Optimising Access Networks For Gigabit Futures

A Strategic Conference


10 - 11 April, Brussels





What is Gigabit Access 2018


The 4th annual Gigabit Access conference helps operators to understand how to develop their networks with emerging and disruptive technologies, and deliver the right technology mix for your situation.

We'll look at the improvement of access networks and the opportunities of next generation access technologies such as SD-WAN, NG-PON2 and LTE. All to provide your consumer with efficient, reliable and cost-effective gigabit access.

We provide the industry with a platform to come together, explore opportunities, meet potential partners and learn from global best practice. 


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2018 Key Speakers


  • André Beijen at Gigabit Access 2018
    André Beijen
    Head of Network Innovation
    Micha Berger at Gigabit Access 2018
    Micha Berger
    Telenet Group
  • Konstantinos Chalkiotis at Gigabit Access 2018
    Konstantinos Chalkiotis
    VP Mobile Access
    Deutsche Telekom
    Steve Collins at Gigabit Access 2018
    Steve Collins
    NetComm Wireless
  • Bruno Cornaglia at Gigabit Access 2018
    Bruno Cornaglia
    Fixed Access Manager
    Boris Drilo at Gigabit Access 2018
    Boris Drilo
    Hrvatski Telekom
  • Kevin Paige at Gigabit Access 2018
    Kevin Paige
    Chief Technology and Information Officer
    Manx Telecom
    Geert Standaert at Gigabit Access 2018
    Geert Standaert
  • Antonis Tzortzakakis at Gigabit Access 2018
    Antonis Tzortzakakis
    Chief Officer Broadband Unit & B2B
    WIND Hellas Telecommunications S.A.
    Andrei Ershov at Gigabit Access 2018
    Andrei Ershov
    Chief Executive Officer




VIP Passes Available


Fixed Access Network teams from operators can apply for conference guest passes*.

Limited number available & must be applied for in advance




3 Key Panel Sessions You Simply Can't Miss


Investment strategies for a fibre future

  • Maximising RoI on the road to full fibre
  • How can operators make fibre economics make sense?
  • Competition & demand dynamics
  • GPON deployment challenges and opportunities
  • How do copper technologies including xDSL and G.fast, as well as DOCSIS 3.x, fit into fibre strategies?

Geert Standaert, CTO, Proximus
Andrei Ershov, CEO, MGTS
Yves Bellego, Group Director, Technical and Network Strategy, Orange


NG-PON2, XGS-PON, XG-PON: Building scalable GPON networks

  • What is the best route after GPON?
  • Deploying fibre now with next-generation networks in mind
  • Is there a ‘one-size-fits-all’ technology for next-generation PON?
  • Standards, testing & certification

Bruno Cornaglia, Fixed Access Manager, Vodafone Group
Trevor Linney, Head of Access Network Research, BT
Eugene Dai, Principle Architect, Transport & Access Networks, Cox Communications


Fixed Wireless: The new standard for broadband?

  • The role of fixed wireless in the multi-technology mix
  • The business case for FWA
  • Overcoming the spectrum challenge
  • A step towards GPON or a long-term competitor?
  • The role of 5G in future access 

Vesa-Pekka Nikula, CTO, Elisa
Marek Ruzicka, CTO, O2 Czech Republic
Konstantinos Chalkiotis, VP Mobile Access, Deutsche Telekom
Moderator: Steve Collins, CTO, NetComm Wireless




Past Sponsors Include



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  • Bronze Sponsor

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An Outstanding Opportunity


We connect our sponsors with new partners and prospects.

This is your opportunity to highlight your gigabit access solutions and share your expertise with potential customers.