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Conference 2011 Program

Download a PDF version of the program here.

Participants can download the presentations here with the username and password they received. The presentations can be found after the name of the speaker. When it states N.A. either no slides were used or we have no permission to disclose them.

30 November 2011

09:00-09:15
Welcome
09:15-10:00
Opening Session
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Official Welcome

by HE Dr. Mohamed Salem, Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology of Egypt - represented by Dr. Amr Badawi, CEO, National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) of Egypt

Speakers:HE Dr. Mohamed SalemPresentation:N.A.
Speeches

- by Dr. Amr Badawi, CEO, National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA), Egypt

- by Ahmed Ossama, Managing Director, TE Data, Egypt

- by Waseem Arsany, CEO, Link Dot Net Egypt

- by Faris Awartani, Chairman of the Board, FTTH Council Middle East & North Africa

- by Hartwig Tauber, Director General, FTTH Council Europe

Speakers:Dr. Amr BadawiPresentation:Dr_Amr_Badawi.pdf
Ahmed OssamaPresentation:N.A.
Waseem ArsanyPresentation:N.A.
Faris AwartaniPresentation:N.A.
Hartwig TauberPresentation:N.A.
10:00-10:30
Coffee Break
10:30-11:45
Session - FTTH Benefits: Content is King
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FTTH Benefits: Content is King

FTTH enables new and fascinating services, content and applications to the end customer including IPTV and Video entertainment, gaming, teleworking, e-Learning etc. These case studies will present the success stories and the new ideas for content, services and applications including OTT and bundled services.

Moderator: Jan Schindler, Chair Market Intelligence Committee, FTTH Council Europe

Speakers:

-Mohamed Mahmoud, Advisory Engineer, Verizon
“Verizon FiOS - Advanced Technology Brought down to Earth”
-Paolo Sebben, Managing Partner, Effectas
-Kiran Kumar Solipuram, Consultant – Telecom Business Development, Network & Content Engineering, Infotech Enterprises
“Innovative Optimized Solutions for Rapid Content Deployment in MDUs”

Moderator:Jan SchindlerPresentation:Moderator_Jan_Schindler.pdf
Speakers:Mohamed MahmoudPresentation:Mohamed_Mahmoud.pdf
Paolo SebbenPresentation:Paolo_Sebben.pdf
Kiran Kumar SolipuramPresentation:Kiran_Solipuram.pdf
11:45-13:00
Session - Analyst Session: The Role of FTTH in the Connected Generation or Generation C
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Analyst Session: The Role of FTTH in the Connected Generation or Generation C

The annual rankings from the three FTTH Councils provide a benchmark for authorities around the world. In this session, industry analysts will present a complete overview of the worldwide markets for broadband and FTTH. They will also examine the specific situation in the MENA today and the opportunities and outlook for fibre deployments in the region over the next few years.

Moderator: Dr. Hosein Badran, Member of the Board, FTTH Council MENA

Speakers:

-Hartwig Tauber, Director General, FTTH Council Europe
"Lessons Learned in Europe" 
-Frank Jaffer, President, FTTH Council Asia Pacific
"Current Status of FTTH: FTTH With New Demand & Future"
-Joe Savage, President, & Rob Crowell, Chair International Committee, FTTH Council North America

Moderator:Dr. Hosein BadranPresentation:Moderator_Hosein_Badran.pdf
Speakers:Hartwig TauberPresentation:Hartwig_Tauber.pdf
Frank JafferPresentation:Frank_Jaffer.pdf
Joe SavagePresentation:Joe_Savage_and_Rob_Crowell.pdf
Rob CrowellPresentation:Joe_Savage_and_Rob_Crowell.pdf
13:00-14:15
Lunch
14:15-15:30
Session - FTTH Regulatory Environment
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FTTH Regulatory Environment

Regulators main objectives are to encourage, promote, and develop the Telecommunication and Information industries in their respective nations. During this session Regulators will speak about their crucial role to promote and facilitate the deployment of FTTH and FTTX as part of the future technologies and about their initiatives including future plans for developing the necessary frameworks.

Moderator: Eric Festraets, Member of the Board, FTTH Council Europe

Speakers:

-Louay Abou Chanad, Principal, Booz&Co
-Eng. Ramy A. Fathy, Senior Manager, Digital Services Policies, National Telecoms Regulatory Authorities, Egypt
"FTTH Market in Egypt: A Regulatory Roadmap"

Moderator:Eric FestraetsPresentation:Moderator_Eric_Festraets.pdf
Speakers:Louay Abou ChanabPresentation:Louay_Abou_Chanab.pdf
Eng. Ramy A. FathyPresentation:Ramy_Ahmed_Fathy.pdf
15:30-16:00
Coffee Break
16:00-17:30
Session - Voice of the Industry: Fiber to the Home and Fiber 'in' the Home
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Voice of the Industry: Fiber to the Home and Fiber “in” the Home

Leading vendors will present their FTTH deployment solutions to explain how their products are evolving to meet the challenges of the market and consumer needs to connect Fiber to the homes and in the homes. Vendors will show the design, the installation and the operation of the FTTH Networks. Also Topics will include the benefits of Fiber related to security and monitoring systems etc.

Moderator: Christine Beylouni, Director General, FTTH Council MENA

Speakers:

-Gert Hoefman, CEO Telecoms Solutions, Prysmian Group
"Linking the Future with FTTH"
-Gamal Hegazy, Solution Architect, Alcatel-Lucent
"Building Efficient Networks"
-Li Heshun, Vice President of Access Network Product, Huawei
-Amr El Halafawy, Sales Manager - Africa, Senior Design and Sales Engineer, Energya Power and Telecom Solutions

Moderator:Christine BeylouniPresentation:Moderator_Christine_Beylouni.pdf
Speakers:Gert HoefmanPresentation:Gert_Hoefman.pdf
Gamal HegazyPresentation:Gamal_Hegazy.pdf
Li HeshunPresentation:N.A.
Amr El HalafawyPresentation:Amr_El_Halafawy.pdf
20:00-
Gala Dinner

1 December 2011

09:15-10:00
Session - Analyst Session: Homes Passed vs. Connections
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Analyst Session: Homes Passed versus Connections

This session will present analysis and figures about the ratio of fiber connections vs. the homes passed. What are the key factors to enhance this ratio and ensure the necessary sustainability and reduce churn. Important topics will be covered including Operator Models, Services and Pricing, Marketing, Consumer Research and Financing.

Moderator: Edgar Aker, Member of the Board, FTTH Council Europe

Speakers:

-Jan Schindler, Chair Market Intelligence Committee, FTTH Council Europe
-Roland Montagne, Director Telecoms Business Unit, IDATE
"FTTH Worldwide Picture"

Moderator:Edgar AkerPresentation:Moderator_Edgar_Aker.pdf
Speakers:Jan SchindlerPresentation:Jan_Schindler.pdf
Roland MontagnePresentation:Roland_Montagne.pdf
10:00-11:15
Session - Public and Private Sector Joint Forces for FTTH Investments
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Public and Private Sector Joint Forces for FTTH Investments

Business models have been applied in the MENA region according to each nation strategy. This session will show the government and the investors’ role in the financing of FTTH.

Moderator: Dr. Suleiman Al Hedaithy, Member of the Board, FTTH Council MENA

Speakers:

-Serge Chovau, Business Domain Lead MEA Fixed Access, Alcatel-Lucent
-Norman Albi, Founding Partner, Aggaros
-Nigel Moore, Vice-Chair Education Committee, FTTH Council Asia Pacific
"Broadband and Governments"

Moderator:Dr. Suleiman Al HedaithyPresentation:Moderator_Suleiman_El_Hedaithy.pdf
Speakers:Serge ChovauPresentation:Serge_Chovau.pdf
Norman AlbiPresentation:Norman_Albi.pdf
Nigel MoorePresentation:Nigel_Moore.pdf
11:15-11:45
Coffee Break
11:45-13:00
Session - FTTH in MENA Region: Case Studies
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FTTH in MENA Region: Case Studies

FTTH is happening in MENA region. This session will give insights into existing and planned FTTH deployments in the MENA region such as KSA, UAE, Qatar etc.

Moderator: Gamal Hegazy, Member of the Board, FTTH Council MENA

Speakers:

-Eng. Mohammed Ali Assalateen, Director of Business Development & Marketing Group, Dawiyat-SEC
-Nasser A. Al-Saadon, General Manager, Planning & Performance, HBU, STC KSA
“FTTH as Growth Venue for STC”
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Mr. Ahmed Al-Sulaiti, CTO of Q.NBN, Qatar. (absent)

 

Moderator:Gamal HegazyPresentation:Moderator_Gamal_Hegazy.pdf
Speakers:Eng. Mohammed Ali AssalateenPresentation:Mohammad_Ali_Assalateen.pdf
Nasser A. Al-SaadonPresentation:N.A.
Ahmed Al-Sulaiti Presentation:QNBN_FTTH-3.pdf
13:00-14:15
Lunch
14:15-15:30
Session - Industry Challenge for Rural and Urban Areas
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Industry Challenge for Rural and Urban Areas

The industry players will show the latest solutions for FTTH deployment and the best business model for a successful FTTH and FTTX deployment in terms of time to market and return on investment. This will highlight the rural and urban solutions according to the geography and structure of the country.

Moderator: Faris Awartani, Chairman of the Board, FTTH Council MENA

Speakers:

-Edgar Aker, Telecoms Solutions - Strategy & Business Development, Prysmian Group
"Urban / Rural: Different Ways to Reduce Total Cost of Deployment"
-Martin Kellenberger, Head of Consulting, Reichle & De-Massari
"FTTH - Complexity as a Challenge"
-Wolfgang Fischer, Chief Architect for Service Provider Next Generation Access solutions in EMEA, Cisco Systems
"FTTH Deployment–Topologies, Technologies and Business Models"

Moderator:Faris AwartaniPresentation:N.A.
Speakers:Edgar AkerPresentation:Edgar_Aker.pdf
Martin KellenbergerPresentation:Martin_Kellenberger.pdf
Wolfgang FischerPresentation:Wolfgang_Fischer.pdf
15:30-15:50
Keynote Speech
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Keynote Speech

by HE Dr. Mohamed Salem, Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology of Egypt

Speakers:HE Dr. Mohamed SalemPresentation:N.A.
15:50-17:00
VIP Panel
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How to Accelerate FTTH Deployments in the MENA Region

VIP discussion Panel on How to Accelerate FTTH Deployments in the MENA Region

Moderator: Hartwig Tauber, Director General, FTTH Council Europe

Panelists:

-Dr. Amr Badawi, CEO, National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) of Egypt
-Ahmed Ossama, Managing Directir, TE Data, Egypt
-Waseem Arsany, CEO, Link Dot Net Egypt
-Faris Awartani, Chairman of the Board, FTTH Council Middle East & North Africa
-Roland Montagne, Director Telecoms Business Unit, IDATE

Moderator:Hartwig TauberPresentation:N.A.
Speakers:Dr. Amr BadawiPresentation:N.A.
Ahmed OssamaPresentation:N.A.
Waseem ArsanyPresentation:N.A.
Faris AwartaniPresentation:N.A.
Roland MontagnePresentation:N.A.

Another Huge Success!

Thanks to our Sponsors, Speakers, Supporting partners and Participants the FTTH Council MENA Conference was another big success for the third year in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt on 30 November and 1 December 2011.

Special thanks to the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology of Egypt represented by Dr Amr Badawi, CEO of NTRA who inaugurated the conference and participated as Keynote speaker in both the opening and closing ceremonies.

We would like to thank all participants who joined us from North America, Europe, Asia and Middle East and North Africa 

See you in 2012!

Past Conferences (2011)