Agenda at a Glance

 

2018 Key themes

 

Global Cable Projects Showcase


New Capacity Drivers


Network Security


Regulation & Policy


Open Networks

Upgrades & Increasing Capacity

Financing & Business Models


Data Centres
 

Marine Services & Operations

 

 

 

Singapore, 24 - 26 September 2018

Schedule

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MANAGING THE PERMIT ACQUISITION PROCESS

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[Objective]: Permit acquisition is often the most critical aspect of a submarine cable project, but it is also one of the most challenging with many opportunities for delays. The success of a submarine cable project is dependent on the ability of Owners and Suppliers alike to obtain Permit in Principles and Operational Permits to ensure a smooth implementation and installation schedule. This masterclass aims to provide insights into country-specific permitting requirements, key factors of successful permit acquisition and best practices in managing the permitting process.

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Sep 2408:00
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Registration

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Registration begins at 08:00AM. The masterclass will commence at 09:00AM.
Sep 2409:00
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Sep 2409:05
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Part One: Introduction to permit types and requirements

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  • Types of permits & licenses
  • Responsibilities of cable owners and system suppliers
  • Identification of permit interdependencies in project planning stage
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Part Two: Specific country requirements and permit challenges

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With country-specific examples, this segment will address permitting requirements, typical problem areas and permit durations in the following regions:
Sep 2411:05
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Part Three: Best practices in permit acquisition

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  • What are the key drivers of successful permit acquisition?
  • What impact does permitting delays have on the project timescales and costs?
  • Practical solutions in managing permitting delays
Sep 2411:35
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Part Four: Closing Panel & Q&A

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  • Perspectives from stakeholders – How can the industry collaborate to manage the permitting process?Building close collaboration between Purchaser and Supplier?What are the critical success factors of permit acquisition?
  • Key lessons learnt from prior experience
Sep 2413:00
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Registration

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Registration begins 1:00PM. The masterclass will commence at 1.30 PM and end at 05:00PM with afternoon refreshments
Sep 2413:30
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Are We There yet?

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This session explores the latest technology and business trends the submarine networking industry is facing today. Also covered are challenges and opportunities on the horizon enabling submarine cable operators to make more informed decisions related to designing, deploying, operating, and monetizing their existing and future submerged assets. The time to talk about the future is now… are you ready?
Sep 2414:15
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Riding the Technology Innovation Wave

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It’s no secret submarine network bandwidth demand is growing at a 40% CAGR. This session explores how operators can continue to scale their existing and future submarine cables to maintain pace with this insatiable demand by leveraging the very latest in capacity upgrade technology where modems benefit from an extremely rapid innovation cycle. Join us to learn how you too can benefit from the very latest in modem engineering wizardry.
Sep 2415:30
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The Foundation of Submarine Networks

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The wet plant that lays silently upon seabeds of the world is the foundation of a submarine network and once its deployed, it is what it is for the foreseeable future. This session covers the latest technology advancements related to wet plant evolution allowing operators planning to lay new submarine cables to better understand what’s available today and what’s planned for the future because wet plant decisions made today dictate what’s possible tomorrow.
Sep 2416:15
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The Virtual Future Is Very Real

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Software innovation is pervading all parts of the global network infrastructure, and submarine networks will not be spared. This session covers the latest in software innovation that’s changing how submarine cable operators manage and monetize their submerged assets. There’s a reason why software innovation is all the rage these days, so join us to understand why, and learn how you too can benefit from this unstoppable juggernaut. Software is indeed our future.

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Sep 2509:20
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Industry Update by TeleGeography

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Sep 2509:40
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Title Sponsor Keynote Address

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Available for sponsorship. Contact Bastiaan Heijden on bastiaan.heijden@terrapinn.com for more details
Sep 2510:00
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Keynote Panel: Looking towards the future of the subsea cable industry

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  • Meeting global capacity demando As the world continues to consume increasing amounts of data driving the demand for bandwidth, can the submarine cable industry meet the infrastructure needs of the digital economy? How sustainable is the infrastructure growth rate?o Which routes/regions will see an increase in new builds and bandwidth consumption?
  • Changing profile of system ownership and customer baseo With the growing presence of internet content and cloud service giants, what does this mean for carriers and the traditional business models?o How will new demands change the ownership economics and how owners are buying from suppliers? How will this shape contracting models?
Sep 2510:40
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Virtual Fiber Pairs Is the Answer

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Submarine cable operators and end-users alike are seeking to fill the connectivity services gap between individual channels and an entire fiber pair. The answer is “virtual fiber pairs”, which allows submarine cable operators to carve out optical spectrum using spectrum sharing technology that provides end-users with unprecedented freedom to use their assigned spectrum as they choose enabling greater freedom to maintain pace with an ever-changing marketplace. This session explores the technology enablers that allow for the successful commercialization of virtual fiber pairs allowing service providers to expand their portfolio of transoceanic services in a hyper-competitive subsea marketplace.
Sep 2512:00
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HAVFRUE/ America Europe Connect-2 (AEC-2)

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SEA-X

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Joseph Lim, Chief Executive Officer, Super SEA Cable NetworksSingapore
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Wall-LI & Toronto-Buffalo

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Mike Cunningham, Chief Executive Officer, Crosslake FibreIreland
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HAVFRUE/ America Europe Connect-2 (AEC-2)

Track One
Sep 2514:20
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Encryption of in-transit data – A case study

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  • Secure encryption of data at both network and application layer
  • Providing service consistency regardless of cable system used
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INDIGO

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IOX Cable System

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SABR & ARBR

Track One
Sep 2514:30
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PANEL: Mitigating the risk of cyberattacks on submarine cable systems

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  • Possible measures to protect or limit submarine network management systems from exposure to malware and cyber-attacks
  • Measures to enhance overall security requirements of network management systems
  • How can technology help in improving submarine cable monitoring capabilities?
  • How can consortium members work together to guarantee security controls?
Sep 2515:00
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Tapping into India’s massive bandwidth demand growth

Track One
  • Assessing the current subsea cable infrastructure in India – Is it sufficient to meet the expected growth in bandwidth consumption?
  • What are they key drivers behind major expansion of data centres in India
  • Improving connectivity with diverse distribution of cable landing stations and competitive market landscape
Sep 2515:15
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Panel: Connecting the Underserved – Bridging connectivity gaps in remote regions

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  • What is the current state of connectivity in underserved regions and where are the existing gaps? Are there new routes planned to fill these gaps?
  • Are existing cables sufficient to fulfill the bandwidth demands of the population?
  • While cable projects in underserved markets are mainly led by multilateral development banks, private players have increased investment in recent years. How are financing models for underserved regions evolving?
  • How can less-developed markets create open-access frameworks to facilitate investment by institutional, public and private stakeholders?
Sep 2516:45
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Building clouds of the future

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  • What can we expect in a future cloud-driven economy?E.g. demand for secure, hyperscale networks and connectivity
  • Planning for expected and “viral” capacity consumptionHow will this affect the way future data centres are designed and built?Implication for subsea networks – how will subsea traffic and routing change to support DC to DC connectivity?Scaling optical technologies to meet the demands of rapidly growing cloud services.
  • Your vision for a global integrated connected network
Sep 2517:00
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Closing Keynote Panel: Coexistence and collaboration in a digital economy

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  • How are content and cloud service providers changing the landscape of the subsea cable industry?
  • How do the business model, traffic growth pattern and diversity requirements differ from traditional subsea networks?
  • What is the approach to establishing open partnerships and customer models between OTTs and carriers?
  • What is the selection criteria in choosing partners for co-builds?

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Sep 2609:40
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Keynote Panel: Unlocking network potential with software innovation

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  • How are SDN and NFV changing network design and operations on both new and future submarine networks?
  • Enabling interoperability for software-defined systems – How can the industry work better to create standards?
  • What new consumption models and differentiated service offerings will SDN-led submarine cable networks create?
  • What key elements do cable operators consider in the selection of vendors?
  • How can cable owners balance the cost-benefit relationship in investing in such solutions?
Sep 2611:00
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Innovation Showcase

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    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
Sep 2613:15
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Sep 2613:45
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Panel: An industry approach to tackling today’s network security challenges

Track One
  • 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?
Sep 2614:15
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Diving for Dollars: Monetizing Subsea Capacity in the Cognitive World

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Sep 2614:30
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Panel: Trends in cable project financing – what’s next?

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  • 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?
Sep 2614:30
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Panel: Assessing the upgrades market in a SDN-driven future

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  • 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?
Sep 2615:10
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Creating next-gen open data centres

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Sep 2615:25
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Panel: Redefining the meaning of hubs – how are new players changing the Internet’s topology?

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  • 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?
Sep 2615:25
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Maintenance Service Providers’ Panel: Perspectives into industry dynamics and key challenges

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  • 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
last published: 21/May/18 05:35 GMT

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