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Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time: 12:00pm New York / 4:00pm London
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Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, Light Reading

Ronan Kelly, Chief Technology Officer, EMEA & APAC Region, ADTRAN

Jack Zhu, Director, Huawei Access Network, Huawei

Stephanie Burris, Product Line Manager, Access Product Line, Viavi

The European Commission announced its updated Digital Single Market (DSM) policy with the strategic goal of a Gigabit Society by 2025. Key principles include higher speeds (100 Mbit/s to all), an upgrade path to gigabit and the reuse of existing infrastructure to minimize costs. This is pushing service providers to evaluate their technology investments and place bets on the right technology.

The growing number of operators trialing or rolling out technology is evidence of its positive business case. In addition, with the standardization of a series of innovations and enhanced capabilities, has evolved from a near gigabit to a multi-gigabit technology further bolstering its business case.

During this webinar, Stephanie Burris, Product Line Manager for the Access Product Line, Viavi; Ronan Kelly, CTO, EMEA & APAC Region, ADTRAN; and Jack Zhu, Director, Huawei Access Network, outline how -- with new developments such as 212MHz, DTA and SD-Access -- allows service providers to not only deliver on the gigabit promise but also drive towards an “Uber-like” user-driven, on-demand service experience and a competitive edge.

They will also discuss challenges around rollouts, including the service and economic impact from copper impairments, and review three typical scenarios of deployment: FTTC with large capacity DSLAM; DPU installed in the manhole with remote power feed; and small DPU mounted on a pole or wall with reverse power feed.

Webinar speakers will also share the practical challenges in deploying those solutions in the field and cover topics such as long reach vs. high performance (212MHz, non-linear), vs. SuperVector (35b), and next-generation prototype.


Elizabeth Miller Coyne, managing editor, Light Reading
Elizabeth Miller Coyne has been a writer and editor for over 20 years with 17 of those years focused on the telecom sector in a variety of capacities, including journalism, corporate communications, public relations, radio show hosting and more. Formerly editor of Light Reading’s The New IP, she is now leading the content and direction for Light Reading’s online learning community, Upskill U. In January, she was appointed as a Solar System Ambassador for NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. As a Solar System Ambassador she presents space and environmental science programming to large and small groups on a variety of topics.

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Ronan Kelly, Chief Technology Officer, EMEA & APAC Region, ADTRAN
Ronan Kelly brings more than 20 years of experience in the telecom industry. With firsthand experience deploying next-generation optical and copper networks, IPTV platforms and microwave radio networks, he holds an unusually broad understanding of the challenges faced by today's operators, incumbent and competitive alike. He is President of the FTTH Council Europe. As president, Ronan takes the lead on several initiatives set by the FTTH Council Europe, including supporting ongoing European FTTH rollouts and educating the market about the economic benefits delivered when communities and homes are connected to fibre. He also serves on the board of directors for The New IP Agency, an industry body that is focused on accelerating the adoption and deployment of next-generation SDN- and NFV-based architectures and solutions by telecoms operators.

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Jack Zhu, Director, Huawei Access Network, Huawei
Mike Sapien is responsible for Ovum's US enterprise practice. Based in southern California, he is focused on North American and global enterprise telecom markets and related trends, including WAN; managed services including security and advanced voice; video and data services aimed at global MNC, large enterprise customers. His focus areas include data center services, emerging cloud and hosted services, enterprise mobility services and related product development, market launches and channel programs. His recent work includes research into SIP trunking, UC, Cloud-Network integration, Hybrid WAN, SDN/NFV impact, data analytics, data center services, telco healthcare solutions and managed security. Mike has more than 30 years of experience in the telecoms and Internet services industry, including executive positions at large carriers, CLEC and a data center provider. Before joining Ovum, he was a consultant advising carriers, vendors and enterprise customers on business development, marketing and go-to-market strategies.

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Stephanie Burris, Product Line Manager, Access Product Line, Viavi
Stephanie Burris is a Product Line Manager for the Access Product line at Viavi, which includes xDSL, copper, fiber and WiFi test. She is passionate about helping customers in the Access market because residential Broadband Services are so critical for users today. She 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.

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