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14:30 - 17:00
Pre-conference workshops

An afternoon of focused workshops, showcases and roundtable discussions will be held in the exhibition area and breakout rooms.

08:30 - 10:15
Fiber networks that will enable a digital revolution in the Philippines

08:40 - 09:00
Deep fiber as a critical economic platform for the Philippines and a launch pad for Philippine innovation
The Philippine Government hosts open the conference with their view on the importance of communications networks as a foundation for the Philippine economy’s growth.
09:00 - 10:15
The Philippines Telecommunications Leadership Panel: Deploying a deep fiber network that will transform information and communication services in the Philippines

The Philippines policy maker and incumbent network operators discuss how the country can achieve its communication vision.

10:40 - 12:00
Why future-proof telecom networks require deep fiber deployed to the edge

Network operators from across the Asia-Pacific region, leading global online content providers and other experts discuss why the last mile of connectivity is so important given the current telecommunications trends.

10:40 - 11:00
The importance of fiber to the very network edge for telecom network operators
Explaining the modern network edge and the advantages of an all-fiber network for operators and consumers compared to any other solution.
11:00 - 11:20
How China’s telecom industry is driving connectivity investment across the APAC region
What lessons have been learnt from the Broadband China Initiative that can be applied to other markets in the APAC region? What expertise has been gained in the wider Chinese telecom supply chain?
11:20 - 11:40
Content revolution: What viewers want, only deep fiber can deliver
Content provider describes their vision for online services that are creating demand among consumers for greater bandwidth, lower latency and uninterrupted coverage.
11:40 - 12:00
5G Networks: All the wires needed for next generation wireless network to thrive
Insights into fifth generation communication networks, what the roll-out is likely to be across APAC and how mobile and fixed line networks are converging.

12:00 - 12:40
APAC Policymaker and Regulator Panel

A policymaker and regulator panel will allow government representatives from across the world to discuss the socioeconomic benefits of deep fiber and share strategies that encouraged and sped-up fiber deployment and created effective, competitive telecom markets.

14:00 - 16:00
Technology Stream: Designing, Planning and Procuring Deep Fiber to the Network Edge Case Studies

New technologies and techniques that are improving deployment of fibre networks for reduced cost and improved deployment time. Technical experts and telco executives will discuss the difficult technology decisions to be made.

14:00 - 14:40
Network design and architecture
- How do intelligent, software defined networks, NFV, SDN and network slicing enabling speed, agility and efficiency when introducing new services?
14:40 - 15:20
Cable selection
- How are advances in optical fiber and cable accelerating and what enables quick but sustainable deployment?
- What do G654 fiber, high fiber count cable, hardened connectors and other features mean for networks?
15:20 - 16:00
Passive optical network technology
- How is technology around network channels advancing and enabling increased bandwidth?
- What does the arrival of NG-PON2 mean for broadband networks?

14:00 - 15:00
Commercial stream: Global Fiber Panorama

How are countries around the world keeping pace with deep fiber deployment to the network edge?
- How is broadband growth expected to continue? Which countries are ahead, and which are lagging behind?
- What are the markets for fiber and cable supply and demand? How might this impact deployment?

15:00 - 16:00
Future of Entertainment

How deep fiber is enabling a digital revolution and what infrastructure is required for delivery of the next generation content that consumers demand?
- How are online video habits changing and what does this mean for digital infrastructure?
- What devices and set top boxes are most popular and how do they integrate with fiber networks?
- What is the next phase of entertainment? Virtual reality and superfast gaming that demand lower latency and increased data

16:30 - 18:00
Business models to motivate investment in fiber

Highlighting the revenue generating services that deep fiber enables. Market experts explore the strategies that operators and governments can implement:
- Designing win-win partnerships between government, carriers, “over the top” players and non-traditional investors
- Enhancing the business case to guarantee a short payback period for infrastructure investments
- Understanding enterprise and business fiber broadband use cases to gain and retain subscribers

09:00 - 10:00
Smart City Networks: Built on a foundation of fiber to the network edge

- Uniting municipal leaders and technology companies to explain the benefits of a fiber power connected city and how they can be implemented.
- What are the fiber network requirements for smart city solutions? Why is structural and functional convergence needed to enable access fiber
proliferation and flexible connections?

10:00 - 11:00
The roll-out and beyond: Techniques, technologies and case studies from the deployment and operation of deep fiber networks

10:00 - 10:20
Installation and fiber-handling deployment techniques
- Confirming that the most expensive element of a fiber network uses the best practise techniques and technology
10:20 - 10:40
Network testing and effective service provisioning
- Understanding weaknesses and strengths in a deployed deep fiber network so that time and resource is correctly targeted
10:40 - 11:00
Maintaining deep fiber networks
- Ensuring that a future-proof network is maintained so that it meets its future-proof lifespan

11:30 - 12:30
Philippine FTTX roll-out focus

- A closer look at Build, Build, Build and The National Broadband Plan and how it can support fiber deployment
- What are the practical, realistic options for the Philippines and the road map to achieving them?
- Connecting 7,000 islands – strategies for subsea and rural fiber deployment
- How the Philippines can become a training capital for SE Asia telecom

14:00 - 15:00
Commercial stream: Regional market highlights

- What is the update on India’s National Optical Fibre Network project?
- What private sector projects are driving deployment?
- How is Vietnam advancing its plans for high-speed telecom infrastructure and broadband penetration?
- A closer look at the national programs in Australia and New Zealand

14:00 - 15:00
Technical stream: 5G infrastructure focus session

- What does the frequency profile of 5G technologies mean for network densification?
- What indications are there currently on what 5G networks will look like in detail? How will small cells, homespots and hotspots converge?
- How will 5G impact the entire mobile network and associated ecosystem, from devices to radio access, IP core and into the cloud?

15:30 - 16:30
Commercial stream: Digital television success strategies

- What are the new business models being employed by cable television companies across the world to adapt to changing consumer behaviour?
- How are relationships between cable television companies and telcos changing? How can this enable fiber deployment?
- How can cable television companies future-proof their service offering using bundled broadband services?

15:30 - 16:30
Technical stream: Connecting Clouds - Fiber for data center networks

- What is driving the expansion of data centers and current trends in data center design?
- How to optimise network operator, data center operator and cloud service provider partnerships
- Which technology advancements within data centers are impacting deep fiber network interconnections?