Conference and workshop programme

Benefit from 19 expert workshops, 17 conference panels sessions and keynote speeches offering insights from leading policy makers, business leaders, technology experts and investors in the telecoms and digital communications sector

Workshop 3a
Gigabit networks ‘Made in Germany’: accelerating FTTH design & deployment

Organised by GE, Comsof, Prysmian Group and ISTools

Germany is preparing for a huge acceleration of FTTH deployments when concerns over the environment are greater than ever before. For this to become a success, every aspect of network design, deployment and management needs to be considered. Join Comsof, GE, IS Tools and Prysmian to hear about:

  • Energy consumption of access networks & cable choice for increasing density, reducing carbon emission & reducing cost
  • Applying the latest technology to accelerate FTTH design and deployment
  • Streamlined FTTx rollouts, the benefits of digitizing a decade of knowhow
  • 09:30-09:50
    Energy consumption of access networks & cable choice for increasing density, reducing carbon emission & reducing cost to the customer
    Jan Schindler, Prysmian
    Energy consumption of access networks & cable choice for increasing density, reducing carbon emission & reducing cost to the customer

    2 December 2020 09:30-09:50 Session

    The Internet has become the most commonly used communication medium in people’s lives. Key the Internet are broadband access networks. These networks use different technologies, e.g. DSL or DOCSIS, and different infrastructures, such as telephony or hybrid fibre-coax networks. To meet ever increasing demands FTTH has been widely adopted. This state-of-the-art technology provides data rates of hundreds Gigabit\second. The technology continuously improves, with quality, durability and energy consumption being key focus points. Therefore cable and technology choice are critical when considering increasing density, reducing carbon emission and reducing cost to the customer for next generation network infrastructure in Germany.

  • 09:50-10:10
    Deutsche Telekom’s FTTH Fibre Factory: Applying the latest technology to accelerate FTTH design and deployment
    Gustav Janssens, Comsof and James Wheatley, GE
    Deutsche Telekom’s FTTH Fibre Factory: Applying the latest technology to accelerate FTTH design and deployment

    2 December 2020 09:50-10:10 Session

    In 2017 DT embarked upon an entirely new FTTH deployment project to aggressively deploy FTTH across Germany. The objective was to do this as cost effectively and efficiently as possible, tearing up the old rule book and using modern technologies in planning, design and construction. All delivered collaboratively through an agile methodology.  The project uses 360° panoramic imagery and LiDAR to capture the real world processed using AI to identify optimal trench routes. Then high level and low-level network designs are fully automated to create an optimised, constructible design, without the need for multiple field visits. Last year this cutting-edge project was awarded DT’s Innovation Award, beating numerous other projects to the prestigious title

  • 10:10-10:30
    Streamlined FTTx rollouts, the benefits of digitizing a decade of know how
    Johan Franzén, IS Tools and Mario Kokovsky, DEN
    Streamlined FTTx rollouts, the benefits of digitizing a decade of know how

    2 December 2020 10:10-10:30 Session

    Germany is in a favourable position to benefit from lessons learned during the early projects in Europe that began more than 10 years ago. Materials, processes, staff training, software tools, etc. has truly evolved over time. Implementing suitable best practices ensures that large investments are used efficiently. In this session, we share examples of general and Germany specific challenges (e.g. Genehmigung, GEE) and how these can be addressed. E.g. how a fully digitized process all the way from the work in trenches to KPI dashboards in the project office can automate workflows, ensure control and increase the roll-out speed.

  • 10:30-11:00
    Q&A and workshop summary
    Q&A and workshop summary

    2 December 2020 10:30-11:00 Session

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