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The 5G Journey... and the 6G Destination: Hyperconverged Hybrid Networks: Space . Stratosphere . Terrestrial

About this event

14.00: Opening Remarks


Paul Stahl, Executive

14.05: Mobility Showcase 1: Digital Broadband from Space - Road and Rail

Past: Network Rail

Robert Gardner, Senior Innovation Engineer

The session will start off with Dr. Robert Gardner, Associate Director, Scottish Futures Trust, and former Senior Innovation Engineer (Telecoms) at Network Rail, who will describe the seemingly compelling case for digital connectivity from LEOsats for vehicles-on-the-move and how this developing broadband connectivity method has led to a number of initiatives in road, rail and on the ferries and in other sectors.

Robert will be leading a discussion on terrestrial/satellite convergence in the Advanced Wireless space, covering 5G, 6G, D2D and LEOsat broadband. Introducing Future Rail Mobile Communications Systems (FRMCS) and comparing it to 6G. Cueing up what Network Rail & LNER are doing with Starlink via Tactical Wireless and pointing out other non-mobile use cases (telephony and sensor IoT.)


Alan Manclark, Head of IT

Alan Manclark, Head of IT, ScotRail will then describe ScotRail’s previous experience in gigabit-to-train initiatives using terrestrial wireless means and how satellite broadband could potentially provide an affordable route towards fulfilling their connectivity aspirations for the multitude of modern-day onboard use-cases.

Tactical Wireless

  • Practical Applications of Hybrid Technology

Pete Morton, CEO

Pete Morton, Managing Director, Tactical Wireless Ltd., will begin by describing his work in the delivery of reliable connectivity-on-the-move via cellular systems. He will then present the results of recent testing of a high-performance Starlink terminal on public roads in the UK, being the prelude to a forthcoming pilot installation atop an LNER high-speed train aimed initially at improving the passenger WiFi experience.

15.00: Featured Showcase Presentation

Ericsson Global Services

  • 5G Private Networks

Vineet Tiwari, Vice President and KAM - Cloud Software Services and Enterprise Business

15.45: Mobility Showcase 2: Digital Broadband from Space - Maritime Operations


Greg Whitton, Managing Director

CloudNet are a Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) providing a range of services to the customer, specialising in the provision of broadband networks and services into difficult and hard to reach areas, where traditional broadband services fail to deliver. In addtiton, it is at the forefront of internet access delivery onto Ferries using its TV White Space (TVWS) solution, for which it is currently the only licenced provider.


  • ​Combining New and Existing Technologies to Create the Hybrid Vessel of the Future

Konstantinos Dimitriadis, Account Director

​Navarino is a maritime technology company and the world's largest Inmarsat Fleet Xpress VAR, with an additional portfolio of Ku Band solutions due to partnerships with Intelsat and SES Networks, Cobham, Dell, GTMaritime, Intellian, Iridium, and JRC. With a client base of more than 500 shipping companies worldwide, the company has offices in Greece, Norway, Germany, Cyprus, United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Singapore, delivering a diverse portfolio including satellite connectivity, maritime GSM technology solutions and IT-as-a-service via its Quazar platform.

Silversea Cruises

  • 12 Minute Conversation

Bernard Andrade, Head of Information Technology

​Silversea, part of the Royal Caribbean Group, is a leading, ultra-luxury, cruise operator known as the "World's Best"​ with more than 500 shoreside employees in their Miami, London, Frankfurt, Monte Carlo, Cape Cod, Sydney and Singapore offices working together with a staff of about 2,500 aboard Silversea's fleet of height ships (split into 5 Classic vessels and 4 Expedition vessels). Silversea has recently welcomed four ships to its fleet since June 2020 – Silver Origin, Silver Moon, Silver Dawn and Silver Endeavour – bringing the fleet’s tally to 11. Their portfolio includes some of the world’s most remote destinations, including both Polar Regions.

16.30: Close

Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
    Robert Gardner Chief Innovation Engineer @ Past: Network Rail

  • Guest speaker
    Konstantinos Dimitriadis Account Director @ Navarino

  • Team member
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    Paul Stahl C21@c21-virtual.com Executive @ c21-virtual

  • Guest speaker
    Peter Morton CEO @ Tactical Wireless

  • Guest speaker
    Alan Manclark Head of IT @ ScotRail

  • Guest speaker
    Meer Nazir Head of Telco 5G/Edge Cloud, Multi-Cloud Security Global Practice @ Accenture

  • Guest speaker
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    Greg Whitton CloudNet


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