• Johannesburg, South Africa

CONFERENCE

5G -NEXT DIGITAL REVOLUTION IN AFRICA

  • Oct 7, 2020
  • Oct 8, 2020
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Marc Einstein
Marc Einstein

Chief Analyst, Telecommunications and Digital Service
ITR Corporation

Fisseha Mekuria
Fisseha Mekuria

Chief Research Scientist,
CSIR

Joel Churcher
Joel Churcher

General Manager
BBC Studios Africa

Dr. Mehdi Bennis
Dr. Mehdi Bennis

Associate Professor, Centre for Wireless Communications
University of Oulu, Finland

Nixon Mageka Gecheo
Nixon Mageka Gecheo

Governance and ICT4D Expert, Universal Service Advisory Council
Communications Authority of Kenya

Dr. Belkacem Mouhouche
Dr. Belkacem Mouhouche

Project Lead & Chief Standards Engineer
Samsung Electronics Research Institute

Nina Triantis
Nina Triantis

Global Head of TMT
Standard Bank

Samuel Kwabena Nkrumah
Samuel Kwabena Nkrumah

MW Transmission Planning Optimization Manager
AirtelTigo, Ghana

Kgomotso Peter Mafagana
Kgomotso Peter Mafagana

Senior Manager (NOC) and Chair of WACS O&M Sub-committee
Broadband Infraco

Ahmad Husseini
Ahmad Husseini

Head of Network Solutions, Global Customer Unit MTN
Ericsson

Melao Mashale
Melao Mashale

Head: Enterprise IoT Solutions
MTN

Ahmed ElWakeel
Ahmed ElWakeel

Project Manager for 4G/5G Projects in Middle East
Mobile System International Consultancy

Charles Iyoha
Charles Iyoha

Chief Operating Officer
Hotspot Network Limited

Zoltan Miklos
Zoltan Miklos

General Manager of Network Planning
MTN South Africa

Benedict Anyalenkeya
Benedict Anyalenkeya

Chief Executive Officer
New Capital Multipuropose Cooperative Society

Farhad Omar
Farhad Omar

Chief Executive Officer
ITV Networks

Peter Zimri
Peter Zimri

Councillor
Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)

Jacques Mouton
Jacques Mouton

Blockchain Expert and Co-founder
HUYU SA

Wabo Majavu
Wabo Majavu

Market Advisor, Mobile Networks - Broadband
Intelsat

Aman Katoch
Aman Katoch

Director, Business Growth
Cyber Security Marketplace, Ghana

Lungile Mginqi
Lungile Mginqi

VP Applications, SAP Services & Functional BRMs
SASOL, South Africa

Ryan van den Bergh
Ryan van den Bergh

Executive Head of Technology Architecture
Vodacom

Albert Lysko
Albert Lysko

Principal Researcher CSIR; Chair: IEEE R8 (EMEA) Chapters Coordination
CSIR

Brendon Howard
Brendon Howard

Information Technology Manager
Lear Corporation

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EVENT SUMMARY

The one policy action that would do the most to accelerate African development is connecting the unconnected. 5G is the next big thing in wireless technology. 5G network is nearing deployment, with global trials underway and deployments planned in the coming months. With speeds projected to be five times faster than 4G LTE, applications that are unimaginable with today’s bandwidth limitations will be possible on the 5G network. The next generation 5G wireless will allow virtually every industry to deliver advanced connectivity and increased intelligence across the rapidly evolving wireless edge. It is essential that the broader ecosystem across the continent pursue the endless possibilities and computing technologies that the 5G network will provide.

5G network is the next generation of mobile internet connectivity, offering faster speeds and more reliable connections on smartphones and other devices than ever before.  Beyond being about just a big speed boost, 5G will be extremely important as it will be the technology that self-driving cars, telemedicine services (such as remote surgery) and many others will be based on. It is the fifth generation of cellular mobile communications, which will ultimately replace 4G LTE to provide faster and more reliable service with lower latency.

Streaming without buffering and downloading large files in seconds will all be possible on 5G. Latency, or the time it takes devices to communicate with each other wireless networks, will also drastically decrease once it is fully deployed. The network will help power a huge rise in Internet of Things (IoT) technology, providing the infrastructure needed to carry huge amounts of data, allowing for a smarter and more connected world.

Hence, the 5G Africa conference has become so crucial in Africa at this time because publication of the first standard defining a true 5G network has been approved in June 2018. Beyond that, 2019 will see the release of the first 5G-compatible smartphones, along with 5G mobile network deployments. By early 2020, operator adoption of the new standard is predicted to be on a steep upward curve. With an estimated internet penetration of about 39%, Africa is well behind the rest of the world currently. If we don’t start preparing for 5G now, there is a fear the gap will grow even bigger. Hence, the need for this 5G Africa Forum.

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PARTNERS

  • Attendees
    50+
  • Date
    Oct 7, 2020
  • Johannesburg
    South Africa
Event Details

5G Africa summit will be an avenue to bring together telecoms, mobile operators, Tech Vendors, researchers from industry and academia to exchange their ideas as well as the latest advances in bringing 5G to fruition in Africa. It will enable manufacturers and operators, along with software and hardware technology vendors, to strategize and discuss industry trends and technology developments. The aim of the 5G Africa forum 2020 is to encourage innovative cross-domain ideas, research, and recent trial with large scale pilot showcases that address the challenges and opportunities of 5G.

This 5G Africa forum event also provides a valuable opportunity to meet and interact with the 5G drivers in terms of wireless industry, players, researchers and stakeholders, bringing together some of the leaders in the industry who have been involved in development and commercialization of 5G across the globe. With the wireless industry on the verge of commercial launch of 5G, these leaders will all converge on the 5G Africa Forum 2020 to share their experience of what it takes to commercialize 5G and offer insights into the promise of 5G.

Also most importantly, the digital revolution forum is designed to maximise networking and relationship development. This is a major opportunity to meet, connect and influence key industry players.

More than 50+ industry leaders in the telco community in Africa will gather in Johannesburg, South Africa, between the 15th and 16th of April in 2020, to discuss on the key requirement and capabilities needed for the African mobile network operators to be prepared for 5G.

Join the two-day exclusive forum and gain the fresh insights from the key industry experts from telco community in Africa and understand how to prepare for an effective commercial launch of mobile 5G in Africa, how the development of an open 5G ecosystem will enable 4IR in Africa and how to explore funding requirements for the actualization of 5G in Africa.

Meeting Summary
  • Exclusive 2 Days – Case Studies, Panel Discussions, Interactive Round Table Discussions, Networking and Experience Exchange
  • 25+ Enthusiastic Speakers – Industry Leading Companies and Thought Leaders
  • Attendees – Limited Number, High-level Participation
  • Engaging agenda and powerful presentation
  • More than 10 hours of networking time
  • Strategic 1:1 Meetings
Schedule

Zoltan Miklos | General Manager of Network Planning, MTN South Africa

CASE STUDY DAY 1

Zoltan MiklosThe RAN Evolution: Achieving Gbps Speed in a 4G/5G World

  • An Insight into The RAN Evolution
  • Analyzing the 5G Radio Access Network Architecture
  • How to Successfully Achieve Gbps Speed In a 5G World

MTN SOUTH AFRICA

Ahmad Husseini | Head of Network Solutions, Global Customer Unit, MTN Ericsson

CASE STUDY DAY 1

Ahmad HusseiniHow to Prepare For An Effective Commercial Launch of Mobile 5G in Africa

  • How to get ready for 5G
  • What are The Network Evolution Strategies
  • What are the necessary Measures to take for the Effective Launch?
  • What Are Critical Next Steps for 5G Deployment?

ERICSSON

Samuel Kwabena Nkrumah | MW Transmission Planning Optimization Manager, AirtelTigo, Ghana

CASE STUDY DAY 1

Samuel Kwabena NkrumahA Grip On Spectrum Availability: What is The Spectrum Requirement for a Successful 5G

  • What will 5G spectrum Look Like?
  • What and How much spectrum is Really Required?
  • What are the Successful operating models for private 5G Systems?

AIRTELTIGO, GHANA

Lungile Mginqi | VP Applications, SAP Services & Functional BRMs, SASOL, South Africa

CASE STUDY DAY 1

Lungile MginqiA Grip On Spectrum Availability: What is The Spectrum Requirement for a Successful 5G

  • What will 5G spectrum Look Like?
  • What and How much spectrum is Really Required?
  • What are the Successful operating models for private 5G Systems?

SASOL, SOUTH AFRICA

Marc Einstein | Chief Analyst, Telecommunications and Digital Service, ITR Corporation

CASE STUDY DAY 1

Marc Einstein5G World: How is Japan Preparing for 5G Era

  • What is the Journey thus far?
  • When is Japan set to showcase This Innovation to the World?
  • What is the Expected Role 5G will Play in the Country’s Digital Landscape?

ITR CORPORATION

Charles Iyoha |Chief Operating Officer, Hotspot Network Limited

INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION DAY 2

Charles Iyoha

Dissecting the Issue of Regulation: Is Regulation 5G Ready?

  • Where are We Now and Where are We Headed with Regulation in Africa?
  • What are The Current Regulatory challenges in Africa?
  • How Do We Resolve These Regulatory Challenges and What is The Way Forward

HOTSPOT NETWORK LIMITED.

Nina Triantis | Global Head of TMT, Standard Bank

CASE STUDY DAY 2

Nina TriantisExploring Funding Requirements for the Actualization of 5G in Africa

  • Does Africa have the Funds required for a Successful 5G Launch?
  • How Much Time is Required for Funding 5G?
  • What Measures are already in Place for 5G Funding in Africa?

STANDARD BANK

Ryan van den Bergh | Executive of Technology Architecture, Vodacom

CASE STUDY DAY 2

Ryan van den Bergh5G XaaS – How the Development of an Open 5G Ecosystem will enable 4IR in South Africa

  • What are the impediments to enabling 4IR in South Africa?
  • What are the key 5G capabilities and services that are required to create an open ecosystem that will drive 4IR in South Africa?
  • How should industry launch 5G so that it provides the foundation for 4IR in South Africa?

VODACOM

Key Learning Benefits
  • Collaborate with leading tech companies, mobile network operators and solutions providers to get first-hand information regarding recent 5G trials.
  • Get equipped for next-gen hyper-connected world
  • Network and get the chance to increase client portfolio
  • Understand the innovative services enabled by 5G and build an extensive roadmap for 5G deployments in Africa.
  • Identify 5G Opportunities in Africa
  • Learn how 5G will drive higher product quality, increased worker productivity and better customer experience
  • Understand the trends regarding spectrum allocation, standards and next-generation network considerations
  • Explore 5G recent use cases and deployments
  • Explore the impact of 5G across the different industries in Africa.
  • Understand how 5G will stimulate the rise and establishment of new technologies, businesses, products and services
  • Learn the various opportunities for IoT, AI, robotics, self-driving cars, drones and augmented reality with the introduction of 5G
Who should attend

CIO, CDO, CTO, VP, Directors, heads and managers of:

  • Information
  • Innovation
  • Technology
  • Transformation
  • Digital
  • Operation
  • Commercial
  • Networks
  • Radio Frequency
  • Broadcast
  • Security
  • 5G
  • LTE
Reasons to attend
  • Gain insights into the African market and its enormous potential
  • Expand your network of top-level business contacts
  • Promote your business in Africa and internationally
  • Hear from enthusiastic speakers with powerful presentation
  • Use this exceptional platform for discussions and debates about then industry challenges
  • Benefit from our matchmaking and 1:1 meeting
  • Join our panel discussions, world cafe, interactive workshops, networking, strategic meetings and round tables discussion
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Conference Topics

KEY TOPICS AND DISCUSSIONS:

  • How Successful has the Launch of 4G being to the African Market?
  • Why 5G and Is Africa Ready?
  • Is Africa Really Ready for This Digital Revolution?
  • How to Prepare for An Effective Commercial Launch of Mobile 5G in Africa?
  • What is the Spectrum Requirement for a Successful 5G?
  • What Are the Challenges and Opportunities for Deploying LTE and 5G in Africa?
  • Is the African Mobile Network Operators Ready to Launch 5G?
  • Does Africa have the funds required for a successful 5G launch?
  • What are the requirements in AI and automation for 5G network operation?
  • Is the regulatory and legislative landscape ready to embrace the 5G innovation?
Venue

Protea Hotel -Marriott Johannesburg -Parktonian All- Suite

120 De Korte Street, Braamfontein  2000 South Africa

 www.protea.marriott.com

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