【Fibre in Africa】: FTTH Conference programme

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“The benefits of fibre optic networks are increasingly providing
businesses with enormous opportunities.”
– Richard Came, President, FTTH Council Africa

FTTH Conference programme

  The FTTH Council Africa Conference will run over two days: October 28-29, 2014. Africa is proud to host its conference at the Turbine Hall in Newtown. 

FTTH Council Africa Conference

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DAY ONE – TUESDAY 28 OCTOBER

PLENARY PROGRAMME – DAY ONE

VenueTimeFormatTopicHost / Speaker
Foyer07h30 - 08h30RegistrationDelegate registration opens
Plenary08h30 - 08h45OpeningOpening AddressRichard Came, President FTTH Council Africa
Plenary08h45 - 09h15Key Note AddressAddressKeynote Speaker
Plenary09h15 - 10h30Panel DiscussionInvesting in AfricaChair: Natasha Haslam (IDC) | Panel: Arif Hussain (Fibreco), Niel Schoeman (Vumatel), Gary Williams (MFN)
Expo Area10h30 - 11h00Tea BreakMid-morning refreshments
Plenary11h00 - 11h30PresentationDriving socio-economic development through ubiquitous broadbandSean Nourse, Internet Solutions
Plenary11h30 - 12h15PresentationThe Emergence of Passive Optical LAN in South AfricaZhone Technologies
Expo Area12h15 - 13h15LunchFinger Fork Lunch
Plenary13h15 - 13h45PresentationAlternative Infrastructure Deployment Techniques for FTTHSimon Roberts, Regional Sales Director for Middle East & Africa - M2fx
Plenary13h45 - 14h15PresentationFixed/Mobile Convergence - an old idea getting new significanceWolfgang Fischer, Chief Architect for Next Generation Access Solutions, Cisco EMEA
Plenary14h15 - 14h45PresentationState of the Fibre NationReshaad Sha (DFA)
Expo Area14h45 - 15h15Tea BreakMid-afternoon refreshments
Plenary15h15 - 16h00Key Note AddressThinking BIG for Africa with High Speed BroadbandPape Ndaw, General Manager Africa, TE Connectivity
Plenary16h00 - 16h30PresentationTopic to be announcedCouncillor William Stucke, ICASA
Plenary16h30 - 16h45PresentationOpening: Networking EventCBI Telecoms
Expo Area17h00 - 19h00Cocktail EventNetworking eventExhibition open
End of Day One

WORKSHOP PROGRAMME – DAY ONE

VenueTimeFormatTopicHost / Speaker
Foyer07h30 - 08h30Registration
Plenary08h30 - 08h45Opening
Plenary08h45 - 09h15Key Note Address
Breakaway09h15 - 09h45WorkshopInnovative Solutions to FTTH Splicing in AfricaZach Yacumakis, Fujikura Specialist, IC Logistix
Breakaway09h45 - 10h30WorkshopTopic to be announcedInternet Solutions
Expo Area10h30 - 11h00Tea BreakMid-morning refreshments
Breakaway11h00 - 11h30WorkshopInspecting the Network EdgeNicolas Cole, AFL Comtest
Breakaway11h30 - 12h15WorkshopMinimise Deployment Costs in FTTH Roll-Outs - Resolving the Last Mile's EquationDieter Verdegem, Director Product Management EMEA, TE Connectivity
Expo Area12h15 - 13h15LunchFinger Fork Lunch
Breakaway13h15 - 13h45WorkshopRisks & Negative Impact of Natural Phenomena on InfrastructureTinus de Beer, DMS
Breakaway13h45 - 14h15WorkshopLast Mile Solution: Presentation and Product DemonstrationGeorge Martin & Gert Jansen van Rensburg - Dartcom
Breakaway14h15 - 14h45WorkshopRF Video Overlay: A Mature and Cost Optimised Solution for TV Services in FTTH NetworksDr. Gerhard David, Director Product Management, BKTel Communications
Expo Area14h45 - 15h15Tea BreakMid-afternoon refreshments
Breakaway15h15 - 16h00WorkshopMirror-less Fusion Splicer Technology and Kink Prevention Technology in Blowing EquipmentRuan Telecom
Breakaway16h00 - 16h30PresentationNew Head-end and Suspension System for FTTH NetworksManuel Panart, Product Manager, Telenco
Expo Area17h00 - 19h00Cocktail EventNetworking eventExhibition open
End of Day One

DAY TWO – WEDNESDAY 29 OCTOBER

PLENARY PROGRAMME – DAY TWO

VenueTimeFormatTopicHost / Speaker
Foyer08h00 - 08h25ArrivalCourtesy desk open
Plenary08h25 - 08h30OpeningOpening RemarksJuanita Clark, CEO FTTH Council Africa
Plenary08h30 - 09h30Panel DiscussionOTT Content vs Broadband - Which is the Chicken and which is the Egg?Chair: Graham Gamble, MD, Dartcom | Panelists: Andrew Gill,
MD Broadcast & Content, Times Media Group: Vidi, Marius Marais, Altron Node, Roger Hislop, Internet Solutions
Plenary09h30 - 10h30PresentationFuture Opportunities and Challenges facing FTTHBora Varliyacgi (Mott MacDonald) & Indra de Lanerolle (Network Society Project)
Expo Area10h30 - 11h00Tea BreakMid-morning refreshments
Plenary11h00 - 11h45PresentationApplications as a Driver for FTTH AdoptionJuan Colina, Manager - Market Expansion, Global Carrier Networks, Corning
Plenary11h45 - 12h15PresentationHealthcare at the Speed of LightMartin Kellenberger, Head of Consultancy, Reichle & De-Massari AG
Plenary12h15 - 13h30Panel DiscussionAfrica Market OverviewChair: Chuks Ofor (TE Connectivity) | Panelists: Tim Parle (BMI-T), Robert Schuman (Analysys Mason)
Expo Area13h30 - 14h30LunchFinger Fork Lunch
Plenary14h30 - 15h00PresentationFibre to the Home - Fibre EverywhereCBI Telecoms
Plenary15h00 - 15h30PresentationFibre Council Global Alliance Ranking Presentation - A Look at Fibre Penetration in the Rest of the WorldNadia Babaali, Director FTTH Council Europe
Plenary15h30 - 16h00AwardsIndustry Awards
Plenary16h00 - 16h05ClosingComments and Key PointsRichard Came, President FTTH Council Africa
End of Conference    

WORKSHOP PROGRAMME – DAY TWO

VenueTimeFormatTopicHost / Speaker
Foyer08h00 - 08h25Arrival
Plenary08h25 - 08h30Opening
Breakaway08h30 - 09h00WorkshopNetwork Virtualisation - The Next Level of Network TransformationGeorge Debbo MSc (Elec. Eng.)(Wits) FSAIEE Pr.Eng.
Breakaway09h00 - 09h30WorkshopRMfoxs | The New ConnectorMartin Kellenberger, Head of Consultancy, Reichle & De-Massari AG
Breakaway09h30 - 10h00WorkshopWhy LTE is not a substitute for FTTHJabulani Dhliwayo, ICT Africa
Breakaway10h00 - 10h30WorkshopIntroduction on General Cable Micro Fibre Cables for Improved Infrastructure Installation CostsEmmanuel Meaudre, General Cable
Expo Area10h30 - 11h00Tea BreakMid-morning refreshments
Breakaway11h00 - 11h45WorkshopFast Moving Trends in FTTX - What's Next in Serving the Unserved!Zhone Technologies
Breakaway11h45 - 12h15WorkshopFTTH Architecture, Technologies and DeploymentTerry Sanderson, Executive Director, Adcomtec for Metro Fibre Networx
Breakaway12h15 - 12h45PresentationImportance of Asset/Inventory Record Management in FTTH Deployment and DesignSpatial Technologies
Breakaway12h45 - 13h30WorkshopFTTH - Cost-Effective Home TerminationUwe Hanelt, Sales Director Africa, Russia & CIS, Carrier Networks, Corning
Expo Area13h30 - 14h30LunchFinger Fork Lunch
Breakaway14h30 - 15h00WorkshopHow to Utilise Existing Infrastructure or Minimise New Capex for Large Scale SDU FTTHSimon Roberts, Regional Sales Director for MEA, M2fx
Breakaway15h00 - 15h30WorkshopInstalling Optical Fibre? Select Wisely!Ian Davis, Corning Optical Fiber
Plenary15h30 - 16h00AwardsIndustry Awards
Plenary16h00 - 16h05Closing
End of Conference

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