CEO, Aqua Comms Management Ltd
Nigel Bayliff, CEO of Aqua Comms DAC, is a global telecom industry veteran of 25-plus years' experience. He has been an advisor and consultant to cable development, private equity and government clients, and Vice-Chairman of the United Nations Joint Task Force that examined the gathering of disaster mitigation and climate information from the global web of undersea cable systems.
Mr. Bayliff also served as CEO and board member of Huawei Marine Networks, where he introduced several major, technological advances into the marketplace. Previously, he was a member of the executive team of FLAG Telecom where he was an officer and deputy chairman for several group companies, and was responsible for the construction and operation of the FLAG Global Network, which encompasses 65,000 km of submarine cable systems and provides carrier-grade connectivity services to 40 countries. In 2006, he was elected as a Fellow of the UK Institute of Engineering Technology.
Topical Session 1: Submarine Cable - The Next Phase of Undersea and Terrestrial Networks—"New Routes, Destinations and New Technologies!”
Monday, 22 January 2018
As evidenced by the recent collaboration of Nokia and Facebook on a spectral efficiency test over America-Europe Connect (AEConnect), Aqua Comms’ transatlantic subsea cable network, future innovations in global communications will be influenced by a confluence of webscale players and content providers working together with optical technology companies and subsea/terrestrial network owner-operators to push the limits of higher capacity, greater reach and more network flexibility. This presentation will explore how subsea networks, which provide the main arteries for intercontinental communications, are certain to be an integral part of accelerating innovation in optical techniques, helping to move tests of advanced transmission technologies to real-world applications that connect cities all over the world.