Pierre Tremblay | Technical Programme Manager
Facebook | Singapore

Pierre Tremblay, Technical Programme Manager, Facebook

Pierre cumulates 25 years of global experience in the telecommunications industry having worked on projects around the world, and having lived in Australia, Canada, France, Singapore and the USA.  
He spent the first 16 years of his career at Alcatel Submarine Networks holding positions in R&D, engineering, project management, and sales of international cable networks.  
From 2006 through to 2016, he worked for ASC and OSI providing consultancy services to telecom operators and oil and gas companies to plan and deliver several submarine cable projects in Asia Pacific and Africa.  
In 2017, Pierre joined Facebook in the USA to build a submarine cable infrastructure to support the company’s user base and growing demand for bandwidth. 
Pierre regularly contributes his expertise at global conferences.  In addition to a bachelor of Electrical Engineering, he holds a Master’s Degree in Science in the field of Optical Communication and an MBA.     


Conference Day One @ 16:45

Quick-fire round: Open networks and cable systems

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. 

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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