ACOME will participate to INCA's "Scaling up" conference

Telecom networks and FTTH
Friday 9 April 2021
This conference will deliver an outstanding overview of the state of the art in products and services across for network designers, builders and operators and will bring together the people and organisations that are creating Gigabit Britain.
ACOME, an INCA member


INCA's (Independent networks cooperative association) mission is to promote and support the development of the UK infrastructure market bringing together all who contribute -designers, builders, operators, suppliers, professional services and local authorities. All INCA members, are working hard to scale their operations in order to better meet the ambitions targets for the rollout of full fibre and other gigabit-capable technologies.

As UK's Full-Fibre Broadband rollout project is taking off, scaling up the UK’s capability to design, build and operate the infrastructure required, is critical.

During this conference, which will take place online on April 14th, the discussion will include the importance of the right tools for network design and operations, and will include the latest developments in the build process and how best practice can reduce time and costs.


A panel discussion about Fibre network design.


Christophe CANEPA, product and standardisation corporate manager at ACOME, expert on FTTH roll out at the French Regulatory Authority (ARCEP) and chairman officer, convenor and active member at AFNOR, CENELEC and IEC standardization and technical associations, will bring his expertise during the panel discussion "Fibre Network Design".



He will explain how to make the optical fibre network as reliable as the copper network and how the network lifetime is closely related to the design of the optical cable.

A particular focus will be made on optical overhead infrastructure.


Discover more about ACOME's products dedicated to Infrastructure market.


About the INCA's  "Scaling up : Technical and Operations" conference program


11:00 : Welcome and Introduction : Rob Leenderts and James Saunby

11:05 : Interim Headline Findings from the INCA/Point Topic 2021 Sector Survey

Each year INCA and Point Topic survey the digital infrastructure landscape and produce a 'State of the Sector' report. Pre-publication, get the headline findings from this year's study.

11:10 : Keynote address: Scaling Up the UK : Paul Norris – Executive Chair, BDUK

11:25 : Q&A with Paul Norris

11:40 : Scaling Up: Fibre Network Design

  • FTTH Network ePlanner : Graham Bolton, Geoff Buddington - Commscope
  • Creating a Digital Twin of the Fibre Network : Anders Hellermark – Digpro
  • Optical Overhead Infrastructure : Christophe Canepa – Acome
  • Automate to Accelerate Wayleaves : Terry Daniell – Trenches Law

12:20 : Scaling Up: Wireless Network Design

  • The Latest in Gigabit Wireless : David Burns – Wireless Covage
  • Q&A Panel Discussion

12:40 : Networking Break

12:55 : Scaling Up: Active Network Design

  • Provisioning across backhaul, metro and core : David Stokes – Ribbon
  • G-PON to XGS-PON : Vimal Pindoria – Xantaro
  • Breaking the strenglehold of the OLT vendors : Gerlas van den Hoven – Genexis

13:25 : Lunch and Networking Break

13:55 : Scaling Up: Existing Infrastructure

  • Keynote: Access to Infrastructure : Grace Shaw – DCMS
  • Outside-in Wholesale Requirements : James Saunby – INCA & GreySky Consulting
  • NUAR : Stephen Thorp – Geospatial Commission
  • TPI (the Trans-Pennine Initiative) and Asset re-use on Rail : Jamie Potter – Network Rail Telecom
  • The Rural Challenge : Gary Littledyke – 5G RuralDorset

15:05 : Networking Break

15:20 : Scaling Up: Operations & Systems

  • Digitising the Customer Journey : Johan Hjalmarsson – Netadmin
  • Broadway - Why, When & How to Auromate : Lloyd Warn – Packetfront, Michael Armitage –Broadway Partners
  • Multi Site Monitor : Craig Baker – Eltek

16:10 : Scaling Up: The Wholesale Discussion

  • David Hough – TalkTalk
  • Justin Leese – Spectrum Internet
  • Tim Strannack – Community Fibre
  • Lloyd Felton – County Broadband
  • Jeremy Gray – The 4th Utility
  • Michael Armitage – Broadway Partners

16:55 : Final wrap up

Other speakers still to be confirmed. This programme is subject to change.


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