Carl Osborne | Associate Vice President, International Network Development
Tata Communications | United Kingdom

Carl Osborne, Associate Vice President, International Network Development, Tata Communications

Carl Osborne is Asst. Vice President, International Network Development for Tata Communications.  As a member of the management team for the Global Network, Cloud & Data Centre Services line of business, Carl is responsible for establishing and implementing strategies for global network development and investments encompassing both private TGN cable systems and consortium cable systems.

Prior to joining Tata Communications, Carl worked at Cable & Wireless companies in a variety of International Network Planning and Carrier Sales roles.  Carl is a graduate of the University of Warwick, with a Bachelors degree in Applied Mathematics and Business Studies


Conference Day One @ 16:55

Closing Panel: Evaluating the business of an “Open Network”

  • 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?

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