Global IEEE 5G-IoT Summit Kuwait
February 2-3, 2020

IEEE 5G-IoT Summit Kuwait


The standardisation process of 5G mobile technologies has reached a stage where products are becoming available, and operators are making significant announcements of the deployment of the new technology with many hypes and promises. Future networks will have to support in 2020 mobile traffic volumes 1000 times larger than today, and a spectrum crunch is anticipated. Wireless access rates are today significantly lower than those of fixed access, which prevents the emergence of ubiquitous low-cost integrated access continuum with context-independent operational characteristics. Communication networks energy consumption is growing rapidly, especially in the radio part of mobile networks. The proliferation of connected devices makes it very difficult to maintain similar performance characteristics over an ever-larger portfolio of technologies and requirements (i.e.Ultra High Definition TV vs. M2M, IoT). Heterogeneity of access technologies entails unsustainable cost with increasing difficulties to integrate an ever-larger set of resources with reduced OPEX. Network infrastructure openness is still limited. It prevents the emergence of integrated OTT (cloud)-network integration with predictable end to end performance characteristics and limits the possibility for networks to become programmable infrastructures for innovation with functionalities exposed to developers’ communities.

This 5G SUMMIT focuses on exploring and elucidating all facets of the 5G technology, business and societal gaps and challenges between the current 3G-4G-LTE access-only Internet models and the proper vision of 5G, evolutionary or revolutionary, to go beyond just access by embracing and facilitating the upfront integration of all new technologies (IoT, SDN/NFV, Cloud Computing, ..) to be user-transparent, app-oriented, service-ready, ubiquitous and lowest cost.

Distinguished worldwide 5G experts have been invited and attracted to share their state-of-the-art knowledge with the emerging 5G community in the Middle East and GCC and around the world in view of facilitating the worldwide harmonization of research and best practices for deployment of viable user scenarios in the global 5G ecosystem, addressing the concerns around 5G health realted myths and facts, the built-in security and privacy by design in 5G, and explore the different ways to enable Internet protocols over the next generation of empowered devices in order to reach convergence and end to end transparency led by the IEEE 5G Technical subCommittee which is technically supporting this event.


Mr Hisham Allam

Chief Technical Officer, Zain Group

Professor Rahim Tafazolli

Director, Institute of Communication Systems University of Surrey
United Kingdom

Dr Essaid Sabir

Associate Professor at ENSEM, Hassan II University
Casablanca , Morocco

Dr Riad Hartani

Xona Partners
San Francisco Bay Area , USA

Dr. Belkacem Mouhouche

Principal Standards Engineer
Project Leader at Samsung Electronics , UK

Prof Magdy Bayoumi

Prof. at University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Heinz T. Bernold

Partner & Director, Telecommunications Boston Consulting Group

Dr. Abolfazl Mehbod Niya

Professor, Kuwait College of Science and Technology
Doha District, Block 4
, Kuwait

Mr. Chtourou Slim

Senior Solution Manager, 5G RAN &Core, Huawei Technologies Kuwait Co. WLL

Dr Julian Webber

Assistant Professor (Research), Osaka University, Japan and Visiting Researcher, Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute, Japan

Mohammad Patwary

Professor of Telecommunication Systems and Digital Productivity
Birmingham City University , United Kingdom

Professor Seref SAGIROGLU

Gazi University

Professor Eesa M. Bastaki

University of Dubai

Soumya Kanti Datta


Professor Mohamed Faten Zhani

l’École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS Montreal)

Ahmad Alsaleh

CreativeBits Solutions

Professor Ari Pouttu

University of Oulu

Sofiène Affes, PhD

Professor, EMT Centre, INRS Team Leader, the Wireless Lab Director, NSERC CREATE PERSWADE Program Cyrille-Duquet Research Chair in Telecommunications
800, De La Gauchetière W., Suite 6900 , Montreal, QC, H5A 1K6, Canada

Dr. Satoshi Nagata

Manager, Senior Research Engineer, NTT DoCoMo, Japan
Vice Chairman, 3GPP TSG-RAN Chairman, 3GPP TSG-RAN Working Group 1 , Japan

Abdulla Jassmi

Technical Affairs Department Manager at Communications Regulatory Authority

Venue and Accommodation

The Global 5G-IoT Summit Kuwait will be held at The Grand Auditorium of Kuwait College of Science and Technology


Four Points By Sheraton

Closest to the Venue and they provide shuttle service from / to airport as well as to the conference venue.


Prof. Khalid Al-Begain

Kuwait College of Science and Technology

Prof. Latif Ladid

University of Luxembourg

Prof. Essaid Sabir

ENSEM, Hassan II University of
Casablabnca , Morocco

Dr. Abolfazl Mehbod Niya

Professor, Kuwait College of Science and Technology

Dr Adel Zerai

Vice Chairman, IEEE Kuwait Section


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