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    With global mobile penetration standing at 98.6% and SMS being a standard feature of all mobiles, many experts predict that A2P messaging is set to grow substantially over the next couple of years. With a 98% open rate, A2P messaging is allowing for businesses to directly engage with customers and opening new opportunities for carriers.  

    • Understand recent developments in carriers’ A2P solutions and best practice for monetisation
    • How are businesses utilising this opportunity to ensure ROI on marketing investments?
    • To what extent is A2P messaging providing a competitive alternative to OTTs in places of less reliable internet?
    • To what extent has the industry overcome challenges in grey routes? And what can the industry do to negotiate perceptions that A2P messaging is an unreliable service?
    • How is the industry working together to ensure that all components of the ecosystem are delivering best practice?
    • How are carriers tailoring their security services to the new threats in A2P messaging?

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    2:30PM Introduction from the MEF CEO 

    2:35PM Analyst Presentation 

    2:50PM  Panel Discussion: Future of Messaging: Rich Business Communications

    MEF’s Future of Messaging Programme explores how rich communication channels are changing the messaging landscape. The session will provide exclusive market insights and use cases with experts from across the ecosystem sharing their experiences and predictions.

    3:35PM Q&A

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    Klaus Schwab the Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum has described the fourth industrial revolution as being “characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres”, where do carriers see their role within this new age?
    •    How will the digital transformation change the customer experience? 
    •    To what extent is interoperability becoming more essential in preparation for the fourth industrial revolution? 
    •    What are the key services that carriers will be developing? 
    •    How are carriers incorporating the necessary levels of automation within their networks to service the next generation of customer platform based services?  
    •    How are carriers shaping sustainable business models for the predicted data-intensive services such as IoT, smart cities, autonomous cars?
     

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    Nexusguard recently reported more than a fivefold rise in the average size of DDoS attacks in the second quarter compared with a year earlier. With DDoS attacks on the rise and carriers and cloud hosting services as the most vulnerable for attack, how is the carrier community preparing for the next wave of threats. 
    •    How are carriers preparing their security services to ensure future scalability and efficient implementation? 
    •    With a predicted increase in DDoS attacks due to the rise in IoT applications, what will be the expected scope of security services for carriers? 
    •    What is the update on industry collaboration? 
    •    What services are carriers seeing as the most effective to incorporate within their portfolio?
     

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    There are still challenges in female engagement when it comes to male dominated industries. This panel discussion will provide an opportunity to promote incentives on diversity and share experiences of how to practically overcome day to day challenges. 

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    With a data intensive future on the very close horizon, subsea carriers and big internet giants are all competing for a piece of the data pie. With demands in capacity only predicted to increase, how is this period of unprecedented subsea cable deployment unique and what will the impact be for this long established industry. 

    • Where is the next global subsea hub? 
    • How has big internet giants’ inclusion within the subsea space impacted the future roadmap for consortiums?  
    • How do we ensure that we maintain innovation without compromising on sustainability?
    • Will the subsea industry incorporate machine learning in the near future? If so, how?
    • Are there identifiable trends for deploying fibre with other subsea infrastructures? 
    • How are international carriers addressing the challenges in decommissioning cables?
       

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    A deep exploration that will challenge pre-conceived notions of the satellite business and explore possible opportunities for the future. This session will explore how the position of Low Earth Orbit satellites is evolving and the impact on the wholesale carrier ecosystem.

    • How will satellite systems be able to support up and coming capacity demanding services including mobile communications and IoT?
    • How are Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites going to change the existing satellite business?
    • Will 5G become a catalyst for increased satellite deployment? Has satellite been an overlooked component of 5G?
    • To what extent can satellite connectivity be an alternative to fibre networks?
    • How are satellite companies overcoming the initial challenge in investment?
    • Will traditional terrestrial networks be able to provide adequate interconnection points for satellites to deliver the predicted coverage?

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    Please go here to see the full agenda. Please note that the Comms Infra Summit is a standalone event, separate to ITW and is not automatically included within the ITW delegate pass. Separate passes for the Comms Infra Summit can be purchased here