2017 Forum programme

Plenary Session
The transformation of telecom operators: reinventing telcos
Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM, Room 101-102

Telecom operators throughout the world are transforming their operations in the face of ever-increasing competition from new players with radically different business models, cultures and regulatory requirements. Their international nature and cross-border activities allow many new entrants to the ICT ecosystem to operate on a different playing field to telcos, subject as they are to tight industry regulation and government fiscal measures. Next-generation networks, whether fixed or wireless, are essential to smart digital transformation, but also require enormous investment. What options exist for operators to maximize the value and revenue from investment in infrastructure? How can regulatory approaches adapt to the new reality and allow telcos to innovate in an increasingly competitive market? Does government have a further role to playing in fostering operator innovation? What are the key experiences of operators and regulators to date – and why is regulation increasingly difficult?


Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, Forum 1-Day Pass and Media Pass holders