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Estimates have been made that pan-European carriers will install more than 600,000 fibre km in MANs this year. Other carriers will choose to acquire strategically situated city carriers to fit into their growth plans. Both the geographic scope of the networks and the use of high fibre count cable are unprecedented in Europe and herald the advent of massive growth in capacity.

Why should you attend? High Bandwidth MAN & WAN will be a forum for the leading companies to assess the emerging opportunities for the integration of SONET, DWDM, ATM/IP multiplexing and switching into a single service-oriented platform.

Key issues to be addressed: The following issues will be examined, providing a comprehensive overview of the rollout of the networks:

  • Costs of metro-area networks and the pitfalls of these costs
  • Identifying, designing and planning the most effective architecture for metro-area networks
  • Examining the development of backbone and metro network architecture
  • Drivers of success for the metro-area networks
  • Time to market issues
  • Developments in optical networking and the impact on the design of MANs and WANs
  • Can the 10-Gigabit Ethernet provide the bandwidths of the future in the MAN and WAN?

Who should attend? This conference will benefit senior industry executives from Carrier Services, Business Development and Networks divisions of telecom operators and manufacturers.

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Stefan Stanislawski

Stefan Stanislawski, Managing Director, Analysys Ventures

9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Betsy Ludwig

Betsy Ludwig, Development Senior Manager, Optical Networking Group, Lucent Technologies

  • The evolution of the metro network
  • The metro network challenges and how operators can deal with these challenges
  • The economic case for deploying a metro optical solution
  • The benefits of offering a multi-service platform
  • 9:40 DELIVERING HIGH PERFORMANCE NETWORKS TO THE ENTERPRISE

    Howard Hines

    Howard Hines, Head of Connectivity Technical Services, BT Syncordia

  • Infrastructure ownership - Enterprise and carrier trends
  • Bandwidth vs QOS and usage policy
  • Forecasting - reading the technology roadmap
  • Preferred technologies and network architectures
  • Bringing together both legacy and new technology
  • Supporting multi-media applications with QOS
  • 10:20 CASE STUDY: KPN QWEST’S NETWORK AND THE COSTS OF INSTALLATION

    Ronald van der Breggen

    Ronald van der Breggen, Senior Director, IP Network Development, KPN Qwest

  • Examining the current network architecture
  • Where are present costs incurred?; Forecasting technology changes
  • The impact, cost and functionality of new technology
  • The competitive environment in the UK and the impact on infrastructure
  • Access to competitors - sharing costs
  • Economic viability of installing next generation network architectures
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 DELIVERING VALUE IN THE END-USER MARKET

    Rob Brougham

    Rob Brougham, director of Product Management, COLT Telecoms

  • Price elasticity of demand - how are customers’ needs changing?
  • Does ‘buy the bandwidth to fit the application’ really work?
  • Selling long-term contacts in a spot price market - managing customer expectations
  • Segmenting the market to maximise profitability as prices plunge
  • 12:00 IDENTIFYING, DESIGNING & PLANNING THE MOST EFFECTIVE ARCHITECTURE FOR METRO NETWORKS

    Aad van Diepen

    Aad van Diepen, Executive Director of City Networks, Global Crossing

  • The impact of legacy support
  • The service demands made of metro networks that need to be incorporated into design
  • The challenges of integrating IP, SDH and WDM architectures
  • The cost and functionality of different network architectures; Ensuring the network is cost and bandwidth optimised
  • Ensuring the network is scalable to meet future service demands
  • Developing a network that supports customers leasing individual wavelengths
  • 12:40 Lunch

    13:40 SIMPLIFYING SERVICE DELIVERY AT THE OPTICAL EDGE

    David Spillane

    David Spillane, Technical Director, EMEA, Appian Communications

  • The final service revenue bottleneck
  • A proposal for intelligent optical edge
  • Ethernet as the universal services interface
  • Ethernet services
  • Ease of service management
  • 14:20 EXAMINING THE DEVELOPMENT OF BACKBONE AND METRO NETWORK ARCHITECTURE

    Harm Werkman

    Harm Werkman, Director, Metro Development, Carrier 1

  • Identifying and overcoming the challenge of achieving interoperability with current networks
  • Operational considerations when implementing a new network
  • The economics of implementing DWDM in the MAN
  • Identifying the challenges of integrating DWDM networks with existing protocols
  • 15:00 CASE STUDY - ONI SYSTEMS’ OPTICAL MAN ROLLOUT

    James Munro

    James Munro, Network Consultant, EMEA, ONI Systems

  • Metropolitan systems requirements
  • Intelligent traffic distribution
  • The problems inherent in SDH networks
  • The problems inherent to long-haul interconnect with local LANs
  • Providing the deployment of Europe-wide LAN interconnect
  • Keeping up with the protocol and speed requirements the industry demands
  • 15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 CASE STUDY: GERMANY’S KOMNET AND IT’S BLUEPRINT FOR THE ALL OPTICAL NETWORK

    Gert Eilenberger

    Gert Eilenberger, Unit Manager, Optical Systems and Networks, Alcatel SEL

  • The ideal platform to ‘blood’ next-generation products and networks
  • DWDM is the key to the network - transporting a variety of protocols via one integrated platform
  • Proving interoperability and shared management methods
  • Channel protection and performance monitoring for the rings
  • Optimising the management of a multi-vendor metro network - a common approach and it’s potential impacts on standardisation
  • First experiences of the ongoing field trial - services to be provided; Key issues of future proofing and upgrading
  • 16:40 IMPLEMENTATION OF THE GIGABIT ETHERNET

    George Georgiou

    George Georgiou, Manager, Networking Strategies, SNSL

  • Costs of the network vs ability to manage the network
  • Capabilities of the Gigabit Ethernet
  • Providing Quality Service; Overcoming limitations
  • Ethernet implementation in the MAN and WAN
  • Examining the development of the standards for the Gigabit Ethernet
  • SNSL’s MAN for British Airways using Gigabit Ethernet
  • 17:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Greg Wynne

    Greg Wynne, Director, AXSIS Consulting

    9:10 CASE STUDY: BROADBAND IP AND DATA NETWORKS

    Dave Payne

    Dave Payne, Manager, Broadband Achitectures and Optical Networks, BtexaCT

  • Examining the current network architecture
  • Role of IP and ATM; Where are the present costs incurred?
  • Core and access transmission costs
  • Forecasting technology changes
  • Network evolution and the impact of new technology
  • Pragmatic ways of migration towards all optical networks
  • 9:40 CASE STUDY FROM SYCAMORE NETWORKS

    Christian Paquet

    Christian Paquet, Director of Professional Services, Sycamore Networks

  • What is the case for the all-optical core?; What are the benefits of electrical regeneration?
  • What are the important developments in optical switch components?
  • What is real and what is make-believe?; What are the business benefits of all-optical networks?
  • What technologies will stretch transmission distances?
  • What are the practical problems facing carriers?
  • What are carriers and service providers using today?
  • 10:20 CONVERTING RAW BANDWIDTH INTO PROFITABLE SERVICES

    Richard Benwell

    Richard Benwell, Solutions Marketing Manager, Riverstone Networks

  • Delivering services in the MAN
  • Retaining customers in a competitive world
  • Getting paid for what you deliver
  • MPLS for service provisioning
  • Does everyone need 10 gig?
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 DEVELOPMENTS IN OPTICAL NETWORKING

    Stefano Lorenzi

    Stefano Lorenzi, Backbone Engineering Director, Ebone

  • Optical networks of the third millennium: new technologies and architectures
  • How to keep unitary costs low at the optical layer
  • New services opportunities
  • Metro WDM: risks and opportunities
  • Outlining the implementation of optical networking in pan-European networks
  • 12:00 EXAMINING THE DRIVERS FOR IMPLEMENTING GIGABIT ETHERNET IN THE MAN AND WAN

    Mariusz Gerlach

    Mariusz Gerlach, Director, Fibre Networks, Utfors Fibre Networks

  • Associated costs traded off against network management capabilities
  • Gigabit Ethernet’s potential for high capacity networks
  • The development interfaces between Ethernet and optical networks to support the handover of traffic
  • Current limitations and the means of overcoming them
  • Comparing initial and ongoing costs of Ethernet implementation in the MAN and the WAN with SDH implementation
  • Exploring the standards for Gigabit Ethernet in the MAN and the WAN
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 THE IMPACT OF THE 10-GIGABIT ETHERNET ON METRO AND WIDE AREA NETWORK SERVICE PROVIDERS

    Edwards Hopkins

    Edwards Hopkins, European Marketing Development Manager, Extreme Networks

  • IP over DWDM service providers want to deploy 10 Gigabit technologies
  • Accelerated revenue opportunities enabled by high bandwidth MANs
  • Can 10 Gigabit Ethernet offer true quality of service ?
  • Will 10 Gigabit coexist or replace with SDH?
  • The radical change to pricing models
  • Projected exponential growth in traffic
  • 14:20 INTEGRATION OF STORAGE AREA NETWORKS WITH MANS & WANS

    Tom Lahive

    Tom Lahive, Director of European Networks, Storage Networks

  • Differentiating storage services by network capabilities
  • The increasing complexity of e-commerce and enterprise-class storage applications
  • Deploying enterprise-class storage and SAN solutions from multiple vendors
  • Using service providers to achieve significant time-to-market
  • Guarantees for service availability and performance
  • Security issues for customers and how to meet these concerns
  • 14:40 IDENTIFYING AND OVERCOMING THE CHALLENGES OF INTERWORKING GIGABIT ETHERNET WITH LEGACY SDH NETWORKS

    David Yates

    David Yates, Vice-President of Marketing, Atrica

  • End-to-end provisioning
  • Converting Gigabit Ethernet traffic to SDH rates
  • The feasibility of interworking Gigabit Ethernet with existing SDH and DWDM
  • Upgrading performance and reliability standards to those of SDH
  • Time delay problems - the need for real-time traffic
  • Long distance problems with Gigabit Ethernet
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 MANAGEMENT OF NETWORKS TO PRODUCE HIGH PERFORMANCE

    Jonathan Burg

    Jonathan Burg, Consultant, Logica UK

  • Customer demand: SME market and services
  • Preparing the pipeline: early day strategies for smooth operations
  • Delivering differentiation:
  • Exceeding customer expectations of performance
  • Operational service provision for the planned, managed network
  • Effective partnerships for high performance
  • 17:00 WIRELESS IN THE LOCAL LOOP - A BETTER ALTERNATIVE?

    Richard Redgrave

    Richard Redgrave, Marketing Director, PAV Data Systems

  • The risks inherent in building fiber optic networks
  • Backbone networks don’t offer that ‘last mile’ link cost-effectively
  • Advantages of optical wireless
  • Deployment issues
  • Who will get the licenses and how expensive are they going to be?
  • PAV Data Systems’ Manchester deployment
  • 17:40 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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