Wed 08 June | 17:00 - 20:00 | Lamot (Mechelen) Sustainable Networks
Myth or Opportunity?

It is important to think now how we should build our networks for the next 30 years, in a sustainable way. In this event, we will highlight the vision of the operators, and complement their stories with expert insights. Confirmed speakers from BIPT, GSMA, LCL en Proximus.

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This summer meeting 2022 will give context on sustainability of the complete network:wireless, fiber and cloud. After a short and comprehensive programme, there will be time to meet each other and discuss how to make future networks sustainable.


It is important to think now how we should build our networks for the next 30 years, in a sustainable way. Sustainability is essential in each sector. Yet, the telecom sector is moving towards some major technology upgrades that will support our communication in the next couple of decades: from FttH to the next generation cellular technology. 


We already explored this important topic in our webinar, and will now elaborate further by highlighting the vision of the operators, and complement their stories with expert insights. 


Our first speaker at this event is Benoît Latré who will give us insights in the role and vision of the BIPT. Then Rita de Castro from GSMA who will present opportunities and commitments taken by the industry towards a sustainable future. Kurt De Lange from Proximus will complement this view from a Belgian operator point of view, focusing on how the transition to FttH supports sustainability goals. Finally, data centers and the cloud are becoming more and more important and Laurens van Reijen from LCL will shed some light on the role and opportunities presented by next generation large scale computing. 

Speaker details

Rita de Castro
GSMA Europe | Director of Public Policy
Benoît Latré
BIPT | Engineer-Advisor
Laurens van Reijen
LCL | Managing Director
Kurt De Lange
Proximus | Sustainability ambassador for Network & IT
Price: € 295,00  | Members: € 195,00  | Students: € 100,00

Event Schedule

  • 17.00: Registration
  • 17.20: Welcome and introduction, by Sofie Pollin, 
  • 17.30: Environmental impact of electronic communications: a regulator’s role, by Benoît Latré, BIPT
  • 17.45: Engaging on climate action, by Rita de Castro, GSMA
  • 18.00: How does FttH supports Sustainable Development Goals, by Kurt De Lange, Proximus
  • 18.15: The data center sustainability, by Laurens van Reijen, LCL  
  • 18.30: Q&A and closing
  • 19.00: Networking with walking dinner

Practical info

Date & time
Wed 08 June 2022
17:00 - 20:00
Lamot (Mechelen) Route description
Van Beethovenstraat 8-10
B – 2800 Mechelen
Price: € 295,00 excl. VAT
Members: € 195,00 excl. VAT
Students: € 100,00 VAT incl.
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