Paul Gabla | Chief Sales & Marketing Officer
Alcatel Submarine Networks | France

Paul Gabla, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Alcatel Submarine Networks

Paul Gabla is Chief Sales & Marketing Officer of Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks (ASN) since September 2016. 
Paul is a highly respected executive with over 28 years’ experience in the Telecommunications, Aerospace and Defence industries. 
Prior to coming back to ASN, where he worked until the early 2000s, Paul has been Vice President, Asia Pacific for former Alcatel’s Optical Networking division, and has also held senior management roles in Sales & Marketing at Alcatel Alenia Space, Thales and Rockwell Collins.

Paul is a graduate of ‘Ecole Polytechnique’ (Paris) and ‘Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications’ (Paris).  


Conference Day One @ 09:55

Keynote Panel: Cables for a changing tomorrow

  • 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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