Technology Working Groups

Unique buyer-led task forces tackling technology-related issues and limitations.

Building on last year’s discussions, this year’s topics will be:


A: Energy management and optimisation

  • Moderator: Gordon Porter, Former CEO, American Tower Opcos (Nigeria, Uganda and Ghana)
  • Rajesh Bansal, National Head of Energy, Indus Towers
  • Alka Asthana, CTO, Bharti Infratel
  • Steven YuXuan, Head of Collocations & Technical Advisor, Protelindo
  • Tushar Kapadia, VP Strategic Initiatives, GTL Infrastructure Limited
  • Ir Nalini Subramaniam, Director of Engineering, edotco Group
  • Ramkirtan Nair, Pricing Analyst edotco Group
  • Dao Dai Nghia, Head of Infrastructure Department, Viettel Global

B: Site design and improvement

  • Moderator: Paul Carpenter, Managing Partner Asia, Hardiman Telecommunications
  • Toshiharu Nakamura, Manager, Communication Technology & Engineering Division, MPT Joint Operation
  • Ir Nalini Subramaniam, Director of Engineering, edotco Group
  • Sander van Litsenburg, Head of Engineering & Quality, Health, Safety, Protelindo
  • Dao Dai Nghia, Head of Infrastructure Department, Viettel Global

C: Site monitoring, management, and optimisation

  • Sushil Agarwal, National Head Operations & Deployment, Indus Towers
  • Ashok Muthu, Head of Service Excellence, edotco Group
  • Anita Anwar, Head of Property, Protelindo
  • Handi Prabowo, Head of O&M, Protelindo
  • Dao Dai Nghia, Head of Infrastructure Department, Viettel Global

D: Small cells and DAS

  • Moderator: Sue Monaghan, CEO, Small Cell Forum
  • Toshiharu Nakamura, Manager, Communication Technology & Engineering Division, MPT Joint Operation
  • Steven YuXuan, Head of Collocations & Technical Advisor, Protelindo
  • Ir Nalini Subramaniam, Director of Engineering, edotco Group
  • Dao Dai Nghia, Head of Infrastructure Department, Viettel Global

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 amayhew@towerxchange.com to discuss eligibility.

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