Cloud-Native 5G

About Cloud-native 5G Summit

Join us for a free virtual event that focuses on the move to pure 5G and how to save costs when rolling out new cloud-based edge and macro network architectures. Presentations will cover the challenges and revenue rewards of converting to cloud, cloud-native 5G security, and delivering on the overall promise of cloud-native 5G: Including delivering on the enterprise G with cloud-native functions enabling private networking, network slicing, MEC and more.



11:00AM – 12:00PM ET

Cloud-native 5G - The state of the art

11:00AM-11:15AM: Fireside Chat with Sameh Naguib, AWS

11:15AM-12:00PM: Panel Discussion

Mobile operators are moving to cloud-native 5G to take advantage of the more efficient architectures and less costly operations. Big mobile network operators (MNOs) have started to move to cloud-native standalone 5G worldwide. This move to pure 5G has also stimulated a multitude of vendors to consider new methods of deploying 5G core and RAN networks, including silicon acceleration of Layer 1 functions.

During this session, you will learn:

  • How operators are deploying cloud-native 5G networks
  • How the cloud is an efficient mechanism for the core 
  • How the use of L1 acceleration is coming into the 5G RAN sphere 

2:00PM – 3:15PM ET

Converting to cloud: challenges and rewards

2:00PM-2:15PM: Fireside Chat with Dr. Ramesh Nagarajan, Google Cloud

2:15PM-2:30PM: Keynote with Eduardo Panciera Molanes, Telecom Argentina

2:30PM-3:15PM: Panel Discussion

As 5G technology advances, network operators must decide whether to move their 5G core to a private, hybrid or even public cloud. As service providers make the shift from dedicated tightly integrated software and hardware to container-based cloud-native functions (CNFs), there are numerous challenges to consider.

During this session, you will learn about how to cope with the following challenges and more:

  • Complexity and time-to-market: Trials and tests before going live
  • Reliability and performance: 99.999% reliability is expected from an MNO so ensuring redundancy and failover mechanisms are key
  • Agility and TCO: Updating software features and managing ownership costs



11:00AM – 12:00PM ET

Cloud-native 5G: Security problems and solutions

11:00AM-11:15AM: Keynote with John Yeoh, Cloud Security Alliance

11:15AM-12:00PM: Panel Discussion

MNOs must create and execute a 5G security strategy that addresses the broad range of new functions introduced by cloud-native 5G. New 5G deployments will improve service innovation and customer experience, but also expand the attack surface, demanding new approaches to security. 

This session will cover problems and solutions, including:

  • How APIs deployed at the edge can expand the number of new 5G applications available, and therefore broaden the threat landscape
  • Why firewalls for securing Layer 2-4 are the highest priority for microservices implementation
  • How cloud-native features such as network slicing may introduce new security threats

2:00PM – 3:00PM ET

Cloud-native 5G - Delivering on the promise

2:00PM-2:15PM: Keynote with Marc Rouanne, DISH Wireless

2:15PM-2:45PM: Fireside Chat with Dave Bolan, Dell'Oro Group and Sharad Srivastava, Rakuten Symphony

Cloud-native 5G will move the cellular standard beyond the expectations of just being a faster ‘G’. CNFs and APIs will enable developers to build new virtual applications on top of the cloudified telecom infrastructure. Cloud-native 5G will be the most energy-efficient cellular network yet.

During this session, you will learn:

  • How to deliver the most energy efficient and sustainable 5G networks
  • How deploying 5G networks at the edge connected to the cloud can enable enterprise features like automation, video surveillance, and robotics. 
  • What applications will derive from the opening of 5G APIs
  • How private 5G networks – using a SA core – can quickly deliver secure connectivity & more for enterprises 
  • How cloud-native features like network slicing can open proven moneymakers like fixed wireless access (without the heartache) for operators