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The 10th edition of FTTH MENA Conference & Exhibition

FTTH, Connecting the Nation

The FTTH Council MENA invites you to its 10th annual Conference and Exhibition which will be held under the patronage of the President of the Council of Ministers His Excellency Mr. Saad Hariri in Hilton Beirut hotel, Lebanon from 29 to 31 October 2018.

Following the successful previous editions, the FTTH Council MENA will further increase this success with a high-quality conference program under the theme “FTTH, connecting the nation”. 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.





Morning Workshop: FTTH Technologies & Design

9:00 to 12:00
Speaker: Otmane Benahmed, T&T Tehcnology & Training Committee (OFS)    

  • What is Fiber - Fiber Structure & Cables Structure
  • Fiber technologies & Installation Methods
  • FTTH Network Concept & Design - Network Elements
  • Project methodology & design
  • PON Architecture and topologies
  • PON Applications .Ex PON LAN & Smart Cities
  • Budget and financial perspective

Moderator: Abedslem Benami, T&T Committee Chair

Afternoon Workshop: MDU Market & solutions in MENA

13:00 to 16:00
Speaker:  – Patrick Faraj, Technology & Training Committee (Corning)

  • Overview of the MDU Market in MENA
  • MDU Network Segmentation + Key Challenges per Segment
  • Impact of MDU challenges on CAPEX/OPEX and TCO
  • Typical Market Solutions addressing MDU Network Segments
  • Intelligent Solution Selection Process
  • Case Studies from around the Globe

Moderator: Abedslem Benami, T&T Committee Chair

Opening Ceremony

Keynotes Speeches

Panel 1: Connecting the Nation by Fibre to the Home in Lebanon and the Middle East

FTTH projects have already started in Lebanon based on several scenarios involving both the public and private sector. C- panellists from the public and private sectors in the MENA region will discuss their FTTH plans and challenges from technical and commercial as well as investment perspectives.

Moderator: Juan Colina, FTTH Council MENA

Coffee Break

Exhibition Networking and Coffee Break

Session 2: FTTH Network Sharing – Passive & active sharing

This session will show the operators experience and the difference between active and passive sharing and compare the pros and cons of each.  It will discuss the role of infrastructure in national broadband strategy and development - driving national growth of GDP .

Moderator:  Stefan Stanislawski, Ventura Team

Session 3: Role of FTTH as Enabler in the digital transformation and Smart Cities

This session will explore IoT and M2M. It will showcase the importance of a solid and smart infrastructure for a successful digital transformation and the benefits of Fiber and 5G technologies as enabler for the digital plans and smart cities.

Moderator: Fatima Saleh, FTTH Council MENA

Lunch Break

Exhibition Networking and Lunch Break

Session 4: FTTH Benefits as infrastructure – Voice of the Industry

Fibre to the buildings and home are crucial to deliver the best of the superfast broadband benefits to end users, residentials and businesses -  Fixed and mobile operators are looking for more investments in Fibre to support their networks and 5G deployment and ensure continuous benefits beyond the homes.

Moderator: Dr Suleiman Al-Hedaithy, FTTH Council MENA

Session 5: 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: Abdeslem Benami, FTTH Council MENA

End of Day 1

Cocktail and Exhibition Networking – End of Day 1

Session 6: FTTH MENA Market Panorama and Forecast

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.

Speaker: Roland Montagne, IDATE

The National Broadband Networks policies in MENA
The role of government and regulators in the successful FTTH deployment based on the right national model ensuring an efficient return on investment. This session will present an overview about the latest update of the National Broadband Networks in the MENA region.

Speaker: Stefan Stanislawski

Moderator: Jan Schindler, FTTH Council MENA

Coffee Break

Exhibition Networking and Coffee Break

Session 7: Is current fiber adoption enough for the future

This session will discuss what fiber characteristics we need for the future? Where we need fiber in Backhaul vs Fronthaul? Presentation from major operators, consultants and analysts and vendors along with roundtable discussions and debates.

Moderator: Roland Montagne, Idate

Lunch Break

Exhibition Networking and Lunch Break

Session 8: Socioeconomic benefits of fiber – Why technologies matters

This session will show the latest solutions and trends for FTTH deployment in the last mile and in the home. An interactive session between presenters and the audience tackling the challenges and know-how for the best technical solutions followed by real demos in the exhibition.

Moderator: Christine Beylouni, FTTH Council MENA

Live Demos

Live Demos and Cocktail in the Exhibition Networking

End of Day 2


Abdeslem Benami

Abdeslem Benami


Christine Beylouni

Christine Beylouni


Dr. Suleiman Al-Hedaithy

Dr. Suleiman Al-Hedaithy


Fatima Saleh

Fatima Saleh


Jan Schindler

Jan Schindler


Juan Colina

Juan Colina


Roland Montagne

Roland Montagne

IDATE DigiWorld

Stefan Stanislawski

Stefan Stanislawski

Ventura Team


Situated in the heart of the Lebanese capital, Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand and Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace deliver a world-class range of business and leisure facilities with stylish accommodation and immaculate service.

Located only 15 minutes away from Beirut International Airport and surrounded by a wealth of shopping and entertainment options, Hilton Beirut also features the city’s leading venue for international conferences and conventions.

A pedestrian bridge connects both hotels, allowing guests convenient access to all our exceptional facilities.

For special accommodation prices contact us at

Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand

Charles De Gaulle Street, Beirut



Online Registration is Now Open

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
  • 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

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