Gibtelecom is hosting the annual conference for telecom operators of small states at the Caleta Hotel on Thursday 29 to Friday 30 May 2014, which was preceded by a workshop on Wednesday 28 May. This is the twenty second meeting of the Teleforum and sees over 60 attendees from the telecoms industry, representing around 30 companies from 20 or more different countries, assembling in Gibraltar. The Teleforum comprises former incumbent telecommunications companies from states which have a population of up to 2 million. Gibtelecom plays an administrative role for this group, including managing the financials and sub-contracting the consultant who assists in organising this annual event.
The conference is being opened by The Hon Dr Joseph Garcia, in his capacity as Deputy Chief Minister and Chairman of Gibtelecom. Dr Garcia said he recognized that “change is a constant dynamic in the communications industry and that this forum is a good way to discuss and share ideas on how small telecoms companies can survive and succeed in this complex and challenging environment”. Tim Bristow, CEO of Gibtelecom, added that “the Teleforum facilitates members sharing approaches and technology that foster the development of their respective organisations in the fast changing communications space. The value derived from this forum is evident from the fact that, 14 years since its inception, Teleforum events continue to feature on the calendars of those companies present.”
The companies attending the Teleforum, including Gibtelecom, are from the Åland Islands (Ålcom Telekommunikation); Andorra (Andorra Telecom); Cabo Verde (CV Telecom); Cyprus (CYTA); Faroe Islands (Føroya Tele); Malta (GO); Guyana (GT&T); JT (Jersey); Isle of Man (Manx Telecom); Iceland (Siminn); Iceland (Mila); Luxembourg (POST); Greenland (Tele-Post); Liechtenstein (Telecom Liechtenstein); and Suriname (Telesur Telecommunications).
The commercial sponsors attending the Teleforum, who are largely financing the event, are Ericsson España; TeleBilling; 2operate; ABIBA Systems; Symsoft; Cerillion Technologies; NetCracker Technology; Focus EDL; Charles Russell LLP; Omnitele; Movius Interactive Corporation; Herold Mediatel (Gibraltar Telephone Directory); KPMG (Gibraltar); and A-Soft.
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