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Design for Success: Open Fibre Networks in Europe

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As the growth of FTTH networks accelerates, attention must be paid to key considerations that will affect the long-term business success of fibre roll-out. Aspects such as population density, network openness, the right choice of access technology, financing options or the need for future upgradeability all translate directly to overall costs of deployment and the return on investment.

In this webinar hosted by, we explore operators’ challenges and the best approach they can take to make them a winner of open fibre networks.


Key topics include:

  • Understanding the true nature of challenges
  • Evolution of PON technologies
  • Designing for upgradeability: avoiding future makeovers and redesign
  • Optimising and securing the long-term investment
  • Best practices and lessons learned from successful deployment of open fibre networks


Webinar Speakers

Wei Shi
Intelligence Manager

Wei leads the Intelligence function. His responsibilities include managing and producing premium content for Intelligence, undertaking special projects, and supporting internal and external partners. Wei’s research and writing have followed the heartbeat of the telecoms industry.

Wei has two decades’ experience in the telecoms ecosystem. His former employers include Nokia and Strategy Analytics. Wei is a graduate of The London School of Economics. He speaks English, French, and Chinese, and has a working knowledge of Finnish and German. He is based in’s London office.

Mitja Golja
Business Development Director

Dr. Mitja Golja is a Business Development Director at Kontron’s Business Unit Broadband. He is responsible for new market strategies and go-to-market initiatives for new technologies.

Mitja brings to Kontron more than 15 years of global operating experience in the broadband-networking industry, as well as true passion for product business development and strategy.

Prior to heading business development, Mitja held several management positions at Kontron (former Iskratel). Amongst others he was in charge of product line management and R&D.

Janez Ori
Strategy, Innovation and Digitalisation Director

Janez Ori is responsible for strategy development, portfolio and innovation management in Kontron. In more the 20 years of experience in telecommunications industry he worked in various positions starting in R&D at Iskratel, developing technical solutions for customers at Cisco and Iskratel, and managing teams in product and solutions management, business development and marketing.

In recent years, he co-created and implemented Kontron strategy to transform from a classical telecom vendor to a provider of comprehensive digital solutions for telecoms and various industry verticals.

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