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Dark Blue: Firm commitments from incumbent: BT (10M), Belgacom, Australian NBN, Swisscom,  Austria, Bezeq Israel, Chunghwa Taiwan, Telus Canada, Telekom South Africa, SK Korea, (U.S.) AT&T, Century, Frontier, Windstream, Belgium, Omantel

Mid Blue: Smaller carriers in Germany, Norway, Finland, Japan

Light Blue: Incumbent likely:  France, Germany, Italy

Den Haag 1650A strong event for years. I've been wanting to go to this event before and I'm glad it's working out this year. Speakers include: Lieven Mertens of Belgacom, the first to deploy vectoring; John McDonald of BT, whose CEO is talking 15M lines of G.fast; Marko Loeffelholz of DT, promising 12-24M fast lines; and John Cioffi, inventor of vectoring and much more. Here's the speaker list

Den Haag has changed a lot since the picture was painted in 1650 but retains a great deal of history. I don't know if the cafes are as interesting as those in Amsterdam but that city is just a short train ride away. The van Gogh Museum is remarkable. You'll think differently about him when you see the earlier paintings. The Rembrandts in the Rijksmuseum are also unforgettable. 

Say hello to the round fellow with a beard and the irrepressible Jennie Bourne.