25-26 April 2017 | Dusit Thani, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Praveen Agarwal


Business Head for GCC Region
Bharti Airtel


11:15 AM Upgrading capacity and extending the life of submarine cable systems

  • Discussing the technical challenges operators need to bear in mind before upgrades
  • Is there a possibility to extend the life of submarine cables to beyond 25 years?
  • Analysing best methods to recover and re-use existing systems

10:00 AM Discussing the role of new cables in addressing increasing demand for data and ensuring access to data centres

  • Highlighting the new and upcoming projects and discussing their role in enhancing capacity
  • Providing updates on the recently completed submarine cable projects and future plans
  • Discussing opportunities for international service providers and telecoms operators in difficult markets such as Africa, India and Iran

12:00 PM Creating synergy between OTTs and carriers

  • Analysing how content providers can fulfil their increasing bandwidth requirements
  • Is there a business model for both carriers and OTTs to work together on new submarine projects?
  • Why are OTTs building their own networks instead of leveraging from existing submarine cables? How to find a win-win solution for both OTT and carriers?


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Praveen.

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