10th NetWorks Forum
From Access to Core Networks – Scalable Solutions for Planning & Implementation
on June, 2nd and 3rd 2016
at the International Congress Center Dresden, Germany
For the 10th time, Detecon hosted the NetWorks Forum at the International Congress Center in the state capital of Saxony. The event functions as a symposium for the sharing of knowledge among operators, vendors, and academics. The ideal stage for Detecon to present solutions for the planning and optimization of telecommunications networks.
When the forum was first held in 2002, it was not at all obvious that this event format would embark on such a fast-moving career. Fourteen years ago, it was a rather small event attended by a limited number of participants who wanted to share their knowledge about network planning and related topics in the German-speaking world. But the NetWorks Forum grew rapidly from this modest beginning, and the conference now brings together more than 80 attendants from a highly diversified range of sectors. They include representatives of network operators and vendors as well as renowned experts from academia.
As technologies are constantly developing and advancing, network planning is facing the great challenge of scalability of new models, functions, products, and services. The solutions to the challenges must be flexible so that they can be modified to satisfy new requirements at any time. This starting point of discussion was reflected even in the title of this year's event: "From Access to Core Networks – Scalable Solutions for Planning and Implementation".
Following the welcoming and keynote addresses by Dr. Egon Jannusch and Lutz Fritzsche (both from Detecon), Jörg Fischer (Detecon) reported on the FTTH network expansion in the Middle East. Satisfied Detecon clients illuminated the advantages of our network planning and optimization software NetWorks from a number of differing perspectives. Contributions included talks by Frank Scherff (Kellner Telecom, Germany), Olivier Renais (orange, France), and Dr. Devender Maheswari (T-Mobile, Netherlands).
The presentations by Walter Kailbach (Nokia), Dr. Paul Lüsse (Huawei), and Hans-Jürgen Niethammer (Commscope) were accompanied and rounded off by the various aspects of scalability of networks. Professor Slavisa Aleksic from the University for Telecommunications in Leipzig gave a general overview of the challenges and potential solutions for the transport network architecture of 5G networks.
Following the guided tour of the rebuilt Church of Our Lady in Dresden, Detecon CEO Francis Deprez welcomed the participants to the banquet in the restaurant "Coselpalais" on the first evening.
The second day was devoted completely to new developments and application scenarios of the NetWorks software.
The NetWorks team expressed their satisfaction with the highly positive response to the content and organization of the conference. Once again, it became very clear that the direct contact with and among clients is the most promising approach for the generation of new leads for future projects. "The mixture of first-class content, pleasant surroundings, and client interaction is tops and a 'role model' for Detecon as a whole. And the 10th anniversary gave the entire event an especially exciting flair, of course," concluded Francis Deprez, who thanked the NetWorks team for their excellent job as hosts.