Business programme

5G: The Architecture Backbone of Russia’s Digitalization

03 Jun , 17:00–18:15
New Technology Frontiers
Congress Centre, Hall of Sber
In partnership with MegaFon

The accelerated rollout of digital technologies in the global economy and the social sphere is becoming a key driver of sustainable development. Russia is putting significant resources into developing communications infrastructure and expanding access to information networks across the country, effectively overcoming the digital divide among the population and creating fundamentally new conditions for the development of high-tech solutions on the global stage. 5G, the new standard in wireless communications, will provide the architecture backbone of the country’s digitalization, bringing with it high connection speeds and low latency, providing a natural engine for current digital projects and a platform for the projects of the future. What will the 5G future look like, and which tasks will the next-generation communications technology solve first? What progress is being made in Russia’s 5G rollout and what is the outlook for the new technology’s introduction across the country? How prepared are operators, producers and consumers for the new communication standard?

Nikolai Legkodimov, Partner, Head of Technology Consulting, KPMG in the CIS

Konstantin Ankilov, General Director, TMT Consulting
Gevork Vermishyan, Chief Executive Officer, MegaFon
John Giusti, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA
Rashid Ismailov, President, VimpelCom
Pekka Lundmark, President, Chief Executive Officer, Nokia Corporation (online)
Mikhail Oseevskiy, President, Chairman of the Management Board, Rostelecom

Front row participants
Igor Akulinin, Advisor to the General Director in the Eurasia region, Huawei
Tigran Pogosyan, Senior Vice President in Russia, ZTE Communication Technologies
Sebastian Tolstoy, President, Ericsson Russia
Igor Kharlashkin, Business Development Director, Qualcomm Europe Inc.