Fibre – How To Monetise? – Webinar Wednesday 27th July, 13:00 – 15:00 (BST)

Created June 22, 2022

About the webinar
With fibre rapidly replacing legacy copper, the sheer capacity and speed of the new networks are making traditional forms of revenue generation obsolete, while at the same time opening up new ones. Indeed, operators are having to look beyond their core business to monetise fibre. Differentiators such as latency, symmetrical bitrates, bundling calls with streaming services, and dedicated gaming packages are all new potential sources of revenue. Then there’s the wholesale side. Opportunities exist in mobile x-haul, given the massive number of small cells required for 5G, along with revenue shares with major content suppliers. The possibilities are almost endless, but how will operators monetise their new fibre networks? Which business models will they choose and how successful will they be?




Hear from:
– Ronan Kelly, CTO EMEA, Adtran
– Doug Blue, Business Development – North America, Nokia
– Xiang Liu, Chief Optical Standards Expert, Huawei Technologies
– Raza Khan, Senior Market Manager-Wireless Products, Signal Integrity Products Group, Semtech
– Andrew Lord, BT

Find out from the experts by registering for Optical Connections second webinar in the 2022 series, Fibre – How To Monetise? – 27th July 2022, 13:00 – 15:00 (BST).


Speakers include:

Ronan Kelly, CTO EMEA, Adtran
With unprecedented levels of fibre build occurring, operators face a period where bandwidth abundance, increasing competitive intensity, and skyrocketing operational costs is causing them to get squeezed from all angles. It is imperative that operators apply the appropriate diligence to how they light these new fibre networks.
Does their equipment help or impede their efficiency goals? Does it improve their flexibility and purchasing power in the industry? Does their equipment provide sufficient future proofing, or is it already at the peak of its capabilities?
Learn from the most recognised fixed broadband vendor CTO what the key considerations for success are.


Doug Blue, Business Development – North America, Nokia
Remaining Relevant: Three Must-Haves for Your Next-Gen Fiber Network
Today’s cable, telco, and wireless service providers risk becoming commoditized.  Operators that do not find a way to differentiate service offerings will most certainly be challenged to maintain or attract new customers.  The customer experience – not broadband speed or price – is where successful future operators must focus. Customer experience goes beyond service interactions and issue resolution times; it lies with the applications that ultimately run on the network. Thankfully, software-defined fiber access networks provide a solid foundation for operators to shift precious human and capital resources to that of service differentiation.  Service providers must seek solutions and align with partners that can help facilitate the automation of their network with both hardware and software solutions designed for both the needs of their customers today and into the future.



Xiang Liu Chief Optical Standards Expert, Huawei Technologies
Fiber-to-the-Room (FTTR) and its unique value to service providers and end users
The emerging Fiber-to-the-Room (FTTR) technology extends fibers to every room and builds an Fiber-WiFi integrated network for smart homes and digital enterprises, enabling seamless telecom-quality WiFi coverage in each room and brand-new digital life experience. We will discuss the key technical aspects of FTTR, its unique value to both service providers and end users, and the current FTTR deployment status.



Raza Khan is Senior Market Manager-Wireless Products, Signal Integrity Products Group, at Semtech.
IC technology innovation will form an important aspect to enable the 5G applications of the future. We discuss how such innovations are being enabled by semiconductor companies for the eco-system to adopt a 5G foundation that will lay the ground for 5.5G and 6G.
Semtech’s 50G Tri-Edge wireless platform is leading the way for next generation 5G X-haul upgrades to enable higher capacity optical links. Such links are critical to support the massive IoT and 5G subscribers’ growth while supporting the increased data per subscriber needs – and will form a strong foundation for C-band and mmWave deployments.



Andrew Lord, Senior Manager of Optical Research, BT
Ways to leverage fibre infrastructure
The talk will explore different technologies to exploit fibre infrastructure. This will include quantum, focusing on BT’s London quantum metro network. It will also look at the opportunities around ‘Fibre as a Sensor’




Register Now to find out how to make fibre networks profitable while giving customers the services they are increasingly demanding.

And don’t forget, Webinar 1: Optical Communications is available to Watch on-demand.

Optical Connections webinars are developed in conjunction with the Market Focus Committee.

For full details of Optical Connections Webinar Series 2022, click here.


This article was written
by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.