Broadband is at a crossroads.
Demand for a digital lifestyle enabled by broadband is accelerating, and legacy networks can no longer keep pace. There are a range of emerging technologies designed to meet this growing demand, that also enable a growing and diverse revenue mix. Broadband service providers are now challenged with defining and executing a next-generation ultra-broadband strategy that maximizes these opportunities. The Broadband Summit @BCE will assemble a diverse group of broadband industry thought leaders to discuss and outline the challenges, solutions and opportunities that will position the broadband carrier ecosystem to thrive in a dynamic global economy.
Topics Will Include:
Next-Generation FTTP is On Deck – From NG-PON2 to XGS-PON and beyond, field trials are now underway and the next generation of FTTP is now a reality. These emerging FTTP standards promise to deliver 10 Gbps service, lower latency, and better redundancy, among other benefits. Gain an honest assessment of next generation PON and its implications for broadband carriers of all sizes.
Understanding the Promise of G.fast – There is indeed life for embedded copper plant thanks to the arrival of G.fast. Now in commercial deployments around the world, G.fast is delivering on the promise of ultra-broadband across copper loops. Hear first-hand accounts of real-world G.fast deployments from the operators and technology providers who are enabling it.
Fixed Wireless Access Renaissance – While no stranger to providing broadband access, fixed wireless is undergoing a renaissance. Emerging mmWave technologies are enabling next generation fixed wireless access that now rivals some wireline broadband performance. Indeed broadband carriers would do well to evaluate fixed wireless as a component of their overall ultra-broadband strategy. We’ll outline and discuss the reality of today’s fixed wireless options.
Expansion and Growth Strategies – Broadband providers must search out and seize growth opportunities both in- and out-of-market. This can include competing as overbuilders, partnering with non-traditional entities, including municipals and electric cooperatives, and targeting specific high-value customers with custom offerings. This roundtable discussion will discuss what’s working and help operators plan accordingly.
Co-located with the Big Communications Event, Broadband Summit attendees will also gain access to the industry’s leading forum for carrier and network transformation, providing real insight and solutions for the disruptive forces present in today’s communications service provider environment.
Complimentary admission is available for service providers, cable operators, financial & educational institutions, utilities, and government agencies. If you do not qualify for complimentary admission, prices are as follows: