Syniverse Highlights 5G, IoT and Blockchain at March 17 Tech Conference

Although we’re only in the second month of the year, 2020 is
shaping up to be one of the most fast-moving and exciting years for the
technology industry in some time.

As one example, 5G rollout is moving into high gear, with the number of 5G connections forecast to rise to 172 million by the end of 2020, up from 10 million in 2019, according to the GSMA. At the same time, the GSMA reports a rapid rise in the internet of things (IoT) connections is underway, with IoT connections expected to reach almost 25 billion globally by 2025, up from 10.3 billion in 2018. Meanwhile, blockchain is continuing its meteoric evolution, with Gartner predicting that 90% of blockchain platforms will become obsolete just two years from now.

Syniverse has been closely involved in these areas, among several others, and we’re preparing for a big year in helping our customers take the next steps with adopting these new technologies. Chief among these steps is one of our next industry events, IoT Tech Expo Global 2020 on March 17 and 18 in London, where three Syniverse leaders will speak, including myself, and share our latest perspectives on some of these hot technologies, and where we’ll also have an exhibition booth and team. In addition, we’re also a platinum sponsor of the event.

I invite you to stop by to catch our sessions, which you can find out more information on below, and sign up for a time to meet with the team at our booth. We hope to see you there and at other industry events this year.

Connecting the Wireless Dots for the New 5G-Focused Business Model
Pradeep Bhardwaj, Senior Strategy Director and Head of Industry Standards, Syniverse
March 17, 12:40-1:10 p.m.
As 5G disrupts current business models across industries, businesses are asking how 5G’s new capabilities can be monetized. In this talk, I’ll take a closer look at some of the emerging revenue streams for suppliers and operators, along with the three main areas where new services are being enabled by 5G: enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), ultra-reliable low-latency communications (URLLC), and massive machine-type communications (mMTC). Thanks to 5G, soon nearly every machine will be connected to ubiquitous, high-speed mobile networks that will empower a new world of real-time experiences. The possibilities for businesses will be astounding, and in this session we’ll explore several of them.

Not Today, Sir – Securing the IoT Eco-system (panel session)
Thomas Therkildsen, Head of Sales, Europe Enterprise, Syniverse
March 17, 3:30-4:10 p.m.
What are the most important considerations for an IoT device manufacturer when it comes to security? Is transparency between users and manufacturers the critical link to a truly secure ecosystem? What are some best-practices recommendations as we navigate the IoT era? In this session, Syniverse’s sales leader for the enterprise segment in Europe will join a panel of fellow technology experts to take on these questions and more.

Blockchain: A New Era in the Efficiency, Transparency and Security of the World’s Transactions
Douwe van der Heij, Senior Director, Product Management, Syniverse
March 17, 4:00-4:30 p.m.
How can blockchain be integrated to instantly validate new wholesale billing and charging processes for clearing and settlement services for mobile operators? One of Syniverse’s experts in blockchain, Douwe van der Heij, will explain. In the area of clearing and settlement, blockchain is the logical evolution, and this technology is transforming the speed, ease, flexibility, and, most importantly, security of the way we monetize transactions.

As Senior Strategy Director and Head of Industry Standards at Syniverse, Pradeep Bhardwaj serves as a senior technology adviser overseeing strategic initiatives to advance the adoption of leading-edge technologies and standards, such as 5G, the internet of things, mobile edge computing, LTE, and VoLTE. Pradeep joined Syniverse in 2005 and has built a career that encompasses more than 26 years of experience with mobile operators and telecommunication companies in the areas of GSM, fixed-line, international, wholesale, international roaming, messaging, signaling, satellite, data, and IP communications. Pradeep’s emphasis is on technology strategy, industry standards, systems engineering, and architecture. Among the leadership roles he has held in the industry, he served as the chairman of the GSMA Hubbing Provider Interworking Group from its inception to its end. He may be reached at



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