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Fiber to the Home:
The New Empowerment

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Executive Telecom Briefing #16

Second Annual FTTx Briefing

Objective | Program

New Date: Febrary 15, 2006
8:00am - 3:00pm

Boston Marriott Burlington
Burlington, MA

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Event Chairperson
Dr. Paul E. Green, Jr.
Event Chairperson

Industry Expert and Author:

Fiber to the Home:
The New Empowerment


Telecom Briefing Objective

The first FTTx Briefing, Market Opportunities for FTTx, was held in December of 2004 just as the RBOCs were launching their FTTP programs. This years event will review the progress being made by the RBOCs and the competitive reaction by the MSOs. Much has been said about plans for IPTV but little has been done to date. The municipal market continues to grow but legislation is being prepared as part of the rewrite of the Telecommunications Act to restrict cities and states from getting into the telecommunications business. There is increased pressure on the government to promote broadband deployment based on the progress being made overseas. The State of the FTTx business will be addressed by three consultants, carriers, manufacturers, and local government representatives with the objective of identifying new market opportunities for systems, subsystems, and component suppliers.

Topics to be Covered Include:
  • Actual numbers of homes passed and the take rates to date and forecasted
  • Experiences learned
  • Status of IPTV
  • Systems and component price trends
  • Is it possible to make money in this market
  • Summary of the status of RBOC RFP for GPON
  • Recent Broadband Experiments in Hong Kong and Japan

Questions to be Answered Include:

  • What new technologies need to be develop to make FTTP a success?
  • Which will win, APON, GPON or EPON ?
  • What impact will the FTTH Council have?
  • What is the economic impact of broadband?
  • What will be the role of Yahoo, Google, E-Bay and Microsoft if any?

Conference Program

8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration
9:00 am - 10:00 am FTTP and IPTV | bio
Dr. Paul E. Green, Jr. , Event Chairperson
Industry Expert , Author ( Fiber to the Home: The New Empowerment )
10:00 am - 10:30 am Overview of the Market for FTTx
Dr. Paul Polishuk, President & CEO | bio
IGI Consulting, Inc. - IGI Group
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Networking Break

11:00 am - 11:30 am FTTH: Economics, Architectures, Technologies and Market Drivers
Bob Whitman , Broadband Manager | bio
Corning, Inc.
11:30 am - 12:00 pm The Multi-Billion Dollar FTTP Market :
Where, When, and for Whom
Mack, Director of Research | bio
KMI Research
12:00 pm - 1:00pm Networking Lunch
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm The Prospects for Municipal FTTH
Sharon E. Gillett, Senior Research Associate | bio
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm IPTV Set-top Box Technology to Enable Successful Deployments and Grow ITV volume
Scot Robertson, Product Line Director, Media Node Platforms | bio
Analog Devices, Inc.
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

FTTx Standards: APON, GPON, and EPON
Stephen Thomas, Chief Architech | bio
Wave 7 Optics

2:30 pm - 3:00pm Final Questions & Conclusions