This event will shed light on the observation in 5G ‘IT meets Telecom.’ 

The phrase ‘IT meets Telecom’ is well illustrated is well illustrated by the vision of cloud-native deployments for 5G, which position future mobile, fixed core and access networks as an enterprise service architecture with regional data centres interconnected through a software-defined wide area network.

Key to this paradigm shift is the move away from the traditional way of designing networks (through peer relations between network functions) to applying well-established web service-based methods utilised by big Internet players such as Google, Facebook and others.

This shift brings together concepts such as service-based architecture with a lifecycle management through emerging virtualisation and orchestration frameworks.

Industry activities in this space focus on key SDOs, such as the 3GPP. but also concrete demos and 5G trials that showcase the capabilities of those new networks designs.

This workshop will cover concrete deployment insights by key players in this field with references to those ongoing industry activities.


  • 1:30pm Registration and networking with refreshments
  • 2pm Introduction to UK5G/CW
  • 2:05pm Sponsor welcome
  • 2:10pm Introduction to the Virtual Networks Group
  • 2:15pm Turning the cellular system into distributed cloud
  • 2:35pm Q&A
  • 2:50pm Enabling the adoption of key cloud native principles
  • 3:10pm Q&A
  • 3:25pm Refreshments and networking
  • 4pm Orchestration is critical capability for the success of 5G
  • 4:20pm Q&A
  • 4:35pm Panel session with all speakers
  • 5:05pm Event wrap up
  • 5:15pm Event close


  • Milind Bhagwat – Principal Enterprise Architect, British Telecommunications 
  • Todd Spraggins – Director of Strategy, Oracle
  • Dirk Trossen – Senior Principal Engineer, InterDigital Europe

To register your attendance for this FREE workshop please follow the link provided on the right hand side.