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AGENDA




DAY ONE
WELCOME REMARKS
  • Welcome remarks by tele.net

OPERATORS’ PERSPECTIVE

Questions/Topics:
  • What are the key trends for the telecom sector in general and infrastructure segment in particular?
  • What is the sector outlook? What are the future growth drivers for telecom operators?
  • What are the key infrastructure-related challenges faced by operators?
  • Presentation by Rajan Mathews, Director General, COAI
KEYNOTE SESSION: INFRASTRUCTURE PROVIDERS’ PERSPECTIVE
Questions/Topics:
  • What are the key challenges and opportunities in the telecom infrastructure segment?
  • What are the new and emerging requirements?
  • How are the tower companies addressing these requirements?
  • What is the impact of 4G network roll-outs and increased data demand? What is the future outlook?

Remarks by and interaction with:

  • Bimal Dayal, Chief Executive Officer, Indus Towers
  • Amit Sharma, Executive Vice President and President, Asia, ATC India

SPECIAL SESSION: TAIPA’s PERSPECTIVE

Questions/Topics:

  • What are the key issues pertaining to the tower industry in India? Accordingly, what are TAIPA's key priorities in future?
  • What is TAIPA's perspective on the new RoW policy? What areas does the policy not address?
  • How do you see the tower industry landscape changing in the coming years? What are the emerging opportunities?
  • Remarks by Umang Das, Vice Chairman, TAIPA…

FOCUS ON TECHNOLOGY

  • Brief presentation by Shan Hui, Managing Director, Coslight India Telecom

Presentations by:

  • Rajesh Srivastava, Regional Director, Coslight India Telecom on ‘Storage solutions and green alternatives’
  • Sumir Mehta, Founder & Managing Director, Manifold e-Connect on ‘Reasons, ramifications & solutions of temperature rise in outdoor cabinets’

BSNL PERSPECTIVE

  • What is BSNL’s perspective on the current state of telecom infrastructure
  • What are the emerging strategies in light of the content-driven and data-led demand?
  • What are the infrastructure-related challenges? What are the expectations from infrastructure players?
  • Remarks by Ranjan Ghosh, Principal General Manager, NOFN, BSNL

SPOTLIGHT ON BHARATNET

Questions/Topics:

  • What has been the progress so far? What are the revised timelines and milestones?
  • What has been the implementation experience? What are the issues and challenges?
  • What opportunities does BharatNet offer to private players?
  • Presentation by Saurabh Mohan, Deputy Administrator, Finance, Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF)…i

TELECOM INFRASTRUCTURE IN RURAL AREAS

Questions/Topics:

  • What is the current status of telecom infrastructure in rural areas?
  • What are the key issues? How are the infrastructure providers addressing these issues?
  • What role can tower companies play under Digital India to improve rural connectivity?

  • Presentation by T.R. Dua, Director General, TAIPA

INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS AND CHALLENGES EMERGING FROM THE GROWTH IN DATA DEMAND

Questions/Topics:

  • How are the telecom infrastructure needs changing with the exponential increase in data?
  • What are the key associated challenges? What are the best practices?
  • What is the likely impact of data growth on industry consolidation, tenancy models and investments?
  • Presentation by Saurabh Sinha, Senior Consultant, EY Parthenon

ACTIVE INFRASTRUCTURE SHARING

Questions/Topics:

  • What is the likely impact of the spectrum sharing and trading norms on active infrastructure sharing?
  • What are the key factors impeding the growth of active infrastructure sharing in India?
  • What are the key learnings from global operators?
  • Presentation by Bharat Sachdeva, Senior Consultant, Analysys Mason
TELECOM ENERGY MANAGEMENT

Questions/Topics:

  • What are the power requirements of the telecom sector?
  • What are the key energy-related issues and challenges faced by service providers?
  • What strategies can operators adopt to reduce energy costs? What are the most promising solutions?

Panel discussion among (in alphabetical order):

  • Sharat Chandra, Managing Director, TelEnergy Technologies
  • Tushar Kapadia, Vice President - Strategic Initiatives, GTL Infrastructure
  • Shriprakash Tyagi, National Energy Head, Bharti Infrate
DAY TWO
 

RECAP OF DAY ONE

  • Recap of Day One by tele.net
BACKHAUL INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS

Questions/Topics:

  • What are the backhaul-related challenges faced by operators?
  • What is the current microwave-fibre backhaul mix? What is the case for fiberisation?
  • What is the need and requirement for wireless backhaul? Which spectrum bands are best suited for the same?
  • Presentation by Bharat Bhargava, Partner, TCE, Business Advisory Services, EY…

NEW AREAS OF OPPORTUNITIES: IBS, SMALL CELLS, Wi-Fi

Questions/Topics:

  • What are the new areas of opportunities for infrastructure providers?
  • What is the outlook for solutions such as IBS and Wi-Fi?
  • What are the challenges in deploying these technologies? How can these be addressed?
  • Presentation by Amit Marwah, Head, End-to-End Solution Sales, Nokia Networks

KEYNOTE SESSION: FOCUS ON RoW POLICY

Questions/Topics:
  • What are the key highlights of the new RoW policy?
  • What is its likely impact? To what extent will this policy address roll-out bottlenecks?
  • Which areas need more clarity?
  • Presentation by R. K. Tondar, , Director, Department of Telecommunications…

Q&A WITH ARDOM TELECOM

  • Remarks by Ajit Shankar, Managing Director & CEO, Ardom Telecom

TELECOM OPPORTUNITIES UNDER THE SMART CITIES MISSION

Questions/Topics:

  • What are the communication needs and requirements under the Smart Cities Mission?
  • What are the opportunities for telecom infrastructure providers?
  • What are the likely challenges? How can these be addressed?
  • Presentation by R. Ramanujam, Chief Executive Officer, Delhi Circle, Indus Towers

QoS CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS

Questions/Topics:

  • What are the key concerns regarding telecom QoS, especially in light of the growing data needs?
  • What initiatives has the industry taken to arrest the increasing instances of call drops?
  • What measures are being taken to dispel concerns about EMF radiations?
  • Presentation by Mohit Prabhakar, Partner, Risk Consulting Services, KPMG

TOWER DESIGN AND STRUCTURES

Questions/Topics:

  • What are the emerging tower design and material trends?
  • What are the cost implications of the new designs?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?
  • Presentation by S. D. Ganesh, Head, Special Projects, Telecom Division, Ramboll India

IMPACT OF GST ON TELECOM

Questions/Topics:

  • What is the likely impact of GST on the telecom sector?
  • How is it likely to be implemented?
  • What are the key issues in its implementation?
  • Presentation by Payal Tuli, Partner, Indirect Tax, BMR Advisors

GLOBAL EXPERIENCE

Questions/Topics:

  • What has been the telecom infrastructure experience in regions like China?
  • What are the key lessons for Indian players?
  • What are the opportunities for them, if any?
  • Presentation by Alen Wang, Managing Director, China Telecom, India
 
       
 
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