How to Meet the RDOF Challenge of Deploying Fiber in Rural Areas
Date: Thursday, March 24, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) promises to bring true broadband connectivity to America’s wide open spaces, as well as the nation's small "off the beaten path" spots. Now that COVID-19 has shone a bright light on high-speed broadband's ability to enable the necessities of life, RDOF has initiated the greatest drive towards widespread connectivity since the Communications Act of 1934 enshrined the concept of Universal Telephone Service nearly nine decades ago.
Jim Kane, VP, Sales & Product Management, Amphenol Broadband Solutions | bio Minesh Patel, VP, Product Management and Engineering, Amphenol Charles Industries | bio
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading | bio Todd Richard, SVP Business Development, Mears Group, Inc. | bio
Jim Kane is Vice President of Sales and Product Management at Amphenol Broadband Solutions. In his 20+ years in the broadband industry, he has held leadership positions in sales and business development. Amphenol Broadband Solutions is a global leader in communication technology development specializing in the engineering and manufacturing of cable, RF equipment, fiber optic products, OSP enclosures and wireless products.close this window
Minesh Patel joined Charles Industries in September 2006 as Vice President of the Broadband - Access and Transmission (BA&T) Business Unit. In January 2008, Patel assumed leadership of the Outside Plant (OSP) Business Unit and is currently responsible for providing leadership for Product Management, Engineering, and Market Development. He possesses over 32 years in the Telecommunications industry. Prior to Charles, he has contributed to: engineering outside plant facilities and installation and maintenance functions for Illinois Bell, developing and registering an ISO 9000 quality system for Reliable Electric, rapidly growing Reltec/Marconi's electronic enclosure product lines and revitalizing Westell's Network Service Access business. With Charles, Patel has lead the expansion of its Fiber-to-the-Home solutions while developing a leadership position in the Wireless Active Electronic Enclosures and Small Cell Concealment markets.
Alan covers the cable, broadband, and video technology and infrastructure markets, including cable networks and services. In particular, he tracks the markets for new cable, video, and broadband access technologies, including DOCSIS 3.1, Full Duplex DOCSIS, CCAP, DAA, Fiber Deep, FTTH, Coherent Optics, IPTV, OTT video, Gfast, NG-PON, Wi-Fi, and 5G. Formerly a contributing analyst at Kinetic Strategies and One Touch Intelligence, Alan has covered the cable, telecom, broadband, media, and consumer electronics industries for more than 25 years. As a business technology journalist, he previously worked for Crain’s New York Business, Cable Digital News, Communications Daily, Multichannel News, Cable World, and Communications Technology magazine, among others. A New York native, he is now based in the Toronto area.close this window
Mr. Richard is the SVP of Business Development for the Mears Group, supporting OSP construction and Broadband infrastructure services. Todd has expert knowledge of fiber long-haul and FTTX design and implementation.
Atsuo Kawamura joined NEC Corporation in April 1986. His career started as a software engineer for the development of digital telephone switching system for global communication service providers. In 2012, he became General Manager of Carrier Services Division, responsible for overall network services and solutions for telecom carriers. In 2014, he became Senior Vice President and headed the SDN /NFV business which is the core technology for next generation carrier network. In 2017, he was promoted to Executive Vice President and head of Telecom Carrier Business Unit, supervising the provision of a wide range of end to end telecommunication products and solutions. In 2018, he was assigned to the head of Network Service Business Unit, responsible for network service business to various enterprise customers as well as telecom operators. In 2021, Global 5G business was assigned as his additional responsibility.close this window
Rich Loveland is the Director of Product Line Management for Vecima’s Passive Optical Networking (PON) for fiber-to-the-premise products.
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