2nd annual GCF Workshop for MENA region

GCF in collaboration with Emirates Integrated Telecommunications company (du), will hold its second 5G MENA workshop - ‘Building a 5G world’ - on November 25 at the Sheraton hotel, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, UAE (rooms Ivory 1 and Ivory 2).

This one-day workshop will explore the next major challenges in realising the full potential of this exciting new technology.  Through an impressive set of speakers from across the 5G industry, attendees will learn how regulators, network operators, manufacturers and industries in the MENA region are using and developing the technology in innovative ways to realise new business opportunities beyond traditional mobile phone services, and the importance of standards and interoperability in supporting these developments.  This workshop builds on the first GCF 5G MENA workshop held in 2018 that focused on launching 5G.

Operators, vendors, the test industry and regulators from the MENA region are invited to attend and contribute to the discussion about how the industry moves forward with 5G for the MENA region.

If you would like to attend this event, by invitation only, please contact us here.

Note: this workshop will take place the day before GSMA’s Mobile360 MENA event, where GCF will also be in attendance. 

Agenda

Time

Topic

Presenter(s)

Role

Company

08:30-08:55

Registration, coffee and welcome

 

 

 

09:00

Opening speech

Jassim Al Awadi

SVP

EITC (du)

09:10

Welcome, agenda overview and Introduction to GCF

Lars Nielsen

CEO

GCF

09:20

5G in MENA: Regulatory and deployments update.

Jawad Abbassi

Head of MENA

GSMA

09:35

5G – where next?  Ensuring interoperability in a 5G world.

Chris Hogg

Programme Manager

GCF

09:50

5G , Reality Check

Dr. Mahmoud R Sherif

VP

EITC (du)

10:10

Building the 5G World, stories of success…and failures.

Abdessattar Sassi

CTO, UAE

ZTE

10:30-11:00

Networking coffee break / Visit our 5G Demos

 

 

 

11:00

Vodafone 5G Update and Insights.

Sam Dibas

Head of Technology, MER

Vodafone

11:20

Global 5G experiences and lessons learned.

Ed Aji

CTO, MEA

Nokia

11:40

Ericsson Mobility Report 2019: 5G updates.

Ammar Jamal Ammar

Head of Networks Campaigns in MEA

Ericsson

12:00

5G Commercialization and Use Cases

 

Hani ELKukhun

 

VP Strategy, ME

Huawei

12:30-14:00

Networking Lunch / Visit our 5G Demos

 

 

 

14:00

Monetizing 5G and Transforming Edge Networking.

Mohamed Bakry

Head of Systems Engineering

Cisco

14:20

5G & eGov Mobile First Strategy – Secure no-gate crossing.

Anas Mostafa

Regional Sales Director, ME

Veridos

14:40

LiFi as a part of 5G strategy.

Marc Fleschen

CEO, Zero1

LiFi Association

15:00

Industry specific 5G challenges: Critical Communications.

Chris Hogg

Programme Manager

GCF

15.30-16:00

Networking coffee break / Visit our 5G Demos

 

 

 

16:00

How to test a 5G Network.

 

Shakil Ahmed

Hashim Zafar

Regional Director, Mobile Mobile Network Testing

Rohde & Schwarz

16:15

Validation challenges of 5G.

Faisal Ashour

Regional Sales Director

Keysight

16:30

Wrap up session

     

16:30

Building a 5G world.  What we have learned and next steps.

Lars Nielsen

CEO

GCF

16:45

Prize Draw

     

17:00

Close of Meeting

 

 

 

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