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Oct 23
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13:05 - 14:05

Lunch & Exhibition Visit

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09:00 - 13:00 240 mins
Broadband Forum Executive Meeting - Limited Availability. Contact for more info
Forging the new Broadband network – Open Standards and Open Source

An exclusive executive workshop that will review the developments in broadband networks and services over the last three years, and will look to develop a plan that brings open standards and the agility of ‘open source’ software together.

We will look at the changing business climate, the requirements of the operators, the promise of programmable networks, developing the new functionality and the process for migrating from the existing broadband network to the new one.

The workshop will have keynote addresses, followed by panels, on the four big issues in broadband:

  • Managing the Smart home
  • Making Wi-Fi carrier class
  • Software defined access
  • 5G and fixed mobile convergence

The majority of the sessions will be the panel discussions, with Q&A’s involving operators, vendors and software developers. The discussion is intended to be open and candid so that we can address the issues clearly and directly.

The session will incldue speakers from DT, Telecom Italia, Orange/Soft at Home, Arris, Nokia, Huawei, Juniper  Networks and Prpl Foundation.

If you would like an invitation to this event please email:

09:00 - 13:00 240 mins
Network Slicing World Summit
Network Slicing World Summit

You can view the full Network Slicing World Summit Agenda here:



08.30 Registration


09:00 Knect365/Chair opening

Stephane Teral, IHS Markit


09.20 Keynote Panel: The Operator Challenge – The Global Picture

Patrick Lopez, VP Networks Innovation, Telefonica

Moinul Islam, Senior Management - Big Data, AI, & ML, Bell

10.00 Keynote: Gaming the Networks – How to keep your demanding Customers Happy

10.20 – Network & Tea break


Standards, Technical Challenges and Use Cases

11.00 Fireside Chat: Progress on Network Slicing Standards

Frank Mademann, Chariman 3GPP SA2, 3GPP

Michele Zarri, Technical Director, GSMA

Joan Triay, Technical Director, ETSI ISG NFV

11.40 NTT DOCOMO – 4G – 5G Slicing – The Technical Differences

Srisakul Thakolsri, Manager, DOCOMO Euro-Labs

12.00 Network Slicing for Transport Backbone Network

Kenji Kumaki, Chief Architect and Deputy General Manager of IP Network Department, KDDI

12.20 Use case in the Transport Backbone



12.40 Network Slicing in V2X

Alexandros Kaloxylos, Assistant Professor, University of the Peloponnese 


13.00 TIP: Creating an Ecosystem for End to End Network Slicing

Andy Corston-Petrie, End-to-End Network Slicing Co-Chair, TIP


13.20 Fireside Chat: Security through Separation – How do we achieve this?

Maura Turolla, Director of Trusted Digital Life Innovation & Development, Telecom Italia

Alexandros Kaloxylos, Assistant Professor Dept. of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of the Pelopponese

Mimi Tam, Senior Member, IEEE


13.40 Close on Tech: Chair’s Wrap up with Q&A


13.45-14.45 60 Minutes, 60 Slices (of Pizza… Lunch break)


Continuing the Business Case

14.45 Chair’s Intro to the Business Case


14.55 PANEL: The Vertical View – Are Operators providing what the Verticals expect and need?

Moderator: Simon Fletcher, CTO, Real Wireless

Mark Roddy, Senior Researcher, Cork Institute of Technology

15.25 “The Thin Edge of the Wedge” - Unpacking the Business Drivers for Network Slicing

Mika Skarp, Founder & CTO, Cloudstreet


15.45 Campus Networks enabled by Network Slicing in Industry 4.0

Nico Bayer, Senior Project Manager, Deutsche Telekom, Chairman of NEST, GSMA


16.05 - 35 Min Network & Tea break

16.40 A Matter of Spectrum: A regulator View

Mansoor Hanif, CTO, Ofcom


17.00 PANEL: Commercializing the Run up – is it worth investing in 4G Network Slicing before we jump to 5G?

Moderator: Prof. Thomas Magedanz, Director NGNI Software-based Networks, Fraunhofer FOKUS

Nico Bayer, Senior Project Manager, Deutsche Telekom, Chairman of NEST, GSMA

Maria Cuevas, Head of Mobile Core Networks Research, BT

Shahryar Khan, Head of Automation & Systems, Transport Networks, GSO at Telia


Closing Thoughts


Effecting the Transition: What needs to mature before we can get to 5G Network Slicing?


Analyst Perspective – What will we see in the next year?

Sue Rudd, Director Service Provider Analysis, Strategy Analytics

You can view the full Network Slicing World Summit Agenda here:

09:30 - 09:40 10 mins
EU Update - Governmental Workshop - Open to all Delegates
Introduction and welcome from the chairperson

Updates on broadband policy, work of the BCOs, investment funds and more in a workshop focussed on the information needs of European operators. Agenda and more details coming soon!

09:40 - 10:15 35 mins
EU Update - Governmental Workshop - Open to all Delegates
European commission policy update on broadband development in Europe
  • Robert Henkel - Senior Policy Officer, DG Connect, European Commission

inc gigabit strategy, 5G, CEBF, CEF2 & WiFi4EU

10:15 - 10:45 30 mins
EU Update - Governmental Workshop - Open to all Delegates
Update on BCO Network in Europe, One Year On
  • Jan Droge - Director, Broadband Competence Offices Support Facility
10:45 - 11:15 30 mins
EU Update - Governmental Workshop - Open to all Delegates
Funding Next Gen Networks in Europe

Updates on funding models and options for operators in Europe

11:15 - 11:45 30 mins
EU Update - Governmental Workshop - Open to all Delegates
Digital Champions Closing the Digital Divide
  • Akos Bona - Member Board of Directors, Digital Champion of Hungary, Digital Future Foundation
11:45 - 12:05 20 mins
EU Update - Governmental Workshop - Open to all Delegates
Expanding Connectivity in Rural Europe
12:05 - 12:30 25 mins
EU Update - Governmental Workshop - Open to all Delegates
Interactive Session with Live Polling
13:05 - 14:05 60 mins
Lunch & Exhibition Visit
14:05 - 14:15 10 mins
Welcome and Introduction from the Chairperson
14:15 - 14:35 20 mins
The role of 5G in the Gigabit society
  • Cayetano Carbajo Martín - CTO, Telefónica Deutschland

5G is a significant step forward in technology that represents a new opportunity of delivering services and enhanced connectivity to our customers. Fixed wireless access and industrial applications will be contribution to Gigabit society that will be analysed in the keynote.

14:35 - 14:55 20 mins
Simple AO:The Road of Access Office Re-Architecture
  • Shi Wenjun - Marketing Director of FM Product Line, ZTE

New services/scenarios are booming, the access office re-architecture is a trend. ZTE’s opinions on the access office re-architecture:

1. The reasonable location of 5G DU deployment is in the access office, the existing FTTH infrastructure can be reused when FMC. WDM-PON is a good choice.

2. Light Cloud provides a better solution for high QoE sensitive services.

3. Access CDN helps decrease bottleneck of the uplink resources and optimize IPTV/OTT QoE.

4. High-integrated PNF and light cloud NFVI is the road for the convergence in the access office.

ZTE provides total solutions for the access office re-architecture.

14:35 - 14:55 20 mins
Broadband World News - Free Content
Keynote: The start of our Journey: A Comprehensive overview
  • Speaker Saad Muzaffar Waraich - CTIO, PTCL
14:35 - 14:45 10 mins
Gigabit Innovation - Free Content
Chair's Welcome
14:45 - 15:05 20 mins
Gigabit Innovation - Free Content
Broadband Strategies: Beyond 2025
  • Akos Bona - Member Board of Directors, Digital Champion of Hungary, Digital Future Foundation

- Why do we need progress in EU Broadband Policy? Are we ahead or behind the US or Asia?

- Is 5G really at our front door? EU Frequency Auctions roadmap?

- Gigabit Society in Europe?

- Natural Technology and Cultural Evolution or Secret Strategy to get everyone connected?

- Is education keeping pace with the changes?

14:55 - 15:15 20 mins
Delivering Bandwidth to the Masses
  • Kate McKenzie - CEO, Chorus

- Strategies for network deployment in areas with reduced infrastructure
- City vs rural build
- How do you deliver enough bandwidth for everyone in an economically and timely manner?
- Fixed wireless, coax and bonding strategies
- Is fibre the key enabler for high-speed low-latency services in the gigabit society?
- Is there more to come from copper?
- Superfast, ultrafast – who needs what, where?

14:55 - 15:55 60 mins
Broadband World News - Free Content
Panel: Increasing the network competitive fitness: Automation and AI for network (Nokia)
15:05 - 15:25 20 mins
Gigabit Innovation - Free Content
Smart Cities and Enterprise: Laying the foundations for truly Smart Cities
15:15 - 15:35 20 mins
Performance for the Modern Network

Keynote presentation from Qualcomm

15:25 - 15:55 30 mins
Gigabit Innovation - Free Content
Creating Buy in for Smart Cities
  • Frans Vermast - Strategy Advisor and International Smart City Ambassador, Amsterdam Smart City
15:35 - 16:05 30 mins
Security 2020: Protecting the Gigabit Society
  • Moderator Ronan Kelly - President, FTTH Council
  • Mikko Hypponen - Chief Research Officer, F-Secure Corporation
  • Gil Rosen - Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer, Bezeq
  • Thomas Kallstenius - Program Director Security and Privacy, imec
  • Marcio Avillez - SVP of Business Development, Cujo AI

- - Ensuring your security strategy is aligned with technology and business strategy

- - Protect the network, protect the data, protect the end user

- - With so many more touch points, networks are increasingly hard to protect. How do you ensure all the holes are plugged?

15:55 - 16:15 20 mins
Broadband World News - Free Content
Staying ahead of the curve for 5G: Edge computing and network virtualisation
  • Gabriele Ubertini - Head of Research and Engineering, Sky Italia
  • Importance of understanding edge when approaching new architectures that are more software based
  • Tying in standardisation as a key approach
15:55 - 16:45 50 mins
Gigabit Innovation - Free Content
Panel: Gigabit Speeds for Enterprise - Utter Transformation?
16:05 - 16:50 45 mins
Networking Break and Exhibition Visit
16:15 - 16:35 20 mins
Broadband World News - Free Content
How effective is network virtualisation in optimising Telco’s with their ROI?
  • Have NFV objectives helped increase top-line revenues and result in an optimised vendor pool for choice and reduce operational costs?
  • The importance of analysing performance and Integration
  • Challenges in measuring ROI in relation to virtualising the network
16:35 - 16:55 20 mins
Broadband World News - Free Content
Automation: Driving SDN adoption
  • Dae Boong - Senior Manager IPTV and Broadband R&D, SK Telekom
  • Driving multi-cloud access, 5G and IoT networks
  • The effect upon telecom operators
  • The effect upon private and enterprise customer
16:45 - 17:05 20 mins
Gigabit Innovation - Free Content
Neutral Networks - a viable alternative for enterprise?
16:50 - 17:05 15 mins
The Gigabit Society… How far have we come and how far do we have to go?
  • Mike Lee - Vice President, Global Business Development Department, Korea Telecom

- An analysis of progress made towards the gigabit society across the globe
- Has the DSM vision accelerated progress in Europe compared to other geographies?
- There is no one size fits all approach to the gigabit society
- What are the barriers to progress? What is the end goal?

16:55 - 17:15 20 mins
Broadband World News - Free Content
Next Generation networks and VOD services
  • Carlos Tibi - CEO, icflix
17:05 - 17:25 20 mins
Broaden the Future of Broadband
  • Massimiliano Salsi - Senior Technical Director, FiberHome

Keynote from FiberHome

17:25 - 17:45 20 mins
Who needs a Gigabit anyway? A look at Ultrafast Drivers
  • Craig Fenton - Director, Strategy & Operations, Google

- What is driving demand for the Gigabit society?
- Is gigabit becoming easier to monetise?
- Technology vs. end user demand
- Translating customer demand into bandwidth demand.

17:45 - 18:05 20 mins
Gigabit Broadband and How It Will Change Entertainment, Education, and the Way We Work
  • Alois Eder - Head of Product Marketing for Gateways, Intel

Gigabit broadband service will come along with new technologies like VR/AR, Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, and telepresence enabling completely new user experiences. 

In this session, thought leaders from Intel will provide an early look at emerging usage models and how broadband networks, home networks and operator service offerings will evolve to enable them.

18:05 - 18:35 30 mins
The fibre revolution – the truth behind the hype…
  • Tony Brown - Public Affairs Manager – Corporate, nbn
  • Roland Montagne - Principal Analyst, Director Market Development, iDATE

New report from French research company IDATE highlights how operators from around the world are taking a variety of approaches to delivering next-generation broadband and the advantages and challenges that these different approaches bring. Whilst popular opinion may hold that ‘the world is going to fibre’ the realities are somewhat different.

18:35 - 19:35 60 mins
Deutsche Telekom Oktoberfest Bar Happy Hour

Our host operator partner Deutsche Telekom hosts a drinks reception at the end of each conference day. Free beers and pretzels for all!