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Agenda 2018

Please find below last year’s FTTH APAC Conference agenda. The 2019 agenda will be available in due course.

14:30 - 17:30
Pre-conference workshops

14:30 - 15:00
99.99% availability ultra-broadband FTTx/H - plan and practice - Network solution design according to different application scenarios

  • Further network evolution roadmap 
  • Commercial benefit achievement

William Yan, GM of International Marketing, Luster

15:00 - 15:30
How home network connection differentiates subscribers' experience

  • Best QoE of home connection: full Wi-Fi coverage, best video experience, reliability
  • Coax backbone + free Wi-Fi roaming
  • Installation and management

Dr. Zongliang Wu, CTO, Luster
16:00 - 16:30
Cable selection

  • What the latest innovations in in optical fiber and cable? What enables faster network deployments while ensuring future-ready capacity?
  • What do G654 fiber, high fiber count cable, hardened connectors and other features mean for today’s network?
Paul Ng, Marketing Manager SE Asia, Carrier Networks, Corning
16:30 - 17:00
Leveraging transformational solutions in monetizing FTTH business
  • FTTH transformation to edge
  • Use cases in building deep fiber
  • FTTH Transformational and Operational Challenges and Solutions
  • Building next-generation FTTH ecosystem for other industries
  • Managing Customer Experience (QoE), while moving into deep fiber age
Kiran Solipuram, Senior Solutions Consultant, Cyient
17:00 - 17:30
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?
Jonathan Patsanas, Senior Solutions Engineer, Calix

08:30 - 10:00
Fiber networks that will enable a digital revolution in the Philippines

08:30 - 08:40
Words of welcome from the FTTH Council Asia-Pacific
Wataru Katsurashima, President, FTTH Council Asia-Pacific

08:40 - 08:50
Opening remarks from Philippines government host
08:50 - 10:00
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.

Dr. Arvind K. Mishra, Vice President, FTTH Council Asia-Pacific
Oscar A. Reyes, Jr., Senior Vice President - Consumer Business Market Development, PLDT & SMART
Gil B. Genio, Chief Technology and Information Officer & Chief Strategy Officer, Globe Telecom
Dennis Uy, CEO, Converge ICT
Ronaldo Manlapig, President, Philippine Cable Television Association

10:00 - 11:00
Why future proof telecom networks require deep fiber deployed to the edge

Venkatesan Babu, Treasurer, FTTH Council Asia-Pacific

10:00 - 10:20
New developments that support fiber deployment across Asia Pacific
Nie Lei, General Manager of International Business and Consultancy Service Centre, YOFC

10:20 - 10:40
Deploying Deep Fiber – What you should know when designing your FTTH Infrastructure
Srinivasan Thukkaram, Head - APAC Region, Sterlite Technologies Limited
10:40 - 11:00
FTTx Convergence with 5G & Smart Cities
Sanjay Krishnaa, Sr. Vice President & Global Head - Communications & President -Asia Pacific Region, Cyient

11:15 - 11:30
Technical Showcase

11:15 - 11:30
BSS for FTTx providers
Ronny Murdut, Software Head, APAC Region, Sterlite Tech

11:45 - 12:25
APAC FTTH Deployment Insights

Fouad ’Frank‘ Jaffer, Chair, Membership Committee, FTTH Council Asia-Pacific

11:45 - 12:05
FTTH Panorama APAC
Roland Montagne, Principal Analyst, IDATE DigiWorld

12:05 - 12:25
FTTP Opportunities in Asia Pacific
Benoit Felten, Chief Research Officer, Diffraction Analysis

12:25 - 13:30
APAC Network Operator Leadership Panel

  • The importance of fiber to the network edge for future proof telecom networks
  • The challenge of moving from copper to full fiber networks – key considerations
  • 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

Ajay Sunder, Vice President, Telecom, Frost and Sullivan
Akter Ul Alam, Chief Strategy Officer, Fiber @ Home
Gary McLaren, Chief Technology Officer, HKBN Group
Keshav Nepal, CEO, WorldLink

14:15 - 14:45
Technical Showcase

14:15 - 14:30
An Optical Network’s Dirty Secret
Matthew Zahra, Regional Product Line Manager, Viavi

14:30 - 14:45
Quality of Service in FTTx Service Delivery
Will Yan, President – Americas, AVSystem

15:00 - 16:00
APAC Network Design and Operation Panel

  • How to incorporate data centers into network deployment strategies
  • Fiber to the village: How to action rural deployment for universal coverage
  • Can shared infrastructure enable more effective deployment or network management?
  • Installation and fiber-handling deployment techniques that uses the best practice techniques and technology 
  • Understanding weaknesses and strengths in a deployed deep fiber network to ensure that it reaches its lifespan

Roland Montagne, Principal Analyst, IDATE DigiWorld
Dian Chen, Marketing Director, FiberHome Asia
Kiran Solipuram, Senior Solutions Consultant, Cyient
Rajiv Weragama, Engineer, Sri Lanka Telecom

16:10 - 16:25
Technical Showcase

16:10 - 16:25
3 Must Know Tips on FTTH Deployment
Ng Chin Keong, Applications Engineer, EXFO

16:30 - 17:30
Deep fiber convergence in broadband, mobile, television and other networks

A session that explores the need for network convergence and how this will impact both the business strategy and the technical considerations of fixed line, mobile, television and other networks.           
  • What is network convergence and what does it mean in a practical sense for full fiber networks?               
  • What are the new business models being employed by fixed line, mobile and cable television companies across the world to adapt to changing consumer behaviour?           
  • How are relationships between telcos, ISPs, cable television companies and OTT players changing? How can this enable fiber deployment?              
  • How can network convergence be best achieved across Asia-Pacific? What are the challenges and opportunities it presents? 

Anil Pande, Vice Chair, Membership Committee, FTTH Council Asia-Pacific
Scott Gregg, Marketing Director Asia Pacific, Optical Communications, Corning
Wes Oxlee, Director of Business Development & Strategy, CommScope Connectivity Solutions, Commscope
Dave Ulmer, Head of XL Home Broadband Entertainment, XL Axiata
Joel E. Dabao, Senior Manager, Kabankalan Community Antenna Television, Inc. (K-CAT)

09:00 - 10:00
APAC Policymaker and Regulator Session

  • 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, or restrict digital services or monetisation 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

Guven Togan, Chair, Technology and Regulation Committee,, FTTH Council Asia-Pacific
Sudhir Gupta, Former Officer of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI),
Denis F. Villorente, Undersecretary, Philippines Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT)
Suwanto Gunawan, Chairman, Indonesia FTTH Association

10:00 - 11:00
Smart City Networks: Built on a foundation of fiber to the network edge

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. 
  • Engaging local government and voters by outlining the benefits to citizens of a smart city from improved traffic flow, security and utility control
  • 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?
  • How can carriers, municipal leaders and technology companies coordinate to create seamless digital ecosystems?
  • What is the smart home and why does it need fiber connections to seamlessly fit into smart and digital cities?

Stephen Foster, Chair, Smart Cities Committee, FTTH Council Asia-Pacific
Ajay Sunder, Vice President, Telecom, Frost and Sullivan
Rob Boetticher, AVP Solutions Engineering, Calix
Thomas Dragono, Information & Policy Director, FiberStar

11:30 - 13:00
Global perspectives on enabling fiber deployment

Rusafie Alam, Associate Manager, FTTH Council Asia-Pacific

11:30 - 11:50
Monetising Fibre: Competitive pressure pushing operators to monetise fibre beyond their core business
Roland Montagne, Principal Analyst, IDATE DigiWorld

11:50 - 12:10
Key features to consider in the deployment of smarter FTTx network: A vendor perspective
Sudipta Bhaumik, Associate General Manager, Sterlite Technologies
12:30 - 12:50
Take control of access fiber performance and enable workforce efficiencies
Matthew Zahra, Regional Product Line Manager, Viavi
12:50 - 13:10
Plan for all, build for 5G - strategies for designing a heterogeneous fiber network
Jan Moeremans, Global Sales Director, Comsof

11:30 - 11:45
Technical Showcase

Paul He, Manager, Sont Technologies

11:30 - 11:45
Sont Technologies technical showcase