The Ibero-American Forum of Convergence and The FICA Audiovisual 2023

The FICA Forum is the scenario open to dialogue to understand the challenges of the sector, aimed at the highest levels of the telecommunications industry, regulatory authorities, government decision makers and large companies; It is an ideal space where executives and opinion leaders of Television Operators, Wireless, WISP, ISPs of Ibero America, can jointly analyze and study the financial, commercial and technological impact of the implementation of audiovisual content and new technologies in The digital age

Themes:

  • Regulation
  • Smart Cities
  • Contents
  • Technological Challenges
  • New business models

MODERATORS FICA FORUM 2023

 GABRIEL E. LEVY B. – TOMÁS DELGADO – FERNANDO DEVIS

TELECOMMUNICATIONS: THE SECTOR OF GREAT OPPORTUNITIES

 

The line of the global economy with the most opportunities for growth in this decade is telecommunications. Virtually every aspect of human life will be related to connectivity and cloud services.

The Internet is the oxygen that people and companies need to learn, grow, communicate, have fun, do business and be more productive. Connectivity translates into development and opportunities.

However, every great opportunity brings its share of challenges; competition will become increasingly fierce, monopolistic positions will become more acute, regulation will become more complex and profit margins will become narrower.

The future of telecommunications companies requires high levels of innovation, flexibility, creativity, quality, efficiency, service and, above all, a great deal of stress.

TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2023

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

OVERALL INSTALLATION

Installation table:

ICT Ministry

President CRC

Delegates of associations

Luz Mariana Arango, CEO of Andinalink

Brief words of the members of the main table

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

HALL 01

INNOVATIVE AND INTELLIGENT REGULATION: THE CHALLENGE OF THE PRESENT

 

Fostering innovation and accelerating the speed of adaptation of the regulatory framework to technological advances is one of the greatest challenges of the current decade. During this decade, we will have to face major regulatory challenges triggered by the digital transformation. The biggest challenge will be to ensure maximum coverage with as little asymmetry as possible.

The world requires innovative governments, legislators and regulators that promote development and innovation, while at the same time being able to eliminate barriers and asymmetries.

Masterclass: Innovative and intelligent regulation

Guest:

  • CRC Commissioner

Panel: Challenges, opportunities and challenges of smart regulation

Panelists:

  • ICT Ministry Representative
  • CRC Representative
  • Representative of ISP groups
  • Industry Representative

Moderating questions:

How is smart regulation achieved?

What aspects should smart regulation incorporate?

What successful cases of regulatory innovation should be taken up again in Latin America?

What barriers should be removed to avoid distorting innovation?

2:30 PM – 5:30 PM

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

HALL 01

DOES THE SUBSCRIPTION TV BUSINESS AGONIZE?

 

The growth in the supply and number of subscribers to connected and, in most cases, on-demand video platforms has led to a substantial decrease in customer interest in subscription television.

At the same time, international programming providers have not adapted their commercial offerings to the new market logics, which has left this business model, in which many telecommunications operators are no longer interested, in intensive care.

Moderating questions

Is it still profitable in Latin America to offer subscription TV channels?

Is it a better business to be an OTT platform integrator than a TV content provider?

What products should an NPlay contain that are profitable for the operator and attractive for the customer?

Guest panelists

Telecommunications operators

Small telecommunications operators

Content and TV channel providers

Government and regulatory representatives

Reference documents

The agonizing crisis of subscription TV

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2023

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

HALL 01

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR HIGH INTERNET SPEEDS

 

The bandwidth must be wider every day; online teleconferencing, connected video games, OTT video platforms, social networks, influencers, the cloud, application and content downloads, home automation, application updates and a myriad of resources available online exert great pressure on home and business Internet connections, making it necessary for providers to offer ever-increasing speed, stability and quality in network connections.

Moderating questions

How to build ultra-fast and efficient networks while breaking even financially?

What new technologies can meet the growing demand for broadband?

What is the future of telecommunications networks and how should ISPs prepare?

Is fiber optics still the best option for speed versus stability?

Guest panelists

Telecommunications solution providers

Telecommunications service integrators

Telecommunications service providers – ISPs

Reference documents

The fiber that moves the Internet

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2023

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

HALL 01

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

NEUTRAL NETWORKS IN LATIN AMERICA

Historically, the provision of telecommunications services has been closely linked to ownership of the network infrastructure; in other words, any company or person wishing to provide telecommunications services requires its own infrastructure, a concept that, although it is still in force, many governments, social organizations and associations, mainly in first world countries, are proposing to reevaluate it through infrastructure sharing models.

Moderating questions

Is it realistic to think about network-neutral business models in Latin America?

Does a telecom operator lose control of its business due to neutral networks?

Is it more profitable to implement an infrastructure sharing model based on neutral networks?

Is it a good alternative for ISPs to rent their infrastructure for others to exploit commercially?

Guest panelists

Telecommunications solution providers

Subject matter experts and government authorities

Telecommunications service providers – ISPs

Reference documents

Network and infrastructure outsourcing

THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2023

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

HALL 01

9:00 A. M. – 11:00 A. M.

THE INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT) AS A BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY FOR TELCOS AND ISPS

 

From surveillance cameras to complete home and office automation controls to irrigation control systems for large crops, automatic devices and sensors have become an important new business unit for Internet access providers who, faced with low profit margins from connectivity, have opted to provide this type of technology and services to improve cash flows and profits.

Moderating questions

Is it possible to turn IoT into a successful business model for ISPs?

What kind of technology can an ISP commercialize?

What new business models emerge from IOT technologies?

What other new business models could an ISP implement?

Guest panelists

Technology providers

ISP trade representatives

IoT experts

Reference documents

Understanding the internet of everything

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