5G: From Myth to Reality
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1. 5G Policy aims and expectations
How do policy aims translate into technology expectations and are these expectations for 5G likely to be achieved? What are the socio-economic consequences?
2. Evolved Mobile Broadband
How much is enough? What can 5G achieve by 2020 compared to evolving 4G and what are the actual capacity needs and user demands e.g. for Gbits/sec data rates?
3. Massive M2M
Will we really see a huge number ("50 billion") of devices by 2020? How will the different markets (industrial, professional, commercial, sports, etc.) with a large number of form factors and specialized applications be addressed?
4. Ultra-reliable/low latency Networks
What are the business cases for mobile cellular support of robots, factory automation etc. and ultra-reliable/low latency networks in general? What are the real requirements for it and what is achievable by 2020?
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The 5th generation of mobile communication networks has attracted a lot of attention from industry, research centres, academia, press and conferences in the recent past. Although 5G is intended to support a very wide range of innovative services, there are three specific classes of use cases emerging as candidates for early prioritization: enhanced mobile broadband, massive machine type communications and ultra-reliable/low latency communications.
ITU-R and 3GPP are starting already to define requirements for IMT-2020/5G based on these classes of use cases.
This event will review the potential of these classes of use cases from a socio economic and technological perspective. It covers issues such as:
- Motivations and business models behind the use cases?
- Potential socio-economic consequences of 5G?
- Real requirements and expectations of the stakeholders and how can they influence the discussion?
- How the 5G roadmap departs from planned LTE roadmaps?
- Do we have a harmonized view, across different regions, or at least in Europe?
- Why is 2020 important? What can realistically be achieved by that date?
The summit will bring together policy makers, operators, manufacturers, vertical sectors, content providers, the user community, researchers and standardization experts to critically assess these 5G use cases and priorities.
A main goal of this summit is to encourage frank and open discussions about the 5G topic among all stakeholders.
- Bernard Barani - European Commission
- Simon Hicks - ETSI GA Chair (& chairman of the summit)
- Dirk Weiler - ETSI Board Chair
- Nick Sampson - Board 5GCom Chair
- Markus Dominik Mueck - Board 5GCom Chair
- Jamshid Khun-Jush - Board 5GCom Chair
- Erik Guttman - 3GPP TSG SA Chair
- Luis Jorge Romero - ETSI Director General
- Adrian Scrase - ETSI CTO
- Kevin Flynn - 3GPP Marketing & Communications Professional (COM)
- Joern Krause - Technical Officer 3GPP (MCC)
Who should attend?
This summit is of particular interest to:
- Decision-makers in technology strategy, standardization management and product planning.
- Representatives of public authorities, local/regional and national governments, European institutions and the European Commission.
- Professionals and experts
involved in mobile communications and ICT at large.
Each session will start with a few presentations introducing the topic. At the end of each session, a panel of experts will discuss key aspects covered, together with the summit participants.
The summit will also have a poster session on invited topics (e.g. R&D initiatives), to trigger an exchange of views on aspects of 5G that are not covered in the summit sessions.
|09:00||Welcome: Luis Jorge Romero, ETSI Director-General
Summit Chair: Simon Hicks, ETSI General Assembly Chairman
Session A: 5G Policy aims/expectations
The session will address: How do policy aims translate into technology expectations and are these expectations for 5G likely to be achieved? What are the socio-economic consequences?
Panel and discussion (40 min) with the audience, session chair, speakers and:
|10:30||Networking Coffee & Poster Session on 5G related projects|
Session B: Evolved Mobile BroadBand
The session will address: How much is enough? What can 5G achieve by 2020 compared to evolving 4G and what are the actual capacity needs and user demands e.g. for Gbits/sec data rates?
Panel and discussion (30 min) with the audience, session chair, speakers
|12:30||Networking Lunch & Poster Session on 5G related projects|
Session C: Massive M2M
The session will address: Will we really see a huge number ("50 billion") of devices by 2020? How will the different markets (industrial, professional, commercial, sports, etc.) with a large number of form factors and specialized applications be addressed?
Panel and discussion (30 min) with the audience, session chair, speakers and:
|15:00||Networking Coffee & Poster Session on 5G related projects|
Session D: Ultra-reliable/low latency Networks
The session will address: What are the business cases for mobile cellular support of robots, factory automation etc. and ultra-reliable/low latency networks in general? What are the real requirements for it and what is achievable by 2020?
Panel and discussion (30 min)with the audience, session chair, speakers and:
The panel will address: Which direction is 5G going? Which role will virtualization and Open Source play? Do the use case classes properly reflect the needs from vertical sectors? How can standardization support the needs from vertical sectors?
Simon Hicks, ETSI General Assembly Chairman
|17:45||Closing of the Summit|
The summit will have a poster session on invited topics (e.g. R&D initiatives) to trigger an exchange of views on aspects of 5G that are not covered in the summit sessions. The following posters will be presented & visited during the networking coffee & lunch breaks.
SONATA: Service Programing and Orchestration for Virtualized Software Networks
Presenters: Andy Reid, BT & Diego Lopez, Telefonica
- Reducing time-to-market of networked services: SONATA streamlines development with abstract programming models, SDK and DevOps workflow that integrates network operators and third-party service developers in an open NFV ecosystem.
- Optimising resources and reduce costs of service deployment: SONATA’s platform orchestrates complex services to connectivity, computing and storage resources, and automatically re-configures running services.
- Supporting the transition to software networks: SONATA’s open source results will support the full service lifecycle, including their development, testing, orchestration
5G NORMA: A Novel Radio Multiservice adaptive network Architecture for serving the needs of businesses and society in the 5G era
Presenters: Charles Chambers, Ade Ajibulu, Realwireless & Markus Breitbach, Deutsche Telekom AG
- 5G business models and analysis of use cases
- 5G NORMA’s contribution to 5G in order to meet the needs of these business models and use cases
- Objectives of socio-economic analysis in 5G NORMA
- Scenario framework for the evaluation
- Approaches to modeling the costs and benefits of 5G network architectures
- Achievements obtained up to now
CogNet : An NFV/SDN based architecture for Autonomic 5G Network Managment using Machine Learning
Presenters: Matteo Biancani & Domenico Gallico, InterRoutes
- Machine learning Smart Engine for traffic patterns analysis and computation of network situational context
- Infrastructure virtualization based on NFV framework
- infrastructure network resource optimization – Prediction of failure and self-healing of network services
- dynamic SLA enforcement in a NFV-SDN based architecture
mmMAGIC: Enabling 5G Radio Access above 6 GHz
Presenter: Mehrdad Shariat, Samsung
- mmWave RAT as an integral part of future 5G systems enabling new use cases such as immersive applications
- The role of mmWave in upgrading the users’ Quality of Experience to an outstanding level termed as “edgeless user experience”.
- Implication of the mmWave RAT in current RAN function and architecture.
- mmMAGIC paving the way for a head start in 5G standardization activities and for first commercial implementation of the mmWave RAT above 6 GHz
5G-ENSURE - 5G Enablers for Network and System Security and Resilience
Petteri Mannersalo, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
- Main objectives of the 5G-ENSURE project
- 5G security use cases, definition and presentation
- Early vision of 5G security enablers
- Security test bed planned development
SELFNET: Self-organized Network Management for 5G through Virtualized andSoftware Defined Networks
Presenter: Gino Carrozzo, Nextworks
- A framework for automated network service provisioning and monitoring, capable of automated deployment of network management tools, which maximises advantages of SDN, NFV, Cloud computing, Self-organizing networks, and Artificial intelligence
- Three key network management problem areas to tackle: Self-protection against distributed cyber-attacks; Self-Healing for increased resiliency of 5G networks to network failures; Self-optimization to dynamically improve the performance of the 5G network and the QoE for users.
- Market potential and societal benefits through improved users’ quality of experience, more secured and resilient mobile services and applications
5G-Crosshaul: Next generation of fronthaul/backhaul integrated transport network
Presenters: Ping-Heng Kuo & Alain Mourad, InterDigital Europe Ltd
- Integration of fronthaul and backhaul traffic in a unified packet based network supporting multiple functional splits.Service-oriented unified data plane for backhaul and fronthaul traffic based on a common transport frame.
- Unified SDN-NFV based control plane.
- Flexible, adaptive, cost-efficient and recursive sharing of 5G-Crosshaul infrastructure over multiple operators and service providers.
- System wide optimization of multiple policies, from QoS to energy efficiency.
- Network-aware innovative application development of mobility, multi-tenancy, energy and resource management.
- Build and deploy a proof-of-concept prototype implementing the integrated fronthaul/backhaul transport network in a real life testbed located in 5TONIC at Madrid and Berlin
5GEx: Multi-domain orchestration of software defined infrastructures
Presenter: : Diego López, Telefonica
- 5GEx main mission and plans
- Enable business and technical cross-domain service orchestration over multiple administrations,
- Realize composite services by combining cross-domain network, computing and storage resources
- Develop suitable business models for operators to optimally buy, sell, and integrate 5GEx services
- Build and deploy a proof-of-concept system prototype, implementing the “Sandbox Exchange”
- Contribute to relevant standard forums and Open Source communities.
METIS Mobile and wireless communications Enablers for the Twenty-twenty Information Society-II
Presenters: Mauro Boldi, TIM & Olav Queseth, Ericsson
- METIS-II project objectives
- develop the overall 5G radio access system design
- 5G Scenarios and Use Cases
- Network/User and Service perspective
- 5G RAN design
- Spectrum usage
- Air Interface Variants
- Control and User Plane design
VirtiWind: Virtual and programmable industrial network prototype deployed in operational wind park
Presenter: Toktam Mahmoodi, King's College of London
- VirtuWind mission and studied use cases
- Requirements of different industry use cases
- Realization of industry-grade QoS through SDN & NFV solutions
- Inter-domain QoS and multi operator ecosystem
- Time and Cost savings in network maintenance and service provisioning
- Ensuring security by design in SDN/NFV– based industrial networks
- Field trial and prototyping in the wind park
FANTASTIC-5G: Highway to Affordable Multi-service Support in 5G through Flexible in-band Coexistence
Presenter: Gerhard Wunder, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institut
- Scenarios, use cases, KPIs and requirements for flexible 5G new air interface
- Design methodology and assessment for system integration and evaluation
- Link layer design: service-specific waveform design and physical layer procedures, pros and cos of various waveforms, flexible frame design
- Network design: advanced connectivity options, spectral efficiency enablers
- Targeted impact
Connected Car and Communications Infrastructure – Impact on User perception of QoS
Presenters: Vlad Marsic & Harita Joshi, University of Warwick
- What are the factors that limit a driver’s perception of QoS for the services provided by wider communications infrastructure?
- How to test the performance of several generations of wireless communications technologies effectively to satisfy driver’s needs?
- The test results that could potentially feed into framework for the next generation communication standards.
Scenarios for integration of satellite components in future networks – Satellite–terrestrial integration opportunities in the 5G environment
Presenter: Ádám Kapovits, Programme manager, Eurescom GmbH
- some of the key findings of the ESA ARTES study INSTINCT aiming to find the most appropriate solutions for satellite and cloud networks integration.
- The study focused on how Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networks (SDN), cornerstone technologies for the 5G networks, are providing the immediate next step for a larger adoption of satellite as backhaul technology.
Through the practical demonstrator and the evaluation results obtained we believe that the INSTINCT results are highly relevant to the 5G use case definition and architecture discussions.
Jørgen Abild Andersen, Chairman of OECD’s Committee on Digital Economy Policy (CDEP)
Since 2010 Jørgen Abild Andersen has served as chair of OECD’s Committee on Digital Economy Policy (CDEP). In the committee he represents the Danish Ministry of Business and Growth. From 1991 to 2012 Mr Abild Andersen served as Director General and national telecom regulator in Denmark. Mr. Abild Andersen served as chair of the EU Commission’s Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) 2003-2004 and as chair of the EU Commission’s European Regulators Group (ERG) in 2005. In 2013 Mr. Abild Andersen was a member of ICANN’s Accountability and Transparency Review Team 2 (ATRT 2). Mr. Abild Andersen started his career as civil servant in the Danish Ministry of Transport and for a three year period he served as the minister’s private secretary. Mr Abild Andersen gained a Masters of Law from the University of Copenhagen in 1975.
Niels Peter Skov Andersen, ETSI TC ITS Chairman, General Manager Car-2-Car Communication Consortium
Mr Niels Peter Skov Andersen is General Manager for the Car-2-Car Communication Consortium and has 25 years background in standardization. He is chairman of ETSI TC ITS.
Before joining, the Car-2-Car Communication Niels Peter Skov Andersen has long experience in taking new technologies through standardization to operational systems, as well as global coordination of standards. He was an industry participant in standardization of GSM phase 1, part of ETSI project team responsible for GSM phase 2, Chairing the ETSI SMG2 – ETSI’s lead GSM radio group - through the elaboration of GPRS, EDGE and 3G. When the successful global partnership project 3GPP for mobile standardization between ARIB, TTC, TTA, ATIS, CCSA and ETSI was created, Niels Peter Skov Andersen was elected the first chairman of the TSG SA a position he held for 6 years. In addition when the remaining GSM work was transferred to 3GPP, he in addition was elected chairman for the TSG GERAN the group responsible for maintenance and evolution of the GSM based radio network. In addition he has been a member of the ETSI Board since 2005 and also for a 3 year period been member of the Board of directors the Open Mobile Alliance.
Bernard Barani, DG Connect, European Commission
Bernard Barani graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Bretagne in 1982. He then worked as communications engineer in industry on military infrared systems and then with the European Space Agency on advanced satcom programmes. In 1994, he joined the European Commission and was responsible for implementation of research and policy issues in wireless communication, Internet, audio visual systems, Software and Services. He has been Deputy head of unit for research and policy in the field of Internet of Things systems. He is currently Deputy head of unit in charge of research and innovation on Network Technologies in the CONNECT Directorate General of the European Commission. He is responsible for the definition and implementation of the research strategy related to future networks under the 5G Public Private Partnership and to systems based on connected objects (IoT) in support of EU industry competitiveness. He is also responsible for the 5G/IoT standardisation and IPR related work.
Matteo Biancani, Interoute S.p.A
Matteo Biancani has a degree in Telecommunications Engineering (Università degli Studi di Pisa). Currently he is Sales Director responsible for Enterprise Business in Italy for Interoute S.p.A. He looks after the organization of Sales and Sales Engineering in order to develop and growth market and to improve the quality of the support provided to the sales forces. In addition to customer/market related activities, he is deeply involved in Interoute R&D initiatives that he started six years ago with DDOS (Digital Divide Satellite Offer funded by ESA) and he is currently bringing forward, coordinating the FP7 LIGHTNESS and DOLFIN project. Matteo is also involved in H2020 project as NEPHELE and CYCLONE, while previously was coordinator of the FP7 project GEYSERS in which he worked on cloud and network integration. Previous job experiences: Telecom Italia/IT department; Netesi SpA (Application Service Provider)
Mauro Boldi ,TIM
Mauro Boldi graduated at Politecnico di Torino, Italy, in 1998. He joined Cselt (the name of TIM Lab at that time) in the same year, where he has been involved in radio access network topics, with activities on antenna and propagation, radio over fiber solutions, collaborative networks, energy efficiency. He is author of patents and papers on the same topics, and he has been involved in many European projects, among which Winner (where he led the activity on CoMP), Artist4G, Earth and Metis I&II. In Metis II he is currently the Work Package leader of the dissemination, standardization and visualization activities. He is Telecom Italia delegate in ETSI EE Technical Committee, where he plays the role of Rapporteur of the European Specification on Energy Efficiency for Radio Access Networks and vice-chairman of the EEPS group.
Jan Boström, Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS)
Jan Boström currently holds the position as expert advisor at the Spectrum department of the Swedish Post & Telecom Authority, where he is working with strategic spectrum planning and long term technology trends. Jan is also responsible for PTS radio related research collaborations and a member of the external advisory board of the Horizon 2020, 5G project, mmMagic. Jan Boström received his MScEE from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm in 1995. He started his career as a research and development engineer at Ericsson working in the field of DSL, participating in layer 1 ADSL and VDSL standardization in ETSI, ANSI and ITU-T. 2001 he took the position as hardware manger, senior researcher and member of the management team at Fixed Wireless Access system manufacturer Repeatit AB. Since 2004 Jan has been working at PTS mainly in areas relating to development and licensing of wireless/mobile broadband systems.
Duncan Botting, Director European Utilities Telecoms Council (EUTC) and Managing Director Global Smart Transformation Limited
Duncan currently holds the posts of Director European Utilities Telecoms Council and Managing Director Global Smart Transformation Limited. In these roles he works closely with customers, academia, industry, government and regulators to deliver innovative technical, commercial, environmentally balanced and culturally acceptable solutions to market challenges. He also provides mentoring and business acceleration services to numerous SMEs to help them achieve their strategic aims. Some of his previous roles include: Business Innovation and Growth Director at Parsons Brinckerhoff (part of Balfour Beatty Group), Executive Chairman of the Scottish European Green Energy Centre, Managing Director ITI Energy (a research institute), Head of Technology & Business Development for ABB, Departmental Head of Schneider Power Projects, a Mathematician and Radar Modelling Engineer with Thorn-EMI Electronics. He has over 40 years’ experience covering the complete spectrum of technical and commercial roles from apprentice to boardroom. He is engaged across the energy domain from market design to end user delivery and is invited on many influential panels, advisory boards and committees at a National, European and International level. He gained his degree from the Open University in Mathematics and Physics. He is a visiting professor at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and previously was a visiting professor at Imperial College London.
He is an active member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET, formerly the IEE). He is chair of the IET Energy Sector Executive, a member of the IET Energy Policy Panel and Power Network Joint Vision group, founding member of the DECC/Ofgem Smart Grid Forum and a work stream chair and is serving on the DECC/IET/Catapult Board for the Future Power System Architect Role. Duncan is a current member of the EU Smart Grids Taskforce and Expert Groups and a member of the ETP Smart Cities and Communities working groups. He was voted one of the top 40 influencers in Europe on Smart Grids by his peers in 2014 (Metering and Smart Energy International). He is an international research assessor/advisor for competitive research programmes in various countries.
He is a former UK Energy Research Council Advisory Board member, a former member of the Scottish Government’s Energy Advisory Board, former member of Birmingham’s Smart City Commission, former Vice-Chair of the European Technology Platform (ETP) for “SmartGrids” and co-author of the Strategic Research Agenda to 2035, he was also a founding member and served on the shadow board of the National Skills Academy for Power in the UK.
In the area of energy and climate security Duncan has been a thought leader for over 20 years and has been contributing to national critical infrastructure working groups (DoE, UK, Asia), global corporate R&D and scenario building to inform and challenge board level decisions. He is helping to shape future thinking and deployment across the energy, telecommunications, technology and future cities sectors by challenging traditional approaches and using his experience to, hopefully, benefit societal outcomes.
Michael Bültmann, Managing Director, HERE Deutschland GmbH
Michael Bültmann is since November 2014 managing director of HERE Deutschland GmbH and before acquisition of end-devices by Microsoft in 2014 six years managing director of Nokia GmbH.Before he worked in different positions in Germany and France, i.e. in controlling and as senior legal counsel, in charge for Germany and countries in Eastern Europe.
He worked before as attorney in Berlin and Paris and lecturer for International Business Law at the university Lüneburg. Michael Bültmann is active in a lot of associations, e.g. board member of BITKOM, Federal Association for Information, Technology, Telecommunications and New Media and board member of SRiW (Association of Self-Regulation in the Internet).
Scott Cadzow, ETSI eHEALTH, Expert Contributor to H2020 projects on M2M in assistive health care, 3CLtd
Scott Cadzow has over the past 20 years or so become a recognised standards development expert, primarily for security standards, in a number of International Standards Development Organisations including ETSI, ITU-T and ISO. In ETSI Scott is or has been the rapporteur for the TETRA security specifications, the suite of guidance documents for effective security standards development (covering Common Criteria, Risk analysis, and security requirements engineering) in technical bodies MTS and TISPAN, and has acted as an expert to a number of Specialist Task Forces in TETRA, TISPAN, HF, MTS, eHEALTH and AT-D. He has served as chairman of the ETSI ITS Security group and as vice-chairman of each of ETSI Project TETRA WG6 (Security), TETRA Security and Fraud Prevention Group (SFPG), and of the ETSI Lawful Interception group. Scott has contributed to reports from ENISA on network resilience, supply chain integrity and on measures to counter internet bullying. More recently Scott has been involved in a number of projects under the FP7/CIP/H2020 umbrella looking at security and privacy aspects of smart cities. This has led Scott to take a wider view at the whole interoperability conundrum and to address the need to look more deeply at the problems we will face with the IoT and dynamic self configuring equipment.
Gino Carrozzo, Nextworks
Gino Carrozzo (PhD), holds 15+ years experience in telecommunication networks with focus on control plane architectures and protocols: SDN/NFV, MPLS, GMPLS/ASON, VPWS/VPLS, MPLS-TP and PBB-TE. These skills matured through the active participation in industrial projects with some of the major networking companies (Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, Siemens), consultancies for network operators (Interoute, Wind) and R&D projects with leading Telco industries and renowned universities and research centres around the world. At Nextworks, an Italian R&D SME, Gino is Deputy Head of R&D and Senior Network Architect. He is directly contributing to the R&D strategies and implementations in the SDN/NFV and IoT area. His research activities are currently focused on SDN/NFV for 5G networks, IoT and virtualization, architectures for the seamless integration of Internet Connected Objects with programmable software defined networks. Gino leads and participates in many research projects in Nextworks, with direct experience of various EC funding programs (FP5, FP6, FP7, H2020).
Charles Chambers, Real Wireless
Charles is a highly innovative and motivated professional with extensive experience of applying systems engineering skills for system design, product strategy and development, and regulatory policy. As well as engaging in technology capabilities, Charles is experienced in assessing economic indicators of the costs and benefits of the use of technology – spanning the areas of wireless technology – regulation and the business and economic impact.
Charles has authored 9 patents and approximately 20 journal papers, international conference and book chapters.
After his PhD on DSP algorithms and methods to achieve improved theoretical performance limits of phased arrays, Charles developed devices and methods of tracking marine mammals and undertook fieldwork in exotic locations. On return to mainstream engineering he was part of the “mobile phone via satellite” ICO concept design team, with responsibility for concept design, Air Interface definition, performance assessment, system resource management, system procurement, vendor management, programme review and sign-off, acceptance test definition. Product manager of HPN service (end-to-end delivery).
As Manager of Programme and Process Management Group at Quotient Communications – he was responsible for resource allocation to deliver company-wide mobile network planning and rollout projects (time, budget, delivery) and definition of specifications for Quotient’s 3G mobile network planning tool (one of two approved for use by Vodafone Group). Working with Dutch and Hong Kong regulators he contributed to changes in primary legislation relating to license conditions and a spectrum pricing framework.
With Real Wireless, Charles has applied his experience in wireless systems and programmes to assist a range of clients from concept evaluation and design, network deployment, Intellectual Property issues, business case modelling, and various aspects of regulatory impact and mitigation. Experienced in assessing the performance achievable using variants of 4G/LTE to provide coverage in different environments for mobile broadband and wireless internet, as well as to trains, and aircraft. Charles is currently supporting a programme to adopt LTE for use for Emergency Services’ use. He has also supported clients with tender preparation and evaluation, and expert witness support for patent assessment.
Charles has acted as a consultant to a wide range of companies and organisations including Ofcom, GSMA, EE (formerly Orange), Network Rail Telecom, Inmarsat, the Home Office and many others. He was a founder and director of Quotient Associates before joining Real Wireless.
Gerard de Graaf, Director DG CONNECT, European Commission
Gerard de Graaf is Director for the Digital Economy and Coordination in Directorate-General "Communications Networks, Content & Technology" (DG CONNECT). In this capacity, he is responsible for a number of policies and instruments which are key to the development of the digital economy in Europe, including the implementation of the Digital Single Market Strategy and the coordination of the EU's R&D&I programme (Horizon 2020) in the area of ICT. His directorate is inter alia responsible for e-commerce, digital platforms and copyright reform, standardisation, innovation policies, access to finance, ICT reforms as part of the European Semester, competition aspects and economic analysis of the digital economy.
Eric Fournier, ECC Chairman, Director for Spectrum Planning and International Affairs in the Agence Nationale des Fréquences (ANFR)
Eric Fournier is currently Director for Spectrum Planning and International Affairs in the Agence Nationale des Fréquences (ANFR), the French public agency in charge of spectrum management (www.anfr.fr). In this capacity, he is responsible for preparing the revisions of the French national table of spectrum allocation and for coordinating French positions in international meetings on spectrum within ITU, CEPT and EU. He was deputy head of the French delegation for RRC-06, WRC-07, WRC-12 and WRC-15.
He is Chairman of the Electronic Communication Committee (CEPT), which develops common policies and regulations for harmonising spectrum in Europe. He has been involved in all discussions on major evolution of spectrum in Europe including the first and the second digital dividend. He was previously Chairman of the CEPT Conference Preparatory Group for the World Radiocommunications Conference 2012 (CPG-12). Eric is a graduate telecom engineer from SUPELEC (France).
Maria Pia Galante, Standards Coordination & Technological Disclosures group, TIM
Maria Pia Galante works at TIM, Global Advisory Services, in the Standards Coordination & Technological Disclosures group, where she is mainly involved in the coordination of TIM participations to mobile networks related standardization activities. She graduated at the Polytechnic University of Turin and joined Telecom Italia Group (formerly CSELT) in 1998, dealing with control layer innovation technologies for third generation systems in several international projects. She has been representing Telecom Italia in 3GPP SA WG2 (Network Architecture) from 2000 to 2008, and since 2008 she is TIM delegate to 3GPP TSG SA (Services and Systems Aspects).
Domenico Gallico, InterRoutes
Domenico Gallico has a degree in Telecommunication Engineering (University of Pisa). Currently he works as a Project Manager at Interoute S.p.A. for the R&D department. The main focus is on virtualization and cloud environment. Currently he is involved in FP7 DOLFIN and COSIGN Project, and H2020 COGNET, CYCLONE, PRISMACLOUD and NEPHELE. Previously he worked at Hermes Trade s.r.l as an IT consultant for the GE Company.
Erik Guttman, 3GPP SA Chair, Samsung Electronics
Erik Guttman has worked in networking and telecommunications standardization and product development for over twenty years. He currently serves as the chairman of the 3GPP Service and System Aspects Technical Specification Group. A consultant for Samsung Electronics, he has served as a network and telecommunications standardization expert, as the chairman of the Architecture working group and as a contributing standards delegate. Previously, Erik actively led efforts in the IETF, mainly in the area of automatic configuration.
Roland Hechwartner, Vice Chairman oneM2M Technical Plenary, , Deutsche Telekom
Roland Hechwartner works at Deutsche Telekom Group technology, in the Standardization and IPR Management department where he is responsible for standardization activities in the service domain. He was elected for the oneM2M Technical Plenary Vice Chairman position in 2014.
Roland joined the department of systems engineering of max.mobil. (later T-Mobile Austria) in 1999 as project manager for mobile data solutions. Since 2005 he has been working as delegate for Deutsche Telekom in several standardization organizations and served as member of the board of directors of OMA.
Simon Hicks, Chairman of the ETSI General Assembly, Principal ICT Technologist in the Digital Economy Unit of the UK Administration - Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)
Simon Hicks is the Chairman of the ETSI General Assembly. He is the Principal ICT Technologist in the Digital Economy Unit of the UK Administration - Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and is the first government official to be Chairman of the General Assembly. He is responsible for the industry policy development for standards and technology activity in ICT, electronic communications and cyber security. He is the UK representative to the European Commission Multi-Stakeholder Platform for ICT standards and is active in a range of ICT standards and technology work
Simon is a Chartered Engineer and began his civil service career in the UK defence ministry. He led a team designing and installing radio systems for the air force. He joined the trade and industry ministry in 2002 and has been involved in ICT standards work since then, including membership of the ETSI board. Outside of work Simon is an active member of his church and enjoys walking the family dogs
Simon will be President of the European Standards Organisations Joint President’s Group in 2016.
Chih-Lin I, Chief Scientist, Wireless Technologies, China Mobile Research Institute
Chih-Lin I received her Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University. She has been working at multiple world-class companies and research institutes leading the R&D, including AT&T Bell Labs; Director of AT&T HQ, Director of ITRI Taiwan, and VPGD of ASTRI Hong Kong. She received the IEEE Trans. COM Stephen Rice Best Paper Award, is a winner of the CCCP National 1000 Talent Program, and has won the 2015 Industrial Innovation Award of IEEE Communication Society for Leadership and Innovation in Next-Generation Cellular Wireless Networks.
In 2011, she joined China Mobile as its Chief Scientist of wireless technologies, established the Green Communications Research Center, and launched the 5G Key Technologies R&D. She is spearheading major initiatives including 5G, C-RAN, high energy efficiency system architectures, technologies and devices; and green energy. She was an Area Editor of IEEE/ACM Trans. NET, an elected Board Member of IEEE ComSoc, Chair of the ComSoc Meetings and Conferences Board, and Founding Chair of the IEEE WCNC Steering Committee.
She was a Professor at NCTU, an Adjunct Professor at NTU, and currently an Adjunct Professor at BUPT. She is the Chair of FuTURE 5G SIG, an Executive Board Member of GreenTouch, a Network Operator Council Founding Member of ETSI NFV, a Steering Board Member of WWRF, a member of IEEE ComSoc SDB, SPC, and CSCN-SC, and a Scientific Advisory Board Member of Singapore NRF. Her current research interests center around “Green, Soft, and Open”.
Harita Joshi, The University of Warwick
Dr Harita Joshi is a member of Energy and Electrical Systems Group led by Prof Paul Jennings at WMG, The University of Warwick. With a PhD in Optical Wireless Communications alongside several research projects focusing on secure wireless communications in collaboration with industrial partners such as Thales and Qinetiq, Harita is currently looking into minimal-latency highly-reliable communications around the Connected Car. The particular areas of research include:
- Assessing perceived quality and reliability of wireless communications around the Connected Car
- Requirements for advanced communications infrastructure for a Connected and Autonomous vehicular environment
- Innovative Communication Platforms for Vehicular Networks
- Inter/Intra Vehicular Communication Systems
- Vehicle to Base Communication Systems
Ádám Kapovits, Programme manager, Eurescom GmbH
Biography: Adam Kapovits joined Eurescom, the leading organisation for managing collaborative R&D in telecommunications more than 15 years ago. Adam has co-ordinated the FP7 project CHANGE that concerned software defined networking and currently co-ordinates the RERUM project focusing on „REliable, Resilient and secUre IoT for sMart city applications”.
In parallel, recently, Adam has co-ordinated an ESA study on „Service delivery over integrated satellite terrestrial networks” and currently leads two studies, one on „Scenarios for integration of satellite components in future networks” and another concerning „Satcom integration with LTE-based core network emulator”. Thus Adam’s main interest concerns the convergence of terrestrial and satellite communication in the 5G context. Adam was also the co-editor of the 5G-PPP white paper on the energy vertical having also a strong relevance to IoT. Adam considers IoT as the emerging dominant application domain of 5G next to content delivery, so his interest focuses on the 5G, satellite and IoT triangle
Ping-Heng Kuo, InterDigital Europe Ltd
Ping-Heng Kuo is a staff engineer at InterDigital Europe, London, UK, focusing on pre-standard research of 5G radio access network technologies. He is currently involved in the European 5G-PPP 5G-Crosshaul project, and additional collaborative projects in the UK researching radio access technologies for 5G and beyond. Prior to joining InterDigital in 2016, he has been a wireless communications technologies research engineer and a 3GPP RAN1 delegate at Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) in Taiwan for 7 years. Ping-Heng also held a visiting scholar position at Harvard University in 2014, and he has served as an editor of Industry Perspectives Column for IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine in 2015. He received his Ph. D. from University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and conducted an internship at Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Korea.
Luigi Licciardi, ETSI Board Member, Telecom Italia
Dr. Luigi Licciardi is actually Head of Standards and Technology Disclosure in Telecom Italia Technology, focusing on coordinating the standardization activity of TIM both for Fixed and Mobile Technologies and involved in promoting and deploying Innovative Technologies in Telecom Italia Group. He is member of the Boards of ETSI, OPNFV and NGMN, member of TMF Collaboration Committee and member of the Leadership Team in the NB-IoT Forum in GSMA. He joined Telecom Italia in 1985 and he was engaged in many responsibilities as Director and Vice President in R&D and Marketing (Mobile Handsets and Innovative solutions, Convergent Access Technologies, Industry Relations, System on Chip, Network Management, Switching Technologies). He was directly involved on LTE and LTE-A standardization and their deployment, he was member of the NGMN Steering Committee of the 5G White paper, published at Mobile World Congress in 2015, he is now Chairman of 5G IPR Forum. He was named as inventor in many patents and author of papers and books on the mentioned ICT areas.
Reiner Liebler, Head of Department Technical Telecommunications Regulation, Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railways (BMWi)
At present, Reiner Liebler is Head of Department “Technical Telecommunications Regulation”, Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railways.
The responsibilities of the Department are Standardization Radiocommunications / Telecommunications, Protection against EMF, EMC & RED Market Surveillance, Recognition of Conformity, assessment Bodies (EMC & RED).
International Work (inter alia) includes Head of German Delegation to various ITU-R and ITU-T conferences ; Chairperson, active member of various groups of ITU, CEPT (including CEPT/ETSI co-ordination), ETSI and EU. Reiner Liebler was an ETSI Board Member in 2011-2014.
Renato Lombardi, Head of Huawei Italy R&D Center, Vice President of Microwave Product Line, Chairman of ETSI ISG mWT (millimetre-Wave Transmission), Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Mr. Renato Lombardi is Head of Huawei Italy R&D Center, Vice President of Huawei’s Microwave Product Line. In these roles, he oversees the development of microwave technologies and the implementation of innovative mobile broadband backhauling networks all over the world. Renato Lombardi joined Huawei in 2008, founding the Huwei R&D branch in Milan, Italy. In 2011, he was awarded the title of “Fellow of Huawei”. Renato has more than 20 years experience in the microwave industry. He previously led the Microwave Technical Sales department of Siemens, where he was later appointed Head of the Business and Product Management and then Head of Research and Development. He was member of the integration team of for the Siemens and Nokia joint venture in 2006, and later became the Head of Product Management of the Microwave Business Line where he oversaw the product portfolio, strategic planning as well as profit and loss of the product lines. In 2015 Renato Lombardi has been elected Chairman of the ETSI Industry Study Group mWT (millimetre-Wave Transmission). Renato Lombardi graduated from the Politecnico of Milano, the largest technical university in Italy with a Master’s Degree in Electronic Engineering.
Diego R. Lopez, Technical Manager ETSI ISG NFV Technical Steering Committee, Telefonica
Dr Diego R. Lopez joined Telefonica I+D in 2011 as a Senior Technology Expert on network middleware and services. He is currently in charge of the Technology Exploration activities within the GCTO Unit of Telefónica I+D. Before joining Telefónica he spent some years in the academic sector, dedicated to research on network service abstractions. During this period he was appointed as member of the High Level Expert Group on Scientific Data Infrastructures by the European Commission.
Diego is currently focused on identifying and evaluating new opportunities in technologies applicable to network infrastructures, and the coordination of national and international collaboration activities. His current interests are related to network virtualization, infrastructural services, network mamagement, new network architectures, and network security. Diego is actively participating in the ETSI ISG on Network Function Virtualization (chairing its Technical Steering Committee), the ONF, and the IETF WGs connected to these activities, acting as co-chair of the NFVRG within the IRTF.
Toktam Mahmoodi, Assistant Professor in Telecommunications in the Department of Informatics, King’s College London
Dr Toktam Mahmoodi is Assistant Professor in Telecommunications in the Department of Informatics of King’s College London. She is a member of the Tactile Internet Lab and principal and co-investigator in 5G mobile research projects. Previously, Toktam was visiting research scientist with F5 Networks, in San Jose, post-doctoral research associate in the INS research group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London, and Mobile VCE researcher. From 2002-6, Toktam worked in the mobile and personal communications industry, and in a Research & Development team, providing mobile broadband to rural and remote regions. Her research focuses on the areas of mobile and cloud networking, and includes ultra-low latency networking, network virtualisation, mobility management, network modelling and optimisation. Toktam also works on applications of mobile communications in the healthcare, smart cities and automotive sector.
Petteri Mannersalo, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
Dr. Petteri Mannersalo has been employed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland since 1997 and currently he is working as a Principal Scientist in communications systems. Moreover, he is the growth area leader responsible for the strategic research planning in the field of future communications. He worked as a postdoc fellow at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in 2003-2004, and (acting) professor at the University of Vaasa in 2006-2007. He has also been employed as a visiting researcher at AT&T Labs-Research, Mittag-Leffler Institute, Uppsala University and Rice University. Petteri’s recent research activities are related to network management and network security. He is currently the project coordinator of the Horizon2020 project 5G-ENSURE and an MC member in ICT COST Action ACROSS.
Vlad Marsic, University of Warwick
Vlad Marsic is currently pursuing an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) at Warwick University as part of the WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group) / JLR (Jaguar Land Rover) Research for Advanced Concept Development for connected and autonomous vehicles (RACeD) programme, under the leadership and supervision of Professor Paul Jennings.
Vlad has previously received a BEng degree in electronics and telecommunications from “Gh. Asachi” University, Iasi, Romania, and an MSc by Research from Cranfield University, UK in the field of low power wireless sensor communication systems designed for the energy harvesting technology. His research interests and expertise include design, modelling, simulation, prototyping, testing, validation and management of multifunctional wireless communication systems for mobile telephony and low power sensor networks.
Andrew Murphy, Lead Research Engineer, BBC Research & Development
Andrew Murphy has worked at BBC Research & Development for over 15 years, joining the department directly after graduating from Cambridge University with a Masters degree in Engineering and Information Sciences. He has led the development of both hardware and software to support research in a number of fields and has worked within standardisation groups such as Digital Audio Broadcasting, Digital Radio Mondiale and Digital Video Broadcasting. He has written and edited a number of European Telecommunications Standards Institute standards associated with digital broadcasting. He is currently leading BBC R&D’s work into mobile broadcasting and in particular the department’s work on 4G Broadcast/eMBMS and 5G.
Thierry Nagellen , Programme Manager for Future Internet technologies, Orange Labs P&S
Thierry Nagellen holds a Master in Telecommunication and Computer Science. After seven years as manager of a research team working on innovation management, he took the mission of Programme Manager for Future Internet technologies for Orange. In the context of the Future internet Public Private Partnership, a European FP7 initiative, he coordinates Orange involvement in many projects from Smart Grids to Urban Mobility, from Content to Experimental Infrastructure. He led the Internet of Things technical activities in the FI-WARE project, a core platform project delivering Generic Enablers.
He is also leading Orange research activities related to Big Data Management, Big Data Intelligence and Big Data Platforms.
Andy Reid, BT
Andy Reid is currently Chief Researcher, Network Services in BT’s Research and Innovation Division and have been involved with NFV from before the term was coined and is responsible for developing BT’s architecture for NFV. As part of this he is a founding and active member of the ETSI NFV ISG. More recently he has become engaged with the EU FP7 and H2020 programmes. In the past, he has had a variety of roles in network architecture and network and has had a particular interest in modelling. The modelling interest continues with a particular interest in functional modelling, information modelling, performance modelling as well as the economic modelling needed for regulation and competition law.
Ulrich Rehfuess, Head of Spectrum Policy, Nokia Networks
Ulrich holds a diploma degree in Electrical Engineering of Technical University of Munich, Germany and one in Industrial Engineering of Fernuniversität Hagen, Germany. Of his 25 years of professional experience in Siemens, Nokia Siemens Networks and Nokia Networks, he spent close to 20 years in R&D, business strategy, system architecture and product management of mobile radio network systems covering GSM, EDGE, UMTS with HSPA, Flash OFDM, WiMAX, LTE and LTE Advanced. In 2011, he assumed responsibility for spectrum policy within Nokia Networks' industry environment team. Ulrich is representing Nokia in GSA, is vice chair of the BITKOM Spectrum working group in Germany and chairs the DIGITALEUROPE spectrum working group in Brussels.
Luis Jorge Romero, ETSI Director-General
Luis Jorge Romero, Director General of ETSI, has more than 20-years experience in the telecommunications sector. At ETSI he has initiated a global standardization partnership for Machine to Machine communications, oneM2M, has overseen the rapid development of ETSI’s Industry Specification Group on Network Functions Virtualization, and has driven the implementation of the ETSI Long Term Strategy, an ambitious plan to prepare the institute for the future. Previously he has held diverse Director positions in Spain, Morocco and Mexico, predominantly with Telefonica. As Global Director for International Roaming and Standards, and Director of Innovation and Standards, he oversaw Telefonica’s participation in global standardization activities, and participated directly in the work of the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance and in the GSM Association (GSMA). Before joining ETSI in July 2011, he held the position of Director General of Innosoft and was also a partner and board member of Madrid-based Innology Ventures.
Adrian Scrase, ETSI CTO
Adrian Scrase played a central role in the creation of the "3rd Generation Partnership Project" (3GPP) and is responsible for the operations of the 3GPP Project Co-ordination Group. He heads 3GPPs' Mobile Competence Centre (MCC) which is an International team of 20 experts who provide comprehensive support to the Project.
He was also principally involved in the formation of the recently created "oneM2M" Partnership Project and oversees ETSI's support to that initiative.
He is CTO within ETSI with operational responsibility for all of ETSI's standards production activities. He has more than 30 years experience in the telecommunications field, which includes 25 years of experience in standardization.
Mehrdad Shariat, Samsung
Mehrdad Shariat received the BSc degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran in 2005. He received the PhD degree in Mobile Communications from University of Surrey, UK in 2010. He is currently a 5G researcher in Samsung R&D Institute UK (SRUK), working as dissemination leader and technical contributor in mmMAGIC and technical contributor in METIS II 5G PPP projects. Before joining SRUK, Dr. Shariat was working as a research fellow in the 5G Innovation Centre, University of Surrey, UK. He has contributed to several UK and EC co-funded projects including Mobile VCE (Core 4), BeFEMTO, iJOIN, MiWaveS and collaborative industry projects on small cell backhauling.
Nurit Sprecher, Chair ETSI MEC (Mobile Edge Computing), Nokia
Nurit Sprecher at Nokia serves as the chair of the ETSI MEC ISG. With 25 years of experience in the telecommunication industry, she has spent many years working as a principle system architect and technologist, defining the carrier-grade network and service architecture evolution and working on system design. Nurit has contributed to many projects carried out in the IETF, ITU-T SG15, IEEE, BBF and ETSI and has participated in core discussions on the Next Generation Network with Tier-1 carriers and a number of governments.
Nurit is a contributing author to many publications. She recently contributed to a workshop paper for the International Conference on Communications 2016 (ICC'16), entitled "Architecture Vision for the 5G era: Cognitive and Cloud optimized Network Evolution”.
Nurit has been in charge of Nokia’s Standards and Industry Environment activities, relating to end-to-end Mobile Broadband service enabling. In particular, she is leading the Nokia Industry Environment activities aimed at supporting the Liquid Applications business.
Dieter Wegener, Head of “External Cooperations“ , SIEMENS Corporate Technology
Building on his graduation in Aeronautical and Aerospace Technology at Technical University Munich, Dieter Wegener finalized his academic education with a PhD on a scientific elaboration on “Analysis of Secondary Flows in Turbines” at Ruhruniversität Bochum. After working as scientist at „Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)“ in Cologne, he started his professional career as consultant for McKinsey & Co. In 1996 he joined Siemens as Head of Gasturbine Engineering at SIEMENS Business Group “Power Generation”.
During his career within Siemens his functional responsibility changed several times among others he was personal Assistant for an Executive Board Member of SIEMENS AG, he was Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for SIEMENS Division “Industry Solutions” and Vice President “Advanced Technologies & Standards (ATS)” for SIEMENS Industry Sector.
Currently he is Speaker of „Führungskreis Industrie 4.0“ for ZVEI and Speaker of „Beraterkreis Technologie“ for VDE/DKE.
Over the years, he gathered extensive intercultural experience in numerous international projects including multi-cultural cooperation, merger- and carve-out projects as well as strategic growth initiatives. He leads his teams with strong customer-focused orientation, and he attaches great importance to the balance between research, customer satisfaction and entrepreneurship.
Dirk Weiler, ETSI Board Chair, ETSI IPR Special Committee, Head of Standards Policy, Nokia
Dirk Weiler is Chairman of the ETSI Board and the ETSI IPR Special Committee, the ETSI representative to the European Commission's ICT Multi-Stakeholder Platform, Vice Chairman of the German BITKOM Working Group Standardization, member of the CEN-CENELEC-ETSI Joint Presidents' Group and a member of the DIN Presidential Committee FOKUS.ICT. He is Head of Standards Policy in Nokia, responsible for standardization policy and membership portfolio. He regularly appears as speaker or moderator in conferences and events about technology, standardization and IPR topics.
From 2010-2014 he was Chairman of the ETSI General Assembly. Until 2006 he held various management positions in development, research, intellectual property, standardization and marketing in Siemens. Since 1988 he has been working actively in standardization on technical as well as board level in various organizations. He graduated in 1985 as Diplomphysiker from the University of Cologne and the Institute of Nuclear research in Jülich, Germany.
Gerhard Wunder, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institut
Gerhard Wunder (IEEE Senior Member, Editor IEEE TWC) studied electrical engineering at the University of Hannover, Germany, and the Technical University (TU) Berlin, Germany, and received his graduate degree in electrical engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) with highest honors in 1999. In 2004 he received the PhD degree (Dr.-Ing.) in communication engineering with distinction (summa cum laude) in 2003 from TU Berlin and became a research group leader at the Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut in Berlin. In 2008, he also received the habilitation degree and became a Privatdozent at the TU Berlin. Very recently, he has become Heisenberg Fellow, granted for the first time to a communication engineer, and heads now the Heisenberg Communications and Information Theory Group at the FU Berlin. Dr. Wunder is coordinator both of the EU project 5GNOW (5gnow.eu) and the German BMBF PROPHYLAXE (ict-prophylaxe.de) on IoT physical layer security as well as a member of the PMT of FANTASTIC-5G (fantastic5g.eu).
Franz Ziegelwanger, Technical Director, Division of Post and Telecommunications, Austrian Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology
Since 2003 he is working in the field of frequency management in the Administration especially representing Austria in ITU, CEPT and EU, where among other topics also part of his work is leading the strategic issues on frequency policy and telecommunications standardisation and market surveillance. Franz Ziegelwanger graduated at the technical University in Vienna in electrical engineering, high frequency communications technology and telecommunications. Since 2010 Franz Ziegelwanger is Technical Director in the Division of Post and Telecommunications of the Austrian Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology which is covering all aspects of frequency management, standardization and enforcement in telecommunications.
The ranges of activities cover all general technical regulatory and operational questions for radio applications. He is participant of Frequency management associated working groups in the ITU and takes part in the CEPT/ECC (Electronic Communications Committee). Mr Ziegelwanger is also participant in the Radio Spectrum committee of the European Commission. Franz Ziegelwanger is responsible for the national and international radio frequency issues in Austria, which is within the range of activities in the technical department in the division of telecommunications in the Austrian federal ministry for transport, Innovation and Technology.
ORGANIZING YOUR TRIP
You will find here: Details of how to get to ETSI, local transport and hotels
For participants' convenience, ETSI is organizing a shuttle bus service from Nice Airport to ETSI as follows:
Wednesday 20 April:
- From Nice Airport Terminals 1 & 2 to ETSI and Sophia Antipolis referenced hotels (Novotel, Omega, Ibis, Mercure, B&B HOTEL Sophia).
- Departure from Nice Terminal 2: 17:00 from: Bus Parking – Exit Door A3
- Departure from Nice Terminal 1: 17:15 from: Bus Parking at the Bus station on the left when going out of Terminal 1
Thursday 21 April:
- From Sophia Antipolis referenced hotels to ETSI between 8:15 & 8:40. The timing is the following:
• B&B: 8:15
• Mercure: 8:20
• Ibis: 8:25
• Novotel: 8:35
• Oméga: 8:40
- A shuttle bus will take participants back to Nice Airport Terminals 1 & 2 at the end of the summit (17:45).