AGENDA

 

 

 

London, 20 - 21 February 2018

Schedule

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Feb 2008:50
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Chair's opening address

Keynotes
Keith Schofield, Managing Partner, Pioneer Consulting
Feb 2009:00
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The evolution of the subsea industry

Keynotes
  • New drivers of demand
  • How are content providers changing the subsea cable industry?
  • How new industry players are changing business models for cable construction
  • The effect of connecting new PoPs on network planning
  • How new technologies are changing the industry: SDN, NFV, cloud
Feb 2011:20
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Arctic Connect

Keynotes
Project update on Arctic Connect
Feb 2011:30
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Brexit-1

Keynotes
Project update on Brexit-1
Feb 2011:40
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EllaLink

Keynotes
Project update on EllaLink
Feb 2011:50
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IOX Cable System

Keynotes
Project update on the IOX Cable System
Feb 2013:30
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13:30 Lunch & Networking

Keynotes
13:10 Quick-fire projects and solutions updates from the industry
Feb 2014:40
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Consortium, private or hybrid model?

Track 1
  • Will consortiums remain a popular model in light of recent industry changes?
  • Turning private cables into a consortium
  • Selling spectrum over capacity?
  • Who will be the key players in future partnerships?
Feb 2014:40
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The impact of the rise of the OTT players

Track 2
  • Exploring the effect on the traditional carriers
  • Changes to partnership models
  • Who will be buying and selling capacity?
  • Will the trend of OTT investment continue?
  • Who will invest in soon-to-be out of service routes?
Feb 2015:20
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New partnership models: are open networks changing the market?

Track 1
  • How can operators benefit from the open network model?
  • Capitalising on the business and technology opportunities
  • How will the consortium or private business models be affected by open cable systems?
Feb 2015:20
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Data centres: meeting the growing capacity demand

Track 2
  • Optimising intercontinental data centre connectivity
  • Delivering on-demand capacity
  • Connecting data centres vs connecting user bases
  • Keeping up with the growing demand for capacity
Feb 2016:50
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Finance: opportunities and challenges

Track 1
  • Managing the costs of expanding the capacity and reach of networks
  • Ensuring returns on investment of new subsea projects
  • How new technologies are changing how operators monetise their networks
  • Financing new routes
  • New sources of funding entering the market
Moderator: Yves Ruggeri, Chairman & CEO, RGConsulting, ACE Consortium
Jean-Pierre Geremy, Head of Telecoms - Managing Director, Natixis
Feb 2016:50
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Capitalising on the opportunities of network automation

Track 2
  • The role of SDN in upgrading networks
  • Extending network functionality
  • Improving capacity management
  • Architecture for network automation
  • Enhanced agility of services
  • Limitations of SDN?
Jonathan Wright, VP Commercial Operations, Interoute Communications Ltd.
Mirko Voltolini, VP Technology and Architecture, Colt
Feb 2017:30
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Extending the lifespan of your cable investment

Track 1
  • Maximising a cable's potential
  • Improving route planning
  • Using new technologies to anticipate performance and reduce future costs
  • Are cables with a shorter lifespan a better investment?
Feb 2017:30
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Using SDN to create truly flexible networks: the Network as a Service (NaaS) platform

Track 2
  • How SDN can facilitate more flexible networks
  • Taking a more service-focused approach
  • Creating new opportunities without diminishing existing revenue models

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Feb 2109:00
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Feb 2109:10
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What will the next 5 years bring for subsea communications?

Keynotes
  • Emerging markets: opportunities and challenges
  • Who will be the next big players?
  • The technologies changing the future of subsea networks
  • Will it be more of the same in the next 5 years?
Feb 2111:00
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SACS

Keynotes
Project update on SACS
 
Feb 2114:30
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The regulatory challenges in an evolving industry

Track 1
  • Regulating the new players
  • Issues of competition with different industries and the need for cross-industry regulation
  • Addressing changing geo-politics
  • Responding to environmental regulation
Feb 2114:30
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The challenges and opportunities of developing markets

Track 2
  • Identifying new growth markets
  • Capitalising on new business opportunities
  • The challenges of building cables in developing markets
Feb 2115:20
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Workshop 1: Spatial planning

Track 1
This workshop will consider and evaluate how the multiple and potentially conflicting requirements of European states for the occupation and utilisation of their "Territorial Waters" and their EEZ's demonstrates a clear need for European level spatial planning, which is sensitive to the requirements of stakeholders and ensures that areas of the seabed do not become "sterilised" by one activity over another.
Tony Fisk, Technical & Regulatory Sub Group Chairman, European Subsea Cables Association (ESCA)
Kate Panayotou, Principal Environmental Scientist & UN Joint Task Force, G.H.D.
Feb 2115:20
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Workshop 2: Averting the capacity crunch - Demystifying how design constraints will challenge design capacity growth assumptions

Track 2
Presenters:  Distinguished panel TBC

For decades, there has been the assumption that due to technological optimisations, cable systems will be able to perform comfortably beyond original design parameters.  Those days are changing.  This workshop will discuss the extent to which the previous assumptions about the expansion of System Design Capacity will be challenged by physical design constraints (e.g. Shannon), how developing error correction methods will get us ever closer to those limits, and look beyond the previous design paradigm to the evolving system design strategies that will be needed to fulfil ever growing market demand for submarine cable capacity.
Moderator: Keith Schofield, Managing Partner, Pioneer Consulting
last published: 01/Dec/17 15:55 GMT