Course description
The 5G system’s evolving capabilities have a significant impact on industry strategy and investment. These are essential tools that enable a variety of industry applications and deployment scenarios.
In this course, you will gain a good understanding of the key emerging 5G enablers; we will discuss the use cases, performance objectives, and overall industry requirements for Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC), Private Networks, Network Slicing, Satellite Communications in 5G (Non-Terrestrial Networks), and Open Radio Access Networks (O-RAN), as well as other key topics.
Participants will build a solid appreciation of the opportunities these areas of technology represent for both the Telecoms Industry and wider industrial ecosystems/businesses.

• 5G Use Cases / Categories Beyond eMBB
• 5G Performance Objectives
• 5G Base Capabilities
• Network Slicing
• IoT / MTC – Evolving Capabilities
• EDGE Computing (MEC / MAEC)
• Private Networks / Non Public Networks
• Time Sensitive Networks
• Satellite Communications in 5G (NTN)
• Multicast and Broadcast Service
• Open Radio Access Networks (O-RAN)
• Examples and Case Studies
• Early Research into 6G

Who would this course benefit?
Any organisation that wants to understand 5G as an enabling technology. This includes network operators, equipment manufacturers, technology solution providers, utility companies, research institutions, as well as anyone who holds a role in strategic decision-making.

Attendance criteria
To attend this session you must have a MWC Las Vegas pass. Please click here for details on how you can register for a MWC Las Vegas pass.

Location, date and time
MWC Las Vegas, Las Vegas Convention Centre, West Hall, Room W312
25 Sept 2023, 2:00pm-5:00pm

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Duration: 3 hours
Start date:
25 September 2023
$250.00 Per Participant

20% discount available for GSMA Members

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Tony Wakefield
Head of 5G and Connected Innovation Training, Wray Castle

Tony is a Competency Development/Training Specialist at Wray Castle Telecoms Training. He has extensive experience in assessing, developing and delivering programmes for telecoms and adjacent industries, including tier 1 and 2 operators, vendors, service providers and regulators – covering a wide range of topics. He has worked with companies such as MTN, Vodafone, O2, BT/EE, GoogleX (Alphabet), HP, Ooredoo, Vodacom, SingTel, and Telekom Austria. He has been a speaker at large scale telecoms and media events globally.He now largely focuses on 5G and connected innovation and has trained many of the engineers at the forefront of 5G rollout in Europe and beyond.

As founding Managing Director of the Informa Telecoms Academy (2000-2017), he had full responsible for the training / competency development business within Informa Telecoms and Media (ITM). He also founded the Informa Innovation Academy as a complementary business unit in 2015. Tony’s own areas of expertise include technology, strategy, business transformation and connected innovation.

In his early career, Tony joined BT as an apprentice and local network planner, gaining sponsorship to Loughborough University of Technology to study for a BSc in Electronics and Physics. He is a Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management, and holds several training and leadership qualifications

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