Pre-Conference Workshop

Day 1

Day 2

Morning Workshop: FTTH Technologies & Design

9:00 to 12:00 Speaker: Otmane Ben Ahmed, Technology & Training Committee

  • 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: Abdeslem Benami, Chair of the Technology & Training Committee

Afternoon Workshop: MDU Market & solutions in MENA

13:00 to 16:00
Speaker: Patrick Faraj, Technology & Training Committee

  • 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: Abdeslem Benami, Chair of the Technology & Training Committee

Opening Ceremony

Keynotes Speeches

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

Panelits: 
Said Al-Mandhari, Oman Broadband
Patrick Farajian, Sodetel
Thierry Papin, Sofrecom
Roland Montagne, Idate

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

Speakers: 
Graeme Lowther , Salience
Stefan Stanislawski , Ventura Team

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: Roland Montagne, IDate

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

Speakers:
Marc Nader, Data Consult
Amr Hashem, GSMA

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:
Christine Beylouni, FTTH Council MENA

Lunch Break

Exhibition Networking and Lunch Break

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

Speakers: 
Matthew Guinan, Corning
Stephane Albou, Prsymian
Nicolas Jaupitre, Sofrecom

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

Speakers: 
Jan Schindler, FTTH Council MENA
Vanesa Diaz, Corning
Ankit Agarwal, Sterlite Tech
Raf Meersman, Comsof

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

Exhibition Break

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, Ventura Team

Moderator: Jan Schindler, FTTH Council MENA

Coffee Break

Exhibition Networking and Coffee Break

Session 7: Is current fiber adoption enough for the future

Speakers:

Bachir Sleiman, FOLAN
Ahmed Raouf, ScopeSky
Hassan Dayfallah, Comtinu
Sami Baraketi, QoS Design

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: Christine Beylouni, FTTH Council MENA

Lunch Break

Exhibition Networking and Lunch Break

Session 8: Socioeconomic benefits of fiber – Why technologies matters

Speakers: 
Otmane Ben Ahmed, OFS
Xavier Lafay, Huber + Suhner
Shibu Vahid, R&M
Ian Gordon Fudge, Fiber DK

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: Roland Montagne, Idate

Exhibition Break

Cocktail and Exhibition Networking – End of Day 2

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