Registration and coffee



09.00 – 09.10

Inaugural Remarks

H.E. Mr. Pham Hong Hai, Vice Minister of MIC Viet Nam


Welcome address

Ms.  Hjh Yusrina Binti Haji Mat Yussof- SSM Chair

09.15 – 09.30

Opening Keynote: Global perspective on 5G spectrum

Mr. Peng Zhao, Senior Spectrum Director, GSMA

09:30 - 09:45

Keynote: Spectrum roadmap in Vietnam

Mr. Le Van Tuan- AWG Chair, Deputy Director General of ARFM in Viet Nam

09.45 – 10.20

Keynote:5G for ASEAN

Mr. Yi Shen Chan, Director,Plum Consulting

Mr. ScottMinehane , Managing Director Windsor Place Consulting

10.20– 10.35



SESSION I:5G mid-bands: opportunities & solution

(Objective: speakers will share on 3.5 GHz band pland: spectrum block sizes, minimum bandwidth per operator; matter of compatibility and sharing between 5G NR vs. FSS earth stations and other radio systems in C-band and in adjacent bands, mitigation techniques, guardbands, adding filters to VSAT, improvement of 5G NR spectrum mask, coordination distances, … )

10.35 – 10.50

Sharing study and compatibility

Mr. Alex Orange,Senior Director, Government Affairs, Qualcomm

10.50 – 12:00

Round table, country case study using C-band

Moderator : Mr. Le Van Tuan, Deputy Director General, ARFM

  • 5G in China and Japan using C-band and 4.8-4.99 GHz

Mr. Wang Hu, Head of Spectrum, Huawei

Mr. Hiroyuki Atarashi,  Director Radio System Group, NTT Docomo

  • Thailand Case study

( Dr. ThirapiroonThongkamwitoon- Office of NBTC Thailand)

  • ASEAN representatives, Huawei, NTTDocomo

12.00 – 13.30



SESSION II: MmW bands: Spectrum and Coverage challenges

Objective: speakers will share on cell coverage of 5G NR in mW( outdoor, outdoor to indoor) in different weather conditions both in theory (simulations) and pratical field test measurements; effect of massive MIMO,  ... in order to make clear if mW can be used for 5G in heavy rain region like South East Asia. Frequency ranges mWshould be allocated to 5G, bandwidth per operator should be addressed.

13.30 – 13.45

5G Spectrum and Coverage challenges

Mr. Le Ba Tan, Deputy Director General,Viettel Network


13.45– 14.00


APG19-5 results and WRC-19 preparation

Mr. Hiroyuki Atarashi,  Director Radio System Group, NTT Docomo, APT coordinator for WRC-19 AI 1.13


14.00 – 15.00

Round table, Spectrum and Coverage challenges

Moderator :  Mr. Cristian Gomez,  Director Spectrum Asia , GSMA

  • 5G Spectrum Status– APAC and Globally

Mr.Yoshio Honda, General Manager, Standardization and Regulation, Ericsson Japan

  • ASEAN representatives
  • Qualcomm,  Ericsson, Viettel




Coffee Break.


SESSION III:Spectrum licensing

(Objective: speakers to share on how 5G spectrum should be licensed, auction or direct allocation; spectrum charges/fees in compare with other mobile bands; any special conditions,… )

15.15 – 15.30

5G use cases

Mr. Kai Sahala – Head of 5G Asia pacific Japan , Nokia

15.30 - 15.45

5G Spectrum licensing Best Practice: 

Mr. Peng Zhao, Senior Spectrum Director, GSMA

15.45 – 16.15

Round table discussion

Moderator:  Mr. ScottMinehane , Managing Director Windsor Place Consulting

  • ASEAN representatives
  • Nokia, Huawei.



SESSION IV: Round table discussions

Objectives: to make clear what are possible solutions that ASEAN countries may take to make spectrum available for 5G NR and to perform licensing in earliest time.

16.15 – 17.20

Round table discussion

Moderator: Mr. Yi Shen Chan, Director, Plum Consulting


Round table:

+ ALL ASEAN representatives, Viettel, VNPT

17.20 – 17.30

Conclusion and vote of thanks


Mr. Cristian Gomez, Director Spectrum Asia, GSMA

Mr. Nguyen Duc Trung, Director General, ARFM Viet Nam

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