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Executive Telecom Briefing #18

Internet Bandwidth
Supply & Demand

The Effect of Video & New Internet Applications on Network Infrastructure Opportunities

Objective | Program

December 12, 2006

ton University
School of Management, Rm. 412
595 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA

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Event Chairpersons
Dr. Andrew Odlyzko
Event Chair

Director of Interdisciplinary Digital Technology
University of Minnesota


Dr. Mark Gaynor
Event Co-Chair

Assistant Professor
School of Management, IS Department
Boston University


Telecom Briefing Objective

The growth in internet traffic is still healthy but not as aggressive as a few year ago. Transport technology continues to be improved thus reducing costs. Despite temporary overcapacity and industry consolidation, the race between growing traffic and growing transport capacity will be key to determining the health of the telecom industry. Right now there seems to be absence between the two, with the result that revenues from long haul transport are roughly constant. This event will explore what the future will bring and what can the industry do to affect it.

Topics to be Addressed

  • Supply Side

    • What is the present bandwidth supply status in both domestic and International?
    • Is there an excess of dark fiber"
    • Is there a business opportunity in dark fiber?
    • Where is the dark fiber?
    • What is happening to the price of dark fiber?
    • How do you find dark fiber?
    • Role of new technologies
    • How much bandwidth will be needed in the access networks?
    • The impact of mergers and acquisitions on network capacity supply.
    • Will the carrier consolidation and foreign ownership pose a national security threat?

  • Demand Side

    • What types of services are driving Internet traffic?
    • What are the most bandwidth hungry applications, now and in the future?
    • What are the strategies of Google, Yahoo, E-bay,. MSN, & YouTube, etc.
    • What will be the impact of "net neutrality" legislation?
    • What impact will IPTV and VoIP have?
    • What will be the impact of Video and User-generated video?
    • What will be the impact of networked gaming?
    • Where will money be made on new web services?
    • What will be the impact of new technologies?

Who Should Attend

  • Long distance
  • Carriers
  • Submarine Cable System Executives
  • Telecom Equipment Suppliers
  • End Users
  • Systems integrators
  • Internet Service Providers
  • Internet Services
  • Real Estate Developers
  • Investors
  • Data Center Managers
  • Consultants

Industries Covered

  • Medical
  • Manufacturing
  • Government
  • Education
  • Retail
  • Gaming
  • Finance
  • Power
  • Transportation

Briefing Program

8:30 am - 9:00 am
9:00 am - 10:00 am Improving Technology and Growing Demand:
The Race that is Key to the Future of Telecom
Dr. Andrew Odlyzko | info
Director of Interdisciplinary Digital Technology

University of Minnesota
10:00 am - 10:30 am Fiber, Bandwidth and Outsourcing:
The New Wholesale Telecom Reality
Robert J. Feuerstein, Ph.D. | info
Senior Architect, Customer Network Planning
Level (3) Communications
10:30 am - 11:00 am Networking Break
11:00 am - 11:30 am

Fiber Glut: Myth v. Reality
David Rusin, Founder, President & CEO | info
American Fiber Systems, Inc.

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Backbone Network Traffic Forecast - 2006
Dr. Hui Pan
Chief Analyst | info
IGI Consulting, Inc.

Clif Holliday
| info
B&C Consulting

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Networking Lunch
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm A Real Options Approach to Network Neutrality
Dr. Mark Gaynor, Assistant Professor - IS Department | info
Boston University School of Management
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Hooked on Bandwidth: How Wyeth Went Optical,
Why We Like It, What Carriers Can Learn

Nick Fiekowsky, Enterprise Consultant | info
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Business Drivers for Optical Networks
Michael Mullaley | info
Independent Consultant
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Networking Break
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm An Overview of International Submarine Cable Markets
Michael Ruddy, Managing Director | info
Terabit Consulting
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Submarine Cable Markets: A Carrier's Perspective
Ariane Moyes | info
VSNL International
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Open Discussion