India Workshop 2017

Mumbai, January 31st, 2017 – The FTTH Council Asia-Pacific has successfully celebrated the continuing adoption of fiber and fiber to the home technology as it organized its Workshop in Mumbai, bringing together industry experts for its India Workshop 2017. Speakers from across the industry came together at the Hilton Mumbai Int’l Airport to discuss some of the hottest topics in the field including policy and regulation, latest technologies, global perspective, deep fiber, Smart Cities, FaaS, Network Monetization etc. Around 75 industry experts from India and other parts of APAC took part of the event.
Wataru Katsurashima, Secretary, FTTH Council Asia-Pacific delivered the welcome speech highlighting the FTTH developments across Asia-Pacific region.
Mr Sudhir Gupta, Secretary, TRAI delivered the keynote speech on “Policy & Regulation of India Telco Market”
Mr. Praveen Kumar Purwar, CMD of MTNL spoke about “Smart Fiber Infrastructure – MTNL’s Experience”. Afterwards, his colleague Mr. Deepak Mukherjee, General Manager shared some technical insights regarding Mumbai Networks
Mr. Sandeep Bhatnagar (Left), CEO of Tata Communications Transformation Services presented on ” Emerging Trends in FTTH in India”.
Mr. B. K. Badola (Left), CGM – Operations & Marketing, BBNL discussed on “Rural Fiber Connectivity in India”.
Ms. Junko Suzuki, Sr. Manager, Global Business Office from NTT West Corp. Japan shared a presentation on “Operator’s Perspective: Success factors of mass FTTH deployment in Japan”
Mr. Dhiraj Sharma, Senior VP of Reliance JIO shared their latest experience on “Driving Fiber Deeper Brings Greater Benefits”
An interesting panel discussion with Mr. Mandeep Bhatia, Executive VP of Vodafone India, Mr. Roland Montagne, Principal Analyst of IDATE and Mr. Sachin Deshpande, VP – Field Service Delivery of Tata Sky added extra value to the Workshop. The panel was moderated by the Council Board Director Dr. Arvind Mishra. They focused on “Operators & Customers Perspective on FTTH”
Roland Montagne, Principal Analyst of IDATE shared some valuable insights with his topic “FTTH Global perspective – Lessons to be learned”
Mr. Vipin Tyagi (Left), Executive Director of C-DOT presented on “NG-PON2 Standards Trend: Development and Deployment”

Other speakers included Dr. Badri Gomatam, Chief Technology Officer of Sterlite Tech who covered “FTTH Deployment: Opportunities and Challenges in India”, Mr. Binod Balachandran, Solutions Architect of CommScope who presented on “Building Scalable Passive Networks” and Mr. Shankar Benahalkar, Sr VP & India Business Head of Duraline who shared his presentation on “Datacom Duct Utility Corridor: Highways & Access Networks”


The Platinum sponsor for the event was Sterlite Tech while the Gold Sponsors were CommScope and Duraline. The silver sponsor for the event was Amphenol FCI.



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