: capacity based, service based, application based
  • Network slicing will change the economics of the connectivity business but also open the door to new service innovations across industries
  • The proliferating demand for fine-grained, service-specific network slices will lead to a more complex, multi-layered slicing value chain
13:45 – 14:05 Dr. Ryokichi Onishi, Group Leader, Network Group and Kiichi Iwasaki, Project Manager, Toyota Automotive Edge Computing: Use Case and Requirement
  • Vision: Connected intelligence for mobility evolution
  • Issue: System capacity for automotive big data
  • Solution: Edge computing and community based approach
14:05 – 14:20 Dr. Andreas Müller, Senior Expert and Project Manager, Bosch Network Slicing for Industry 4.0 – Expectations and Opportunities
  • The role of 5G for Industry 4.0
  • How network slicing may help
  • Major challenges and expectations
14:20 – 14:35 Allan Cai, Senior Production Design Expert of AliTelecom, Alibaba 5G and New Retail
  • Alibaba’s best practice on integrating Communication Technology into the Internet, serving the largest e-commerce platform in the world
  • New Retail and future direction
  • How 5G can help
14:35 – 14:50 Matt Stagg, Head of Media and Entertainment, EE How 5G will revolutionise the Broadcast, Media and Entertainment industry
  • Developing the BME vertical within the 5G ecosystem
  • How 5G opens up opportunities for outside broadcast, remote production and mass content upload
  • Aligning the BME industry to capitalise on the ‘Glass to Glass’ opportunities of 5G
14:50 – 15:05 Mike Wright, Group Managing Director, Networks, Telstra 5G: Towards a Brave New Future
  • Telstra is leading 5G trials from our 5G Innovation Centre
  • We are exploring new horizons for industries, and how they can transform with the benefits of new technologies
  • Beyond the evolution from 4G which 5G offers, explore the use cases of how this technology can be a revolution
15:05 – 15:30 Anil Rao, Principal Analyst, Telecoms Software and Networks, Analysys Mason Conclusion and Wrap-Up