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Time was, and comparatively recently at that, when telecoms services in Greece were chaotic, unpredictable and thoroughly inefficient. But Greek Telecoms is now booming!

OTE (Hellenic Telecommunications Organisation) has, during the past decade, done a tremendous job in making telecom services universally available the length and breadth of the country. The enormous investments made in network upgrading, digitalisation, microwave links on land and submarine cable between the islands, have all propelled Greece ahead of far richer EU members.

We want you to develop and secure your investment in this region. Following on from the success of last year’s event, SMi will be holding Greek Telecoms 2001 at the Athenaeum Inter-Continental Hotel in Athens. Once again you can gain valuable information on current and future developments in the region’s Telecom industry, you will also have a chance to meet and discuss your opinions with key professionals currently working in the region.

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Panayotis Bernitsas

Panayotis Bernitsas, Managing Director, M & P Bernitsas

9:10 OPENING ADDRESS: TELECOM REGULATION IN GREECE

Dr Alkiviades C. Psarras

Dr Alkiviades C. Psarras, Legal Advisor, National Commission for Telecommunications and Post

9:40 THE POSITION OF THE INCUMBENT

Nikos Manassis

Nikos Manassis, Chairman, OTE

  • OTE’s monopoly over public voice telecommunications services - what are the time-frames for the opening up of the market
  • Development of telephone communications countrywide - teledensity in Greece
  • Overview of the infrastructure and the development of the network in Greece
  • Interconnection issues in the Greek area
  • How to ensure international traffic - overview of international tariffing and pricing
  • OTE’s position after 2002
  • 10:20 THE GROWTH OF THE GREEK MOBILE MARKET

    Megaklis Stoukidis

    Megaklis Stoukidis, General Manager, Commercial Affairs, COSMOTE

  • The Greek mobile telecoms market: present situation
  • Positioning your company as mobile operator
  • Securing a customer base through value-added services
  • Preventing customer churn in a changing market
  • Future prospects for the mobile market in the Greece
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 LEGAL AND REGULATORY DEVELOPMENTS IN GREEK TELECOMS

    Alkistis Christofilou

    Alkistis Christofilou, Partner, IKRP Rokas & Partners

  • Telecoms law: recent legislation
  • Licensing Broadband
  • Licensing UMTS
  • Competition law developments
  • 12:00 THE STRAGEGY OF A GREEK ISP

    Yorgos Ioannidis

    Yorgos Ioannidis, Managing Director, OTEnet

  • The Internet economy environment
  • Corporate structure and human capital
  • OTEnet’s vision and strategy
  • Providing Internet services in Greece (current and future)
  • Steps to E-business
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    13:40 CONVERGENCE OF MOBILE TELEPHONY AND INTERNET SERVICES

    Biagio Cuffari

    Biagio Cuffari, Strategy and Regulatory Executive Director, Telestet

  • Impact of new technology on Greek telecoms market
  • Implications for internet services in Greece
  • UMTS licensing
  • Integrating legacy and third generation systems
  • Mobile telephony in Greece: future outlook
  • 14:20 COMPETITION IN GREEK TELECOMS

    Nirmal Garawal

    Nirmal Garawal, Marketing Director, Grapes Communication

  • Impact of growing competition on the Greek telecoms market
  • Positioning of telecoms companies in the Greek market
  • Impact of increasing competitiveness on the quality of service
  • Competition and interconnection
  • Competition and pricing implications
  • 15:00 APPLICATION SOFTWARE

    Dimitrios Emiris

    Dimitrios Emiris, Managing Director, Euro-Link

  • Definition of need and functional requirements
  • Structured analysis approach
  • The services platform software
  • Mapping of the business processes
  • Typical applications paradigms - Customer monitoring and management
  • Calling cards; Unified billing
  • 15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 CASE STUDY - AMIMEX

    George Nomikos

    George Nomikos, Manager Missile Systems Department; , Technical Director Assessment and Demonstrations Division, Munitions Directorate, Amimex

  • The deregulation of the Greek Telephone market
  • The new business opportunities for smaller companies
  • 16:40 SUBMARINE CABLES

    Amos Lasker

    Amos Lasker, Chief Executive Officer, Med1 Submarine Cables

  • Demand for international infrastructure
  • Existing systems in the eastern part of the Mediterranean
  • The Med Nautilus concept
  • Med Nautilus and the Greek market
  • 17:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:30 Drinks Reception

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Stavros Papastavrou

    Stavros Papastavrou, Head of Telecoms, Zepos Law Firm

    9:10 VALUE ADDED SERVICES

    Maria Boura

    Maria Boura, Key Account Manager, Ericsson

  • Increased globalisation of trade
  • Changes in the ways customers operate and do business
  • Increased demand for ‘anywhere anytime’ connectivity
  • New technologies create new opportunities on the business-to-business market
  • Combining Intranets with the Internet
  • Challenges with tomorrow’s global players
  • 9:40 NETWORK MANAGEMENT FOR GREEK OPERATORS

    Gaetan Perrier

    Gaetan Perrier, Business Development Manager, 3M - Quante

  • Network management in the Greek telecoms market
  • Offering more cost effective and reliable services to the carriers
  • Cost implications of managed network services
  • Bandwidth availability in the Greek market
  • Outlook on the future demand for managed high bandwidth networks
  • 10:20 (To be Confirmed)

    Maria Yannopoulou

    Maria Yannopoulou, Deputy Manager, Billing Systems Department, Intrasoft

    11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

    Cristina llamas

    Cristina llamas, Sales Director, Loral Skynet

  • Positioning the company in the global telecoms market place
  • Fundamental Strategies
  • Potentials for a global carrier in Greece
  • Competitive advantages
  • Local solutions for global business
  • Global solutions for growing local businesses
  • 12:00 FREE SPACE OPTICS AND MAXIMIZINGTHE TECHNOLOGY TO EXTEND METRO AREA NETWORKS

    Heinz Willebrand

    Heinz Willebrand, CTO, LightPointe

  • Compelling economics and rapid provisioning vs. physical fiber
  • Flexibility for any protocol or network topology
  • Beyond the 'last mile' metro application
  • Carrier-class 9.9999% availability solution
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch – Sponsored by Lightpointe

    13:40 CASE STUDY - STARGATE NETWORKS

    Elena Dika-Kaprissi

    Elena Dika-Kaprissi, Sales and Marketing Director, StarGate Networks

  • The demand for quality Internet Infrastructure & Services
  • Positioning your internet business in the Greek market
  • The importance of global infrastructure for the business market
  • How to support the Greek business market - development of e-business
  • What will increase competition and what, in the form of services, will be available to the Greek business market
  • 14:20 ICL - MULTI-SERVICE PROVIDER IN GREEK TELECOMS

    Tiki Hadjioannou

    Tiki Hadjioannou, Managing Director Equity Capital Markets, ICL Hellas

  • Total access modern telecom solutions for Home, SOHO, and Corporate Users
  • Interactive Digital-TV solutions
  • Advanced Billing/Interconnect software solutions for telecom carriers
  • New technology transmissions and networks
  • Third generation mobile telephony solutions
  • Business to consumer e-innovations solutions for Telecoms carriers (Case Study - Portuguese PTT)
  • 15:00 THE STATE OF INTERNET TELEPHONY: OVERVIEW AND OPPORTUNITIES

    Nassia Hanewich

    Nassia Hanewich, Director of Business Development in Europe, Middle East & Africa, iBasis

  • Business models for rapid entry: from wholesale to hosting
  • Looking ahead: enhanced services unifying voice and the Internet
  • 15:40 Coffee Break

    16:00 THE FOURTH DIMENSION

    Richard Redgrave

    Richard Redgrave, Marketing Director, PAV Data Systems

  • What are the bandwidth demands as e-commerce makes its presence felt?
  • How will the local loop meet these demands?
  • What are the business restraints?
  • What is the alternative to traditional transmission approaches?
  • How could you rapidly deploy Metropolitan Area Networks?
  • 16:40 INTERCONNECTION ISSUES

    Dimitris Stavrianos

    Dimitris Stavrianos, Lawyer - IT & Telecommunications Department, Sarantitis & Partners

  • The new proposal for interconnection
  • Rights of way and establishment
  • Collocation and facility sharing
  • Unbundling the local loop
  • 17:10 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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    Key Issues In Greek Telecoms
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    Key Issues In Greek Telecoms

    Athenaeum Inter-continental
    2nd March 2001
    Athens, Greece

    Athenaeum Inter-continental

    89-93 Syngrou Av
    Athens 117 45
    Greece

    Athenaeum Inter-continental

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