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Conference on 2nd Annual Wimax 2011
To be held on 01 April 2011, Venue TBC, New Delhi, India
“Analysing & Exploring the WiMAX business opportunities, challenges, technology solutions and applications in the Asian market”
With WiMAX subscriber base expected to reach 19 million by 2012 and WiMAX equipment market value projected to top US$600 million. Eventually this makes the Indian WiMAX market to present an enormous business opportunity. This conference seeks to provide a comprehensive picture of WiMAX development in India, focusing on the three aspects of policy, industry, and market. Topics include India's telecom and WiMAX spectrum licensing policies, as well as issues related to WiMAX equipment certification; profile of the overall WiMAX industry in India and current development of companies positioned throughout the industry value chain; an overall sketch of the WiMAX subscriber market in India and outline of Indian WiMAX carriers' current status and future development.
India is slated to become the largest WiMAX market in the Asia-Pacific by 2013. A recent study sees India’s WiMAX subscriber base hitting 14 million by Year 2013 and grow annually at nearly 130% which means that in the next four years about 20 per cent of the global WiMAX users will be in India, making it a $13-billion market. India probably will see the world’s lowest end -to-end cost for WiMAX service and will drive costs down further than any other market. Integrated operators will erect WiMAX towers along with CDMA towers and derive further cost advantages. Third-party radio-tower companies have emerged within the last year in India who offer managed tower services for cellular operators. An extension of this would be to provide nationwide WiMAX tower services in managed -service mode. Bringing together thousands of towers is bound to create additional cost benefits to the WiMAX operator. Currently, cellular operators are deriving a 15 -18% cost advantage from shared tower services.
The Internet user population in India will have exceeded 200 million. This will be made possible by lower -cost PCs and notebooks, CPEs below US$40, and cheaper broadband service. It is predicted to accumulate 21 million BWA subscribers by 2014, counting both residential and business segments. WiMAX subscribers should represent the majority of this figure. The Indian market for WiMAX will continue to be one of the most sought after markets for global equipment vendors. The nation promises to offer huge, consistently high growth for the next several years.
It gives us immense pleasure in welcoming you to Virtue Insight’s 2nd Annual WiMAX 2011, and I wish you all the very best.
Key Themes Discussed
* WiMAX powering the digital revolution in Asia
* Evolution of the WiMAX ecosystem – future development and growth opportunities for the WiMAX family
* Connecting the next billion - WiMAX to provide internet access for the unconnected
* Increasing ARPU with innovative WiMAX services
* Business applications: Best practices, service offerings & deployment
* Strategies on boosting penetration of WiMAX usage in smaller cities and rural areas.
* International success stories & lessons learnt from large-scale WiMAX deployments
* Position yourself in new market entries & strategies for capturing the mobile market.
* Regulation and WiMAX – what operators need from the regulators to help building a successful WiMAX business
* Policy and regulation to promote the growth of wireless broadband
* Outlining India's telecommunications market, stirring upon issues as broadband penetration and major players in the market
* Areas to be focused by network equipment providers, system integrators and testing service providers to tune themselves in the Indian environment.
* How chipset developments create a vibrant ecosystem for WiMAX enabled devices
* Analysing the crucial issues and opportunities in standards, interoperability, spectrum, licensing, network optimization & frequency planning
* Meet leading vendors & hear from WiMAX operators on how they plan to evolve and grow their networks
* Network with your peers and forge new business contacts
* Anuj Jain, Vice President, Airtel
* Manish Singhal, Head- Usage Development & Retention- DigitalTV, Airtel
* CS Rao, Chairman, WiMAX Forum
* Shyam Kaushal, Regional Director, WiMAX Forum
* Satyen N Gupta, Chief Regulatory Advisor, BT
* Pradeep Nagpal, Sr. GM (NWP – CDMA & WiMAX), BSNL
* Somnath Chandra, Deputy Country Manager, W3C India, Department of. Information Technology
* Naresh Ajwani, President, CCAOI, NRO NC APNIC and Chief Regulatory, Viom Networks
* Anil Prakash, Secretary General, IPTV India Forum
* Vipin Tyagi, Director & Member of Board, C - DOT
* T.R. Dua, Sr. Director, COAI (Cellular Operators Association of India)
* Rajesh Chharia, President, ISPAI (Internet Service Providers Association of India)
Who Should Attend
* Broadcasting (Cable & Satellite) Vendors
* Content Service Providers
* CTOs, CEOs, CFOs, CIOs & COOs
* Defense - Army / Naval / Air Force
* Engineers & Software Architects
* Government Officials
* Head of Business Development
* Head of Network Operations/Infrastructur-e
* Head of Products and Services
* Head of Regulation
* Head of WiMAX
* Internet Service Providers
* IT Consultants
* IT Directors and Managers
* IT Training Managers
* Mobile and Fixed Wireless Operators
* Network / System Managers & Administrators
* Positioning and Navigation Executives
* Purchasers of Wireless products
* R&D Directors and Managers
* Security Officials
* Security Systems & Services' Vendors
* Senior Developers
* Service Providers
* System Architects
* System Integrators
* Technical and Developer Evangelists
* Telecom and Networking Executives / Managers
* VPs of Technology
* Wireless Executives
Why Should You Attend
2nd Annual WiMAX 2011 - “Analysing & Exploring the WiMAX business opportunities, challenges, technology solutions and applications in the Asian market”
Get more from the event, with a broader scope bringing the whole communications value chain together. Enjoy and make the best out of our dedicated networking drinks time, meet the leading international vendors showcasing the technology of tomorrow in the co-located exhibition. Expand your knowledge of the latest business models and technologies in the high-level conference.
08:30 – Coffee and registration
09:15 – Morning Chair’s opening remarks
EXAMINING THE WiMAX MARKET
09:30 – Morning Keynote Address: Evolution of the WiMAX ecosystem – future development and growth opportunities for the WiMAX family
* Creating a healthy ecosystem for the next generation of WiMAX
* Analysing the current market situation and revealing the key revenue drivers.
* What are the steps to be taken if the industry is to achieve full potential?
* Examining the factors shaping WiMAX growth in India
10:10 – Significance of mobility for operators investing in mobile WiMAX
* Exploring emerging opportunities for WiMAX operators in industry verticals and consumer electronics
* To what extent does WiMAX compete or complement a 3G offering?
* Utilizing existing mobile operator resources to deliver broadband services and how can mobile WIMAX compete with other technologies in the mobile broadband market?
* Fixed, nomadic and mobile applications: Evaluating the ease of migration between different levels of service as the market evolves
10:50– Turning the broadband revolution into winning opportunities
* What is the best strategy to attract new customers from established broadband players?
* Analysing the new services & the growth drivers
* Assessing the business drivers and barriers to grow in the current market
* What can be done to accelerate the development of the industry?
CS Rao, Chairman, WiMAX Forum
11:20 – Morning coffee & Discussion
CHALLENGES & UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES
11:40 – Panel discussion: Challenges & Opportunities in upcoming markets
* WiMAX usage trends – threats and opportunities - Spotting emerging opportunities for growth in niche sectors
* How important is voice for the success of an operator’s business model?
* Evaluating the threats in emerging markets
* Analyzing pricing plans to boost consumer usage for WiMAX
* How WiMAX can create profitable new opportunities for new entrants
Shyam Kaushal, Regional Director, WiMAX Forum
Manish Singhal, Head- Usage Development & Retention- DigitalTV, Airtel
Pradeep Nagpal, Sr. GM (NWP – CDMA & WiMAX), BSNL
Naresh Ajwani, President, CCAOI (Cyber Café Association of India), NRO NC APNIC and Chief Regulatory, Viom Networks
DEVICES, EQUIPMENT & CERTIFICATION, INTEROPERABILITY & PERFORMANCE
12:10 - Stimulating market demand with new embedded WiMAX devices
* How do new devices create new opportunities for differentiation?
* Service creation and service development for WiMAX operators
* Developing VAS for differentiation & value creation
* The opportunity & challenges for WIMAX operators to attract, maintain and retain subscriber stickiness
* Which WiMAX platform is best for different operator requirements
12:40 – Networking luncheon
13:40 – Afternoon Chair’s opening remarks
INDUSTRY STANDARDS & GUIDING PRINCIPLES
13:50 - Panel Discussion - Regulator’s perspective
* Regulation and WiMAX – what operators need from the regulators to help building a successful WiMAX business
* Examining spectrum & licensing policies for WiMAX operators to stimulate broadband access towards economic growth
* Predicting future policies and regulation to promote the growth of wireless broadband
* How to control the ever increasing traffic demands by customers
Anil Prakash, Secretary General, IPTV India Forum
T.R. Dua, Sr. Director, COAI (Cellular Operators Association of India)
Satyen N Gupta, Chief Regulatory Advisor, BT
Rajesh Chharia, President, ISPAI (Internet Service Providers Association of India)
BUSINESS MODELS, DEPLOYMENT STRATERGIES & COMMERCIAL REALITIES
14:30 – Assessing the business case for delivering WiMAX services in emerging markets
* Key drivers that create demand for broadband internet services in emerging markets?
* How much are consumers willing/able to pay?
* Identifying distinct applications for rural/urban consumers
* How does customer segmentation influence pricing strategy?
Anuj Jain, Vice President, Airtel
15:00 –Mobile Operator Experience in Wireless Broadband Technologies: WiMAX, HSDPA and LTE
* What is the business case for WiMAX services and how to create a successful WiMAX experience for users?
* Business opportunities for mobile broadband through WiMAX
* What is the LTE deployment status of leading mobile operators in India, and what are their LTE plans going forward?
* Is TD-LTE a genuine option for Indian WiMAX operators?
15:30 – Afternoon tea
15:50 – WiMAX drives speed to market for 4G networks
* Need for wireless 4G solutions today
* Exploring how the market is shared between business and residential subscribers
* Highlighting the technology innovation and network deployment experience.
* Setting the course for 4G and beyond –evolution strategies for WiMAX operators
* Mobile Internet: Delivering 4G Now - Leveraging the strength of the global WiMAX ecosystem to gain competitive advantage
TECHNICAL IMPACT & USER EXPERIENCE
16:20 – Panel Discussion - Strategies to compete and win over alternative standards
* Winning market share for WiMAX in a mature 3G market
* How can you enhance your network in order to provide a better users’ experience for existing customers?
* Pricing and bundling strategies to drive data usage and acquire new subscribers
Somnath Chandra, Deputy Country Manager, W3C India, Department of. Information Technology
Vipin Tyagi, Director & Member of Board, C - DOT
16:50 – Mobile WiMAX device strategies – building the WiMAX device ecosystem to meet broadband user demands
* Devices - Low Cost but a lot of features
* Ensuring your WiMAX devices can compete on cost and availability with alternative mobile broadband options
* Exploring the growth of multimode devices and impact on the business
* Where should vendors focus their development efforts?
17:20 – Chairperson’s closing remarks and End of Conference
17:30 – Networking Drinks Reception.
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