AGENDA
TUESDAY, JULY 19

11:00AM-12:15PM ET:

STATE OF THE REGION - 4G EVOLUTION, 5G AND BEYOND

11:00AM-11:15AM: Keynote Interview with Alessandro Defilippi from Internet para Todos 
11:15AM-12:00PM: Panel Discussion

A recent regional study carried out by the GSMA found that 4G will account for 70% of cellular connections until 2025. However, 5G continues to evolve and gain momentum in the region, with deployments and trials active across the region. In a region with 70% smart phone penetration, and with such an incredibly diverse geopolitical, geographic, and cultural settings, mobile will need to continue to adapt to deliver services to those most in need, and for the thriving businesses across the region. What are some of the key use cases for 5G in the region? How can operators continue to leverage their 4G investments and evolve their networks? What role will Open RAN play in delivering connectivity across the region?

AGENDA
WEDNESDAY, JULY 20

11:00AM-11:45AM ET:

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION & IoT - TELCO & ENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIPS

11:00AM-11:45AM: Panel Discussion 

The transition into the digital age is well underway in Latin America, and it is not only the telecoms that need disruption, but their enterprise partners. New and evolving technologies such as AI, Big Data, IoT, Machine Learning as well as RAN evolution such as network slicing and private networks, provide a unique opportunity for telcos to work with partners across Latin America in delivering enterprise services and develop new revenue streams. What are some of the key sectors in Latin America that need connected services? What does a successful partnership between telco & enterprise look like?

AGENDA
WEDNESDAY, JULY 20

2:00PM-3:15PM ET:

THE ROLE OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS IN BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE IN LATIN AMERICA

2:00PM-2:15PM: Keynote with Mauricio Agudelo from CAF
2:15PM-2:30PM: Keynote with Adriana Labardini from Rhizomatica
2:30PM-3:15PM: Panel Discussion

It is no secret that the digital divide in Latin America is large and, in some cases expanding. A study by the Wilson Center found that only 45% of households in Latin America have broadband access. In urban areas, 60% of households are connected, whereas that number decreases to 27% in rural communities. This connectivity gap has a huge impact on society, and people’s abilities to engage with the digital economy, pursue an education and even access critical services such as healthcare. What role does the telecommunications sector play in addressing the digital divide in the region? What are the tools and resources available at a governmental and regional level to drive investment into underserved areas?