The 18th edition of Comms Connect Melbourne will not only feature more international industry experts than ever before (Canada, USA, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong will all be represented on the conference program), the event will also offer six preconference workshops, organised by association partners ARCIA and ACCF/TCCA on 17 October at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The topics on offer include private LTE/5G; microwave network design; mission-critical broadband deployments; and P25 standards, systems and governance.
Leadership panels will feature on both days of the conference proper, on 18 and 19 October, with local and international panellists. These sessions will focus on “The Future of Critical Communications”, “Public Safety Mobile Broadband — lessons learned and the way forward” and “Where to with P25 in Australia?”
Featured speakers include: FirstNet USA’s Executive Director, Joe Wassel; APAC Head of GSMA Julian Gorman; NSW Telco Authority MD Kylie De Courteney; the Director of Engineering & Finance for Canada’s PSBN Innovation Alliance, Phil Crnko; AMTA CEO Louise Hyland; Telstra’s Commercial Engineering lead, Sri Amirthalingam; NIST’s PSCR Ops Lead, Bianna Huettel; and Accenture’s global 5G lead, Jefferson Wang.
The full conference program is now available on the event website and early-bird discount ticket registration is now open.