connect Conference: 5G, Open RAN, Campusnetze und E-Mobility

Communication technologies of the future

On 23/24 November 2021 connect invites you to a virtual conference with top-class speakers, live pitch and the presentation of the Breakthrough Award 2021.


The virtual summit of the telecommunications industry.
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On November 23 and 24, 2021, the connect conference will be all about trends and communication technologies of the future. The agenda includes exciting lectures on the topics of 5G, Open RAN, campus networks and e-mobility. The conference unites the who’s who of the telecommunications industry and is taking place for the seventh time – this year, due to the corona, again as a purely virtual streaming event.

Organized by the renowned telecommunications trade journal connect from the WEKA MEDIA PUBLISHING publishing house, the connect conference is aimed at experts and interested specialist audiences. The two-day event starts with the Breakthrough Award 2021, in which start-ups with particularly innovative ideas from the fields of telecommunications, e-mobility and IoT are honored. Are partners of the conference O2 Telefónica, Cocus, Huawei, Vodafone, Sunrise, umlaut, Zafaco, Oppo, City of Dresden, radio show, ICT Channel, Smarthouse Pro, PC Shop und connect.

connect Conference: 5G, E-Mobility und mehr

The competition for 5G is in full swing. Which is the biggest, fastest, best 5G network? What are the advantages of campus networks for medium-sized companies? How far is 6G? At the connect conference, top experts in the industry will provide answers to these and many other questions.

“Our topics, partners and speakers underline the positioning of connect and Weka Media Publishing and also of our event: always at the forefront of telecommunications development. We very much regret that this will not take place live in our twin city of Dresden again this year, ”explains Dirk Waasen, Publishing Director of Weka Media Publishing GmbH.

On November 24th, the conference participants can look forward to the keynotes of the top-class speakers. Matthias Sauder, Director Mobile Access & Transport at Telefónica opens the virtual summit on Wednesday at 9 am with his keynote “Open RAN: Opportunity or Risk”. Sascha Hellermann (CEO of Cocus AG) takes away the horror of campus networks and shows how medium-sized businesses can benefit from 5G quickly and inexpensively. Dr. Helge Lüders, Technology Strategy Manager at Telefónica. How does 5G bring mobile operators forward? We find out in the expert lecture by Dr. Luders.

Use long-awaited features with 5G. Gerald Huber, Radio & Transport Senior Innovation Manager at Telefónica, shows that this is possible.
In addition, Prof. Fettweis (TU Dresden) gives an insight into 6G. Mallik Rao (CTO Telefónica Deutschland), Elmar Grasser (CTO Sunrise), Hakan Ekmen (CEO Telecommunication at umlaut) and Dr. Bruno Jacobfeuerborn (CEO DFMG Deutsche Funkturm GmbH) discusses the current status and the future of telecommunications in Europe and Germany.

connect Conference: Be there live in the stream

More information on the agenda for the two days can be found on the respective pages and Since it is a virtual event with top-class speakers, you can follow the event live in front of your screen: You can watch the live stream here.

We will also keep you up to date on our social media channels during the connect conference and briefly summarize the most important information for you. Follow us on for it LinkedIn, Twitter or on social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram.

The event starts on November 23 at 2 p.m. with the presentation of this year’s Breakthrough Awards. The three finalists face themselves in live pitches Peaq, KNOW and Schüttflix the jury. The expert committee, which includes representatives from the city of Dresden, Weka Media Publishing and the start-up accelerator Wayra, will announce the winner in the early evening of November 23rd.


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