Attending Fiber Connect next week in Orlando? Then join me and a panel of experts at the third NG-PON2 Council Workshop on Sunday, June 11.
The afternoon is dedicated to all things NG-PON2, from technologies to best practices. The NG-PON2 Council joined the Broadband Forum earlier this year to become NG-PON2 Forum (see NG-PON2: The Importance of Being Standard). I'm honored to moderate Segment 3 on ecosystem overviews, featuring:
Navid Ghazisaidi, director of systems and technology at Cambridge Industries Group Ltd.
Robert Conger, AVP, technology group at ADTRAN
Teresa McGaughey, director, solution marketing at
Ronald Heron, FTTH technologies CTO team at
Jon Lundberg, PLM for fiber optic field test systems at Viavi
Michael Gronovius, director of business development at Ericsson
During the session, which runs from 3:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., vendors will present their NG-PON2 solutions and discuss their abilities to manage capacities of 40 Gbit/s using multiple wavelengths at dense wavelength division multiplexing channel spacing and tunable transceiver technology.
Sunday's workshop, located at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando and starting at 1 p.m., covers an array of NG-PON2 topics and experts. (See NG-PON2: The Importance of Being Standard). Others scheduled to appear include:
Heather Burnett Gold, president and CEO, Fiber Broadband Association, who hosts the event and moderates
Bernd Hesse, chairman of the NG-PON2 Council and senior director of technology development at Calix Inc. (NYSE: CALX), moderating a market overview and FTTH global perspective
Martin (Choongbok) Lee, distinguished member of technical staff at SK Telecom, on the first NG-PON2 field trial
Roland Montagne, principal analyst, at Idate on trends
Vincent O'Byrne, director of technology at Verizon, to discuss lessons learned from PON deployments
Andrew Stark, senior staff scientist at Adtran Inc. (Nasdaq: ADTN), who will give an overview of NG-PON2 passive and optical components
UBB2020 will bring highlights from some of the NG-PON2 panels and presentations, as well as next week's Fiber Connect 2017. If you're there, comment on this article or tweet to @UBB2020 and let's meet.
— Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020. Follow us on Twitter @UBB2020 or @alisoncdiana.