DAY TWO

 

Gigabit Access Day 2

08:00 Registration open

KEYNOTES: NEXT-GENERATION ACCESS & SERVICES

Panel discussion
09:10

Fixed-wireless: The future of access networks?

•    Understanding the potential of 5G to revolutionise access architectures
•    Can mobile ever be a real alternative to fixed access for the last hop?
•    Can fixed-wireless solve the rural access dilemma?
 
Mark Fishburn
09:50

The growing impact of G.fast

•    G.fast and FTTdp, the next stage of fiber evolution
•    Update on the progress of ultrafast based services
•    Interoperability and certification programs
•    The growing and potential impact on the market
 
Steve Collins
10:10

REAL broadband, delivered as promised

  • Customer expectations and the regulatory review of speed claims
  • Can operators extend the trusted zone using existing investments?
  • Key Fixed Wireless and FTTdp considerations
  • How to deliver next-generation network services today
  • Differentiating your broadband offering on the journey to Gigabit
10:30

Speed networking

10:50 Networking refreshments

ROUNDTABLES: CUSTOMER

round tables
11:20

Roundtables exploring demand dynamics and delivering advertised speeds to the end user

  • Building a service offering to capitalise on gigabit networks
  • Mr Oliver Johnson

    Moderator:
    Mr Oliver Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Point Topic

  • How are you dealing with business customers increasingly demanding more control and near-immediate access to broadband Ethernet Business Services?
  • Mr Pierre Trudeau

    Moderator:
    Mr Pierre Trudeau, President, Positron Access Solutions

  • How can telcos deliver advertised speeds in the home?
  • When will customers need gigabit speeds?
  • Philippe Defraigne

    Moderator:
    Philippe Defraigne, Founding Director, Cullen International

    12:40 Lunch & networking

    BIG PICTURE

    Panel discussion
    14:00

    How are alternative network providers changing the access game?

    •    Changing industry dynamics
    •    Understanding demand dynamics for FTTP
    •    How are regulatory changes impacting alternative network providers?
     
    Moderator: Mr Tony Shortall, Director, TELAGE
    Mr Tom Williams, COO, Hyperoptic
    Mr Uwe Nickl, CEO, Deutsche Glasfaser
    Lise Fuhr
    15:00

    The Broader View: Network investment, service innovation and the global context

    •    On a global scale, how is Europe performing on network investment and digitisation? Which strengths and weaknesses?
    •    Gigabit access will require higher CapEx levels. How to make sure Europe is as attractive as possible for investment?
    •    Are the EU and US regulatory regimes going to converge or diverge? Will this impact investment?
    •    How can service innovation boost the investment case for gigabit networks?

    WORKSHOP: ACCESS FUTURES

    15:30 Workshop session

    In this wrap-up session, led by leading access analysts, delegates will be given the chance to delve a little deeper into some of the topics discussed at the conference and cover topics we didn't get chance to in the main conference agenda.

    There will also be interactive discussion on the future of access networks focussing on topics such as fixed-mobile convergence, whether mobile can ever reliably deliver the last hop, copper extension technology lifecycles, fibre futures and more.

    Refreshments will be served in the conference room.
     

    16:30 CLOSE OF CONFERENCE

    last published: 05/Apr/17 10:55 GMT