DAY ONE

 

Gigabit Access Day 1

08:00 Registration open

KEYNOTE INTERVIEWS: DELIVERING GIGABIT SPEEDS

Mr Geert Standaert
09:20

Understanding the longevity of copper extension technologies?

Mr Alexandre Fonseca
09:25

GPON: How do we deliver a fibre future?

interview
09:30

The role of mixed technologies technologies in delivering the Gigabit Society

Mr Claude Strasser
09:35

Fibre-ing a nation: Lessons learned from Luxembourg’s pioneering FTTH deployment

Panel discussion
09:50

Keynote Panel

Following the keynote interviews, our speakers will join a panel where they debate some of the key challenges telcos are facing when delivering gigabit access networks including:
•    Do demand dynamics warrant a more cautious approach to fibre investment or encourage GPON pioneers?
•    When will we actually need gigabit speeds? How does this impact business models today?
•    Will fibre win the day or can emerging copper extension technologies and hybrid fibre-coaxial/DOCSIS 3.x be competitive long-term?
•    Does fibre’s OPEX advantage mean telcos that are investing now have the long-term advantage?
 
Quinten Doolaege
10:10

Presentation from Nokia

Quinten Doolaege, Product Manager - Broadband Access Business Unit, Nokia
10:30

Speed networking

10:50 Networking refreshments

ROUNDTABLES: GIGABIT SOCIETY

round tables
11:30

Strategies for delivering access networks that support the Gigabit Society.

  • Can 5G replace fixed networks for rural areas?
  • J. Scott Marcus

    Moderator:
    J. Scott Marcus, Senior Fellow, Bruegel

  • How can fixed-wireless help telcos achieve Gigabit Society targets?
  • Mr Peter Alexiadis

    Moderator:
    Mr Peter Alexiadis, Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

  • Planning and design challenges for rural deployments
  • Mr Raf Meersman

    Moderator:
    Mr Raf Meersman, Chief Executive Officer, Comsof

  • Will the European Telecoms Code deliver the access networks for the Gigabit Society?
  • Johannes Theiss

    Moderator:
    Johannes Theiss, Associate, BREKO German Broadband Association

    Mr Craig Thomas
    12:30

    Software Defined Access and Universal Gigabit Services

    12:50 Lunch & networking

    BUSINESS MODELS

    Panel discussion
    14:10

    Optimising access business models

    •    Delivering the right technology mix
    •    Understanding and anticipating competition and demand dynamics
    •    Maximising RoI
    Mr David Renehan, Principal Network Architect, Eircom
    Trevor Linney
    14:50

    Openreach ultrafast update

    •    Exploring Openreach’s progress in deploying ultrafast networks and G.fast commercially
    •    Is the technology living up to expectations?
    •    Shortening the loop to deliver speeds to the hardest-to-reach customers
     

    15:10 Networking refreshments

    TECH FUTURES

    Cornel Ciocirlan
    15:40

    Delivering Gigabit wireless to every corner in the home

    •    Today’s Wi-Fi usage rates and trends extrapolated to future Wi-Fi services
    •    Home network architectures and how they need to evolve in order to support expected traffic growth 
    •    Examples how operators are optimizing Wi-Fi in the home
    •    A look at future IoT services delivered via in-home gateways 
     
    Mr Helge Tiainen
    16:00

    MoCA Access – The Fiber Extension Technology

    •    Evolving home networking to multi-gigabit access technology
    •    MoCA Access 2.5 the fiber extension providing symmetrical gigabit services
    •    Deployment aspects
     
    Panel discussion
    Mr Pierre Trudeau
    17:00

    Delivering Symmetrical Gigabit Ethernet Business Services deep inside a building

    •    Are you challenged to distribute broadband Ethernet Business Services deep inside a business building?
    •    Understand riser options and the potential to re-use existing wiring to bring Gigabit bandwidth to each floor
    •    Understand how to efficiently distribute Gigabit bandwidth to multiple business tenants on a floor and be ready for CE 2.0 and SLA-backed offerings
     

    17:30 Drinks reception & networking

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