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Fiber Monitoring: Improving Profits, MTTR, and Security

Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
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Speakers
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News

Stephanie Burris, Solutions Marketing Access & Fiber Monitoring Products, VIAVI Solutions

Jon Lundberg, Regional PLM, VIAVI

We will explore several fiber network environments, common vulnerabilities, and the business impact of failures. Fiber networks are typically a combination of owned and leased fiber. Learn how to reduce MTTR by up to 60% when an event occurs and how to detect degradation before it generates a service impact. Fiber monitoring of leased fiber helps ensure that the responsible party is dispatched for repair and SLAs can be managed. We will discuss both in service and out of service monitoring. Learn about the opportunities to improve business results in the following environments:

  1. Hyperscale datacenters- the business need for near 100% uptime
  2. 5G small cell combined with leased fiber - ensuring the SLA for leased fiber
  3. Long haul and Metro dark and lit fiber monitoring - reducing MTTR and preventing damage
  4. FTTX construction and service activation in the access or MSO network - accelerating time to revenue
  5. Security- preventing fiber tapping and data theft



Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News
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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Stephanie Burris, Solutions Marketing Access & Fiber Monitoring Products, VIAVI Solutions
Stephanie Burris is a Product Line Manager for the Access and Fiber Monitoring Product lines at VIAVI which includes xDSL, copper, fiber, and WiFi test. Stephanie is passionate about helping customers in the Access market because residential Broadband Services are so critical for users today. Stephanie has been helping customers with their communication test needs for 20 years through Product Management and Business Development roles with VIAVI, JDSU, Agilent, and HP. She holds an MBA from Thunderbird in international business and attended the University of Arizona, earning degrees in Finance and Marketing. Stephanie resides in the Boulder, Colorado area with her husband and two children.

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Jon Lundberg, Regional PLM, VIAVI
Jon Lundberg is a VIAVI Regional PLM, responsible for VIAVI's field fiber test portfolio in North America. Prior to VIAVI, he spent several years in semiconductor sales focused on the telecom/datacom markets. He started his career at Boeing as a flight controls system design engineer.

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