Roland Montagne | Principal Analyst, Director DigiWorld Institute UK

Roland Montagne, Principal Analyst, Director DigiWorld Institute UK, IDATE

Roland Montagne joined IDATE in 1998 and he is now Principle Analyst. In his position he is responsible of IDATE Consulting and Research activities covering Broadband / FTTx fields. Mr Montagne played a leading role in previous IDATE International studies. He has carried out several studies dealing with European Broadband roll out as annual Surveys on Broadband Access for the DGInfSo. Since 2004, Roland Montagne is leading FTTx works at IDATE and is also the project leader, twice a year, for the FTTH Council Europe European FTTH projects panorama (15th edition in 2017). He also achieved a major study for the French Government on scenarios for deploying Very High Broadband networks in France (cost model and Government options). Roland Montagne also carried out several strategic analyses focused on US and Asian developing FTTH markets. He has been involved on FTTH cost model analysis for the United Kingdom as well as best practice study looking at fibre indoor deployments as well as ducts sharing. Recently, He was also leading a study on the potential of NGPON technologies as well as maturity of active wholesale for developing FTTH markets. Since 2013, on yearly bases, Roland is conducting FTTH projects Panorama for Latin America FTTH Chapter (14 countries covered), FTTH Council APAC (14 countries studied/4th edition), FTTH Council MENA (19 countries covered), and leading an annual worldwide FTTx watch service proposed by IDATE and covering more than 70 countries (7th edition). In 2016, Roland conducted the first FTTH Panorama for Africa (FTTH Council Africa).
Roland Montagne in his position of Director DigiWorld Institute UK is also responsible for the Think Tank activities of IDATE DigiWorld in the UK (nearly 60 companies’ members).

Roland is a regular speaker in key events related to FTTH topics at an international level (FTTH Councils Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Latin America, Africa and US, FTTH Forum, Broadband World Forum, IIR, Informa & IQPC events, ETNO, CITI, Convergence India and IDATE DigiWorld Summit).

Roland Montagne is a Telecommunications Engineer (ENST Paris, 1994) and received a Master on Electronics (University Paris 6, 1994). He also worked for AT&T Bell laboratories (USA) as Engineer on DWDM Optical Networks and ATM technologies. He started his carrier in the France Telecom R&D labs working on optical communications.


Connected Europe Day 1 @ 11:20

Rural access: Delivering connectivity for the hardest-to-reach

  •     Understanding the current state of investment and regulation for delivering rural access networks
  •     Business models for rural access
  •     The role of alternative access technologies including satellite and hybrid networks 

Connected Europe Day 1 @ 12:30

Roundtables exploring how Europe can deliver gigabit networks across the continent.

World FTTx rollouts: worldwide picture and lessons to be learned

Connected Europe Day 1 @ 14:10

Preparing Europe's infrastructure for a digital future

  •     Delivering fibre across Europe
  •     Transforming fixed access networks
  •     How does the Europe Electronic Communications Code impact business models?
  •     Encouraging collaboration between different approaches and different technologies to create a thriving digital economy and society

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