ANGA COM 2013 welcomes its congress attendees with a top line-up of broadband executives: besides Lutz Schüler (CEO Unitymedia Kabel BW) and Theo Weirich (Managing Board wilhelm.tel), for the first time Dr. Dirk Wössner (Managing Director Sales Telekom Deutschland), Thomas Ellerbeck (Managing Board Vodafone Deutschland) and Jean-François Leprince-Ringuet (CCO Eutelsat S.A.) will take part in the Broadband Summit.
The headline of this podium discussion will be: Growing Bandwidths, falling Prices: With how much Competition can a Market cope?.
The traditional TV Summit with high ranking executives from cable and TV companies is titled Networks and Content: Who pays the Bill?. The International Technology Summit this year has the headline Fibre vs. LTE – Potentials and Borderlines and deals with the competition between fixed and wireless networks.
The third day of the congress will be summarised under the heading Connected Home Special. This day is organised in cooperation with the Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media (BITKOM). Highlight of this day is the top-class Connected Home Summit with Microsoft, Google, Samsung, Cisco and Hewlett Packard.
For the exhibition, six weeks before its opening 440 exhibitor registrations from 36 countries have been received. This matches last year’s record exhibitor attendance. The exhibition and congress for broadband, cable and satellite will take place from June 4-6, 2013 in Cologne/Germany. Under its former brand ANGA Cable in 2012 the event attracted 16,000 business visitors, 50 % of them international.
ANGA managing director Dr. Peter Charissé: “With Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone, for the first time both major TelCos will take part in our Broadband Summit. This is an optimal line-up to discuss all facets of the future broadband markets. Therefore we will use an even larger congress hall with more than 800 seats and a completely new stage setting this year.”
The congress programme consists of four industry summits and 18 strategy and technology panels. Ten congress panels are international and will be held in English. Besides Broadband (Next Generation Networks) and Content Delivery, this year’s key topics are Smart TV, Multiscreen and Connected Home.
Besides the BITKOM association for the Connected Home Special, the VATM broadband association, the German TV Platform, the SCTE and the DVB consortium are partners of this year’s congress programme. In addition, a cooperation is agreed with the VPRT association of private broadcasters, the US cable association NCTA, the European cable association Cable Europe and the SPONSORs Sports Media Summit.
Tickets for the exhibition cost EUR22 for 3 days. Congress tickets start at EUR100. Tickets for the exhibition and the congress can be ordered at www.angacom.de.