Sunday, 18 January 2015
Submarine cables are critical infrastructure for the modern world. Today, submarine cables carry over 97% of intercontinental data traffic, providing a web of comprehensive connectivity, reliability and redundancy. But is this sufficient to meet the ongoing needs of customers and users? PTC’15 will examine cable protection and regulatory development, the latest developments in system design and upgrade, and focus on issues critical to the ongoing success of the Global Submarine Cable industry.
Review and update submarine cable developments over the last twelve months around the globe. Consider what’s new on the legal and regulatory scene – and take a peek into what’s happening in the world of Cable Protection, Marine Support and Operations!
Hugh McGarry, Garnet Consulting Pty, Ltd
Michael Rieger, TE SubCom
Keith Schofield, Pioneer Consulting
Cable O&M and Cableship Matters:
Dean Veverka, Southern Cross Cable Network
Kent Bressie, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP
Surfacing: An Interactive Visualization of the Undersea Network:
Nicole Starosielski, New York University
Managing Director, McCann Consulting International
Principal, Garnet Consulting Pty, Ltd
VP, Sales & Business Development, TE SubCom
Director, Submarine Networks, Pioneer Consulting
Director, Network & VP, Operations, Southern Cross Cable Network
Partner, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP
Assistant Professor, Media, Culture and Communication, New York University
Since 2007, the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) has held the annual "Emergency Communications & Disaster Management workshop" (ECDM). For 2015, we embrace the overall "Networked Planet" theme of PTC’15 as we explore the real world of Emergency Communications & Disaster Management via a "whole of society" ECDM approach…including civilian, government, military, UN, NGO, Industry, and Academia views.
For 2015, REDCOM's Klaus Gueldenpfennig and O3b's Jack Deasy join eCLIC's Pat Lanthier as Co-Chairs.
eCLIC Founder & Chair, Carnegie Mellon University
Commander, US Navy, J65 - Cyber Strategy, Plans, Policy & Exercises Division, U.S. Pacific Command (USPCOM)
President, VDOS, LLC
The opportunity for satellite capacity is clear. But how can managed service providers best seize the opportunities created by demand for mobile services? This is the level at which all the complexity of flexible bandwidth management, traffic optimization, protocol management and network interconnection comes into play, not to mention in-depth knowledge of regions and customers.
Membership Director, World Teleport Association (WTA)
VP, Product Marketing, Comtech EF Data
VP, Europe & Americas, NewSat
CTO, SAT Corporation
Program Manager, ViaSat, Inc.
This panel provides an international comparison regarding business strategies for smart TVs and smart phones. The business strategies of content providers like over-the-air TV station and platform providers like Google and 'niconico' can be divided into two, multi-screen and second screen strategies. This panel will discuss differences and similarities of such strategies among different regions including Europe, North America and North East Asia.
In this panel, we invite researchers and professionals in this field from different region to analyze the relationships between diversified strategies and institutional frame work.
Director, Pan-Pacific Education and Communication Experiments by Satellite, University of Hawaii
Professor, Division of Technology & Society, Department of Technology Management & Economics, Chalmers University of Technology
Deputy Head, Media Planning Bureau, NHK
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, Film and Media Studies, University of New Haven
This paper is a comparative analysis of business models and strategies employed by firms in the digital video marketplace facing competition from Over-The-Top (OTT) content services. It focuses on the Korean TV market, that is, and analyzes the strategies of all players including traditional over the air broadcasters, pay TV providers, telecommunication network providers, and the new over-the-top (OTT) service providers.
Consumers are increasingly streaming or downloading long-form video programming (mainly movies and TV shows) by using OTT content services, and sometimes unsubscribing from traditional video providers. PayTV providers are responding to this new threat by experimenting with new services such as: 1) multiscreen (N-screen): everywhere, anywhere 2) monetizing content beyond the subscription 3) online pay TV packages: a fully OTT model 4) cloud pay TV: app in smart TV or disruptive business model 5) Hybrid broadcast/broadband services (Gartner, 2013, July 25; cited in Song, 2013). Not only pay TV providers but also all types of service providers, including terrestrial broadcasters, IT companies, and device manufacturers wishing to enter the TV media business provide services in OTT form (Song, 2014; Crandall, 2014; KISDI, 2013).
Unlike the case of the United States in which the third party players (e.g., Netflix) rather than pay TV providers dominate in the OTT content service market, the Korean case draws a different picture. Domestic telecommunications service providers, terrestrial broadcasters, cable TV providers and IPTV providers have led the OTT content market actively launching OTT video services as part of their N-Screen strategies. In addition, while global companies pay attention to large-scale global platforms, domestic companies focus more on making connections to multi-screens and mobile devices.
Professor, Keio University
Anchor, Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation