GSMA Programs

Private Wireless Summit

Doors Open
8:30 AM

Wed, Sep 27: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT



W225, Level 2

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Session Description

This summit is open to all MWC Las Vegas passes.

Private Wireless Summit - A New Era in Enterprise Mobility, Automation and Productivity

Private 4G/5G has been heralded as the next evolution of networking for mission-critical applications used in factories, logistics centers, hospitals and other enterprise environments that require the reliability, security and speed of a wired connection combined with the movement of people, things and data.

With a global market size of 18 billion in 2020, the global Private Wireless networks market is expected to grow at 18% CAGR from 2020 to 2029, reaching above USD 80 billion by 2029 according to market data.

And yet, while the age of the private wireless network may be nearing, gaining traction and sales with enterprise decision makers and their system integrators requires an entirely new level of understanding, messaging and approach.

Understanding the business case for a private network is critical, whether you’re a service provider, a partner such as a distributor, systems integrator or value-added reseller, or an enterprise considering a private wireless network.

The Private Wireless Summit at MWC Las Vegas 2023 is the first in-person event for all stakeholders to gain an unvarnished examination of the private networks business opportunity. You’ll hear from early adopters on the enterprise side, leading systems integrators, early leaders from managed service providers, as well as RAN, device and core solutions providers.

You’ll hear speakers and panellists discuss real use-cases and showcase actual business outcomes that private networks have solved, rather than hearing the standard telco-centric metrics like connectivity, speed and latency.

As the enterprise market heats up for mobility, automation, remote monitoring, AI and machine learning systems, the demand for knowledge and a sales strategy rises. MWC Las Vegas 2023 is the place to gain more information for enterprises, AI, 5G acceleration – and private 4G/5G networks.

More information is available:

Tim Downs [email protected]

Who Should Attend

Enterprise CTOs and COOs

Enterprise OT/IT executives

Enterprise Systems Integrators (SIs)

Managed Service Providers (MSPs)

Communications Service Providers (CSPs)

Telcos, Rural Cellular and Mobile Network Operators (MNOs)

Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and MVNOs

Cellular IoT Solutions connectivity providers

Private Networks Device, RAN and Technology Suppliers

Testing, RF and RAN Planning Solutions Suppliers


9:00am The Enterprise Adoption Curve: What Have We Learned in the Past Year?

· What are the common business cases that seem to get traction from enterprise buyers across industries: Connected worker? Automation? Surveillance/camera?

· What are the lessons learned for vendors, SIs and MSPs from early use cases?

· Will mobility continue to be the private wireless networks super-power to compete and differentiate from Mobility and OT technologies?

Speaker: Joe Madden, Founder & Chief Analyst, Mobile Experts


9:20am OnGo, Indoor Private Networks and the Road to Enterprise Adoption

OnGo Alliance Chairman and early thought-leader in the development of CBRS and shared spectrum services, Preston Marshall offers a unique perspective on the evolution of private enterprise networks in general, CBRS specific, and the road forward to greater adoption. Hint: the path to prosperity and innovation is through a recalibration of network costs, deployment models and services designed for small scale indoor networks designed to meet a new benchmark: assured latency in network performance.

Speaker: Preston Marshall, Chairman, OnGo Alliance; Director, Wireless Policy and Standards, Google Global Networking, Internet Evangelism


9:45am Private Networks: Purpose-built by Enterprise Experts to Power Enterprise Outcomes

In the final analysis, for enterprises the network is an enabler not a technology product. For leading MSPs, the opportunity for private networks is to bring together a tailored mix of wireless technologies such as private LTE/5G and mmWave spectrum to offer a fully managed service from design to deployment to ongoing support and network management for commercial and government customers. Cox Private Networks discusses its vision for deploying purpose-built solutions to overcome real-world challenges in work processes, procedures, and into the everyday activities of the enterprise customer.

Speaker: Brett Lasher, GM, Cox Private networks


10:10am Panel: Early Enterprise Adopters

This is a wide-ranging discussion from early adopters in enterprise organizations representing several key industry sectors.

· Rishma Khimji, Chief IT Officer, Las Vegas International Airport

· Ray Clounch, Principal Architect,Private Wireless Services, Logicalis US

· Jason Wallin, Principal Architect, John Deere

· Mike Owen, CTO, BearCom

Moderator: Ashish Jain, CEO of KAIROS Pulse and Chief Editor of


10:40am Business Value: Automation, Robotics & Connected Objects in Motion – Private cellular – 4G and ultimately 5G – offer tremendous value to manufacturing facilities incorporating automation, robotics and any objects in motion (including workers). This session examines this use case and explains the outcomes manufacturers expect from a mobile solution in their pursuit of more efficient and cost-effective plant operations.

 Doug Benson, 5G Principal Product Manager, Microsoft

 Greg Giles, Vice President, Product Development, Red Viking

 Varun Vashisht, Vice President Sales & Strategy, Trilogy Next Gen


11:00am Global Private 5G Connectivity: Solving the Problems of Challenging Environments – Opening up spectrum for private use has been one of the drivers for enterprise customers to consider using 5G in their networks. However, interference risk, capacity efficiency, maintaining costs, and other challenges must be considered when deploying in dense, complex wireless environments. Globalstar’s unique private 5G service, Band n53, is a versatile, fully licensed terrestrial channel connecting to remote areas and direct-to-cell and IoT devices. Along with Globalstar’s new XCOMP technology, carriers, cable companies, system integrators, and enterprises can deploy 5G private networks in challenging environments by utilizing this regulated band and gaining control over spectrum utilization while enabling capacity gains and greater efficiencies.

Speaker: Dr. Paul Jacobs, CEO, Globalstar

11:30am 5G Neutral Host Networks

Commonly described as a 5G neutral host network, a privately deployed 5G network in this configuration provides 5G coverage to the mobile subscribers of any number of mobile network operators (MNOs), as if the subscriber were within its operator’s own area of network coverage. In addition to extending the MNO’s public cellular coverage inside the building, a neutral host network also operates as a standalone private 5G network, under enterprise control and serving enterprise users and business objectives. This is not possible with a DAS solution. A “neutral host” can accept all clients, rather than only those with credentials from a single service provider, by acting as a shared resource that does not depend on licensed spectrum from a single company.

Joel Lindholm, CEO and Co-Founder, InfiniG

Alok Sarsidharan, Vice President – Specialized and Asset Finance, Macquarie Group

Harald Remmert, CTO, Digi

Eric Rozencwaig, VP, Redevi (Moderator)

12:00pm Private Wireless Summit Concludes


Doors Open: 8:30 AM

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