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Singapore, 25 - 27 September 2017

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Sep 2508:00
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Registration

Submarine Networks World Pre-Conference
Registration begins at 08:00AM. The masterclasses will commence at 09:00AM and end at 12:15PM with a networking luncheon
Sep 2509:05
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Part One: Determining market demand

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  • Factors to consider when assessing market conditions and determining project feasibility 
  • How can cable owners increase the accuracy of their demand forecasts?
    • Competition review and X-year outlook – with demand expected to continue growing and technology advancing quickly, what’s a realistic outlook for planning of upgrades, BUs and contractual leases?
Sep 2510:05
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Part Two: Network configurations and cost considerations

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  • Ownership structure – consortium, private, hybrid or co-build?
  • Selecting system design and configuration to fit your primary business objective and investment capability
  • Estimating preliminary project budget and financials based on forecasted demand
    • Other investment costs to factor in?
Sep 2511:15
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Part Three: Risk projection and identifying potential pitfalls

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  • What are the key risk elements to take into consideration? 
    • Technical, commercial etc
  • What are the possible challenges and/or issues that could create additional, unforeseen cost?
    • How can these risks be mitigated and what are the contingency plans?
  • Conversely, what are the opportunities that could emerge?
Sep 2511:45
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Part Four: Financing options and how to get there

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  • What are the new financing options that have emerged over the past few years?
  • How can project owners determine which option (or what combination of options) is optimal based on business case characteristics, and how to secure them? 
Brian Tellam, Partner, Cornerstone Capital

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Sep 2609:00
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Opening Keynote Address: Embracing the platform revolution

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  • What is the estimated growth of the platform economy in the next 5 years?
  • What are the markets that are ripe for a platform revolution and how will this drive the need for global connectivity?
  • How does the Internet and other technologies drive the creation and development of new, networked markets and what we can we expect next?
 
Sep 2609:20
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Industry Update by TeleGeography

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Sep 2609:35
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Keynote Panel: Cables for a changing tomorrow

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  • Relooking at business models – how effective is the consortium model in today’s business climate?
    • Private vs consortium pros and cons: can there be a compromise?
    • Who will build the next generation of cables? What will this mean for carriers?
  • Addressing the changing face of the market
    • What do today’s customers want from cable operators? How are we trying to meet their expectations?
    • How does affect what operators want from their suppliers?
  • Planning for tomorrow
    • ​How can we best plan to mitigate the risks created by capacity shortfalls or permitting?
 
Sep 2610:25
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Sep 2611:30
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Africa-1

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Abdullah Alsamhan, General Manager - International Cable Systems Management, Saudi Telecom Company
Sep 2611:40
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Sep 2611:50
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Sep 2612:00
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Sep 2612:10
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Quintillion Subsea Cable Network

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Sep 2612:32
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Sep 2612:36
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Indian Ocean Xchange Cable System

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Arunachalam Kandasamy, Founder and CEO, INDOI LTD
Sep 2612:37
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Sep 2614:00
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Panel: Maximising the lifetime of your cable

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  • How can you best plan your upgrade timeline and design your network in an unpredictable demand climate? What is optimal?
  • How will new software technologies aid in planning your upgrade timeline?
  • For older cables reaching full capacity, how and when do you decide it’s time to stop upgrading and retire/decommission them?
 
Sep 2614:00
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Table 1: Africa-1

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Abdullah Alsamhan, General Manager - International Cable Systems Management, Saudi Telecom Company
Sep 2614:01
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Table 2: Arctic Connect

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Sep 2614:02
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Table 3: Australia Singapore Cable

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Sep 2614:03
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Table 4: BRUSA

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Sep 2614:04
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Table 5: EllaLink

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Sep 2614:05
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Table 6: Indonesia Global Gateway

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Riza Rukmana, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management, PT TELIN
Sep 2614:06
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Table 7: Quintillion Subsea Cable Network

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Sep 2614:07
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Table 8: Southern Cross NEXT

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Sep 2614:40
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Case Study 1 - VR/AR and emerging technologies

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  • What are the current and future drivers for VR and AR?
  • What are tomorrow’s consumers expecting?
    • When do you see adoption hitting critical mass, and how will this change the way existing platforms are used?
  • How will this impact what will be required from the network supporting these platforms?
    • How can the industry meet these challenges
Sep 2614:40
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Cybersecurity issues today and tomorrow – what can we do about them?

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  • What are the new threats being faced by our networks vs before?
  • Cybersecurity in the digital age: what role does the subsea industry play?
  • 5-year outlook: how will new technologies pose as both a threat and an opportunity in ensuring security?
 
 
Sep 2614:55
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Assessing cybersecurity standards for submarine cable systems

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  • Security for subsea networks vs terrestrial and/or IT systems – what are the key differences to account for? 
  • ISO 27001 standard for our submarine cables – what, why and how can this be implemented?
  • Current challenges and how can vendors help?
 
 
Sep 2615:10
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India – Connecting 1 billion in a Digital India

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  • Updates on the state of telecom infrastructure development
    • Current plans, projects in pipeline and rollout timelines
  • Regulatory changes/frameworks in place to support the “data economy”
  • Opportunities for investment and partnerships
 
 
Sep 2615:10
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Fireside Chat (30-min): Tackling the challenge of cybersecurity

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  • How prepared are our subsea networks for today’s security threats?
  • Software wars – with software playing an even greater role in our network management, what can we do collectively to ensure security across the network?
  • From NOC to SNOC? – How can this be incorporated into existing operation models? 
 
 
Sep 2615:25
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Indonesia – Feeding the bandwidth-hungry

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  • Improving Internet connectivity and infrastructure
  • Expected growth in Internet penetration and usage with digital economy initiatives
  • Creating a cohesive ecosystem to become a regional hub
  • Existing challenges and plans to overcome them
 
 
Sep 2615:40
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Latin America – creating access for all

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  • State of Internet use and access in the region
  • 5 years ago vs now – what’s changed and where are the opportunities for growth
  • 2030 Agenda: new partnership plans and meeting existing challenges
 
 
Sep 2616:35
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Case Study: Unlocking the value of an open optical network

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  • Takeaways from TIP trial
  • What are the foreseeable challenges for operators in creating an open network?
    • How can the industry work together collectively to address this?
  •  Applications for subsea going forward
 
 
Sep 2616:50
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Closing Panel: Evaluating the business of an “Open Network”

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  • The definition of “open” – is there an industry standard that we can agree on?
  • To open or not open: assessing the pros and cons of adopting an open cable system
    • Are open systems for everyone? Will there be cases where it’s not feasible and/or necessary? What will those be?
  • Commercial considerations in opting for the open network model
    • What are the foreseeable business opportunities with the adoption of open submarine networks? What are the implications when combined with a more advanced terrestrial network?
    • Consortium vs private cable management of open networks: how will this differ and what would be the challenges that each party would face?
    • How can operators best manage vendor responsibility with multiple vendors on one network; what can vendors do to help?
 
 
Sep 2617:40
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SUBMARINE NETWORKS WORLD 20TH ANNIVERSARY RECEPTION

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Sep 2709:00
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Internet from the heavens – are laser communications satellites finally ready for takeoff?

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  • What’s changed in the field of laser communications?
  • How can serve as a complement (or competition?) to subsea communications and meet the booming demand for bandwidth
  • Limitations of laser technology – circumventing the cloud
  • 5-year horizon and potential applications
 
Sep 2709:20
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Keynote network design panel: New network topologies for a next-gen Internet

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  • What are some of the new network topologies that we should start considering to accommodate the expected boom in bandwidth consumption
    • Are there lessons to be taken from terrestrial network architectures?
    • Are there new solutions that will enable these changes in network architecture and how can cable owners balance the cost-benefit relationship in investing in such solutions? 
  • Designing for maintainability – how can we improve so as to reduce upgrade and maintenance cycles
  • Managing ROADMs – how can we improve on reliability and reduce risk?
  • Improving interoperability for software defined systems – how can equipment vendors work better to support fast provisioning of capacity?
 
Sep 2711:00
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New systems, new players: how will they be regulated?

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  • Emerging regulatory issues on the horizon
    • Lessons from the Jones Act – how can the industry take a more proactive stance in addressing such “threats”
    • What are the potential pitfalls or challenges for the industry with today’s governments increasingly implementing protectionism measures?
  • Commercial issues with open cables
    • What are the possible issues that regulators will be concerned over, and how can we minimise potential red tape?
 
Sep 2711:00
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With greater capacity comes great(er) costs? - Managing cost limitations with increments in capacity

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  • What are the existing challenges that come with increasing capacity limits of today’s subsea networks? (e.g. maintaining power efficiency)
  • Takeaways from Nokia-Facebook PCS trial
    • How will this drive down pressure on overall operations and construction cost?
  • What do you hope to see from supplier offerings?
 
Sep 2711:15
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ICPC Update: Competition & co-existence with other seabed users

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  • How are developments in subsea mining, renewable energy use and MPA growth affecting the way we use the seabed?
  • How will this affect the way we plan for new submarine cable builds and maintain our cables?
  • Updates on BBNJ Prep Com
 
Sep 2711:15
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Case Study – Testing methods for OSNR in open systems

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  • Acceptance testing – where to begin?
  • What are the metrics to be agreed on (OSNR, gain profile, bandwidth etc) and what are (or will be) the challenges in coming to an industry standard?
 
Sep 2711:45
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Panel discussion: The changing geopolitics of submarine cable builds

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  • How are current geopolitical relationships affecting the laws of the sea, and in turn, how we build cables?
  • Coping with political risk – how does this affect project timelines and financing? What can cable owners do to mitigate this risk?
  • How can the industry address this issue together?
 
Sep 2711:45
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Panel: Going beyond today’s capacity limits for tomorrow’s Internet

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  • Evaluating what we have vs what we need – how are today’s hardware capabilities holding up?
  • Programming smarter, more agile and flexible networks – what are the existing challenges?
    • Next-gen coherent technology – what can we expect (or hope for) with advancements in technology?
  • Maximising the potential of virtualised networks  
 
Sep 2714:00
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Panel: Financing tomorrow’s cables

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Bertrand Guiot, Head of Global Infrastructure and Projects, Australia, Natixis
Sep 2714:00
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Overcoming challenges of commissioning, turning-up and troubleshooting 100G networks and best practices for transceiver validation in submarine networks

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  • Applicable standards for Optical-Signal-to-Noise Ratio (OSNR) measurements at 100G/200G
  • Why old OSNR methods do not work for 100G+ signals
  • Fundamentals of Ethernet testing including Service Activation Methodologies such as iSAM
  • Demystify the different types of optical interfaces including CFP4, QSFP28, QSFP+ and other pluggable transceivers and how to best troubleshoot issues or failures
Sep 2714:15
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Health check – considerations and challenges for cable health monitoring

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  • Understanding the challenges that can affect the health of the cable
  • Capturing timely data in order to understand the state of the cable
  • Developing and implementing a proper mechanism to check the health of the cable in order to avoid cable failure
 
Sep 2714:30
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Applications of Machine learning, big data and AI in performance monitoring

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  • What are the key challenges facing undersea network monitoring systems today?
  • How will emerging technologies help to ease the burden of performance monitoring?
  • With optical networks becoming more complex, what’s the way forward in deployment of these technologies for the subsea network?
 
Sep 2714:45
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Reducing risk through your cable route study

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  • How can cable owners better plan to ensure optimal routing between landing points?
  • Minimising risk caused by natural and/or manmade influences
    • E.g. Regulatory, competing seabed users, unexploded ordinance (especially for new routes)
 
Sep 2714:45
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Time to market : Interxion off-the-shelf cable landing system in Marseille

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Sep 2715:00
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Critical factors for data centre resiliency

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  • With data centres increasingly serving as landing points, what new considerations must be given to ensure 24/7 reliability?
    • Security, power, what else?
  • What are the existing challenges and how can they be overcome?
  • Building and designing data centres of the future: what we can expect?
 
Sep 2715:00
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Case Study: Building for harsh environments

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  • Lessons from dealing with anomalous weather, unique burial conditions and non-traditional seabed locations 
  • Balancing safety vs latency vs projected risks
  • Expectations vs reality: how much did actual installation conditions differ from desktop study and how were they overcome
Sep 2715:15
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Panel discussion: The era of land and sea convergence

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  • How are today’s demands for connectivity, resiliency and 24/7 availability affecting the way we build and locate data centres?
    • Where are the new data hubs or regional hubs of connectivity that are being developed today?
  • How does this affect the way today’s networks are designed and deployed?
    • How are technologies such as SDN changing the way bandwidth is consumed and in turn co-location pricing models?
    • What are the physical and/or commercial constraints of extending the submarine network further inland?
  • How can the subsea cable owners and data centre operators work cohesively in facilitating the new digital economy?
    • What are the foreseeable challenges (e.g. regulatory) and how can they be overcome?
 
Sep 2715:15
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New developments in cable protection

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  • Which are the essential subsea cable innovations and equipment for disaster prevention and management?
  • How to optimise such equipment usage through business continuity management strategies?
 
Sep 2715:30
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Relooking at maintenance models to achieve greater efficacy

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  • Current challenges facing existing maintenance models for submarine cables
  • Lessons from changes in ACMA
    • Achieving greater openness and promoting innovation to create new ship capabilities
  • Assessing the potential for greater inter-industry maintenance models
    • How applicable is this across other regions?
    • What are the technical and commercial limitations of this collaboration?
    • The way forward: how can the industry address this collectively?
 
Shiun Jye Too, Chief Executive Officer, ASEAN Cableship Pte Ltd
Sep 2715:30
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(cont'd) Panel discussion: The era of land and sea convergence

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