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Invitation-Only Breakfast Roundtable (Boardroom)

Registration and Networking

Opening Remarks from the Chair

KEYNOTE: This much we know – showcasing the edge in action

Reserved session

Panel: Do the economics of fibre buildouts stack up?

Rival fibre providers are overbuilding, and suffering from low conversions rates of paying subscribers from premises passed and downward price pressure. Can customer experience really be a differentiator? How is private funding changing the market? COVID drove a boom in fibre build-outs in Europe – what other geopolitical and economic factors are having an impact now? Are their new developments in fibre and deployment technologies that help the economics?

Break – Coffee and Networking (Exhibition Area)

How are we progressing with 5G standalone?

There has not been a race to deploy the 5G Standalone core like there was to deploy 5G in the radio network. A senior executive from a leading operator explains their approach and its drivers.

Reserved session

Panel: If network slicing is the answer, what’s the question?

Once hailed as the key to generating new revenues from 5G services, network slicing is not universally viewed as the answer to the telcos’ profitability, nor even as being desirable by some. This will be an informed debate about the pros and cons.

Lunch and Networking (Exhibition Area)

As SD-WAN evolves, what happens to the operators’ role?

According to Gartner, by 2025, 50% of new SDWAN purchases will be part of a single-vendor secure access service edge (SASE) offering, up from 10% in 2022. By 2026, 30% of new SD-WAN procurements will be some form of network as a service (NaaS) – up from 0% in 2022. How can operators benefit from this big shifts?

Reserved session

Panel: Are telcos getting a big performance out of big data?

Have telcos really got their data out of silos yet? How about producing actionable intelligence from it? Where are they are and where do they need to get to? How are wider network trends helping – or hindering – their efforts? Why is data layer processing still such a challenge?

Break and Networking (Exhibition Area)

Diversity is the secret weapon in the war for talent

Have telcos got the memo yet and are they succeeding in making their workforces more diverse as they are hit by so many external forces and new demands for skills and insight?

Panel: Three massive reasons that telcos and hyperscalers are perfect partners

Hyperscalers need telcos – they want competitive connectivity providers and they don’t want to be entangled in regulation that telcos are subject to. Telcos need hyperscalers’ scale and crunch power, and each has technology strengths the others lack.

Closing remarks