Andrew Hankins | Head of Network Evolution
Telstra | Hong Kong

Andrew Hankins, Head of Network Evolution, Telstra

Andrew Hankins was appointed the Head of Network Evolution for Telstra Enterprise in September 2016. He is responsible for the architecture and planning of Telstra’s core international network, including the submarine cable, transmission and IP networks.
Andrew has over 25 years of experience in international telecommunications, during which he held senior positions in engineering, network planning, operations, and the international carrier business. Andrew has extensive industry experience in transmission, submarine cable, international telephony, satellite, and internet technologies and platforms.
Prior to joining Telstra, Andrew worked at Reach for 10 years, where his last held position was Director of Engineering. He previously held senior management positions with the company in the engineering and operations fields.
Andrew has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Technology, Sydney, and an honours degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Queensland.


Conference Day Two @ 11:30

Panel: Going beyond today’s subsea capacity transmission limits for tomorrow’s Internet

  • 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  

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