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Wholesale Carriers, Monday 19 March 2018

08:00

Registration

08:50

Organisers opening remarks

08:55

Chairperson's opening remarks

COMMUNICATIONS FOR A CHANGING TOMORROW

Ariya Banomyong
09:00

Opening Keynote Address: Transforming into a platform business

09:20

Keynote Address by China Unicom Global, Title Sponsor for Telecoms World 2018

Isabelle Mauro
09:40

Opportunities for growth in the next 5 years

  • What will be the key external forces and technologies affecting the industry
  • Undergoing a digital reinvention - how will the role of telcos look like in 2020?
  • How can telcos maximize the opportunities present in a new business ecosystem?
10:00

Keynote Address by CAT Telecom

10:40

Morning refreshments and exhibition viewing

Wholesale Outlook

11:30

Industry Update by TeleGeography

Panel discussion
11:50

Panel: Evolve or dissolve - navigating the future of wholesale in the digital era

  • Adapting to changing business models - how will trends in mobile consumption and end-customer demands affect the way wholesale carriers have to operate?
  • Why are wholesale operators struggling to reinvent themselves?
    • What remains to be done in terms of changing traditional mindsets and cultures?
  • What lessons on encouraging innovation and/or dealing with disruption can carriers learn from other industries?
  • Where are the new opportunities for new revenue (internally and externally), and what's your vision of a new wholesale reality?
Katrina L. Abelarde, President and CEO, PLDT Global and First Vice President, International and Carriers Business Group, PLDT
12:30

Lunch and exhibition viewing

Country Spotlight - North/East Asia

Evelyn Lim
13:50

Country Update: China

  • Updates on the state of telecom infrastructure development and competition in China
    • Data, mobile broadband and smartphone penetration
    • New regulatory considerations - implications of China's proposed cybersecurity law on data transfers and storage
  • Infrastructure rollout plans
    • Current developments, projects in the pipeline, rollout timelines, vision for the future
    • What are the specific development plans and key timelines for fixed and wireless connection? What are the projected growth rates for the next 1-2 years?
Evelyn Lim, Director, Sales - International Carrier Service, China Broadband Communications International
Kempei Fukuda
14:10

Country Update: Japan

  • Current telecoms market conditions
  • Challenges for operator growth and dealing with competition
  • Network infrastructure plans for supporting IoT and Tokyo 2020
Kempei Fukuda, Director, Network Services, NTT Communications
14:30

Country Update: Korea

Country Spotlight: Greater Mekong Sub Region

Min Oo Zaw
14:50

Myanmar - Ushering Myanmar's 4th operator

  • What is your business model and how does it differ from your competitors
  • What gaps are you hoping to fill in the current telecoms landscape in Myanmar
  • Plans for infrastructure rollout and service provision
15:10

Country Update: Vietnam

Kamrang Eang
15:30

Country Update: Cambodia

  • Current developments, projects in the pipeline, rollout timelines & vision for the future
  • Updates on the state of telecom infrastructure development in Cambodia
  • Data, mobile broadband & smartphone penetration
  • What are the specific development plans and key timelines for fixed and wireless connections? What are the projected growth rates for the next 1-2 years?
15:50

Afternoon refreshments and exhibition viewing

Keynote Plenary: Creating a safe & secure connected future

Panel discussion
16:30

Closing keynote panel: Addressing the challenge of cybersecurity in a connected world

  • What are the new threats being faced by our networks today vs before?
  • Cybersecurity in the digital age: how can the industry address this collectively?
    • Improving collaboration with regulators to reduce risk and improve resiliency
    • Is there a need for greater regional coordination between operators to strengthen our networks?
  • 5-year outlook: how will new technologies pose as both a threat and an opportunity in ensuring security?
Moderator: Marin Ivezic, Cybersecurity & Privacy Partner, PWC
17:10

Chairperson's closing remarks and end of Day One

17:10

Networking Drinks Reception

Join us for a drink at the end of day 1 to cement existing relationships and forge lucrative new partnerships.
last published: 22/Feb/18 02:45

Wholesale Carriers, Tuesday 20 March 2018

08:00

Registration & Morning Refreshments

09:00

Organiser's welcome remarks

09:10

Chairperson's opening remarks

Keynote Plenary: Connected Ecosystems

Gulzar Azad
09:20

Keynote address: Connecting the next billion users

  • Making Internet access available and affordable for the world - how are we getting there?
  • Challenges, opportunities, key project milestones
  • Creating sustainable business partnerships - where do carriers fit in?
Gulzar Azad, Country Head - Connectivity, Google
09:40

Reserved for event partner

Panel discussion
10:00

Joint Keynote Panel: Maximising opportunities and minimizing threats in a future of a billion (and more) connected things

  • Maximizing the telco's role in IoT
    • What's the current progress?
    • Where are the key roadblocks and how can we overcome them as an industry?
    • How long before we get to see meaningful ROI?
  • Addressing the other side of IoT
    • How do you foresee the acceleration of technology progression in the IoT era?
    • What is the impact on our social and economic structures and how can we best prepare for them?
    • Reducing threats - how can the industry better pre-empt security and privacy concerns in the age of connected things?
10:40

Morning refreshments and exhibition viewing

New revenue opportunities

11:40

Creating a seamless delivery of IoT

  • Assessing promise vs reality - how close are telcos to facilitating an ecosystem of IoT services?
  • Overcoming existing challenges of fragmented partner service offerings and complex vendor management
  • Getting your IoT rollout strategy right
    • Need for SLA
    • Security considerations
Panel discussion
12:00

Driving Asia's subsea cable boom

  • Assessing demand factors: Why APAC is a hotbed for new subsea cable builds
  • New routes and how they're financed - how has this changed?
  • Future outlook - how long can we expect this boom to last?
  • Who are the new players, other than content providers, who might enter the market?
12:40

Reserved for event sponsor

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13:00

Lunch & Exhibition Viewing

Country Spotlight - MENA + South Asia

Wangeci Kanjama Gathinji
14:00

East Africa - Feeding the bandwidth hungry

  • Data, mobile broadband and smartphone penetration
  • State of development of telecom infrastructure & competition
  • Plans for improving mobile infrastructure
  • Bringing greater connectivity to the region
  • Opportunities for foreign investment and partnerships
  • New service offerings to meet demands of end consumers
Aamer Ejaz
14:15

Pakistan - Building a mobile-enabled digital economy

  • Market updates and 3G/4G penetration rates
  • Nationwide fibre rollout plans - timeline and new opportunities
  • Existing and foreseeable challenges (e.g. regulatory landscape, new policy implementation, political stability)
  • New service offerings with increased mobile Internet adoption and movement towards digital economy future
14:30

Country Update: India

Country Spotlight: Southeast Asia

14:45

Country Update: Philippines

  • Updates on the Philippine Digital Economy Plan
  • Spectrum allocation plans
  • Driving infrastructure improvements
  • What is the role of DICT?
  • How can the nation's telcos achieve better collaboration?
  • Conditions for new market entrants - is there room, and how can this spur new innovations and services?
  • Opportunities for foreign investment and partnerships
15:15

Country Update: Malaysia

15:30

Extended Networking

15:45

Afternoon refreshments and networking. End of Telecoms World Asia 2018.

last published: 22/Feb/18 02:45

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