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Agenda

08:30 - 10:30
Keynote Session

08:30 - 08:50
Words of Welcome
08:50 - 09:10
Chinese policy maker keynote: Information and Communication Technology role in the 13th Five-Year Plan, Made in China 2025 and One Belt, One Road projects
09:10 - 09:30
Chinese telecom leadership keynote: China Mobile’s vision for 5G network deployment
09:30 - 09:50
Chinese municipal leader keynote: The importance of Smart City technologies to China’s municipal leaders
09:50 - 10:10
Conference host welcome presentation: How the Chinese fiber supply chain is preparing to support the next wave of global network deployment

11:00 - 12:30
Session 2: The role of converged FTTx networks in 5G roll out

APAC network operators and thought leaders share their insights on how full fiber, FTTx networks will enable 5G coverage.
-       The convergence of fixed broadband and wireless network strategies and what this means for the deep fiber deployment supply chain
-       Update on 5G trials and proof of concepts from across APAC region: what are the latest network requirement specifications and standards?
-       The business case development for using FTTx deployment expertise for the next wave of network deployment
-       Latest research and development of 5G applications that are creating new 5G ecosystems
 -      Where can partnership, investment and innovation be focused to facilitate deployment?

14:00 - 15:30
Session 3: FTTH Deployment Insights

In which parts of the APAC region are the current hotspots for FTTx and other deep fiber deployment? Where are the key opportunities for partnership and investment?
-       Update on BharatNet, India’s massive drive to connect its villages with fiber networks
-       What is the status of the region’s rising stars in deployment in South East Asia such as Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia?
-       How has the Philippines achieved such a huge deployment in such a short time?
-       How are national programs in Australia and New Zealand being rolled out?
-       Can shared infrastructure enable more effective deployment or network management?
-       What is the role of cable television companies and unconventional network operators?

16:00 - 17:30
Session 4: Improving the urban environment with FTTx as an enabler of Smart Cities

Smart City session that unites municipal leaders and technology companies to explain the benefits of a fiber power connected city and how they can be implemented.
-       What are the deep fiber requirements of sensor networks that enable IoT functionality and Smart City capabilities?
-       The benefits of Smart City investments to a municipality (Parking sensors, traffic flow, safety and security, waste management, energy consumption)
-       Engaging local government and voters by outlining the benefits to citizens of a Smart City from improved traffic flow, security and utility control
-       How can carriers, municipal leaders and technology companies coordinate to create seamless digital ecosystems?

09:00 - 10:30
Session 5: Designing Policy to enable network advancement

A policymaker and regulator panel will allow government representatives from across APAC to share strategies that encouraged and sped-up fiber deployment and created effective, competitive telecom markets.
-       Unleashing the economic benefits of being a technology leader in 5G deployment and eliminating the digital divide across APAC
-       How has fiber deployment led to economic advantage? How can government facilitate and support private sector investment?
-       Eliminating regulatory barriers that inhibit carriers or other investors in deep fiber, restrict digital services or monetization mechanisms
-       Encouraging voluntary sharing of deep fiber and associated communications infrastructure such as trenches, conduit, rights of way and cell sites to enable effective deployment

11:00 - 12:00
Session 6: Fiber networks innovation trends

- Network splicing, software-defined network and network functions virtualization: What this means for deep fiber deployment and maintenance
- Installation and fiber-handling deployment techniques that uses the best practise techniques and technology
- Understanding weaknesses and strengths in a deployed deep fiber network to ensure that it reaches its lifespan

12:00 - 12:30
Session 7: FGCA Panel

Members of FTTH Councils from around the world close the conference and share their global perspectives on conference proceedings.

14:00 - 17:00
Post conference workshops

An afternoon of focused workshops will be held in the conference auditorium.

-          FTTH Deployment

-          Cable Selection

-          Network Design

-          Passive optical network technology

-          Monetizing FTTH

-          Home network differentiation



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