The investment industry is already taking advantage of the demand for new fiber in 2019

TMT Forum M&A USA 2019, brings together AT&T, Verizon, Santander and Equinix to discuss how investing in a new generation of communications infrastructure will deliver real value

New York – 19.02.19 – Leading investors and operators from across the US will soon be gathering in New York to discuss the current trends and opportunities in investing in the backbone of fiber and the modern communication network.

With investing in infrastructure now a top priority for the federal Government and state and city leaders, the industry is looking for innovative funding solutions to modernise infrastructure.

TMT M&A Forum USA 2019, on April 11, offers more than 250 M&A professionals the opportunity to engage with leading figureheads and discuss M&A strategies in infrastructure, 5G and fiber together with the changing trends within the US telecommunications, media and technology landscape.

A Corporate Development Professional at one of the Top US Telecom Companies highlighted, ‘New ways of cooperating with governments and municipalities need to be created to enable investment in a new generation of fiber and 5G infrastructure. That includes smoother permission and construction processes.' 

A leading TMT M&A Banker agrees. ‘Shareholders want to see evolution of the TMT industry. Scale for the sake of scale, and synergies for pure financial benefit are not enough to change its long term future.’

Hosted by TMT Finance and sponsored by Santander, Bank Street Group, Tillman Infrastructure, WIS and MVP Capital, TMT Forum M&A USA 2019 will host a wealth of speakers including the opening visionary keynote from Sanjiv Ahuja, Chairman and CEO of Tillman Global Holdings to discuss the Future of Communication. The program also includes panels investigating how to establish a new generation of infrastructure and ways to invest in new infrastructure to deliver 5G.

Speakers announced include Mark Adams, CDO of Equinix; Dawane Young, AVP of Voice, IoT and Platforms at Verizon; Piyush Raj, Director of Technology Innovation at American Tower Corporation; Jim Hyde CEO of ExteNet Systems; Hardik Bhatt, Leader, Smart Cities and Mobility verticals World Wide Public Sector, State & Local Governments at Amazon Web Services; and James L. Turner President & CEO Intelligent Fiber Network.

Dominic Lowndes, Founder and Managing Director of TMT Finance said: “Investing in fiber, cloud, 5G and edge communications infrastructure in the US is a key focus of news, discussion and dealmaking activity within our network. There were 60 communications infrastructure M&A deals of mid-market size and over in the US in 2018 with a total value of US$70bn, and our network are predicting an increase on that in 2019. So, it’s the right time to bring our long-standing TMT M&A Forum series to New York, our first US event, to discuss the US communications infrastructure opportunities.’

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