UNWIRED: REVOLUTION Thursday July 20
The Kirribilli Club, Lavender Bay, Sydney

SESSION 1: 9am-11am

WHERE AUSTRALIA’S MOBILE INDUSTRY IS AT
9.00am Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association CEO Chris Althaus
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S VISION FOR MOBILE AND SPECTRUM
9.25am Federal Communications Minister Mitch Fifield (confirmed)

9.50am PANEL: THE STATE OF THE MOBILE NATION
* Essential metrics on Australia's mobile networks and users
* Different usage/purchasing patterns among different demographic groups
* Key drivers in price and capabilities
* What are the key trends in OTT apps and services
* Where should mobile operators and MVNOs go from here to improve ARPUs, customer experiences and perceptions
* What might a 4th operator do to industry dynamics?
Panelists:
AMTA CEO Chris Althaus, Telsyte CEO Foad Fadaghi, New Street Research senior analyst Ian Martin

10.40-11am Morning tea break

 

SESSION 2: 11am-1.30pm

KEYNOTE: VIEW FROM THE COMPETITION REGULATOR
11.00am Australian Competition and Consumer chair Rod Sims
KEYNOTE: VIEW FROM THE TECHNICAL REGULATOR
11.25am Australian Communications and Media Authority acting chair Richard Bean

11.50am-12.40pm PANEL: GETTING POLICY & REGULATION RIGHT IN WIRELESS
* Did the ACCC's draft roaming decision get it right or wrong?
* Is the ACMA's proposed spectrum roadmap and reforms a step in the right direction?
* Is the country's matrix of universal service initiatives such as the USO, Mobile Blackspots Program, NBN cross subsidies and the superfast tax etc achieving the optimal goal for achieving end public policy goals?
* What should the government do to encourage 5G, if anything?
* Is the superfast BB regulation exemption for fixed wireless sustainable? If wireless becomes a genuine fixed line substitute how should regulators react?
Panelists: Optus acting VP corporate and public affairs Andrew Sheridan, Telstra executive director, regulatory affairs Jane van Beelen, Vodafone Australia group strategy officer Dan Lloyd, BigAir CEO Jason Ashton

12.40-1.30PM LUNCH

SESSION 3: 1.30-3.10PM

1.30-2.10 PANEL: THE VIEW FROM THE TECHNOLOGY VENDORS
Details to be announced
2.10-2.50 PANEL: THE VIEW FROM THE MOBILE OPERATORS
* What are the key USPs for the major networks today?
* What major innovations in networks and devices can we look forward to in the coming year?
* What is the value proposition for MVNOs from both their and the network operator's point
* How can telcos leverage the IoT opportunity?
* How will a fourth operator affect the market? Are they even a credible threat?
* 5G: myth, opportunity or threat?
Vodafone General Manager Technology Strategy Easwaren Siva, Optus MD Networks Dennis Wong
2.50-3.10 AFTERNOON TEA

SESSION 4: 3.10-4.40PM

3.10 PANEL: WIRELESS IS ABOUT MORE THAN MOBILE: THE FIXED WIRELESS, IOT & SATELLITE PERSPECTIVE
Wireless Internet Service Providers Association secretary Lynda Summers, others to be announced

3.40 THE POST-BROADBAND ERA

How the distinctions between wireless, mobile and fixed will disappear
iMediate Consulting principal Bob James

4.10 THE NEXT TWO YEARS IN OTT, WEARABLES AND IOT
FutureSumo principal Skeeve Stevens
4.40 Close

 

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