GCF 5G Workshop for MENA

Global Certification Forum (GCF) , with the support of du and etisalat, held  the highly acclaimed “GCF 5G MENA” workshop on 28 November 2018 at the Gloria Hotel Dubai.  The event was attended by operators, manufacturers and the test industry from across the MENA region who gathered to hear about the development and commercialisation of 5G.  As you will see from the comprehsive agenda below, the presenters included the region’s foremost experts and industry representatives from across the mobile & IoT industry, who discussed how the industry can move forward with 5G to execute the successful deployment of its capabilities.  A link to the presentations is contained in each agenda line item.

GCF is planning to hold a follow-up event in 2019 and will furnish details later.  In the meantime, GCF will be returning to Dubai again for a Members meeting from 15-17 January 2019 so please Contact GCF if you would like to meet us or if you have any questions about the “GCF 5G MENA” workshop.

Workshop Agenda and Presentations

Time
Topic
Presenter
Role
Company

08:30-08:55

Registration, coffee and welcome

 

 

 

09:00

Opening speech

Saleem Alblooshi

Chief Infrastructure Officer

EITC (du)

09:10

Welcome, agenda overview and Introduction to GCF

Lars Nielsen

General Manager

GCF

09:20

5G Commercial realization: from standards to deployment

Chris Hogg

Programme Manager

GCF

09:30

Key Factors in making 5G a success

Jawad Abbassi

Head of MENA

GSMA

09:50

A Realistic View at the deployment and use cases of 5G

Dr. Mahmoud R Sherif

VP Infrastructure Strategy & Architecture

EITC (du)

10:10

5G Opportunities and Challenges in the MENA Region

Dr. Abdulhadi Abou Almal

Director Technology and Standardisation

Etisalat

10:30-10:45

Networking coffee break

 

 

 

10:45

Vodafone 5G insights

Ignacio Gonzalez

Senior Expert

Vodafone

11:10

5G New Radio: Motivation, Design, Deployment Options & Challenges

Mohamed El Saidny

Senior Regional Account Manager, EMEA and India

Mediatek

11:35

Network Slicing: Building  Next Generation Networks

Abdesattar Sassi

CTO, UAE

ZTE

12:00

Veridos_5G_MobileFirst_Strategy

Anas Mostafa

Regional Director

Veridos

12:25

5G - More than a wireless upgrade

Mark Gilmour

Senior Advisor Product Line Management

Ciena

12:50

Turn on 5G

Ammar Ammar

Head of Networks Campaigns in Middle East and Africa

Ericsson

13:15-14:10

Lunch

 

 

 

14:15

5G Network Evolution: Radio goes to the Cloud, and Core goes alone…

Aji Ed

CTO, Middle East and Africa

Nokia

14:40

5G NR Network Deployment is now

Shakil Ahmed &

Jibran Siddiqui   

Regional Director Mobile Network Testing

Technology &

Application Engineer Mobile Network Testing

Rohde & Schwarz

15:05

Building the future with 5G now

Dr. Mohamed Madkour

VP Global Wireless Networks Marketing and Solutions

Huawei

15.30-15:50

Networking coffee break

 

 

 

15:50

Lesson learned from Luxembourg 5G strategy including LIFI technology 

 

Marc Fleschen

CEO Zero1 LiFi

Zero1

16:15

5G NR Device Testing

Rafa Garcia

Telecommunications Industry expert

Keysight

16:40

5G Update &  MM-Wave RF/Signalling  Challenges

Vikas Chauhan

Business Development Manager

Anritsu

17:00

Wrap-up and The Way Forward

Lars Nielsen

General Manager

GCF

17:30
Close of Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

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