Ryan Wopschall | Director - Networks
Pioneer Consulting | United States

Ryan Wopschall, Director - Networks, Pioneer Consulting

Ryan Wopschall, Director – Networks, at Pioneer Consulting supports a broad range of services in the submarine fiber optic telecommunications industry including market studies, due diligence, marine engineering, network and infrastructure planning, as well as system implementation and project management for clients worldwide.
Prior to Pioneer Consulting, Ryan spent ten years working in the submarine cable industry at Fugro to develop international business for their cable survey services, grow a global marine advisory group, and drive forward other business initiatives in the fiber optic and power cable sectors. At Fugro, Ryan also held the role of Executive Committee member in the International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) as well as Chaired the ICPC's Affiliations Working Group.


Day One @ 15:10

The Always-On Value Chain: Best Practices in Designing and Deploying Resilient Submarine Networks

    nsumers and businesses rely increasingly on the cloud for critical content and applications, resiliency and performance take on critical importance in network design. In today's hyper-connected world, always-on connectivity is a foundational driver of economic productivity. This panel features experts from across the industry value chain to discuss best practices in designing and implementing highly resilient networks.
  • Using satellite-based communication technology as a redundancy option - will we see heavier reliance in future?
  • Are there new technologies or processes that will help address vulnerabilities and improve network resilience?
  • What improvements can be made to cable and repeater design, route planning and installation methods to improve network resiliency?
  • Achieving cost-efficiency - how should capital expenditure on diversity be targeted accordingly?

Day Two @ 11:45

Panel: Assessing the upgrades market in a data-driven future

  • 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?
last published: 24/Sep/18 11:15 GMT

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