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Building the digital future

The FTTH Council MENA invites you to its 11th annual Conference and Exhibition which will be held in Cairo, Egypt from 20 to 22 October 2019.

Following the successful previous editions, the FTTH Council MENA will further increase this success with a high-quality conference program under the theme “Building the digital future”. The three-day event will highlight the key role of FTTH in building state-of-the-art digital societies as well as the benefits of FTTH deployment for fixed/mobile operators, governments and consumers.

ONLINE REGISTRATION

For further information and details contact: info@ftthcouncilmena.org

Tickets

[Important notes]

  • Travel and accommodation costs are not included in the registration fees
  • In order to get the members and sponsors discounted prices please enter the Promotional Code received from FTTH Council MENA.

[Before you register online check the fees below]

  • Operators – endorsed by sponsors: Free
  • Non-Profit Organizations (Regulators/Governments/NGO Associations): Free
  • Egypt Local Participants: 200 USD
  • Platinum Member – 3 Day pass: 395 USD
  • Gold Member – 3 Day pass: 545 USD
  • Silver Member – 3 Day pass: 645 USD
  • Non-Member Individual – 3 Day pass: 745 USD
Program

Conference and Workshop Program

9:00 Morning Workshop

Morning Workshop – 9:00 to 12:00

Topic: Plan & design converged FTTH-5G networks built for the future: cost saving opportunities + case study

  • First things first: Get the right data before you start designing your network
  • Network planning challenges: More options for optimization to build a future-proof network. But consider additional complexity
  • Deploying a converged network: What is it & what are the benefits?
  • Tips & tricks on how to plan & design a converged FTTH-5G network
  • A demo on the importance of automation in the end2end network roll-out process
  • Guidelines for FTTH network roll-out optimization

Speaker:

Raf Meersman, Comsof

13:00 Afternoon Workshop

Afternoon Workshop – 13:00 to 16:00

Topic: FTTH technical deployment – NGPON, Installation testing

  • The installation has been designed, and now ready for the rollout – What can we measure and what should we measure and how.
  • What are the requirements for today and for the future when we upgrade to NGPON
  • When the installation is running – What can we measure and what at the problems measuring

Speaker:

Ian Gordon Fudge, FiberDK

09:00 Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony – 9:00 to 9:30

Welcoming and Keynotes Speeches

09:30 Panel 1: The broadband vision and strategy for building the digital future in Egypt and MENA region

Panel 1 – 9:30 to 10:30

Topic: The broadband vision and strategy for building the digital future in Egypt and MENA region 

The digital national strategy is based on the government vision in each country to build the ICT infrastructure as basis for the national digital transformation. Several countries in the MENA region have already initiated their national broadband networks policies as part of their digital vision and started implementation. High level panelists from MENA region and Egypt will discuss these initiatives and their roadmap for the digital future transformation.

 

Moderator:
Juan Colina , FTTH Council MENA

Panelists:

Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

Said Al Mandhari, Oman ICT Group

Mohamed Shamroukh, Telecom Egypt

Rania Gharib, Orange Egypt

Alexandre Froment-Curtil, Vodafone Egypt

10:30 Coffee Break

Coffee Break – 10:30 to 11:00

Coffee Break and Exhibition Networking

11:00 Session 2: The Broadband speed role in the digital economy development for citizens and businesses.

Session 2 – 11:00 to 12:00

Topic: The Broadband speed role in the digital economy development for citizens and businesses.

With FTTH 100MB and beyond speed, this is just the start to enhance and improve the life of both the residential and business communities. This session will show how fibre technologies will guarantee the delivery of the digital services for the implementation of IoT, smart cities; data centers…(like e-Government, e-Learning, e-Health, e-Business??), to ensure a sustainable digital economy.

 

Moderator:

Hartwig Tauber, FTTH Lower Austria

Speakers:

Fatima Saleh, Etisalat UAE

Tadhg Leonard, Corning

Johann Adjovi, Analysis Mason

12:00 Session 3: The operator’s success stories and challenges in FTTH deployment and business case – Copper Switch Off, Investments, network sharing

Session 3: 12:00 to 13:00

Topic: The operator’s success stories and challenges in FTTH deployment and business case – Copper Switch Off, Investments, network sharing…

Financing FTTH networks is an important topic to develop the countries’ economies through creation of digital highways of information. The initiatives and the government’s role are crucial to find the best models and key players such as operators, municipalities and utilities with the best possible solutions to implement the national super-fast fiber networks. This session will showcase the success stories of the operators business models and the efficient ROI

 

Moderator:  

Stefan Stanislawski, Ventura Team

Speakers:

Hartwig Tauber, FTTH Lower Austria

Roland Montagne, Idate

Fatima Saleh, Etisalat

Aneth Arosemena, Omantel

13:00 Lunch Break

Lunch  Break – 13:00 to 14:00

Lunch  Break and Exhibition Networking

14:00 Session 4: The real estate development – building the digital future and connected cities – Case studies

Session 4 – 14:00 to 15:00

Topic: The real estate development – building the digital future and connected cities – Case studies 

While Fiber is becoming the access technology for compounds and gated communities and new communities in general, real estate developers are now embedding fiber technologies in their development plans. This session will show the real estate projects and plans in connecting every home with FTTH.

 

Moderator:  

Suleiman Al-Hedaithy, FTTH Council MENA 

Speakers:

Mahmoud Nasr, Administrative Capital for Urban Development – ACUD 

Tarek Heggi, Palm Hills Development

15:00 Session 5: Fixed and Mobile Broadband convergence, 5G and Smart Cities Voice of Industry

Session 5 – 15:00 to 16:00

Topic: Fixed and Mobile Broadband convergence, 5G and Smart Cities Voice of Industry

Fixed and mobile operators are looking for more investments in Fiber to support their networks and 5G deployment and ensure continuous benefits beyond the homes. This session will showcase the latest trends and technologies as adopted today by the industry serving the broadband community with super fast connectivity.

 

Moderator:

Christine Beylouni, FTTH Council MENA

Speakers:   

Katia Safonova, Corning

Abhishek Sandhir, Sterlite

16:15 Exhibition Break

Exhibition Break – 16:00 to 17:00

Cocktail and Exhibition Networking – End of Day 1

09:30 Session 6: FTTH MENA Market Panorama and Forecast

Session 6 – 9:30 to 10:30

Topics:

FTTH MENA Market Panorama and Forecast  

FTTH Council MENA will show the latest figures and forecast as conducted by its yearly FTTH market study. A global view of the FTTH market and figures will be presented

 

5G by FTTH – The 5G MENA Panorama

The FTTH Council MENA will present FTTH as enabler for 5G based on its latest 5G panorama and studies – What are the operators plans and strategies for combining 5G and FTTH deployment.

 

Moderator:

Jan Schindler, FTTH Council MENA  

Speakers:

Roland Montagne, IDATE

Raf Meersman, Comsof

10:30 Coffee Break

Coffee Break – 10:30 to 11:00

Coffee Break and Exhibition Networking

11:00 Session 7: Role of FTTH in building the digital future cities

Session 7 – 11:00 to 12:00

Topic: Role of FTTH in building the digital future cities

FTTH plays a major role in the digital transformation as basis for a sustainable infrastructure. This session will explore the fiber technological innovations in building the passive networks to enable smart interactions through IoT, M2M,…

 

Moderator:

Hartwig Tauber, FTTH Lower Austria

Speakers:

Nasser A Abayed, Etisalat

Kenechi Okeleki, GSMA

12:00 Session 8: Fibre network design and architecture; deployment solutions and applications technologies

Session 8 – 12:00 to 13:00

Topic: Fibre network design and architecture; deployment solutions and applications technologies

Fibre networks design and architecture is key for FTTH, FTTB, FTTA, FTTT…successful deployment using the right solutions and products to meet the challenges of the market and consumer needs to connect fiber to the homes and in the homes. This sessions whill show the design, the installation and the operation of the FTTH Networks.

 

Moderator: 

Roland Montagne, IDATE

Speakers:

Bachir Sleiman, Folan

Tim Grisley, Duraline

Hassan Dayfallah, Viavi Solutions

13:00 Lunch Break

Lunch Break – 13:00 to 14:00

Lunch  Break and Exhibition Networking

14:00 Panel 9: How Fiber technologies and trends matter for the industry

Panel 9 – 14:00 to 15:00

Topic: How Fiber technologies and trends matter for the industry

The session discusses Fiber technologies and trends with important impact on building next generation networks and IoT on various industries in the MENA region.

 

Moderator:

Gamal Hegazy, Nokia

Speakers:

Shibu Vahid, R&M

Ian Gordon Fudge, FiberDK

Kris Harrison, Detasad

15:00 Exhibition Break

Exhibition Break – 15:00 to 16:00

Closing wrap up followed by Cocktail in Exhibition area– End of Day 2

17:00 4th General Assembly 2019

4th General Assembly 2019 – 17:00 to 19:00

Members Closed Meeting 

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