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									                                                                                                  16 operator case studies
                                                  10th Anniversary Year

                       Hotel Rey Juan Carlos 1, Barcelona • November 17 - 21 2008

        Europe’s largest telecoms transport networking conference and exhibition – offering
          senior professionals from fixed and mobile operators valuable strategic insights,
         unique market intelligence and exceptional senior level networking opportunities

Comprehensive Agenda
                                                                                                 Gold Sponsors
Conference Day One – Tuesday 18 November
Core & Metro Optical Network Evolution Strategies
Conference Day Two – Wednesday 19 November
Packet Transport Network Evolution Strategies
Conference Day Three – Thursday 20 November
Carrier Ethernet, Mobile and FTTx Access
Network Evolution Strategies
Conference Day Four – Friday 21 November
Mobile Backhaul Transport Evolution Strategies

Senior Level Networking:
                                                                                                  Silver Sponsors
• 250 senior level delegates
• 50%+ service providers
• Structured networking
• TNS Drinks Reception
• TNS Exhibition

                                                                                                 Analyst Partners
       TECHNICAL BRIEFINGS Monday 17 November 2008
                             Morning Briefing
       Explaining the key optical networking elements
            and feature requirements of the NGN
    Led by Professor Stephen Ferguson, Head of Network Strategy, Ericsson

                             Afternoon Briefing
         IP-Optical Integration – is it time for optical
               transmission to ‘adapt or die’?
                                                                                   Official TNS News Channel
                 Led by Infinera and including guest speakers                     www.optical-transmission.com   transmission

                                                                       50% discount price for network operators /
                                                                  commercial telecommunications service providers
         To Register Please Call: +44 (0) 20 7017 7154 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7017 7825
       Email: ewilliams@iirltd.co.uk Web: www.optical-transmission.com/tns
                                                                 November 17 - 21 2008
                                                                 Hotel Rey Juan Carlos 1, Barcelona
Featuring                                                                                   How you can benefit
• A comprehensive educational plenary programme including 16 case                           • Find out how service providers are adopting new transport
  study presentations from senior professionals from fixed and mobile                         technologies and architectures to support cost-effectively
  service providers                                                                           the increase in data, video and IP voice traffic
• Structured networking opportunities including the TNS Exhibition and                      • Share your plans with your peers and avoid making
  TNS Drinks Reception                                                                        mistakes that others have already overcome
• Two pre conference specialist technology briefing sessions                                • Consider the benefits and challenges of new transport
                                                                                              technologies – take a strategic view of your mid and
                                                                                              long term options in a concentrated learning environment
    TNS provided some very stimulating contributions,                                       • Broaden your contacts with influential members of the
                                                                                              operator, standards and vendor communities – make
        from a technology strategy point of view                                              contacts that will help you succeed in the future
                              Co-founder & CTO, UNET
                                                                                            • Compare the different vendor roadmaps and assess their
                                                                                              strengths and weaknesses – question and influence
Key themes will include:                                                                      senior representatives from the main vendors
• Increasing flexibility in the network core – ROADM, WDM-PON Zero                          • New for 2008! New research from leading industry
  Touch Optics                                                                                analysts providing exclusive access to key market
                                                                                              forecasts and industry trends for new technologies and
• Evolution from TDM to packet transport networks – NG-SDH, Carrier                           services throughout the event
  Ethernet (PBB-TE, T-MPLS, VLAN, VPLS), MPLS Transport
• Scaling business Ethernet services and the evolution of the Ethernet                                                    Endorsed by
  aggregation layer                                                                                               The IP/MPLS Forum is an international, industry-wide,
• Upgrading capacity in the access – FTTH, (WDM-PON)                                                              non-profit association of service providers, equipment
                                                                                                                  vendors, testing centers and enterprise users. The mission
• Cost effective upgrade of the mobile, backhaul and access                                 of the Forum is to drive the global adoption of IP/MPLS-based technology,
  infrastructure – data offload, aggregation, Ethernet and Pseudowires                      networks, services and solutions. Current work efforts include inter carrier
                                                                                            interconnect (ICI), mobile wireless backhaul and MPLS interoperability. For more
• Discussing a pragmatic approach to LTE                                                    details visit www.ipmplsforum.org

 Who you will meet:
  Attendee Breakdown by Organisation                                                Attendee Breakdown by Region

                                       Fixed Operator                 18%                                                  Western Europe                      39%
                                       Mobile Operator                27%                                                  Scandinavia                         15%
                                       System Vendors                 39%                                                  Eastern Europe                      15%
                                       Subsystem Vendors               6%                                                  Middle East                         28%
                                       Regulator                       3%                                                  Africa                               1%
                                       Broadcaster                     3%                                                  Asia                                 1%
                                       Government/Defence              4%                                                  North America                        1%

                         IIR have recently launched the OTV portal                 Conference Documentation
       transmission      (Optical Transmission Vision). First of all, the portal   Full documentation is provided to delegates on arrival in the form of a
       vision            provides you with a single point of contact for           CD and printed proceedings. Documentation updates will be available
news and information on all of IIR’s market leading optical transmission           for download at the end of each conference day and after the event at
events. OTV also brings together news and comment from many different              www.optical-transmission.com/tns. Documentation is also available
sources, including senior industry analysts. There is already great                for purchase, see booking form for details.
support for the portal and IIR expect the resources available to increase          Online Agenda
in value with time. Here are some of the free services you can find today:         For the latest agenda visit www.optical-transmission.com/tns and
News – a new, independent news service for professionals working                   click on the individual days listed in the event menu.
within the Ethernet networking and services, optical networking, packet            Structured Networking
transport and mobile transport industries.                                         Transport Network Strategies offers unique senior level networking
Analyst Insights – OTV is a completely independent business                        opportunities. The event includes a lively exhibition area with up to
information resource within which senior analysts from many of the                 15 stands. The exhibition will be the focus for networking activities
leading organisations regularly contribute thought pieces, event reviews           throughout the main three conference days, providing delegates with
and comments on news and vendor product announcements.                             a valuable opportunity to find out more about vendor roadmaps and
                                                                                   inspect working equipment.
Event Reviews – you can find reviews of the main optical transmission
                                                                                   The exhibition is open to conference delegates only and so there is no
events, compiled by independent analysts, ready for download on the                dilution of the senior level company that you will keep. As the venue for the
OTV site. Refresh your memory of events that you have visited, gain a              TNS Networking Drinks Reception and for regular refreshment break,
flavour of events you may wish to attend and share useful contextual               the exhibition area will be the social focus of the event.
information with your colleagues.
                                                                                   To find out more about opportunities to demonstrate your company’s
OTV – a valuable new source of independent industry news!                          proficiency in the transport systems and solutions marketplace,
www.optical-transmission.com                                                       contact Dominic Halpin, Business Development Manager for details,
                                                                                   Tel +44 (0)20 7017 7167 or email dhalpin@iir-conferences.com

               Email: ewilliams@iirltd.co.uk                               Web: www.optical-transmission.com/tns
“Benefited from expert opinions on emerging transport technologies and
           insights into different network operator strategies”
                     Director, Centre of Excellence

                                Ericsson is the world’s leading provider of technology and services to telecoms operators. The market
                                leader in 2G and 3G mobile technologies, Ericsson supplies communications services and manages
                                networks that serve more than 195 million subscribers. The companies portfolio comprises mobile and fixed
                                network infrastructure, and broadband and multimedia solutions for operators, enterprises and developers.
                                The Sony Ericsson joint venture provides consumers with feature-rich personal mobile devices. Ericsson is
                                advancing its vision of ‘communication for all’ through innovation, technology and sustainable business
                                solutions. Working in 175 countries, more than 70,000 employees generated revenue of USD 27.9 billion
                                (SEK 188 billion) in 2007. Founded in 1876 and headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson is listed
                                on the Stockholm and NASDAQ stock exchanges. For more information, visit www.ericsson.com or

                                Huawei is a leader in providing next generation telecommunications networks and now serves 35 of the
                                world’s top 50 operators along with over one billion users worldwide. The company is committed to providing
                                innovative and customized products, services and solutions to create long-term value and growth potential
                                for its customers. Huawei’s products and solutions encompassing wireless products (HSDPA/WCDMA
                                /EDGE/GPRS/GSM. CDMA2000 1xEV-DO/CDMA200 1X, TD-SCDMA, WiMAX) core network products (IMS,
                                Mobile Softswitch, NGN), network products (FTTx, xDSL, Optical Routers, LAN Switch), applications and
                                software (IN, mobile data services, BOSS), as well as terminals (UMTS/CDMA). Major products are designed
                                based on Huawei’s ASIC chipset and utilize shared platforms to provide quality and cost-effective products.
                                At the end of March 2007, Huawei had over 83,000 employees, of whom 43% are dedicated to R&D.
                                Huawei’s global R&D centers are located in Bangalore in India, Silicon Valley and Dallas in USA, Stockholm
                                in Sweden and Moscow in Russia in addition to those in Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Shenzhen, Hangzhou
                                and Chengdu in China. For more information visit, www.huawei.com

                       Alcatel Lucent provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide to deliver voice, data and
                       video communication services to end users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and coverged broadband networking, IP technologies,
                       applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at
                       home, at work and on the move. With 79,000 employees and operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel Lucent is a local partner
                       within global reach. The company has the most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research,
                       technology and innovation organisations in the telecommunications industry. For more information please visit Alcatel-Lucent on the
                       Internet www.alcatel-lucent.com

                       Infinera pioneered "Digital Optical Networking", a new approach to optical telecommunications enabled by photonic integration. Digital
                       Optical Networking combines dense wave division multiplexing (DWDM) scalability, digital bandwidth management and protection, and
                       GMPLS-based networking intelligence. Infinera's systems are unique in their use of a breakthrough semiconductor technology: the
                       Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC). Service providers who use Infinera systems benefit from simpler planning, engineering, and operations;
                       faster and easier scalability; and much more network flexibility than is possible using conventional optical systems. The Infinera DTN
                       optical platform, based on our Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs), is today delivering Ethernet, SONET/SDH, and wavelength transport
                       services in long-haul, regional, and metro core networks around the world. For more information visit www.infinera.com

                       Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of communication services. The company provides a complete, well balanced
                       product portfolio of mobile and fixed network infrastructure solutions and addresses the growing demand for services with 20,000
                       service professionals worldwide. The combined pro-forma revenues of 17.1bn in fiscal year 2006 make Nokia Siemens Networks
                       one of the largest telecommunications infrastructure companies. Nokia Siemens Networks has operations in 150 countries and is
                       headquartered in Espoo, Finland. It combines Nokia’s Networks Business Group and the carrier related businesses of Siemens
                       Communications. www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com

                       ADVA Optical Networking (FSE: ADV) is at the forefront of providing Optical + Ethernet solutions that advance next generation networks for
                       data, storage, voice and video services. ADVA Optical Networking’s strength comes from passionate and dedicated employees, all sharing a
                       common vision: a fast customised response to customers ever-changing needs. Our innovative Fiber Service Platform (FSP) and strong customer
                       focus provides carrier and enterprises the ability to scale their networks and deliver intelligent, competitive new services. ADVA Optical
                       Networking’s solutions have been deployed at more than 200 carriers and 10,000 enterprises in more than 40 countries worldwide. For more
                       information please visit: www.advaoptical.com

                       Transmode is a leading provider of optical networking solutions for transport of data, voice and video traffic, based on WDM technology
                       (Wavelength Division Multiplexing). Our customer base consists of more than 200 network operators, service providers, large enterprises and
                       public institutions across Europe, the Americas and Asia. Transmode’s comprehensive product portfolio and strong global organisation enable
                       our customers to cost efficiently grow the capacity and to improve service levels of their regional, metro and metro access networks, without
                       compromising on functionality. For more information visit www.transmode.com

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              Technical Briefings
                               17th November 2008
                                    Morning Workshop
    Explaining the key optical networking
elements and feature requirements of the NGN                                                                            CONFERENCE DAY ONE –
   Led by Professor Steve Ferguson, Director, Network Strategy, Ericsson
The briefing provides a network view of how current trends have originated and where they
                                                                                                                       TUESDAY 18TH NOVEMBER
could lead. It will arm delegates with the knowledge necessary to fully benefit from the papers
that will follow in the main conference. The main emphasis will be on layers 1 and 2 of the              Core & Metro Optical Network Evolution Strategies
network, however, pertinent interactions with layer 3 will be covered.

  09.00 Registration                                                                                    09.00   Registration
  09.30 Introduction                                                                                    09.30   Chair’s Opening Remarks
  09.40 Understanding the key optical networking elements and feature
           requirements of the NGN                                                                      09.40   Keynote: Identifying key developments in the optical
       ■   Considering the NGN requirements on the optical network in terms of:                                 marketplace and highlighting strategies in IP & Optical
           - Convergence        - Capacity/connectivity                                                         Analysing key market developments in the different operator
           - Protocol support   - Reliability/ availability                                                     segments, considering:
           - Scalability        - Different operator and client requirements
                                                                                                                - carrier, telco, mobile, content services, enterprise and cable
           Examining how these requirements may be supported, considering:
           - Topology options   - Standards          - Protection mechanisms and schemes                        Examining key growth trends in the enterprise optical marketplace –
                                                                                                                considering managed services and owned networks segments:
  10.20 Examining the challenges of optical network evolution
      ■ Supporting new client service demands with the right equipment decisions –                              - how will the increasing availability of dark fibre affect this marketplace?
        evolution or revolution in access, edge and core                                                        Highlighting key trends in the content provider marketplace:
      ■ Maintaining legacy services and phasing out legacy infrastructure                                       - what solutions are required to support the rapid growth from this market?
  11.00 Morning Coffee                                                                                          Examining the regional split for key optical products and comparing trends
  11.30 Examining how and where Next Generation optical networking
                                                                                                                across APAC, EMEA and USA
           technologies can deliver tangible benefits                                                           Forecasting the evolution of the optical Ethernet systems
       ■   Unifying/ converging network management systems                                                      marketplace, considering:
       ■   Reducing the lead time for service delivery to customers – key technologies                          - POT (Packet Optical Transport marketplace)
           including NG Optical Networking, OTN, PMD compensation, Wavelength Selective                         - separate optical and Ethernet boxes
           Switch ROADM, 40 and 100Gb/s                                                                         - Next Generation integrated products
       ■   Supporting Next-Gen services: IPTV, VoD, Triple Play and Quad Play, P2P
           - Zero Touch Optics - Optical control plane                                                          Senior Representative, Huawei
           - GMPLS               - IP-Optical Integration
                                                                                                        10.20   Detailing the evolution of optical network deployment –
  12.10 Discussion
                                                                                                                examining the evolution from TDM to IP and Ethernet /
  12.30 End of briefing
                                                                                                                optical networks and considering the strategic benefits
                                   Afternoon Workshop                                                           of their implementation as legacy upgrade or overlay
                                                                                                                Examining the transport infrastructure – including IP/Ethernet and optical layers
  IP-Optical Integration – is it time for optical                                                               Assessing the potential cost saving opportunities and other benefits from a
       transmission to “adapt or die”?                                                                          TDM to IP or Ethernet/optical migration
                    Led by Infinera and including guest speakers                                                Sharing insights into the evolution of the optical network:
                                                                                                                - tracking the introduction of Next Generation optical technologies
Today’s optical transport layer has evolved, in part, to support multiple services and protocols.
We now understand that all future services, and most legacy services, will migrate to IP So is.                 - multidegree ROADM, OXC, tuneable lasers and 40G interfaces
there still a need for a discrete transport layer? Would it be cheaper, simpler and more efficient to           What practical steps can be taken to evolve the existing TDM-based optical
collapse the transport layer into the IP layer? Today there are broadly two ways we can approach                infrastructure towards IP and/or Ethernet / optical?
the issue, and both of these will be discussed in this workshop. One approach is to minimise, or                Comparing the strategic benefits of implementing P-OTN as an evolution of
even eliminate the optical transport layer and drive DWDM functionality directly into the router. The
                                                                                                                the existing TDM optical layer versus building a new Next Generation optical
other is to assume that there are benefits in retaining a discrete optical transmission layer, but to
ask if, and how this layer could adapt to be more effective in transporting IP services.                        infrastructure, considering short term and long term ROI
                                                                                                                John Ash, Network Strategy Director, Ericsson
  14.10 Introduction to IP-Optical Integration
           Geoff Bennett, Director of Product Marketing, Infinera                                       11.00   Morning Coffee
  14.20 Introduction to IP-Optical Integration
      ■ Examining the impact that the dominance of IP traffic is having on the economics                11.30   Examining the strategic importance of Zero Touch Photonics
        of today’s transport network                                                                            Topic details to be confirmed
      ■ Demonstrating IP routers now have the capability to integrate WDM (Coarse and Dense)
        functions directly – what new opportunities does this present to service providers?                     Senior Representative, Alcatel-Lucent
      ■ Making the case that IP-Optical Integration results in lower cost, better end to end
        management and more streamlined service delivery                                                12.10   Meeting increasing capacity demands and replacing /
           Speaker from a major Router vendor                                                                   evolving legacy TDM-based WDM networks
           Visit www.optical-transmission.com/tns for further details                                           Highlighting trends in capacity requirements in core and metro networks:
  15.00 Making the case for adapting the transport network so that it                                           - identifying potential capacity bottlenecks in the existing network
           supports the IP network more efficiently                                                             - forecasting future demands for capacity and balancing upside/downside risks
       ■   Explaining why the transport network offers the lowest cost mechanism to deliver                     Considering the options for increasing capacity, comparing them in terms of:
           capacity across the network                                                                          - risk and cost
       ■   Understanding the importance of TDM support - IP is certainly the highest
                                                                                                                - legacy evolution/reuse
           demand service today, but is not the only service
       ■   Highlighting recent developments that are significantly lowering the cost of                         - potential for supporting new revenue generating business
           optical transmission                                                                                 - potential for reducing Opex
       ■   Examining the developments in OTN that make optical transmission more flexible                       - technology maturity, interoperability and availability
           and easier to manage                                                                                 Developing a plan for upgrading the network, indicating key areas for investment
           Speaker from a major transport vendor                                                                Sharing lessons learned during deployment and operation
           Visit www.optical-transmission.com/tns for further details
                                                                                                                Senior Representative, BT 21CN
  15.40 Afternoon tea
  16.00 Examining the main architectural issues in IP-Optical Integration                               12.50   Networking Lunch
      ■ Comparing the arguments between these two approaches - how can they both
        offer “the lowest cost”?                                                                                ANALYST VIEW
      ■ Explaining how the key differences are in terms of architecture and highlighting
                                                                                                        14.10   Examining the development of the optical services marketplace
        cases where the integrated WDM approach may be better and others where a
        discrete optical transport layer is better
                                                                                                                and considering the role of Packet Optical Transport systems –
      ■ Describe the architectural differences in detail                                                        Analyst view
      ■ Developing a financial model for transport using both IP and optical equipment                          Forecasting key optical services and equipment markets – both horizontal
      ■ Explaining how IP and optical transport can be optimised to drive down cost                             and vertical markets
      ■ Considering the advantages of retaining a discrete transport layer in terms of
                                                                                                                Comparing growth in key global regions – USA, Europe and ASIA
        clearer service demarcation, enhanced interoperability, faster service delivery,
        ease of provisioning, and faster troubleshooting
        Geoff Bennett, Director of Product Marketing, Infinera
  16.40 Discussion and close

                       Email: ewilliams@iirltd.co.uk                                    Web: www.optical-transmission.com/tns
    “Learnt about future trends in transport from the perspective of mobile
 operators - helping us to devise the transport network strategy for Mobilink”
                                             Senior Manager IT, Mobilink

        Forecasting the growth in Packet Optical Transport Networking systems                   PIC – if this is a technology revolution, when will all optical systems
        Considering the different P-OTN systems and highlighting the winners                    employ PICs?
        and losers                                                                              A panel of experts including:
                                                                                                John Ash, Network Strategy Director, Ericsson
14.25   Scaling the optical transmission infrastructure to match
        Internet growth                                                                         Jon Baldry, Technical Marketing Manager, Transmode
        Explaining how current methods of upgrading optical network capacity are                Oliver Jahreis, Head of Product Management,
        unlikely to scale to the challenge of Internet growth                                   Nokia Siemens Networks
        Examining the role that PIC (Photonic Integrated Circuit) could play in         18.10   Chair’s Closing Remarks
        meeting increased capacity demand in a cost-effective manner
        Addressing the other major challenge of current all-optical systems – the       18.15   End of Conference Day One
        slow rate of design and deployment:
        - proposing the integration of electronic capacity management within the
                                                                                                The TNS Drinks Reception
          PIC based transmission system
                                                                                                Join speakers and delegates at an informal Drinks Reception,
        Tying this together with a GMPLS based control plane to enable service                  where you can discuss the issues of the day in a relaxed atmosphere
        providers to meet the cost points of transport for rapidly growing
        Internet traffic
        Geoff Bennett, Director of Product Marketing, Infinera
                                                                                                    CONFERENCE DAY TWO –
15.05   Explaining the benefits of integrating Layer 2 Ethernet
        functionality into the WDM platform                                                        WEDNESDAY 19TH NOVEMBER
        Identifying the drivers for integration of L2 Ethernet functionality into the
        WDM platform                                                                        Packet Transport Network Evolution Strategies
        Determining the features of L2 Ethernet that can most benefit operators
        when integrated into WDM, considering:                                          09.00   Registration
        - demarcation, aggregation, service delivery and management
                                                                                        09.30   Chair’s Opening Remarks
        Understanding the economics of Ethernet integration into WDM optical
        platforms – balancing functionality versus incremental cost                     09.40   Deployment of Belgacom’s Native Carrier Ethernet Backbone
        Examining the development roadmap for the P-OTN integrated platform                     Oleg Dybaljo, Senior Product Manager, Capacity and Carrier Ethernet,
        and explaining how this will help operators cost effectively evolve their               Belgacom International Carrier Services
        optical transport infrastructure
                                                                                                Late addition case study
        Jon Baldry, Technical Marketing Manager, Transmode                                      Visit www.optical-transmission.com/tns for further details
15.45   Afternoon Tea                                                                   10.15   Optimising the multi service transport infrastructure –
16.15   Building a flexible and optimised transport infrastructure to                           evolving from TDM to packet optimised transport
        reduce optical networking costs                                                         Examining applications and approaches driving multi-service transport
        Introducing Gigabit Ethernet Add/Drop Multiplexers                                      infrastructure towards packet optimisation:
                                                                                                - Triple/Quad Play infrastructure
        Optimising add/drop and ring protection features
                                                                                                - converged Ethernet applications
        Supporting converged wireline and wireless backhauling                                  - Broadband mobile services
        Maximising single span length by bypassing all sites where no Ethernet                  - Open Service Architecture
        traffic has to be extracted                                                             Identifying key standards, technology and architectures that enable the
        Allowing customers to evolve to 40G in existing installed networks                      process of migration:
        Enabling 40G transport without amplifier or chromatic dispersion map change             - collapsing and interworking multiple layers
        Rob Adams, VP Global Marketing, Ekinops
                     ,                                                                          - building open- software defined networks
                                                                                                - integrated control of L0/1/2/3 IP Ethernet, OTN, SDH and WDM layers
16.55   Examining the strategic choices facing operators as they                                Forecasting how the evolution to packet will impact SDH/NG-SDH networks
        evolve their legacy TDM / WDM networks to Packet Optical                                Tracking and interpreting recent developments in key standards
        Transport Networks P-OTN                                                                Sharing case studies on the architectural choices operators are facing
        Comparing different approaches to TDM packet evolution:                                 Dirk Lindemeier, IP Transport Solution & Business Development,
        - packet based multi service network with TDM emulation                                 Nokia Siemens Networks
        - hybrid approach - packet layer over TDM
        - separate packet and TDM networks/overlay approach                             10.50   Sharing insights into the planning, deployment and
        Considering the overall business case for deploying new packet                          operation of a convergent transport network
        technologies and understanding the risks involved:
        - TDM emulation using pseudowire                                                        Understanding the drivers for the convergent transport at Orange
        - synchronisation within pure-packet networks                                           Introducing the converged transport architecture
        - carrier Ethernet deployment options: PBB-TE / MPLS-TP or Native Ethernet              Explaining how the specific demands of different applications were met,
        Highlighting the strategic implications of decisions on which evolution                 while maintaining the benefits of convergence
        approach is best in different operator network scenarios                                Highlighting learning points from the project so far and sharing plans for
        Drawing general rules to help service providers make the best evolution                 the future
        choices for their TDM networks and services                                             Philip Bridge, Principal Enterprise Architect, Transport Networks,
        Alan Corfield, Team Leader, New Technology Innovation,                                  Orange UK
        Cable & Wireless
                                                                                        11.25   Morning Coffee
17.35   PANEL SESSION: A strategic evaluation of key
                                                                                        11.55   Evolving the transport infrastructure to Carrier Ethernet
        developments in Next Generation optical networks and the
                                                                                                Introducing Infracom’s 9000km nationwide optical backbone and ICT
        business opportunities they present to service providers
                                                                                                service portfolio
        Highlighting key developments in WDM and their benefits to operators –                  Examining demand for Transport Services and highlighting the trend from
        addressing the flexibility, capacity, complexity and Opex of WDM systems                TDM to Carrier Ethernet
        ROADM in the access – which applications, when, and what will this look like?           Sharing insights into Infracom’s transport evolution for L2 and L3 services
        Evolution of the optical control plane – beyond GMPLS                                   – deploying Ethernet backhaul
        IP optical – impact on next generation optical                                          Explaining how Infracom are supporting Carrier Ethernet today –
        100G per channel systems – where, when and why?                                         DWDM/NG-SDH and MPLS
        Optical switching – what are the opportunities and when might they                      Detailing Infracom’s plans for a Packet Transport Network to support
        become commercially available?                                                          Carrier Ethernet in the future
        How are requirements for power efficiency driving interest in WDM PON?                  Giancarlo Vigiani, INFRACOM Network Application, Network Planning
                                                                                                and Engineering, Infracom

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                                                                         November 17 - 21 2008
                                                                         Hotel Rey Juan Carlos 1, Barcelona
        ANALYST VIEW                                                                                      CONFERENCE DAY THREE –
12.30   Convergence of Packet Optical Networks with Carrier
        Ethernet – Analyst View                                                                           THURSDAY 20TH NOVEMBER
        Introducing P-OTN
        Why is this new class of optical network evolving?                                               Carrier Ethernet, Mobile and FTTx
        What features does it offer and what benefits will they bring to                                Access Network Evolution Strategies
        service providers?
        Considering the wider market for Ethernet – optical integration:                     09.00   Registration
        - what L2 features is it beneficial to add to optical platforms?                     09.30   Chair’s Opening Remarks
        Comparing the benefits of P-OTN versus best in class WDM and Carrier
        Ethernet switches and identifying characteristics that will help service             09.40   Examining the evolution of the Ethernet aggregation layer
        providers make a choice between these approaches                                             Examining the main drivers for Ethernet aggregation
        Evolution of P-OTN to support zero touch provisioning                                        Identifying the key requirements for the Ethernet aggregation network
        Lorenza Brescia, Principal Analyst, Managing Partner,                                        Determining the optimal architecture and technology for the Ethernet
        Telecom Strategy Partners                                                                    aggregation layer considering:
                                                                                                     - IP/MPLS, OTN, MSAN, PBB-TE and MPLS-TP/T-MPLS
12.45   Networking Lunch                                                                             Comparing the different evolution options open to service providers
                                                                                                     Assessing the impact of Ethernet aggregation on different layers within the
14.10   Evolving the business from carrier's carrier to Next                                         infrastructure and on the organisation
        Generation Network provider                                                                  Francisco Eusébio, Network Strategist, Portugal Telecom
        Explaining the drivers for the evolution to NGN provider                                     (subject to final confirmation)
        Highlighting the importance of the transport network for end user                    10.20   Carrier Ethernet Case Study – Topic details to be confirmed
        application QoE
                                                                                                     Senior Representative, Openreach
        Supporting virtualisation, multimedia, voice and data on the transport network
        Looking ahead, how can the transport network be exploited to deliver                         Late addition case study
        new applications?                                                                            Visit www.optical-transmission.com/tns for further details
        Jose Manuel Armada, Head of Sales Engineering, Interoute
                                                                                             11.00   Morning Coffee
14.45   Tracking developments in key packet transport                                        11.30   Exploiting WDM PON to drive down power requirements in
        technologies and forecasting their influence on operators’                                   metro and access networks
        transport network evolution strategies                                                       Understanding the importance and value of reducing power costs
        Identifying key packet transport technologies, including Carrier Ethernet,                   Introducing WDM-PON and comparing the different technology
        MPLS-Transport, Pseudowire and examining the current state of standards                      approaches – reviewing progress in standardisation
        Considering how MPLS is being adapted to support operators' packet                           Where and how can technology be deployed to best effect?
        transport requirements - explaining the evolution of MPLS-TP (MPLS                           - rationalising the access physical infrastructure to bring down energy and
        Transport Profile)                                                                             real estate costs – considering regulatory restrictions
        Considering the benefits of PBB-TE / PLSB (Provider Link State Bridging)                     Case study of WDM PON deployment
        as a point to point packet networking solution and addressing the                            Comparing WDM-PON with other PON architectures: GPON, EPON, XG-PON
        interoperability issues between PBB and the IP/MPLS core                                     Explaining the most likely development roadmap for WDM PON networks,
        Highlighting developments in Pseudowires and their benefits for the mobile                   technologies and standards
        backhaul network as it evolves to IP                                                         Johannes Weingart, Director of Business Development,
        Examining the development of the Ethernet control plane and considering                      Ethernet Access, ADVA Optical Networking
        how this could impact transport infrastructures in the future
                                                                                             12.10   Introducing the next generation access infrastructure –
        Speaker to be confirmed – for details please visit                                           understanding the benefits of the Open Access model
                                                                                                     Identifying the main drivers for FTTH deployment
15.20   Afternoon Tea                                                                                Reviewing the Open Access model and examining how it can be
                                                                                                     supported within FTTx networks
15.50   Evaluating the migration from legacy to MPLS transport                                       Examining the convergence of business and consumer access platforms
        network – A Belgacom case study                                                              Integrating different access technology platforms to provide universal
                                                                                                     access to key services –mobility, FMC, home applications
        Explaining Belgacoms strategy for moving to an all IP & MPLS network for
                                                                                                     Examining the role of Ethernet and IP/packet access in bringing down cost
        enterprise customers                                                                         per bit and enabling new, flexible service bundles
        Detailing the different transport network evolutions for fixed and mobile services           Supporting TDM services in the next generation access environment
        Showing the effect of these evolutions on the end customer experience                        Highlighting key regulatory issues relating to relating to fibre investments
        Els Haentjens, Team Leader, Product Management, Managed                                      and access infrastructure simplification
        Services, Belgacom                                                                           Darius Ratkus, Prospects Manager, TEO LT
16.25   Panel – Debating key issues in the future outlook and                                12.50   Networking Lunch
        evolution options for packet transport networks
                                                                                             14.10   Planning a service provider strategy for scaling business
        Do carriers still need transport networks, or will IP/MPLS over WDM take                     Ethernet services
        over the network?
                                                                                                     Highlighting changes in customer requirements for VPN services and
        Is PONP (Packet Optical Network Platform) a fundamental re-architecting                      explaining the implications for the transport infrastructure
        of MSPP platforms or is it just a marketing makeover?                                        Addressing the challenges of operational management and service
        Do carriers need to choose between PBB-TE and T-MPLS or can they have                        integration for new Carrier Ethernet service types
        both options?                                                                                Is Carrier Ethernet transport ready to replace TDM as the underlying
        What’s the importance of a control plane, what is needed for packet                          transport infrastructure?
        transport networks and how will the control plane evolve?                                    Identifying key best practice principles to keep control of Opex in a packet
                                                                                                     transport environment
17.00   Chair’s Closing Remarks                                                                      Considering the challenge of scaling Carrier Ethernet services beyond a
                                                                                                     single metro / connecting multiple customer sites in a multi vendor network
17.10   End of Conference Day Two                                                                    - connecting Ethernet across the IP/MPLS backbone
                                                                                                     - addressing interoperability of PBB and IP/MPLS

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                           “Customer relationships deepened”
        Franck Brickmann, Business Development Manager, Alcatel-Lucent

        Providing redundancy in Ethernet networks, considering – bandwidth              10.20   Evolution of the transport infrastructure towards LTE and
        efficiency and near TDM protection for Ethernet services                                the impact on today’s investments
        Service Provider to be announced –                                                      Introducing LTE, identifying the new elements in the LTE architecture and
                                                                                                considering the new demands LTE places on the transport infrastructure
                                                                                                Examining progress towards a fully standardised architecture for LTE
                                                                                                Determining the optimal backhaul architecture for LTE
                 Evolution of Mobile Backhaul                                                   Examining different strategies for LTE deployment, considering an
                                                                                                evolution from today’s transport infrastructure versus a new build approach
14.50   Developing a mobile bearer strategy for the NGMN                                        Sharing best practice in capacity planning for LTE considering the
                                                                                                evolution from HSPA to HSPA+ to LTE
        Senior Representative, Huawei Technologies                                              Arnaud Cauvin, Mobile Backhauling Architecture Project Manager,
        Full details at www.optical-transmission.com/tns                                        France Telecom
                                                                                        11.00   Morning Coffee
15.30   Afternoon Tea
                                                                                        11.30   PT Inovação strategy for Carrier Ethernet and FTTX
16.00   Determining where new and developing technologies and                                   Nuno Monteiro, PT Inovação
        architectures can offer significant ROI in the mobile                                   Late addition case study
        backhaul infrastructure                                                                 Visit www.optical-transmission.com/tns for further details
        Developing a generic backhaul optimisation model which allows the
        dynamic optimisation of an area of the backhaul infrastructure over time                          Exploiting Carrier Ethernet /
        Using this model to forecast where strategic investment in the backhaul                          Evolution To Packet Transport
        infrastructure would be beneficial to support the increase in bandwidth
        demand from new services in a profitable manner                                 12.10   Exploiting Carrier Ethernet to reduce cost per bit in
        Highlighting when and how to make use of key developing technologies to                 mobile backhaul
        optimise transport costs for new services                                               Introducing the drivers for IP enabling the mobile backhaul network
                                                                                                using Ethernet
        Dr Alexander Schneider, Group Technology Transmission,                                  Introducing the Carrier Ethernet backhaul architecture
        Mobilkom Austria Group                                                                  Keeping control of cost in an Ethernet backhaul network
                                                                                                Managing backhaul capacity growth
16.40   Deploying MPLS and Pseudowires to cost-optimise mobile                                  Sharing best practice backhaul strategies for different network scenarios:
        backhaul evolution to all-IP                                                            - network rollout
        Examining the business case for deploying MPLS in mobile backhaul and                   - network evolution
        aggregation networks                                                                    Timing the transition from TDM to Ethernet
                                                                                                Ensuring cost-effective support for legacy services
        Considering the development of MPLS transport MPLS-TP and its
                                                                                                Klas Rapphed, Product Marketing Manager; Microwave and
        application to mobile backhaul
                                                                                                Mobile Backhaul, Ericsson
        Understanding the role of Pseudowire as a bridging technology towards
        packet transport:                                                                                           Network Sharing
        - how can Pseudowires be leveraged to bring down Opex and smooth the
          evolution to all-IP?                                                                  ANALYST VIEW
        Examining scenarios where Pseudowire and MPLS / Carrier Ethernet offer          12.50   Exploiting outsourcing and network sharing to minimise
        significant cost saving in transport and a clear evolution path for operators           microwave backhaul Opex and Capex (15 minute analyst view)
        to Next Generation Mobile Networks NGMN:                                                Examining the drivers for outsourcing mobile backhaul
        - leveraging Pseudowires in core, aggregation and backhaul networks                     Addressing the practical issues of sharing a backhaul infrastructure:
        Identifying the barriers to progress and providing evidence of progress                 - maintaining privacy
                                                                                                - fault management and performance monitoring
        towards a secure, reliable and cost-effective packet mobile network
                                                                                                Outsourced mobile backhaul case studies
        Roberto Micali, Optical Network & Planning, Telecom Italia                              Current trends for mobile backhaul and future requirements
                                                                                                Franck Chevalier, Head of Broadband Operations, Analysys Mason
17.20   Chair’s Closing Remarks
                                                                                        13.05   Networking Lunch
17.30   End of Conference Day Three                                                     14.10   Deploying MPLS in mobile backhaul – introducing the
                                                                                                IP/MPLS Forum mobile backhaul framework
                                                                                                Examining the current structure of mobile backhaul networks and
               CONFERENCE DAY FOUR –                                                            assessing the impact of the migration to LTE
                                                                                                Making the business case for an MPLS based mobile backhaul architecture
                FRIDAY 21ST NOVEMBER                                                            Identifying the technical requirements for the backhaul infrastructure - (fault
                                                                                                isolation, resiliency, traffic management, legacy technologies support)
   Mobile Backhaul Transport Evolution Strategies                                               Detailing the mobile backhaul migration to LTE and highlighting the
                                                                                                implications for the MPLS based architecture
09.00   Registration                                                                            Ariel Shuper, Vice Chair, Applications Working Group, IP/MPLS Forum

09.30   Chair’s Opening Remarks                                                                           Synchronisation Masterclass
                                                                                        14.50   Synchronisation in packet networks
                          LTE Evolution Path                                                    Evolving synchronisation requirements – how are they changing?
                                                                                                Understanding how synchronisation technology and standards are
09.40   Evaluating the migration from ATM to IP/MPLS in the                                     developing to meet the challenges of packet mobile networks
        mobile network                                                                          Comparing the different approaches to standardisation of packet synchronisation
        Identifying the key drivers for migration from ATM to IP/MPLS                           – IEEE 1588 r.2.0, Synchronous Ethernet, leveraging existing SDH
                                                                                                Sharing recent results from practical testing and implementation of
        Developing the architecture to support the main cost, capacity and quality              packet synchronisation
        requirements for voice and data transport                                               Considering the optimal packet synchronisation choice for a Greenfield network
        Determining a cost-optimal migration path for the TN & Core network                     Overcoming the interworking challenges
        Sharing best practice in migrating mobile traffic from an ATM to an                     Marketing the service alongside existing wholesale products
        IP/MPLS mobile network                                                                  Pat Diamond, Director, Systems Engineering, Semtech
        Terry Sullivan, Senior Network Designer, Transport Networks, Orange             16.00   Chair’s Closing Remarks
                                                                                        16.10   Close of Conference

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