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Fiber Optics Expo 2008
Tokyo, Japan
Speaker: Hideo Takahashi

Date: January 17, 2008
Time: 13:30 – 16:10
Session: Where Next Generation PON System Goes? - The Latest Trends in the Development from GE-PON to 10G(E)-PON
Title: The Latest Status of GE-PON Chipset and Technology Movement for Further Development

We will also be exhibiting at this show, please come visit us at booth number 5-6 -- http://www.foe.jp/english/doc/FOE08_FloorMap.pdf

B.Riley’s IPTV Roundtable
San Francisco, CA
Speaker: Didier Boivin
December 4, 2007

Is there consumer demand for IPTV, or are the telcos attempting to create
[demand for] a service that will help lure video subscribers away from cable MSOs?

  • What is IPTV and how is it different from cable?
  • Where is it available now and when will it be available more broadly?
  • What are initial subscriber reactions and satisfaction rates?
  • Will IPTV providers be able to charge more than cable MSOs for differentiated services and what/how long is payback/ROI?
  • Are the MSOs in trouble or will they be able to offer competing services?


  • What are the requirements from a network perspective (bandwidth, upstream and downstream, e.g.)?
  • What are other specific network or technology requirements demanded by
  • IPTV and who can meet those needs?
  • What will cable MSOs need to do to compete effectively?
  • When did spending on IPTV begin and what are the expectations over the next several years?
  • Was network spending specific to IPTV or just increasing bandwidth/improving performance?
  • What are impediments to greater adoption/rollouts?

Asia Optical Fiber Communication & Optoelectronic Exposition & Conference (AOE 2007)
Shanghai, China
Speaker: Hu Jiang

Date: Friday, 19 October 2007
Time: 09:45 - 10:00
Room: Room 4A
Session: SC1.S5.: Field Deployment, Characterization and Performance Monitoring

As several Asian telcos role out EPON en masse, they are grappling with a number of challenges that affect present and future deployments. This paper identifies and examines these challenges.

Ethernet passive optical networks (EPON) are being massively deployed in the Asia Pacific region. The primary objective of these EPON deployments has been to provide broadband data services at higher data rates than ADSL or CATV. Japanese service providers have been deploying PONs since 2002, initially with BPON, then ramping up on a truly massive scale with EPON beginning in late 2004. Service providers in other Asia Pacific countries, including Korea and China, have been conducting EPON trials and are gearing up for mass deployments of EPON. This paper will explore the current and future challenges of these large-scale deployments.

IEC Broadband World Forum Europe
Berlin, Germany
Speaker: Didier Boivin
Tuesday, October 9, 2007 from 15:45 - 17:15
Panel: HDTV OVER IP DELIVERY CHALLENGES -- The IP TV Delivery Platform:  Making Broadband Technology, Convergence and Evolution Crystal Clear.

With standard television (SDTV) and high-definition technologies gaining widespread adoption in the consumer markets, the debate over broadband’s role in delivery platforms is intense. To bring these applications to market while maximizing penetration and profitability, service providers, equipment suppliers and chip manufacturers must confront questions about network topology and the inevitable convergence of multiple broadband technologies.

With perspectives from a host of players in the broadband arena, this session will look at the issues and challenges the broadband industry faces and review solutions to deliver the services and quality of experience that consumers will demand for their next-generation TVs. Questions answered include:

  • What are the network topology, content and service provider considerations to bring this application to market?
  • What home gateway broadband technology is ideal for SDTV and HDTV scenarios?
  • How do other “triple play” applications in the voice, video and data arena impact the HDTV platform?

IEC Broadband World Forum Asia
Beijing, China
Speaker: Didier Boivin
Friday, June 8, 2007, 10:45am – 12:15pm
TRACK: The High-Definition TV Delivery Platform:  Making Broadband Technology, Convergence and Evolution Crystal Clear

The advent of broadband networking is changing the nature of communications. In order to survive and thrive, carriers must offer not only voice service, but also a growing variety of broadband-enabled content and entertainment services. They must evolve their access networks, rework their network management and operations, and engage new business models that will drive revenue in a new world of competition. By examining the range of broadband content, entertainment, applications, access strategies, service management, and integration available to carriers, the Broadband World Forum Asia 2007 will provide a unique venue through which to evaluate strategy and make informed decisions.

Didier Boivin, Centillium Vice President of Marketing, will present a panel session bringing together a service provider, a telecom equipment vendor, a home networking/CPE equipment vendor, and an industry analyst for a discussion on the topic of ‘The High-Definition TV Delivery Platform:  Making Broadband Technology, Convergence and Evolution Crystal Clear’.

TMCnet’s Communications Developer Conference
(formerly VoIP Developer Conference)

Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, CA - May 15-17, 2007
Speaker: Dhananjay Shukla
DATA: 5/15/2007
TIME 12:00-1:00pm

The IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) was introduced as the industry standard for providing an open Internet Protocol (IP)-based infrastructure to fixed and mobile telecom operators and service providers. Dhananjay Shukla will address the rollout and implementation challenges the industry faces today by charting the development of IMS since its inception to today's compatibility and multi-vendor rollout issues. He will also provide an outlook on the future of IMS detailing how current issues are to be addressed and overcome.

The original IMS architecture was defined for the packet-based Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) by the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), a cooperation of international standards bodies for the promotion of cellular systems that support high-speed data. The 3GPP2 worked to further define IP multimedia specifications in IMS architecture. Now this standard has been approved and enhanced by other standard bodies such as the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) and Telecoms & Internet Converged Services & Protocols for Advanced Networks (TISPAN).

During this presentation, Dhananjay Shukla will discuss the evolving nature of IMS architecture and the main components of the IMS core network:

  • Call Signaling Control Function (CSCF)
  • Home Subscriber Server (HSS)
  • Media Resource Function (MRF)
  • Application Server (AS)
  • PSTN Gateway

He will also provide examples of real-world IP/SIP services that this architecture enables. These services include Voice-over-IP (VoIP), push-to-talk-over-cellular (POC), video and audio conferencing, presence information, messaging and content sharing.

CONNECTIONS Santa Clara Convention Center May 1-3, 2007
Broadband Access: Fast Forward
Thursday, May 3, 2007
10:30AM -11:30AM

Invited Speakers for this panel include:
Faraj Aalaei, CEO, Centillium Communications
Clearwire - TBD
Motorola Wireline Speaker – TBD
Mitch Oliver, Vice President of Solutions and Marketing for QUALCOMM Internet Services, QUALCOMM

The U.S. is on the verge of a broadband crisis and the industry needs to wake up.

 Recent reports have been released highlighting the fact that the U.S. is behind the rest of the world in terms of household broadband connectivity and new premium services such as IPTV. This is validated by a recent controversial report by Dittberner that states, “The United States is not among the ten countries with the most IPTV subscribers in the world; Most of the world’s IPTV subscribers (68%) are in Western Europe, and 28% are in Asia. But North America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa combined make up only 8% of the world’s 2.7 million IPTV subscribers.” Centillium Communications’ CEO, Faraj Aalaei, believes that many U.S. high-tech/electronic companies and start-ups have enabled the rest of the Asia and Europe to power ahead with incredible broadband rates, speeds and infrastructure while in the U.S. continues to lag behind.

This is further perpetuated by the U.S. government’s lack in ensuring competition and the fact that CLECs are often at the mercy of the incumbents to “turn on” services. Had the Telecom Act of '96 enforced competition, there’s a high chance that the U.S. would already be enjoying its benefits.

While the debate rages on, the results are clear. Americans simply don’t have much of a choice when it comes to Triple Play services -- such as IPTV, HDTV and VoD -- and most consumers are unaware of the full set of features they are missing out on compared to their advanced global counterparts.

During this presentation, Faraj will discuss the current state of the broadband industry, his perspective on the challenges ahead, and the role that “home networking neutrality” can play in propelling the U.S. forward in the all-out broadband race.

Anaheim, CA
Speaker: Bill McDonald

Wednesday, March 28, 2007, 10:00am – 12:30pm
TRACK: EPON Deployment Challenges: Now and in the Future

The Optical Fiber Communication Conference & Exposition and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC) is the premier international event for both the science and business of optical communications, with a comprehensive technical program and the largest all-optical business exhibition.

Bill McDonald, Centillium Director of Optical Product Marketing, will hold poster presentations on the topic of ‘EPON Deployment Challenges: Now and in the Future’ in the exhibit hall. Ethernet passive optical networks (EPON) are being massively deployed in the Asia PAC region. Japanese service providers, including NTT, USEN, K-Opticom, KDDI and others have been deploying PONs since 2002, initially with BPON, then ramping up on a truly massive scale with EPON beginning in late 2004. Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication (MIC) recently reported that Japanese service providers were providing fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) connectivity to 3.6 million subscribers in detached homes at the end of June 2006.  An additional 2.7 million subscribers in multiple dwelling units (MDU) were being served by fiber-to-the-building (FTTB) at the end of June 2006. 

Informa FMC & Quadplay Congress USA
San Francisco, CA
Speaker: Didier Boivin
Saturday, January 23, 2007, 2:30pm – 3:00pm
TRACK: UMA vs. IMS: Will these Technologies Compete or Complement One Another on the Road to Full Convergence in the U.S.?

Informa's 7th Convergence Congress will build on the great success of its previous European events, but examine the unique North American convergence and quadruple play debate with practical case studies and realistic examination of how fixed mobile convergence and quadruple play services can be implemented, sold and make a healthy profit.

Didier Boivin, Centillium Vice President of Marketing, will participate in a panel session on the topic of ‘UMA vs. IMS: Will these Technologies Compete or Complement One Another on the Road to Full Convergence in the U.S.?’. Which technology will deliver the promise of a converged world? Is IMS still considered the long term answer for converged services? Can UMA enable service to launch fixed mobile converged offerings sooner? Is it better to be first to market with UMA, or wait for IMS? Is UMA a necessary stage in the evolution to IMS, and can it be integrated into an IMS solution?

  • Terence Wong, Manager, Technology Planning, TELUS Mobility, Canada
  • Stephen Hayes, Chairman, 3GPP Technical Specifications Group, USA
  • Aidan Dillon, CEO, Accuris Networks
  • Cam Cullen, Vice President of Product Management, Reef Point Systems
  • Didier Boivin, VP of Marketing, Centillium Communications, Inc.

Internet Telephony Conference & Expo EAST 2007
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Speaker: Manohar Mahavadi
Tuesday, January 23, 2007, 12:15pm-1:00pm
TRACK: Regulation 2.0 Workshop
ROOM: 317-318
R-01 - “Lawful Intercept”

Carriers need to find solutions that enable them to comply with FCC rulings requiring VoIP and IP services to be compliant with CALEA. As new IP services emerge and begin to replace traditional phone lines, carriers need solutions that enable them to comply with federal mandates for security, accountability and authentication. The challenge is how to enable broadband service providers to deliver IP services-based information and communications content to law-enforcement agencies using standard protocols, transmission media, and delivery standards, especially when the broadband provider might not be the service provider.

This will be a shared presentation with SS8 Networks. Centillium will speak first from 12:15-12:35 and SS8 Networks will follow from 12:35-12:55, with a five minute Q&A; at the end.

IEC Broadband World Forum Europe Planning Meeting
Berlin, Germany
Speaker: Majid Foodeei

Tuesday, January 9, 2007, 10:00am – 6:30pm
TRACK: Development of Event Themes and Brainstorm of Topical Focus

The Broadband World Forum Europe conference and exhibition will examine broadband technology developments, challenges, services, and applications with particular emphasis on the European market. In the current economic climate, carriers must make careful decisions about how and where to expand, what technologies to deploy, and which business models will ensure profitability. Solid customer service, winning applications, and favorable return on investment are the top priorities. By analyzing the range of broadband content, entertainment, applications, access strategies, service management, and integration available to service providers, the World Forum will provide a unique venue through which to evaluate strategy and make informed decisions.

Majid Foodeei, Centillium Director of Strategic and Technical Marketing, will attend the planning session to discuss the event’s topical focus as well as to develop corresponding speaking tracks and panel ideas.


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