Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Day Two


Organiser’s Welcome Remarks


Chairperson’s Opening Remarks


Blockchain: Building blocks for the future of telecommunications

  •     Possible uses and applications of blockchain in telecommunications
  •     What are the new service and revenue opportunities arising from the adoption of blockchain? 
  •     How should regulatory authorities respond to facilitate implementation?   
Alan Mauldin

Industry Update by TeleGeography

Panel discussion

Keynote Network Design Panel: Unlocking network potential with software innovation

  •     What are the new network topologies to handle massive-scale and unpredictable traffic patterns?  
  •     Preventative Maintenance – What are the available technologies to proactively prevent network outages?
  •     Software-defined networking – How are SDN and NFV changing network design and operations on both new and future submarine networks? o    What new consumption models and differential service offerings will be created with SDN-led networks?o    Enabling interoperability across multiple service providers – How can the industry work better to create standards?
Nanang Hendarno, Chief Technology Officer, PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International - Telin

Morning Refreshments & Exhibition Visit


Innovation Showcase

    New in 2018, we’re inviting you to submit your research papers focused on the following themes: 
  •     Optical Fibre Technologies
  •     Cable Lifespan Extension 
  •     Marine Installation & Equipment
  •     Special Markets Deployment 

Keynote Address – Available for Sponsorship


Networking Lunch & Exhibition Visit

Regulation & Policy

Testing & Measurement

Track Two

Undersea intelligence – Applying analytics in performance monitoring and predictive maintenance

Track One

Panel: An industry approach to tackling today’s network security challenges

  •     Submarine cables are treated as critical infrastructure by governments. How are governments collaborating with multiple seabed users to ensure cable reliability and security? 
  •     With security agreements relating to national security infrastructure imposed on landing parties for international cable, who does the responsibility fall on? Who should the government contract with and enforce against?
  •     What are the current requirements of cable operators relating to data privacy? How should cable operators and their customers respond? 
Track Two

Panel: Overcoming challenges in standardization for open systems testing

Financing & Business Models

Upgrades & Increasing Capacity

Track One

Critical factors in securing investor funding

  •     Newly available financing structuring options 
  •     Key factors in securing financial investors funding 
  •     Pros and cons of available funding options  
Track One

Panel: Trends in cable project financing – what’s next?

  •     The consortium model has historically been the prevalent construction model, but it is complex and difficult to manage due to the differing interests of members. What future is there for the consortium model? Will we see substantial adaptations to it or even see it fade as an industry model?
  •     We are seeing increasing investment from OTTs in cable networks, sometimes with traditional carriers involved – is this a successful model?  How long will it continue? 
  •     Is securing one or more large contracts from OTTs sufficient for a developer of a private cable to obtain financing?  Are OTTs a source of direct financing for developers of new private cables? 
  •     In recent years several systems have been financed by Private Entity firms, development banks and non-traditional lenders. What innovative financing solutions will emerge in the next few years? Is PE funding back and what’s its future?
  •     What is the role for vendor/supplier financing in cables (whether consortium or private)?
  •     With the changing profile of system ownership and customer base, will we see a change in risk sharing/apportioning and the standard project finance model? 
  •     With the increased involvement of data centres in the subsea cable industry, will we see data centres investing in cables in the near future?  
Track Two

Panel: Assessing the upgrades market in a data-driven future

  •     What is the current market dynamic of the wavelength upgrades market?  
  •     Which regions have been affected most by upgrades?
  •     [Cable Owners] What are the key factors when considering the extension of cable lifespan? 
  •     While upgrades give system owners a cost-effective way to remain competitive, what is the limit to upgrades?  
  •     How compatible will the new 150G, 200G and 400G wavelength technologies be with existing systems?
  •     Do you foresee any new technologies or techniques that would enable the industry to leapfrog today’s capabilities?
    o    Next-gen coherent and SLTE technologies – what can we expect?
Arlene Mae Jallorina, Vice President, Sourcing and Int'l Facilities Investments, Enterprise Group, Globe Telecom
Track One

Data Centres

Marine Services and Operations

Track Two

Cable route engineering and optimization in densely populated landing region

Track One

Panel: Redefining the meaning of hubs – how are new players changing the Internet’s topology?

  •     How are new players driving the decentralization of the Internet infrastructure? 
  •     How are data centres adapting to the evolving needs of their major customer groups?
  •     Where are the new data hubs or regional hubs of connectivity being developed today?
  •     How can cable owners and data centre operators collaborate to deliver more benefits beyond operational efficiency?
    o    Is there a move towards offering an integrated product? How can cable deployment be adapted to enhance data centre infrastructure? o    How can we better align the build timeline of subsea cables with that of data centres?
  •     What are the opportunities arising from an intensification of a data centre centric, global network topology?  
Artur Mendes, Chief Commercial Officer, Angola Cables
Track Two

Maintenance Service Providers’ Panel: Perspectives into industry dynamics and key challenges

  • How can maintenance providers tap on technology to develop new solutions to improve energy efficiency?
  • With cabotage rules implemented in more countries risking defragmentation of services, how should suppliers respond?
  • Improving efficacy with the use of multipurpose cable maintenance vessels to serve other markets
  • Renewal of aging assets – With an increasing number of cable ships that require replacement due to old age, there will be a high capital cost spending.
    • How can companies recover or share the construction costs of new cable ships and keep sufficient number of cableships operational in the future?
    • Making the business case for ship financing

Close of Submarine Networks World 2018. See you next year!

last published: 24/May/18 07:25 GMT



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