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AGENDA


DAY ONE

WELCOME REMARKS

  • Welcome remarks by tele.net

FROM TOWERCOS TO NETCOS

Questions/Topics:

  • What are the emerging trends in the telecom infrastructure (tower and fibre) space? What are the key metrics?
  • What are the new opportunities for these players? What are the key challenges?
  • Are netcos a feasible option in the Indian scenario? What will it take for IP-1s to transform into netcos?
  • Presentation by Bharat Bhargava, Partner, TCE, Business Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP
KEYNOTE SESSION I: INDUS TOWER’S PERSPECTIVE

Questions/Topics:

  • What are the key opportunities presented by initiatives such as the Smart Cities Mission and IBS? What has been Indus Tower’s experience in this regard?
  • What has been the 4G rollout experience? What is the industry's readiness for 5G roll-outs?
  • What are the unresolved challenges plaguing the tower industry? What is the future outlook?
  • Remarks and interaction with Bimal Dayal, Chief Executive Officer, Indus Towers

KEYNOTE SESSION II: ATC INDIA’s PERSPECTIVE

Questions/Topics:

  • What are the key challenges plaguing the tower industry? How can these be addressed?
  • What are the opportunities presented by initiatives such as the Smart Cities Mission and Digital India?
  • What is the industry's readiness for 5G roll-outs? What are the other key focus areas for the coming years?
  • Remarks and interaction with Amit Sharma, Executive Vice President and President, Asia, ATC India

BSNL’s PERSPECTIVE

Questions/Topics:

  • What are BSNL’s telecom infrastructure initiatives?
  • What are the challenges faced by BSNL while making major investment decisions? What are the emerging policy needs?
  • Presentation by Shubha N. Bhambhani, Principal General Manager (C&M), BSNL

PREPARING FOR 5G

Questions/Topics:

  • What is the possible spectrum auction timeline? What is a realistic timeline for the launch of 5G services?
  • Is the country ready for 5G roll-outs? Are operators financially stable to make investments in 5G?
  • What does it imply in terms of data speeds and consumption patterns?
  • Presentation by Pankaj Agrawal, Director, Capitel Partners

RIGHT OF WAY: CURRENT STATUS AND THE WAY FORWARD

Questions/Topics:

  • To what extent has the RoW issue been resolved? What has been the policy implementation experience?
  • What are the reasons for some states adopting or not adopting these rules?
  • How can the telecom industry work in collaboration with various departments to resolve this further?
  • Presentation by T.R. Dua, Director General, TAIPA

POWER UTILITIES - A GAME CHANGER IN TELECOM INDUSTRY

Questions/Topics:

  • What are the challenges faced by telecom industry for creating reliable infrastructure?
  • What is the role of power utilities to mitigate the challenges in a differentiated manner? What are the success stories nationally and globally?
  • Presentation by N.K. Panda, Head Convergence Business, Sterlite Power

SMART CITIES AND IoT

Questions/Topics:

  • What has been the experience of telecom companies under the government’s Smart Cities Mission?
  • What are the types of opportunities for telecom players? What are the key challenges? What are the possible business cases?
  • Presentation by Biswajit Patnaik, Chief Sales and Marketing Head, Bharti Infratel

THE 4G EXPERIENCE

Questions/Topics:

  • What has been the sector's experience in transitioning to 4G services? How has the uptake been?
  • What are the emerging trends? How are the network requirements changing?
  • What are the global best practices? What is the 4G demand outlook?\
  • Presentation by Sameer Gupta, Principal, Consulting, Analysys Mason

ENERGY MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS AND SERVICES

Questions/Topics:
  • What are the current energy cost trends in the telecom infrastructure space?
  • What are the current practices adopted by towercos to ensure energy efficiency?
  • What is the current level of adoption of renewable energy solutions? What is the business case?

Panel discussion among (in alphabetical order):

  • Rajesh Bansal,Vice President and National Head Energy, Indus Towers
  • Sachin Gupta, Head, Energy, ATC India
  • Vijay Jain, Chief Operating Officer, Tower Vision
  • Sarraju Narasinga Rao, Chief Technical Officer, OMC
  • Ajit Shankar, Managing Director and CEO, Ardom Telecom Rajesh
  • Rajesh Srivastava, Director, Coslight
DAY TWO
RECAP OF THE DAY
  • Recap of Day One by Tele.net Research
SPECIAL SESSION: EMERGING REGULATORY SCENARIO

Questions/Topics:

  • What are the key regulatory challenges related to the Indian telecom infrastructure space?
  • What have been the key initiatives in this regard?
  • What are the key regulatory priorities for the sector, going forward?
  • Remarks and Interaction with Umang Das, Special Advisor, ATC India and Vice Chairman, TAIPA
BHARTI INFRATEL’S PERSPECTIVE: TOWER INDUSTRY TRENDS, OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE OUTLOOK

Questions/Topics:

  • What are the key challenges plaguing the tower industry? How can these be addressed?
  • What are the opportunities presented by initiatives such as the Smart Cities Mission and Digital India?
  • What is the industry's readiness for 5G roll-outs? What are the other key focus areas for the coming years?
  • Remarks and Interaction with Alka Selot Asthana, Chief Technology Officer, Bharti Infratel
SMALL CELLS AND IN-BUILDING SOLUTIONS

Questions/Topics:

  • What is the current status of small cell, microsite and IBS roll-outs?
  • What are the key issues and challenges in implementing these solutions??
  • What is the market outlook?
  • Presentation by Yogesh Kaul, General Manager, Huawei
ACTIVE INFRASTRUCTURE SHARING

Questions/Topics:

  • What are the resolved and unresolved challenges related to active infrastructure sharing?
  • What are the economic benefits of active infrastructure sharing? What has been the industry experience?
  • Is the regulatory environment conducive for such sharing in India?
  • Presentation by T.R. Dua, Director General, TAIPA and remarks by U.K. Srivastava, Principal Advisor, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
QoS CONCERNS: HANDLING DATA SURGE

Questions/Topics:

  • What are the data consumption trends across user segments and business verticals?
  • Are the telecom networks in India prepared to handle the expected data growth?
  • What are the possible and available solutions on the network front?
  • Presentation by Deepak Sanghi, Senior Vice President, Bharti Airtel
WI-FI: OPPORTUNITIES AND BUSINESS MODELS

Questions/Topics:

  • What is the market potential for Wi-Fi solutions in India?
  • What have been the key initiatives in this regard?
  • What are the emerging business models?
  • What are the major challenges?

Panel discussion among (in alphabetical order):

  • Jitendra Garg, Director, Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications
  • Raj Sethia, Chief Executive Officer, FireFly Networks
 
       
 
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