10th Edition OFC NETWORKS IN INDIA, A VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
Delegate benefits (Virtual Conference)
- Direct interaction with senior speakers (Q&A facility)
- Easy connectivity to geographically dispersed delegates (click of a mouse)
- Concise report offered as a backgrounder
- Cost effective (lower ticket price as compared to a physical conference)
- Offers flexibility and convenience
- Access to conference recording
- Recap of conference sessions
- Contributes to sustainability and lower carbon footprint
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- 30 per cent “Early Bird” discount for “OFC Networks in India” ends on March 25, 2021.
- GST @18 per cent is applicable on the registration fee.
- Registration will be confirmed on receipt of the payment.
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The conference is being organised by India Infrastructure Publishing, the leading provider of information on the infrastructure sectors through magazines, newsletters, reports and conferences. The company publishes tele.net, Indian Infrastructure, and Renewable Watch and Smart Utilities magazines. In addition, it publishes Telecom News (a weekly newsletter), and the Telecom Directory and Yearbook. The group also operates www.tele.net.in, India’s most comprehensive telecom website.
What differentiates our conferences?
- The agenda is developed by our researchers, who track the sector round the year. It is thus relevant and topical. It is not driven by a particular organisation and does not have a particular slant.
- The speakers are professionals and experts involved in the sector, not a mix of ambassadors, ministers, celebrities and business owners.
- The conferences do not just comprise panels and speeches; they provide a good mix of expert presentations and case histories, and of course panel discussions.
- We have representation from across the country, as is the case at our physical conferences too.
- Each stakeholder group – policymakers, developers, financiers, consultants and relevant NGOs – is represented at our conferences.
- The moderators merely ask the questions. The stars are the speakers themselves.
- The sessions begin and end on time.
- There is adequate time for a Q&A session with each speaker. These are not “hit and run” speeches.
- The delegates are professionals who are vested in the sector, and are not just assembled through social media.
- The participants in each conference receive a concise report outlining the key facts, trends and issues in the sector.
- A recap of the conference is also made available to reinforce the key takeaways.
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- High-speed connectivity requirements have become more apparent during the Covid-19 pandemic, as the demand for faster internet access has surged, especially in the residential sector.
- With millions of people working from home or from remote locations throughout 2020, fibre-based broadband gained fresh impetus owing to better speed and reliability. There has also been a considerable increase in the deployment of in-building solutions such as Wi-Fi and small cells to improve indoor connectivity, which, in turn, has created demand for fiberised backhaul.
- As a result, the telecom sector is investing in fibre network expansion more than ever before.
- Large-scale fiberisation will continue to be one of the key sector trends in 2021 and beyond. The fact that India’s current fibre penetration stands at less than 30 per cent for tower sites and a mere 7 per cent for households indicates the segment’s huge potential.
- Emerging technologies like industrial IoT, connected mobility, smart homes and gadgets are all heavily reliant on hyper connectivity, and will require strong fibre support for their proliferation.
- 5G, which is anticipated to be rolled out between this year and the next, will require a massive upgrade of the country’s existing OFC networks to deliver on its promise of high speed and low latency. The industry will see the installation of a large number of towers at shorter distances, deployment of thousands of small cells, and setting up of an extensive network of edge data centres, all of which will require fibre-supported backhaul.
- The government has already emerged as the key contributor to OFC demand In India. Programmes like Digital India and Smart Cities rely on fibre connectivity to function seamlessly. The BharatNet project was conceived to take broadband to the country’s hinterland by laying an extensive OFC network across 250,000 gram panchayats. With the project nearing completion by August 2021, the government has already announced its plans to extend OFC connectivity to each of the 600,000 villages in India over the next three years.
- Estimates suggest that the extent of fibre roll-out over the next few years will require investments of around Rs 2.5 trillion by the industry. Given the telcos’ investment constraints, the industry may see several non-telco stakeholders taking up a bigger role in fibre deployment. For instance, towercos are well positioned to leverage the fibre opportunity, with their existing experience of managing distributed infrastructure assets.
- TRAI has given recommendations for expanding the scope of services allowed under the IP-1 registration. It is likely that IP-1 players will be allowed to offer active components such as lit fibre to telcos. Utilities in the power, gas, water and railway sectors that are already deploying fibre networks can operate as neutral wholesale providers for telcos.
- Fibre network sharing will also result in significant capex savings for industry. The government is considering common ducts/utility corridors for laying OFC along with other essential infrastructure such as gas and water utilities. Encouraging synergies with essential infrastructure on standards such as GIS mapping and dig once will also go a long way in resolving the fibre deployment issues.
- The industry has also been requesting for uniform RoW across states as well as a framework for legal recourse and insurance against OFC disruption and damage.
- On the supply side, innovation and research and development (R&D) will be crucial to match the burgeoning demand for OFC. The industry is already exploring new designs and standards for network optimisation. The government’s Atmanirbhar initiative will further give the much needed fillip to OFC manufacturers in the country.
- The mission of this conference is to highlight the new growth drivers and opportunities for OFC in India, discuss potential business models and applications, study the impact of key government and private sector initiatives, and showcase the latest innovations and most promising technologies. The conference will also provide a platform for telecom service providers, tower companies, policymakers, OFC manufacturers and technology providers to share their experiences and exchange ideas.
State of the Industry post Covid-19
This session will feature a presentation by a leading consultant
- What is your outlook for OFC infrastructure acceleration in the post-Covid era?
- What are the emerging business models?
- What are the key challenges and future outlook?
Keynote Session: Progress on BharatNet
This session will feature remarks by a senior representative from BBNL
- What has been the implementation experience of Phase II? What has been the progress so far?
- What are the key challenges? How are they being addressed?
- What are the opportunities for the private sector?
Special Session with DoT on Government Programmes and Policies
This session will feature remarks by a senior representative from DoT
- What is the government’s perspective on the progress in telecom infrastructure roll-out in India?
- What are the various programmes and initiatives being undertaken to enhance connectivity and facilitate broadband proliferation?
- What are the key challenges in infrastructure roll out? How can these be addressed?
Telco Perspective: Network Expansion and Investments
This session will feature remarks/presentations by senior representatives from telcos
- What is the current status of OFC deployments? What are the expansion plans?
- What are the key infrastructure-related requirements for 5G roll-out? What are your views on the industry’s 5G readiness?
- What are the expectations from OFC suppliers?
OFC for 5G
This session will feature remarks/presentations by senior representatives from leading network and technology vendors
- What is the industry readiness for 5G roll-out? What are the realistic timelines and investment requirements?
- What are the key use cases from India’s perspective?
- What are the key technology and infrastructure trends that will shape the 5G landscape in India?
Fibre to the X
This session will feature remarks/presentations by senior representatives from telcos, technology providers and leading ISPs
- What is the current status of last mile OFC deployments by the industry?
- What are the key drivers for FTTH uptake?
- What are the key challenges and outlook?
Tower Site Fiberisation
This session will feature remarks by senior representatives from towercos, technology providers and industry experts
- What is the current level of tower fiberisation in the country? What are the key challenges?
- What role will fiberisation play in preparing for a 5G ecosystem?
- What are the key challenges? What is the future outlook?
Design, Deployment and Maintenance
This session will feature remarks/presentations by senior representatives from solutions providers/suppliers
- What are the various network designs and deployment models being practised in India?
- How are the service providers ensuring network optimisation?
- What are the challenges in route survey, planning & maintenance of such networks?
Key Consumer Segments: Defence, Railways and Utilities
This session will feature remarks/presentations by senior representatives from RailTel, Ministry of Defence, power and gas utilities
- What is the current size of the OFC network?
- What are the expansion plans?
- How is this network being monetised?
- What are the key issues and challenges?
Focus on Smart Cities
This session will feature remarks/presentation by leading technology consultants and senior representatives from Smart City administrations
- What are the communication and OFC needs and requirements under the Smart Cities Mission?
- What has been the progress and level of investment so far?
- What are the key challenges in OFC deployment for such projects?
Supply-side Dynamics: Manufacturing Ecosystem
This session will feature a panel discussion among senior representatives from leading OFC manufacturers and suppliers
- What is your current manufacturing capacity? What are your expansion plans?
- What are the key industry concerns on the policy and regulatory front?
- What will be the key drivers of OFC uptake in India? What is your outlook for the market?
State Focus: Key Initiatives and Plans
This session will feature remarks/presentations by heads of state technology departments
- What are some of the state-wide fibre projects being rolled out/planned?
- What are the key growth drivers?
- What applications are riding on such networks?
Product and Technology Showcase
This session will showcase presentations by technology and solution providers
- What are the latest technology initiatives in the OFC space globally?
- What are the new product offerings for Indian companies?
- What are the benefits of these technologies?
Backhauling for Wi-Fi and Small Cells
This session will feature remarks/presentations by senior representatives from IBS providers and technology providers
- What is the opportunity in the Wi-Fi and small cell space in India?
- What are the backhaul technology requirements for Wi-Fi & small cells?
- What are the key challenges?
RoW: Current Status and the Way Forward
This session will feature presentation from a leading policy/regulatory expert
- What is the current status of implementation of RoW rules across states?
- What are the key issues and challenges?
- How can the telecom industry work in collaboration with various departments to resolve the issues?
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The conferences are targeted at top and middle-level managers from:
- Telecom operators
- Other investors
- 4G service/solution providers
- Telecom tower manufacturers
- Policymakers and regulators
- Power solution providers
- 5G technology providers
- Infrastructure equipment manufacturers
- Infrastructure service providers
- Energy efficient technology providers
- Technology providers
- Legal and management consultants
- Broadband service providers
- Energy management consultants
- Engineering design consultants
- Supporting infrastructure companies
- Civil contractors
- Industry analysts
- Financial institutions
- Renewable energy companies
- Infrastructure developers
- Wireless internet service providers
- OFC manufacturers
- Telecom equipment manufacturers, etc.