PRE-EVENT DRINKS RECEPTION - MONDAY 24 APRIL 2017
19:00-20:00PRE EVENT DRINKS RECEPTION
Please join us at our official FTTH APAC Conference opening drinks reception offering the perfect opportunity to see familiar faces and make some brand new connections in a fun packed evening.

DAY ONE - TUESDAY 25 APRIL 2017
08:00 - 08:50REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING BREAKFAST
09:00 - 09:10WELCOME REMARKS FROM THE FTTH COUNCIL ASIA-PACIFC
H. Munasir Choudhury, Director General, FTTH COUNCIL ASIA-PACIFIC
Wataru Katsurashima, President, FTTH COUNCIL ASIA-PACIFIC
09:10 - 09:15LIGHTING OF THE LAMP CEREMONY
09:15 - 09:25OFFICIAL WELCOME
Mr. N.Sivasailam, Additional Secretatry, TELECOM REGULATORY AUTHORITY OF INDIA (TRAI)
09:25 - 09:40
KEYNOTE SPEECH: ACHIEVING THE DIGITAL FUTURE

R.S. Sharma, Chairman, TELECOM REGULATORY AUTHORITY OF INDIA (TRAI)

09:40 - 9:50WHAT IS THE POTENTIAL OF INDIA? - PRESENTATION BY MINISTER OF COMMUNICATION & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
(Invited) Honourable Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Mr. Manoj Sinha, MP, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

09:50 - 10:00
INAUGURATION OF EXHIBITION
(Invited) Honourable Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Mr. Manoj Sinha, MP, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
10:00 - 10:30 COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK
10:30 - 11:10PANEL DISCUSSION FROM OPERATOR CO-HOSTS
Opening Remarks: Wataru Katsurashima, President, FTTH COUNCIL ASIA-PACIFIC
Moderator: Wes Oxlee, Secretary, FTTH COUNCIL ASIA-PACIFIC
P Balaji, Director Regulatory, External Affairs & CSR, VODAFONE  INDIA 
Anuj Jain, President of Networks, RELIANCE JIO
11:10 - 11:40TRANSFORMING LIVES WITH LAST MILE FIBER CONNECTIVITY
Dr. Badri Gomatam, CTO, STERLITE TECHNOLOGIES
11:40 - 12:25QUICK FIRE PRESENTATIONS: ASIA-PACIFIC CASE STUDIES
This session will present case studies of the most exciting and innovative FTTH deployment examples across Asia-Pacific.
Chair: Sanjay Singh, Administrator, USOF & CMD-BBNL
CASE STUDY ONE:
Hironori Tanada, Executive Manager, Access Network Division Network Department Plant Headquarters, NTT WEST
CASE STUDY TWO:
Dr. Pei Zhang, Chief Inspector of Home Internet Research, CHINA UNICOM NETWORK TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
CASE STUDY THREE:
Senior Representative, ETISALAT
12:25 - 13:10BUILDING THE FOUNDATION OF AN FTTX FUTURE - UNDERSTANDING THE CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS FOR FASTER FTTH DEPLOYMENT
  • How crucial will FTTH be to the movement towards wireless? Will hybrid fiber play a role?
  • What are the key technologies that are used for planning?
  • How can businesses speed up deployment and reduce the cost of fiber construction?
  • What are the best practices for deployment?
    • How do you tackle different types of terrain?
    • As revenues go down and expenditures go up, is using the common utility corridor approach the most effective deployment method? Who has successfully used this model?
    • How has NGPON planning played a vital role in cost reduction?
    • Is there a time when aerial deployment can be preferential over underground networks?
    • While the ITU suggests duct sharing as one of the least expensive methods for deployment, why has the uptake not matched expectation?
  • Regulation and Policy:
    • Right of Way (ROW) – how are private operators getting around this challenge? Is there a way for operators to be compensated? How do you implement this across the different states in India?
    • How are utility corridors an alternative to Right of Way?
    • How can the industry influence policy and regulation for faster development?

Chair: N. Sivasailam, Additional Secretary, DEPARTMENT OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Moderator: Roland Montagne, Principal Analyst, Director, DIGIWORLD INSTITUTE UK
Sanjay Singh, Administrator, USOF & CMD, BHARAT BROADBAND NETWORK LIMITED (BBNL)
Dr. Zhang Pei, Senior Engineer,  CHINA UNICOM NETWORK TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Kara Mullaley, Global FTTH Marketing Manager, CORNING
Ravi Jesupaul, VP & Global Delivery Head of Communications, CYIENT 
Craig Price, SVP, International projects, HKT Global Development Services, PCCW GLOBAL 


13:00 - 13:50INTERNET FOR EVERYONE: THE ROADMAP TO DELIVERING INTERNET TO URBAN AND RURAL AREAS
This session will explore the key differences in deploying fiber in these areas. The session will focus on cost effectiveness of deployment, business case for rural areas (and key e-governance services driving demand), technologies and methods for dealing with different settings and the impact of smart cities on today’s investment.

Chair: Dinesh Tyagi, CEO, Common Service Centre e-Governance Services India Limited, MINISTRY OF ELECTRONICS & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (MEITY) 
Moderator: Anil Pande, Chair, FIBER AS A SERVICE (FAAS) COMMITTEE, FTTH COUNCIL ASIA-PACIFIC 
Brijesh Kumar Mittal, Director (Planning), BHARAT BROADBAND NETWORK LIMITED (BBNL) 
Vipin Tyagi, Executive Director & Chairman, CENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF TELEMATICS (C-DOT) 
Pratik Shah, Global Technical Marketing Director of Fiber Optic Materials, DSM 
R.K Bahuguna, Chairman & MD, RAILTEL CORPORATION OF INDIA 
Sandeep Bhatnagar, CEO, TATA COMMUNICATIONS TRANSFORMATION SERVICES LTD (TCTSL) 
Sandeep Bhargava, EVP Corporate Affairs & Public Policy, VODAFONE INDIA
13:50 - 14:50LUNCH AND NETWORKING BREAK
14:50 - 15:35DEPLOYMENT CHOICES & TRADE-OFFS IN FTTH DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS
Every network build comes with a unique combination of challenges for network owners/operators to solve according to their own business priorities. During this session, we will explore the considerations within architecture, product selection, and deployment methodology that influence network creation, operation, maintenance and cost.

Kara Mulalley, Global FTTH Marketing Manager, CORNING
INTERNATIONAL ROUNDTABLE
Chair: Shashi Ranjan Kumar, Joint Secretary Telecommunications, 
DEPARTMENT OF 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Ajay Kumar Kadel, Engineer, NEPAL TELCOM
Ashish Batajoo, Senior Engineer, NEPAL TELCOM
15:35 - 16:20GOT FIBER? - USE IT WISELY

Service providers today fall into two camps...those with “plenty” of fiber from the datacenter / central office and those that are wondering how they’ll serve that next subscriber. Regardless of which camp you fall into, there is a better way. We’ll explore new network architectures that can will enable a CAPEX reduction, but more importantly an OPEX reduction that can be as high as 80%.

Thomas Martin, Director of Principal Engineering,
CALIX

PANEL DISCUSSION: FIBER VS OTHER SERVICES: UNDERSTANDING ALTERNATIVE TECHNOLOGIES
As the number of services demanding faster connectivity increases, this session will discuss pros and cons of the following technologies, including bandwidth per watt and carbon footprint, and how they compare with fiber technology:
  • FTTC/ Fixed Wireless
  • FTTB/G.fast solutions
  • 2.4 and 5 GHz multi-band WiFi
  • G.hn for home wiring via copper, coax, power cables
  • Will we ever have a completely fiber-only network system?
  • Will the role use of FTX in mobile and cable networks increase FTTH deployment in APAC?
  • Is fiber the only way to ensure a future proof network?
  • Which services can only be accommodated by fiber broadband?
  • What is the next generation of fiber access systems?
Chair: D P De, Senior DDG (TEC), DEPARTMENT OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Dr. Juergen Seidenberg, General Manager, BKTEL
Amirthanathan Prashanthan, FTTH Project Engineer,
SRI LANKA TELECOM PLC 
Dileep Agrawal, Founder, WORLDLINK COMMUNICATIONS

16:20 - 16:45COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK
16:45 - 17:30THE ROLE OF FIBER IN THE ROADMAP TO 5G
  • What are the necessary backhaul challenges and requirements needed to successfully deploy 5G? Where are the plans to connect your backhaul?
  • What are the fiber access strategies for 5G wireless?
  • What impact will virtualised networks have on broadband requirement?
  • India:
    • Update on LTE, LTE-A, 4G, 4.5G, 4.9G and 5G deployments
    • Update on 1 Gbps and 10Gbps fiber service to base stations
    • Street furniture options for licensed and unlicensed wireless
    • With less than 20% of India’s towers connected to fiber, what is the strategy to ensure these towers are sufficiently connected to service the densification of networks?
    • How can the market move from relying on microwaves?
Chair: Vipin Tyagi, Executive Director & Chairman, CENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF TELEMATICS (C-DOT)
Opening Statement: Dr. Arvind Kumar Mishra, VP & Treasurer, FTTH COUNCIL ASIA-PACIFIC  
Moderator:
Dr. Arvind Kumar Mishra, VP & Treasurer, FTTH COUNCIL ASIA-PACIFIC 
Darryll Sinnappa, Managing Director, EDOTCO BANGLADESH
Dr. Thomas Pfeiffer, Group Leader of Optical Access Research, NOKIA BELL LABS
17:30 - 19:00EVENING RECEPTION
19:00 - 21:00FTTH APAC 2017 GALA DINNER - SOLD OUT
End Day One of FTTH APAC 2017 in style, with all attendees invited for an evening of fine dining and live entertainment offering the perfect opportunity to network with the entire industry community in a relaxed, sociable environment.

Please note  that this function has now
sold out. 

DAY TWO - WEDNESDAY 26 APRIL 2017
09:00 - 09:10EXHIBITION OPENS
09:40 - 10:00UPDATE FROM THE COUNCIL
Wataru Katsurashima, President, FTTH COUNCIL ASIA-PACIFIC
09:50 - 10:00OPENING KEYNOTE
Sudhir Gupta, Secretary, TELECOM REGULATORY AUTHORITY OF INDIA (TRAI)
10:00 - 10:45E-PAYMENTS: THE GATEWAY TO A CASHLESS SOCIETY?
Ensuring ease of business is absolutely crucial to a successful economy. With the rise in smart phones and the recent ban on bank notes, India has seen a dramatic increase in e-payment services. Are we seeing the start to a completely

Chair: Dr. Ajay Kumar, Additional Secretary, National e-Governance Division, MINISTRY OF ELECTRONICS & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (MEITY)
Terrence Chow, Senior Business Development ManagerASIAPAY 
Ruchir Kanakia, Head of Business Development and Operations, INSTAMOJO
10:45 - 11:15BEST PRACTICES IN COPPER NETWORK REHABILITATION AND FTTH INTRODUCTION
Kiran Solipuram, Sr Solutions Consultant - Telecommunications,  CYIENT 
Vinit Chand, CFO, TELECOM FIJI

11:15 - 12:00COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK
12:00 - 12:25NETWORK CONVERGENCE – A NETWORK OF NETWORKS
Building fiber network’s for the future that enable network operators to service the requirements of FTTH, FTTx, Small Cell Densification and 5G Wireless.

Wes Oxlee, Director CCS Business Development, COMMSCOPE
12:25 - 13:00COMPARING REGULATION ACROSS ASIA-PACIFIC
Moderator: Arvind Kumar, Adviser, TELECOM REGULATORY AUTHORITY OF INDIA (TRAI)
Harinderpal Singh Grewal, Cluster Director, Resource & Interconnection Management of Singapore,INFOCOMM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY SINGAPORE (IDA) 
Sathish Gopalaiah, Consulting Leader, Telecom Sector, DELOITTE 


13:00 - 14:40LUNCH AND NETWORKING BREAKTECHNICAL PRESENTATION THEATRE
Listen and watch live demonstrations of the most innovative technologies changing the landscape of FTTH deployment at the “TECHNICAL PRESENTATION THEATRE” in the exhibition
14:40 - 15:25PANEL DISCUSSION: NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE COMBINED POWER OF IMAGE AND DATA: HOW GIS COULD ENHANCE THE FIBER INDUSTRY
Michael Measels, Executive Director, 3-GIS
Senior representative,  LEPTON SOFTWARE EXPORT & RESEARCH
FTTH ASIA-PACIFIC SMART CITIES COMMITTEE (SCC): DEEP FIBER NETWORKS ENABLING SMART CITIES
  • What are the opportunities and threats to telcos?
  • How can we integrate functionality into the smart city?
  • What role will 5G and Small Cells have on smart cities? What are the infrastructure challenges?

Chair: Sameer Sharma, Additional Secretary (Smart Cities), MINISTRY OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Moderator: Dr. Arvind Kumar Mishra, VP & Treasurer, FTTH COUNCIL ASIA-PACIFIC
Dr. Abhishek Dixit, Associate Professor, INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, DELHI 
Harinderpal Singh Grewal, Cluster Director, Resource & Interconnection Management of Singapore,
INFOCOMM 
DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Virat Patel, MD, PIONEER CONSULTING ASIA

15:25 - 16:00INNOVATIVE COATING TECHNOLOGY FOR HIGHER FIBER DRAWING EFFICIENCY(HIGH SPEED/LOW HELIUM/LED)
How DSM innovative optical fiber coating technology helps to increase the efficiency of fiber drawing through High Speed, Low Helium and UV-LED.

Pratik Shah, Global Technical Marketing Director, DSM
FTTH COUNCIL ASIA-PACIFIC EDUCATION & TRAINING COMMITTEE
Shajan George, Vice Chair,  EDUCATION & TRAINING COMMITTEE, FTTH COUNCIL ASIA-PACIFIC 
Binod Balachandran, VP,  NEST INSTITUTE OF FIBER OPTIC TECHNOLOGY    
Junko Suzuki, NTT WEST
Amitabh Hajela, Chief People Officer, STERLITE TECHNOLOGIES
16:00 - 16:30COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK
16:30 - 16:45FTTH PANORAMA APAC
Roland Montagne, Principal Analyst, Director, DIGIWORLD INSTITUTE UK
16:45 - 17:15CLOSING PANEL: FTTH COUNCIL ACROSS THE WORLD
Moderator: H. Munasir Choudhury, Director General, FTTH COUNCIL ASIA-PACIFIC
Wataru Katsurashima, President, FTTH COUNCIL ASIA-PACIFIC 
Juanita Clark, Chief Executive, FTTH COUNCIL AFRICA
Christine Beylouni, Director General, FTTH COUNCIL MENA
17:25ANNOUNCEMENT OF 2018 CONFERENCE LOCATION
17:30CLOSE OF FTTH APAC CONFERENCE 2017