Program

Policy, regulation and market

 9:30 Coffee and registration
10:00 Kickoff of the 9th UFBB seminar Teun van der Veen Senior consultant TNO
10:05 Opening of UFBB Arnold Stokking Managing Director Industry TNO
10:15 Word from the chairman of the day Robin Mersh CEO Broadband Forum
10:30 Cross-sectoral collaboration and the Cost Reduction Directive Ilsa Godlovitch Director WIK
11:00 Structural Remedies to Solve the Rural Broadband Issue Guillaume Souleres Analyst Diffraction Analysis
11:30 Digital connectivity developments in the Netherlands: supply and demand beyond 2020 Bram van der Ende Project Manager  TNO
12:00 Lunch
13:30 G.fast and new vectoring from CO regulation in Austria Wilhelm Schramm Senior Advisor RTR
14:00 Regulating to promote ultrafast broadband while protecting consumers Ed Leighton Principal, Strategy and Policy Ofcom
14:30 Dynamics and Competitiveness of the Belgian Communication market Luc Vanfleteren Board Member BIPT
15:00 Coffee break
15:30 ULTRAFAST = ULTRAVELOCE: The Italian Strategy for the ultra wide broadband Alessio Caminada Global Network Architect BT Italy
16:00 Competitive markets: regulation or market based solutions? Frank Fleuren Senior Business Analyst  KPN
16:30 Panel discussion on the Gigabit Connected Consumer
17:15 Word from the chairman of the day Robin Mersh CEO Broadband Forum

Fixed Access – Technical innovations

8:30 Coffee and registration
9:00 Word from the chairman of the day Kevin Foster Chairman Broadband Forum
9:10 G.fast, deploy today, further innovate tomorrow Paul Spruyt xDSL Technology strategist, Fixed Networks Nokia
9:45 Experiences of deploying broadband access with gigabit speeds Michael Wal Director of fixed access Network Development Orange Poland
10:15 Update of Broadband Forum Work Kevin Foster Chairman Broadband Forum
10:45 Coffee Break
11:10 Further Operational Experiences of Deploying G.fast John MacDonald Senior Expert BT
11:40 Digital Electricity benefits in Fixed/Mobile Convergence Solutions Dan Lowe Co-founder & Chief Business Officer Voltserver
12:10 Terabit DSL John Cioffi Professor Emeritus of Electrical Eng. Stanford University
12:40 Lunch
13:50 Developments in ITU standards Frank van der Putten Rapporteur group 15, Q4/15 ITU
14:20 Proximus update on 17MHz vecotring evolution and next technology steps Iancu Avram and Franky de Smet Scientists Proximus
15:00 Coffee Break
15:20 2 minute sales pitches
15:50 Demo session & exhibition visit
16:40 Social Event (please book your ticket separately)

Fixed Access – Technical Innovations

8:30 Coffee and registration
9:00 Word from the chairman of the day Kevin Foster Chairman Broadband Forum
9:10 MoCA Access 2.5 – The Fiber Extension Technology Helge Tiainen Head of Access Network WG MoCA
9:40 Advances in NGPON2 and GPON Gregory Bathrick Distinguished Fellow and Fiber Access Network WG Chair Broadband Forum
10:10 Software Defined Access, the Key to Simplifying Ultra-broadband Deployment Ronan Kelly CTO Adtran
10:40 Coffee Break
11:10 G.fast experience transforms Gigabit connectivity Hans-Peter Trost Product Marketing Manager Intel
11:40 Bonded vectoring and Vplus: Dutch field results Bas van den Heuvel Senior Scientist TNO
12:10 Workflow Processes for Efficient Deployment of Ultra Broadband Services Andrew Long Business Unit Group Manager EXFO
12:40 Lunch
14:10 Update g.dpm, and Interop past & future Marcel Wältermann & Benoit Kaivers Software developer & Team leader Broadband technologies (R&D) AVM
14:40 G.fast experiences from rollout and challenges James Bristow Senior Expert Swisscom
15:25 Coffee Break
15:55 Enabling Symmetrical Gigabit Services through G.fast DTA Martin Kuipers Senior Staff Scientist Adtran
16:25 Panel discussion on gigabit networks and beyond

Broadband Home Advances

8:30 Coffee and registration
9:00 Word from the chairman of the day Robin Mersh CEO Broadband Forum
9:10 Intergration of 5G with residential access Toon Norp Senior Scientist TNO
9:40 Convergence of Carrier Grade home gateway software wolutions: OpenWRT & RDK-B Wojtek Makowski CTO SoftAtHome
10:10 Coffee Break
10:35 Practical implementation of big-data Steen Garbers Enevoldsen Head of Department, Net R&D Fullrate
11:05 Analytics driven CEM – how to manage the customer experience in a fixed-mobile converged home Tom van Leeuwen Lead product manager for Customer Care Analytics Nokia
11:35 Opportunities for operators to achieve excellence in WiFi Teun van der Veen Senior Consultant TNO
11:50 Performance benefits of WiFi coordination Pia Kempker Scientist TNO
12:20 Lunch
13:35 2 min sales pitch session
13:50 Hybrid Access via combined DSL +4G network access based on Multipath TCP Joost Allaert Manager Proximus
14:20 The role of Plastic Optical Fiber for future in-home networks Federico Forni PhD Candidate Technical University Eindhoven
14:50 Closing Remarks
15:00 Informal drinks
15:30 END OF SEMINAR
+ June 12th

Policy, regulation and market

 9:30 Coffee and registration
10:00 Kickoff of the 9th UFBB seminar Teun van der Veen Senior consultant TNO
10:05 Opening of UFBB Arnold Stokking Managing Director Industry TNO
10:15 Word from the chairman of the day Robin Mersh CEO Broadband Forum
10:30 Cross-sectoral collaboration and the Cost Reduction Directive Ilsa Godlovitch Director WIK
11:00 Structural Remedies to Solve the Rural Broadband Issue Guillaume Souleres Analyst Diffraction Analysis
11:30 Digital connectivity developments in the Netherlands: supply and demand beyond 2020 Bram van der Ende Project Manager  TNO
12:00 Lunch
13:30 G.fast and new vectoring from CO regulation in Austria Wilhelm Schramm Senior Advisor RTR
14:00 Regulating to promote ultrafast broadband while protecting consumers Ed Leighton Principal, Strategy and Policy Ofcom
14:30 Dynamics and Competitiveness of the Belgian Communication market Luc Vanfleteren Board Member BIPT
15:00 Coffee break
15:30 ULTRAFAST = ULTRAVELOCE: The Italian Strategy for the ultra wide broadband Alessio Caminada Global Network Architect BT Italy
16:00 Competitive markets: regulation or market based solutions? Frank Fleuren Senior Business Analyst  KPN
16:30 Panel discussion on the Gigabit Connected Consumer
17:15 Word from the chairman of the day Robin Mersh CEO Broadband Forum
+ June 13th

Fixed Access – Technical innovations

8:30 Coffee and registration
9:00 Word from the chairman of the day Kevin Foster Chairman Broadband Forum
9:10 G.fast, deploy today, further innovate tomorrow Paul Spruyt xDSL Technology strategist, Fixed Networks Nokia
9:45 Experiences of deploying broadband access with gigabit speeds Michael Wal Director of fixed access Network Development Orange Poland
10:15 Update of Broadband Forum Work Kevin Foster Chairman Broadband Forum
10:45 Coffee Break
11:10 Further Operational Experiences of Deploying G.fast John MacDonald Senior Expert BT
11:40 Digital Electricity benefits in Fixed/Mobile Convergence Solutions Dan Lowe Co-founder & Chief Business Officer Voltserver
12:10 Terabit DSL John Cioffi Professor Emeritus of Electrical Eng. Stanford University
12:40 Lunch
13:50 Developments in ITU standards Frank van der Putten Rapporteur group 15, Q4/15 ITU
14:20 Proximus update on 17MHz vecotring evolution and next technology steps Iancu Avram and Franky de Smet Scientists Proximus
15:00 Coffee Break
15:20 2 minute sales pitches
15:50 Demo session & exhibition visit
16:40 Social Event (please book your ticket separately)
+ June 14th

Fixed Access – Technical Innovations

8:30 Coffee and registration
9:00 Word from the chairman of the day Kevin Foster Chairman Broadband Forum
9:10 MoCA Access 2.5 – The Fiber Extension Technology Helge Tiainen Head of Access Network WG MoCA
9:40 Advances in NGPON2 and GPON Gregory Bathrick Distinguished Fellow and Fiber Access Network WG Chair Broadband Forum
10:10 Software Defined Access, the Key to Simplifying Ultra-broadband Deployment Ronan Kelly CTO Adtran
10:40 Coffee Break
11:10 G.fast experience transforms Gigabit connectivity Hans-Peter Trost Product Marketing Manager Intel
11:40 Bonded vectoring and Vplus: Dutch field results Bas van den Heuvel Senior Scientist TNO
12:10 Workflow Processes for Efficient Deployment of Ultra Broadband Services Andrew Long Business Unit Group Manager EXFO
12:40 Lunch
14:10 Update g.dpm, and Interop past & future Marcel Wältermann & Benoit Kaivers Software developer & Team leader Broadband technologies (R&D) AVM
14:40 G.fast experiences from rollout and challenges James Bristow Senior Expert Swisscom
15:25 Coffee Break
15:55 Enabling Symmetrical Gigabit Services through G.fast DTA Martin Kuipers Senior Staff Scientist Adtran
16:25 Panel discussion on gigabit networks and beyond
+ June 15th

Broadband Home Advances

8:30 Coffee and registration
9:00 Word from the chairman of the day Robin Mersh CEO Broadband Forum
9:10 Intergration of 5G with residential access Toon Norp Senior Scientist TNO
9:40 Convergence of Carrier Grade home gateway software wolutions: OpenWRT & RDK-B Wojtek Makowski CTO SoftAtHome
10:10 Coffee Break
10:35 Practical implementation of big-data Steen Garbers Enevoldsen Head of Department, Net R&D Fullrate
11:05 Analytics driven CEM – how to manage the customer experience in a fixed-mobile converged home Tom van Leeuwen Lead product manager for Customer Care Analytics Nokia
11:35 Opportunities for operators to achieve excellence in WiFi Teun van der Veen Senior Consultant TNO
11:50 Performance benefits of WiFi coordination Pia Kempker Scientist TNO
12:20 Lunch
13:35 2 min sales pitch session
13:50 Hybrid Access via combined DSL +4G network access based on Multipath TCP Joost Allaert Manager Proximus
14:20 The role of Plastic Optical Fiber for future in-home networks Federico Forni PhD Candidate Technical University Eindhoven
14:50 Closing Remarks
15:00 Informal drinks
15:30 END OF SEMINAR

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