Fiber Network Design with 5G in Mind


Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 1:00 PM (CT)

Understanding 5G and its impact on fiber networks is essential as the next generation of wireless technology is deployed in the coming years. While 5G promises to help revolutionize Smart Cities, IoT, and autonomous vehicles, direct fiber connections to homes, businesses, and institutions will continue to grow. A dense blanket of 5G radios deployed outdoors, on buildings, and in buildings will be required to support 5G, and industry consensus is that fiber will connect most of these radios to the network. Learn how fiber networks can be designed and deployed to support FTTx, 4G, and 5G on a single fiber network platform, using new compact optical fiber cabling systems that help overcome the barriers to deploying fiber both to buildings and in buildings.

Register for this webinar to learn more about:

  • What is 5G?
  • Applications Driving Fiber and 5G
  • FTTH and 5G forecasts
  • Converged Fiber Network Architectures supporting FTTX and 5G
  • Overcoming fiber deployment barriers to homes, business, and cell sites.
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Presenter: John George, Director, Solutions and Professional Services, OFS

John George has served with AT&T, Lucent Technologies and now OFS in various engineering and marketing roles.  He currently directs the Solutions and Professional Services group for OFS’s optical fiber, cable, connectivity, and solutions business.  John has published and presented numerous papers and articles on fiber optics and FTTH and been active in Industry standards. He has been an active member of the Fiber Broadband Association  (former FTTH Council) from its founding year of 2001, and serving on its board of directors since 2008. John has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech and a Master of Science in Engineering Administration from Virginia Tech, and holds 6 patents.

OFS is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and provider of optical fiber, fiber optic cable, connectivity, fiber-to-the-subscriber (FTTX) and specialty fiber optic products. We provide reliable, cost-effective solutions for a broad range of applications including communications, medicine, industrial automation, sensing, government, aerospace and defense. These products help our customers meet the needs of consumers and businesses, both today and into the future.


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