SubOptic is launching a series of virtual roundtable events to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the global subsea telecommunications industry. Every few weeks, as part of SubOptic Spotlight, industry experts will explore the robustness of the global network to increased demand; the necessity of repair capability & challenges imposed by maritime/immigration restrictions; supply chain issues and their impact on construction and upgrades; the ever-greater importance of government authorities in supporting these critical network activities and more.
The first SubOptic Spotlight entitled: Navigating COVID-19: Its Impact on the Submarine Telecommunications Industry is set to kick off on April 22nd.
In the first SubOptic Spotlight, the featured executive speakers will share the high-level challenges, priorities, solutions and needs the industry is facing in this time of crisis. Register today to hear from influential industry thought leaders including Alain Biston, President & CEO, Alcatel Submarine Network; Kent Bressie, Legal Advisor to the International Cable Protection Committee, Partner, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP; Yoshida Naoki, Sr. Vice President, NEC; Bruce Neilson-Watts, Managing Director–Telecoms, Global Marine; and Najam Ahmad, VP, Network Engineering, Facebook led by Elaine Stafford, Managing Partner, DRG Undersea Consulting; as we all strive to navigate through this unprecedented time.
If you are unable to make the live broadcast, the on demand recording will be available for viewing on the SubOptic website. Save the date for the upcoming virtual roundtables as well. Visit for more information.