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Event Date Tue Apr 20 BST - Wed Apr 21 BST (6 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Tue Apr 20 5:00am - Wed Apr 21 9:20am
Location Virtual
Region EMEA

Since its launch Gigabit Access has developed in reaction to the latest access technology trends. Evolving from 2014 where the main focus was extending the life of copper networks to 2021 where we’re exploring how access technologies from GPON, to G.Fast, to DOCSIS, to fixed-wireless can work together to deliver gigabit capable networks.

New for 2021, we will be exploring the role that next-generation access technologies including NG-PON2, XGS-PON, DOCSIS 3.1 and 4.0, and 5G are playing in network development. Similarly, we’ll take a look at how emerging virtualisation technologies are revolutionising network management and the impact that this is having on network strategy.

The virtual event will be an opportunity to hear from the leading minds in access network deployment and to learn from and share ideas with your industry peers. Whilst being a technology-led conference, the event will also explore the business of networks and network delivery.

Key topics for 2021 include:
• Copper extension technologies
• 5G fixed-wireless access
• Gigabit cable strategy & technology
• Gigabit broadband products & services
• In-home networks
• Network virtualisation technologies (e.g. SDN, NFV)
• Network investment strategies


2021 Speakers

Marco Arioli
Head of Network Engineering, Fastweb S.p.A

Gilles Bourdon
VP Wireline Networks & Infrastructure, Orange

Luk Bruynseels
VP Engineering, Telenet

Fabrizio Campanale
VP Entertainment & In-Home Connectivity, Technology & Innovation, UPC Schweiz

Andrew Collinson
Research Director, STL Partners

Ian Corden
Director, Plum Consulting

Bruno Cornaglia
Fixed Access Senior Manager, Vodafone

Michael Dargue
Vice President, Cartesian

Filip De Greve
Product Marketing Director, Fixed Networks, Nokia

Jeff Finkelstein
Chief Access Scientist, Cox Communications

Simon Fisher
Principal Architect, Access, BT

Jaume Fornos
Principal Consultant, Strategy, Cartesian

Nicolas Fortineau
Product Director of Connectivity Platforms, Liberty Global

Vincent Garnier
Director General, FTTH Council Europe

Marcin Grochociński
Technology & Innovation Director, I.N.E.A. Sa

Keith Hayes

Jan Hruška
Chief Technology Officer, O2 Czech Republic a.s.

Oliver Johnson
Chief Executive Officer, Point Topic

Eric Joyce
Business Development Manager, EMEA, ADTRAN

Ronan Kelly

Yusuf Kiraç
Chief Technology Officer, Turk Telecom

Oliver Lamparter
Wireline Access Expert, Swisscom AG

Trevor Linney
Openreach Research Director, BT

Israel Madiedo
Innovation & Technology Director, izzi telecom

Yogesh Malik
CTIO, Tele2

Branimir Maric
CTIO, T-Mobile Czech Republic & Slovak Telekom

Graeme Millar
Chief Executive Officer, J.T. Group Ltd

Roland Montagne
Principal Analyst, Broadband & FTTx, IDATE DigiWorld

Oyovwe Okorodudu
Assistant Vice President, HGC Global Communications

Elena Panova
Sales & Marketing Director - Residential Segment, A1 Makedonija

Matjaž Pogačnik
Director of Access Networks, Telekom Slovenije d.d.

Sebastian Richter
Director Product Management, devolo AG

Sean Robertson
Product Marketing Manager, ADTRAN

Livia Rosu
Marketing Chair And Board Member, HomeGrid Forum

Kumar Sivarajan
Chief Technology Officer, Tejas Networks

Gita Sorensen
Founder And Director, Gos Consulting

Mike Talbert
Associate Fellow - Device Technology, Verizon & Vice President and Board Member, Multimedia over Coax Alliance

Craig Thomas
Vice President Strategic Marketing & Business Development, Broadband Forum

Helge Tiainen
Head of Product Mangement, Marketing & Sales, InCoax Networks

Leo-Geert Van Den Berg
Director, Fixed Network, VodafoneZiggo

Stephen Wilson
Principal Analyst, Analysys Mason

Rajesh Yadav
Chief Network Architect & Associate Fellow, Verizon

Hani Mohammad Yassin
Senior Director, Technology Strategy, Etisalat