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Brussels, 10 - 11 April 2018

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09:00 Chair's opening address

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Oliver Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Point Topic
Apr 1009:10
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Gigabit Society: Where are we now?

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Anthony Whelan, Director, DG CONNECT Directorate B, Electronic Communications Networks & Services, European Commission
Apr 1009:30
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Investment strategies for a fibre future

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  • Maximising RoI on the road to full fibre
  • How can operators make fibre economics make sense?
  • Competition & demand dynamics
  • GPON deployment challenges and opportunities
  • How do copper technologies including xDSL and G.fast, as well as DOCSIS 3.x, fit into fibre strategies?
Moderator: Oliver Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Point Topic
Geert Standaert, CTO, Proximus
Andrei Ershov, Chief Executive Officer, MGTS
Yves Bellégo, Group Director of Technical and Network Strategy, Orange
Apr 1011:30
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Roundtables exploring business models, strategies & technologies for high-capacity networks

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Can 5G FWA revolutionise rural broadband provision?
Mapping/tracking supply and demand – what data is and should be available from who and where?
Moderator: Oliver Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Point Topic
Optimised WiFi & in-home networking: Delivering gigabit speeds throughout the home
Moderator: Sebastian Richter, Director Product Management, devolo
Planning converged fiber networks
Moderator: Jonas Verstuyft, Marketing and Partner Manager, Comsof
Roundtable hosted by InCoax Networks
Apr 1012:30
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Turn Smart Home Complexity into Revenue Opportunity

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There are 35 billion reasons why Google, Apple and Amazon are interested in the Smart Home and Business of the future. Each of those reasons features technologies like Zigbee, Z-Wave, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Of course, we’re talking about 35 billion IOT devices and the incredible opportunity they present to fast moving, innovative companies. But like any opportunity, there are also challenges. This session will explore the rapid growth of the Smart Home and Business market and the software defined access and premises solutions that help service providers eliminate complexity while tapping into the vast revenue potential.
Apr 1012:50
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Planning converged fibre networks

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Jan Moeremans, Global Sales Director, Comsof
Apr 1014:30
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NG-PON2, XGS-PON, XG-PON: Building scalable GPON networks

Track 1
- What is the best route after GPON?
- Deploying fibre now with next-generation networks in mind
- Is there a ‘one-size-fits-all’ technology for next-generation PON?
- Standards, testing & certification
Moderator: Mark Fishburn, Director, Strategic Marketing, Broadband Forum
Eugene Dai, Principal Architect, Transport & Access Networks, Cox Communications
Chris Morrison, Fixed Access Manager, Vodafone Group
Trevor Linney, Head of Openreach Access Technology Research, BT
Apr 1014:30
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Business models & technologies for ubiquitous rural access

Track 2
- Maximising RoI in low population density regions
- FTTwhere? Exploring the technology mix for the hardest to reach
- Rural fibre
- Alternative technologies for rural access
Moderator: Jaume Fornos, Strategy Manager, Cartesian
Rudolf Markschläger, CTO, E.W.E. T.E.L. Gmbh
Christof Sommerberg, Director, Regulation and Public Affairs, Deutsche Glasfaser
David Renehan, Principal Network Architect, Eircom
Apr 1015:10
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Apr 1015:10
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France: Delivering ubiquitous FTTH means connecting rural areas

Track 2
- Strategies for delivering full fibre
- Ultra fast internet for 100% of France in 2022
- Results on 31/12/2017
- Business case: Oise THD
- Innovative business models in rural areas
Apr 1015:30
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NG-PON2: A universal access technology

Track 1
- NG-PON2 as universal access for business, residential and wireless back/fronthaul applications
- NG-PON2‘s advantages over alternative next gen access technologies beyond GPON
- Verizon’s NG-PON2 deployment status
Rajesh Yadav, Chief Network Architect, Verizon
Apr 1015:30
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Supercharging copper networks for the ‘last mile’

Track 2
- xDSL and G.Fast in the rural context
- Shortening the loop for the hardest to reach
- Copper business models for rural areas
Ioannis Konstantinidis, Chief Strategy, Transformation and Wholesale Officer, OTE
Apr 1016:30
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Gigabit services: The business case for mixed technologies

Track 2
Apr 1016:50
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How SDN, SD-WAN & NFV are changing access network architectures

Track 1
André Beijen, Head of Network Innovation, KPN
Apr 1016:50
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Optimising access business models

Track 2
- GPON business models
- Delivering the right technology mix – GPON, G.Fast, xDSL and DOCSIS 3.x – on the road to full fibre
- Understanding & anticipating competition & demand dynamics
- Maximising RoI
Moderator: Johannes Theiss, Associate, BREKO German Broadband Association
Boris Drilo, CTO, Hrvatski Telekom
Uffe Tomasson, Vice President of Infrastructure, TDC
Antonis Tzortzakakis, Chief Officer Broadband Unit & B2B, WIND Hellas Telecommunications S.A.
Apr 1017:10
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How is the rise of virtualisation technologies changing our understanding of access networks?

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- SDN, NFV & the access network
- SD-WAN, SDAN & CORD
- Virtualisation business models in the access context
Moderator: Alberto Di Felice, Senior Policy Manager, Infrastructure, Privacy and Security, DIGITALEUROPE
Kevin Paige, CTO, M24Seven
Andrea Calvi, Head of Network Innovation, Tim
Mehmet Özdem, Network Architecture and Design Group Manager, Turk Telekom

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Ultrafast broadband and software defined access: A view from the Broadband Forum

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Mark Fishburn, Director, Strategic Marketing, Broadband Forum
Apr 1109:20
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Fixed Wireless: The new standard for broadband?

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09:20 Introduction from Steve Collins, CTO, Netcomm Wireless

09:30 Fixed Wireless - towards technologically neutral broadband
Vesa-Pekka Nikula, EVP, Production, Elisa

09:40 Presentation from Deutsche Telekom
Konstantinos Chalkiotis, VP Mobile Access, Deutsche Telekom

09:50 Presentation from O2 Czech Republic
Jan Hruska, CTO, O2 Czech Republic

10:00 Presentation from Eir
David Renehan, Principal Access Network Architect, Eir

10:10 Following our short presentations all keynote speakers will join a panel to cover the key issues around fixed wireless access including:
  • The role of fixed wireless in the multi-technology mix
  • The business case for FWA
  • Overcoming the spectrum challenge
  • A step towards GPON or a long-term competitor?
  • The role of 5G in future access
Moderator: Steve Collins, CTO, NetComm Wireless
David Renehan, Principal Network Architect, Eircom
Konstantinos Chalkiotis, VP Mobile Access, Deutsche Telekom
Vesa-Pekka Nikula, Executive Vice President, Production, Elisa
Apr 1111:10
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Roundtables exploring business models, strategies & technologies for high-capacity networks

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From FTTC to FTTH, what are telcos best practice investment strategies?
Optimising networks to deliver new services - Coping with the demands of the vertical sectors
Moderator: Marta Capelo, Director of Public Policy, ETNO
Roundtable hosted by Cable Europe
Moderator: Caroline Van Weede, Managing Director, Cable Europe
The European Electronic Communications Code: Finding the right balance between investment incentives and the interests of end-users
Moderator: Aurelie Bladocha, Director, Communications And Public Affairs, F.T.T.H. Council Europe
Apr 1112:10
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Gigabit access needs “gigabit delivery”: The evolution of high-performance home networking solutions – from device-centric to network-centric

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For the perfect user experience, highspeed access must be combined with home networking solutions that make this power available across the entire home. Otherwise the home network becomes a bottle neck. In his keynote, Michael Himmels will illustrate how home networks providing three key aspects open up opportunities for operators to improve their NPS and their customer relationship: Firstly availability, based on a combination of powerline communications and WiFi, secondly performance, secured by Smart WiFi technology and thirdly convenience – based on advancements in the way, networks organize and manage themselves.
Apr 1114:00
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The evolution of copper networks

Track 1
- Exploring the longevity of G.fast, XG.FAST and xDSL
- Gigabit over copper
- Latest G.fast innovations
- Meeting customer demand
Moderator: Yves Blondeel, Managing Director, T-Regs
Oliver Lamparter, Senior Product Manager, Swisscom
Trevor Linney, Head of Openreach Access Technology Research, BT
Apr 1114:00
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Strategy and technology for gigabit cable

Track 2
- Can DOCSIS 3.1 be a long-term competitor for GPON?
- Scaling HFC networks
- Competition and demand dynamics
- Transitioning from DOCSIS to GPON
Moderator: Paulo Valente, Director of Technology, Cable Europe Labs
Micha Berger, CTO, Telenet Group
Norberto Ojinaga Goitia, CTO, Euskaltel
Karol Kowalik, Technical Development Manager, I.N.E.A. Sa
Apr 1114:40
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Ultra high-speed broadband is best over coax

Track 2
Fiber installation requires equally high speed extensions from the point of distribution if every home and every unit in an apartment is to be served. Coax is generally available in most buildings and has the capacity to provide the high speed to match fiber to satisfy operators and subscribers. This presentation will focus on the ultra-high speed (defined as 10 Gbps and more) technology standards over coax for which operators can plan their network roadmaps.
Helge Tiainen, Product, InCoax Networks
Apr 1115:00
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Alternative business models and technologies, and their role in access futures

Track 1
- Exploring technology and business model innovation in the access space
- Delivering bespoke solutions that maximise RoI
Moderator: Tony Shortall, Director, TELAGE
Erling Gudmundsson, Chief Executive Officer, Gagnaveita Reykjavikur and Reykjavik Fibre Network
David Cullen, Director - Regulation and Policy, ITS Technology Group Ltd
Veronica Thunholm, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, A.B. Stokab
Mikael Sandberg, Chairman, VXFIBER
Apr 1115:00
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The importance of quality of experience in gigabit access

Track 2
- Rolling out DOCSIS3.1 to provide gigabit services,
- How to keep the customers happy when bandwidth is no longer an issue
- How do you differentiate your service offering and increase your quality?
Rasmus Aveskogh, Chief Architect, Com Hem Ab
last published: 10/Apr/18 09:05 GMT