The Autonomous Network Forum, organized by GSMA in partnership with Huawei, is a new and elevated program at MWC Barcelona to highlight the development and future outlook in network automation. This forum will create a platform where key players can meet influential industry leaders from around the world who are driving the autonomous network partnership with operators, government, academia, telecom operator, policy maker and the private sectors.
June 29th, Tuesday
09:00- 09:10 Welcome and Introduction
Host- Henry Calvert, Head of Network, GSMA
09:10 - 09:30 inc Q&A Presentation 1- From Proof of Concept to Real World Deployment
Session discoveries: From the operators’ perspective, although many pilots are emerging in autonomous network, what are the key challenges at the technology level and/or at the strategic level need to be addressed to take AN to scale?
Mallik Rao, Chief Technology and Information Officer, Telefónica Deutschland
09:30- 09:45 Presentation 2- China Unicom's Research and Practice on Autonomous Network
Xiongyan Tang, Vice President, China Unicom Research Institute
09:45- 10:05 inc Q&A Presentation 3- Network Autonomous in 5G
Daisy Zhu, VP of Wireless Marketing, Huawei
10:05-10:30 inc Q&A Presentation 4- 3GPP Management and orchestration for Autonomous Network Level
3GPP Working Group SA5 Chair will introduce the work of standardization in 3GPP, specifically covering the Release 17 work on Management and Orchestration related to autonomous networks.
Thomas Tovinger, 3GPP SA5 Chair
10:30-10:50 inc Q&A Presentation 5- Enabling Autonomous Network with AI-Driven Closed-Loop Automation
Marvin Fang, Deputy Director, Global OSS Solution, Whale Cloud International
10.50-11.00: Closing Remarks
Host: Henry Calvert Head of Network, GSMA