Conference on WiMAX 2010

Venue: Hotel TBC, New Delhi, India

Location: New Delhi, India

Event Date/Time: Apr 23, 2010 End Date/Time: Apr 23, 2010
Registration Date: Apr 23, 2010
Early Registration Date: Apr 23, 2010
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WiMAX 2010

“Strategies, Business Model Reengineering & Opportunities for WiMAX Development”
April 23rd 2010, Hotel TBC, New Delhi, India

Key Speakers

- NK. Goyal, President, Communications & Manufacturing Association of India (CMAI)
- L.V. Sastry, Vice President & Head, Bharti Airtel
- TV Sriram, Vice President - Technology, Bharti Airtel
- Chandan Ghosh, Head Long Distance & Operations (Carriers & Enterprise Business), Aircel
- Neeraj Sonker, Vice President, Wireless Engineering & Implementation, Tata Communications
- Rajat Mukarji, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Idea Cellular
- Vivek Vasishtha, Director, CMAI, Director, Intel
- Satyen Gupta, Chief Regulatory Advisor, BT Global Services-SAARC Region
- Bharat Bhatia, Regional Director for Global Govt Affairs,Motorola
- Deval Parikh, Chief officer Handsets, VAS & procurement, Virgin Mobile
- Data Sharn Mishra, Network Architecture Expert, Qatar Telecom
- T.R. Dua, Senior Director, COAI (Cellular Operators Association of India)
- Rajesh Chharia, President, ISPAI (Internet Service Providers Association of India)
- Anil Prakash, Secretary General, ITU-APT Foundation of India, Secretary General, IPTV India Forum
- S.N. Zindal, Director General, Association of Competitive Telecom Operators (ACTO)
- S.D. Saxena, Chairman, PTC India Foundation (Former CFO BSNL, MTNL)
- Sridhar T. Pai, CEO, Tonse Telecom

With WiMAX subscriber base expected to reach 19 million by 2012 and WiMAX equipment market value projected to top US$600 million eventually following the auction of 2.3GHz and 2.5GHz licenses, Indian WiMAX market presents enormous business opportunities. 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.

Emerging markets are regarded as the primary market for the WiMAX industry, specifically India, whose market is expected to grow significantly. Currently, the number of people using broadband in India is relatively low. There are only 4.5 million users out of a population of 120 million. Therefore, it is certainly a great opportunity for WiMAX operators to increase their coverage area. It is predicted that there will be 27 million WiMAX users in India before 2012, which would account for 20% of the worldwide WiMAX market. These days, Indian operators, have already deployed a 802.16d fixed WiMAX network between 3.3GHz-3.4GHz. Some of them have already finished deployment in many cities. According to the data from the Indian government, the economic growth rate continues to rise 9% each year and mobile consumers continue to increase by roughly 8 million users each month. After the issuance of licenses for WiMAX network deployment, it is expected to bring large-scale business opportunities for purchasing WiMAX equipment and terminal products.

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. Approximately 66% of the WiMAX subscribers will be mobile 802.16-2005, predominately residential, while fixed WiMAX will continue to be driven by large corporations and, to a lesser extent, by SME customers

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, judging by its extremely low broadband penetration rates (under 3 million for a population of over 1 billion).
It gives me immense pleasure in welcoming you to WiMAX 2010, and I wish you all the very best.

Key Themes Discussed at this conference:
- Increasing ARPU with innovative WiMAX services which are appealing to Indian consumers.
- Business applications: Best practices, service offerings & deployment
- Global marketing strategies in order to incite the user to use advanced data services.
- Strategies on boosting the penetration of WiMAX usage in smaller cities and rural areas.
- International success stories & lessons learnt from large-scale WiMAX deployments
- Exploiting the opportunities created by technology convergence
- Positioning yourself in light of new market entries & strategies for capturing the mobile market.
- Grabbing the WiMAX opportunity: regulation, network deployment & business models
- Analyzing the development of India's WiMAX policies, touching upon the overall telecommunications and broadband policies
- 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.
- Analyzing the crucial issues and opportunities in standards, interoperability, spectrum, licensing, network optimization & frequency planning

Who Should Attend:

Associations, Broadcasting (Cable & Satellite) Vendors, Content Service Providers, CTOs, CEOs, CFOs, CIOs & COOs, Defense - Army / Naval / Air Force,
Engineers & Software Architects, Enterprise, Government Officials, Head of Business Development, Head of Network Operations/Infrastructure, 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, Presidents. Purchasers of
Wireless products, R&D Directors and Managers, Security Officials Security Systems & Services' Vendors, Senior Developers, Service Providers,
Strategists, System Architects, System Integrators Technical and Developer Evangelists, Telecom and Networking Executives / Managers, VPs of
Technology, Wireless Executives

Why should you attend:

Wimax 2010 - “Strategies, Business Model Reengineering & Opportunities, for WiMAX Development” - The best place to learn, network
and do business in the region

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.

Programme

08:30 – Coffee and registration

09:15 – Chair's opening remarks
NK. Goyal, President, Communications & Manufacturing Association of India (CMAI)

EXAMINING THE WiMAX MARKET

09:30 – Analysing the future market for 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

10:00 – Significance of mobility for operators investing in mobile WiMAX
- Positioning WiMAX services in a competitive local market
- Fixed/nomadic deployment scenarios for mobile WiMAX
- Potential new markets with mobile WiMAX
- How can mobile WIMAX compete with other technologies in the mobile broadband market?
- How to react to changing market needs in order to stay competitive
- Generating user awareness for WiMAX offerings and increasing revenues through acquisition of new clients through attractive pricing models

10:30– Panel discussion: Challenges & Opportunities in upcoming markets
- What are the successful strategies to face the future challenges & opportunities in Wimax in India
- Analyzing the changing business environment for Wimax India
- Analyzing pricing plans to boost consumer usage for Wimax
- How WiMAX can create profitable new opportunities for new entrants

Moderator:
Anil Prakash, Secretary General, ITU-APT Foundation of India, Secretary General, IPTV India Forum

Panellists:
TV Sriram, Vice President Technology, Airtel
Deval Parikh, Chief officer Handsets, VAS & Procurement, Virgin Mobile
Vivek Vasishtha, Director, CMAI, Director, Intel
Rajesh Chharia, President, ISPAI (Internet Service Providers Association of India)
T.R. Dua, Senior Director, COAI (Cellular Operators Association of India) (TBC)

11:00 – Morning coffee & Discussion

11:15 – Turning the broadband revolution into winning opportunities
- Analysing the new services & the growth drivers
- How to create real value from Wimax by making it a necessity for your customers
- Assessing the business drivers and barriers to grow in the current market
- What can be done to accelerate the development of the industry?

Chandan Ghosh, Head Long Distance & Operations (Carriers & Enterprise Business), Aircel

11:45 - International success stories & lessons learnt from large-scale WiMAX deployments
L.V. Sastry,Vice President and Head, Bharti Airtel

12:15 - Panel Discussion - Regulator's perspective
- Spectrum & Licensing policies for WiMAX To stimulate broadband access towards economic growth

Moderator:
NK. Goyal, President, Communications & Manufacturing Association of India (CMAI)

Panellists:
Satyen Gupta, Chief Regulatory Advisor, BT Global Services-SAARC Region
Bharat Bhatia, Regional Director for Global Govt Affairs, Motorola
S.D. Saxena, Chairman, PTC India Foundation (Former CFO BSNL, MTNL)
S.N. Zindal, Director General, ACTO

12:45 – Networking luncheon

13:50 – Afternoon Chair's opening remarks
Ravi Visvesvaraya Prasad, CEO, Telecom Industry Consultants

14:00 - Building successful wireless broadband services with WiMAX
- What is the customers' needs and why we choose WiMAX?
- 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

TV Sriram, Vice President - Technology, Telecom Industry Consultants, Airtel

14:30 – Assessing the business case for delivering WiMAX services in emerging markets
- Is there sufficient demand for broadband internet services in emerging markets?
- How much are consumers willing/able to pay?
- What are the obstacles to take up?
- Identifying distinct applications for rural/urban consumers
- How does customer segmentation influence pricing strategy?
Rajat Mukarji, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Idea Cellular

15:00 – Devices - Low Cost but a lot of features
- WiMAX /wifi Router
- Dual Band /Multi Band Devices working across 2.3G/2.5 G
- Dual Technology – WiMAX/3G Dongles, WiMAX/EVDO

15:30 – Afternoon tea

TECHNICAL IMPACT

15:45 – Network planning: The key issues for mobile WiMAX
- Underlying WiMAX ecosystem technologies
- Hosted voice and IMS for WiMAX/WiFi networks
- WiMAX CPE & device evolution
- Making The right technology choices for mobile broadband
- IBS – In building coverage - Femto, Pico, Relay , Micro BTS etc
- WiMAX access Points: The need for Femtocells if WiMAX is to deliver on its potential
Neeraj Sonker, Vice President, Wireless Engineering & Implementation, Tata Communications

16:15 – Mobile WiMAX drives speed to market for 4G networks
- Need for wireless 4G solutions today
- WiMAX technology enjoys a significant time to market advantage for operators seeking to deliver the 4G experience.
- Vendors committed to this technology path are challenging the traditional mobile infrastructure ecosystem
- Highlighting the technology innovation and network deployment experience.
Data Sharn Mishra, Network Architecture Expert, Qatar Telecom

16:45 – Panel Discussion – SWOT Analysis - Strength, Weakness, Opportunities & Threats of WiMAX in India (Overall review of this WiMAX 2010 conference)
- Reduce exposure to risk, respond to untapped demand, entering new markets
- How to pioneer GSM/WiMAX handset fared in our market?
- Expanding the market for VoIP with WiMAX: a brand new revenue stream or cannibalisation threat to existing services?

Moderator:

Panellists:
Sridhar T. Pai, CEO, Tonse Telecom

17:15 – Chairperson's closing remarks and End of Conference
Ravi Visvesvaraya Prasad, CEO, Tonse Telecom, Telecom Industry Consultants

17:20 – Networking Drinks Reception.

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New Delhi, India
New Delhi
India
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