25-26 April 2017 | Dusit Thani, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Conference Day Two

8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration, refreshments and networking

9:15 am - 12:00 am Chairman’s opening remarks

Ed McCormack - International Consultant .
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Ed McCormack

International Consultant
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MITIGATING THE CHALLENGES FACED FROM BID EVALUATION TO CABLE MAINTENANCE

9:30 am - 12:00 am TE SubCom approach for Higher Capacity and High Performance - utilising SubCom’s available C+L technology and undersea OADM Product, the WSS ROADM WMU

Iead Al-Shaer - Managing Director Sales & Business Development TE SubCom - Middle East Region

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Iead Al-Shaer

Managing Director Sales & Business Development
TE SubCom - Middle East Region

10:00 am - 12:00 am Discussing the role of new cables in addressing increasing demand for data and ensuring access to data centres

Praveen Agarwal - Business Head for GCC Region Bharti Airtel
  • Highlighting the new and upcoming projects and discussing their role in enhancing capacity
  • Providing updates on the recently completed submarine cable projects and future plans
  • Discussing opportunities for international service providers and telecoms operators in difficult markets such as Africa, India and Iran
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Praveen Agarwal

Business Head for GCC Region
Bharti Airtel

10:30 am - 12:00 am Recent and Future Trend in Digital Coherent Optical Transmission Technologies for Transoceanic Submarine Cable Systems

Naoki Suzuki - Senior Manager, Lightwave Transmission Control Group, Electro-Optics Technology Dept., Information Technology R&D Center MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION

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Naoki Suzuki

Senior Manager, Lightwave Transmission Control Group, Electro-Optics Technology Dept., Information Technology R&D Center
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION

11:00 am - 12:00 am Networking break

PANEL DISCUSSION: OTT AND CARRIER RELATIONSHIP

11:30 am - 12:00 am Case Study presentation: Discussing the OTT and China Telecom relationship in Mainland China

YanFeng Gu - Director of Network, MEA Region China Telecom

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YanFeng Gu

Director of Network, MEA Region
China Telecom

  • Analysing how content providers can fulfil their increasing bandwidth requirements
  • Is there a business model for both carriers and OTTs to work together on new submarine projects?
  • Why are OTTs building their own networks instead of leveraging from existing submarine cables? How to find a win-win solution for both OTT and carriers?
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Mahesh Jaishankar

VP
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Praveen Agarwal

Business Head for GCC Region
Bharti Airtel

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Jamil Al Koussa

International Business Development
Omantel

12:45 pm - 12:00 am Mitigating the challenges faced when monitoring the health of a subsea cable

Henry Bookey - Senior Researcher Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics
  • Understanding the challenges that can affect the health of the cable
  • Capturing timely data in order to understand the state of the cable
  • Developing and implementing a proper mechanism to check the health of the cable in order to avoid cable failure
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Henry Bookey

Senior Researcher
Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics

1:15 pm - 12:00 am Chairman's closing remarks

Ed McCormack - International Consultant .

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Ed McCormack

International Consultant
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1:45 pm - 12:00 am Networking lunch

DRAGON’S DEN SESSION

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm End of conference