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 1b
Open Access - from business perspectives to technical considerations

Organised by Comsof, Commscope and Cube Infrastructure

This workshop will address the subject of Open Access from a variety of angles. Our panel of experts will share their views and experiences via a mix of short readouts and discussion. Questions from the audience will be welcome.

  • 11:30-11:40
    Introduction
    Rudy Musschebroeck, Director Strategy, CommScope
    Introduction

    2 December 2020 11:30-11:40 Session

    The session will commence with a thorough definition of open access, its different instantiations and the differences with some other commonly pursued models in various markets and geographies typically driven by regulatory choices.

  • 11:40-11:55
    Part One: Focussing on the business aspect of open access
    Part One: Focussing on the business aspect of open access

    2 December 2020 11:40-11:55 Session

    Agnieszka Gladysz, Director, Department of Strategy and Analysis, Office of Electronic Communications (Polish regulator).

    • A regulatory perspective will be given based on experience with open access models in the Polish broadband market. 

     

    Christof Sommerberg, SVP Public Affairs at Deutsche Glasfaser 

    • An overview of Open Access in Germany and its implementation by Deutsche Glasfaser. Germany has some unique challenges with more than 250 operators active in fibre markets and on the other hand a handful of large national consumer ISPs.

     

     Simon Rozas, Investment Director, Cube Infrastructure

    • The investor perspective on the development in European fibre. Explaining  the preference for Open Access Network approach and share investor experiences with promoters, funders, authorities and regulators in highly divergent European markets. 
  • 11:55-12:15
    Q&A Panel
    Q&A Panel

    2 December 2020 11:55-12:15 Session

  • 12:15-12:25
    Part Two: Practical implications related to the design, planning and building of open access networks; and their impact on the total cost of ownership of these networks.
    Part Two: Practical implications related to the design, planning and building of open access networks; and their impact on the total cost of ownership of these networks.

    2 December 2020 12:15-12:25 Session

    Jonas Verstuyft, Fiber product manager at Comsof

    • Comsof provide an overview of different network architectures/topologies that can support a particular open access business model. Highlighting the cost differences between these topologies and show how these costs are distributed over the different parties involved in such business models.

     

    Jan Vandenbroeck, Regional Product Manager at CommScope

    • CommScope, will first summarize the open access platform network architectures and methods used in Europe from a physical structure perspective. Secondly, an insight will be provided on how these physical structures impact the business objectives, and a view on the lessons learned from the past 10 years of volume deployment will be given.
  • 12:25-12:45
    Q&A Panel
    Q&A Panel

    2 December 2020 12:25-12:45 Session

  • 12:45-13:00
    Closing Remarks
    Closing Remarks

    2 December 2020 12:45-13:00 Session

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