Programme 2015

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11 February 2015

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The FTTH Conference will be opened by high-level officials from Poland, BEREC and the FTTH Council Europe.

Conference Room 1

Moderator:
Speakers:
Andrzej Halicki

Minister
of Administration and Digitization of the Republic of Poland

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Iwona Wendel

Undersecretary of State
Ministry of Infrastructure and Development

Magdalena Gaj

President
Office of Electronic Communications (UKE)

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Prof. Fátima Barros

Chairman
BEREC

Karin Ahl

President
FTTH Council Europe

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Conference Room 1

Moderator:
Speakers:
Anna Herold

Member of Cabinet, Cabinet of Günther H. Oettinger, Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society
European Commission

11:00-11:15

FTTH Council Europe Award

Announcement winners FTTH Council Europe Award

11:15-12:00

Coffee break

The Executive Panel will present the points of view of top operator and industry leaders on the future role of FTTH in Europe and globally. The panellists will discuss the need for fibre as a foundation for a competitive Europe. This will include points of view from outside Europe to understand the important role of high-speed broadband in a globalised world.

Conference Room 1

Moderator:
Thomas Langer

Finance Consultant
FTTH Council Europe

Speakers:
Anne Berit Rørlien

CEO
Viken Fibre

Graham Mitchell

CEO
Crown Fibre Holdings, New Zealand

Dr Timothy F Murray

CEO and Chairman
OFS

Maciej Witucki

Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Orange Polska

Federico Guillén

President Fixed Networks Business Line
Alcatel-Lucent

Gustav Grundin

Chief Strategy Officer
O2 Czech Republic

Dr Karim Taga

Managing Partner and Global Practice Leader TIME
Arthur D. Little

13:00-14:15

Lunch break

The latest updates on the FTTH market in Europe show a continent moving at two speeds: countries that show strong FTTH progress on the one hand and countries that are very hesitant and copper/wireless-focused on the other hand. What is behind the latest FTTH numbers? And what will the European market look like in five years’ time? Are the winners and losers of the fibre race already defined today? How is Europe progressing compared to the rest of the world? Followed by a discussion panel of high-level representatives of the FTTH Council Africa, Americas, APAC, LATAM Chapter and MENA: The Global FTTH Market.

Incumbents, alternative operators and the utility/municipality networks all have one thing in common: they are calling for a review of the regulatory framework on broadband access in Europe. Not surprising, their agendas are quite different. But what can we expect to come in the coming years: a new re-monopolisation by the incumbents; a competitive broadband market with strong alternative operators; or new business models and new players in rural Europe?

Deploying a FTTH network is more than just installing some fibre cables. By choosing the right technology, implementing efficient processes and installing suitable products, there is a huge potential to save money in building and operating the networks.

Conference Room 1

Conference Room 2

Conference Room 3

Moderator:
Jan Schindler

Chair Market Intelligence Committee
FTTH Council Europe

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Tony Shortall

Regulatory Expert
FTTH Council Europe

Joeri Van Bogaert

Chair Financing Committee
FTTH Council Europe

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Speakers:
Roland Montagne

Principal Analyst
IDATE

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Graham Finnie

Chief Analyst
Heavy Reading

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Juanita Clark

Chief Executive
FTTH Council Africa

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John George

Board Member
FTTH Council Americas

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Dr Bernard Lee

President
FTTH Council Asia Pacific

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Gilberto Guitarte

President
FTTH Council Americas - LATAM Chapter

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Dr Suleiman Al-Hedaithy

Chairman
FTTH Council Middle East & North Africa

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Erzsébet Fitori

Director
ECTA

Wolfgang Heer

Spokesperson
ELFA – European Local Fibre Alliance

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Jim Beveridge

Senior Director, International Technology Policy
Microsoft

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Anna Krzyżanowska

Head of Unit, Broadband
DG Connect, European Commission

Dr Martin M. Strasser

Product Unit Manager FMS
HUBER+SUHNER

Tobias Münzer

Market Manager Public Networks
Reichle & De-Massari

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Sam Leeman

Manager, Field Application Engineering
TE Connectivity

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15:30-16:15

Coffee break

Eastern European countries are well represented in the FTTH ranking and they have a good growth rate on fibre adoption. Only Poland is missing from this list of fibre access adopting countries in the region. But they have great plans to move forward. What do these plans look like? Who will implement the fibre networks? What impact will this have on the national broadband market?

The separation debate has gained speed in Europe in the last months. Different models have been discussed and structural separation, as well as national fibre infrastructure companies, are no longer theoretical constructs but very serious models to ensure fibre deployments in Europe. But what will the implementation look like? And how will incumbent shareholders react to such an approach?

This session will give practical examples on how to benefit the most from of a FTTH network. Topics include the extended use of fibre-cable potential, innovative approaches for open access networks and ideas on how to solve the in-house cabling challenge. Hear about best practices and industry know-how to unveil the real potential of FTTH.

Conference Room 1

Conference Room 2

Conference Room 3

Moderator:
Matthias Nass

Member of the Board
FTTH Council Europe

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Thomas Kallstenius

Member of the Board
FTTH Council Europe

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Julia Mitzenheim

Manager German Cable Maker's Association
ZVEI

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Speakers:
Dr Karol Kowalik

Technology Development Manager
INEA

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Rafał Dziedzic

Director, Operations Strategy
Orange Polska

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Marcin Kubit

Vice-President
Mediatel

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Dr Karl-Heinz Neumann

Senior Advisor
WIK-Consult

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Maciej Chłodziński

Senior Manager, Economics & Regulation
KPMG Advisory

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Thomas Langer

Senior Analyst
Diffraction Analysis

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Eng. Alessandro Pirri

Connectivity and FTTx Manager
Prysmian Group

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Norbert Böttcher

Product Manager
KEYMILE

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Gerlas van den Hoven

CEO
Genexis

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17:45-19:00

Opening Cocktail

12 February 2015

“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” This famous quote from Henry Ford perfectly describes how copper-network operators and their supporters argue that consumers don’t need fibre speed broadband. Are they indeed right? Is there really a demand for FTTH? And just how happy are fibre customers with their high-speed connections?

National and regional governments are starting to take action towards fibre rollout in several European countries. By setting up sophisticated broadband projects they create the necessary environment to ensure full fibre coverage. What are the motivations to make such an effort? What do such projects look like? And does it really help to understand that this is not a broadband problem but an infrastructure problem?

FTTH offers a lot of opportunities. Join this session and hear about efficient marketing strategies, innovative services and latest technology that attract customers and ensure a high take-up rate.

Conference Room 1

Conference Room 2

Conference Room 3

Moderator:
Gerlas van den Hoven

Member of the Board
FTTH Council Europe

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Paolo Sebben

Chair Smart Cities Committee
FTTH Council Europe

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Ana Pesovic

Member of the Board
FTTH Council Europe

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Speakers:
Benoît Felten

CEO
Diffraction Analysis

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Karen Shaboyan

Commercial Director
Ucom, Armenia

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Dr Ir Marlies Van der Wee

Senior Researcher
Ghent University - iMinds

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Dr Igor Brusic

CEO
Lower Austria Fiber Infrastructure Company

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Dipl.-Verwaltungsw. (FH) Klaus Ohlig

Broadband Policy Officer
Ministry of Economy, Labour and Transport of Lower Saxony

Dipl.-Oec. Peer Beyersdorff

Director
Broadband Competence Centre Lower Saxony

Fergal Mulligan

Programme Director, Department of Communications
Ministry for Telecommunications of Ireland

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Thierry Valette

CTO Access Network
Huawei

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Dr Andreas Enotiadis

 Innovation Lead, EMEAR GSP
Cisco

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Ian Davis

Regional Marketing Manager - EMEA
Corning

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10:45-11:30

Coffee break

Thanks to DOCSIS 3.0, extended rollout of fibre nearly to the building and good service portfolios, cable operators have become the big challengers for telecommunication operators. What is the real reason for their success? Can they sustainably offer 100 Mbps and more to a large number of customers? What are their plans for further fibre rollout?

According to the Investment Plan Initiative from the European Commission, more than 30 billion EUR should be available for broadband infrastructure in the coming years. But where are these billions coming from? How will FTTH projects be able to access the money? Will it be through loans, guarantees or even subsidies? And will the money only go to major projects or will local fibre initiatives have a chance?

This session will give practical insight into ensuring future-proof decisions for deploying a FTTH network. Hear about innovative solutions to plan and implement fibre networks in the most efficient and future-proof way.

Conference Room 1

Conference Room 2

Conference Room 3

Moderator:
Eric Festraets

Chair World of Applications Committee
FTTH Council Europe

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Thomas Langer

Finance Consultant
FTTH Council Europe

Edgar Aker

Member of the Board
FTTH Council Europe

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Speakers:
Eng. Paulo Moura Ribeiro

Board Member (CTO)
NOS Communications

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Edo Kweldam

Managing Director
CAI Harderwijk

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Christian Berg

Senior Advisor
Danish Energy Association

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Mikael Ek

Managing Director
Swedish Local Fibre Alliance

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Dr Jerzy Kalinowski

Partner, Management Consulting, Head of Technology, Media and Telecommunications, CEE
KMPG

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Anna Krzyżanowska

Head of Unit, Broadband
DG Connect, European Commission

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Alexandre Serot

Head of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs - Fixed Services
Vodafone Group

Gaetan Perrier

Business Development Manager Fiber and Wireless West Europe
3M

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David Rottmayer

Principal Consultant, Senior Expert Fiber Network Deployment
Ericsson

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David Eckard

Fixed Networks CTO
Alcatel-Lucent

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12:45-14:00

Lunch break

Connecting the last 5-10% of the European households to FTTH will be expensive or even impossible. This is what the “experts” say. But several municipalities and regions that would have belonged to those “5-10%” have already taken the initiative and deployed FTTH. How did they manage? It might be worth considering the old saying: “They said it was impossible to do. One day someone came around who hadn't heard this, and he did it.”

Discussions about the latest technology innovations often end in a somewhat religious debate. In this session speakers from the FTTH Council Europe Deployment & Operations Committee will take a neutral angle and will try to answer the hot questions: Is G.Fast or 4G/5G an alternative to FTTH? Or is G.Fast just another step to delay the final deployment of fibre to the premises? And can 4G really replace a FTTH connection? Or is it just a weak compromise? And, what about WDM-PON?

Conference Room 2

Conference Room 3

Moderator:
Joël Mau

Member of the Board
FTTH Council Europe

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Wolfgang Fischer

Chair Deployment and Operations Committee
FTTH Council Europe

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Speakers:
Yves Rome

Senator/President
Oise, Oise Territory and AVICCA

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Martin Nanzer

CEO
DANET Oberwallis

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Richard Jones

CCO
Ventura Next

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Eng. José Salgado

Member of the Deployment and Operations Committee
FTTH Council Europe

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Dr Michael Timmers

Member of the Deployment and Operations Committee
FTTH Council Europe

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Vincent Roger-Machart

Member of the Deployment and Operations Committee
FTTH Council Europe

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15:15-16:00

Closing Cocktail

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