06:00 Local tour Run Club!
Join us for some informal networking whilst getting your bearings and taking in the sights of west London and the Thames with a short jog around our new home in Hammersmith.
08:00 Registration and exhibition opens
08:00 SCF update meeting and discussion
Open to all, come and find out how the SCF are driving the deployment of small cells in different markets, the new market entrants and the challenges being faced by various stakeholders.
09:00 Opening remarks from the Chair
09:10 Update from the Small Cell Forum
09:35 Operator keynote: paving the way in next generation networks
- Densifying the network and creating new opportunities
- Spectrum and technologies for innovating network infrastructure
10:00 Small cells and the path to the hyperdense HetNet
Small cells are widely accepted as being essential to building the hyperdense HetNet and network densification. Explore how the ecosystem is preparing the technologies that will support and enable future networks, bridging the gap between 4G, 4.9G and 5G.
10:20 Panel discussion: Modernising approaches to spectrum to meet the industry's network demands
Spectrum is an essential component of the drive to innovate wireless capabilities, whether licensed, unlicensed or lightly licensed. Efforts are being made by regulators and the spectrum management community around the world to open up access to spectrum and make it even more efficient. What does this changing approach to spectrum mean for the current spectrum owners, new entrants, and the end users? And how will this change business models, speed of deployments and opportunities to innovate?
10:55 Ministerial keynote: Laying the foundations to bring the UK to the forefront of next generation networks
What does the Digital Strategy mean for both UK and global industry, and how will it impact the way wireless connectivity is funded, deployed, accessed and used?
11:10 Refreshments in the exhibition hall
11:40 OEM keynote
12:00 Panel discussion: Reimagining the technology mix
As technologies converge, and we move towards the HetNet, how are Wi-Fi, DAS and small cells leveraging the technologies and network sharing capabilities to deliver greater capacity? What might the high density network of the future look like in terms of technology mix and ecosystem players?
12:30 City of London case study
As the first UK small cell programme to have reached completion and deployed public wireless mesh services, find out how the City of London leveraged existing infrastructure and overcame common barriers to achieve this pioneering project.
12:50 Panel discussion: backhauling the hyper dense HetNet
Providing enough fibre and backhaul is an essential building block in the drive to densify the network. Whether this is leveraging existing assets through dark fibre, spectrum or network management, what are the best ways to support scalable, dense networks?
13.00 Lunch in the exhibition hall