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Wednesday 29 November, 2006

The second day of will be highlighted by a keynote presentation from key policy makers and industry leaders who will predict the future of broadband.

Chair – Dr. Adam Drobot,
President Advanced Technology Solutions and CTO, Telcordia Technologies

Keynote Speakers:

Ki Tae Lee,
President Samsung Telecommunications Business Unit

Chris Rice
Executive Vice President, Network Planning and Engineering, AT&T Services

Mr. Ki Tae Lee
Telecommunication Network Business
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Mr. Ki Tae Lee heads Samsung Electronics' Telecommunication Network Business. He became the Company's President in January 2001, following years of distinguished service.

Joining Samsung in 1973, Mr. Lee has held a number of positions during his career. From 2000 to 2001, he served as Executive Vice President of Information and Communications Business. In February 1999, he was named Executive Vice President and General Manager of Wireless Terminal Division. Previously, he also managed Fax Business, Video Business and Sound Facilities.

Among his many accomplishments are the launch of Samsung's very first mobile phone and commercialization of the first CDMA handset. His strong and consistent drive for technology innovation and market leadership has helped Samsung become the third largest handset provider in the world only in ten years.

Today, Mr. Lee's accomplishments are legend, both at Samsung and in the telecommunications industry. He was listed as one of "The Stars of Asia" by Business Week in July 2002. He also received many outstanding awards and industry recognition, including IMI Grand Prize for Best Management from the Federation of Korean Industries (FKI) in December 2005 and IEEE Distinguished Industry Leader Award in May 2005. In April 2003, he also received Information and Communications Grand Prize at the 48 th Annual Information and Communications Ceremony. In November 1998, he was awarded Order of Industrial Service Merit in recognition of his contribution to the industry's quality management.

Mr. Lee is Honorary Chairman of the Korean Society of Quality Management (KSQM). He has served as Chair of the Korea Association of Information and Telecommunication (KAIT), and of the Korea Association of Photonics Industry Development (KAPID). He is amember of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea (NAEK).

Mr. Lee received a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from InHa University in 1972.                                                                                                       

Chris Rice
Executive Vice President, Network Planning & Engineering, AT&T, Inc.

As Executive Vice President, Chris Rice oversees the Network Planning and Engineering Group for the new AT&T Inc. His responsibilities also include overseeing the development and deployment of advanced access, switching, and routing technologies for the company. Prior to being appointed to his current position in March 2004, he was responsible for SBC Communications' enterprise-wide technology direction, new technology introduction, platform development and network regulatory.

Previously, Mr. Rice served as Vice President-Network Engineering, where he was responsible for all current planning and engineering for SBC Southwest and SBC SNET. Prior to that, he was Vice President-Network Planning and engineering for SBC Internet Services, where he was responsible for all network planning, engineering, systems and operations. Since joining the company he has also held a variety of other management positions in network operations, network engineering, network planning, project management and outside plant operations.

Mr. Rice began his career in 1980 with Southwestern Bell Telephone in toll switching systems network operations. In 1986 he joined Bell Communications Research ("Bellcore"), where he had responsibility for the support and systems analysis of operational support systems. In 1994 he held the position of Vice President-Network Planning and Engineering for Southwestern Bell Messaging Inc., where he was responsible for network operations, network planning and engineering, and information systems.

In 1989 he received the Texas Synergy Award for the Interdepartmental Showcase. In 1990 he received the Texas Synergy Award for Addison 1 AESS to DMS-100 Conversion. Mr. Rice received a B.S. in Engineering Technology in 1980 from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

Advanced Technologies For Optical and Wireless Access and Metro Networks

Wednesday 29 November, 2006


Prof. Chunming Qiao
, SUNY Buffalo

Dr. Ting Wang
, Nec Labs of America

This session addresses topics related to the advanced optical and wireless technologies and their integration for access and metro networks to support emerging services and applications.
The topics include but are not limited to FMC (Fixed-Mobile Convergence), IMS (IP multimedia subsystems), wireless systems combined with PON (passive optical network), integrating the metropolitan optical network with diverse broadband wireless access systems, new ways of utilizing WiMax and WiFi, and the range of challenges and opportunities these technologies present.

Invited Speakers:
Ralph Ballart – VP, Alcatel
Milorad Cvijetic – NEC America
Sudhir Dixit – Nokia Research
Rex Naden – Teknovus
Paul Prucnal – Princeton University
Mostafa Tofigh – AT&T Labs
G.-K. Chang – Georgia Tech

Global Broadband Deployments

Wednesday 29 November, 2006


Bruno Orth,
Deutsche Telekom




Operators around the world are making significant investments in new fiber access systems. Broadband is a critical component of the public network evolution and this investment could determine the future of the wireline business. This session will provide an industry snapshot of fiber broadband deployments worldwide, with insights from leading global operators.

Invited speakers:
Dr. Hitomi Murakami – KDDI
Dr. Sanghoon Lee – EVP, Korea Telecom
Dr. Liang Wu – EVP, PCCW/Hong Kong Telecom
Vincent O’Byrne – Verizon
Bruno Orth – Deutsche Telekom

Broadband Power Line

Wednesday 29 November, 2006


Dr. Stefano Galli,
Telcordia TechnologiesPanasonic Research Lab


The news has been full of announcements of breakthroughs in power line carrier systems. Will broadband power line (BPL) become a contender and bring broadband to your home over the same lines that power your PC? This session brings together industry leaders to provide status and insight on BPL technology.

Invited speakers:
Michael Stelts – Panasonic, President CEPCA
Oleg Logvinov – CEO, Arkados, Chairman, HomePlug
Jim Mollenkoft –Current Technologies

What’s Next in DSL Technology

Wednesday 29 November, 2006


Dr. John Cioffi,
Stanford University



Over 200 million paying DSL subscribers worldwide successfully use copper transmission facilities to enjoy data, video, and voice services. As this number grows to a half billion and beyond in the next few years, intense pressure on very fast DSL speeds mounts. This session investigates the operational, technical, and business aspects of realization of 100 Mbps plus speed DSLs. Talks by some of the worlds leading DSL experts will illustrate various important technological elements to such DSL progress and adoption into the mainstream of the information age.

Invited speakers:
Dr. John Cioffi – Stanford University
Dr. Kenneth Kerpez – Telcordia Technologies
Dr. George Ginis – ASSIA Inc.
Paul Spruyt – Alcatel
Dr. Mikael Isaksson – UpZide

Access'06 Lunchtime Executive Panel

Wednesday 29 November, 2006
12:00 to 2:00 pm
Chair: Dr. Adam Drobot, CTO Telcordia Technologies

The 2nd day of ACCESS'06 will be highlighted by a panel session with keynote presentations from key policy makers and industry leaders who will predict the future of broadband.

Dr. Niel Ransom - Teknovus and former CTO, Alcatel
Prof. John Cioffi - Stanford University
Dr. Shoichi Hanatani - President, Fiber-To-The-Home Council Asia Pacific
Anil Kripalani - SVP, Global Technology Affairs, Qualcomm
Joel Vincent - Cisco Systems

Box lunch will be served

EPON Deployments - Technology and Business Lessons From Around the Globe

Wednesday 29 November, 2006


Dr. Niel Ransom,
Teknovis and former CTO of Alcatel



This session will bring together carriers, system vendors and their component suppliers who have experience with putting EPON systems together. The carriers will discuss current and future requirements for the access networks as they gear up for triple-play deployments and the customer and technical challenges that come along with it. This session will also see system vendors and component suppliers discussing the technical requirements and challenges of designing a System-on-a-Chip (SoC) to meet OEM and Telco requirements. The international experts will provide an international view on current and future PON deployments.

Invited speakers:
Dr. Yanming Liu – Salira Systems
Ken Norton – Teknovus
Hideki Bessho – Mitsubishi Electric
Dr. Wei Gao – Ocean Broadband Systems

Metropolitan Wireless Access Networks

Wednesday 29 November, 2006

Chair: Dr. Bill Kaminsky,

Wireless public access started over 20 years ago with the launch of cellular service. For the past 5 years we have had WiFi hotspots and private WiFi networks. Metropolitan WiFi networks are beginning to launch, WiMax is emerging, PANs are developing, cellular is completing launch of its 3rd generation and other wireless technologies are under development. This session will focus on the various technologies and business issues that are evolving to provide access for Metropolitan Wireless Networks including:

• Radio access technologies (i.e. WiFi, WiMax, Cellular, others)
• Technical challenges
• Customer advantages
• Business models and drivers
• Security

Invited speakers:
Seth G. Fearey – VP & COO Smart Valley Initiative
Bryan Platon – Sprint
Malik Audeh – Tropos Networks
Bill Kaminsky – TechSolve

Last Mile Wireless Technologies and the World Wide Research Forum (WWRF)

Wednesday 29 November, 2006

Dr. Pieter van Rooyen,
Vice Chairman Americas of the WWRF

The Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF) is a global organization founded in August 2001. Members of the WWRF are typically manufacturers, network operators/service providers, R&D centers, universities and small and medium enterprises. The WWRF identify and scope research issues relevant to future mobile and wireless communications, including pre-regulatory impact assessments and invite world-wide participation. As such, the Forum provides a global platform for discussion of results and exchange of views to initiate global cooperation towards systems beyond 3G. Current research topics within the WWRF include smart antennas, ad-hoc networks, reconfigurability and business in the future wireless world. This session will provide an overview of the goals of the WWRF and present some of the research conducted to address wireless “Last Mile” solutions.

Invited speakers:
Dr. Chih-lin I – VP, Applied Science and Technology, Research Insititute, Hong Kong
Dr. Nambi Seshadri – Broadcom
Dr. Jon Agre – Fujitsu Labs America
Dr. Angeliki Alexiou – Lucent Technologies

Ensuring QoS and Securing Converged Services

Wednesday 29 November, 2006

Chair: Scott Porestky,
Product Design and Strategy, VOLP Laboratory and Director of Quality Assurance

While converged fixed-mobile convergence (FMC), available through the 3GPP IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA), promises to transform communications for consumers and enterprise customers, it also opens the mobile packet core and user devices to the public Internet - making them more vulnerable to attacks and attractive to hackers than ever before. This session will discuss the vulnerabilities of FMC networks, referencing the elements that make up the IMS and UMA architectures and identifying how and where the IMS and UMA standards specify security functions. Other important issues to be covered include: the limits of the standards' security specifications; additional security measures required to protect service provider core infrastructure and applications; quantifying FMC network dimensions (e.g., users, devices, bandwidth and sessions) for adequately deploying security solutions and planning for scalability; and the state of security technology for FMC from the control and media plane viewpoints.

Invited speakers:
John Kimmins – Telcordia Technologies Inc.
Shankar Rao – Director of Product Design and Strategy,
Qwest Communications
Sridhar Ramachandran – Nextone
Scott Poretsky – Director of Quality Assurance, Reef Point Systems
Ferdo Ivanek – Stanford University


Early Registration:
30 October

Hotel Reservation Deadline:
3 November