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​​​​​​​​​​​Rise of the MVNOs : Leveraging MVNOs in an ‘everything connected’ world

Durban ICC, meeting room 11CD (located within ITU TELECOM World 2018)

​Durban, South Africa - 12 September 2018


​​​09:00 - 10:00​​
Session 1: MVNO Landscape and transformations on the horizon

This session explored the MVNO business and operational landscape looking at where MVNOs have been, where they stand today and where they might go in the future from a ​business, operational a​nd regulatory perspective.

09:00 - 09:10

09:10 - 09:25

09:25 - 09:40

Welcome Remarks​
Keynote: Rise of the MVNOs
 ​Keynote: Emerging technological landscape for MVNOs
09:40 - 10:00The MVNO business, operational, and policy landscape
​​10:00 – 13:00 ​Session 2: MVNO Use Cases for Verticals
This session explored t​he growing MVNO/v​ertical relationship across various industries such as banking​, agriculture, transport, and smart cities.​
10:05 - 10:30 Banks as MVNOs
10:30 - 11:00 Panel session: Banking, mobile money and opportunities for MVNO business models in Africa
Moderated by:
11:00 - 11:35 Coffee Break (Sponsored by Tata Communications)
11:35 - 11:50 MVNOs for the sports industry - Use case: Harnessing the power of Malawi’s 6 million Big Bullets football fans
​11:50 - 12:10How car manufacturers can become MVNOs
​12:10 - 12:30 MVNOs and Smart Agriculture
​12:30 - 13:00 Impact session: What are the key business and policy requirements for verticals creating their MVNOs?

Moderated by:
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break (Kindly Sponsored by the Republic of Korea)
​14:00 - 15:40 ​Session 3: MVNO Innovation
This session examined how MVNOs can innovate through new business models, the potential for strategic alliances with MVNOs and identify the challenges of transitioning to suc​h models. 

​14:00 - 14:20MVNx models of the future: Case study on White Label MVNOs
14:20 - 14:40 Panel session: The role of MVNOs in Smart Cities
Moderated by:
​14:40 - 15:00
How MVNOs and MVNEs can achieve cross border IoT/M2M connectivity
15:00 - 15:20
Digitization and IoT
15:20 - 15:40Impact session: How can the MVNx industry overcome regulatory challenges associated with new business models?
Moderated by:
​15:40 - 16:00 ​​Coffee Break ( Kindly Sponsored by Tata Communications)
​​16:00 - 17:35​ Session 4: The agile MVNO - Embracing Tomorrow's Technologies

The session explored​ how MVNOs are well positioned to leverage emerging technologies such as 5G, Blockchain and AI.

​16:00 - 16:15 An SDN and NFV based 5G mobile transport and computing platform - Opportunities for SMMEs 
16:15 - 16:30Past and Future of Japanese MVNO
​16​:30 - 16:45
How MVNOs can leverage emerging technologies 
​16​:45 - 17:00 Open Access Algorithms and SMEs in the near digital future
17:00 - 17:10
Impact of AI and Blockchain on the future of MVNOs​
17:10 - 17:35Impact session: How can the MVNO industry leverage emerging technologies and prepare for new waves of regulation?
Moderated by:
17:35 - 18:00
Session 5: 1st MVNO Roadmap for international collaboration 
Inputs from impact sessions used to generate the first roadmap for international collaboration and strategic alliances between MVNOs, operators and verticals.​​
17:35 - 18:00​

​Moderated by:
19:00 ​Evening Networking Social Event

 *To be confirmed​​