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ANGA COM 2024 announces conference programme

March 13, 2024

ANGA COM, the European Exhibition and Conference for Broadband, Television & Online which runs from May 14th to 16th in Cologne, Germany, has released its conference programme with the key topics of the broadband and media industry.

There will be over 50 panels with more than 200 speakers across the Gigabit Summit, the Media Summit, the Fibre Optic Summit featuring high-level panels on take-up rates, streaming and the migration from copper to glass.

Highlights include

  • The Gigabit Summit Cooperation or Consolidation – How will the Operator Structure develop by 2030? will follow the opening address by Klaus Müller, President of the German Federal Network Agency. Business and TV Journalist Isabelle Körner will present the discussion with five CEOs from the German telecommunications industry:
    • Jan Georg Budden (CEO and Co-Founder, Deutsche GigaNetz)
    • Timo von Lepel (Managing Director, NetCologne)
    • Andreas Pfisterer (CEO, Deutsche Glasfaser)
    • Jens Prautzsch (CEO, Unsere Grüne Glasfaser)
    • Philippe Rogge (CEO Vodafone Deutschland and Member of the Executive Committee Vodafone Group)
  • The Media Summit will address the question “Linear, On Demand, Free or Pay – Which Content will create new Growth?” at a top level. Thomas Lückerath ( will present:
    • Dr. Nadine Bilke (Programme Director, ZDF)
    • Inga Leschek (Programme Managing Director RTL and RTL+)
    • Sabine de Mardt (Managing Director & Producer, Gaumont)
    • Henrik Pabst (Managing Director and Chief Content Officer, Seven.One Entertainment Group)
    • Dr. Christoph Schneider (Country Director, Prime Video DE/AT & Managing Director, Amazon Digital Germany)
    • Sascha Schwingel (CEO, UFA)
  • The Fibre Optic Summit will discuss the key operational question: “How do we keep up the Pace of Expansion?”:
    • Dr. Kerstin Baumgart (Managing Director Wholesale, Telekom Deutschland)
    • Nelson Killius (CEO, M-net)
    • Markus Oswald (CEO, Tele Columbus)
    • Tanja Richter (Managing Director Technology & Network Director, Vodafone Deutschland)
    • Bernd Thielk (Managing Director,
    • Moderator: Wolfgang Bock (Boston Consulting Group)
  • The panel Products, Marketing and Sales: How do we increase Take-Up Rates for Gigabit? is a German premiere with a line-up featuring:
    • Marcel de Groot (COO Consumer Business, Vodafone Deutschland)
    • Andreas Laukenmann (Chief Consumer Officer, O2 Telefónica)
    • Wolfgang Metze (Member of the Executive Board B2C, Telekom Deutschland)
    • Ruben Queimano (Chief Commercial Officer, Deutsche Glasfaser)
    • Dirk Wierzbitzki (Head of Residential Customers / Member of the Group Executive Board, Swisscom)
    • Moderator: Dr. Florian Dickgreber (EY)
  • In the panel Future of Streaming: Content, Costs and Cooperations, the key topics of the streaming business will be discussed by:
    • Clement Schwebig (President & MD Western Europe & Africa, Warner Bros Discovery)
    • Henning Nieslony (Chief Streaming Officer, RTL Deutschland)
    • Elke Walthelm (Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director, Sky Deutschland)
    • Katharina Frömsdorf (Chief Platforms & Growth Officer Seven.One Entertainment Group & CEO Joyn)
    • Haruka Gruber (SVP Media, DAZN)
    • Moderator: Prof. Dr. Klaus Goldhammer (Goldmedia)

Further strategy panels will address, among others, the following topics of the broadband and media industry:

  • Financing, Development of Costs and Investors: How does the Fibre Optic Expansion stay on Track?
  • Migration from Copper to Glas: Chances, Conditions and Timeline
  • Inhouse Networks: Ho do we solve the Key Issue for the FTTH Roll-Out?
  • From Collective to Individual Contracts: How will the TV Reception develop?
  • Housing Industry and Collective Contracts: Where do we stand 6 Weeks before the System Change?
  • Update Fibre Optical Roll-Out: Cooperation Models and Open Access
  • 40 Years of the Dual Media System: Looking Ahead (in cooperation with VAUNET)
  • Presentation of the VATM Gigabit Study 2024 (in cooperation with VATM)
  • AI is King? What Artificial Intelligence really brings to Media Companies (in cooperation with VAUNET)
  • Falling Market Prices, rising Content Costs: How can Television remain profitable for Network Operators?
  • Update on Telecommunications Regulation, GIA and Digital Networks Act
  • Fibre Optics and Municipalities: Success Factors and Pitfalls in Network Expansion
  • Sustainability and Energy Efficiency (in cooperation with VATM)
  • Personalised TV Services and Addressable TV (in cooperation with German TV Platform)

The international technology programme has been revised and addresses topics such as FTTH, PON, DOCSIS 4.0, 10G, Open Access, Streaming & OTT, Content Distribution, CDN, Artificial Intelligence, Sustainability, Resilience and IoT.  Following the successful premiere in 2023, part of the strategy and technology programme will once again take place on the Innovation Stage, an open presentation stage directly in the exhibition hall. The additional, mainly international programme of the Innovation Stage will be published in April. In particular, topics such as media distribution, streaming, OTT and connectivity will be expanded with a technical focus. On May 16th, attendance at ANGA COM, including the entire conference programme, is completely free of charge. Key topics are in-house networks, open access, civil engineering and municipalities. Programme partners of this day are the Federal Gigabit Bureau, aconium and VATM. The Infrastructure Summit ‘Networks, Digitalisation, Smart City’ with Valentina Daiber (Chief Officer Legal & Corporate Affairs, Telefónica Deutschland), Susanne Fabry (Member of the Board, RheinEnergie), Michael Fränkle (CTO, Tele Columbus), Gertrud Husch (Head of Department Digital Connectivity, Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport), Christoph Lüthe (Managing Director, vitronet Gruppe) and Tanja Richter (Managing Director Technology & Network Director, Vodafone Deutschland) will kick-off this Thursday. Moderator: Kerstin Stromberg-Mallmann (Talking Bridges).

More than 460 companies from 35 countries have already registered for the exhibition. The gross exhibition space amounts to 25,000 square metres

Dr. Peter Charissé, CEO ANGA COM, commented: “This year, our conference programme combines major strategic issues and day-to-day practice even better – and this also internationally. This applies equally to telecommunications as well as media topics. Top level from both areas – that is only possible in Cologne.”

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