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May 07
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09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Welcome and Introduction from the Chairperson
  • Benoît Felten - Chief Research Officer, Diffraction Analysis
09:10 - 09:20 10 mins
Driving Thailand through Digital Development
  • Polawat Witoolkollachit - Deputy Secretary General Office of the National Digital Economy and Society Commission, Ministry of Digital Economy & Society
09:20 - 09:40 20 mins
Broadband Connectivity: Policy Building Blocks for the 4th Industrial Revolution
  • Chee Kheong (CK) Foong - Head of Group Regulatory Affairs, Axiata Group

- Exploring broadband from regulation & policy point of view

- Prepare the 4th Industrial Revolution by setting up the right policy strategy

09:40 - 10:00 20 mins
Beyond Connectivity, Bringing More Value of Service to Your Customer
  • Henri Setiawan Wyatno - Head of Digital Pillar IoT Delivery and AI, PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia

- How is connectivity becoming more important in digital service era?

- When do telcos need to change the strategy for connectivity in terms of competitive advantages?

- Who will be the partner for connectivity service enhancement?

- Why do Telco need to be more creative in term of partnership in connectivity?

10:00 - 10:20 20 mins
Broadband connectivity: Implementation and challenges
  • Pratompong Srinuan - Director of Telecom Market Affair, National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission

- Stage of the arts in broadband connectivity in Thailand both wireline and wireless
- Broadband policy and its implementation in Thailand
- Challenges when transforming policies into practices
- How the regulator deal with the rapid changes of industry; i.e. 5G roadmap, Sandbox, multibands auctions

10:20 - 10:40 20 mins
5G Transport Embraces Digital Thailand
  • Jess Li - Principal Architect, CTO Group, ZTE
  1. Key technological enablers supporting digital transformation, a look at end to end architecture
  2. Trend in building 5G transport network, review of critical technology, architecture and benefit
  3. OTN and DWDM remain as the foundation of 5G transport, TDM like packet transport further improves service quality
10:40 - 11:20 40 mins
Refreshment Break & Speed Networking
11:20 - 11:40 20 mins
Disaggregating the Broadband Access Network with SD-PON
  • Rishi Maulick - Sr. Product Line Manager, Custom Development Services, Radisys

Broadband service providers’ networks are under increasing strain as they seek to keep up with demand from a growing number of residential and enterprise subscribers and support new use cases such as triple-play (phone, TV, internet), TV-to-TV calling, and more. Open software-centric technologies are the answer to alleviate this strain; they enable broadband service providers to break vendor lock-in, reduce costs, accelerate innovation, and scale their networks with ease.

Software-defined Passive Optical Network, SD-PON, is a new technology targeted at passive optical networks that are used to service multiple enterprises or home. SD-PON solutions virtualizes network functions that originally resided on proprietary legacy OLT (Optical Line Terminal) “black boxes” and moves them to open and disaggregated “white box” solutions from a multi-vendor ecosystem.

Attendees will: 

  • Understand the market drivers for disaggregating broadband access networks and why forward-looking broadband access solutions must embrace open software-controlled infrastructure
  • Learn how SD-PON fits into the open ecosystem with its hardware abstraction and open design for OLT vendor neutrality and deployment flexibility
  • Discover how SD-PON’s access agnostic approach allows broadband service providers to leverage one solution for any access technology – DSL, cable or fiber
  • Gain insight into lessons learned from SD-PON trials underway with service providers in Europe and Asia
11:40 - 12:00 20 mins
The future of CPEs: How open source can lead to ARPU uplift
  • Mirko Lindner - Program Director, prpl Foundation

It has long been the case that open source was used by ISPs and their vendors but sharing back was difficult since there was little use for others to adopt the ISP features. However, we are in the middle of a paradigm shift. ISPs and vendors are coming together to form their own open source community to collaborate and share for mutual benefit. A prominent example is prplMesh, an open source implementation of the WiFi Alliance’s EasyMesh™ specification. Jointly developed by more than 5 different companies, prplMesh will be the key project to bring EasyMesh to all devices, no matter if they run RDK, OpenWrt or any other embedded linux stack. Once deployed, prplMesh can be controlled via simple APIs and is therefore the perfect basis for differentiation via algorithms and cloud controllers.

12:00 - 12:20 20 mins
Enable Broadband Access for All with Super-PON
  • Claudio De Santi - Senior Architect & IEEE P802.3cs Chair, Google Fiber & IEEE

- This talk will describe the Super-PON technology and how it can help building optical infrastructures for ubiquitous broadband access, and will summarize the on-going industry efforts to make it widely available.

12:20 - 12:40 20 mins
Broadband Implementation Strategies for Multi Purposes Customers
  • Gunadi Dwi Hantoro - Vice President, R&D, PT Telkom Akses Indonesia

- What are the main customer types & requirements?

- Looking into broadband infrastructure evolution in Asia Pacific region.

- What should be the ultimate Implementation strategies?

12:40 - 13:00 20 mins
Bringing WiFi Performance to the Next Level
  • Ramón Garcia - Business Development Manager, KDPOF
13:00 - 14:00 60 mins
Networking Lunch
14:00 - 14:10 10 mins
Pre Warm Up Opening Address - ​Will 5G Kill My Grandma?
  • Ákos Bóna - Digital Champion of Hungary-European Commission, European Commission
14:10 - 14:30 20 mins
FIRESIDE CHAT : FTTx Strategies & Best Practice in Asia Pacific
  • Gunadi Dwi Hantoro - Vice President, R&D, PT Telkom Akses Indonesia
  • Ákos Bóna - Digital Champion of Hungary-European Commission, European Commission
  • Gulzar Azad - Country Head - Connectivity, Google India

- Strategy and technology options on deep fiber deployment within low cost

- The movement of FTTx towards wireless and hybrid fiber’s role in it

- The development and impact of regional policy on network investment

- Converged FTTx networks enable 5G coverage and Smart City functionality

14:30 - 14:50 20 mins
Exploring the Development of IoT, Big Data, Cloud & SDN in the 5G Era
  • David Turkington, GSMA

- The challenges of applying SDN/NFV for 5G & IoT

- The opportunities around development of big data, machine-learning and network KPIs

14:50 - 15:20 30 mins
Fireside Chat: 5G: A Reality Check
  • Moderator David Ratner - Senior Consultant, Pioneer Consulting Asia
  • Roy Wibowo - Head of Home Product, XL Axiata

- Industry stakeholder survey based insights and findings

- How the future of 5G developments will impact the telecoms industry?

- What are some of the new business models and new revenue opportunities?

- What are the implementation challenges of 5G from the perspectives of telcos and vendors?

- What 5G enabled services are consumers most looking forward to?

15:20 - 16:00 40 mins
Refreshment Break & Exhibition Visit
16:00 - 16:20 20 mins
5G - The Drive of Future IoT Innovation
  • David Sunil - Regional Director, IoT (India & ASEAN Region), AT&T

- Use-cases of 5G enabling new IoT

- 5G is not just about fast speeds but better experience

- The key drivers: the case for change 5G 

- What 5G is offering? Better connectivity, reliability, coverage and low latency

16:20 - 16:40 20 mins
Re-strengthening Broadband Business with IoT Collaboration
  • Agung Enriko - Principal Expert IoT, PT Telkom Indonesia

- Offer IoT service over broadband.

- Backhaul connection of LPWAN gateways.

- Offer MVNO for global IoT connectivity.

- Innovate with more advanced IoT use cases for the coming of 5G.

16:40 - 17:10 30 mins
PANEL: How Can Telcos Monetise New Technologies?
  • Agung Enriko - Principal Expert IoT, PT Telkom Indonesia
  • Jackkit Sangkittiwan - Partner, Time Consulting
  • Raisa Ver - Digital Marketing Manager, Globe Telecom

- How rapid developed technologies enables telcos introduce new services?

- What are the strategies for telcos of different stages to monetise new technologies?

- Opportunities of innovative business model to push revenue growth

- A transition from "value islands" to "value ecosystems"

- The role of building compatible and accurate partnerships cross industries in monetisation

17:10 - 18:10 60 mins
Networking Drinks