Even if the decision was made long ago and plans exist well in advance, there’s always a rush as the deadline draws near. The same can be said for all-IP. In mid-2015, Deutsche Telekom announced that all the 30 million or so ISDN and analog lines would be phased out by the end of 2018. Of course, most people added the switch to their "to do" list – and then simply forgot about it. Now, two years later, telecoms suppliers are steeling themselves for the inevitable last-minute rush. Among them is AGFEO GmbH from Bielefeld, which is back at CeBit in Hannover again for the second year in a row. But this time, it is exhibiting away from the other telecoms manufacturers in Hall 12, in its own custom-designed AGFEO Dome on the open-air site.
"We not only decided to attend CeBIT again this year, but even designed a new trade fair concept," says Niko Timm, head of marketing at AGFEO. He explains: "To lend weight to our motto and reflect what we offer, we are showcasing our latest innovations in a geodetic dome with 175 square meters of exhibition space housing a custom-designed 360-degree light and sound show." According to Timm, the focus this year stems from "the obvious fact, based on most recent media reports, that things are now really heating up. So it’s all the more important that telecoms installers are not only adequately prepared, but can offer their customers thoroughly professional solutions." If you’re intrigued by the AGFEO 360-degree experience at CeBIT, check out agfeo-cebit.de in advance.