The Journey to Standalone 5G


 5G is now a mainstream topic of conversation, not just within the telecom industry but in wider consumer and enterprise communities as well. 

Whilst the rollout of 5G RAN is taking place at an impressive rate, there is still a long way to go until carriers will be positioned to announce the
launch of fully standalone 5G, along with the promises of high speeds, low latency and the introduction of next gen applications.  

 As carriers look to secure ROI on their 5G investments, we take a look at the key steps that carriers must take to make standalone 5G a
reality, including:

  • What will be the defining industry requirements for 5G core? 
  • With the release of 3GPP Release 16 scheduled for mid-way through 2020, how are standards helping to enable standalone 5G? 
  • Assessing the role of public cloud as an integrated component on 5G networks 
  • Considering the deployment of microservices, containers & APIs: Are carriers ready to adopt new, software first outlooks for their 5G networks? 
  • What more need to be done to facilitate open source networking? 
  • How might carriers’ best architect their networks to efficiently deliver new monetizable services to customers?  
  • How will standalone 5G change the game?  

Chris Pearson

President, 5G Americas

Chris Pearson is the President of 5G Americas. In his executive role, he is responsible for the overall planning of the organization and providing management for the integration of strategy and operations in the areas of technology, marketing, public relations and regulatory affairs. As President of 5G Americas (formerly called 4G Americas), Mr. Pearson represents the organization’s Market Representation Partner interests within the 3rd Generation Partnership Program (3GPP) organization.

Stephane Teral

Executive Director - Research & Analysis, Omdia

With 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, including 23 years in Silicon Valley, Stephane is regarded as one of the top analysts in his field, having been a trusted advisor at some of the world's largest telecom providers and manufacturers.

Peter Stevens

Principal Engineer, Mobile Access, Deutsche Telekom UK

Muslim Elkotob

Principal Solutions Architect, Vodafone