The 1st day of the 7th InfoCom Albania was completed with great success. The first day was dedicated to fixed and wireless network technologies that help Communication and Information Services to reach more people and wide areas of Technology.
It ‘s time for Albania to be part of the “Digital Agenda 2020” and the “Digital Single Market”, which are in progress. But all services and ICT policies are based upon the network infrastructure which is the backbone of ICT and its growth and extensibility directly influences the efficient growth of economy, because it speeds up the adaption of new technologies in businesses and homes. It also provides new job opportunities in sectors and areas which weren’t accessible in the past.
A great share of the opening session was about the Regulation policy that must find and keep a balance between the incumbent ownship of the bigger part of a county infrastructure and the avoidance of a monopoly. That means that the regulator has the crucial role to protect the competition, without supress the incumbent investments.
Mr. Antonis Tzorzakakis, member of the Board of European Competitive Telecommunication Association (ECTA), suggests that Alternative Operators could work together with the local incumbents to co-invest and share New Generation Networks Infrastructures.
One of the main topics of the day was also about Cloud Computing. Cloud computing has already proven in practice and also in economic terms, that it’s more than a simple tool for “cutting down costs”. It is seen also as a global platform to incite the business sectors in new innovative approaches. All speakers of the session spotted that everything -from hosting to IT Security can be offered as a Service, according models “pay as you go (and grow)”.
In the last, but most progressive session, speakers were emphasise at Internet of Things implementations. From Machine 2 Machine solutions, to complete Smart Ecosystems, the main core of all presentations, was that the more connected our systems are, the more interoperability can be developed and new services can be deployed. Services such power consumption control, intelligent traffic management, health applications, building and infrastructure operation.