How Can Fixed Broadband Help the Industry in an Uncertain World?

Sponsored by: ZTE Corporation

Focused on:

  • Telecommunication
  • Fixed Broadband
  • Technology

Date: 25 August


Time: 9AM London/10AM CET

Everyone going online is the current megatrend. Lockdowns, travel restrictions, and social distancing means that working from home and learning online has become the new norm for many people. Microsoft Teams, for example, reported a huge uptick of 12 million new daily users in just one week. Video will be everywhere and for everyone, especially for students receiving online-education. In Italy, Telecom Italia CEO told Bloomberg that Internet traffic rose 70% over its network during a lockdown.

During rush hours, the number of peak concurrent requests and connected terminals is tripled. With more consumption of video, that brings a huge bandwidth pressure on networks. To reduce concurrent conflicts and network latencies, operators increasingly need to upgrade to gigabit access and install advanced CPEs with Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi Mesh capabilities at home.

The increasing demand from customers are compelling operators to provide higher network bandwidth, including by launching hyper bandwidth packages and upgrading CPEs such as 10G PON ONTs and G.fast CPEs. Therefore, operators are moving to next- generation technologies and building resilient networks with hyper bandwidth and cloud integration.

As a leading FBB vendor, ZTE helps global operators achieve competitiveness and success. ZTE’s TITAN platform is based on high-end router architecture, and it is a fully distributed optical flagship platform supporting GPON/10G PON/50G PON. ZTE also provide the industry's first Combo PON solution, which realizes the cost-effective, smooth evolution of gigabit networks. The combo PON solution was put into commercial use one year ahead of other similar products on the market. We offer advanced and reliable CPEs. Our Mesh Wi-Fi solutions achieve seamless gigabit coverage in the home.

The uncertain future is a global challenge. ZTE has focused more on technology innovation and operators’ core needs including network deployment, operation and maintenance. ZTE is willing to cooperate deeply with all operators and industrial partners to provide better connectivity for every customer.

Presented by

Dustin Kehoe,

Services Director AMEA Region, GlobalData

Industry expert focusing on IT-led transformation linking business imperatives with innovation. Key foundational topics include data center and cloud services, SDN/NFV, next-gen security, mobility, collaboration and IoT. He covers enterprise buying behaviour, spending propensity and has broad understanding of ICT needs by industry. Dustin advises telecom operators (and their end-users) extensively. He has a history of delivering global key-note speaking engagements, high-level industry and client presentations, and has regularly featured in leading business and technology press, national TV broadcasts and webinars.

Emir Halilovic,

Principal Analyst, Telecoms Technology and Software, GlobalData

Emir Halilovic joined GlobalData in 2017 as a Principal Analyst on the Service Provider Infrastructure (Telecom Technology & Software) team. His focus at GlobalData is on optical transport layer products, and fixed access technologies, including WDM, OTN switching, compact modular packet-optical systems, FTTP, cable and DSL access. He has a particular interest in how deep changes in service provider networks, like 5G, NFV and software-defined networking, affect the evolution of transport and fixed access products and technologies.

Shi Wenjun,

Marketing Director of Fixed Network & Multimedia Product Line, ZTE

Mr. Shi Wenjun holds the position of Marketing Director of Fixed Network & Multimedia Product Line in ZTE. He is responsible for the requirement and planning of access network products, and terminals in the global market. From 2008 to 2009, he used to work as Project Manager with DT project in Germany. From 2010 to 2013, Mr.shi works as the leader of Fixed Network & Multimedia Product Line in UK Market. From 2014 to now, he is responsible for marketing support for fixed networks marketing globally. He has been the key speaker in BBWF and FTTH council.

Key Learning Objectives

  • The uncertain risks and challenges
  • Shifting expectations for user experience and Operations, Administration and Maintenance (OAM)
  • Acceleration of next-generation broadband technology deployments
  • Role of ZTE in fostering adoption of advanced fixed broadband technologies to address the challenges


  • Telecommunications operator CXOs
  • Operator marketing directors
  • Operator project managers
  • Operator construction planners/lead engineers
  • Telecommunications reporters/analysts