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Day 1: June, 29

09:50 (GMT-3) - Welcome from FBA Association Latam

  • Gary Bolton, President and CEO, Fiber Broadband Association (North America)
  • Nelson Saito, President, Fiber Broadband Association LATAM Chapter 

10:00 - PANEL: Fiber promoting the connection and transformation of the society


  • Sonia Agnese, Senior Principal Analyst Latin America, OMDIA

Panelists confirmed:

  • Denis Ferreira, Director of Residential Solutions, TIM Brasil
  • Efraín Martínez Monroy, VP of Infrastructure, ETB (Bogotá Telecommunications Company) 
  • Natalia Pignataro,  Technical Development Division Manager , Antel Uruguay

11:00 - Q&A

11:20 - PANEL: PON Evolution 10G Timing and 25 and 50G readiness


  • Julie Kunstler, Senior Principal Analyst - Broadband Access Infrastructure Service, Omdia

Panelists confirmed:

  • Israel Madiedo Luna, Innovation and Technology Director, IZZI
  • Miguel Alonso, VP of Global Product Management, DZS
  • Teresa McGaughey, AVP, Access and Field Marketing, Calix

12:20 - Q&A

12:30 - Break

15:00 - PANEL: Fiber everywhere. The importance of ISPs and smaller operators to connect remote areas.


  • Shirley Godoy, Director, Cable TV+

Panelists confirmed:

  • Carlos Arguimbau Romo, CEO, IENTC Telecomunicaciones
  • Carlos Eduardo Sedeh, CEO, Megatelecom
  • Katherin Miño Sánchez, General Manager, Puntonet
  • Luis Roberto Zart Olanyk, Counselor, ABRINT

16:00 - Q&A

16h10 - PANEL: Fiber Optic Network Infrastructure to Support the 5G Network

Moderator: Eduardo Jedruch, Regulations Director, Fiber Broadband Association LATAM Chapter

Panelists confirmed:

  • Gustavo Candolo, LATAM - Telecom Regional Sales Manager, Prysmian Group
  • Luis Rodrigo Melo, Product Line Manager, EXFO
  • Ricardo Raineri, Business Development Manager - Fiber Optics - Latam, VIAVI Solution

17:30 - Q&A

17:40 - Keynote Speaker Presentation: Hybrid Architecture and Edge Computing: the cloud closest to the customer

  • Vinicius Senger, Senior Developer Advocate for LATAM, AWS

18:00 - Closing of Day 1

Day 2: June, 30

09:50 (GMT-3) - Welcome from FBA Association Latam

  • Gary Bolton, President and CEO, Fiber Broadband Association (North America)
  • Nelson Saito, President, Fiber Broadband Association LATAM Chapter 

10:00 - PANEL:  Fiber to connect: How fiber can help on digital divide in Latin America


  • Virginia Nakagawa, Former Vice Minister of Communications of Perú.  Expert in Regulation and Infrastructure; Telecommunications, ICT and digital transformation.

Panelists confirmed:

  • Javier Juárez, Commissioner, Federal Institute of Telecommunications of Mexico (IFT)
  • Maryleana Méndez Jiménez, General Secretary, ASIET
  • Pamela Gidi, Former Deputy Minister (Vice-Minister) of Telecommunications, Subtel Chile
  • Vitor Menezes, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Communications of Brazil

11:00 - Q&A

11:20 - PRESENTATION: Connectivity considerations in next generation of optical network - 5G/Broadband/Data Center

  • Rogerio Lopes, Senior Director of Sales & Business Development, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave 

With Q&A

11:40 -  Keynote Speaker Presentation: 

  • Israel Madiedo Luna, Innovation and Technology Director, IZZI

12:00 - Q&A (Sumitomo and Izzi)

12:10 - Break

14:10 - PANEL: Network Convergence – Multi-Operators /Unified Access Strategy - Neutral Host Model


  • Droander Martins, CEO, IPv7 Soluções Inteligentes / Vispe Capital

Panelists confirmed:

  • Antonio Parrini, VP of Operations, Fiberty1
  • André Amaral, Sales Manager, Corning Incorporated
  • Marcelo Tamaki, Application Development Engineer, Corning Incorporated 
  • Rodrigo Sanchez, Business Manager, Furukawa Electric

15:20 - Q&A

15:30 - PRESENTATION: The use of Digital Construction to reduce time and automate material management

  • Jack Shayo, Country Manager, Locusview

With Q&A

16:00 - PRESENTATION: Global Update - FTTH

  • Digital Council Africa: Juanita Clark – CEO and President of FCGA 2021
  • FTTH Council Europe:  Vincent Garnier - Director General
  • Fiber Connect Council MENA: Kholoud AlDorgham - Director General
  • FTTH Council Asia-Pacific: Venkatesan Babu - President
  • Fiber Broadband Association: North America -Gary Bolton - President and CEO

16h30 - PRESENTATION: FTTH market research LATAM

  • Roland Montagne, Principal Analyst Broadband & FTTx, Director Networks & Smart Territories Business Unit, IDate

16h50 - Keynote Speaker Presentation: Convergence and visualization of access services 

  • Eduardo Panciera, Chief Architect, Telecom Argentina

17:10 - Q&A

17:20 - PANEL: Migration from HFC Networks to FTTH Networks


  • Mariana Rodríguez Zani, General Director, Convergencia Research

Panelists confirmed:

  • Hugo Ramos, Chief Regional Technologist, Commscope
  • Daniel Montoya, Chief Technical Officer, FYCO
  • Stephen Nienhuis Zandbergen, General  Director, Fibras Ópticas de México

18:30 - Q&A

18:40 - End of the event - Closing Remarks by the FBA LATAM Board of Directors

Registration open!