The network as a platform for innovation and growth

Tuesday, 19 September 2023
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Location: Stage C

Yesmean Luk, Principal Consultant and Practice Lead, STL Partners
John Abraham, Principal Analyst, Appledore Research

FIRESIDE CHAT: Capitalizing on cloud-native 5G Core to deliver service innovation and superior customer experience

  • How 5G Core is driving service innovation for consumers and enterprises 
  • Describing real life examples in monetizing investment in 5G SA network capabilities
  • Evolving the service offering in the market with leverage of the 5G Core
  • The role of partnership in driving service creation 
  • The technology enablers for 5G SA to accelerate service innovation in the future

Interviewer: Yesmean Luk, Principal Consultant and Practice Lead, STL Partners
Anna Yip, Deputy CEO, Singtel Singapore & CEO, Business Development, Singtel Singapore
Anders Rosengren, Head of Strategy & Portfolio Ericsson Core Networks, Ericsson

CASE STUDY: Driving the next wave of disruption in connectivity by opening telco capabilities through APIs

  • How Open Gateway aims to open telco capabilities through standardized and interoperable APIs
  • How Telefónica is driving the softwarization of its networks for years
  • How Telefónica is leading the sector's transformation with its platform Kernel and its standardized capabilities to enable the creation of efficient digital products and services

Chema Alonso, Chief Digital Officer, Telefonica

CASE STUDY: Paving the way for 5G enabled services with a solid roadmap to 5G SA

  • What is the current the status of 5G SA?
  • Why 5GSA is key to enabling advanced network slicing capabilities, edge computing 
  • Challenges associated with transitioning from legacy core to standalone 5G SA networks
  • What will 5GSA enable CSPs to do in terms of developing, deploying and managing services?
  • Deploying a one vendor vs. multi-vendor 5G standalone solution

Saleem AlBlooshi, CTO, du

FIRESIDE CHAT: What does it take to deliver the network of the future? And why does it matter?

  • Without the shackles of legacy infrastructure and out-dated systems, what will the network of the future look like?
  • Will it scale as needs evolve? Will it be the foundation for growth and innovation not yet imagined?
  • Why a brilliant network alone isn’t enough – how systems and IT need to be ready to flex and adapt for a world we can’t predict
  • Exploring the ingredients we need to get right now, and reveal which elements risk being overlooked

Interviewer: John Abraham, Principal Analyst, Appledore Research
Vicky Higgin, Chief Digital & Information Officer, CityFibre


Anders Rosengren

Head of Strategy & Portfolio Ericsson Core Networks

Anna Yip

Deputy CEO, Singtel Singapore & CEO, Business Development

Chema Alonso

Chief Digital Officer

John Abraham

Principal Analyst
Appledore Research

Vicky Higgin

CDIO and Executive Director

Yesmean Luk

Principal Consultant and Practice Lead
STL Partners