CC- Telco Infrastructure Summit 2021 - Rome 29th & 30th September

 CC- Telco Infrastructure Summit 2021

Carrier Community (CC) looks forward to hosting its 2nd specialised and hybrid CC TIS 2021 event on the 29th and 30th of September in Rome with Sparkle (venue to be confirmed).

During this valuable two-day event, leading industry members from Telco and ICT will come together to learn, share and shape the industry and discuss digital development, transformation and current market trends. This event is primarily focused on infrastructure and content. More than 200+ global companies are expected to attend from telecom sectors, including: Data/ Capacity, Submarine, Content Providers, Technology Providers, Internet Exchanges (IX), Security, Datacentres, Cloud, and other related segments.

CC members, partners and experts come together to accelerate innovation and agility in a hybrid world and do real business. Moreover, our on-demand key-note presentations, knowledge-sharing discussions and panel sessions are broadcast and accessible across our online channels: CC Media Portal/CC-Webinar and on our live gallery platform.

During the Summit, delegates can access our online meeting, contact and messaging tool as well as take advantage of numerous sponsorship branding opportunities. To view the post event guide and statistics, please scroll down. 


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REASONS TO ATTEND CC- Telco Infrastructure Summit 2021 - Rome
  1. An exclusive wholesale telecom operator and service provider event.
  2. Meet more than 400+ wholesale members representing 150+ regional and international telecom operators and telco and ICT ecosystem partners.
  3. Competitive entrée rates for 2 days hybrid event at EUR 790 per delegate including all areas: online meeting tool, bilateral meetings, technology exhibition, panel sessions, leisure activities, and evening networking receptions.
  4. Network with peers and eco partners in a private, relaxed and exclusive community environment.
  5. Join knowledge sharing executive panel sessions covering topics such as Mobile Industry, 5G, AI, Blockchain, Wholesale, Digital Cloud and others.
Thursday, September 29
08:30 - 09:30 (CET Time Zone)
Registration-Morning Coffee Networking Reception
09:45 - 10:15 (CET Time Zone)
Welcome Speeches by Sparkle and CC
10:15 - 11:15 (CET Time Zone)
Key-Note Speeches & Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session CLICK HERE TO JOIN VIA CC-WEBINAR.LIVE - hosted by Sparkle
Topic: Wholesale Industry in a data hungry age - Challenges and opportunities
11:40 - 12:30 (CET Time Zone)
5G Cloud
Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session CLICK HERE TO JOIN VIA CC-WEBINAR.LIVE
Topic: How will 5G change wholesale industry today and tomorrow? The Wait is Over, Understanding the Impact on our business and life from both positive and negative sides.
12:30 - 14:00 (CET Time Zone)
Networking Session during the Lunch and Coffee Breaks
14:00 - 14:40 (CET Time Zone)
Internet Xchange
Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session CLICK HERE TO JOIN VIA CC-WEBINAR.LIVE
Topic: Internet Exchanges and neutral colocation
15:30 - 16:30 (CET Time Zone)
Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session CLICK HERE TO JOIN VIA CC-WEBINAR.LIVE
Topic: Data Centers At the Forefront of the Vision of a Data-driven World
17:00 - 18:00 (CET Time Zone)
City Tour connected with the theme of communications & technology in the ancient Rome - Walk between the Capitol Hill and the Roman Forum
19:30 - 22:30 (CET Time Zone)
Official Evening Welcome Networking Reception
Friday, September 30
08:30 - 09:30 (CET Time Zone)
Registration-Morning Coffee Networking Reception
10:15 - 11:15 (CET Time Zone)
Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session CLICK HERE TO JOIN VIA CC-WEBINAR.LIVE - sponsored by Sparkle
Topic: How submarine cables support the digital transformation trend?
11:40 - 12:30 (CET Time Zone)
Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session CLICK HERE TO JOIN VIA CC-WEBINAR.LIVE - sponsored by Enxoo
Topic: Cybersecurity at the Forefront
12:30 - 14:00 (CET Time Zone)
Networking Session and Lunch Break
15:00 - 16:00 (CET Time)
ISP/ Connectivity
Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session CLICK HERE TO JOIN VIA CC-WEBINAR.LIVE - sponsored by Seaborn
Topic: New Business Models to meet cables and ISPs future connectivity and digital demand
17:00 - 17:30 (CET Time Zone)
Official GCCM Closure

Telecom Event CC- Telco Infrastructure Summit 2021 - Speaker
Erik van Stokkom
Ambassador at CC & CCO at GTC

Based at Lago di Como in Italy, VSC provides strategic advisory services in M&A, Business Development & Media for the telecommunication industry. Over the last 25 years, Erik developed extensive expertise and deep domain knowledge working at major telecom companies. His international career includes senior & executive level positions. Over the years, Erik has been a regular speaker & moderator at major international telecom conferences.

Telecom Event CC- Telco Infrastructure Summit 2021 - Speaker
Keynote Speaker, Panellist
Enrico Maria Bagnasco
Chief Technology Officer at Sparkle

Enrico Bagnasco has been appointed Chief Technology Officer in September 2019.

From July 2018 he has been TIM CTO’s Product & Portfolio Manager and from September 2016 he led TIM Technology Innovation with focus on 5G, network virtualization and slicing, big data analytics and cognitive computing. Prior to that, he held different management responsibilities in Telecom Italia in the areas of OSS, Service Platforms and Network engineering, including IP metro, CDN, wireline broadband access, home devices, VoIP/IMS, contact center, video platforms and IoT services.

He joined CSELT (Telecom Italia’s R&D center) in 1988 and led research and standardization activities on network management and service platforms in ETSI, ITU and TeleManagement Forum.

He holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Torino.

Telecom Event CC- Telco Infrastructure Summit 2021 - Speaker
Keynote Speaker, Panellist
Daniele Mancuso
Chief Product Management at Sparkle

Daniele Mancuso became Chief Marketing Solutions & Business Development Officer for Sparkle Group in September 2019.

In the previous year, he served as Executive Vice President ICT Engineering, where he was in charge of the technological innovation, planning, engineering and development of Sparkle’s Global Network as well as of Information Technology.

From August 2016 he held the position of Director of Innovation & Engineering, in charge of the engineering and deployment of Voice, Mobile, IP and & Data Platforms as well as of Submarine Cables, ICT Security Processes & Platforms and Datacenters & Cloud Infrastructures, while leading the Network Innovation and Evolution processes.

Prior to that he was Director Architecture & Engineering.

He began his career in in 1991 in a Software House dealing with Robotics applied to Agriculture and, in 1993, he moved to Telecom Italia’s domestic Transmission department, focusing on the migration from PDH to SDH technology.

In January 2013 Daniele was appointed Director of Engineering, IT & Security of Sparkle Mediterranean & Balkan Region where, since 2001, he has been holding several positions within Engineering & Operations departments.

Daniele holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Catania.

Telecom Event CC- Telco Infrastructure Summit 2021 - Speaker
Keynote Speaker, Panellist
Andy Bax
Chief Operating Officer at Seaborn

Andy is Chief Operating Officer of Seaborn. He is responsible for leading all aspects of Seaborn’s global operations and engineering. Over the past three decades, Andy has developed and brought into operation numerous transoceanic and regional submarine cable systems connecting Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East.

Andy previously served as Head of Regional Submarine Networks at Global Marine Systems, a preeminent subsea cable installation company. Prior to Global Marine, Andy was an early member of Global Crossing’s Network Team, where he brought into service all of Global Crossing’s submarine networks, and he led engineering and implementation of network upgrades and provisioning of customer circuits on the global submarine network. He also led planning, construction, and operation of Global Crossing’s global NOC

Andy began his submarine telecom career with FLAG (FEA Submarine System), where he was responsible for the successful commissioning and bringing into service of all 15 segments of the Europe to Asia submarine system and for the centralized management of the entire system from the FNOC in Fujairah, UAE.

Most recently, Andy led the project management for a new 1,240 km submarine fiber optic cable system linking Trinidad, Guyana and Suriname.

Andy served in the Royal Air Force where he received a degree in Electronic Engineering and Aerospace Studies, and thereafter entered the telecom industry with NYNEX in the UK.


Telecom Event CC- Telco Infrastructure Summit 2021 - Speaker
Kavin Wong
Managing Director/Co-Founder at DC1st Pte Ltd

coming soon

Telecom Event CC- Telco Infrastructure Summit 2021 - Speaker
Srinivasa Rao
Head - SEA Sales at BDx Data Centers

coming soon

Telecom Event CC- Telco Infrastructure Summit 2021 - Speaker
Vladimir Smal
Head of Sales Global Messaging at Lanck Telecom

Vladimir Smal is heading Sales & Procurement in the Global Messaging department of LANCK Telecom over the last 3 years. He was promoted to this position after proving himself as a successful team leader of Middle East, Africa & Asia market of Voice Sales department.

Vladimir has a profound experience in the Wholesale Telecom market, both in Voice & SMS. Over the last 13 years he has visited all major Telecom events. Vladimir is an active member of the Mobile Ecosystem Forum.

Vladimir started his job at LANCK Telecom as a Carrier Relations Manager in 2008 after graduating from Saint Petersburg State University. He holds degrees in Linguistics and Sociology.

Telecom Event CC- Telco Infrastructure Summit 2021 - Speaker
Artur Ostrowski
Chief Commercial Officer, Enxoo

Artur has many years of general management and sales experience in an international environment predominantly within the telecommunications industry. Prior to joining Enxoo, Artur worked at T-mobile as a Chief Commercial Officer responsible for the B2B market in Poland, and before that, held different positions at GTS Central Europe incl. Senior Vice President of Infrastructure Services, Head of Marketing and Head of International Wholesale.

Between 2000 and 2009, Artur spent 10 years at TeliaSonera International Carrier where he was managing regional operations for West Europe, Central & Eastern Europe as well as Asia.

In his career, Artur played instrumental roles in conducting a transformation and restructuring telecommunication operations in multiple countries and regions. Artur has also driven a number of M&A activities successfully acquiring and integrating infrastructure operators in various markets.

Artur holds a master's degree in Management from Warsaw University and later obtained an Executive MBA from Warsaw University of Technology. Artur attended a number of executive programs including those at Stanford University, IMD and London Business School.

Telecom Event CC- Telco Infrastructure Summit 2021 - Speaker
Shirshendu Bhattacharya
Strategic Negotiator, Global Network Acquisition at Google

coming soon

Telecom Event CC- Telco Infrastructure Summit 2021 - Speaker
Franco Busso
Vice President Sales South Europe at Infinera

25+ years experience in telecommunication, 15 years in sales dealing with Service Providers, major enterprises and System Integrators

Telecom Event CC- Telco Infrastructure Summit 2021 - Speaker
Paolo Spreafico
Head of Customer Engineering for Italy at Google

Paolo is heading the Cloud Customer Engineering team at Google for Italy designing and positioning Cloud based Enterprise solutions.

Telecom Event CC- Telco Infrastructure Summit 2021 - Speaker
Anuradha Udunuwara
Senior Enterprise Solutions Architect at Sri Lanka Telecom

Anuradha is an expert in the field of Telecom & Technology and currently working as a Senior Enterprise Solutions Architect at Sri Lanka Telecom. He has 18+ years of industry experience in strategy, architecture, engineering, design, plan, implementation, maintenance of CSP Networks, and solution designing. He is actively involved in the strategy formation of his company’s Digital Transformation, Softwarization (SDN, NFV, Cloud), and R&D.

He is an Award-Winning MEF Subject Matter Expert for SD-WAN.

Anuradha is also a regular invited speaker at many conferences. He also worked as a Visiting Industrial Fellow at the University of Hertfordshire, as a guest lecturer at the University of Peradeniya, and as a faculty at CTO, UK. He holds a BSc. Eng.(Hons). He is also a senior member of IEEE, member of IET, BCS, and ISOC.

Telecom Event CC- Telco Infrastructure Summit 2021 - Speaker
René De Baerdemaeker
Director Supplier Management at Expereo

Director Supplier Management joined Expereo in 2015 but has been loving, living and breathing Internet since 14K4 modems in 1995 and still remembers the sound. Experience from content development to hardware distribution and from gaming to managed services. Always looking for partnerships with a win-win. Likes to keep things simple. Data-driven with a passion for automation. Fun fact: Loves to compare the quality of internet services with food and tailormade clothing.

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Unique among independent cable operators, Seaborn fully operates and maintains its submarine and terrestrial cable infrastructure. POPs, terrestrial backhaul, landing stations and subsea cable are all under Seaborn’s control, regardless of who the anchor tenant or other customer may be. Seaborn also has its own primary and disaster recovery NOCs. And we activate capacity faster than anyone else in the industry.

Our customers tend to be those large consumers of bandwidth who value being able to work directly with the underlying cable operator on transoceanic routes.


Sparkle is a leading global service provider offering a full range of IP, Data, Cloud, Data Center, Mobile Data and Voice solutions designed to meet the fast-changing needs of Enterprises, ISPs, OTTs, Media & Content Players, ASPs and Carriers. 

Thanks to a state-of-the-art global backbone of over 600,000 kms of fibre and through an extensive worldwide commercial presence distributed over 33 countries, Sparkle ranks #6 for IP globally and is among the top players for international voice traffic.

Through a rich portfolio of services, a cutting edge network based on the latest technologies, a globally distributed sales force and advanced customer care capabilities, Sparkle is able to fulfil its mission of providing customers with top-performing and tailored solutions worldwide.

Enriched by its cultural variety and diversity, Sparkle is always committed to excellent relationships with all its stakeholders and operates with constant attention to maintain a safe environment where Partners, Customers, Suppliers and Employees can live and work better.

Sparkle. The world’s communication platform. For more information, please visit our websites: and



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