Communications Infrastructure Summit 2019
26 June 2019 | United States Atlanta
Registration and networking breakfast
Keynote Presentation: Building the Foundations of a Digital Future
Keynote Presentation: The Future of the Network
Keynote Presentation: The Infrastructure Roadmap to 5G
Panel Discussion: Shaping the New Communications Infrastructure Ecosystem
The advent of 5G and new services such as the internet of things and autonomous vehicles will require huge investment in infrastructure. The GSMA expects 5G connections to reach 1.1 billion people by 2025 – but that will mean new spectrum, new cellsites, including small cells, and new fibre or millimetre wave connections to the cellsites. The goal: a new market worth $565 billion in the decade 2024-34, says the GSMA. In this inaugural opening panel discussion, the leaders within the industry will define their strategies for the roadmap ahead and shape the vision for the communications infrastructure landscape.
Coffee break & networking
Analyst Insight: Forecast Report
Panel Discussion: Building the Infrastructure for Seamless Connectivity
For new infrastructure to work, cellsites will have to be at every street corner – to achieve low latency and universal coverage – and they will need to work over spectrum from 600MHz up to 84GHz in the future. This session will explore how the leading tower companies and small cell providers are planning on tackling these complex challenges ahead.
Panel Discussion: The Impact and Opportunity of the Edge Across the Communications Infrastructure Landscape
The need for short latency for IoT, factory automation and autonomous vehicles will mean data has to be stored locally – and the increased use of video will mean network operators won’t want to shunt content from giant data centres. Edge data centres, with new network designs, will be in demand. According to Cisco, by 2022, mobile traffic will represent nearly 20% of global IP traffic and will reach 930 exabytes annually – nearly 113 times more than all global mobile traffic in 2012. This discussion will focus on how this shift to the edge is changing business models, network deployment strategy and approaches to data management.
Panel Discussion: Fibre Densification, An Imperative to 5G Success
To achieve universal coverage, networks will need to be dense. Carriers will need to install new fibre to carry data to every cellsite and small cell – and they’ll also be investigating fixed wireless alternatives. Understand how some of the leading metro fibre providers are constructing their fibre densification approach and how will these be integrated alongside other alternatives.
Coffee break & networking
Panel Discussion: Using Software to Unlock the Next Phase of Network Evolution
The secret of future networks will be in the software, as carriers and enterprises turn to open-source alternatives to standard telecoms kit. Software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) among enterprises alone will hit around $4.5 billion in revenue by 2022, having grown at a compound annual growth rate of 40.4% between 2017 and 2022. Explore and understand how carriers will launch into this next era of opportunity.
Orange and Dell partner on 5G architectures
Orange and Dell have entered into an agreement to jointly develop technology for distributed cloud architectures to generate real-time edge use cases and new service opportunities for 5G.
Both parties will collaborate on meeting the demands for new distributed architectures for 5G combining cloud and mobility. These distributed architectures will provide a common hardware foundation of automated, agnostic software-defined infrastructure, extending from on premise to the radio to the core, to accelerate innovation and service delivery.