IEEE 5G Summit São Paulo
Thursday, October 31, 2019
São Paulo, Brazil

Mobile telecommunications networks are one of the critical infrastructures of the digital society in which we live. These networks have a significant impact on our community and enable the creation of new services and applications.
At this time the world is engaged in the development and deployment of the next generation of mobile telecommunications networks, called 5G. The 5G network is born with a vision that goes far beyond providing enhanced broadband but stands as data access for people and services focusing on different verticals such as health, agriculture, entertainment, energy, mobility, homes, factories, and cities.
As a driver for a new wave of the digital economy with a profound impact on our society, 5G poses challenges related to the research, development, and deployment The 5G ecosystem will involve not only government, telecommunication service providers and network technology providers, but it goes far beyond to include academia, entities from different verticals, solution developers and services in both software and hardware.
The IEEE 5G Summit São Paulo is part of a successful series of 5G Summits that have been held since 2015 in Americas, Asia, and Europe. The IEEE 5G Summit São Paulo aims to put together industry leaders, innovators, and researchers from the industry and academic community to collaborate and exchange ideas about 5G, making a connection with initiatives inside and outside Brazil.
The Summit will take place inside FUTURECOM 2019, and both will happen in the same venue.
The IEEE 5G Brazil Summit is co-organized by Algar Telecom, the Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU), the Institute of Telecommunications, the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication and Nokia. The IEEE 5G Summit São Paulo is co-sponsored by IEEE Communications Society and the IEEE 5G Initiative.


Prof. Dr. Ashutosh Dutta
Founding co-chair for IEEE 5G initiative, Johns Hopkins University,

Prof. Dr. Luiz Da Silva
Director of CONNECT, Trinity College Dublin,

Prof. Dr. Rui Aguiar
Chair of the Networld2020 ETP, University of Aveiro,

Dr. Jean-Pierre Bienaime
Chairman, IREST,

Dr. Anastasius Gavras
Program Manager, EURESCOM GmbH

Dr. Fábio Alencar
Corporate Development Head for Latin America, SES Networks

Dr. Rodrigo Schuch Wegmann
Chief Marketing Officer, Algar Telecom

Dr. Alberto Boaventura
Network Strategy and Architecture Manager, OI

Dr. Atila Leão Flores Xavier
Senior Manager, TIM

Dr. Cássio Garcia
Business Development Manager, FITEC

Dr. Alex Pires de Azevedo
BAdvisor in Spectrum, Orbit, and Broadcasting Management, ANATEL

Others to be announced soon...

Venue and Accommodation

The IEEE 5G Summit São Paulo will be held in the São Paulo Expo Exhibition and Convention Center in São Paulo, Brazil.  



Prof. Dr. Rui Luis Aguiar
 University of Aveiro,

Ashutosh Dutta
 Johns Hopkins University,

Sudhir Dixit
 University of Oulu,

Dr. José Gontijo

Prof. Dr. João Henrique de S. Pereira 
Algar Telecom & BRAIN,

Dr. Wilson Cardoso 

Prof. Dr. Flávio de Oliveira Silva 
Federal University of Uberlândia,



09:00 – 09:15


09:15 – 10:30

Keynote Presentation

  • IEEE Future Networks

    Ashutosh Dutta (Johns Hopkins University,USA)

  • Security in SDN/NFV and 5G Networks - Opportunities and Challenges

    Ashutosh Dutta (Johns Hopkins University,USA)

10:30 – 10:45

Networking and Refreshment Break

10:45 – 12:15

Where are we in 5G

  • The European status

    Jean-Pierre Bienaime (IREST, France)

  • Portugal: practical lessons for 5G

    Rui Aguiar (University of Aveiro, Portugal)

  • Software Challenges

    Anastasius Gavras (EURESCOM, Germany)

12:15 – 13:30


13:30 – 15:30

Technologies for 5G coverage

  • Satellite for 5G

    Fábio Alencar (SES Networks, Brazil)

  • Network Sharing: Impact on Next Generation Networks

    Luiz da Silva (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)

  • IoT solutions for large areas

    Wilson Cardoso (Nokia, Brazil)

  • AgroConnect: An IoT Pilot Project for the Large-Scale Agriculture

    Cássio Garcia (FITEC, Brazil)

15:30 – 15:45

Networking and Refreshment Break

15:45 – 17:15

Where we are in Brazil

  • Spectrum and Regulations Status in Brazil

    Alex Pires de Azevedo (ANATEL, Brazil)

  • Operators Round Table

    • Rodrigo Schuch Wegmann (Algar Telecom, Brazil)

    • Alberto Boaventura (OI, Brazil)

    • Atila Leão Flores Xavier (TIM, Brazil)

17:15 – 17:30

Closing Session