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

Loucas Balis

Product Marketing Manager
OTEGlobe S.A
Mr. Loucas Balis, holds the position of OTEGLOBE’s Product Marketing Manager, heading the Product Management D\pt., from October 2012. By joining OTEGLOBE in 2008 as Product Manager, he contributed significantly to the development of OTEGLOBE’s service portfolio in Int’l Voice and Data business, while he actively participated in the expansion of OTEGLOBE’s network footprint in new markets by representing the company in int’l consortium cables such as SMW3 and AAE1. As of September 2016 he holds the position of Vice Chair in AAE1 Consortium’s Management Committee. Prior to OTEGLOBE, he had worked for Vodafone Greece at the Planning D\pt. since 1999, contributing to the design of its national optical fiber & transport network. He started his career in 1996 in “Anco - Alcatel” Company, having the responsibility of presales technical support for almost 4 years. Mr. Balis holds a University Degree in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens with Major in Telecommunications & Electronics.


11:15 AM Upgrading capacity and extending the life of submarine cable systems

  • Discussing the technical challenges operators need to bear in mind before upgrades
  • Is there a possibility to extend the life of submarine cables to beyond 25 years?
  • Analysing best methods to recover and re-use existing systems

2:00 PM AAE-1 - Asia-Africa-Europe 1

AAE-1 - Asia-Africa-Europe 1 is a 25,000km submarine cable from South East Asia to Europe across Egypt, connecting Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia,Singapore, Thailand, India, Pakistan, Oman, UAE, Qatar, Yemen, Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Greece, Italy and France. The cable construction agreement was signed in 2014 and the cable is currently in its commissioning stage


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