ITU Digital World 2021
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Wednesday, 01 September 2021

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Wired, wireless, worldwide: what’s next for networks?
Forum session
13:30 - 14:45 (Geneva time) followed by informal networking
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More and more people are connecting to the internet every day, looking increasingly for high quality services, rich content, speed, and reliability.  Many organizations and most countries are working on connecting everyone by 2030, further pushing the demand for fast and dependable networks. How will network operators cope with this demand? How are they enabling new technologies to function and improve user experience online? Is network deployment still viable? How should network operators balance falling consumer prices against the need to invest heavily in upgrading networks? What sort of wired connectivity or backhaul will future wireless networks require – and could this be key to universal access? How can network operators apply automation and machine learning to improve network functionality, cost efficiency and security?  Wired, wireless, fronthaul, backhaul, 5G, HetNet: what will the next generation of networks look like?

 

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Keynote speakers

Houlin Zhao

Secretary-General

International Telecommunication Union

Switzerland

Phan Tam

Deputy Minister

Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC)

Viet Nam

Moderator

Vaishali Rastogi

Global Head, Technology, Media and Telecommunications

Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Singapore

Panelists

Mikael Rylander

Nokia

Finland

Jocelyn Karakula

CTIO

Orange Middle East and Africa

Morocco

Miro Salem

Global Head of AI and Autonomous Networks

Rakuten Mobile, Inc.

United States

Neha Satak

Chief Executive Officer

Astrome

India

Konstantinos Masselos

President

Hellenic Telecommunications & Post Commission (EETT)

Greece

Aarti Holla-Maini

Secretary General

EMEA Satellite Operators Association (ESOA/GSC)

Belgium