January 26-27 2022

The Private 5G & LTE World Community Conference hosted at Villa Griffone was the digital event of the year that brought together the major players in the sector to give voice to the future of connectivity.

Together, to shape the future of communication

UPTIME was the global event that brought together an audience of Private 5G and LTE professionals in the evocative setting of Villa Griffone, home of Guglielmo Marconi and cradle of wireless communications, from 26 to 27 January 2022.

Two days of meetings and conferences broadcast live on webstream to deepen and discuss the scenarios and opportunities of the 5G universe: the technology that revolutionizes the way we live, communicate and do business.

5G - the engine that moves a new world

The new standard of connectivity, a revolution that rewrites the way of networking, implementing security, performance, resilience and control. Offering huge possibilities for infinite fields of application.

Industry 4.0

Smart Cities



Transport and logistic

Autonomous vehicles

Smart Buildings and Events


Public safety 

One year of Private 5G-SA

One year after the success of the last edition, UPTIME 2022 has resumed the thread to take stock of the progress of 5G and deepen its potential in the near future.

What are the use cases, what were the challenges, where are the devices, what is the business case? All this and much more have been answered by leading professionals in the sector.

Round table talks with industry specialists

End User Industries, mobile and specialized operators, cloud hyperscalers, 4G and 5G RAN device manufacturers and suppliers: UPTIME 2022 brought together world specialists and all the main professionals involved in the 5G private network revolution.

2022 presenters included the companies below:

UPTIME is an event organized by Athonet, a worldwide corporate with 10 years of experience in delivering fully supported 4G, and now 5G, Core solutions for business-critical Enterprises and CSPs scaling up their networks. 

UPTIME 2022 agenda

All times are in European time (CET) - Paris/Berlin/Rome


January 26


January 27

6:55 am - Morning Kick-off

Nanda Menon, Director - Corporate Development & Curator of UPTIME, Athonet

7:30 am - Private 5G Status in Asia

Kaneshwaran Govindasamy, Founder, Global 5G Evolution

8:00 am - Marubun - Private 5G in Japan

Masafumi Watanabe, Telecom Strategic Business Unit Leader, Marubun

8:30 am -  AM Smart Cities in Asia Pacific

JVS Ramakrishna, Head Strategy & CTO, L&T Smart World

9:00 am - Accenture approach to Private 5G

Indranil Choudhuri, Managing Director Telecom Network Services, Accenture

9:30 am - Private Networks in France

Franck Dupont, Sales Director, Managed Services, Axione

10:00 am - Private 5G in Europe 

Koen Mioulet, Consultant private wireless and co-founder at EUWENA

10:30 am - Specialist Private 5G Service Provider Role

Vishy Ramaswamy, Vice President - 5G Products, Tata communications

11:00 am - The System Integrators Contribution to Private 5G


11:30 am - Open RAN for 5G 

Morten Tolstrup, Vice President Business development, JMA Wireless 

Lorcan Burke, Director RAN, VMware

12:00 pm - Private 5G for Industry 4.0

Stefano Cattorini, General Director, Bi-Rex

12:15 pm - Private Networks on UK Industrial Spectrum

Andrew King, Director, Private Networks, Wireless Infrastructure Group

1:00 pm - An operator’s perspective on private 5G networks 

Patrick Waldemar, Vice President Telenor Research, Telenor Group

1:30 pm - SLAs for Private Networks

Catherine Gull, Head of UK Private Networks, Cellnex UK

2:00 pm - Challenges of implementing Private 5G Networks

Thomas Hervieu, Directeur Associé , LD Expertise et Solutions


8:00 am – Early Welcome

Nanda Menon, Director - Corporate Development & Curator of UPTIME, Athonet

8:05 am – Breakfast Briefing - European Research Projects Update 

Daniele Munaretto, Director Research and Innovation, Athonet

8:30 am – Private Cellular Networks in Indonesia - From Mining to the 5G Factory

Shurish Subbramaniam, CTO, Smartfren

9:00 am – Welcome to Fondazione Marconi

Prof. Giovanni Corazza, Fondazione Guglielmo Marconi - Presidente

9:05 am – UPTIME - The Big Questions in Private 5G

Karim El Malki, Founder, Chief Strategy Officer, Athonet

9:10 am – The Secret Life of Private 5G - From Lockdown to Freedom

Gianluca Verin, Founder, CEO, Athonet

9:30 am - 5G private network in the EDGE continuum concept

Daniele Franceschini, Technology Innovation Standard & IPR Manager, TIM

10:00 am - Private Networks in the Utility Industry

Stefano Lorenzi, Head of Global Optical Fiber Infrastructure, Enel

10:30 am - Digital Twin and Private Cellular - Real life deployment at St Pancras railway station 

Phil Pauley, CEO, Pauley Interactive

11:00 am - Private Cellular in Offshore Wind Farms

Seàn Keating, Chairman, Vilicom

11:30 am - Private 5G in Eastern Europe

Marko Lustrek, Sales Director, Iskratel 

12:00 pm - Private 5G for Mission Critical Industries

Mikko Uusitalo, CEO, Edzcom

12:30 pm - Private Cellular in the UK

Simon Frumkin, CEO, Freshwave

1:00 pm - Private 5G in France

Aaron Partouche, 5G & Edge - New Business Development Director, Colt

Thierry Borgel, Directeur S.I. & Digital, Icade

1:30 pm - EXOR & LUFTHANSA: The End User Experience of Private 5G 

Andrea Malagnini, CIO, Exor 

Claudius Noack, Head of Private 5G, Lufthansa Industry Solutions

2:00 pm - Learnings from first years of Private Networks

Heidi Henttu, Common Product Manager for Enterprise Mobile Networks, Telia

2:30 pm - Private Cellular in Smart Cities & Communities 

Andrew Lambert, Founder and CEO, EMS

3:00 pm - Private 5G by Vodafone

Edwin Lugtenberg, BDM - Mobile Private Networks, Vodafone Business

3:30 pm - Private Cellular in the USA

Gary Ash, Vice President, Network Solutions, Bearcom

4:00 pm - Private 5G by AWS

Awaiz Khan, Principal Solutions Architect-Mobile Private Networks/5G, AWS 

4:30 pm - The Elephant is in the Room - Where are the 5G SA Devices

Daniel Quant, Vice President of Strategic Development, Multi-Tech Systems

Sander Rotmensen, Director of Industrial Wireless Communication Products, Siemens Xiaomi

5:00 pm- ORAN for Private 5G

Abel Mayal, SVP of Technology and Marketing, Airspan

5:30 pm - Interaction between Private 5G and WiFi 

Markus Nispel, Vice President International Markets, Extreme Networks

Marcus Burton, Wireless Architect, Extreme Networks

6:00 pm - Private 5G in USA

David Tokunaga, VP - Product and Business Development, Boingo

6:30 pm - Private 5G - The radio options

Morten Tolstrup, Vice President Business development, JMA Wireless

Akhil Gokul, VP - Product Management, JMA Wireless

7:00 pm - Private 5G for enterprise, industry and smart cities

Sanjeet Pandit, Global Head of Smart Cities & Digital Transformation, Qualcomm Technologies 

Heeseon Lim, Global Lead for 5G Infrastructure GTM, Qualcomm Technologies

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