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Deutsche Telekom @ Wireless Global Congress

September 30 - October 1, 2019, in Frankfurt, Germany

This year’s bi-annual Wireless Global Congress will be held at the Westin Grand Frankfurt from September 30th to October 1st.

The leading event on next gen service opportunities for wireless carriers and connected cities ecosystems brings together the companies driving projects, trials and developments within the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA). More than 800 senior executives from across the wider wireless ecosystem will participate. The event, co-hosted by Deutsche Telekom, will showcase the innovations and opportunities currently on the industry’s agenda.


The conference:
The conference’s 2019 motto is aptly titled “Driving Next Wireless Experience.” The agenda will be divided into two tracks: Wireless Carrier and Enterprise Wireless. Topics will cover the future of Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi evolution and monetization including inflight Wi-Fi, IoT, next-generation Wi-Fi experience, Wi-Fi 6, 5G, Wi-Fi roaming developments and blockchain.

The market: 
Today, there are over 8 billion Wi-Fi devices globally, and Wi-Fi reaches into every area of our lives. With ongoing innovation in the industry, Wi-Fi continues its incredible growth. Over the next two years, it will dramatically change the way we operate and communicate.

About WBA:
WBA is a global trade association that works with members on projects that will shape the wireless industry for the next decade.  Join our management and experts in Frankfurt and take part in a meaningful dialogue on the challenges and chances that will push our business forward.

Don’t miss the WBA Annual Industry Awards ceremony. It takes place on September 30, at 12:15 am and includes the announcement of the 2019’s winners.

Deutsche Telekom's activities:

On Day 1, September 30th

  • From 09:30 – 10:30 am:
    Rolf Nafziger, SVP Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier, will share his views on the future of Wi-Fi in the exclusive Keynote panel discussion entitled “Vision 2030 - the road ahead for wireless operators for the next decade”.

  • From 2 – 2:20 pm:  
    In the Enterprise Wireless conference track, you’ll have the chance to hear from David Fox, Vice President Inflight Services & Connectivity, speaking about "The missing piece for seamless WiFi monetization in flight – how telcos add value to airlines and passengers!"

    Going “seamless” has for years been touted as the solution to improve monetization of WiFi in the sky.  Seamless or “near seamless” technologies for Hotspot 2.0 and WISPr have been around for years – so why is proliferation in the industry still so poor?
    In his keynote, David will share what he thinks is the missing piece to the puzzle and give insights into DT’s plans for making inflight passenger connectivity a little more seamless, adding value to passengers, airlines and telcos alike.

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