Business Forum

The Access '09 Business Forum is a multi-disciplinary executive forum focused on current development and deployment issues of wired and wireless service providers, municipalities, and other user communities. Topics of the forum include technology and business issues surrounding the introduction of xDSL, cable, FTTH, broadband over power line, WiFi, WiMax, 3G, optical and next generation networks and operations, and social impacts of broadband. The forum will consist of a two-day, multi-track program providing first-hand experience and feedback from leading industry experts.


WEDNESDAY, 2 DECEMBER 2009, 10:15 - 12:15

Session 102:  Intelligent Optical Transport Network Development and Deployment: Current Status and Future Outlook > PDF 
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Intelligent optical transport networks are expected to generate new revenue generating services such as bandwidth-on-demand, and to provide brand-new control mechanisms such as sophisticated protection and restoration schemes. Control planes such as GMPLS are a key technology for intelligent optical transport networks. Standardization of control planes has made remarkable progress recently in the area of TDM and WSON. As a result, product development, such as on network elements and network management systems, has steadily progressed. And at last commercial products have been deployed to build real intelligent optical transport networks.

This workshop will explore the current status and the future outlook of the intelligent optical transport network. First we will review the current status of the following areas: (1) standardization development, (2) network deployment in carrier and academic networks, and (3) product development such as network equipment and network management systems. Then we will discuss what we have learned from the past experience and the future outlook for these areas.

Session Chair:  Dr. Kohei Shiomoto, NTT

Invited Speakers:

Young Lee, Huawei  >  PDF
Shinya Nakamura, NEC America > PPT
Weigiang Sun, Shanghai Jiao Tong University  > PDF
David Hausheer, University of Zurich > PDF
Lyndon Ong, Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF), Ciena > PDF

WEDNESDAY, 2 DECEMBER 2009, 14:00 - 16:00 and 16:30 - 18:00

Session 103:  Advanced Wireless Networks and Systems
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This session covers recent advancements in wireless networking, including emerging 4G protocols such as LTE and LTE-Advanced and WiMAX, co-operative, cognitive, and adhoc wireless communications, unlicensed and whitespace communications, emerging wireless network architectures, EHF/VHF and alternative wireless communications such as free space optics and radio over fiber, heterogeneous wireless communications technologies and architectures, enterprise wireless network architectures, and business and economic considerations related to wireless communication technologies, architectures, and services
Session Chair:  Dr. Dilip Krishnaswamy, Qualcomm

Invited Speakers:

14:00 - 16:00 Session
Heinz Willebrand, CEO & President, LightPointe, "Alternative Wireless Access Technologies" > PDF
Rob Roy, VP, SAI Technology, "New Approaches in Backhaul using Unlicensed Spectrum" > PDF
Dilip Krishnaswamy, Qualcomm, "WWAN-based Heterogeneous Wireless Architectures" > PDF
16:30 - 18:30 Session
Amitava Ghosh, Motorola, "Technologies and Requirements for IMT-Advanced" > PDF
Kai Miao, Intel, "WiMAX-WLAN Hybrid Enterprise Networks" > PDF 

Session 104:  Advanced Fiber Access Systems
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Now that fiber-based systems have become commonplace features of the access network landscape, research has turned towards exploring how these systems could evolve and change the overall architecture of the network and services.  The salient topics in this regard include:

       - The evolution of the current G-PON and EPON systems toward the 10 Gb/s next generation;
       - The concept of central office consolidation, where the inherent reach capabilities of fiber enable the
          access network to be lengthened into areas normally considered metro;
       - The possibility of peer-to-peer service enablement, where the large and symmetrical bandwidth
          capabilities of fiber allow the classic client-server traffic patterns to be replaced by more efficient ones.  

This session will include a collection of invited and contributed papers on these and other related topics. 

Session Chair:  Dr. Frank Effenberger, Huawei Technologies USA

Invited Speakers:

Dr. Frank Effenberger, Huawei Technologies USA, "Next Generation PON: towards 10Gb/s transmission" >PDF
Matthias Fricke, Deutsche Telekom, "Examining the Evolution of the Access Network Topology" > PDF
Koji Sakuda, Vice President, Director Access Network Service Systems Laboratories, NTT, "NTT's efforts and prospects for FTTH deployment" > PDF
Kenneth Kerpez, Telcordia Technologies, "High-Bandwidth Peer-to-Peer Networking over NG-PON" > PDF
Bill Huang, General Manager, China Mobile Research Institute "UniPON, accelerating the Mobile Internet" > PDF

THURSDAY, 3 DECEMBER 2009, 10:15 - 12:15

Session 201:  Knowledge Management, Social Networks, and Global Communities
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Knowledge management and social networking are building communities of collaborators on a global scale.  This emerging trend is building new communities and growing novel activities as well as introducing virtual collaboration tools.  This trend is re-architecting the way by which communities interact and collaborate.  New tools such as Wikis, social network tools, and tools offering improved access to knowledge and enhanced search capability, are introducing new and rich ways by which to interact and conduct business.

This panel will address this emerging change, and review these trend-setting activities from a number of perspectives. 

Session Chair:  Dr. Joe Betser, Technology, Strategy, Knowledge, The Aerospace Corp.

Invited Speakers:

Mark Chun, Julian Virtue Professor, Pepperdine University, "Knowledge Management: Integrating Social-Networking Technologies And a Generative Learning Environment" > PDF
Gabriel Jakobson, Chief Scientist, Altusys Corp., "Real Time Collaborative Networks of Intelligent Agents (Humans or Machines) > PDF
Vijay Koduri, Product Marketing Manager, Enterprise Search, Google, "The Google Approach to Global Knowledge Management"
Joseph Betser, Senior Project Leader, Technology, Strategy, Knowledge, The Aerospace Corporation, "Knowledge Management Guided by Economic Valuation Models"

Session 202: Advancing Broadband, Communities and Society: Getting from Here to There
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Broadband is increasingly recognized as critical infrastructure for the 21st century.  Yet we still face many challenges in making broadband universally available and in the adoption of the transformative applications already available that can improve quality of life and economic development.  And even more advanced applications are becoming available that require even more bandwidth.  Some nations and communities have taken bold approaches to viewing broadband facilities as public infrastructure, while others believe in competitive infrastructure and an unfettered marketplace.  Everyone is concerned about how to stimulate demand while also ensuring that we reach the traditionally underserved, who have so often been left behind by geographic or demographic barriers.  This session will explore the applications that will improve our quality of life, the challenges of universally embraced advanced broadband, and how communities and nations are developing 21st century infrastructure and services.

Session Chair:  Dr. David Lassner, Vice President & Chief Information Officer, University of Hawaii; Hawaii Broadband Task Force Chair

Invited Speakers:

Dr. Mark Hukill, Pacific Telecommunications Council > PDF
Rich Greenfield, University of Alaska > PDF
Senator David Ige, Hawaii State Senate > PDF
Stefan Karapetkov, Polycom > PDF
Dr. DooWhan Choi, Korea Telecom  > PDF

THURSDAY, 3 DECEMBER 2009, 14:00 - 16:00

Session 203:  The Path to 100 Mbps DSL Services
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Realization of 100 Mbps DSL services in the range of 500m to 1km on twisted pair is the goal of various advanced strategies in DSL transmission and imminently issuing standards, largely because 100 Mbps is viewed as the maximum speed DSL customers might use in the next decade.  This panel session reviews the status of 100 Mbps DSL realization and projects the realizable steps to ubiquitous high-speed DSLs, using vectoring and other methods that are part of the area known as Dynamic Spectrum Management (DSM).
Session Chairs:

Dr. John Cioffi, Stanford University, Chairman, ASSIA Inc.

Dr. George Ginis, ASSIA Inc.

Invited Speakers:

Dr. Kevin Fisher, Vice President of DSL Technology Engineering, Ikanos Communications, Inc., "Line Card vs. Node Scale Vectoring - What's the Right Approach?" > PDF
Dr. Axel Clausen, Principal Algorithm Development, Infineon Technologies AG, "VDSL2 Vectoring - Architecture and System Aspects" > PDF
Miguel Peeters, Senior Principal System Engineer, Broadband Business Unit, Broadcom, "Potentials of crosstalk cancellation for xDSL future deployments derived from measurements on a VDSL2-vectored system" > PDF
Per-Erik Eriksson, Senior Research Engineer, Broadband Technologies, Ericsson Research, "VDSL2 vectoring performance and deployment aspects" > PDF
Dr. George Ginis, Director of Technology, ASSIA Inc., "Management of Vectored DSL" > PDF

Session 204:  Smart Grid and Home Networks > PDF
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Several wireless and wired broadband home networking technologies are currently available to consumers. Furthermore, recent standardization activities in IEEE P1901 and ITU-T may finally lead to the unification of the fragmented wired market. At the same time, the impetus of the US current administration in facilitating the deployment of smart grid and energy efficiency technologies, as well as the recent IEEE P2030 smart grid standard effort, will create the necessity of harmonizing in-home networks with those smart grid and energy efficiency technologies that will inevitably enter the home.

The panelists will discuss the current status and future trends of home networking and smart grid technologies, and will comment on the important issue of the architectural requirements that need to be established to make sure that these two very different applications can interoperate or at least co-exist with each other.

Session Chair: Dr. Stefano Galli, Panasonic Corporation

Invited Speakers:

Bob Heile, ZigBee Alliance, President, "ZigBee Smart Energy: Adapting the HAN to support the Smart Grid" > PDF
Steve Leanheart, Telcordia Technologies, Vice President Government Solutions, "Why Isn't the Grid Smart - Evolving to an Intelligent Energy Network" > PDF
Vamsi Paruchuri, University of Central Arkansas, Assistant Professor, "Self Healing Grids" > PDF
Rob Ranck, HomePlug Powerline Alliance, President, "Comparing Customer Requirements for Smart Energy and Home Networking Applications" > PDF
Todd Rytting, Panasonic Corporation, President and CEO - Panasonic Electric Works of America, "Smart Grid: A Panasonic Perspective" > PDF
Don Shaver, Texas Instruments, Director and TI Fellow  > PDF
Matt Theall, HomeGrid Forum, President > PDF