History 2015

Welcome to the history page of the Ultra-fast Broadband Seminar 2015. On this page you can see the program of the UFBB seminar 2015.

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Day 1: Tuesday 16 June 2015 – Policy, regulation and Market

  • 8:00 Coffee and registration
  • 9:00 Opening, Counsellor City of the Hague, Henk-Jan Vink, Director Networked Information at TNO
  • 9:10 Chair’s welcome, Robin Mersh, CEO, Broadband Forum
  • 9:30 Keynote – Realizing the 2020 Digital Agenda, Wolter Lemstra, Senior research fellow, TU Delft
  • 10:00 Policies and outcomes in superfast broadband – an international overview, Ilsa Godlovitch, Director, WIK-Consult Brussels office
  • 10:30 Coffee break
  • 11:00 BEREC reports on Vectoring and Layer 2 Wholesale Access Products, Wilhelm Schramm, co-chair NGN EWG, BEREC
  • 11:30 Ultrafast broadband in Sweden – market development and regulation, Rikard Englund, PTS Sweden
  • 12:00 Market Analysis of unbundled access in the Netherlands, Gerard Boogert, ACM
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 Broadband Europe and the impacts for the development of a Digital Agenda for the North Sea Region, Christian Zieske, Atenekom
  • 14:30 Presentation from ECTA, Alessandro Verrazzani, Regulatory Affairs Manager in Fastweb
  • 15:00 Presentation from ETNO, Manuel Braga Monteiro, Deutsche Telekom
  • 15:30 Break
  • 16:00 Introducing vectoring in retail products, Benoit Kaivers, AVM
  • 16:30 Panel discussion, “What are the challenges in Ultrafast broadband regulation today? And what successful approaches can be extended beyond 2020?” Moderator: TNO or Broadband Forum
  • 17:10 Wrap-up by chairman of the day, Robin Mersh, CEO, Broadband Forum
  • 17:25 Special guest presentation, Dave Burstein, Editor, Fast Net News, Net Policy News and DSL Prime
  • 17:40 Informal drinks

Day 2: Wednesday 17 June 2015 – Session 1 DSL technical innovations

  • 8:00 Coffee and registration
  • 8:30 DSL technical innovations days overview, Teun van der Veen, Senior Consultant, TNO
  • 8:40 Opening address and overview FttDP and G.fast certification, Kevin Foster, GM Architecture, Innovation and Engineering, Access and CPE Platforms, BT and Chairman, Broadband Forum
  • 9:10 When Does an Internet Consumer Really Have Ultrafast Broadband? John Cioffi, CEO and Chairman of the board, ASSIA
  • 9:40 The case for G.fast and the developments needed for successful scale deployment. Peter Bell, BT
  • 10:10 Coffee break
  • 10:40 FTTdp and G.fast, Hubert Mariotte, Orange
  • 11:10 Putting the entire G.fast solution together, Rami Verbin, CTO at Sckipio
  • 11:40 Alternative deployment options for G.fast, Martin Kuipers, Research and standardization engineer, ADTRAN
  • 12:10 Lunch
  • 13:40 Field performance of vectored VDSL2, Bas van den Heuvel, senior scientist, TNO
  • 14:10 Fttx: Proximus’ kaleidoscopic view’, Lieven Mertens, Proximus
  • 14:45 2 min sales pitch session
  • 15:15 Coffee break
  • 15:45 Multi-Operator Vectoring, Andrea Colmegna, IP Backbone technologies manager, Fastweb
  • 16:15 Towards Ultrafast Broadband: G.fast Conceptual Deployment in Malaysia, Sufian Mousa Ibrahim Mitani, Access Technology Theme Lead, Telekom Malaysia Research & Development
  • 16:45 Wrap up by Kevin Foster, chairman of the day
  • 16:55 Demo session & exhibition visit
  • 17:50 Transfer to social event.
  • 18:00 Social event

Day 3: Thursday 18 June 2015 – Session 2 DSL technical innovations

  • 8:30 Coffee and registration
  • 9:00 Chair’s welcome, Robin Mersh
  • 9:15 Exploring the boundaries of G.fast, Paul Spruyt, Alcatel-Lucent
  • 9:45 Customer Self-Install with G.fast and DSL, Massimo Sorbara, Director of Technical Standards at Ikanos
  • 10:15 Deploying G.fast from existing street cabinets in dense city areas, Rob van den Brink, senior scientist at TNO
  • 10:45 Coffee break
  • 11:15 The TDC case: A patchwork of technologies, Keld Skov, senior network engineer, TDC
  • 11:45 Operational experiences of G.fast in the UK., John MacDonald, Specialist Technical Consultant, BT
  • 12:15 Swisscom’s progress in Access (Vectoring / FAST), Jean-Claude Bischoff and Andreas Thoeny, Swisscom
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:30 Architectures for gigabit broadband, Hossam Salib, VP Edge Technology, ComCast
  • 15:00 GiGa wire field trial performance in crosstalk dominated environment, Chano Gomez Martinez, Director of Broadband Solutions Group, Marvell Semiconductor.
  • 15:30 SuperVectoring@FTTC – A Case Study for Next Generation VDSL2 Vectoring, Marko Löffelholz, Deutsche Telekom Technik
  • 16:00 Coffee break
  • 16:30 Managing Devices vs. Managing Customers – new approach to managing telecom services, Robert Rylko, VP Business Development, AVSystem
  • 17:00 Panel discussion, “What connectivity will consumers want in 2018 and beyond , and how will it be delivered? Moderator:  Robin Mersh, CEO Broadband Forum
  • 17:45 Closing drinks
  • 18:45 End of DSL Technical Sessions

Day 4: Friday 19 June 2015 – Broadband Home advances

  • 8:00 Coffee and registration
  • 9:00 Chair’s welcome and presentation:
  • 9:10 Introduction: The road to further Wi-Fi success, Wolter Lemstra, Senior research fellow, TU Delft
  • 9:40 IoT: Safety and Security of Human Digital Memories, Faycal Bouhafs , School of Computing & Maths, Liverpool John Moores University
  • 10:10 What is the template of the IoT? Cees Links, GreenPeak
  • 10:40 Coffee break
  • 11:10 The In-home networking challenge for an ISP/the anatomy of customer calls, and how to deal with non-DSL related issues. Steen Garbers Enevoldsen, Head of net development, Fullrate A/S
  • 11:40 Exploiting TR-069 to deliver M2M and virtualized services, Robin Mersh, CEO, Broadband Forum
  • 12:10 The relevance and challenges of CPE virtualization, Wojtek Makowski, CTO SoftAtHome
  • 12:40 Lunch
  • 14:10 2 min sales pitch session
  • 14:30 Developments in the Smart Home and Broadband Home standardization landscape and HGI’s role, Duncan Bees, HGI
  • 15:00 FPAI for Energy management in Smart Homes, Dennis Krukkert , TNO
  • 15:30 Break
  • 16:10 European Commission’s Smart Appliances Reference Ontology SAREF, Frank den Hartog, senior scientist, TNO
  • 16:30 Panel discussion
  • 17:00 Wrap-up by chairman of the day, Duncan Bees, HGI
  • 17:15 End of the UFBB Seminar