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5G Australia Summit

The 5G Australia Summit comes at a critical point in time as recent changes in the landscape have opened up new possibilities for telcos, vendors, system integrators and more.

12 March 2019 | The Westin Sydney

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5G has arrived, and consumers and industry are expecting it to deliver.

The Ovum 5G Australia Summit comes at a critical point in time as mergers, bans and new entrants have opened up new possibilities in the Australian 5G landscape.

This timely summit brings together a formidable lineup of the sector’s biggest players and stakeholders to outline viable value-adding business cases, ensure a competitive and secure 5G ecosystem, and build a connected Australia.

Key topics addressed include:

  • Opportunities and challenges in 2019: the year of commercialization
  • Moving from hypothetical use cases to building compelling business cases: Industry 4.0, construction, gaming and more
  • Critical infrastructure development and its evolving landscape
  • The challenge for deployment in Australia
  • Creating a competitive 5G ecosystem in Australia

From network infrastructure builders to systems integrators, from IoT leaders to transformation professionals, we invite all involved in Australia’s 5G journey to engage in the conversation.



9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Stephen Myers, Principal Consultant, Ovum

9:10 am

  • 5G timeline in the APAC region
  • Why 5G matters: enterprise use cases and the productivity opportunity
  • Australian industry economics: why our 5G future is getting harder to reach.

9:55 am

  • Government + industry next steps and discussions on key issues.
  • Security issues, Chinese vendor ban
  • How Australia can create a more cohesive industry-government dialogue to become 5G leader rather than laggard in APAC region


10:25 am

Networking and refreshments break

10:55 am

  • Bringing together infrastructure capability, sharing network resources/infrastructure
  • The Australian Deployment Challenge: accessibility for regional and urban areas
  • Is 2021 a reasonable timeline for networks to be deployed across Australia?
  • How can the 5G ecosystem in Australia be more competitive, secure and supportive for effective 5G rollout?
  • The evolving infrastructure landscape: towers, small cells, edge computing

12:10 pm

Lunch and networking break


1:10 pm

This year, we are anticipating 5G to become ready for commercial use. How are commercialisation efforts being received by customers, homes users, businesses and in specific industries? Topics that will be addressed include:

  • First mover advantage – myth or reality?
  • How are customers responding to 5G devices, solutions and technologies? Do customers understand what 5G means for them, are they excited about and ready, and how is this impacting the rollout of commercial 5G services?
  • Implications of a change in government for the NBN. Will the NBN provide 5G services, and what does this mean for other network providers?

1:50 pm

What are the unique needs of regional Australia when it comes to connectivity?

2:10 pm

Networking drinks and refreshment break


2:40 pm

Are the common industrial use cases for 5G realistic and are the targeted industries as interested in 5G as telecom world is in selling them? Telcos should be looking to develop strategic alliances with companies with proven customer bases in attractive end user industries. What are the pain points of industry, what do companies cry out for? What identifies a company as being ready to adopt 5G enabled solutions? How can the industry encourage more companies to do the same?

3:20 pm

How are services companies preparing themselves for the future, to best meet the needs of their clients? How to clearly demonstrate and prove that 5G solutions add value for clients. Creating an ecosystem and competitive environment where industry verticals drive demand for more efficient, more informed, 5G solutions (rather than through supply-side push). How is 5G an opportunity to become more efficient in specific industry verticals?

4:00 pm

Pricing models and strategies for a new generation of solutions

Nicole McCormick, Practice Leader - Broadband and Multiplay, Ovum

4:30 pm

CLOSING KEYNOTE | Why 5G technology isn’t enough: the threats to Australia’s industrial revolution

David Kennedy, Practice Leader, Asia, Ovum

5:00 pm

Summit Close End of Conference and Networking Drinks


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Stephen Myers

Principal Consultant, Ovum

David Kennedy

Practice Leader, Asia, Ovum

Chris Althaus


Senior Representative, Dense Air

Els Baert

Director Marketing and Communications, NetComm Wireless

Dennis Wong

Managing Director Networks, Optus

Kevin Bloch

CTO, Cisco

Steven Deskovic

Director of Telecom and Media Industry Sales, IBM

Nicole McCormick

Practice Leader - Broadband and Multiplay, Ovum

when & where

12 Mar 2019

The Westin Sydney
1 Martin Place
Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 8223 1111

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