SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Broadband Forum will once again host its BASe North America Summit on Saturday, October 26 on-site at Calix ConneXions 2019 in Las Vegas. The Summit, which is free to ConneXions registrants, will run from 10 am to 5pm PT and focus on three of the hottest technology topics -- 5G, connected home and security. Coming on the heels of 2019 Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam, BASe is positioned to deliver the latest technology insights, best practices, and innovations from around the world.
Broadband Forum is a leading, non-profit communications industry organization focused on accelerating broadband innovation, standards and ecosystem development. Created by technology innovators for technology leaders, the 2019 BASe North America Summit consists of a world-class line-up of major operators and alternative infrastructure innovators, technology leaders (such as Calix and Casa Systems) and industry thought leaders (including Parks Associates and Vantage Point Solutions). The agenda also features those focused on machine learning (Domos), security (F-Secure), fiber optics (Go!Foton), in-home connectivity (InCoax/MoCA) and more.
"BASe has continued to gain momentum in 2019, and our upcoming North America event aims to bridge the gap between the marketing hype and the technical and operational realities that are impacting opportunities for service providers," said Bernd Hesse, BASe chair for Broadband Forum and senior director, standards marketing and thought leadership for Calix. "Our membership is composed of the world's leading technologists who are seeking actionable insights, share perspectives, and network with their tech peers from around the world. We are honored to be hosted at ConneXions 2019 for our third year in a row, where we know we have a similarly leadership-minded audience."
The current agenda of 2019 BASe North America Summit at ConneXions is available now. The event will finish with a networking cocktail mixer. New speakers and analysts from around with world will be added in the coming weeks. Scheduled topics include NG-PON2's role in tomorrow's service, how fiber enables converged 5G, shaping the future of the smart home, 5G in rural markets and optical solutions optimized for 5G transport and multi-service access.
"We are pleased to partner with Broadband Forum again to arm ConneXions attendees with the insights they need to address some of the most pressing issues facing communications service providers today," said Matt Collins, chief marketing officer for Calix. "Partnering with Broadband Forum for a co-located event is a win-win for all attendees. BASe participants can stay through ConneXions to engage new colleagues, hear best practices from market leading service providers and experience the latest technological innovations firsthand. ConneXions attendees can come early and take full advantage of the stellar line-up of BASe speakers as they kick off their week."
Registration is now open for Calix ConneXions 2019, the industry's premier Innovation and User Conference, taking place October 26-29, 2019 at the Wynn in Las Vegas. The BASe Summit is free for registered ConneXions attendees, but also is open to non-registrants.
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