Event Archive

Digital Regions at Hypermotion

Frankfurt, November 2018

From 20 to 22 November 2018 atene KOM had an an active part at Hypermotion in Frankfurt (Main)/Germany organising it’s own exhibitor’s area combined with an attractive conference programme. The topic was “Digital Regions – Creating Progress”.

Governmental Day Workshop

Valencia, February 2018

atene KOM Governmental Day Workshop 2018 in the frame of the FTTH Conference

The “Governmental Day” Workshop is an initiative that aims at providing an interactive platform for broadband stakeholders in the EU with a strong focus on addressing and tackling the challenges of broadband deployment that occur for public local and regional authorities. Our approach is not only to inform stakeholders about policy developments on the European level, but also to demonstrate possible solutions for given challenges and to facilitate a fruitful exchange in order to create a robust broadband stakeholder community.

Agenda and speakers

13 February 2018 | FERIA VALENCIA, Avinguda de les Fires 1, 46035 València (Spain)

Moderation: Tony Shortall (Director at TELAGE)


  • 14:00 – 14:05: Welcome and opening remarksJohannes Feldmann, Chief Operations Officer at atene KOM, BCO Germany
  • 14:05 – 14:35: European Commission policy updateCarlota Reyners Fontana, Head of Unit B5, European Commission DG Communications Networks, Contents and Technology Investment in High-Capacity Networks
    • Broadband development, initiatives, actions (e.g. Broadband platform)
    • BCO Networks
    • Funding possibilities (e.g. Connecting Europe Broadband Fund)
    • Connectivity for a European gigabit society
    • 5G and converged networks
    • WiFi4EU and Broadband Europe
  • 14:35 – 15:30: Planning successful broadband rollout! Best Practices from European regionsWinners of the European Broadband Awards
    • Colchester Business Broadband, UKSteven Eke, Project Manager Colchester, Borough Council
    • Coviolo Wireless, ItalyValeria Montanari, Assessor Digital Agenda Reggio Emilia
    • Optic fibre to al houses on Gotland, SwedenAnne Ståhl Mousa, IT Strategy and International Officer Gotland County
    • Initial impulse Glass-Fiber-City Lauchhammer, GermanyHeinz-Peter Labonte, Chair KOMBUNT

15:30 – 16:00: Coffee Break


  • 16:00 – 16:10: Tackling the digital rural divide Peyman Khodabakhsh, CORA Project Partner atene KOM, Germany
    • Ideas from the Interreg NSR project Connecting Remote Areas with digital infrastructure and services
  • 16:10 – 16:20: Building a collaborative economy over networks as in commonsRamon Roca, Project Manager, Guifi.net foundation, Spain
    • Local/regional example for tackling the rural divide
  • 16:20 – 16:45: Multilogues – Tackling the rural digital divideAll participants; Moderation: Darijus Valiucko, Project Manager, atene KOM
  • 16:45 – 17:20: Round table presentationsAll participants
  • 17:20 – 17:30: Workshop summaryTim Brauckmüller, Managing Director at atene KOM, BCO Germany
    • Summary of outputs of the workshop and outlook

Trade fair: Digital regions – Today and tomorrow

Berlin, October 2017

From 24 to 26 October the trade fair and conference „digital regions – today and tomorrow“ organized by atene KOM GmbH took place in Berlin for the first time ever. In the context of the Broadband World Forum 2017 – an international meeting place for managers of the broadband sector with more than 300 industry representatives and over 4000 visitors from more than 79 nations – the atene KOM-hall combined the advantages of a trade fair and a conference concerning the topics broadband and digitisation. Please find impressions of the event, speakers, conference programme and exhibitors on the event page.

Governmental Workshop

Berlin, October 2017

In the framework of the BBWF Conference 2017, atene KOM GmbH organized the “Governmental Workshop” on 24 October. More than 100 experts, decision makers and representatives from local, regional and national authorities from Germany and the EU Member States discussed the latest broadband topics from policy measures to local best practices. Please find more information and downloads of the presentations on the event page.

Governmental Day Workshop

Marseille, February 2017

For the third time, atene KOM organised the Governmental Day Workshop. More than 150 participants joined the event which took place in the frame of the FTTH Conference in Marseille. The workshop was all about European as well as national and regional strategies concerning broadband rollout. Representatives of the European Commission, national funding programmes, trade associations and regional decision-makers presented, explained and discussed this topic.
Johannes Feldmann, head of operating business at atene KOM and trustee of the German federal funding programme, presented facts, figures and conclusions of the largest European investment grant for broadband expansion. Expert panels argued about the best, fastest and most cost-efficient ways towards gigabit society.
A very special highlight was the interactive discussion with winners of the European Broadband Awards 2016.

Agenda and speakers

14 February 2017 | Palais des Congrès, Marseille Chanot, Rond Point du Prado, 13008 Marseille (France)

Moderation: Tony Shortall (Director at TELAGE)


  • 11:00 – 11:10: Welcome and opening remarksTim Brauckmüller, Managing Director at atene KOM, BCO Germany
  • 11:10 – 11:40: Digital Single MarketAnna Kryzanowska, Head Unit B5 – High Capacity Networks at DG Connect, European Commission

    • European Commission policy update on broadband development
    • Connectivity for a European Gigabit Society
  • 11:40 – 12:10: Broadband in Europe Johannes Feldmann, COO at atene KOM

    • Broadband development in the EU member states
    • Practical measures for local and regional authorities
    • Trends and examples from Europe

12:10 – 13:00: Lunch break


  • 13:00 – 14:00: Interactive session 1 (panel discussion) – Winning projects of the European Broadband Awards

    • Construction of the Wielpolska Broadband Network – Poland (Maciej Midloch, CEO at WSS Operator)
    • Net4all – Public and private partnership to bring UBB network to industrial areas in digital divide in Emilia-Romagna – Italy (Sandra Lotti, Officer at lepida spa)
    • NÖGIG – Austria (Hartwig Tauber, CEO at Niederösterreichische Glasfaserinfrastrukturgesellschaft GmbH)
    • atene KOM (Darijus Valiucko, Project Manager at atene KOM, European Broadband Awards & Broadband Europe)

14:00 – 14:15: Coffee break


  • 14:15 – 15:15: Interactive session 2 (panel discussion) – Driving forces of FTTH – supporting local and regional authorities – Moderation by Chris Ashe, Director of Innovation at European Institute for Innovation (EIfI)

    • Geographical segmentation and FTTH (Per-Olof Gustafsson, Deputy CEO at Stokab, Sweden)
    • Co-investment in broadband projects (David Cullen, Director at ITS Technology Group; Dirk Strijker, Professor at Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University Groningen)
  • 15:15 – 15:30: OutlookTim Brauckmüller, Managing Director atene KOM GmbH, BCO Germany

Governmental Day Workshop

Luxembourg, February 2016

As part of the FTTH Conference 2016 in Luxembourg atene KOM organised the Governmental Day Workshop for the second time.
Our workshop aimed at political decision-makers, public officials as well as regional and local authorities. The event consisted of keynotes by representatives of the European Commission and competent authorities within the EU, discussions on broadband and ICT issues and several best practice examples.

Agenda and speakers

16 February 2016 | LUXEXPO Exhibition and Congress Centre, 10 Circuit de la Foire Internationale, L-1347 Luxembourg-Kirchberg

Moderation: Tony Shortall (Director at TELAGE)


  • 11:00 – 11:10: Welcome and opening remarksJohannes Feldmann, COO atene KOM GmbH
  • 11:10 – 11:40: European Commission policy update on broadband developmentAnna Kryzanowska, Head of Broadband Unit at DG Connect, European Commission

    • Broadband as an enabling infrastructure for the Digital Singel Market
  • 11:40 – 12:10: European Commission’s interactive broadband platform Dr. Robert Henkel, Senior Policy Officer at DG Connect, Broadband Unit, European Commission

    • Achievements and outlook

12:10 – 13:00: Lunch break


  • 13:00 – 13:45: Interactive session 1 (panel discussion) – Broadband Europe NGN Awards – the winners

    • Socio-economic impact and affordability category – RAIN 2, Lithuania (Egle Misiene, Chief specialist at PE “Placiajuostis internetas”)
    • Open access and competition category – CAI Harderwijk open network, Netherlands (Edo Kweldam, Managing Director at CAI Harderwijk)
    • Innovative model of financing, business and investment category – guifi.net, Spain (Ramon Roca, President at Guifi.net foundation)
    • Future proof and quality of service category – Stokab, Schweden (Per-Olof Gustafsson, Deputy CEO at Stokab)
  • 13:45 – 14:15: Promoting the digital agenda in EuropeFilip Meuris, Head of department at Intercommunale Leiedal
    • Smart Cities as drivers for FTTH – the case of South West Flanders
  • 14:15 – 14:30: Spotlight on strategiesOlivier Duroyon, Director Global Enterprise and Public Sector at Nokia

    • Convergence of broadband implementation and planning on national level

14:30 – 14:45: Coffee break


  • 14:45 – 16:45: Interactive session 2 – Broadband cost reduction measures (Moderation by Chris Ashe, Director of Innovation at European Institute for Innovation (EIfI)

    • Practices in broadband cost reduction measures implementation in Portugal (Luis Manica, Head of broadband division at ANACOM)
    • FTTB & infrastructure sharing: Using residential gas, drinking water pipes and other techniques (Christof Pauselius, Projekct Development at FRIATEC AG)
    • Installing fiber cable in sewers – 100 good examples, waiting for the next 1,000 projects (Harry Aichele, CEO at FAST Opticom AG)
    • energiedata 4.0 – a bridge technology to the fiber optics activities (Heiko Hummel, General Manager at energiedata 4.0 GmbH)
    • Formation of working groups, thematic discussions and exchange of experience
  • 16:45 – 17:00: OutlookTim Brauckmüller, Managing Director atene KOM GmbH, BCO Germany

Governmental Day Workshop

Warsaw, February 2015

In the framework of FTTH Conference 2015 atene KOM organised the Governmental Day Workshop.
The Agenda consisted of Keynotes of the European Commission and competent authorities of EU Member States. Furthermore, discussions concerning current broadband issues and ICT topics were part of the workshop as well as best practice examples of national and regional broadband strategies.

Agenda and speakers

10 February 2015 | EXPO XXI, Warsaw, Poland

Moderation: Tony Shortall (Director at TELAGE)


  • 10:15 – 10:30: Welcome and opening remarksChristian Zieske, Senior Programme Consultant at atene KOM, Deputy CEO at German Federal Broadband Bureau
  • 10:30 – 11:00: DG Connect – Policy agenda for broadband fundingAnna Kryzanowska, Head of Unit “Broadband” at DG Connect, European Commission

    • An update on new European Commission initiatives
  • 11:00 – 11:30: The new European Broadband Portal Dr. Robert Henkel, Senior Policy Officer at DG Connect, European Commission

    • Introducing the new “Broadband Europe” portal
    • Added value of “Broadband Europe”
    • Opportunities and benefits for member states
    • The community of the new “Broadband Europe” portal
  • 11:30 – 12:00: Digital Agenda Europe (DAE) – Filip Meuris, Head of e-Government department, Intercommunale Leiedal
    • The difficult way forward to FTTH

12:00 – 13:00: Lunch break


  • 13:00 – 13:30: Cost reduction: Measures for rolling out more broadband in EuropeErika Busechian, Policy Officer at the European Commission
    • Regulatory measures to reduce the costs of roll-out and enabling cross sector co-operations, opportunities introduced by the directive 2014/61/EU and stakeholders engagement
  • 13:30 – 14:00: Calculating the potential of cost reduction measuresDr. Matthias Pohler, CEO at TKI; Jeroen Goossens, Product Manager at Comsof
  • 14:00 – 14:30: Cost reduction and best practices to implement EU funding in rural FTTH projects in Sweden – Tobias Ahl, CEO at RALA
  • 14:30 – 16:00: Strategies and best practices in the member states
    • Austria’s key to broadband – Alfred Ruzicka, Head of Information and Communication Infrastructure Office, Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology
    • National broadband plan – Strategy for building digital Poland Soltysik Aleksander, Expert in Telecommunications Investment Unit in Department of Telecommunications of the Ministry of Administration and Digitization
    • Broadband deployment – the case of Lithuania Feliksas Dobrovolskis, Director of Communications Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Lithuania (RRT), Chairman of RRT Council

16:00 – 16:15: Coffee break


  • 16:15 – 17:15: Regional workshops – Opportunities and programmes in the European regions

    • BSR (Baltic See Region) – Christian Zieske, Senior Programme Consultant at atene KOM, Deputy CEO at the German Federal Broadband Bureau
    • NSR (North Sea Region) – Lydia Möller, Senior Project Manager at atene KOM
  • 17:15 – 17:30: OutlookTim Brauckmüller, Managing Director atene KOM, BCO Deutschland