Event Start:
16/10/18 16:30
Event End:
16/10/18 20:00
ABN AMRO Bank N.V. c/o Bethmann Bank AG, Bethmannstrasse 7-9, 60311 Frankfurt am Main
Event Summary:

IPFA Europe: Frankfurt: Challenges and Implementation of Fibre Cable in Germany – Connecting the Country

Germany is still behind in rolling out a fiber-optic network across the country. Current household penetration of FTTH/B in Germany amounts to 2.3% only, whereas the European average is around 14%. This puts Germany at one of the last positions, ranking just ahead of countries such as Serbia and Croatia. Effectively, internet users, particularly in rural areas, are cut-off from the ongoing digitalization while still being dependent on an outdated copper infrastructure. Chancellor Merkel and the “grand coalition” have identified the availability of high speed Internet access across the nation as key topic but roll-out progress so far has still been limited. The new goal is to offer fibre cable to everyone by 2025 and an investment amount of EUR 12bn has been put aside for this. However, people close to the situation criticize that more ambitious aims should be set on government level in order to substantially modernize German infrastructure. 

Attendees will gain valuable insights and have the opportunity to discuss with senior industry practitioners and financial experts the opportunities and challenges in building and financing a modern fibre cable network in Germany. 

16.30 Registration

17.00pm Welcome and Introduction

Stefan Meine, Head of Corporate Banking Germany, ABN AMRO Bank N.V. Frankfurt Branch
Tim Pankoke, Head of TMT Coverage, ABN AMRO Bank N.V. Frankfurt Branch

17.15 Keynote I

Sven Müller, Managing Director, Solon Management Consulting GmbH & Co. KG

17.35 Q&A


17.45 Keynote II

David A. Zimmer, CEO, Inexio Informationstechnologie und Telekommunikation GmbH


18.05 Q&A


18.15 Panel Discussion

Moderated by: Tim Pankoke, Head of TMT Coverage, ABN AMRO Bank N.V. Frankfurt Branch

Sven Müller, Solon Management Consulting GmbH & Co. KG
David A. Zimmer, Inexio Informationstechnologie und Telekommunikation GmbH
Johannes Feldmann, Chief Operations Officer, Atene KOM GmbH, representing the Federal Broadband Bureau
Eelco Holst, Project Finance, ABN AMRO Bank N.V. 
Henrik Luerssen, Director, DIF Infrastructure Fund


18.40 Closing Remarks

Tim Pankoke, Head of TMT Coverage, ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

18.45 IPFA Update
Daisy Brooker, Chief Executive, IPFA

18.50 Networking Drinks Reception kindly hosted by ABN AMRO Bank N.V. Frankfurt Branch


This event will be held in English




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