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Driving Financial Decisions and Compliance with Fixed Asset Management

Telecom operators are under significant pressure to sustain revenue growth and profitability, while delivering new digital services. At the same time, regulations, technology disruptions, intensifying competition, and changing customer demands are also placing telecom operators at a crossroads.

So how do these service providers – who are investing billions in wireless and wireline networks – ensure they can grow their businesses while mitigating risk? What kinds of solutions are available to help service providers navigate the operational and monetization challenges they face in their deployment? How do these solutions support business strategies and services involving 5G, edge computing and virtualized networking?

This session will explore the role of a universal Fixed Asset Management (FAM) structure in the deployment, interconnection and management of service providers’ physical and virtual assets.

Moderated by Michael Carroll, Editor of GSMA, this session will feature iconectiv’s Eyad Alqadi, Regional Director for EMEA, and John Hayes, Senior Director, who will explore the role that Fixed Asset Management plays in providing critical information to drive financial decisions and ensure compliance so that service providers can:

  • Realign purchasing, procurement, inventory and operational management.
  • Comply with regulatory, reporting, accounting and auditing requirements.
  • Ascertain the value of assets at different stages of their lifecycles.
  • Gain knowledge to develop procedures to help reduce unnecessary maintenance costs via accurate warranty tracking.

The panel will also address the benefits of Fixed Asset Management related to:

  • Why a universal FAM structure is key to helping reduce time to revenue for innovation investments, while offering a competitive advantage in the race to expand into key markets.
  • How simplified and streamlined accounting of network assets, including location and financial classification, is critical for many business processes such as: financial reporting (including International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) reporting), new services introduction, service trend analysis and regulatory reporting.
  • The importance of identifying what service providers already have, what they need and what they don’t is more complicated than it may seem. How streamlining their asset management processes can help address these issues.
  • Actionable insights on best practices that service providers can enact to maintain an accurate view of fixed assets, track assets in multiple networks/territories and help to ensure Fixed Asset Register compliance.
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john hayes

John Hayes

Senior Director, iconectiv

As Senior Director at iconectiv, John Hayes is responsible for leading the company’s global product cost analysis efforts, fixed asset management and regulatory compliance and reporting initiatives. With over more than 30 years of experience in telecommunications, Hayes has led strategic campaigns to improve network operations for global carriers centered around new investments, utilization and fixed operations. He has also advocated for effective regulatory compliance and reporting and spearheaded financial strategies to reduce carrier expenditures and increase cost savings.


Eyad Alqadi

Regional Sales Director, EMEA, iconectiv

Eyad Alqadi is the Regional Sales Director, EMEA, at iconectiv. He is responsible for spearheading the company’s expansion in Europe, the Middle East and Africa with a focus on sales strategy, customer relations and consultation and establishing channel partner relationships.

With more than 20 years of experience in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry, Alqadi has worked successfully with organizations to leverage various technology solutions to generate value and improve operations, efficiencies, productivity and ultimately their bottom lines.

Alqadi holds a Bachelor of Engineering from New Mexico State University and a Master of Business Administration from Alliance Manchester Business School.

michael carroll

Michael Carroll

Editor, GSMA

Michael doesn’t want to admit that he has been a journalist and editor for close to 20 years covering a diverse set of subjects including shipping and shipbuilding, fixed and mobile telecoms, and motorcycling. He joins Mobile World Live as editor following several years as a freelancer, during which time he worked as the managing editor for Fierce Markets’ European wireless newsletter and editor on (published by Questex Asia), and produced a range of feature articles and reports covering sectors including connected cars, IP Exchange (IPX), premium rate services and mobile ticketing for companies including Telecom Asia, mobileSquared and Netsize. Michael previously held various roles as reporter and editor with Informa Telecoms & Media, and as a reporter on Motorcycle News (MCN) – the UK’s largest and oldest weekly motorcycling newspaper.