Future Network Infrastructure – Who Pays and How?
March 22, 2022
2:00 PM GMT | 10:00 AM ET
About – Future Network Infrastructure – Who Pays and How?
The CAPEX demands of 5G infrastructure are already driving operators worldwide towards increasing network sharing and infrastructure divestments, while the growth in neutral hosting, private networks and more is also setting a trend which is unlikely to reverse. This leads to several questions for the future structure of the industry, such as:
– Are we likely to see new relationships between infrastructure owners, service providers and regulators to deliver on national demands for coverage and broadband?
– What can we learn from alternative business models for infrastructure deployment? What are the implications for how networks are built out in different areas?
– Who needs to own spectrum, and what will auctions look like?
– Are we looking at a future where infrastructure owners and service providers operate in an essentially independent manner, with different competitive forces? What would that mean for regulation?
Join expert thought leaders as we explore this complicated, business-critical topic.
Who should listen?
Telecoms strategy professionals; researchers; commercial leaders; Telecoms policy and regulation experts; business, financial and telecoms analysts; business and partnership strategy experts in government, NGOs, telecoms, Tech/IT, IoT, digital businesses and more.
SPEAKERS & MODERATOR
Alex Lawrence is Managing Editor at 6GWorld. His mission is to bring together stakeholders from across industries, countries and disciplines to make sure that, as technology evolves in the coming decade, it’s meeting the changing demands of society, government and business.
Before 6GWorld Alex worked at the GSMA for 9 years, researching and arranging the agenda for events such as MWC in Barcelona and Shanghai as well as specialised regional conferences. He has been involved as a professional nosy person in the telecoms sphere since 2004, with short detours through industrial O&M and marketing.
If you’d like to talk to Alex about your ideas or projects he’d love to hear from you. @animalawrence or email@example.com.
Ernest Worthman is a Senior Member of the IEEE, the Executive Editor of AGL’s Applied Wireless Technology, staff editor of AGL’s eDigest. Other credentials include being the Editor of the IEEE regional newsletter, Adjunct Professor, Colorado State University College of Engineering, the Vice-Chair, of the Denver IEEE ComSoc Chapter, a technical advisor for the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) Standards Development Committee, and former Technology Editor of Semiconductor Engineering’s IoX and security channels. He has been the editor of several other high-tech publications over the years as well.
Dr Mani Manimohan
Mani has a diverse track record that blends more than 10,000 hours in each of technology innovation, product strategy and policy making with leadership of bold initiatives at large technology firms, tech start-ups, regulatory authority and industry bodies. At GSMA, he leads the global policy research and in-market delivery activities across a portfolio of digital infrastructure policy and regulatory topics. In his early career, he developed statistical algorithms and designed real-time software systems for innovative tech products, including the first 2G/3G handsets and software defined base-stations. Before joining GSMA, he worked with OFCOM (UK) on a number of regulatory reviews. In recent years, he has authored and collaborated on thought leadership pieces on internet value chain, open internet, online platforms, data economy, 5G infrastructure, competition policy, licence models and sector-specific taxation. Mani is a Master’s Scholar of the University of Cambridge with a First Class Honours degree and a Doctorate in Information Sciences.
Carlos joined Deutsche Telekom Group Technology in 2018 with more than 20 years Telco experience, covering the areas of Radio, Access, Transport, Core and Analytics, having close to 10 patents granted in those fields of expertise. His current position is Vice President Lead Partner Manager within the Technology Vendor Portfolio Management organization where he oversees vendor strategy in key technology topics such as Access Disaggregation, ORAN, 5G Core, cloudification and FTTH, to ensure DT’s innovation and network leadership. Prior to joining DT, Carlos was with the Vodafone Group for 18 years, where he held multiple local and global positions, in network operations, engineering and strategic planning, as well as benchmarking activities, driving Technology suppliers to excel.