Evaluating the business of an “Open Network”

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At last year’s 20th Annual Submarine Networks World 2017, we gained some valuable insights from professionals in the subsea industry in a panel discussion on an open cable system.

The panel was moderated by Tony Mosley, Director of Business Development, Ocean Specialists Inc and he was joined by the following panellists:

  • Bob Hadaway, Vice President, Product Line Management, Ciena
  • Pierre Tremblay, Technical Programme Manager, Facebook
  • Arlene Jallorina, Vice President, Sourcing and Int’l Facilities Investments, Enterprise Group, Globe
  • Carl Osborne, Asst. Vice President, International Network Development, Tata Communications
  • Qian Zhong, Managing Director, APAC Sales, TE SubCom
  • Tony Frisch, Chief Technical Officer, Xtera

Topics discussed included the following:

  • The definition of “open” – is there an industry standard that we can agree on?
  • To open or not open: assessing the pros and cons of selecting an open cable system
    • Are open systems for everyone? Will there be cases where it’s not feasible and/or
      appropriate? What will those be?
  • Commercial considerations in opting for the open network model
    • What are the foreseeable business opportunities and risks with the adoption of open
      submarine networks? What are the implications when combined with a more advanced
      terrestrial network?
    • Consortium vs private cable management of open networks: how will this differ and what
      would be the challenges that each party would face?
    • How can operators best manage vendor responsibility with multiple vendors on one
      open network; what can vendors do to help?
Check out the full session “Evaluating the business of an “Open Network”” here:

Want more of such great content? Then you should book your calendar for Submarine Networks World 2018, taking place 24 – 26 September at Suntec Singapore Convention Centre. Firmly established as the must-attend annual meeting for industry players from all around the world, preparations are already underway for another year of inspiring ideas, extensive networking and lively debates.

Keen to learn more? Get in touch with the team:

To sponsor: Bastiaan Heijden | +65 6322 2726
To speak: Yun Xuan (YX) Koh

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