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Mastering the Gigabit Challenge with Gfast

Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. EST / 3:00 p.m. London
 
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020

Werner Heinrich, Director Portfolio Management Access & Aggregation, ADTRAN

Growing bandwidth demand, competitive pressures, and ambitious political and regulatory goals promoting the Gigabit Society are forcing service providers to expedite their technology investments and place bets on the right technology choice. With a growing number of trials and start of commercial deployments, Gfast has emerged as the smart, pragmatic and future-proof solution to delivering on Gigabit Society goals.

During this Webinar, Werner Heinrich, Director Portfolio Management Broadband Solutions at ADTRAN, will discuss:

  • The Ultra Broadband toolkit and Gfast evolution status
  • The economics driving FTTx adoption
  • Unleashing the power of symmetric broadband services
  • Latest in Gfast solution packaging accelerating Gigabit service coverage
  • Improving network economics and services agility using SD-Access



 

Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020
Alison Diana always dreamed of being a veterinarian – until she saw a documentary of a vet removing an alligator's eye. With a love of English but no desire to be a teacher, Alison had no idea what she would do until she earned a four-year, full-tuition journalism scholarship to the School of Visual Arts and fell in love with feature writing.

An internship at Rolling Stone encouraged Alison to mix her love of music and writing until she answered an ad in a local newspaper for a position at a B2B channel publication. And so her 25-year career covering solution and service providers; technologies from HPC and UC&C to cloud and security, and business began.

Alison spent 10 years at CRN, before launching a successful freelance career writing for publications including InformationWeek, VARBusiness, Redmond Channel Partner, numerous TechTarget sites, and Florida Today. She later rejoined UBM as part of the DeusM team before heading InformationWeek's health IT section. Alison – who lives on Florida's Space Coast with her husband, teen daughter, and two spoiled cats – became part of the Light Reading team as editor at The New IP. In late May of this year, she was named Ambassador of the New IP Agency, a not-for-profit independent initiative providing information, education, analysis, community services and testing to support and accelerate the development of a global economy based on open, advanced, virtualized IP networks.

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Werner Heinrich, Director Portfolio Management Access & Aggregation, ADTRAN
Werner Heinrich is leading ADTRAN’s Portfolio Management for Broadband Solutions. In this role his focus is on developing and maintaining a highly innovative and competitive product portfolio to ensure ADTRAN’s leading position in next generation Software Defined Broadband Access networks. Werner has more than 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry in Product Management, Product Marketing and Business Development, from which he has garnered a profound understanding of the telecom market development, paired with a strong technical background in network technologies.

Werner has studied Computer Science at the Technical University Munich and has also earned his Ph.D. from this university.

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