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Network X Americas
May 20-22, 2025
Irving Convention Center at Las ColinasDallas, Texas

Sterling Perrin
Senior Principal Analyst at Heavy Reading


At Heavy Reading, Sterling delivers custom research and analysis for the telecommunications industry. His area of coverage is transport, including optical networks, packet networks, and 5G transport.

Sterling has more than 20 years of experience as an industry analyst and a journalist. Prior to joining Heavy Reading, he served as a lead optical networks analyst at IDC. He is a former editor at Telecommunications Magazine. In addition to chairing and moderating Heavy Reading, formerly Light Reading, events, Sterling is an NGON & DCI World advisory board member and past member of OFC’s N5 Market Watch committee.

Agenda Sessions

  • Service provider address: State of North American Broadband Market

  • Panel Discussion: Feasting on Fiber & PON

  • Panel discussion: Developing the Middle Mile Network

  • Fireside chat: Closing the Digital Divide

  • Panel Discussion: What are the ins and outs of BEAD?