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Oct 16
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10:25 - 11:10

Morning Refreshment Break & Exhibition Visit

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12:50 - 14:15

Networking Lunch

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16:00 - 16:20

Afternoon Refreshment Break & Exhibition Visit

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19:20 - 23:20

Broadband World Forum Awards 2019

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07:00 - 09:00 120 mins
Registration
09:00 - 09:15 15 mins
Keynotes
Chair's Intro: Setting The Scene
  • Julie Kunstler - Principal Analyst, OVUM
09:15 - 09:35 20 mins
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Keynotes
Speed vs. Service – Building Intelligent Networks Designed by Customer Need
  • Is it still all about speed? It’s time to think about quality…
  • Maximising the potential of all assets & taking full advantage of optimisation technologies to create robust, flexible networks
  • How can converged intelligent networks benefit both operators and customers?
  • Designing multi-medium networks that can anticipate long term capacity requirements for high bandwidth
  • Is virtualisation changing our understanding of access networks?
09:35 - 09:55 20 mins
Keynotes
Nokia Keynote
  • Sandra Motley - President of Fixed Networks, Nokia
09:55 - 10:25 30 mins
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Keynotes
Panel Discussion: Spotlight On...Cable Operators
  • Panellist Eric Schaefer - Senior Vice President and General Manager, Broadband, Communications and Digital Security, Comcast
  • The evolution of cable operators in the connectivity ecosystem – the shift from TV to 5G
  • Is smart home monetisation essential to tackle declines from TV? How can cable operators take advantage of their existing presence in the home
  • Should cable operators upgrade to DOCSIS3.1 or move to become FTTH players in their own right? Is the migration from Docsis3.0 to 3.1 worth the trouble – is PON a better option?
  • Customer perception – can cable operators get left behind if they can’t boast fibre assets?
  • Strategy and technology for gigabit cable
10:25 - 11:10 45 mins
Morning Refreshment Break & Exhibition Visit
11:10 - 11:30 20 mins
Keynotes
Enabling Industry Innovation through Connectivity
  • Maria Lensing - VP, Global Healthcare, AT&T
11:30 - 11:50 20 mins
Keynotes
Building a network to 7.69Mkm² - what does it mean to society and how can we quantify its value?
  • Stephen Ewe - CEO, NBN Co
11:50 - 12:10 20 mins
Keynotes
Casa Systems Keynote
12:10 - 12:50 40 mins
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Keynotes
Panel Discussion: Regulating Faster Speeds
  • Mansoor Hanif - Chief Technology Officer, OFCOM
  • Martin Cichy - President & Vice-Chair, Office of Electronic Communications Poland & BEREC
  • Global regulators join a discussion on their role in delivering the gigabit society
  • How do regulators look after the best interest of end users?
  • How does regulation impact both public and private investment?
  • Regulators setting the landscape for investment and return
  • Challenges for regulators – keeping pace with technology and policy
  • Avoiding politicisation of regulation
  • Views on net neutrality and how it will change the internet landscape in the USA & Europe
  • Ensuring the right framework to drive the gigabit society
12:50 - 14:15 85 mins
Networking Lunch
14:15 - 14:20 5 mins
Next-Generation Networks - The Future Of Fixed
Chair's Opening Remarks
14:15 - 14:20 5 mins
Fixed Wireless Access, 5G & Mobile Broadband
Chair's Opening Remarks
  • Rupert Wood - Research Director, Analysys Mason
14:15 - 14:20 5 mins
Virtual, Intelligent Networks
Chair's Opening Remarks
14:15 - 14:20 5 mins
Connected Life
Chair's Opening Remarks
14:20 - 14:50 30 mins
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Next-Generation Networks - The Future Of Fixed
Taking Stock I The broadband roadmap in driving the network of the future?
  • Alzbeta Fellenbaum - Principal Analyst & Manager - Research & Analysis, Service Providers & Platforms, IHS Markit
  • New business models – moving between a network and applicated based approach
  • Reducing the disconnect and fragmentation in the network ecosystem
  • ROI deployment – maximising business & network value
  • Build vs buy – what is the design approach?
  • How is the industry establishing the baseline and benchmarks of which to measure performance?
14:20 - 14:40 20 mins
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Fixed Wireless Access, 5G & Mobile Broadband
FWA – The Enabler I The stepping stone for full 5G mobility
  • Learning from the past – why did 4F FWA fail?
  • What are the optimum deployment conditions to ensure a full spectrum 5G connection
  • Is the FWA & 5G connection always a net positive for the business?
  • Can you offer the right level of service – data speeds and latency?
  • How are operators and customers measuring the success of these connections

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14:20 - 14:40 20 mins
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Virtual, Intelligent Networks
“Zero Touch Connectivity” – Deutsche Telekom’s view on customer experience of the future using AI and other innovative enablers

Result of customer studies on desired connectivity user experience. Intelligent app-based Connectivity Management solution by Deutsche Telekom today. Driving the industry towards an app-less approach – not only for smart phones – while ensuring interoperability via standardization. Innovative enablers such as AI-based network steering and Multi-connectivity. Demo of prototype.

14:20 - 14:40 20 mins
Connected Life
Partner Presentation: F-Secure
14:40 - 15:00 20 mins
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Fixed Wireless Access, 5G & Mobile Broadband
Live Interview: Use Case I 5G in action
  • Takehiro Nakamura - VP - 5G R&D, NTT Docomo
  • Customer perspective – what are the needs?
  • Outlining the deployment plan for the roll out
  • What kind of penetration rates and connections is the network observing?
  • How is the network measuring success?
  • Strategic steps to improve latency, speed and overall network performance
14:40 - 15:00 20 mins
Virtual, Intelligent Networks
Partner Presentation
14:40 - 15:00 20 mins
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Connected Life
The Universal Service Provider - Why Operators Should Connect Everything, to Everything Else, Everywhere

In-depth study of a Universal Service Provider Business Case. Why do Operators need to go beyond Connectivity in the Home? Key Challenges in creating a balanced ARPU improving Portfolio for the Connected Home.

14:50 - 15:05 15 mins
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Next-Generation Networks - The Future Of Fixed
Partner Presentation

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15:00 - 15:20 20 mins
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Fixed Wireless Access, 5G & Mobile Broadband
Partner Presentation

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15:00 - 15:20 20 mins
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Virtual, Intelligent Networks
Identifying Quality - using real-time assurance to deliver QoS to the customer & revenue for the telco

Service Monitoring solutions have been getting ever more ambitious, from 10 minute, 5 minute polling, the goal is now for seamless Real-Time overviews of the network & the creation of Digital Twins. But how close to reality do they come? If they do provide real to the minute insight, are Telco’s yet in a position to action this and drive improvements for Customer Quality of Service? How can operators take this increased insight into the Network to really drive improved Customer Experience?

15:00 - 15:20 20 mins
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Connected Life
Fireside Chat: Ensure the Performance, Assure the ARPU – Improving in-home connectivity QoS to reduce churn and boost profits
  • David Viret-Lange - CEO, SoftAtHome

Consumers are increasingly using Speedtest checks to check-on their Operator. Why do Operators need to improve the visibility of these metrics to increase Consumer trust, and Consumer buy-in?

15:05 - 15:45 40 mins
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Next-Generation Networks - The Future Of Fixed
Panel Discussion: Technology Landing Points I Transforming networks of the future through new technology
  • Panellist Michael Soileau - Vice President - Syndication & Competitive Strategy, Comcast
  • Panellist Matteo Gatta - Technology, Strategy & Innovation Director, Proximus
  • Ray Owen - CTO, NBN Australia
  • What are the revolutionary technologies modernizing networks to meet customer needs?
  • Are new technologies and their applications making a fundamental difference in lowering network failure rates?
  • Transforming legacy infrastructure vs building new network architecture
  • Building cognitive enterprise and network intelligence into the network
  • B2C vs B2B – considerations in the differing end user needs on technology application
15:20 - 16:00 40 mins
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Fixed Wireless Access, 5G & Mobile Broadband
Panel Discussion: Fixed Wireless Access I Network developments and customer service
  • Panellist Branimir Marić - CTIO, T-Mobile Czech Republic & Slovak Telekom
  • Panellist Boris Dragovic - Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer, Hyperoptic
  • Panellist Tiago Rodrigues - General Manager, Wireless Broadband Alliance
  • Panellist John Cioffi - CEO & Chairman, Board of Directors, Assia
  • Locating the biggest sources of investment – what is this saying about FWA uptake and deployment?
  • Which technologies are enabling a better quality fixed wireless access connection?
  • How will operators balance demands from FWA with meeting customer needs?
  • Coupling FWA with 5G – where are the real synergies?
  • Are you able to remain flexible and dynamic to market changes?
15:20 - 16:00 40 mins
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Virtual, Intelligent Networks
Panel Discussion: ROI – In the age of Open Networking – Using Open Source to drive forward Intelligence in your Network and in your Workforce

Open Source has been billed as making Network R&D and Softwarization cheaper, by breaking vendor lock-in, and quicker to standardise. Has that been so? Alternatively, if Open Source has not delivered necessarily cheaper networks, could it instead provide something far more valuable – a way to engage top developer talent in the great transition from Physical to Virtual Networks. Following on from April’s announced MOU between the Linux Foundation & ETSI how are Standards and OS bodies continuing to converge? Finally – with an explosion of Open Source initiatives, most recently in Edge Computing, is there likely to be a series of group consolidations in the near future?

15:20 - 16:00 40 mins
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Connected Life
Panel Discussion: The Eco-systems of Connected Life – How Telco’s can derive the most benefit from different partnerships
  • Moderator Jon Watts - Managing Partner and Co-Founder, MTM
  • Panelist Archana Anand - Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 Global

Though some may still try Connected Life is unlikely to be provided by Sole Entities. The fastest way to a solid commercial offering will be through partnerships, but do you prioritise:

  • Tech – wi-fi 6, 5G, MESH solutions
  • Content Partnerships – OTT Video, Gaming Services

Which areas of the eco-system are fully developed, which still need room to grow?

15:45 - 16:00 15 mins
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Next-Generation Networks - The Future Of Fixed
Partner Presentation

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16:00 - 16:20 20 mins
Afternoon Refreshment Break & Exhibition Visit
16:20 - 16:50 30 mins
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Next-Generation Networks - The Future Of Fixed
Panel Discussion: Pure, Mixed Or Hybrid? I To compete or to complement?
  • Moderator Livia Rosu - Chair of Marketing, GiGaWIRE Alliance
  • Panellist Oliver Lamparter - Senior Product Manager, Swisscom
  • Panellist Ovi Biris - Director - Fiber Network Design & Deployment, TING
  • Panellist Ove Alm - Head of Telia Infra & Strategy Advisor - Network Transformation, Telia Sverige
  • Panellist Andrew van der Haar - Managing Director, Fiber Carrier Association

In this discussion, we look at some of the successes and pain points of convergence strategies to upgrade legacy networks and drive cost efficiency with a focus on:

  • Upgrading copper networks
  • Copper switch off – replacing the bronze with the fibre
  • Integration a fibre-copper network
  • Considerations for cable operators
  • What does this mean for the business of networks – maintaining dual services networks whilst remaining competitive
16:20 - 17:20 60 mins
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Fixed Wireless Access, 5G & Mobile Broadband
Quickfire Showcase: Round The 5G World I Market overview of crucial 5G developments
  • Presenter Allan Nurkan - Head of Carrier, Benelux, China Telecom
  • Presenter Mohamed Sameh - Chief Digital Officer, Telecom Egypt
  • Presenter Leo Lundy - Chief Technology Officer, Imagine Communications
  • Presenter Imran Malik - Senior Director - Enterprise Fixed Business, du

In these short fire sessions, we address some of the key global 5G regions and find out what stages these developments are at, and what are the key focus areas are going forward in the short, mid and long term. 

  • Europe
  • North America
  • APAC
  • MENA & Africa
  • LATAM
16:20 - 16:40 20 mins
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Virtual, Intelligent Networks
5G-VINNI: Developing Intelligent Service Creation for 5G Verticals
  • Kashif Mahmood, - Senior Research Scientist, Telenor

Deployments are beginning to step-up leading to commercial deployments like SD-WAN Enterprise and Transport Connectivity. What use cases are Operators seeing most traction on, and some benefits like reduced service creation time-to-market seeing the Telco needle tracking up?

16:20 - 16:50 30 mins
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Connected Life
Content is King: An OTT Partnership Case Study

Partnership with some OTT’s can be seen as partnering with the devil. The OTT market is already fairly crowded, with little room to cut a new niche, with many new services copies of each other. Yet OTT’s can provide much needed boosts in Consumer loyalty, and the retention or addition of revenue streams. Operator + OTT Case Study on how the partnership can work, and reflections on how to drive increased benefit.

16:40 - 17:00 20 mins
Virtual, Intelligent Networks
Partner Presentation
16:50 - 17:05 15 mins
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Next-Generation Networks - The Future Of Fixed
Use Case I Applying G.Fast technology in an age of fibre integrations
  • Tom Starr - Lead Member of Technical Staff, AT&T
  • What is the business and network need to integrate G.Fast technology?
  • Considering the impact of G.Fast on different types of equipment deployment
  • Assessing the impact of G.Fast technology on FTTH – what are the opportunities?
  • Future opportunities with G.Fast technology
16:50 - 17:10 20 mins
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Connected Life
Smart Assistants – Compete, Collaborate, or Compare?

Another route to dominion in the home is through Smart Assistants. However, should Telcos compete with the well know Amazon Alexa and Google Nest? Should they tie their colours to one or another and partner with an already established player? Or should they seek to be a neutral party and instead offer a range of models to suite the Consumer’s tastes and needs.

17:00 - 17:30 30 mins
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Virtual, Intelligent Networks
Joint Operator Vendor Q&A – Virtually Secure – how do we keep on top of Network Security in increasingly complex Networks

When you have a network running across physical, virtual and cloud elements, how do you manage the security verticals? Cracking this will be a key challenge for Operators in the coming years, proving it can be done to their clients even more important for maintaining trust in the industry. Focussing on the opportunity for AI and Autonomous solutions this session will feature the perspective of Operator & Vendor in securing the Industry against the growing threat landscape

17:05 - 17:55 50 mins
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Next-Generation Networks - The Future Of Fixed
Workshop: PON…GPON…XGPON…XGS-PON…The future of PON
  • Panellist Bob Sinclair - Access Network Architect, Telus
  • Panellist Hongseok Shin - Senior Manager, SK Telecom
  • Panellist Paulo Mão-Cheia - Head of Unit GPON, FTTx, Altice Labs
  • Panellist Trevor Linney - Research Director, Openreach

In this workshop, we bring together expertise to discuss PON technology developments, drawing on viability, integration strategies, impact on network performance and the measures to ensure operational success.

  • Is the industry landscape truly allowing for pioneering PON technology developments whilst developing supporting regulation?
  • The down side – when is PON not a good idea?
  • Who/What/When/Where/How – discussing the equipment, resources, people and support required
  • Use cases – demonstrating viable return on investment and sustainable operating costs
  • Developing benchmarks of XGSPON network integration
17:10 - 17:30 20 mins
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Connected Life
A Truly Connected Life: Home Education Case Study

-         As homes become more connected, there will be more that telco’s can do beyond in-home connectivity & video entertainment

-         A look at Comcast’s role in promoting connected education in the home

-         Learnings for telco’s that are expanding their footprint into alternative solutions in the home.

17:20 - 17:50 30 mins
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Fixed Wireless Access, 5G & Mobile Broadband
Panel Discussion: 5G Security I Building the security layer into brand new 5G networks
  • Panellist Mansoor Hanif - Chief Technology Officer, OFCOM
  • Panellist Steve Durbin - Managing Director, Information Security Forum
  • How are you securing data and information exchange whilst reducing risk inheritance?
  • What are the technology movements to provide end-to-end security for 5G networks?
  • Ensuring 5G through to the last mile is safety-proofed
  • Building in security at a network and device layer – have all possibilities and vulnerabilities been planned for?
17:30 - 17:50 20 mins
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Virtual, Intelligent Networks
Monolithic Breakdown – Are Overarching Architectures losing favour in a Microservices world?

This year has seen a dawning realisation – did we dream too big with Network Virtualization? Now efforts are looking to revamp the old architectures into leaner, more manageable chunks. Mixed with containers and microservices for Cloud integration, and outlooks could the tide be turning against monolithic architectures in the search for more manageable step by step deployments of virtualization and network intelligence? Besides, is a new monolith any more flexible than old legacy architectures.

17:30 - 18:10 40 mins
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Connected Life
Panel Discussion: Fact or Fiction – What will drive the Home Market in the next year?

Closing Day 2 the Panellists will consider potential new markets and decide what will drive growth in the next year. Involving the Audience this session will truly get to the bottom of what is Fact or Fiction. Each panellist will bring their hot tip for the next 12 months and it will be up to the audience to pick out the nuggets of gold from the non-starters!

17:50 - 18:20 30 mins
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Fixed Wireless Access, 5G & Mobile Broadband
Interactive Forum: Systemizing The Connection I Working towards a regulated & standardized 5G network connection
  • How will regulations enable 5G fixed fibre roll outs?
  • What are the short, mid and long-term milestones to create a regulated and standardized 5G network?
  • Ensuring regulations & standards support the competitive broadband landscape
  • Lining up perspectives and input on a national, regional and international level
17:50 - 18:10 20 mins
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Virtual, Intelligent Networks
ETSI GANA Multi-Layer AI/ ML Reference Model to Implement Autonomic Management & Control (AMC) of Networks and Services: 5G Use Case
  • Muslim Elkotob - Principal Solutions Architect, Vodafone
  • Tayeb Ben Meriem - Leader Senior Standardization Manager (OSS) at Orange, Orange
  • Ranganai Chaparadza - Altran Senior Consultant, Vodafone Consultant
  • Enterprises, SMEs, verticals and consumers’ demands are increasing: higher broadband speeds, adaptive service behavior, flexible resource management, low effort service provisioning and real-time service assurance and more making automation a must, not a luxury.
  • Solution? A multi-layer AI/ML reference model standardized to fit various use cases of high interest to the operators and their partners. Designed in-line with the ETSI GANA (Generic Autonomic Networking Architecture) standardized framework for Autonomic Management & Control (AMC) of Networks and Services.
  • This model uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) mechanisms on different layers (network, service, application and stakeholder) for shaping the behavior that best suits AMC objectives.
  • A new concept of “Market Place for AI Models for AMC” as a 5G use-case to demonstrate the benefits and value creation at the touchpoints and added-value to B2B customers and service providers (beyond cost optimization). 
  • Operationalized ETSI standardized GANA multi-layer AI reference model for AMC, in ETSI 5G PoCs demonstrating Cross-Doman Federated GANA Knowledge Planes for Autonomic 5G Networks.
17:55 - 18:10 15 mins
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Next-Generation Networks - The Future Of Fixed
Switching On The Whitebox I Development to support whitebox component developments
  • Where is the investment coming from to support whitebox integration?
  • What are the catalysts driving this technology?
  • Identifying strategies to target whitebox operational challenges
  • Will legacy infrastructure support whitebox technology?

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18:10 - 18:15 5 mins
Next-Generation Networks - The Future Of Fixed
Close of Day 2
18:10 - 18:15 5 mins
Virtual, Intelligent Networks
Close of Day 2
18:10 - 18:15 5 mins
Connected Life
Close of Day 2
18:20 - 18:25 5 mins
Fixed Wireless Access, 5G & Mobile Broadband
Close of Day 2
19:20 - 23:20 240 mins
Broadband World Forum Awards 2019