Pre-Conference Workshop: Deployments and Features

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: Tuesday 21st April 2015, 09.30 – 17.30 Deployments and Features: Putting into Your Toolbox

Join Informa Telecoms & Media and the ITU at this full day pre-conference focus day to gain an understanding of the challenges and opportunities presented by the deployment and features of – book your seat now as spaces are limited! 

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Session leaders:

Greg Jones, Counsellor, ITU-T SG-15

Greg Jones

Richard Jones, Partner, Ventura Team

Richard Jones is now reality. This pre-conference workshop will discuss deployments and features of this game-changing technology, with focus on operational aspects and the difference which makes to operators worldwide.


  • To discuss the reality of, its deployments and features which affect operators
  • To truly consider all aspects of deployment, through case studies, panel discussions and small group discussions in an “unconference” format
  • To walk away with tools for more effective deployment and maximising the features of


  • is now reality – What do operators need to maximise its potential?
  • Feedback from deployment case studies and use case scenarios
  • features analysis, including power saving and customer installability
  • What are the cost drivers for
  • Positioning with FTTx and xDSL 
  • Business case and forecasts for



09:00 – 09:30


09:30 – 09:45


Arrival, registration and/or Welcome Coffee


Welcoming Remarks from the ITU:

Greg Jones, Counsellor, ITU-T SG15


Welcoming Remarks from the chairperson:

Richard Jones, Partner, Ventura Team

09:45 – 10:30

Overview of Positioning with FTTx and xDSL 

This session will overview the relationship between FTTdp and, their main features and design requirements. It will provide the latest update on progress in the standardization process, including when deployments will start. Have the technical specifications been established for chips and modems? offers operators an opportunity to capitalize on their legacy infrastructure – what does it promise, and what can it deliver?   This Session aims to distinguish hype from the reality, and to demystify

Martin Kuipers, Representative of ITU-T SG15 Q4

10:30 – 11:15 Trial Results: Lightning Talks

This session will include brief but focused lightning talks from each operator, consisting of trial results and real use case scenarios.

What are lightning talks? Lightning talks are very short presentations which typically last individually no more than five minutes — back to back.  The point of a lightning talk is to make a point, and explain the success of a project or lessons learnt as quickly as possible. Attendees can follow up with questions afterwards.

We invite all operators with experience in trials to submit a proposal for a short presentation during this session. It’s easy and quick – simply send an email with your proposed talk title and speaker to before March 27th 2015.

11:15 – 11:45

Networking Break

11:45 – 12:30

Towards Implementation: Adapting Migration strategies to include

This Session will consider how the introduction and use of will change broader network migration strategies. How will change FTTH, DSL and hybrid fibre VDSL2 (FTTdp, FTTN)? What role will vectoring play, and can vectoring contribute to making successful? And what uses will likely be made of this technology? Should these technologies be viewed as top-down deployments or from a bottom-up perspective?

Frank Effenberger, Rapporteur, Q2/15, ITU-T SG 15 and Vice President and Fellow, Future Wei Technologies

12:30 – 13:30

Networking Lunch


13:30 – 14:30

Next-Generation Regulation

This Session considers the key regulatory aspects to pushing fibre further into the network, as well as the regulatory implications of network upgrades and deployment, from deploying Consumer Access Nodes. Are regulators managing to keep up with the latest technological developments, and what areas need further attention from the industry point of view? This Session should provide clear conclusions and actionable recommendations for deploying to best effect.

Robin Mersh, CEO, The Broadband Forum

Huw Saunders, Director of Network Infrastructure, OFCOM

14:30 – 15:30

Small group discussions: Unconference format and pre-set questions by experts

Groups of up to 10 attendees are formed in the conference room. Each group discusses a chosen topic (the topics are collected from attendees and experts during the day) and report back their summary of findings at the end of the session to the whole room.

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 – 17:00

Panel Discussion: Business case and forecasts for

This Panel Discussion will offer participants and analysts alike an opportunity to draw their conclusions from the day’s proceedings and fine-tune their predictions in relation to plans for deployment, as well as concrete evidence to date. It will consider the role standardization plays in promoting FTTdp and deployment, and its value to the industry, as well as consumers.

Michael Dargue, Principal, Cartesian

Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

17:00 – 17:30

ITU-T Closing remarks

Greg Jones, Counsellor, ITU-T SG15

Visit the registration page and sign up for this pre-conference focus day – Spaces are limited and filling up fast so book now! We look forward to seeing you in Berlin.

N.B. Attendance to the focus day is not included as part of the free operator passes. Operators should register separately for the focus day where they will receive a special rate of €300 to attend.

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