Theme 1: WHOLESALE

 

 

 

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

09:00

Opening Keynote Address: Reimagining Communication

  • Communication in the digital age – how far have we come and where are we at?
  • Technologies on the horizon – AI, VR/AR and 5G
    • How will these technologies further change up the way we interact with our environment
  • What does this mean for the telco and how are operators uniquely positioned to take advantage of their role?
 
09:20

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

Panel discussion
09:40

Joint Opening Keynote Panel: Thriving in the age of automation, digital disruption and new technologies

  • What are the challenges and opportunities present for operators as we live in an Internet of Things era
    • Which technology or technologies do you think presents the next big game changer? What would that mean for your business?
  • Future 2020 – what billions of connected devices will mean for the telecoms industry in terms of data, networks and revenue sources
  • How prepared are our networks for providing seamless, always on and secured M2M connectivity?
  • Engaging the digital consumer – how should operators continue to partner with non-traditional players to add/create value for their customers?
 
10:20

Morning refreshments and exhibition viewing

Wholesale Outlook

Stephan Beckert
11:20

Industry Update by TeleGeography

Panel discussion
11:40

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

Country Spotlight - North/East Asia

Evelyn Lim
12:25

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, International Carrier Business, China Broadband Communications International
12:40

Country Update: Korea

12:55

Country Update: Japan

  • Current telecoms market conditions
  • Challenges for operator growth and dealing with competition
  • Network infrastructure plans for supporting IoT and Tokyo 2020
 
13:10

Lunch and exhibition viewing

COUNTRY SPOTLIGHT: GREATER MEKONG SUB-REGION

14:15

Reserved for event partner

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14:30

Country Update: Thailand

Min Oo Zaw
14:45

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
 
Min Oo Zaw, Chief External Relations Officer, Myanmar National Tele & Communications Co., Ltd
15:00

Country Update: Vietnam

15:25

Afternoon refreshments and exhibition viewing

CREATING A SAFE & SECURE CONNECTED FUTURE

16:10

Reserved for event partner

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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
Sameer Sharma, Senior Advisor, International Telecommunication Union
Juni Yan, Vice President AMEA, Security, B.T. Global Services
Eliseo Rio, OIC Secretary/ Undersecretary, Special Concerns, Department Of ICT
17:10

Chairperson’s closing remarks and end of Day One

17:10

Evening cocktail

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19:30

After Party

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last published: 23/Nov/17 03:55

Wholesale Carriers, Tuesday 20 March 2018

08:00

Registration & Morning Refreshments

08:55

Chairperson’s opening remarks

CONNECTED ECOSYSTEMS

09:00

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? 
 
09:20

Assessing Asia’s ICT development for 2020

  • How will Asia’s markets develop in the next 5 years?
  • Bridging the connectivity gap – state of emerging markets and how will they look like?
  • Encouraging infrastructure investment and driving PPP development
 
09:40

Reserved for event partner

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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

Matthew Jones
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
11:55

Panel: Making (and winning in) the wholesale IoT play

  • Assessing the state of play in wholesale and IoT – the good, the bad, the ugly
  • Moving beyond just data transport – how can international carriers evolve to create more sophisticated, end to end offerings?
    • What are the key challenges and how can they be overcome?
    • Advent of AI maturity coupled with IoT maturity – what are the potential new services and applications that can be offered?
 
Gordon Hou, Deputy Managing Director, Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd

Country Spotlight - MENA + South Asia

12:35

Country Update: Gulf Region

12:50

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
 
13:05

Country Update: India

COUNTRY SPOTLIGHT: SOUTHEAST ASIA

14:30

Country Update: Indonesia

14:45

Country Update: Malaysia

15:00

Country Update: Singapore

15:15

Extended Networking

16:00

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

last published: 23/Nov/17 03:55

 

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