Capacity Central America & Andean: Agenda
Capacity Central America & Andean 2019
16-17 October 2019 | Panama Panama City
REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING BREAKFAST
DELIVERING THE NECEESSARY POLICIES TO POSITION PANAMA AS A KEY REGIONAL TECH HUB
Panama is a regional telecommunications hub and is a key interconnection point of several international submarine cable systems and landing stations covering both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts. Panama is also considered the commercial hub of Latin America, this is due to its privileged geographical location, free trade agreements and the many incentives companies receive to set up businesses in Panama. Furthermore, the country has undergone important structural changes and infrastructure investment is boosting growth. According to the IMF, Panama has had the highest growth in Latin America and the Caribbean over the past two decades. This session will assess key areas of growth, promising sectors, new developments and how these will impact the local telecoms industry.
EXPLORING THE LATEST TELECOM REGULATORY DEVELOPMENTS AND INITIATIVES ACROSS PANAMA
Panama’s telecom sector has undergone significant transformation in the last few years, Panama not only has the fastest internet in Latin America but also over 60% of Panamanians are connected to internet. After privatisation, the telecoms sector experienced substantial growth and various commercial concessions were awarded to new companies and investment in telecoms infrastructure increased. Additionally, Panama is the first country in the world to offer free Wi-Fi internet access and this is the result of a project called “Internet for All”, where over 1,300 wireless access points were deployed in public sites by Cable Onda, C&W Networks Panama and Liberty Technologies. In this context, this session will provide an overview of Panama’s regulatory framework, an overview on how the digital landscape has evolved in the past year and the impact of new developments.
DRIVING EXPANSION ACROSS THE REGION: HOW TO ENTER NEW MARKETS AND EMBRACE CHANGE
INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION: HOW IS DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE ANDEAN REGION CHANGING MARKET DYNAMICS?: IDENTIFIYING GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES
COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK
INSIGHT SESSION: HOW IS THE GROWING DEMAND FOR VIDEO CONTENT ENABLING REVENUE GROWTH FOR OPERATORS?
The video business is growing exponentially and some carriers are adapting to this increasing demand by now offering live broadcasting and video streaming as a basic service. In this respect, telcos have the opportunity to gain a competitive advantage and disrupt the TV industry and how video content is distributed. In order to do this telcos must deliver a high quality experience for end-users, adapt their networks and ensure end-to end low latency. This session will examine the impact of video content on revenue growth and how this revenue-generating opportunity can help telcos maximise their network infrastructure.
INSIGHT SESSION: CYBER SECURITY AND DDOS ATTACKS IN LATIN AMERICA: WHAT IS THE CURRENT “THREATSCAPE” AND WHAT ARE BEST PRACTICES FOR PROTECTION AGAINST DDOS ATTACKS
INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION: WHAT IS BOOSTING THE SUBSEA CONNECTIVITY ACROSS THE REGION?: EVALUATING KEY TRENDS AND DEPLOYMENTS
SPEED NETWORKING SESSION
AFTERNOON COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK
EXPLORING THE LATEST TELECOM REGULATORY DEVELOPMENTS AND INITIATIVES ACROSS CENTRAL AMERICA
INSIGHT SESSION: ASSESSING INFRASTRUCTURE SHARING AS AN OPPORUTNITY TO INCREASE BROADBAND PENETRATION
PANEL DISCUSSION: WHAT IS DRIVING THE DEMAND FOR TERRESTRIAL FIBER ROUTES AND NEW INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENTS?
INSIGHT SESSION: BANDWIDTH DEMAND DRIVERS ACROSS CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE ANDEAN REGION
END OF CAPACITY CENTRAL AMERICA & ANDEAN 2019
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