Orange head to head with Easy as FT launches mobile comms event

by Guy Kewney | posted on 03 April 2005

Orange and Easy Mobile CEOs will line up head to head as speakers at the   FT World Mobile Communications Conference in London, May 11-12, at the Marriott, Grosvenor Square.

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"This year's focus is on the future of mobile devices as content delivery vehicles and the evolution of mobile within a mixed-network world," claimed Rowena Atkins, Head of Conferences, Financial Times. "In particular, it will highlight the promise of true mobile multimedia as 3G comes of age."

Highlights include:

  • How big is the market for mobile content and entertainment services and how quickly will it grow? What is the forecast value of different types of mobile content and entertainment?
  • What are the key drivers and barriers that will influence the rate of market growth for different types of mobile content and entertainment?
  • What is the difference between the most successful and less successful brands? What role do product features, handset design and content data packages play in the success of brands?
  • Should mobile operators pursue 3G only services or focus on integration of 3G/WLAN services? How much of WiMAX’s touted potential is merely hype? Which countries are fast-forwarding to 4G?
  • The speaker list includes:

  • Sanjiv Ahuja, CEO of Orange: "How the promise of true mobile multimedia is becoming a reality".
  • David Williams, CTO of O2: "The impact of digital multimedia broadcasting and the need for customising mobile TV content".
  • Stelios Haji-Ioannou, Chairman of easyGroup: "The importance of branding as a driver of customer choice".
  • George Polk, CEO and Founder of The Cloud: "The potential of new technologies in delivering high-speed mobile data services".
  • Bob Fuller, CEO Hutchinson 3G: "Operator strategies and results as 3G comes of age".
  • Sir David Brown, Chairman of Motorola Ltd: "The importance of interoperability and how our understanding of mobility is changing".
  • Alexander Amosu, Managing Director of Mobsvideo: "The emerging world of mobile music and video".
  • David Nagel, Founder & CEO of PalmSource: "The evolution of the mobile handset into a smart device. Is this the future for the mobile handset or merely a current fashion statement?". 
  • Full  details on the FT site, or you can Email Ciara Walsh

    will you be there?