Carriers World Day 2

08:00 Registration opens

09:00 Chair's opening address



Does IPX have a role in the future carrier?

  •     Has IPX failed as a technology?
  •     Can IPX enable carriers to capture value in new digital ecosystems?
  •     Can IPX providers deliver business models to reinvigorate the technology?
  •     Do MNOs truly need IPX connections?
Interviewer: Philippe Millet, Chair, i3forum
David Behr

Trench to Cloud: African carrier opportunities

  •     How the rollout of fibre is supporting cloud adoption across Africa
  •     Africa’s evolving cloud ecosystem and the growing role of data centres in the region
  •     The new opportunities for carriers to support African businesses with their digital journey 
David Behr, Chief Product Officer, Liquid Telecom
Angus Ward

Accelerate transformation and revenue growth by leveraging digital business platforms

  •     Used by World’s 5 most value companies, 50% of top 32 global brands and 75% of fast growing unicorns. Research on S&P1500 shows it increases value by up to 4x
  •     Innovation used to be about product features and functions. It is now all about the business model - run the Amazon way. Use a B2B2x platform model to grow revenue and profits
  •     A B2B2x platform, with a powerful partner ecosystem, is essential to make sense of 5G, NFV and IoT and the use cases for the IoT powered 4th industrial revolution
  •     Carriers need now to master B2B2x platform dynamics. We explain how it will be the engine for revenue growth - creating highly valuable new products and services fit for the digital economy  

Speed networking

10:40 Networking refreshments



Stream 1

Evolving the data centre for the digital future

- Exploring the role of the data centre in enterprise digital transformation
- What should the data centre service offering look like as customers move towards ever more digital business models?
- What types of service are essential to capture value in the digital economy
Moderator: Andrew Kloeden, Principal, Analysys Mason
Stream 2

Reality check: Why has the IPX interconnect market proved slow to pick up and what can be done to change this?

- Delivering business models for IPX success
- How can carriers make it easier for MNOs to connect to IPX networks?
- Simplifying your IPX offering
- Understanding the value proposition of IPX
- How can IPX offerings change to support MNO business models?
Moderator: Philippe Millet, Chair, i3 Forum
Jan Karmakar, Director of International Carrier Business and Roaming Tele2 Group, Tele 2
Stream 1

Capturing value in the enterprise space with an innovative data centre offering

- A flexible, reliable and secure data centre offering as essential for gaining enterprise business
- Exploring the data centre enterprise service offering
- Enabling digital transformation
Stream 2

What role does IPX play in digital transformation?

- What is IPX in the official specs and what in the market? 
- Which services to be supported? 
- Implementing an IPX multiservice platform via NFV and API 
- IPX-based virtualised use cases for an IMS environment
Stream 1

Exponential Thinking : Creating the Infrastructure at the Edge for the New Disruptors

Explore with EdgeConnex, leaders in Edge Data Centers globally, what happens when you implement at the ‘Edge’, why the internet was never designed to cope with the exponential growth of data and the future of how we are part of the Internet of Everywhere℠.  Listen to why the case of Edge Data Centers is top of the agenda with the disruptors in the market.
Phil Lawson-Shanks, Chief Architect & Vice President of Innovation, EdgeConnex
Stream 2

Expanding the IPX role and services on the road to 5G

- Assessing new service opportunities
- Transformation from SS7 and GRX integration into IPX
- Outlining technology changes and dependencies
- Discussing integration challenges and impact on existing infrastructures
- Roadmap considerations toward 5G


round tables

Roundtables exploring new opportunities for wholesalers in the MVNO market

  • Exploring IoT business models
  • Julian Watson

    Julian Watson, Senior Principal Analyst, IoT, IHS Markit

  • Flexible platforms to enable wholesale services
  • Imran Aziz

    Imran Aziz, BD, x-Mobility

  • Identifying MVNO segment opportunities
  • Arun Dehiri

    Arun Dehiri, Managing Director, Red Dawn Consulting

  • Innovative wholesale & pricing models
  • Danny Preiskel

    Danny Preiskel, Senior Partner, Preiskel & Co Llp

  • Telco payment opportunities and risks
  • Helen Stoner

    Helen Stoner, Sales Director, A.C.I. Worldwide

    13:20 Lunch & networking



    Stream 1

    Delivering a winning security offering

    - Security and fraud prevention as a key revenue stream
    - Security and the IoT
    - Tackling grey routes
    - The role of blockchain
    Moderator: Jay Gupta, Consultant, Hot Telecom
    Benjamin Von Seeger, Vice President Global Network Service Providers, Cyxtera Technologies
    Stream 2

    Capitalising on the IPX-IoT opportunity

    - Exploiting IPX’s reliability and security in your IoT play
    - Can IPX providers claim a piece of the IoT pie or have they missed the opportunity?
    - IoT and roaming
    - Does it make sense to build an IoT layer in your IPX network?
    Moderator: Catherine Haslam, Senior Analyst Wholesale, Ovum
    Cedric Mauvielle, AVP Product Strategy, PCCW Global
    Carlos Gamboa Bontje, IPX Product Manager, Telefonica
    Stream 1

    Reserved for event partner

    Stream 2

    Reserved for event partner



    Stream 1

    How can the carrier convert OTT players into core customers?

    - Analysing the rise of cPaaS as a key new service enabler
    - What do digital service providers need from carriers?
    - Building the right APIs
    - Is there a commercial model for all?
    - Exploring authentication as a pre-requisite, including mobile-based and two-factor 

    Moderator: James Walker, Principal Consultant, Zenzu
    Stacy Stubblefield, Co-founder, TeleSign
    Stream 2

    Reinventing the voice business with IPX

    - Exploring the latest developments in VoLTE and VoWiFi
    - Can disruptive voice business models e.g. voice-to-video or voice-to-UC, reinvigorate the voice business?
    - Capitalising on the roaming opportunity
    Eli Katz, Chief Executive Officer, XConnect Global Networks Ltd.

    16:00 Carriers World MeetingZONE with drink reception

    last published: 29/Sep/17 14:55 GMT