Carriers

 

Carriers, Tuesday 21 March 2017

08:00

Registration

08:50

Organisers opening remarks

Mr Goncalo Fernandes
09:00

Opening keynote: Get ready for a blockchain future

  • Applications for blockchain in telecoms – it’s not just about Bitcoin!
  • Disrupting traditional processes and creating secure, 100% reliable authentication
  • How next-gen blockchains will impact both operational and digital telecom services 
 
Mr David Lake
10:00

Let the Transformation begin

  • Where are we moving forward FROM?
  • The digital future is about the application of IT technology to solve business problems and opportunities
  • Both Operators and Enterprises can start NOW - there is no need to "rip-and-replace"
  • OSS/BSS proliferation/complexities are just another business problem which can be solved in the same manner
  • This is not an off-premise vs. on-premise discussion - both, and hybrid, exist
Panel discussion
10:20

Opening keynote panel: Creating “Telco 4.0”

  • Past vs present: how has the role of the telco evolved?
    • How do you see this changing in the next 5 years?
    • Going beyond dumb pipes – how can telcos become a full-fledged service-oriented provider?
    • Unlocking the value of an IoT economy - how can telcos monetize connectivity?
  • Embracing the start-up scene
    • What are the new partnership opportunities for telcos?
  • Leveraging new technologies to drive transformation and new collaborations
    • E.g the blockchain opportunity
  • Innovating in the age of disruption
  • Where are the new revenue sources? How can telcos leverage their existing capabilities to create niche or unique selling points?
11:00

Morning refreshments and exhibition viewing

Wholesale Outlook

Mr Stephan Beckert
11:40

Networks in the age of the Cloud

  • What is the impact of the digital transformation on the wholesale market?
  • What are the new services and revenue streams that wholesale carriers are looking at?
  • Which are the markets still expecting healthy growth?
 
Panel discussion
12:00

Panel discussion: Relooking at the business of international carriers

  • How can today’s wholesale operators transform their current portfolio to compete in a multi-product bundled market?
  • Driving new partnerships – how can wholesale operators continue to develop a strategic network of partners, and leverage their agility and quicker delivery time?
  • Enabling the cloud – maximising your position as a network and DC provider
  • Wholesale and IoT – where are the opportunities for carriers in this space and what will be the business model driving this?
  • What new technologies should wholesalers look at to ensure future network robustness and efficient service delivery?
 

Country Spotlight

In a series of 30-min panels and 15-min individual presentations, hear from key executives of some of Asia’s fast-growing markets on developments taking place and opportunities for collaboration and growth
Panel discussion
12:40

30-min Country Panel: China - Updates on creating Asia’s Digital Silk Road

  • Infrastructure investment plans
  • Existing challenges and how they can be overcome
  • What are the opportunities for Asia’s carriers
 
Moderator: Dr Kornphanat Tungkeunkunt, Lecturer of History, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Thammasat University
13:20

Lunch and exhibition viewing

COUNTRY SPOTLIGHT: GREATER MEKONG SUB-REGION

In a series of 15-min individual presentations, hear from key executives of some of Asia’s fast-growing markets on developments taking place and opportunities for collaboration and growth
 
Dr Kasititorn Pooparadai
14:30

Host Country Session: Thailand

  • Thailand 4.0/ Digital Economy plan updates
  • Existing infrastructural challenges and how can they be overcome?
  • Opportunities for partnership and collaboration
Mr Minh Thang Nguyen
14:45

Vietnam – Opening the doors to new players

  • Data, mobile broadband and smartphone penetration
  • State of development of telecom infrastructure and competition
    • Plans for improving the mobile network infrastructure
  • Opportunities for foreign investment and partnerships
 
Mr Htun Aung Than
15:00

Myanmar Update

  • Updates on the state of telecom infrastructure development and competition in your country
    • Data, mobile broadband and smartphone penetration
  • 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 project growth rates for the next 1-2 years?
 

COUNTRY SPOTLIGHT – JAPAN

 
 
Mr Kempei Fukuda
15:15

Japan – What’s next for the hyperconnected nation

  • Current market conditions and new MVNO entrants
  • Challenges for growth and competition
  • Network infrastructure plans for supporting IoT and Tokyo 2020
 
15:30

AFTERNOON REFRESHMENTS AND EXHIBITION VIEWING

Mr Marin Ivezic
16:10

Preparing for tomorrow’s security challenges

  • What are the new threats and challenges facing our networks today
    • How can network owners increase resilience to attacks and network disruption
  • New privacy issues and implications to consider with overflowing customer data
  • Cybersecurity in the age of IoT – how can the industry address this collectively?
    • What are the new expectations that customers have of their service providers?
    • Are there new business opportunities for operators?
 
 
Panel discussion
16:30

Closing keynote panel: Formulating regulatory frameworks for the future – What do we want and when do we want it?

  • What are the emerging regulatory challenges on the horizon for APAC’s telecoms market?
  • Do existing regulatory frameworks reflect today’s business environment for the telco sector?
  • What are the changes required/ desired to support an open, collaborative ecosystem for telcos and content players?
  • APAC outlook: what are the pros and cons of standardising regulations across the region (i.e. similar to EU)?
    • What would be the challenges and do the benefits outweigh the costs?
    • Is this a necessary future in order to facilitate a robust regional digital economy?
 

REGULATION & SECURITY OUTLOOK

17:15

Chairperson’s closing remarks and end of Day One

Evening Cocktail hosted by China Unicom Global

Venue:
R Bar @ Renaissance Bangkok
Ratchaprasong Bangkok

Get in touch with the team to find out more!
Hazel Chen @ hazel.chen@terrapinn.com
Regina Koh @ regina.koh@terrapinn.com

After Party hosted by CAT Telecom (by invite only)

Venue:
Lotus Garden 
26th Floor, Centara Grand @ CentralWorld

Get in touch with the team to find out more!
Hazel Chen @ hazel.chen@terrapinn.com
Regina Koh @ regina.koh@terrapinn.com
last published: 14/Mar/17 13:35

Carriers, Wednesday 22 March 2017

08:00

Registration and morning refreshments

08:55

Chairperson’s opening remarks

Mr Ben King
09:00

Keynote address: Unlocking the value of Asia’s digital economy - a Google perspective

  • The 200B digital opportunity in SEA - three key drivers
    • E-commerce (with observations on current trends) 
    • Travel
    • Online Media (Advertising and Gaming)
  • SEA VC and Start-up Ecosystem 
    • Investment landscape
    • Challenges we need to overcome to realize the opportunity
  • Trends in digital content consumption
Govind Maheshwari
09:30

Keynote address: Creating an ecosystem for the digital future

  • Going beyond creating traditional telco assets
    • Rationale behind Globe Live and Globe Studios
  • Complementing the new digital native’s lifestyle
    • “The store is not just a store”
    • Catering to the Philippine market – what can telcos from other countries learn from Globe’s approach?
    • Ensuring network readiness to support rollout of new offerings
  • Engaging in strategic partnerships to offer innovative and new content experiences for customers

Morning refreshments and exhibition viewing

New Revenue Opportunities

Panel discussion
11:00

Voice Panel: Realities of the voice market

  • Assessing the state of voice: is there still opportunity for growth in this business?
  • How can the industry collectively address the problem of falling voice revenue?
    • What are some of the new initiatives your company has embarked on and what were the outcomes?
    • Is there a need to change the way the voice business is modelled?
  • How do you envision the voice business evolving in the next 5 years?
    • Do you foresee a greater consolidation in the voice business, and how would the business model look like?
    • How can customers be retained and what commercial model should be offered to them if paying per minute is not working anymore? 
11:40

New capacity drivers in financial services

  • Why shifts in the banking/finance industry will create new demands for international capacity
  • Requirements for a robust, secure and cost effective network
  • What are banks/financial institutions looking for when they purchase capacity today vs before?
  • Hot markets for growth and opportunities for carriers
Mr Matthew Jones
12:00

Taking the next step for IPX

  • What are the new service offerings and innovative solutions that IPX providers can give to MNOs?
    • Will this allow them to compete beyond price?
  • How can IPX support the IoT ecosystem and facilitate M2M communication networks?
    • How can the industry achieve better collaboration in IPX and maximise new revenue streams brought on by new partnerships?

Lunch and exhibition viewing

New Revenue Opportunities (cont'd)

Panel discussion
14:00

Panel: Growing your wholesale SMS revenue

  • Where are the new opportunities in today’s wholesale SMS market?
  • Monetizing your grey routes
  • Improving reliability and combating fraud
Mr Yaw Yeo, Head of New Markets and Strategic Partnerships APAC, Twilio

COUNTRY SPOTLIGHT - SOUTHEAST ASIA

Panel discussion
14:30

Indonesia – Feeding the bandwidth hungry

  • Improving Internet connectivity and infrastructure in the rural regions
    • Updates on the Palapa Ring II project
  • Meeting the demand for low-latency and heavy content consumption on mobile
  • Opportunities for foreign investment and partnerships
14:45

Philippines - Creating a connected nation

  • 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

COUNTRY SPOTLIGHT – SOUTH ASIA

Panel discussion
15:00

Pakistan - Industry snapshot and future landscape

  • Market updates and penetration rates
  • Advent of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
    • ​Impact on telecom infrastructure development
  • 5G developments - progress and challenges
  • e-Commerce
  • Un-banked population - opportunities and for telecom operators 
Mr Stanley Manzini
15:45

Getting Afghanistan ready for a digital future

  • Current developments, projects in the pipeline, rollout timelines, vision for the future
  • Updates on the state of telecom infrastructure development and competition in your country
  • Data, mobile broadband and smartphone penetration rates
  • How can foreign players get involved and where are the new partnership opportunities?
  • What new innovations and services are being considered/implemented with the development of new networks and better connectivity?
16:30

Chairperson’s closing remarks and end of Telecoms World Asia 2017. See you in 2018!

last published: 14/Mar/17 13:35

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