NetEvents APAC conference second day

By Merri Mack
Thursday, 19 November, 2009

The first day of the conference lived up to expectations of thought-provoking debates and presentations. So what does the second day hold in store?

After a morning of press and analyst meetings, the summit kicks off with a presentation on a Roadmap for Convergence and an Integrated All-IP Network by Mehmet Balos, Executive Vice President, GENBAND. This is followed by Matt Walker, Principal Analyst, Ovum’s interview of Balos.

Then the debates commence with the controversial topic of Getting Ready for LTE, which is introduced and chaired by Tim Dillon, AVP Research, IDC. So 3GGP Long Term Evolution (LTE) is promising to blow 3G out of the water - with speeds as high as 100/50 Mbps. Not to mention more services, lower latency, better QoE, simpler architecture and a network optimised for data traffic without the burden of a separate circuit-switched voice. These are complex issues but the team lined up to address them is up to the task.

The second debate for the day revolves around 40/100 Gb ethernet - times four or times ten? Introduced and chaired by Matt Walker, Principal Analyst, Ovum the team canvases: What is the best way forward for Ethernet?

And the last debate for the day and the conference is Analysing the Analysts, chaired by Manek Dubash, Editorial Director, NetEventsTV. We’ve come a long way - from saving the earth to getting lost in the clouds - heard a lot of opinions, shared new ideas, debated hot topics but what stood out and which predictions will stand the test of time, and which technologies cannot be ignored? A distillation of the NetEvents APAC Press Summit to neatly close the conference.

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