12.35 Forces driving and thriving all Fiber Deployment - Heather Gold President & CEO / Fiber Broadband Association
The need for more fiber for 5G, video growth and IOT
12.55 NGPON2 as a new way of looking at the access - Vincent O'Byrne Director-Technology / VZ
In this presentation we review why Verizon is working with its vendors on NGPON2 as a solution to many problems in the access space as well as new opportunities. Verizon believes that NGPON2 represents a paradigm shift within the access space.
13.15 NG NETWORKS & SERVICES ENABLING STRATEGY - Luis Alveirinho Dir. of Engineering & Network Operations / PT
Transforming the European society into a digital society is clearly a great opportunity for Telcos.
PT/ALTICE is prepared to take on a significant role in the transformation process towards the 2030 vision, providing the most relevant enablers such as ultra-fast fixed and mobile networks based on fibre and 5G ready, M2M-IoT services, cloud services, big data analytics and access/core and management control mechanisms based on a virtualized architecture .
The transformation process can be achieved with efforts and investments mainly in four general areas: Networks/Technologies, R&D/Innovation, Governance/Standardization and People/Education. These investments and efforts will help the construction of ultra-fast broadband networks (like 5G and NGPON2).
With this in mind, PT/ALTICE is aligned with the strategical goals of the European Commission (EC) and the Digital Agenda for Europa (DAE) and is committed to investing and innovating in Portugal, towards reaching the desired European Gigabit Society.
PT/ALTICE already showcased the innovative global technology NG-PON2, a 100% Portuguese solution developed by Altice Labs that allows the current speeds of 2.5 Gbps/1.25 Gbps (download /upload) of fibre optic access technologies to be increased from 40 Gbps/40 Gbps up to 80 Gbps/80 Gbps.
The strategy, figures and projects behind all this venture will be shared during the presentation.
13.35 Towards the Gigabit society - Marco Boselli Fixed Access Engineer / Vodafone
Gigabit services are becoming a reality and this has a big impact on access 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. While NG-PON2 enables gigabit services to all the customers with high activity factor. Gigabit services can be delivered not only by means of fibre but also with other technologies like G.fast or cable (DOCSIS). NG-PON2 is a valid approach for backhauling remote nodes, making possible to integrate all possible access technologies in a single environment.
13.55 Closing Panel