Technology Working Groups and Briefings

The 2018 Meetup is now closed. If you are interested in attending, speaking or sponsoring/exhibiting the 2019 Meetup, please get in touch with us at Please feel free to review the 2018 Meetup details below. The 2019 details will be up shortly.

Pre-Meetup vendor briefing – edotco

(by invitation only)

Monday, 3 December | 12:00 – 14:00

An informative session for all solution providers interested in supporting edotco. The leading towerco will offer an overview of its requirements in terms of RMS, structure, small cells and DAS, energy and beyond.

More details to be confirmed shortly

Vendor briefing – Ascend Telecom Infrastructure

(by invitation only)

Tuesday, 4 December | 12:15 – 13:15

In this session, executives from Indian towerco Ascend Telecom Infrastructure will discuss the company’s initiatives and requirements on smart energy management, site automation and overall TCO reduction.

An unmissable session for anyone interested in serving Ascend or getting to know its procurement process and product requirements.

Session leaders include:

– Subhash Bhat, National Head – Sales & Marketing

– Rajat Chitravanshi, Chief Supply Chain and Project Officer

– Sudarshan Kuksoor, CTO

Technology working group on energy management and efficiency

(by invitation only)

Tuesday, 4 December | 14:30 – 15:45

Power availability remains one of the major concern for towercos and MNOs across Asia. In this closed-door session, panellists offer an exclusive overview of their energy requirements in light of new deployments, green initiatives and opex reduction targets.

Topics covered during the session include:

– Moving towards greener solutions across Asia: from idea to reality – case studies and future projects

– Deploying in off-grid areas: logistics, product requirements and finding the balance between returns and investments

– Upgrading site configurations: plans across the industry from India to Indonesia

– Do towercos and MNOs know what is being researched by product manufacturers? An exchange of views and ideas

Participating experts include:

– Alka Asthana, CTO, Bharti Infratel 

– Tushar Kapadia, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, GTL Infrastructure 

– Sushil Kumar Chaturvedi, Director & CEO, Ascend Telecom Infrastructure 

– Kumari Nalini Subramaniam, Regional Director of Engineering, edotco Group 

– Fahmi Pahlevi, Head of Technology PMO, Indosat Ooredoo  

– PT Pawar, Senior Specialist – Energy Management, edotco Group  

Vendor briefing – Bharti Infratel

(by invitation only)

Wednesday, 5 December | 12:00-13:15

In this session, executives from Bharti Infratel will share insights into the towerco’s product requirements and procurement process.

Session leaders include:

– D S Rawat, MD & CEO

– Sachin Naik, Chief Operation Officer & Chief O&M Officer

– Biswajit Patnaik, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

– Alka Selot Asthana, Chief Technical Officer

Designed to enable peer-led evaluation of technologies by tower owners themselves, seats at the central table are strictly reserved for executives from MNOs and towercos or invited event sponsors and exhibitors.

Our priority for these sessions is to elicit the requirements and experiences of MNOs and towercos – to learn from their challenges and successes. If you are an MNO or towerco in attendance we invite you to take part in these highly constructive debates as we map out product limitations, requirements and trials, and act as a focused industry task force. Similarly, if you are in the process of evaluating different suppliers prior to making a procurement decision, the working groups will equip you with vital information and key questions to ask when assessing different vendors.

After information gathering from the MNOs and towercos, we invite selected vendors to enter the discussion, succinctly sharing their perspectives and tailored solutions/ product developments to address some of the issues raised.

All vendors will be notified prior to the event as to their eligibility to join this session. If you have not been notified, you will be unable to actively participate in the discussion but we invite you to take a seat around the edge of the room to listen to the session. Please contact Annabelle Mayhew to discuss eligibility.

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