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Fiber To The Home Conference - have you got your ticket?
Tue, 14th May 2013
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Fiber To The Home (FTTH) is inviting you to its workshop, two-day conference, welcome reception and Gala Dinner - all for just NZ$516 per person.

Scheduled for Sunday May 19 at Auckland's Langham Hotel, the half-day workshop kick-starts a three-day exhibition in New Zealand this month.

The workshop will focus on training and development, centered on deployment and mobile backhaul.

Masahide Migita from NTT West will be talking about NTT West’s approach to the expansion of FTTH service and how their rapid expansion was possible, while Michael Hansen will explore the skillset required for future Optic technicians.

Mobile Backhaul will be looked at as well and IDate will give the findings of their Mobile Backhaul study conducted on behalf of the FTTH Council in APAC.

As well their will be presentations from WiMax Forum and Cabium Networks.

Headline speaker Rob Shaddock, CTO executive vice president of TE Connectivity offers his view on FTTH Deployment: Current Status & Future TrendsAbstract.

The talk talks a look into the present and future state of the telecommunications industry with a focus on bandwidth, technologies and market drivers. What challenges still exist today? What are the available technologies to choose from? Where is the market heading?

Another headline talk, by Cisco, will focus on Evolving Access Technologies with their speaker Aqil Ansari who is the senior market manager, IP NGN Architectures, APAC, Japan & Greater China.

Day One

Day One kicks off with a full Maori welcome from the Maori Broadband Working Party Ngu Pu Waea, before Graham Mitchell updates on New Zealand's Ultra-Fast Broadband initiative.

A panel style overview from the Partner's perspective will follow, including companies such as Chorus, Enable, Ultrafast and Northpower Fibre.

Mike Quigley will also be on hand to offer updates on the NBN Deployment in Australia as well as speakers from around the region including India, Japan and Malaysia.

The afternoon will move into track sessions including Smart Communities and Local Government. The event will look at a Korean approach as well as opinions from New Zealand and Auckland City Council as well as Regional Economic Growth via FTTH from Suella Hansen.

Martin Sharrock, Head of Network Engineering and Network Strategy from Chorus will look at the cost of managing FTTH deployment and the following day Chris Quin, CEO Telecom Retail will talk about managing the transition from Copper to Fibre.

Day Two

Day Two starts with a discussion about Singapore's Next Generation Network with Assistant CEO from IDA Singapore as well as an overview and status of OpenNet's fibre rollout by Mark Blake (CEO) alongwith David Storrie CEO Nucleus Connect.

Dr. Ching-Sheu Wang, Senior Director at Chunghwa Telecom in Taiwan will talk about perspective on the FTTH Deployment and Applications in Taiwan and focus on the penetration rate and broadband services as well the experiences of Broadband deployment and their vision for services in the future.

Wrapping up the second day, the track sessions will see Google discuss New Zealand internet innovations along with Telehealth in Action in New Zealand. While GeoOp will discuss how 2013 is a game changer for SME's.

There will also be speakers from academia with the conference to be concluded by IDate's Director Telecoms Business Unit Roland Montagne and Julie Kunstler from Ovum, who will present on the evolving Fttx Marketing and look at new technologies and market applications.

A Gala Dinner finishes the proceedings on Tuesday evening, with Mayor of Auckland Len Brown welcoming guests and special speaker Hon Amy Adams.

For more information and to register your place, please click here