Capacity Conferences
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9TH YEAR

    CAPACITY CENTRAL AMERICA & ANDEAN 2017


7:00PM PRE-EVENT: TUESDAY 10 OCTOBER  

PRE-EVENT DRINKS RECEPTION


 

DAY 1: WEDNESDAY 11 OCTOBER 2017

 


08:30am REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING BREAKFAST 

09:45am OPENING REMARKS 

09:55am - 10:50am INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION: THE FUTURE OF THE WHOLESALE TELECOM INDUSTRY IN THE ANDEAN REGION: WHERE ARE THE MOST PROMISING GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES?
In the past few years the countries that compose the Andean region have experienced different levels of growth in the telecom sector, many of these countries have pioneered and promoted innovative programmes aimed at closing the digital divide whilst others have focused on the formulation and implementation of deregulation measures. As such, the region should not be perceived as a block in regards to the current investment and trends. There are countries undergoing continuous reform, others are focusing on closing the coverage gap and few are leading transformative initiatives that will forever change the telecom industry in the region.

Given this diverse economic scenario across the Andean region, this session will explore the ins and outs of the Andean wholesale telecoms market across these thriving countries and map where the most promising growth opportunities are.

Moderator: Cynthia Sandoval - Swegal, Research Analyst - Latin America, TELEGEOGRAPHY
Camilo Mier,
VP of Sales - Andean Region, C&W NETWORKS
David Berrios,
Senior Director - Latin America, NTT COMMUNICATIONS
Ricardo Jara Recabarren,
Capacity & Carrier Services Director, ENTEL
Iñigo García del Cerro, CEO, UFINET


10:50am - 11:30am COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK


11:30am - 12:30pm PANEL DISCUSSION: ENABLING BUSINESS MODEL TRANSFORMATION AND REAPING THE BENEFITS OF OVER-THE-TOP (OTT) MARKET GROWTH: HOW CAN CARRIERS THRIVE AND STAY AHEAD IN THE DIGITAL AGE? 

In an increasingly complex digital world where companies like Netflix, YouTube and Facebook thrive with their innovative business models; carriers need to stay on top of the ever changing wholesale landscape whilst moving away from more traditional business models to increase profit margins. One of the biggest challenges is to continuously upgrade connectivity infrastructure to meet the increasing low latency connectivity demand. Whilst these upgrades are necessary and greatly benefit the end-user, carriers are not reaping the benefits of the OTT market growth. Many analysts have asserted that the wholesale telecommunications sector is experiencing the ‘perfect storm’. In this context, continuous innovation is needed across the industry and amongst the numerous challenges facing the sector; staying ahead of the digital wave is the most crucial.

Staying ahead of the digital wave

- How can carriers stay ahead of the digital wave?
- How can carriers monetize on OTT content?
- How can carriers innovate their products?
- How can carriers develop new services?
- Why are carriers moving from traditional business models?

Examining growth in traffic and end-user demand

- What are the current challenges in deploying low latency data?
- What is the impact of automation in telecommunications?
- What are the current capacity demands across the region? 

Moderator: Gloria Palavicini, Deputy Commercial Director, EVEN TELECOM 
Sean P. Gallagher Arrarte, Commercial & Services Director, AZTECA COMUNICACIONES
Henrique Hablitschek, Head of Capital Markets Strategy, EQUINIX
Gabriel Holgado, VP Global Account Division & Wholesale Services - Latin America, LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS
Mark Fisher, VP of Marketing and Business Development, QWILT


12:30pm - 2:00pm LUNCH AND NETWORKING BREAK

 

 

MESSAGING & SMS AMERICAS SUMMIT

 

A dedicated meeting bringing together the entire messaging ecosystem from

North, Central and South America


2:00pm - 2:50pm INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION: IDENTIFYING GROWTH OPPPORTUNITIES IN THE A2P SMS MARKET:  DEVELOPING STRATEGIES TO CAPITALISE ON THE PREVALENT TRENDS 
 
According to experts and analysts the global A2P market value will reach over 60 billion by 2020. A2P is undoubtedly a growing and lucrative sector to focus on. Therefore, understanding the intricacies of the market is essential to gain access to new markets and grow across the Americas. A panel of industry experts will discuss the latest developments, trends and growth opportunities across the hottest geographies within the Americas.

Moderator: Juan Manuel Campos Avila, Founder, CIBER REGULACION 
Alfredo Angel, Founder & CEO, ALDEAMO 

Beatriz García Torre, Chief Interconnection Officer, LLEIDA.NET

Luisa Sánchez, Head of SMS Division, IDENTIDAD TELECOM

2:50pm - 3:40pm PANEL DISCUSSION: EVALUATING THE NEW A2P MESSAGING AND FRAUD FRAMEWORK: HOW TO SECURE YOUR NETWORKS AND MAXIMISE THE REVENUE POTENTIAL

Whether it be grey routes, SIM farms or SMiShing, fraud is costing operators and aggregators money. Various fraud solution providers are promoting solutions said to safeguard networks against these trespasses, but with the wide variety of products we require, which are really worth investing in? Which bring the best RoI and where do the benefits and shortcomings lie? Can too much protection harm the business?

- How can we promote best practices across the industry to limit fraudulent behaviours?
- Why adopting a cross-ecosystem approach is essential to clean-up the market and be better prepared against fraud?
- Why is it important a consistent understanding of the risks of fraud and types of fraud across the message delivery chain?
- What are the fraud types that have the most negative impact on the networks?
- What are the solutions that are worth investing in to secure networks?
- What are the benefits of these solutions to secure networks? Which solutions bring the best RoI?
- How can the industry better tackle messaging fraud?

Moderator: Alfredo Angel, Founder & CEO, ALDEAMO   
Luis Forero, Founder & CMO, SECURE SMS
Iñaki Iraeta Solana, Head of International Messaging and New Services – Wholesale Business, TELEFÓNICA
Vito Mastrogiacomo, CEO, TEDEXIS

3:40pm - 4:30pm  AFTERNOON NETWORKING BREAK

5:30pm - 7:00pm CAPACITY CENTRAL AMERICA & ANDEAN 2017 WELCOME DRINKS RECEPTION

 

 
DAY 2: Thursday 12 October 2017

 


09:00am
NETWORKING BREAKFAST


9:45am - 10:10am RE-IMAGINING TELECOMMUNICATIONS: UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF INTERNET USER BEHAVIOUR AND NEXT-GEN TELECOMS TRENDS

Two leading industry experts examine end-user behaviour in the region and the top next-gen telecommunications trends influencing changes in the regional telecom ecosystem. 

Examining the changing consumer behaviour

- How can data on user behaviour help carriers improve connectivity infrastructure? And make informed infrastructure investment decisions?
- How to meet the current regional end-user growing demand for data?
- How does traffic change from country to country?
- Exploring the internet rush hour in Central America and the Andean region

Identifying capacity and bandwidth demand

- How is bandwidth demand across the region affecting OTT services?
- Understanding how IoT will impact the wholesale telecoms industry
- How will virtualisation change telecom networks?
- What are the challenges of server virtualisation?
- What are the benefits of end-to-end automation? And what is the immediate impact on capacity? 

Moderator: Kevin Vachon, COO, MEF FORUM
Juan Manuel Campos Avila,
Founder, CIBER REGULACION
Gina Sanchez,
Senior Consultant - Latin America, FROST & SULLIVAN
Fabio Laguado,
Country Manager - Colombia, GLOBENET


10:15am - 10:55am
CA
SE STUDIES: CLOSING THE COVERAGE GAP IN CENTRAL AMERICA: REDEFINING RURAL AND REMOTE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES IN THE REGION 

Two leading industry experts share the latest updates in rural network coverage.

- What are the challenges in providing internet access to remote locations across Central    America?
- Which network provides the best coverage in rural areas?
- What is the impact of the growth of VoIP services?
- How is Central America tackling the rural coverage challenge?
- What is the role of satellite internet providers in rural Central America?
- How is satellite improving the end-user experience?
- What are the benefits of satellite technology in Central America?  

Roberto Rodriguez,
Managing Sales Director - Latin America & Caribbean, INTELSAT
Ariana Batori, Investment Offier & Global Lead - Digital Infrastructure Initiative, INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION (IFC)


10:55am - 11:45am COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK


11:45am- 12:30pm THE POWER OF CONTENT: HOW ARE LEADING OTTS SHAPING THE WHOLESALE TELECOMS MARKET IN CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE ANDEAN REGION?
Across the globe OTT companies have become an essential part of the ecosystem and have shaped the market, changed business models and grown exponentially. In Central America and the Andean region the demand for these services is growing and OTTs are changing the way end-users connect. The panel will share insights on how the OTT revolution is shaping the operators’ network and infrastructure.

Two leading industry experts share the latest updates in rural network coverage.

- What are the challenges in providing internet access to remote locations across Central America?
- Which network provides the best coverage in rural areas?
- What is the impact of the growth of VoIP services?
- How is Central America tackling the rural coverage challenge?
- What is the role of satellite internet providers in rural Central America?
- How is satellite improving the end-user experience?
- What are the benefits of satellite technology in Central America?

Moderator: Gina Sánchez, Senior Consultant - Latin America, FROST & SULLIVAN        Marcos Atehortua, Business Development Manager, PCCW GLOBAL                            Alejandro Silvestre, Regional Manager, TELECOM ARGENTINA
Mark Fisher, VP of Marketing and Business Development, QWILT


12:30pm - 2:00pm NETWORKING LUNCH


2:00pm END OF CAPACITY CENTRAL AMERICA & ANDEAN 2017

 



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