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Singapore, 25 - 27 September 2017

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Sep 2508:00
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Registration

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Registration begins at 08:00AM. The masterclasses will commence at 09:00AM and end at 12:00PM with a networking luncheon
Sep 2509:00
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Chairperson's Welcome Remarks

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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 2509:35
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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 2510:45
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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 2511:15
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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? 
Sep 2511:30
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(cont'd) Part Four: Financing options and how to get there

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Registration

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Registration begins at 01:00PM. The masterclass will commence at 1:30PM and end at 5:00PM with afternoon refreshments and cocktail.

Sep 2513:30
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Do Not Fear the Future

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Gain new insights into the latest market trends, challenges, and opportunities affecting submarine cable operators the world over to better position new and existing submarine cable assets. Ciena’s vision unites software and hardware technologies to provide a seamless, solutions-oriented approach to adapting maintaining pace with constantly evolving market demands – don’t get left behind with stranded network assets as the world changes.

 
Sep 2514:15
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Managing Your Entire Network, from End-to-End

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SDN is transforming submarine and terrestrial networks. Learn how the latest in software innovation can revitalize your network enabling highly differentiated service offerings to your customers that breathes new life into your submarine network assets by adapting to ever-changing market conditions today, and into the future. Software innovation is and will continue to change the game – learn how you can benefit from this exciting trend.
 
Sep 2515:30
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Voracious Bandwidth Demands? Not a Problem

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Submarine bandwidth demands are increasing at 40% CAGR in all regions of the world resulting in submarine cable operators frantically trying to maintain pace over both new and existing submarine cables. Learn how the latest in optical networking technologies breathe new life into existing submarine cable assets while maximizing the monetization opportunities of new submarine cables. Can you afford not to maintain pace with the growth?
 
Sep 2516:15
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Enjoy the Primary Benefit of Open Cables – Choice

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The openness movement is an unstoppable juggernaut affecting all parts of the global network, including submarine cables, because of the numerous benefits enabled. The most important benefit of open networks is greater choice, as this allows submarine network operators to build best-in-breed networks purpose-built for targeted market segments and highly differentiated offerings. Learn how greater choice benefits you, and your customers.
 

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Sep 2609:00
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Opening Keynote Address: Deriving meaning from data in a hyper-connected future

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  • Data is being created and consumed at an unprecedented rate, but they’re currently disparate and isolated pools of information
  • Imagining the possibility of a hyper-connected, data-driven global environment – how can we make sense of the data and how will this drive the next wave of economic, social and technological change?
  • Infrastructure for the future – what can we expect in a world that runs on data?
 
 
Sep 2609:20
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The 5Ws of the submarine cable industry

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This presentation will answer questions using the journalistic concept of the Five Ws (Who, What, When, Where, and Why) to shed light on demand, pricing, and investment trends that are shaping the submarine cable industry. 
 
Sep 2609:35
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Shannon Limit, or Opportunity?

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  • The Shannon Limit will be defined and explained in layman’s terms
  • Understand why all new and existing cable operators should care about this limit
  • Learn how to address the Shannon Limit using other technology solutions 
Sep 2609:55
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Keynote Panel: Cables for a changing tomorrow

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  • Relooking at business models – how effective is the traditional consortium model in today’s business climate?
    • Private vs consortium pros and cons: will we see a new business model emerging?
    • Who will build the next generation of cables? What will this mean for carriers
    • Which routes/regions can we expect a boom in new builds and growth in bandwidth consumption?
  • Addressing the changing face of the market
    • What do today’s customers want from cable operators/owners? How are we trying to meet their expectations?
    • How does that affect what operators and owners want from their suppliers?
  • Planning for tomorrow
    • How can we best plan to mitigate the risk imposed by permitting delays or capacity shortfalls?
 
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Quintillion Subsea Cable Network

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Kristina Woolston, Vice President, External Relations, Quintillion
Sep 2612:25
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Artimon, Benguela, Challenger and Discovery

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INDIGO

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Dan Whitford, General Manager of Wholesale, Superloop
Sep 2612:54
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Sep 2612:55
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Pacific Light Cable Network

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Troy Li, Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Light Data Communications Co.Ltd
Sep 2612:58
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Panel: Building cables systems at a lower cost, how much are you willing to give up?

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  • Comparing what customers want today vs before – how much has (or hasn’t) changed?
    • Given that the economic lifespan of a cable system isn’t always for ≥25 years, do we have a stronger case today for building cables with a shorter technical lifespan?
  • (for buyers) What options are you currently exploring with your suppliers in looking to drive down costs of new cable builds
    • What are the technical capabilities or specifications you would be willing to give up in order to achieve a lower price?
  • Are our cables currently being engineered beyond what today’s customers want/need?
    • (for suppliers) Building for cheaper - Are there ways to reduce the costs of a cable build? What are they and by how much can the overall cost be realistically reduced?
  • How can suppliers continue to innovate and push the boundaries of what’s possible?
    • What are some ways supplier can collaborate with buyers on this?
 
Sep 2614:00
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Table 2: ARBR & Seabras-1

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Sep 2614:02
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Table 3: Arctic Connect

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Sep 2614:03
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Table 4: Australia Singapore Cable

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Table 5: BRUSA

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Sep 2614:05
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Table 6: Deep Blue Cable

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Sep 2614:06
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Table 7: EllaLink

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Sep 2614:07
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Table 8: Indonesia Global Gateway

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Sep 2614:08
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Table 9: IOX Cable

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Sep 2614:09
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Table 10: Pacific Islands

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Keir Preedy, Chief Executive Officer, Solomon Islands Submarine Cable Company
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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Security issues today and tomorrow – what can we do about them?

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  • What are the new threats facing the Internet today vs before? 
    • Takeaways from 2016 DDOS attack – how can we better protect our Internet traffic 
  • Physical threats to our submarine cables
    • Review of recent cable cuts/breaks and the need for greater resiliency
    • How does this impact the need for new cables?    
  • What are the new security considerations to take note of as we move towards more open and accessible network architectures?
 
 
Sep 2614:55
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Case Study 2 - Financial Services

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  • What are the current and future drivers for the global banking/finance industry that will create new demands for international capacity?
  • What are banks/financial institutions looking for when they purchase capacity today vs before?
  • Are our current networks sufficient? Where are the new markets/routes expecting growth?
Sep 2614:55
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Assessing cybersecurity standards for submarine cable systems

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  • Existing cybersecurity threats and how they can affect our subsea networks
    • At what layer and which segment of the network?
  • Cybersecurity considerations and best practices for subsea cable systems
    • What can we apply from existing security frameworks for terrestrial networks and/or IT systems?
    • What are the characteristics unique to subsea networks that the industry needs to think about? 
  • Moving forward: how can the industry best collaborate on setting common standards to protect our networks from cyber-attacks?
 
Sep 2615:10
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Sub-Saharan Africa – Driving new economic models

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  • Assessing current capacity supply – is it sufficient for the expected growth in bandwidth consumption? 
  • Accelerating innovation with the creation of new digital infrastructure
  • Creating new intercontinental partnerships through improved connectivity 
 
 
 
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 2616:30
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Presentation by Alcatel Submarine Networks

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Alice Shelton, Senior Manager, Solution Marketing, Alcatel Submarine Networks
Sep 2616:45
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Quick-fire round: Open networks and cable systems

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We invite two cable operators/owners with different perspectives to provide their assessment on the pros and cons of open networks and set the stage for the closing panel discussion. 
Sep 2616:55
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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 2617:50
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Evening Cocktail Reception @ Baccarat sponsored by Xtera

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Everyone’s invited!

BACCARAT @ Suntec City
3 Temasek Boulevard #01-434, Suntec City North Wing, 038983

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Sep 2708:55
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Chairperson’s opening remarks

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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?
 
TV Chalapathi (Chala) Rao, SVP and Chief Technology Officer, Tata Communications Transformation Services
Troy Li, Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Light Data Communications Co.Ltd
Sep 2711:00
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New issues, new players: How are today’s regulations changing?

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  • Emerging regulatory issues on the horizon
    • What are the potential pitfalls or challenges for the industry with today’s governments increasingly implementing protectionism measures?
    • E.g. China’s proposed cybersecurity law – how would this affect the way data is being hosted and transmitted, and what are the implications for the subsea industry?
  • 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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Powering Cloud Scale Networks for Subsea

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  • What does cloud scale mean for Subsea?
  • Will investments meet demands of connectivity with a path to open programmable cloud networking?
  • How can Subsea owners get the most value from their investment?
 
Sep 2711:15
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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 2711:30
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Panel discussion: Managing risk in today’s global environment

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  • How can regulators collaborate better with the submarine cable industry to improve downtimes (both in construction and maintenance) caused by red tape? 
    • What’s being done in intra-governmental working processes
    • Existing legal barriers to cable protection – how can they better addressed?
  • Treating cables as “critical infrastructure” – how can that help ease the permitting and regulatory complexities involved in building and maintaining cable systems?
    • What are some alternatives that can be considered?
  • What are the risks or threats you foresee in today’s global, hyper-connected environment, and how are you addressing these potential concerns (e.g. locally, regionally, and internationally?)
 
Sep 2711:30
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Panel: Going beyond today’s subsea capacity transmission 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?
  • Creating the new normal – how much can we continue to push the physical limits of capacity transmission? What is key?
  • Programming smarter, more agile and flexible networks – how can we leapfrog today’s capabilities after physical potential is completely exhausted?
    • Next-gen coherent technology – what can we expect (or hope for) with advancements in technology?
    • Assessing the feasibility of the space-division-multiplexing technique for submarine cable systems
    • The case for network disaggregation to create greater scalability and flexibility – what are the commercial implications for cable operators/owners?
  • Maximising the potential of virtualised networks  
 
Sep 2713:40
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Panel: Financing tomorrow’s cables

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  • Financing now vs then: how has it changed and what are the new trends that have emerged?
    • How are today’s financial markets creating an environment to promote subsea investment?
    • Examining the renewed/emerging interest from new financiers – what’s in it for them?
  • (for financiers) What criteria are you evaluating before making an investment decision?
  • How have cable operators/owners improved in structuring their finances in order to achieve project success? What are the areas that can be improved or made easier?
  • Looking ahead: how will tomorrow’s cables be financed?
Sep 2713:40
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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 2713:55
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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 2714:10
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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 2714:25
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Facilitating an off-the-shelf cable landing system & permit in Marseille

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Faced with the growth of data traffic and the need for higher network performances, the demand for submarine cable systems is steadily increasing. In response to this trend, Interxion and GPMM share a common goal towards the development of cable landing facilities in Marseille. GPMM acts as a neutral facilitator towards a pre-equipped and pre-authorized landing stations in the Marseille harbor area. By doing so, operators or consortium members could benefit from a neutral “ready to equip” infrastructure, with a pre-authorized permit already provided by the French authorities. In addition to save time, this solution allows an easy implementation in a secure and reliable environment managed with highly operational excellence standards. Mrs Cabau, Port of Marseille Fos CEO and Fabrice Coquio, President of Interxion France, offer to make a presentation of this project and to explain how Marseille has now become a strategic gateway for cable system operators

Sep 2714:25
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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
Kristina Woolston, Vice President, External Relations, Quintillion
Sep 2714:40
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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 2714:40
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Submarine cable maintenance market – the next 10 years

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  • Overview of the current marine services market
  • Existing challenges and new opportunities
  • What’s the predicted market performance for the next 5 – 10 years
    • What are some new models of maintenance that could potentially emerge?
    • What would be their barriers to success and/or limitations
    • Will we see new players entering the market?
Sep 2714:55
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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 2714:55
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Panel: Relooking at maintenance models to achieve greater efficacy

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  • Current challenges facing today’s maintenance market for submarine cables
    • Investment into fleet renewal – how sustainable are the existing methods of fleet renewal?  Can this be improved, and how?
  • Assessing the potential for greater inter-industry maintenance models
    • Lessons from changes in ACMA
    • How applicable is this across other regions?
    • What are the technical and commercial limitations of this collaboration?
  • The way forward: how can the industry better address the issues facing the maintenance market today?
    • Are there alternative models that can be considered?
    • How will the way new systems are being designed (e.g. mesh networks with greater resiliency) change or open new ways of looking at this issue?
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