Keynote 3: Mobile Operator Strategies in Developing Markets

A session at Mobile World Congress 2012

  • Santiago Fernández Valbuena
  • Sunil Mittal
  • Jo Lunder

Tuesday 28th February, 2012

9:00am to 10:30am (WET)

The positive impact of mobility on developing economies is well documented, and as the number of global mobile connections continues to grow, many of the additional connections will come from the developing world. But bridging the digital divide is about more than merely providing access to mobile phones.

How have operators tailored their business models to thrive in a world where economic constraints are most harsh? How have the services they have provided helped to enrich the lives of consumers and communities? What impact will mobile have on users who are accessing the internet for the first time? How can this spur a new wave of innovative services and help the developing world to continue its upward trend of economic inclusion?

The CEOs of many of the world’s leading operators will share their insights and pioneering work in this developing world in a keynote which will challenge conventional wisdom and paradigms from the developed world.

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Siki Mgabadeli

Freelance Anchor & Producer, SAFM

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Santiago Fernández Valbuena

Chairman & CEO, Telefonica Latin America

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Sunil Mittal

Chairman & MD, Bharti Airtel

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Jo Lunder

CEO, VimpelCom

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Mobile World Congress 2012

Spain Spain, Barcelona

27th February to 1st March 2012

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Time 9:00am10:30am WET

Date Tue 28th February 2012


Hall 5, Auditorium 1, Fira Montjuic

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