In this CxO panel session our keynote speakers will join a discussion where we will explore some of the key issues telcos face in delivering on targets set out in the Electornic Communication Code: • Business models for delivering European Electronic Communications Code targets • Understanding the socioeconomic benefits of ultrafast broadband • How will the changing EU political landscape impact the development of the Gigabit Society? • Exploring the effects of Brexit
The Gigabit Society concept is rapidly progressing along the hype-cycle. Sitting proudly at the forefront of politicians' agendas and operators' strategies, is the demand for gigabit societies real and will it be possible for operators to deploy the required networks in a time frame that is relevant?
Ronan Kelly,CTO, EMEA and APAC regions, ADTRAN International
Rural access: Delivering connectivity for the hardest-to-reach
• Understanding the current state of investment and regulation for delivering rural access networks • Business models for rural access • The role of alternative access technologies including satellite and hybrid networks
Konstantin Hasselbach,Manager of Access Network Development, Starman
Eric Joyce,Office of the CTO, EMEA region, Adtran
Connected Europe Day 1 14:10
Preparing Europe's infrastructure for a digital future
• Delivering fibre across Europe • Transforming fixed access networks • How does the Europe Electronic Communications Code impact business models? • Encouraging collaboration between different approaches and different technologies to create a thriving digital economy and society
• How can Europe become a 5G leader? • Delivering networks that are 5G ready • Business models for deployment of 5G • The importance of 5G for delivering the IoT • Progress of 5G trials in Europe to date • When will Europe be ready for 5G?