Leveraging Private 5G Networks for Industrial Internet (IoT) and New Vertical Sectors

Understanding private networks and the potential for 5G Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications in Industrial IoT and key verticals. Assessing key findings from trials. Identifying opportunities, challenges and roadblocks to success.

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November 26-28, 2018


Hyatt Regency La Jolla

San Diego, CA



Limited to 100 seats

First Registered, First Served!

Attendance open to all IWPC Members


Small-scale private LTE and 5G-ready networks are being considered in industrial IoT settings and 5G promises to fulfill the stringent reliability, availability and low latency requirements for connectivity in industrial control and automation systems, as well as supporting mobility for robotics and machines. The critical communications and industrial IoT segment is a very significant opportunity for the cellular industry in the coming years, primarily driven by the interest of industry verticals including manufacturing, energy, utility, oil and gas, transportation and other industries.

Workshop Goals

  • Understand key drivers and potential for 5GNR in Industrial IoT and other verticals.
  • Explore opportunities, challenges and roadblocks to success.
  • Assess key findings from trials.
  • Discuss and debate innovative approaches to IIoT technology and business challenges.
  • Understand what is needed to drive uptake in key market segments.


November 26


7:00 PM

Evening Reception and Registration at Hotel




November 27


7:00 AM


8:00 AM

Vertical market use-cases, applications and how 5G can deliver optimum performance for IIoT.

Demonstrations at Qualcomm Facility


*Meet in Front Lobby of Hotel, Bus will depart promptly at 8:00am. 



9:30 AM

Return from Qualcomm Facility to Hotel


10:00 AM

Welcome and Introductions


10:40 AM

Networking Break

11:10 AM


  • Use-cases for private networks and industrial IoT
  • Understanding Radio elements
  • Licensed, unlicensed and shared spectrum paradigms
  • Architecture models for private networks
  • New vertical requirements beyond typical 3GPP mobile broadband-latency, delay, etc.
  • Regulatory demands and certification for new verticals
  • 3GPP release 16 deployment prospects and demands
  • Detail of IOT platforms and main use cases.

Keynote Presentation


Senior Director, Engineering

12:00 Noon

Networking Lunch


1:00 PM

Service Provider Perspectives

  • How is 5G different?

  • What can 5G do (that existing technologies cannot)?

  • Real use-case drivers for IIoT

  • Use Case Frameworks: How do we make sense of the possibilities?
  • Key Applications: Which cases are capturing mindshare?
  • Exploring business requirements
  • Industrial IoT could represent a new industrial revolution and open up markets to a larger number of smaller service & equipment providers
  • Why do we think 5G private network are needed as opposed to what can be done reliably and cost-effectively over existing IEEE or 4G private networks?
  • Use cases and markets for the new Vertical Sectors
  • Understanding technical requirements
  • When will business ramp and when will it reach its peak?
  • Will 5G private networks focus on M2M communication and the traffic will be 99% local?
  • How will private networks connect to public networks?
  • Business requirements and use cases driving the demand for industrial and enterprise Private Networks. e.g. Ports, Railyards, Healthcare, Hospitality, etc...)
  • Policy Frameworks that enable industrial and vertical sector access to spectrum for Private Networks (e.g. dynamic sharing, local licensing, MNO leasing, etc...)
  • Neutral host architectures that allow Private Networks to be utilized as additional footprint (especially indoor) by the MNOs. KPIs/SLAs that would be required to make these types of arrangements viable

5G Use Case Overview


New Technology and Strategic Partnerships


Dedicated/Private Networks for Vertical Industries


Roaming Standards & Ecosystem Development, Sprint

Global TDD Initiative Representative

3:00 PM

Networking Break


3:40 PM

Service Provider Perspectives, continued

  • Business requirements and use cases driving the demand for industrial and enterprise Private Networks
    • Leading sectors in each of these markets (e.g. Ports, Railyards, Healthcare, Hospitality, etc.
  • Policy Framework that enable industrial and vertical sector access to spectrum for Private Networks (e.g. dynamic sharing, local licensing, MNO leasing, etc.)
  • Industrial/Enterprise Managed Service offerings from Operators
  • Neutral Host Network (NHN) architectures
  • Neutral Host HNIs/PLMN-IDs
  • KPIs/SLAs that would be required to make these types of arrangements viable
  • What's behind the need for more protected spectrum for enterprise, industrial & automation use cases?
  • How the band characteristics influence licensing
  • Is a shared licensing framework that supports highly dense spatial reuse suitable for enterprise, industrial & automation networks?

Steering Neutral Host Networks into the Future


VP Engineering Strategic Programs



Considering Mobile Edge Computing for Critical Communications


Sr. Manager, Product Development/Corporate Strategy

5:00 PM



7:00 PM

Networking Dinner on the USS Midway; https://www.midway.org/


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November 28


7:00 AM



8:00 AM

Technology Enablers

  • Alignment and Machine learning for scheduling and interference management
  • Challenges associated with Industrial IoT Deployment

Low Latency Physical, MAC and Network Layer Solutions




8:30 AM

Vertical Market Perspectives

  • Understanding vertical industry demands
  • Can wireless systems really deliver for factory automation?
  • Real life case-studies
  • Achieving deterministic closed loop control
  • Considering current wireless technologies (WiFi, Bluetooth, 802.15.4-based protocols,4G LTE, satellite, etc.) and communication protocols like EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, and OPC UA
  • How is 5G poised to foster the use of wireless technology in factory and process automation?
  • What will 5G offer that current wireless technologies don't provide?
  • How will 5G be deployed in industrial operations?
  • What is the commercial approach to using 5G in industrial operations?
  • What can the industrial/manufacturing domain provide to the 5G market to allow that market to exceed our expectations?

SMART Manufacturing Demands on Wireless


Leveraged Automation & Process Control Engineer


Industrial IoT and 5G - What's Different?


Leader, Technology Business Development

10:00 AM

Networking Break


10:40 AM

System Innovation

  • What can't be supported over public LTE networks?
  • What IIoT use-cases really need 5G as opposed to many use-cases being supported over NB LTE or even over NB private LMR networks?
  • What are proposed 5G systems for IoT applications, scenarios, use-cases and requirements
  • Roadmaps with timelines
  • Use cases and requirements (e.g. reliability and latency)
  • QoS concepts and slicing
  • Integration with factory automation and existing networks
  • Architecture for Private 5G Networks
  • Low latency protocol directions
  • Timescale for deployment of Industrial IoT
  • Vertical applications and any device requirements
  • Service Performance and QoS/QoE needs for private 5G
  • Advanced services and security requirements for private 5G
  • Exploring private networks based on 3GPP technologies
  • Building Ultra Reliable Low Latency networks
  • 3GPP NR-U - Advantages over WiFi, Lora, etc.
  • Why private networks for IIoT and new vertical sectors?

Private Networks for the Industrial and Enterprise Sectors: Technology and Policy Enablers


Director, Regulatory Affairs & Network Standards



Industrial IoT Networks: 5G transforming industry verticals


Principal Research Specialist



12:00 PM

Networking Lunch


1:00 PM

Technology Enablers, continued

  • Private network design, security, and regulatory rules of engagement
  • Use-cases for IIoT and Private 5G networks
  • Applications, different requirements, market potential and technical leverage
  • Technologies, capabilities, business models and regulatory aspects
  • Spectrum Management
  • 3GPP Release 16-Input to standards
  • Case studies of 5G private vs. 4G private network for IIoT and other verticals
  • Why private broadband for critical infra industries
  • Hypothesis/Demand in critical infra industries
  • What is a converged solution strategy?
  • Mission Critical Industrial IoT
  • Results from trials and deployments
  • Radio resource management (frequency spectrum, guard bands, power, TDD synchronization, etc.)
  • Spectrum management, relation to public operator networks
  • Impacts on Hardware Components
  • Scheduling
  • SAQ and Construction
  • Radio density and powering requirements for known applications
  • Multi-RAT and innovative business models
  • 5G device challenges
  • Perspectives on 4G and 5G CPE, UE and terminals
  • What impact will 5G have on IoT user equipment and CPE

Future Wireless Spectrum for Private Enterprise, Industrial & Automation Networks


Principal Engineer


How Can Verticals Leverage Private Networks - Petrochemical Use-case


In-Building Technical Marketing


 Converged Solution Strategy for IIoT







3:00 PM

Networking Break


3:40 PM

Closing Discussion

Host, invited Carriers and OEMs 

4:30 PM



7:00 PM

Evening Reception and Registration for Small Cell Workshop Attendees



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    3777 La Jolla Village Drive
    San Diego, CA 92122
    Phone: (858) 552-6075
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