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LTE MENA 2015 DRAFT AGENDA

11th 13th May 2015

Confirmed Speakers:
Saleem Alblooshi, EVP Network Development & Operation, du, UAE
Enrique Blanco, CTO, Telefnica, Group
Hani ELKukhun, Chief Operating Officer, Ooredoo, Kuwait
Zarrar Khan, Chief Technology Officer, Viva, Kuwait
Rana Hajir, Senior Director of Commercial Planning and Governance, du, UAE
Ayman Elnashar, Senior Director - Wireless Broadband, Terminals &
Performance Operations, du, UAE
Cody Postier, Senior Manager of 4G Mobile Data, Ooredoo, Qatar
Mohamed Nadder Hamdy, Director Mobile Network-Strategy, Etisalat, UAE
Ayman Irshaid, CEO, AreebaAreeba, UAE
Khalid Siddique, Senior Manager Consumer Launch Management Commercial,
du, UAE
Mohamed Jamoussi, Senior Advisor, STC, KSA
Jayhun Mollazade, CEO, Azqtel, Azerbaijan
Yasser Abouelenein, Chief Technical Officer, Uganda Telecom Limited (a
subsidiary of LAP GreenN group), Uganda
Imad Hoballah, Chairman & CEO, Telecom Regulatory Authority, Lebanon
Khurrum Shahzad, Manager Technology Strategy, Etisalat, UAE
Robert Joyce, Director - Radio Access Technology, Ooredoo, Group
Philippe Andrs, Group Marketing North America Vice President, Orange, North
America
Andreas Frandevi, Director, Corporate Strategy & Planning, Etisalat, Group
Mutaz Elbadawi, Chief Technical & Information Officer, Expresso Telecom Group
, Senegal
Vishwas Dharmadhikari, Director/Business Marketing - Mobile Services,
Etisalat, UAE
Sybren Van Bentum, Commercial Lead - OTT Communication, Ooredoo, Group
Adnan Salkic, Head of Capex Investment, Zain, KSA
James Zik, Vice President of Product Management, PCTEL
Alaa Zaher, Head of Strategy & Innovation, Vodafone, Egypt
Sakar Mohammed, Acting Manager of Customer Loyalty & Retention, Fanoos
Telecom, Iraq
Nima PourNejatian, Regional Director, Salience Consulting
Michael Carlberg Lax, Product Manager, Ascom Network Testing AB
Art King, Director of Enterprise, SpiderCloud Wireless
Elrashid Ibrahim, Director - PS Core Operations, Du, UAE
Ayan Sen, Analytics Practice Lead, Peppers & Rogers Group
Dr. Amr Abu-Suleiman, Strategy Director, Orange, Jordan
Ayman Al Bannaw, Chairman & CEO, Noor Telecom, Kuwait
Shaheen Abdul Rahman, Director Product Management Mobile & Satellite
products, Etisalat, UAE
Aslam Hasan, Senior Manager/Mobility E2E Strategy Architect - AT&T, North
America

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Moustapha Bekheet, Head of Mazika, ARPUPLUS


Toni Eid, CEO, Trace Media International, UAE
Hesham Herzalla, Director/Core Technology Strategy, Etisalat, UAE
Abdullah Iqbal, Engineer, Core Network - Operation and Maintenance, Roshan,
Afghanistan
Ihab Ghattas, Assistant President, Middle East Region, Huawei
Ian Pattison, International Chief Technology Officer, Mavenir Systems
Faizan Khan, Group VP for Roaming, Etisalat, Group
Attila Keszg, Chief Commercial Officer Residential, Magyar Telekom Group
Shaheryar Zameer, VP Solution Sales, Middle East & Africa, Gemalto
Matthew Reed, Practice Leader Middle East and Africa, Ovum
Mikel Yaw, Managing Director, Elabram Systems
Younes Abad, Head of Mobile Broadband Performance, Ericsson Middle East and
N.E Africa
Kai Ojala, CTO, Anite
Ammar Ammar, CTO, Head of Networks CU GCC and PAK, Ericsson
Adeline Lee, Technical Marketing Solutions Manager, Comba Telecom
Georges Dabaghi, Head of TV & Media Practice, MEA, Ericsson
Jan Kondej, Chief Technology Officer, SYSTEMICS-PAB POLAND
Micha Majewski, Head of International Sales, SYSTEMICS-PAB POLAND
Michael Ohlsson, Director Product Management, SIM-OTA, Giesecke & Devrient
Marie Ma, Director of Product Marketing, Comba Telecom
Tom Schroer, Director Service Provider Marketing, Dialogic
Ying Weimin, President R&D Wireless Network, Huawei
Mao Dun, VP of Global Wireless Solution Sales, Huawei
Daniel Ferreira, Senior Product Manager, Tata Communications
Jawad Abbassi, Founder and GM, Arab Advisors Group

Agenda at a Glance
DAY ONE 12th of May 2015
LTE ANALYST BREAKFAST BRIEFING
08:00 08.50 Informal and interactive roundtables led by the industrys
leading Analysts
OPENING KEYNOTES
08:50 Chairs Welcome
Karim Taga, Managing Partner, Global Practice Leader TIME, Arthur D. Little
09:00 The Role of LTE and WiFi in Dubais Smart City Initiative
- Dubais Smart City vision
- Achieving seamless connectivity for consumers over different access networks

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- Analysing the new revenue streams for operators in a Smart City


- The importance of third party partnerships
- The role of WiFi in the smart city connectivity
- The smart city applications for government and private sectors.
Confirmed: Saleem Alblooshi, EVP Network Development & Operation, du,
UAE
09:20 Panel Discussion CXOs Discuss: Lessons Learnt from the Global
LTE Market
- Analysing the challenges and opportunities of LTE expansion and evolution
globally
- LTE monetization: How have revenues from LTE been increased in other
markets? What are the biggest success stories?
- International roaming: How can we make it a reality?
- Whats next? Laying the foundations for 5G today
Confirmed: Enrique Blanco, CTO, Telefnica, Group
Confirmed: Luigi Licciardi, Vice President, Telecom Italia
Confirmed: Hanna Maurer Sibley, Head of Practice MBB and Technical Sales
Support for BU Radio, Ericsson
09:50 4.5G; Bridging 4G to 5G
Confirmed: Ying Weimin, President R&D Wireless Network, Huawei
10:10 Panel Discussion CXOs Discuss: The Evolution of the LTE
Business Model in MENA
- Analysing current revenue and value added streams. Which are the most
successful services? Which deliver with greatest ROI?
- Assessing areas of untapped opportunity for operators
- How operators can avoid becoming a dumb pipe?
- The importance of strategic partnerships in the LTE business model; OTTs,
enterprise and more!
- VoLTE and VoWIFI as new revenue streams
- Does the smart city initiative drive the LTE deployment?
Confirmed: Hani ELKukhun, Chief Operating Officer, Ooredoo, Kuwait
Confirmed: Zarrar Khan, Chief Technology Officer, Viva, Kuwait
Confirmed: Saleem Alblooshi, EVP Network Development & Operation, du,
UAE
Confirmed: Marc Zirka, Head of Corporate Strategy, Bakcell
Confirmed: Ammar Ammar, CTO, Head of Networks CU GCC and PAK, Ericsson
10.40 Networking Break

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LTE Strategy
Monetising LTE
Chair: Matthew Reed, Practice
Leader Middle East and Africa, Ovum
Audience: Sales, Marketing,
Commercial, Wholesale
11:50 How to Sell LTE
- Pricing Strategies: Offers and
bundles that appeal to the
consumer
- Monetizing LTE: How can revenue
ambitions be achieved through
data?
- Analysing voice and data
margins
- Business case behind free Wi-Fi
can this be monetized?
Confirmed: Rana Hajir, Senior
Director of Commercial Planning and
Governance, du, UAE
12:10 LTE Winning Strategy
- Striking the balance between
premium user experience and
shareholder value
Confirmed: Younes Abad, Head of
Mobile Broadband Performance,
Ericsson Middle East and N.E Africa
12:30 Panel Discussion: Pricing,
Packages and Partnerships:
Innovative ways to increase LTE
subscriptions
- What is your LTE network worth?
Appropriate pricing to encourage
subscribers to upgrade
- Services and value bundling as a
key differentiator rather than
price
- Partnering with enterprise and
OTT to offer subscribers a
unique, personalised service
- VoLTE and VoWIFI; new revenue
streams
- Lessons learnt from 3G
Confirmed: Cody Postier, Senior
Manager of 4G Mobile Data, Ooredoo,
Qatar

Network Optimisation
HetNets
Audience: Engineers, Network
Operations, Infrastructure
11:50 Technical Case Study:
Analysing the Impact Dus Wi-Fi
Network
- Assessing the cost: impact ratio
of deploying Wi-Fi
- Benefits and challenges of using
Wi-Fi for data offload
- Achieving seamless Wi-Fi/LTE
experience
- Monetization of Wi-Fi?
Confirmed: Ayman Elnashar, Senior
Director - Wireless Broadband,
Terminals & Performance
Operations, du, UAE
12:10 Panel Discussion: The Role
of Small Cells and Wi-Fi in LTE
Networks
Small cell strategies for
expanding LTE networks
Small Cells vs. Wi-Fi for indoor
coverage in high density
hotspots?
Assessing which areas would
benefit from Wi-Fi deployment
vs. Small Cells
Revenue streams from WiFi;
offloading, advertising, LBS
services
Moderator: Nima PourNejatian,
Regional Director, Salience Consulting
Confirmed: Ayman Elnashar, Senior
Director - Wireless Broadband,
Terminals & Performance
Operations, du, UAE
Confirmed: Art King, Director of
Enterprise, SpiderCloud Wireless
Confirmed: Marie Ma, Director of
Product Marketing, Comba Telecom
Confirmed: Kai Ojala, CTO, Anite

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Confirmed: Sakar Mohammed,


Acting Manager of Customer Loyalty &
Retention, Fanoos
Telecom, Iraq
Confirmed: Brent Newsome, Vice
President, Business Development,
NewNet
13:10 Lunch
14:30 Monetizing LTE and
Generating New Revenue Streams
- Leveraging on high speed access
to the SIM and continuously
measuring QoE
- Turnkey solution for On-demandconnectivity & multiple
subscription management
(Roaming, M2M, Mobile TV, NFC,
etc..)
- Deploying your Apps for the best
service uptake through enhanced
push app solutions
- Balance network load, reduce
congestion with WiFi Offload
solutions
Confirmed: Shaheryar Zameer, VP
Solution Sales, Middle East & Africa,
Gemalto
14:50 Driving Customer Loyalty
Through Network Service Quality
Matthew Twomey, Head of Product
Marketing, IBM Now Factory
Driving Revenue from New LTE
Services
Audience: Sales, Marketing,
Commercial, Product, Digital
Marketing, Data, OTT Providers,
Content, IOT providers
15:10 Panel Discussion: Realising
the Revenue Potentials of New LTE
Services
- Which LTE services have the
highest revenue potential?
- How can we further monetize LTE
data?
- Voice and video: Analysing QoS

12:50 Building a Cost Effective


HetNet for Coverage & Capacity
- Small cell, Wi-Fi and das as
complementary strategies
- Multi operator infrastructure
sharing solutions
- LTE-A capacity enhancement
solutions
Confirmed: Adeline Lee, Technical
Marketing Solutions Manager, Comba
Telecom
13:10 Lunch
14:30 Panel Discussion:
Performance Optimization in
Mobile Networks
- Delivering capacity and high
QoS to consumers
- Ensuring QoS for rich media
applications including VoLTE and
Video
- Performance and experience
through comprehensive network
measurement devices
- Achieving more through
optimized drive tests
- Importance of accurate devices
for test and measurement
- Identifying throughput robbing
interference within your
network
Confirmed: James Zik, Vice
President of Product Management,
PCTEL
Confirmed: Michael Carlberg Lax,
Product Manager, Ascom Network
Testing AB
Confirmed: Aslam Hasan, Senior
Manager/Mobility E2E Strategy
Architect - AT&T, North America
Confirmed: Elrashid Ibrahim,
Director - PS Core Operations, Du, UAE
Confirmed: Jan Kondej, Chief
Technology Officer, SYSTEMICS-PAB

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Analysing why video calling


never truly took off
- Personalized service bundling to
maximise data usage
Moderator: Jawad Abbassi, Founder
and GM, Arab Advisors Group
Confirmed: Ayan Sen, Analytics
Practice Lead, Peppers & Rogers Group
Confirmed: Hani ELKukhun, Chief
Operating Officer, Ooredoo, Kuwait
Confirmed: Georges Dabaghi, Head
of TV & Media Practice, MEA, Ericsson
Confirmed: Ihab Ghattas, Assistant
President, Middle East Region, Huawei
15:40 Afternoon Refreshments
Break
16:10 VoLTE and the Consumer:
Strategies to successfully monetize
VoLTE services
- Are consumers willing to pay
more for VoLTE Services?
- VoLTE vs. Free OTT Services
- Monetizing VoLTE within low data
ARPU / feature phone market in
KSA
- How can VoLTE help monetize
the network?
- Is VoLTE friend or foe for calling
card market in KSA?
- Analysing the economies of
VoLTE
Confirmed: Adnan Salkic, Head of
Capex Investment, Zain, KSA
16:10 Panel Discussion: Designing
the Telco/OTT partnership
- OTTs still a threat to operators?
- The new LTE ecosystem: what is
the OTT role?
- How can OTT services
complement operators
offerings?
- Successful OTT/Telco
partnerships examined: revenue
increases?
Confirmed: Ayman Irshaid, CEO,
AreebaAreeba, UAE
Confirmed: Sybren Van Bentum,
Commercial Lead - OTT

POLAND
15:10 4G and the need for Small
Cells
Commscope examine the optimum
use of small cells in both indoor and
outdoor environments.
- Emerging Metro Cell
Requirements.
- Wireless Capacity & Spectral
Efficiency
- Challenges
Raed Aoude, Technical Marketing
Manager Middle East & Africa,
Commscope

New Service Deployment


Audience: Engineers, Network
Operations, Infrastructure
15:30 Advanced Uses of Geolocated Subscriber Data
- Using subscriber data to
personalise your network to
your customers needs
- Focussing resources to drive
real customer experience
improvements
Confirmed: Chris Murphy, Director
of Research,
Arieso, a JDSU Mobility Solution
15:50 Afternoon Refreshments
Break
16:10 Examining the Drivers and
Challenges for VoLTE in the Middle
East
- When can we expect to see
deployments of VoLTE in the
Middle East?
- How can MNOs generate
revenue from VoLTE when OTT
players offer the same services

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Communication, Ooredoo, Group


Confirmed: Moustapha Bekheet,
Head of Mazika, ARPUPLUS
Confirmed: Alaa Zaher, Head of
Strategy & Innovation, Vodafone, Egypt
Confirmed: Michael Ohlsson:
Director Product Management, SIMOTA, Giesecke & Devrient
16:40 Is VoLTE a Business
Accelerator or do we Need
Something More?
- Challenges for VoLTE
- How to address these challenges
- Case study
Christian Gayda, Siemens
Convergence Creators
17:00 SIMSec: The Importance of
App Security
- Analysing the threat: How
vulnerable is user data when
using different apps?
- With the SIMSEC service, MNOs
help service providers to
establish secure applications
environment on mobile devices
- Operators can open up new
revenue streams by making
maximum use of the SIM card
Andreas Morawietz, Head of
Solutions and product marketing,
Giesecke & Devrient
17:20 Panel Discussion: Leveraging
the Potential of Big Data to
Increase Operator Revenues
- Analysing consumer patterns to
deliver a better QoS
- Exploring big data opportunities
with third parties
- Location based services and
advertising using subscriber data
- Privacy concerns: Who owns
consumer data?
Moderator: Toni Eid, CEO, Trace
Media International, UAE
Confirmed: Khalid Siddique, Senior
Manager
Consumer Launch Management
Commercial, du, UAE

for free?
What new services/features can
differentiate from OTT services?
Confirmed: Ian
Pattison, International Chief
Technology Officer , Mavenir Systems
-

16:30 Mobile Video in the


Encrypted Era
- How much encrypted traffic is
there and from where is it
coming?
- What are the network and user
experience implications of
encrypted video?
- Can encrypted traffic and
encrypted video be managed?
Confirmed: Nick Stavrakos,
Distinguished Engineer, Citrix
ByteMobile
Technical Rollout in Emerging
Markets
Audience: Engineers, Network
Operations, Infrastructure
Emerging Markets
16:50 LTE Network Rollout across
MENA
- What is the status of LTE
network deployment currently
across the region?
- Overcoming pre-deployment
challenges: making the
business case, gaining approval
and spectrum allocation
- Infrastructure challenges:
Physical barriers to a cost
effective LTE deployment
- Partnering to increase pace of
LTE rollout
- Deploying LTE in the most cost
effective way
Mohamed Jamoussi, Senior Advisor,
STC, KSA

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Confirmed: Dr. Amr Abu-Suleiman,


Strategy Director, Orange, Jordan
Confirmed: Ayman Al Bannaw,
Chairman & CEO, Noor Telecom, Kuwait
Confirmed: Tim Moran, Head of
Product and Marketing, IBM Now
Factory
17:50

End of Day One

17:20 Panel Discussion: The


Technical Challenges of Cost
Effective LTE Rollout
- Analysing the most successful
cost saving measures from first
movers around the globe
- Network sharing and
infrastructure sharing to reduce
roll out costs
- Wi-Fi as a complementary
service to provide a better QoS
Confirmed: Mohamed Jamoussi,
Senior Advisor, STC, KSA
Confirmed: Abdullah Iqbal,
Engineer, Core Network - Operation
and Maintenance, Roshan,
Afghanistan
Confirmed: Ian
Pattison, International Chief
Technology Officer , Mavenir Systems
Confirmed: Mikel Yaw, Managing
Director, Elabram Systems
Confirmed: Micha Majewski, Head
of International Sales, SYSTEMICS-PAB
POLAND

17:50

End of Day One

Day Two May 13th 2015


LTE OPERATOR MINDSHARE
08:00 08.50 Informal and interactive roundtables led by the industrys
leading Operator Executives
OPENING KEYNOTES
08:50 Chairs Welcome
Andrew Wright, Managing Partner, Aetha Consulting
09:00 Strategies for a Successful Commercial LTE Launch
- Case study: Bakcell LTE launch in Azerbaijan

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Marc

Why upgrade to LTE?


Determining when a market is ready for LTE
How to addressing the challenges of cost effective rollout
Zirka, Head of Corporate Strategy, Bakcell

09:20 The Road to 5G


Confirmed: Hanna Maurer Sibley, Head of Practice MBB and Technical Sales
Support for BU Radio, Ericsson
09:40 Roaming Monetization Path from 3G to LTE: Challenges and
Opportunities
Roaming Opportunity
Customer Needs for Roaming
LTE Roaming Status & Challenges
Opportunities - Retail roaming packages personalised to the consumer
Confirmed: Faizan Khan, Group VP for Roaming, Etisalat, Group
10:00 Panel Discussion: LTE in Emerging Markets
- Assessing the current LTE coverage in emerging markets
- How does LTE technology benefit the economy
- What can countries with limited resources do to achieve successful LTE
rollout?
- LTE blanket coverage versus LTE small cells deployment
- How can you determine when a market is mature enough for additional
services
Confirmed: Jayhun Mollazade, CEO, Azqtel, Azerbaijan
Confirmed: Yasser Abouelenein, Chief Technical Officer, Uganda Telecom
Limited, Uganda
Confirmed: Marc Zirka, Head of Corporate Strategy, Bakcell
10.30 Networking Break
LTE Globalization
Roaming and Spectrum
Management
Chair: Andrew Wright, Managing
Partner, Aetha Consulting

Future of LTE
SDN & NFV
Chair: Dr. Michael Fritsch,
Management Consulting, Technology
and Telecommunications

Audience: Engineers, Strategy,


Network Operations,
Infrastructure, Roaming,
Regulators

Audience: Engineers, Network


Operations, & Infrastructure,
Network Planning

11:50 Panel Discussion:


Achieving International LTE
Roaming
- Upgrading to IPX to allow

11:50 The Next Evolution of


Network Transformation
Virtualization (NFV)
- NFV Challenges, Promise and
Opportunities

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international roaming
Making LTE Roaming affordable:
The financial challenges of LTE
Roaming
- How long before LTE Roaming
becomes a mature technology
Confirmed: Imad Hoballah,
Chairman & CEO, Telecom Regulatory
Authority, Lebanon
Confirmed: Faizan Khan, Group VP
for Roaming, Etisalat, Group
Confirmed: Tom Schroer, Director
Service Provider Marketing, Dialogic
Confirmed: Daniel Ferreira, Senior
Product Manager, Tata
Communications
-

12:30 Debating the Spectrum


Challenges in the MENA region
- Spectrum harmonization and
roaming
- Technology to optimize
spectrum utilization and
efficiency
- Managing internal and external
interference
- Carrier aggregation to boost the
capacity
- Lower frequency bands
(700MHz & 800MHz) versus
higher frequency bands
(2.6GHz & 3.5GHz)
- Frequency challenges looking
ahead to 5G
Confirmed: Imad Hoballah,
Chairman & CEO, Telecom Regulatory
Authority, Lebanon
13:00 TDD Industry & Technology
Development Trends
- TDD coverage
- TDD ecosystem development
- Beam-forming
Mao Dun, VP of Global Wireless
Solution Sales, Huawei

NFV Use cases and Proof of


Concept
- SDN, NFV and Cloud
Confirmed: Hesham Herzalla,
Director/Core Technology Strategy,
Etisalat, UAE
12:20 Panel Discussion: NFV and
SDN: Hype vs. reality
- NFV in enabling the launch of
new services faster
- NFV and SDN what can carriers
realistically expect from these
new technologies
- Risks of NFV and SDN
- Case studies: NFV and SDN in
practise
Confirmed: Khurrum Shahzad,
Manager Technology Strategy, Etisalat,
UAE
Confirmed: Aslam Hasan, Senior
Manager/Mobility E2E Strategy
Architect - AT&T, North America
Confirmed: Alberto Diez, Principal
Consultant, Mobile Technology and
Strategy
LTE Evolution
Audience: Commercial, Sales,
Marketing, Network Planning
13:00 Real-Time Intelligence meets
Virtualization for Mobile Networks
- The trends and benefits for
virtualization in mobile networks
- How real-time intelligence can
benefit mobile operators
- Future trends that require realtime intelligence
Confirmed: Cam Cullen, VP of Global Marketing,
Procera Networks

13:20 Lunch
14:20 Analysing the Key
Components of an LTE-A Network

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13:20 Lunch
Strategic Rational for LTE
Deployment in Emerging Markets
Audience: Commercial, Sales,
Marketing Emerging Markets
14:20 When Should Emerging
Markets Invest in LTE?
- When is there a business case
to invest?
- What are the current barriers to
investment?
- Learnings from mature markets
to consider when deploying LTE
- Measuring return on investment
Confirmed: Andreas Frandevi,
Director, Corporate Strategy &
Planning, Etisalat, Group
14:40 Panel Discussion: How to
Determine when a Market is
Ready for LTE Deployment?
- What benefits LTE can bring to
an economy?
- What lessons can we learn from
first movers in emerging
markets across the globe?
- Opportunities to provide all
internet services over the
wireless network
- What can be done to bring LTE
to the mass market? High
demand for wireless services;
limited by affordability
Confirmed: Mutaz Elbadawi, Chief
Technical & Information Officer,
Expresso Telecom Group, Senegal
Confirmed: Yasser Abouelenein,
Chief Technical Officer, Uganda
Telecom Limited, Uganda
Confirmed: Andreas Frandevi,
Director, Corporate Strategy &
Planning, Etisalat, Group

Carrier aggregation
MIMO 4x4 and multiuser MIMO
Higher Order Sectorisation
HetNet and self-organizing
networks
Active Antenna Systems
(AAS),and Small Cells
Confirmed: Robert Joyce, Director Radio Access Technology, Ooredoo,
Group
14:50 The Device Ecosystem and
the Impact on the LTE Network
- How far away are we from mass
market devices?
- How operators and device
manufacturers can work together
to increase LTE subscriptions
- Analysis of devices soon to be
released in MENA
- B2B device opportunities
Confirmed: Vishwas Dharmadhikari,
Director/Business Marketing - Mobile
Services, Etisalat, UAE
15:10 Advancing LTE architecture
with NFV/SDN
- NFV Management and
Orchestration
- SDN and Policy use cases
- Emerging architectures: core
network virtualization and at the
edge
Confirmed: Alberto Diez, Principal
Consultant, Mobile Technology and
Strategy

15:30 Afternoon Refreshments


Break

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15:10 Case Study: Moving from


2G to LTE
- Developing the business case
for skipping 3G completely
- CAPEX savings associated with
moving from 2G to LTE
- Handset penetration of LTE
devices
- Preparing for LTE rollout in
Kampala
Confirmed: Yasser Abouelenein,
Chief Technical Officer, Uganda
Telecom Limited, Uganda
15:30 Afternoon Refreshments
Break
5G Summit
Audience: Innovators and 5G thought leaders
16:30 Market Mindshare: Designing the 5G Network
An interactive brainstorming session analysing what the 5G network will look like
in MENA
Key questions to answer include:
- How can we make the 5G network dynamically scalable?
- Spectrum for 5G what are our options?
- What we need to consider to make the 5G network user centric?
- How can we ensure a secure 5G network
- Regulatory support for managing the overall spectrum
- Planning now for 5G
Roundtable Leaders
5G Network Architectures - Robert Joyce, Director - Radio Access
Technology, Ooredoo Group
Strategy for 5G and Beyond LTE-A - Ayman Elnashar, Senior Director Wireless Broadband, Terminals & Performance Operations, du
Will 5G have the same Impact as 4G - Cody Postier, Senior Manager of 4G
Mobile Data, Ooredoo Qatar
Roadmap to 5G - Mohamed Madkour, Vice President of Marketing, Huawei
5G Use Cases for the Networked Society - Turgut Erkul, Head of Mobile
Broadband Solution Development, Ericsson Turkey
17:30

End of LTE MENA 2015