26 Mar 2013

The 9th annual EurasiaCom opened today in Istanbul...


***Join us for Day 2!***    Share your thoughts on #EurasiaCom @allaboutcom  

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The 9th annual EurasiaCom conference and exhibition opened today in Istanbul, providing key debate and networking opportunities for the region’s leading operators and digital companies.


The first conference day focused on the evolution of the market and how telecom companies adapt to new conditions: networks need modernising to meet increased demand for data; operators are building partnerships with OTT players; new pricing models need to be developed; operators must understand their customers better; new revenue opportunities must be explored (e.g. mobile financial services, M2M, cloud), etc.



Some of the region’s leading operators were sharing their expertise and vision of the market evolution. Dmitry Kromsky, Head of Vimpelcom’s CIS business unit, said: “I am happy to have the opportunity to participate in this forum; the potential of all countries in this region is very high”. Rob Shardlow, Group Sales & Business Development Director at Virgin Mobile CEE said he was “incredibly pleased to be here today: there are fantastic characteristics to the market and the region offers great opportunities”.



In addition to the conference the event is an occasion to network with the region’s telcos, regulators and digital companies. The morning break included a Speed Networking session for vendors to meet with some of the event’s VIP participants.



“The debates at EurasiaCom are always engaging and we are pleased to see the region’s most innovative companies share their ideas in a very open way” says Julie Rey, Research Director at organisers Informa Telecoms & Media.


Tomorrow’s session will focus on innovation and digital services (including two new sessions on M2M and apps), with speakers from Turkcell, Google, Mynet, Yota Devices, Vimpelcom, Deutsche Telekom, Megafon and more.


We look forward to seeing you at the second day of EurasiaCom. 
 
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Make sure to join us for Day 2 
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There is an outstanding speaker line-up for day 2 of the event as well -    
make sure to join us tomorrow!    
       
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What are your thoughts on this year's EurasiaCom?    
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Tweet about your experience using #EurasiaCom @allaboutcom on twitter!

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What our attendees said about Day 1:    
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“EurasiaCom is a unique conference that brings together operators, regulators, vendors, content and application developers and addresses topics catered to all members of the ecosystem around the telco industry”
Sergey Nichiporuk, Head of Strategy, MTS Ukraine

“Again, this year’s event has been a great success in creating new business opportunities.  Speed networking is the right way to start the event”
Thomas Sachs, Senior Account Manager, CreaLog

“Many thanks to the organisers of the conference; it was all “high”.  Also, thanks to all the speakers, learnt a lot and met many interesting people.  I hope we will meet again and cooperate”
Bakyt Kaiykov, Head of Department of the Transmission Network, MegaCom, Kyrgystan

“Speed networking was very useful to meet other participants.  The Informa team is very proactive with introductions.”
Shishodia Upkar, Manager – Europe, Mahindra Comviva

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Sponsors of EurasiaCom 
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Comza * Mahindra Comviva * CommScope * Cambium Networks * Intersec * Vidiator