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12:00 - 14:00 120 mins
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Would implementing Blockchain be the right move for your business and more importantly your customers?
  • Rick Nassar - Ambassador,

You are embarking on the new technological journey exploring the possibility of using Blockchain and Distributed technologies on your business. But first  you will need to answer the following:

What are the problems that blockchain can resolve? Are they strong enough to use Blockchain as a solution?

How can you identify the solution for that problem?

How fast can you turn it around?

If Blockchain is a solution do you have the manpower to create it?

Would your customers be willing to embrace the new technology?

15:00 - 17:00 120 mins
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How can MVNOs and operators work together to offset the RLAH impact on their profitability?
  • Innocenzo Genna - Coop Voce & Vice President, MVNO Europe & Coop
  • Joerg Henkel - Senior Expert Wholesale Business Development Manager, Deutsche Telekom
  • Francois Verzele - Wholesale Director, Orange Belgium & Luxembourg
  • Hans Vercammen - Senior Product Manager, Voo

Event background

The end of roaming surcharge in Europe has been in place for more than a year now allowing the industry, policy makers and external observers to assess the impact the new rules have had on telecommunications markets, and on MVNOs in particular.

As the European Commission is due to submit a report assessing the effects of roam-like-at-home rules soon and, if necessary, submit a legislative proposal reviewing the level of wholesale roaming caps (set in Regulation (EU) 2017/920) by the end of 2019, it is of utmost importance to thoroughly examine the situation in order to ensure fair competition on European telecommunication markets so that citizens continue benefiting from innovative services at affordable prices.

To do so, this informal workshop will host representatives of MNOs, MVNOs and regulators who will exchange on:

The effects RLAH rules have had on operators over the last year.

How operators adapted themselves to the introduction of RLAH.

The current limits of the RLAH regulation and the potential solutions.

The implication of the development of 5G for operators when it comes to roaming practices.