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2018 LATAM Conference Schedule of Events


We’re so excited you’re joining us for Conferencia LATAM 2018! For the most up-to-date schedule information, please download the event app in the Apple App Store or Google Play. To view the web version, click here.

Please note: the schedule is changing frequently as we welcome speakers in Mexico City. The app is your go-to resource for the latest information, while the information below is subject to change.


Tuesday, 10 April

19:00 – 21:00 Opening Reception

Wednesday, 11 April

9:00 – 9:30 Opening Remarks
9:30 – 10:00

Mexican Federal Institute of Telecommunications

Learn how to build a better regulatory framework to promote a next generation connectivity for the development of the country.

Presented by 

  • Mario Fromow Rangel, Commissioner  
10:00 – 11:00

Network Architecture Discussions: Architectures and Topologies for Deploying FTTH Networks

ILEC, CLEC, and MSOs represented by FTTx engineering leaders share their vision on the most efficient architectures and topologies for FTTx deployments.

Moderated by Ricardo Gomez
Presented by 

  • Fernando Salas, Technology Evolucion, Axtel
  • Adrián Contureyuzon, Manager of Access Engineering and Optical Fiber, Telecom Argentina
  • Carlos Espinoza, Telefonica Peru
11:00 – 11:30 Exhibitions and Networking Break
11:30– 11:50

Proyect ALTAN

Presented by

  • Tomás Alfonso Arias, Director of Products and Services, ALTAN Redes
11:50 – 12:20


This presentation will provide an overview of Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing (DFOS) technologies, and it provides examples of their application, including distributed temperature sensing (DTS), distributed strain sensing (DSS), and distributed acoustic sensing (DAS).

In addition, the presentation will describe the Fiber Optic Sensing Association (FOSA), its achievements to date, and its plans for the future.

Presented by 

  • Mike Hines, Market Manager, Industrial Sensing

Discover what's happening on a local fiber project.

12:20 – 13:45 Lunch
13:45– 14:45

Operational Efficiencies

This panel shows important issues that have an impact on the efficiency of FTTH network operations and maintenance, like strategic planning, network documentation, and process management, which have been applied and proven to be effective by a number of FTTH networks.

Moderated by Gustavo Candolo
Presented by 

  • Miguel Angel Amador Green, Director of Product Engineering, Fibras Opticas de Mexico
  • Rodrigo Arenales Arantes, Applications Engineering, Furukawa
  • Scott Casey, Vice President of Global Business Development, Ubisense
  • Eric Honig, Director, Access Business Unit, EXFO
  • Luis Solana, Sales Manager, CALA, Maxcell
14:45– 15:15


Presented by 

  • Ari Sergio Perri Falarini, Chief Technology Officer, IZZI
15:15– 16:00

The Role of Fiber in Today's Convergence Scenario

Technology evolution directors, CTO, COO, CMO-level, discuss 5G as driver for fixed to mobile convergence, and the role of fiber in this macro trend.

Moderated by Ricardo Gomez
Presented by

  • Hugo Amaral Ramos, Chief Technologist, Arris
  • Marcelo de Faria, Market Development Manager, Corning
  • Kevin Wynne, Manager, Americas, Comsof
16:00– 17:10 Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall
17:10 - 17:30

Proyecto Red Troncal SCT

Presented by

  • Jorge Espinosa M.Z., Director Red Troncal, Telecomm
17:30 – 19:30 Cocktail Reception in Exhibit Hall

Thursday, 12 April

9:00 – 9:10 Opening Remarks
9:10 – 9:35

FTTH Around the World

FTTH councils from around the world discuss the FTTH panorama in their regions.

Presented by 

  • Heather Burnett Gold, Fiber Broadband Association (North America) [Moderator]
  • Wataru Katsurashima, FTTH Council Asia-Pacific
  • Roland Montagne, FTTH Council MENA
  • Al Nuñez , Fiber Broadband Association (North America)
9:35 – 10:00


The Fiber Broadband LATAM Chapter's Market Intelligence Agency presents the figures and trends related to FTTH in LATAM.

Presented by 

  • Roland MontagnePrincipal Analyst, IDATE
10:00 – 10:30

Amazon Web Services for Smart, Connected and Sustainable Cities

Presented by 

  • Ricardo RenteriaRegional Manager, Mexico, AWS
10:30– 11:30 Networking Break in Exhibit Hall
11:30 – 12:30

Drivers for a Successful FTTH Business Case

Presented by 

  • Juan DominguezPresident of Tecnored, System Integrator from Argentina
  • Eduardo Jedruch, President, Fiber Broadband Association
  • Gustavo Sandler, Telecommunications Specialist, ANTEL

CMOs and PMs, in ILEC, CLEC, and MSOs share their experiences in preparing and executing a successful FTTH business case.

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30

Fiber Innovation Panel

This panel will explore innovations from physical to application layers, the impact on broadband network evolution and convergence, and how innovative FO and cables play a major role on network transformation.

They’ll also dive into trends for convergence, how Software Define Access will contribute to scalable FTTH networks, and a way to converge wireline and wireless networks.

Presented by 

  • Hector Guadarrama, Fiber Optic Engineer, Prysmian Group
  • Edwin MartinezManager of the Field Application Engineers, CommScope
  • Kurt Raaflaub, Head of Strategic Solutions Marketing, Adtran
  • Juan Vela, Area Vice President Field Marketing, Calix
15:30 – 16:00 Networking Break in Exhibit Hall
16:00 - 16:15 Fiber Connect Awards
16:15 - 16:45

Keynote Presentation: Sub-Secretary of Communications and Transport 

Presented by

  • Edgar Olvera Jimenez, Sub-Secretary of Communications and Transport 
16:45 – 17:00

Wrap up Speech

17:00 – 18:00 Closing Reception