5G is here and, although there is lots of excitement about game-changing next-gen applications, voice still remains the central service offering from mobile operators. Telcos need to upgrade to Vo5G as soon as possible, balancing the need to save money whilst maintaining QoS. What’s more, unified communication and RCS is playing a far greater role now more than ever, as part of the “the new socially-distanced normal”, with businesses and consumers increasingly embracing virtual means of communication.

The Voice & Advanced Communications Digital Symposium will bring together the global voice community for a bite-sized look into the key topics surrounding all things voice, featuring in-depth discussions and all-important operator insights.

Part One



  • Opening remarks - Charlotte Palfrey, Senior Analyst, Communications and Social, Omdia

  • Sponsor keynote – Exposing new opportunities with consumer and business customers with RCS with Joe Zhou, Senior Product Management Expert, Huawei
    • How operational efficiencies gained from interconnection permits for a greater focus on commercial results
    • MNOs journey to cloud native enables the rapid adoption of RCS
    • Assessing the growing numbers of RCS use cases for MNOs to capitalise on
    Joe Zhou
    Senior Product Management Expert
    Huawei
  • Operator keynote – Advanced communication products and services boosted by 5G with Ignacio Comin Garcia, Director of Digital and Mobile Solutions, Telefonica
    • Preparing your international network to launch 5G and deliver a new compelling advanced communication services – Use Case: Regional Breakout
    • Comparing the needs of B2B and B2C messaging markets – Use Case: Digital Messaging
    • What are the key takeaways so far from launching new 5G ready products and services? - Use Cases: Roamlake (Data Monetization) and Wholesale Digital Evolution (IoT Partners Program)
    Ignacio Comin Garcia
    Director of Digital and Mobility Solutions
    Telefonica

Part Two



Panel discussion - A look into the crystal ball: What does the future hold for advanced communications in the 5G era?

  • What is the business case for advanced communications in the 5G era?
  • Assessing the impact of COVID-19 on voice, RCS and unified communications
  • Examining the transformation telcos must make to drive commercial deployments
  • How will the development of 5G core impact voice and advanced communications?
  • Strengthening the RCS ecosystem by forging partnerships between operators, device manufactures, and aggregators
Panelist - Sebastian Schumann
Senior Architect Technology & Innovation
Deutsche Telekom
Adam Macgill
Principal Voice and Multimedia Architect
BT
Walter Zienlinksi
Cloud Core Network
Huawei
Moderator - Charlotte Palfrey
Senior Analyst, Communications and Social
Omdia

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