Workshops 2017

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14 February 2017

Boost your new FTTH Technology Deployments with a coexisting Virtualized Environment

With the proliferation of FTTH deployments and the new NEXT PON Generation with ultra-band capacity, service providers are facing the opportunity to simplify network architectures by making them more efficient, agile and flexible in order to meet the challenges of huge user bandwidth demands.

Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) in conjunction with fibre deployments are the most important key enablers for Access Network Evolution and key instruments to lower the network’s total cost-of-ownership, in terms of the middle-term or long-term planning.

Taking advantage from the High Bandwidth and symmetry that FTTH deployments permits, it is possible to move critical functions to cloud to allow Multivendor network management, accelerate new service activation, scale from small to very large access nodes and consequently reduce CAPEX and OPEX.   

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2.    Network slicing through virtualization – Use Case


José Salgado  Chair Deployment and Operations Committee, FTTH Council Europe
Dr.-Ing. Rong Zhao  Vice Chair Deployment and Operations Committee, FTTH Council Europe
Filipe De Greve Product Marketing Manager Nokia

Coffee Break


Impact of Virtualisation on FTTH deployments and Operational Efficiencies

1.    The physical impact of SDN/NFV on Central Offices

2.    CO Transformation… How do I plan for it?

3.    Solutions to increase underground cable installation performances

Dr.-Ing. Rong Zhao Vice Chair Deployment and Operations Committee, FTTH Council Europe
Dieter Verdegem
Tobias Schubert Marketing Manager Corning
Vitor Gonçalves Area Sales Manager Plumettaz S.A.

Coffee Break


Network Evolution

1.   FTTH as foundation of modern broadband services

2.   Transitioning towards Fiber-to-the-Home

Joël Mau Member of the Board, FTTH Council Europe
Wolfgang Fischer
José Salgado Chair Deployment and Operations Committee, FTTH Council Europe

This workshop will review the important aspects to look at in order to build and manage long-life FTTH Networks, whilst offering an example of a combined solution implementation that closes the skill gap of fibre deployment.

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Part 1: Checklist for FTTH Networks

FTTH is the telecom challenge of the early 21st century. Its deployment requires a large number of processes and components whose performance and quality will have a direct impact on the sustainability of the networks. Unfortunately due to pressure of low prices to be reached in the short term, this important point can be easily overlooked.

The combination of quality passive components, rigorous training of installers and homogeneous networks and use of IT solutions to design, plan and support the network are the basic ingredients for the creation of sustainable networks whose life expectancy will exceed 30 years.

Laurent Gasca R&D Manager - Connectivity - South Europe, Prysmian Group
Aurelien Bergonzo ACOME
Anders Flodin Digpro
Laurent Gasca
Alain Meller SETICS

Part 2: Closing the Skills Gap of Fibre Deployment

This part of the workshop illustrates an example of an original path for, easier network design, supply and installation scenario that makes an FTTH deployment easier for both Telecom Operators and newcomers when they join the FTTH arena.

The presentation shall cover the process of FTTH, from initial design and recording of a FTTH project, through to the Passive Infrastructure installation of cables and closures which can be plugged into one another to make up a full FTTH fibre network.

Colin Kirkpatrick UK & International Business Development, Emtelle
Colin Kirkpatrick UK & International Business Development, Emtelle
Diarmuid Kelly  FTTH Sales Director, AND Solution
Craig Jones Broadband Business Development Manager, Hellerman Tyton

Coffee Break

Looking back at the successful experience of Warsaw and Luxembourg in previous years, atene KOM plans to organise the “Governmental Day’’ for the third year in a row, on February 14th.

The workshop targets policy makers, public officers as well as regional and local authorities in the Eu-ropean Member States. It will feature keynotes from the European Commission and responsible au-thorities within the EU Member States, subsequent discussions in the context of current broadband issues as well as best-practice experiences in Europe. The workshop emphasises the following topics:

  • European Commission policy update on broadband development
  • European Commission funding strategy
  • FTTH and Digital Agenda for Europe (Application of the high speed broadband development to boost the Digital Agenda for Europe - DAE)
  • Progress and outcomes of the Broadband Europe platform
  • Interactive discussions with the winners of the European Broadband Awards 2016
  • Interactive sessions: Broadband cost reduction measures and driving forces of FTTH in less populated and remote areas (through examples and success stories).

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Welcome and opening remarks

Tim Brauckmüller Managing Partner at atene KOM Chief Executive Officer at German Federal Broadband Bureau

Digital Single Market

European commission policy update on broadband development:

  • Practical measures for local and regional authorities

  • Trends and examples from Europe
Anna Krzyzanowska Head of Broadband Unit at DG CONNECT, European Commission

Broadband in Europe

Broadband development in the EU member states:

  • Practical measures for local and regional authorities

  • Trends and examples from Europe
Johannes Feldmann COO at atene KOM

Lunch Break


Interactive session 1 (Panel discussion): Broadband Europe Awards 2016 winners

  • Construction of the Wielkopolska Broadband Network (Poland)

  • Net4all - Public and private partnership to bring UBB network to industrial areas in digital divide in Emilia-Romagna (Italy)

  • NÖGIG (Austria)
Tony Shortall Director at TELAGE
Maciej Midloch CEO at WSS Operator
Sandra Lotti Officer at lepida spa
Hartwig Tauber  CEO at Niederösterreichische Glasfaser-infrastrukturgesellschaft GmbH (nöGIG)
Darijus Valiucko Senior Project Manager at atene KOM (European Broadband Award & Broadband Europe platform)

Coffee Break


Interactive session 2 (Panel discussion): Driving forces of FTTH – supporting local and regional authorities

  • Geographical segmentation and FTTH

  • Co-investment in broadband projects
Chris Ashe Director at European Institute for Innovation
Per-Olof Gustafsson Deputy CEO at Stokab - Sweden
David Cullen Director at ITS Technology Group
Dirk Strijker Professor at faculty of spatial Sciences University of Groningen

Outlook, end of the workshop

Tim Brauckmüller  Managing Partner at atene KOM Chief Executive Officer at German Federal Broadband Bureau

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Welcome and Introduction

Services and Applications – that’s where the money comes from

  • Revenue Streams – the full picture

  • Basic and advanced services

  • Services that generate direct and indirect revenues

  • Services that make use of the power of Fibre Networks

  • Telco operator services versus OTT

  • Applications - Make or Buy

  • Rising Star Residental Applications – Having a closer look
Hans Kühberger Chair World of Applications Committee, FTTH Council Europe

Revenues from Passive Network and from Inter-Operator-Services

  •    Passive Network

    o   Ducts

    o   Dark fiber

    o   Housing / Rackspace / Street Cabinets

  • Inter-Operator-Services

    o   Wavelength

    o   Datalinks (bandwidth)

    o   Bitstream Access

DI Dr. Igor Brusic Prokurist | Bereichsleiter Strategie & Business Development Niederösterreichische Glasfaserinfrastrukturgesellschaft mbH (nöGIG)

Advanced Business Services

Running the basic services and raising IT business revenues from high fibre bandwidths

  • Internet

  • Telephony

  • Advanced datalinks

  • Security Services

  • Backup, Storage and Replication Services

  • Virtual Servers & Desktops

Bernhard Schuster CEO, Infotech EDV-Systeme GmbH, Austria, IT solutions & fiber network operator

The Fifth Generation – 5G Mobile Networks

  • Introduction to 5G Mobile Networks

  • Timeline – When you can order 5G services

  • Impact of 5G on future FTTH revenues streams: Opportunities and Threats
Gerhard Kafka DataConsult, Germany

Coffee Break


Residental Services

  • Internet

  • Internet WLAN Cloud

  • Telephony

  • TV HF Overlay

  • IPTV Services (Replay TV, Network Recording, VOD)

  • Internet Security Services

  • Cloud Storage

  • Gaming

  • Smart Home & Home Security

  • Smart Metering

  • Revenues impact from 3D, 360degree video, Virtual Reality, Augmented reality

Hans Kühberger Chair World of Applications Committee, FTTH Council Europe

Residentals - Requirements on network termination (CPE)

  • Requirements of future proof Network Termination

  • Providing connectivity for advanced TV services

  • Providing connectivity for smart home applications

  • Providing in-home Wifi connectivity
Kees de Waard Genexis BV, The Netherlands

Showcase Fibre Network

The business model of offering Residential Applications

  • How to generate revenue with Residential Services

  • The role of the network in upselling

  • Presentation of network and available services

  • Analysing the Incoming revenue streams

  • Basic and Advanced Services


About Gagnaveita Reykjavikur

Gagnaveita Reykjavikur builds and runs one of the worlds most advanced and unique True Open Access Fibre Networks. The network is already offering 100% Fibre to the Home (FTTH) connectivity in the City of Reykjavik and will connect every urban home in neighbouring towns by 2018. The network is rapidly increasing its footprint, in order to connect more businesses, government buildings and other organisations. This makes Iceland a great place to launch IoT, Smart Cities and Smart Communities.

Erling Freyr Guðmundsson Gagnaveita Reykjavikur, Iceland

Closing Statement

Understand different models for open access networks and learn about real world experiences in meeting the business case.A wide variety of models are used to deploy FTTH networks around the world. The most ambitious is the open access model where a wholesale operator provides service to any number of retail providers delivering content and services over the wholesale operator’s network. 


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Part 1: Understanding the complexities of wholesale fibre business models

The workshop will start by outlining the different business models that can be used and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Network construction cost estimations for these models are a crucial part of the ROI equation. We will look how automated and optimised network planning solutions improve the accuracy of these estimations.

Benoît Felten CEO, Diffraction Analysis
Marlies Van der Wee Senior Researcher, Ghent University - imec
Jonas Verstuyft Business Development, FiberPlanIT

Part 2: Lessons from the trenches – building & managing open access networks

The workshop will focus on key learnings from building and managing open access networks. Given the large capital investment required to rollout a fibre network it is crucial to do things right from the beginning in terms of network planning, rollout and management.

Tobias Ahl Owner and CEO, Rala AB
Anders Flodin Director of Business Development, Digpro AB
Henrik Thurén VP Product & Strategy, Netadmin Systems

Part 3: Real world case studies

  • Case Study 1: FTTH in Italy – an ever changing landscape

  • Case Study 2: FTTH in Sweden - open access pioneers

  • Case Study 3: FTTH in Australia & New Zealand – the perspective from network construction companies
Raf Meersman CEO, FiberPlanIT
James Wheatley Product Line Manager, GE
Jeroen Goossens Product Manager, FiberPlanIT
Dave Bolsdon Application Engineer, GE
Jörgen Svärdh CEO, Utsikt

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Introduction and welcome

Bernd Hesse  Founder and President NGPON2 Forum

Market update

NGPON2 – moving forward to a converged architecture

The NGPON2 market and how to enable it - a review of the state of the current market and how industry organizations (such as the BBF, FSAN, ITU-T and the NGPON2 Forum) are working to enable the deployment of next generation PON through best practices, testing, certification and streamlined network management.


Market update – Gathering momentum behind NGPON2


NG-PON2 Standards Update

The first amendment to the G.989.2 PMD standard was published in April 2016. This provided new requirements for support of 8 channels and 40km 10G/10G services. Amendment 2 is targeted for consent in June and includes some changes targeted to lowering the cost of TWDM optics. In addition, FSAN has begun work on approaches to increase the peak data rates above 10Gbps.

Rupert Wood Research Director, Analysys Mason
Robert Balsamo Vice President Product Strategy, Calix
Robin Mersh CEO Broadband Forum

Coffee Break


Component market

Component vendors in the passive and optical space will present on the challenges and innovations. The focus is on the requirements from network operators that are driving the standards developments.

Overview of the NGPON2 passive and optical components

This session covers the key technologies and innovation ongoing in the NGPON2 optical ecosystem.

NG-PON2 Components Update

The biggest challenge for NG-PON2 TWDM optics has been costs that are many times higher than GPON optics. Optical vendors have responded to the challenge of making more cost effective TWDM optics with a wide variety of approaches. The challenges of TWDM optics and cost effective solutions will be examined.

Re-architecting Fibre Connectivity layer at NG COs & DCs

Go!Foton will discuss the solution insights toward the transformation of the Fibre connectivity layer in existing COs in support of denser, faster, and more predictable rollout strategies including NGPON2. This presentation will also address integrating optical components together with connectivity solutions.

Next Generation Chips for Next Generation FTTH Networks

As operators all over the world move to upgrade their FTTH network speeds, there is an increasing demand for chip vendors to deliver high-performance, flexible, low-power, and yet cost-effective solutions to the market.  This presentation looks at the new System-on-chip (SoC) offerings from Cortina Access and how these devices are positioned to address the different applications of next generation FTTH networks, including upcoming NG-PON2 deployments

Closing the gap in NG-PON2

Next Generation Passive Optical Networks 2 (NG-PON2) is the current trend for next generation deployment of Passive Optical Networks. NG-PON2 standard offers asymmetric of 10/2.5 Gbps and symmetric 10/10 Gbps solutions for deployment. Aside from the bandwidth upgrade, NG-PON2 comprehends wavelength multiplexing allowing the operators to choose 4-8 wavelengths in the upstream and downstream, being the upstream optics necessarily tunable. Current forecast plan of deployment predicts that NG-PON2 will spark during 2017 in US market with symmetric solution and 4 wavelength plan arising the need for robust cost-effective optoelectronic tunable devices for NG-PON2.

Robert Conger Carrier Strategy, AVP Technology Group, Adtran
Ryan McCowan Product manager Adtran
Farshid Mohammadi Head of Worldwide Sales, GoFoton
António Teixeira Prof PicAdvanced
Robert Balsamo Vice President Product Strategy, Calix
Lup Ng Marketing Director, Cortina Access

Coffee Break


Systems overviews

System vendors will present their individual NG-PON2 solution offerings and capabilities to manage capacities of 40 Gbit/s by exploiting multiple wavelengths at dense wavelength division multiplexing channel spacing and tuneable transceiver technology.

Building Scalable SDN-Controlled NGPON2 Access Systems

In this section, ADTRAN will cover how modern technologies like SDN and NFV are being applied to NGPON2 to deliver highly scalable broadband access systems.

NGPON2 – Convergent Future

NG-PON2 the solution to converging your Business, Mobile and residential fixed access network    into one physical layer architecture, by taking the attributes of SDN and applying them to access networks, a new architectural framework has emerged known as Software Defined Access (SDA)

NGPON2 Technology

This session will cover market and technology trends for the next generation PON. We will discuss drivers for fibre network upgrades, first services and applications that will make use of 10G speeds and give an overview and brief explanation of next generation technologies.

 Operator Energy Saving achievements by using NG-PON2 functionalities

Next-generation passive optical network (PON) has been considered in the past few years as a cost-effective broadband access technology. The continuously increasing bandwidth demands associated with mobile backhaul, content-rich services and the convergence of residential and business access will drive the need for next-generation passive optical networks (NG-PONs) in the long term. With the ever-increasing power saving concern, energy efficiency has been an important issue in its operations. On this presentation, we consider a deployment scenario to assess the energy efficiency of various NG-PON2 solutions, namely symmetric 10/10 Gbit/s and assymetric 10/2.5 Gbit/s. It is addressed several techniques on energy-saving, such as enabling sleep mode, dynamic wavelength assignment, OLT port sleep and tunability. The analysis will take into account the European Code of Conduct on Energy Consumption of Broadband Equipment.

Bernd Hesse Founder and President NGPON2 Forum
Robert Conger  AVP Technology Group, Adtran
Craig Thomas Sr. Director, Field Marketing, International Field Marketing, Calix
Ronald Heron   FTTH Technologies, CTO team - Nokia, NOALU
Claudio Rodrigues System architect, AlticeLab

Coffee Break


Operator overview

Leading operators discuss their reasons for choosing NG-PON2 as their next step in FTTx PON deployment. Learn about NG-PON2’s match to support their bandwidth-intensive applications of today and tomorrow.

Integration of NGPON2 into the Verizon Network

This talk summarizes Verizon’s thoughts for integrating NGPON2 into the Verizon Network and some of the other architectural decisions Verizon is making to help reduce overall complexity and improve on performance as we strive to support increased throughput for both residential and business services.

Terastream, NGPON2 & Next Generation Fibre Access in a 5G world

The Terastream architecture is Deutsche Telekom’s answer to a Next Generation optical transport network providing ultra scalable bandwidth, a high degree of simplicity as well as being very economical at higher end-user and access bandwidth demands. It will be discussed how the Terastream can support the mobile-fixed converged world of 5G as well as the bandwidth demands expected with 5G in the Access part (e.g., NGPON2) of the converged Telco network. Further the Economics of Terastream will be discussed in terms of end-user and access demand compared to more conventional architectures.

Impact of Gigabit services on PON technologies

Gigabit services are becoming a reality and this has a big impact on PON technologies to be deployed. In fact current GPON technology can support Gigabit services to an high percentage of customers if and only if the activity factor is very low. Low activity factor can be assumed for residential as they don’t need such a capacity all the time, but this is not true in case of business customers and mobile backhauling. For such applications GPON becomes a bottleneck. Two upgrading steps are possible: reducing the splitting ratio or upgrading the network to NG-PON2. We will show that is more economically convenient to upgrade the network to NG-PON2.

Benoît Felten CEO of Diffraction Analysis
Dr. Vincent O’Byrne Director of Technology, Verizon
Dr. Kim K Larsen SVP Technology Economics & Transformation (TET) & TAI Technology Architecture & Innovation (TAI) Group Technology, DT Germany
Bruno Cornaglia System architect, Vodafone

Achieving a global High Broadband Access Coverage and Take Up for the country: the French Model.

This workshop aims at presenting a large overview and the many aspects of the present dynamics supporting the next generation access network infrastructure currently rolled out in France.
This program is based on 3 pilar principles:
1. a mix of private and public initiatives where the French State is an active driving force,
2. a shared common objective to reach a maximum coverage of the territory,
3. a target model : an FTTH architecture.

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Part 1: The framework for FTTH in France


Introduction by: Alain Meller, French Group Coordinator, FTTH Council Europe


Roundtable 1: Presentation of the French High Broadband program, political agenda, regulation principles, coping with the digital divide.

  • During this workshop we will present the overall organization that has been implemented in France under the management of the Agence du Numérique & Plan France Très Haut Débit, taking into account private Networks and Public Networks (RIP = Réseau d’Initiative Publique) but also dense and rural areas.

  • Retained principles for fibre regulation. Position compared to European peers.

  • Local Authorities role in the program.

  • Challenges to make it happen for local communities in the current state of approval of French and European programs


Roundtable 2: Funding and legal arrangements

  • Public and private funding: a general overview.

  • Public and private funding: investment funds position.

  • The different legal arrangements for public-private initiatives.
Joël Mau Board Member FTTH Council Europe
Ghislain Heude High Broadband Program Director at Mission Très Haut Débit.
Guillaume Mellier Director at ARCEP (French Regulator)
Patrick Vuitton Director of AVICCA (Association of Local Authorities for High Broadband connectivity)
Jean-Luc Sallaberry Digital Program Manager at FNCCR (Federation of Public Utilities)
Gaël Serandour  Digital Infrastructure Manager at Caisse des Dépôts
Stéphane Calas  Cube Infrastructure Fund Managing Director
Martin Tissier  Lawyer at BOT Associates
Alain Meller French Group Coordinator, FTTH Council Europe

Coffee Break


Part 2: How to implement long term reliable FTTH networks?

Roundtable 1: Involvement of the industry sector and local authorities

  • How to implement the right FTTH solutions in Public networks

  • FFT represents most of the private operators in France. The Federation will present the main actions carried out by the operators to develop FTTH networks, how the main obstacles have been overpassed to build reliable and interoperable networks and an update on the latest deployments in France.

  • FIRIP is the professional organization representing manufacturers & providers of equipments and services for the telecom sectors.  The involvement and challenges faced by industry players will be exposed and debated.


Roundtable 2: Networks sustainability, quality, training

  • Fibre is a large organization involving: Operators, contractors, manufacturers, training centers. This workshop will present the main actions carried out by Objectif Fibre for achieving FTTH networks standardization and quality for the 30 to 50 years ahead.

  • Return of experience on technical issues for FTTH network deployments in France. Since many years, the CREDO (French Professional Association) is gathering a comprehensive database outlining technical issues experienced in current FTTH access network deployment.  Potential impacts on the long term behavior of FTTH infrastructures and recommendations to be considered by decision makers will be presented.

  • How to train contractors and installers to get high quality FTTH networks. Actions carried out by Objectif Fibre to ensure the quality of the training of the teams working on the implementation of these networks will be presented.

Jean-Pierre Bonicel President of Objectif Fibre
Pierre Oisel Managing Director for Standards, Technics and Tools, Agence du Numérique
Michel Combot Managing Director at Fédération Française des Télécoms
Etienne Dugas President of FIRIP
Didier Cazes Objectif Fibre Working Group Manager
Michel Triboulet CTO of CREDO association
Séverine Delavernhe Objectif Fibre Working Group Manager

Part 3: Experiences on the implementation of the FTTH.

Current Status and Examples of projects

  • Current status, assistance to local authorities, positive trends, points of attention.

  • In two of the most populated north of France departments, the currently largest RIP (Réseau d’Initiative Publique) project has been launched. The project will be presented.

  • The Oise territory is one of the most advanced roll-out of FTTH in a rural area to date. Presentation of the project, status and ramp-up will be presented.

  • The PACA (Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur) High Broadband Project: being in Marseille, the local project for FTTH networks will be presented.

Conclusion and vision - What’s next

Metamorphosis of Digital Networks, current evolutions and future trends.

Arnaud Parizet Chief Relationship Manager for Local Authorities Broadband Initiatives at ACOME
Richard Toper CEO SETICS
Arnaud Roussille Axione, Nord Pas-de-Calais Project Director
Jérôme Bascher President of Syndicat Mixte OISE THD
Adrien Dunais CTO of PACA THD
Francis Jutand Deputy Executive Director at Institut Mines-Télécom


Service providers active in low density or rural areas are very often new entrants in the market and face very specific challenges. The workshop will provide perspectives on critical business areas these new Service Providers must consider when bringing their access networks to market. We will articulate the discussion as follow: 

• Network planning: Considerations around the specific needs of rural roll out in term of Network planning and how software solution can address these challenges

 • Passive Infrastructure: Considerations around building and operating the passive infrastructure of the network and strategies to minimize the costs and risks of design and deployment

• Active Infrastructure: Considerations around building and operating the active infrastructure of the network and the impact various related choices

• Service delivery: Consideration around how and by whom services are delivered to customers, including methods to ensure a high-quality and consistent customer experience throughout delivery

• Financing: The growing importance of public and private monies in financing these new entrants and the perspective of lenders on credit and operational risks when pricing and providing such facilities 

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Vincent Garnier EMEA Marketing manager Commscope

Active Infrastructure

  • Where are we with fiber today?

  • Economical considerations differ in rural area's

  • Which technology to choose?

  • Examples
Vincent Garnier EMEA Marketing manager Commscope
Erik Festraet Nokia

Passive Infrastructure

  • Network topology options

  • Solutions to increase roll out speed

  • Solutions to simplify and “de-skill” fiber installation

  • Minimizing total cost of ownership

  • Convergence of fiber networks in low density areas
Vincent Garnier EMEA Marketing manager Commscope
Erick Gronvall Commscope

Network Planning

  • The cost to connect everybody in rural environment with FTTH

  • Impact of different cable deployment options on total cost

  • How to save more costs in rollout by optimizing the architecture of the network

  • Analyzing the importance of adoption/pre-engagement of the customers to connect to the network 
Vincent Garnier EMEA Marketing manager Commscope
Raf Meersman Comsof

Coffee Break


Service Delivery

  • Practical implementation of three layer open access network

  • Experiences in tendering the rental contract for active operators (layer 2)

  • Successful approach to ensure the cooperation of the active operator

  • Experiences on working with different active operators in different regions – including different product portfolios

  • How to ensure high quality product portfolios in an open access network
Vincent Garnier
Hartwig Tauber CEO at Niederösterreichische Glasfaser-infrastrukturgesellschaft GmbH (nöGIG)


  • Overview: Different approaches of Financing FTTH

  • The ring-fenced Project Finance scheme for FTTH

  • Risk Assessment of Financing of FTTH in networks of lower density

  • Key factors for a successful Project Financing in rural areas

  • Case Study
Vincent Garnier
Steffen Leiwesmeier HSH Nordbank AG

Panel Q&A

Vincent Garnier EMEA Marketing manager Commscope

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Connecting premises

Since more than 10 years, the French government has decided to deploy Broadband throughout the French territory with the help of the telecom operators. At the end of 2016, 2 millions of subscribers will be connected to fibre.

Optical distribution networks are being deployed. Municipalities and Infrastructure Operators will make revenues and start investments returns only if premises are physically connected to the network and have subscribe to a service provider.

Operators have to face different difficulties due to regional , national topologies (high and low density areas) and dwelling unit types (individual houses/ buildings).

The workshop intends to present  different actor’s point of view on the French market.

Equipment manufacturers, Optic Fiber High bitrate Services Provider and Consulting firms will expose their own problematic and share the challenges they have to take on.

During this 2 hours session, a large timeslot will be kept for questions and start discussion.

Christophe Bouchet International Key Account Manager in Telecom, Data & Infrastructure BU of ACOME
Jean-Claude Da Rocha Directeur Marketing ACOME
Vincent Baldacchino Study director in the Digital Territory BU, IDATE
Mathias HAUTEFORT Chairman and CEO of VITIS

Fibre based networks provide opportunities for operators to increase their revenue potential with commercial premises (like hotels, airports, universities, etc.). Legacy copper-based LANs, currently vastly used for the enterprise segment, have difficulties to support some of the challenges businesses are facing today. The ubiquitous use of IT applications with the demand for high bandwidth applications, video-conferencing, Wifi usage, cloud applications, etc… drives new types of flexible LAN solutions. Passive Optical LAN (POL) based on fibre infrastructure outperforms traditional copper-based LAN in many application areas and can provide high speed, futureproof, secure and cost effective solutions. Join this session to hear how POL can help operators to extend their service offering to commercial premises.

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Cemil Cantürk Sr Marketing Manager Passive Optical LAN Nokia
Benoît Felten CEO Diffraction Analyst

Passive Optical LAN network

Cemil Cantürk Sr Marketing Manager Passive Optical LAN Nokia

Structured fibre optic cabling system

Cemil Cantürk Sr Marketing Manager Passive Optical LAN Nokia
Lars Zuellig Product Manager Reichle & De-Massari AG

Coffee Break


Build Passive Optical with confidence

Cemil Cantürk Sr Marketing Manager Passive Optical LAN Nokia
Jimmy Gagnon Product Line Manager EXFO

Smart building infrastructure

Cemil Cantürk Sr Marketing Manager Passive Optical LAN Nokia
Martin Laune Fibre Program Manager Orange Business Services


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NEXT PON Generation in a Coexisting Virtualised Environment
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A checklist for Sustainable FTTH networks & Closing the Skills Gap of Fibre Deployment
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« Governmental Day » Workshop
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Business services and Residential services
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Open access FTTH networks - impact of network planning on creating and realizing the business case
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NG-PON2 technology advantages and readiness to be used in the deployment of next generation access networks
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FTTH in France
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Connecting premises
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