ANGA COM 2019 Set to Have Expanded Agenda with four Summit Discussions


ANGA COM 2019 has released its conference agenda with a total of 36 expert panels. Highlights will be for the first time four summit discussions: The International Content Summit, the International CTO Summit, the German Broadband Summit and the German Media Summit.

The Exhibition and Conference for Broadband, Television & Online will take place in Cologne/Germany from 4 to 6 June 2019.

Highlights of the international programme, which consists of a total of 18 English-speaking panels, are the International Content Summit and the International CTO Summit on the first day of the event. Speakers at the International Content Summit “Content Strategies for Broadband Networks, Satellite and OTT” are: Thomas Christensen (CEO, Nordija), Jeroen Ghijsen (Founder & CEO, Metrological), Marc Antoine d’Halluin (Chairman of the Board, M7 Group), Philippe Oliva (Executive Vice President of Sales and Products, Eutelsat), Jean-Marc Racine (Chief Product Officer and General Manager of EMEAR, Synamedia), Wilfried Urner (CEO, HD PLUS) and Christoph Vilanek (CEO, freenet).

For the International CTO Summit have confirmed: Colin Buechner (Managing Director Access Network, Liberty Global), Michael Fränkle (Senior Vice President Networks & CTO, TDC Group), Elmar Grasser (CTO, Sunrise Communications), Thomas Helbo (EVP, Fixed Technology, Tele2), Gerhard Mack (CTO, Vodafone Deutschland), Steve McCaffery (President International, ARRIS Group) and Axel Sihn (Managing Partner & CEO, WISI).

The German Media Summit will take place on Wednesday, 5 June 2019, and will discuss the topic “Streaming as a Game Changer for Film and Television”. Confirmed participants are: Conrad Albert (Deputy CEO / Group General Counsel, ProSiebenSat.1 Media), Dr. Thomas Bellut (Chairman, ZDF), Dr. Manuel Cubero (Chief Commercial Officer, Vodafone Deutschland), Matthias Dang (Managing Director Marketing, Technology & Data, Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland), Kathleen Finch (Chief Lifestyle Brands Officer, Discovery), Dr. Christian Franckenstein (CEO, Bavaria Film) and Dr. Christoph Schneider (Managing Director, Amazon Prime Video Germany). The moderator will be Thomas Lückerath (

The German Broadband Summit with the title “Fiber Roll-Out on the Test Bench” will also take place on Wednesday, 5 June 2019. Confirmed have: Timm Degenhardt (CEO, Tele Columbus), Timo von Lepel (Managing Director, NetCologne), Uwe Nickl (Managing Director, Deutsche Glasfaser), Winni Rapp (CEO, Unitymedia), Norbert Westfal (Spokesperson of the Management Board, EWE TEL / EWE Vertrieb) and Dr. Dirk Wössner (Member of the Management Board for Germany, Deutsche Telekom). The moderator will be Ina Karabasz (Handelsblatt).

Dr. Peter Charissé, Managing Director of ANGA COM: “We have further expanded our conference programme and significantly upgraded new topics such as 5G, Streaming, Big Data and Smart City. The exhibition will also set a new record. We have already 470 exhibitors with more stand space than last year. In addition to the growing commitment of international vendors, we are particularly pleased with the numerous stand enlargements from medium-sized companies.”

The titles of the strategy panels are as follows:

5G – Potentials, Concepts, Products
AppTV and OTT: New Platforms on the Test Bench
Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for TV and Online Offerings
Personalized TV: Replay, Voice Control and Recommendation Engines in cooperation with German TV Platform
Smart Home: How can Monetization be achieved?
Copyright: Modernizing the German Retransmission Framework
Quo Vadis TV Distribution: Switch-Off SD, All over IP and Streaming only?
Media Law and Platform Regulation: An Interim Review
Learning from Start-Ups, Cooperating with Start-ups: New Corporate Cultures, new Partnerships?
5G as an Opportunity for Local Operators and new Market Players in cooperation with BUGLAS Association
Copyright: Retransmission, IP and Direct Injection in cooperation with RTL International
A total of 13 technology panels in English will address the following topics: DOCSIS 3.1, 10 Gigabit, 5G, FTTH, WiFi, Cyber Security & Safety, Cloud Services, Network Virtualization and HFC Infrastructures.

On the third day of the event, Wednesday, 6 June 2019, ANGA COM, the Federal Broadband Bureau and the VATM Association will organize a joint Broadband Day for the second time. After the successful premiere in 2018, the topic Smart City will be in focus this year. The Broadband Day offers free access for all visitors upon prior online registration.

The Opening Discussion “Smart City and 5G“ will join: Dr. Christoph Clément (Member of the Management Board, Vodafone Deutschland), Wolfgang Kopf (Head of Central Division Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Deutsche Telekom), Timo von Lepel (Managing Director, NetCologne), Dr. Tobias Miethaner (Head of the Digital Society Directorate-General at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure), Bernd Thielk (Managing Director, and Martin Witt (Management Board, 1&1 Drillisch / Chairman of the Board, 1&1 Telecommunication).