EC’s Oettinger joins line-up of speakers at ANGA COM

ANGA_COM_1European digital economy and society commissioner Günther Oettinger is to headline the second day’s conference agenda at this year’s ANGA COM.

Oettinger will present his view on broadband investments and connectivity in the Gigabit Society. His speech on Wednesday morning at 09:00 is open to all visitors and exhibitors.

ANGA COM will open its doors next Tuesday June 7 at the Köln Messe with Where Broadband Meets Content as its unifying theme.

For the first time this year, the third day of the event will take the form of a dedicated Broadband Theme Day, with free access for all visitors.

The topics of the eight strategy and technology panels range from FTTH, and Smart Home to Internet of Things and regulation.

On June 9, both exhibition and congress will be completely free of charge dependent on prior registration.

Key topics at this year’s conference include Next Generation Networks, Internet of Things, Personalized TV, TV Everywhere, Multiscreen, All over IP and WiFi.

This year’s congress programme includes 28 strategy and technology panels with more than 160 speakers and moderators.

According to ANGA COM, a key highlight of the international congress track will be the International Television & Broadband Summit, featuring a range of speakers that includes Michel Azibert, chief commercial officer and deputy CEO, Eutelsat, Wilhelm Dresselhaus, spokesperson of the managing board at Nokia Solutions and Networks, Norbert Hölzle, SVP commercial Europe, SES and managing director, Astra Deutschland, Manuel Kohnstamm, chief corporate affairs officer, Liberty Global and Bruce McClelland, president network and cloud and global services, Arris.

Other speakers include Xinbing Tang, chief technology officer, Huawei fixed network product line, Dirk Wierzbitzki, EVP products and marketing, Swisscom and Dirk Wössner, president, consumer business unit, Rogers Communications. The summit will be moderated by Matthias Kurth, executive chairman, Cable Europe.

ANGA COM’s Speakers’ Corner feature is returning to this year’s show. Thirty-one companies will present new products, projects and solutions.

Another feature of this year’s event will be the ANGA Overseas Panel, where international experts will speak about TV distribution in the Middle East, India and Africa.