Future Networks Forum

Future Networks Forum

Public initiatives in Europe for super high speed networks

16 November


Corum - Montpellier


Starting with an inventory of the current situation in Europe and a look at government-led initiatives, this forum will deliver an open discussion on technological choices, financial support mechanisms and the legal frameworks being used, sharing case studies, how telcos view public initiatives, and seek to answer the key question: what is the best model to attract investors?

2:00 - 2:20pm
2:20 - 2:40pm
Point of view of the European Commission
  • Anna KRZYZANOWSKA, Head of Unit "Investment in High-Capacity Networks", DG CONNECT, European Commission
2:40 - 3:25pm
Success and failure of existing plans to support ultrafast broadband networks rollouts in Europe

The vast majority of European Union countries are engaged in national plans that are in line with the objectives set by the DAE. The current status of UFB coverage appear differs from country to country for a variety of reasons: geographic features, technological context, funding model, regulatory framework, degree of competition between operators...

- What are the national programme guidelines (targets and technology mix) and what is the present situation (deployment and subscription levels)?
- How much public money is being mobilised and how?
- What impact will see on competition?

Moderated by: Roland MONTAGNE, Director Market Development, IDATE DigiWorld

  • Harald GRUBER, Head of the Digital Economy division at the Projects Directorate, EIB
  • Luis ALVEIRINHO, Director of Engineering and Operations, Portugal Telecom
  • Ranulf SCARBROUGH, Director, Cornwall Superfast Broadband Programme, BT Superfast
  • Alexis ARGOUD, Financial controller, Agence du Numérique
3:25 - 3:45pm
  • Christophe ALLEMAND, Strategy and Programs, Unit Manager, CNES
3:45 - 4:30pm
Financing network rollouts: What are the preferred partnerships?

UFB network financing uses different models of partnerships, including public-private partnerships as an essential lever for the deployment of networks. Given this fact, several models are used by public actors, both during their construction and once they are up and running.

- What funding models are used for network deployments?
- What types of partnerships are being established?

Moderated by: Thomas LANGER, Finance Consultant, FTTH Council Europe

  • Laurent CHATELIN, Investment Director, Marguerite Fund
  • Arnaud LUCAUSSY, General Secretary, TDF
  • François ARTIGNAN, Head of Media & Telecom Investment Banking, EMEA, BNP Paribas
  • Gabriele MANDURINO, CFO, Covage
4:30 - 4:50pm
  • Gabrielle GAUTHEY, Head of Investments and Local Development, Groupe Caisse des Dépôts
4:50 - 5:30pm
Confab and cocktails: meet the speakers  



1 day incl. VAT



2 days incl. VAT

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