The 7th ZTE Wireless User Congress and 5G Summit will be held in L’Aquila, Italy, on November 14-15, 2018.
Speakers from global operators,partners and consulting firms will be sharing their experience and viewpoints on future network planning,development,operations,as well as improving efficiency and quality of existing networks with new technologies. ZTE will continue to involve customers in its service improvement.
In addition, you can also experience ZTE’s cutting-edge technologies and services at ZTE innovation and Research Center and 5G pre-commercial network in Italy, the 1st launched by ZTE in Europe.
We look forward to meeting you in this exciting event.


  • Day1
  • Day2
Time Topic Speaker Title Organization
9:30-9:40 Opening & Welcome Speech Xiao Ming SVP, President of ZTE Global Sales ZTE Corporation
9:40-9:50 Opening & Welcome Speech Li Bin Economic Councillor Chinese Embassy
in Italy
9:50-10:25 Keynote: Better Network, Brighter Future Chen Zhiping Director of Wireless Solution ZTE Corporation
10:25-11:00 Keynote: On the Road to 5G - Make the Best Out of Your LTE Network, Secure Your 5G future Miguel Arranz Director, ZTE CTO Group ZTE Corporation
11:00-11:30 Showcase 1 and Exhibition
Coffee Break (20 mins)
11:50-12:25 Keynote: Common Core Promotes ICT Transformation Hans Neff Director, ZTE CTO Group ZTE Corporation
12:25-13:00 Keynote: Best-fit NFV Integration, Make 5G Network Easy Zou Jun Marketing Director of NFV System Integration Service ZTE Corporation
13:00-13:30 Showcase 2 and Exhibition
Lunch(60 mins)
14:30-14:55 Keynote: Telenet Network Strategy and 5G Insight Luk Bruynseels Vice President, Engineering Telenet
14:55-15:10 Keynote: Ncell Network Strategy and 5G Insight Suren J Amarasekera CEO Ncell
15:10-15:35 Keynote: Open Fiber Network Plan and 5G Experimentation in Prato and L'Aquila Stefano Paggi CTO Open Fiber
15:35-16:00 Keynote: The Successful Journey of the 4th Operator in the Saturated Slovak Market Patrik Kollaroci CTO SWAN Mobile
16:00-16:30 Showcase 3 and Exhibition
Coffee Break (20 mins)
16:50-17:30 Closed-door Meeting(ZTE Wireless Customers)
17:30-18:00 Top Issues Deep Dive
Gala Dinner(20:00-22:00)
Time Topic Speaker Title Organization
9:00-9:05 Opening & Welcome Speech Xiao Ming SVP, President of ZTE Global Sales ZTE Corporation
9:05-9:10 Opening & Welcome Speech Zhang Jianpeng SVP, President of ZTE Global Marketing ZTE Corporation
9:10-9:15 Opening Speech from Italian Government Pierluigi Biondi Mayor of L'Aquila L'Aquila Municipality
9:15-9:20 Opening Speech from Operators Representative Jeffrey Hedberg CEO Wind Tre
9:20-9:45 Keynote: ZTE 5G Commercialization Progress and A Glance of Italian 5G P Wang Jiayi Director of 5G RAN ZTE Corporation
9:45-10:00 Keynote: Wind Tre about the 5G RAN Benoit Hanssen CTO Wind Tre
10:00-10:20 Keynote: What to Expect When You are Expecting 5G Daryl Schoolar Practice Leader, Next Generation Infrastructure OVUM
10:20-10:40 Keynote: Making 5G a Commercial Reality Marco Paoluzi Senior Manager, Product Marketing Qualcomm
Showcase Visit and Coffee Break (30 mins)
11:10-11:35 Keynote: 3.5Ghz, Natural Evolution to 5G Rino Buccio CTO Linkem
11:35-11:55 Keynote: H3A Road to 5G Konstantinos Karvelis Head of NFV and Innovation Center H3A
11:55-12:15 Keynote: Virtualization and End-to-End 5G as Key Drivers of Network Transformation John Byrne Service Director, Global Telecom Technology & Software Service GlobalData
12:15-12:35 Keynote: 5G - Fusion of Compute and Connectivity Robert Prince GM of Communication Service Provider Business, EMEA Region Intel
12:35 -13:30 Panel: 5G is Changing the World Davide Rota, Marcus Irwin, Vincenzo Quintani, Miguel Angel, Zhu Jianjun CEO; Head of Solution Design and Innovation; CEO; VP, Head of Connected Infrastructures; President of ZTE CCN Product Linkem, JT,Landis+Gyr Italy, Indra, ZTE Corporation
13:30-13:50 Interview: ZTE Corporate Strategy and 5G Prospect Hukun, Paola Inverardi President of ZTE West Europe, Rector of University of L'Aquila. ZTE Corporation, University of L'Aquila.
13:50-14:00 Closing Speech Giovanni Lolli President of Abruzzo Region, Italy Abruzzo Region, Italy
Lunch(60 mins)
15:00-16:30 Showcase Visit

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Innovation Research Center

In November 2017, ZTE established the 5G Innovation & Research Center in L'Aquila, Italy, to focus on the research and exploration of medium- and long-term future telecommunication and internet technology evolution. The establishment of the innovation center is an important measure that ZTE made in the Italian telecom market, which might actively promote the development of a 5G industry in Italy.

The Innovation Research Center is committed to building close interaction between the University of L'Aquila and ZTE's R&D departments, and have experiments in the innovation center. The cooperation between the two parties also provides a solid foundation for promoting research projects in European Union.

L'Aquila and the University in the city have jointly launched some initiatives aimed at creating an innovation-oriented urban laboratory. As one of the key 5G cities identified by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, L'Aquila was selected as a trial commercial test site and is scheduled to undergo commercial trials within 2020. The Innovation Research Center will provide 5G end-to-end solutions for Europe, including 5G wireless access technologies, next-generation fixed-line, and bearer technologies, virtualized core networks, large video, NB-IoT, 5G smart applications, and other innovative research.

In the future, ZTE will also conduct a series of in-depth research cooperation in the joint innovation research center with all partners, including Wind Tre, Open Fiber in a variety of new technologies to build a 5G smart city in L'Aquila.