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09:00 - 10:10
Keynote Session

09:00 - 09:10
Words of welcome
Venkatesan Babu, President, FTTH Council Asia-Pacific

09:10 - 09:40
Chinese telecom leadership keynote: China’s vision for 5G network deployment built on deep fiber
Zhang Chengliang, , China Telecom
09:40 - 10:10
How the Chinese fiber supply chain is preparing to support the next wave of global network deployment

10:40 - 12:20
Session 2: The role of converged FTTx networks in 5G roll out

APAC network operators and thought leaders share their insights on how full fiber, FTTx networks will enable 5G coverage.
-       The convergence of fixed broadband and wireless network strategies and what this means for the deep fiber deployment supply chain
-       Update on 5G trials and proof of concepts from across APAC region: what are the latest network requirement specifications and standards?
-       The business case development for using FTTx deployment expertise for the next wave of network deployment
-       Latest research and development of 5G applications that are creating new 5G ecosystems
 -      Where can partnership, investment and innovation be focused to facilitate deployment?

10:40 - 11:00
Yunbo Li, , China Mobile Research Institute

11:00 - 11:20
Wang Guangquan, , China Unicom Research Institute
11:20 - 11:40
Speaker to be confirmed
11:40 - 12:00
Puneet Garg, CTO, MyRepublic Indonesia
12:00 - 12:20
Speaker to be confirmed

14:10 - 15:30
Session 3: FTTH Deployment Insights

In which parts of the APAC region are the current hotspots for FTTx and other deep fiber deployment? Where are the key opportunities for partnership and investment?
-       Update on BharatNet, India’s massive drive to connect its villages with fiber networks
-       What is the status of the region’s rising stars in deployment in South East Asia such as Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia?
-       How has the Philippines achieved such a huge deployment in such a short time?
-       How are national programs in Australia and New Zealand being rolled out?
-       Can shared infrastructure enable more effective deployment or network management?
-       What is the role of cable television companies and unconventional network operators?

14:10 - 14:30
Sokvantha Youk, Head of Engineering, EZECOM

14:30 - 14:50
Gunadi Dwi Hantoro, VP R&D, PT Telekom Akses
14:50 - 15:10
Speaker to be confirmed
15:10 - 15:25
Speaker to be confirmed

16:00 - 17:30
Session 4: Improving the urban environment with FTTx as an enabler of Smart Cities

Smart City session that unites municipal leaders and technology companies to explain the benefits of a fiber power connected city and how they can be implemented.
-       What are the deep fiber requirements of sensor networks that enable IoT functionality and Smart City capabilities?
-       The benefits of Smart City investments to a municipality (Parking sensors, traffic flow, safety and security, waste management, energy consumption)
-       Engaging local government and voters by outlining the benefits to citizens of a Smart City from improved traffic flow, security and utility control
-       How can carriers, municipal leaders and technology companies coordinate to create seamless digital ecosystems?

16:00 - 16:20
Speaker to be confirmed
16:20 - 16:40
Speaker to confirmed, YOFC
16:40 - 17:00
Agnès Le Meil, Consultant, Media-Telecom Business Unit, IDATE DigiWorld
17:00 - 17:20
Ashish Gangrade, Government Advisory, Partner/ Business Advisory Services, BDO

09:00 - 10:00
Session 5: Global market expert insights


09:00 - 09:20
World optical fiber and cable market dynamics
Michael Finch, Head of Wire and Cable, CRU

09:20 - 09:40
View from Europe and Middle East on global FTTH trends
Jan Schindler, Market Intelligence Manager, Telecom Business/Telecom Solutions, Prysmian Group
09:40 - 10:00
Global FTTH Panorama
Roland Montagne, Principal Analyst, IDATE DigiWorld

10:30 - 12:10
Session 6: Technical perspectives from world optical network manufacturing leaders

Optical fiber manufacturers and telecom network technology providers share their perspectives and latest innovations:
-          New types of optical fiber
-          Passive optical network technology
-          New single mode fibre product and its application
-          The demand and application of silicon photonics in the future telecommunication

10:30 - 10:50
Speaker to be confirmed, YOFC
10:50 - 11:10
Speaker to be confirmed
11:10 - 11:30
5G Done Right
Speaker to be confirmed, EXFO
11:30 - 11:50
Speaker to be confirmed, Shanghai Original Advanced Compounds Co., Ltd. 
11:50 - 12:10
Speaker to be confirmed

13:30 - 14:30
Session 7: Designing Policy to enable network advancement

A policymaker and regulator panel will allow government representatives from across APAC to share strategies that encouraged and sped-up fiber deployment and created effective, competitive telecom markets.
-       Unleashing the economic benefits of being a technology leader in 5G deployment and eliminating the digital divide across APAC
-       How has fiber deployment led to economic advantage? How can government facilitate and support private sector investment?
-       Eliminating regulatory barriers that inhibit carriers or other investors in deep fiber, restrict digital services or monetization mechanisms
-       Encouraging voluntary sharing of deep fiber and associated communications infrastructure such as trenches, conduit, rights of way and cell sites to enable effective deployment

15:00 - 16:00
Session 8: Further FTTH Deployment Insights

16:00 - 16:20
Keshav Nepal, CEO, WorldLink

16:20 - 16:40
Akter Ul Alam, Chief Strategy Officer, Fiber @ Home
16:40 - 17:00
K. Vicknarajah, Deputy General Manager/ Access Network Planning, Sri Lanka Telecom