Webinar Date/Time: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 1:00 PM (CT)
Service providers deploying high–speed broadband to MDUs, homes, and small businesses today favor optical fiber cabling in order to provide the Gigabit speeds subscribers prefer.
Fiber deployment inside residential, and many commercial buildings, has traditionally been expensive, slow, and disruptive due to the lack of existing ducts, pathways, and spaces. Traditional fiber cabling systems often require additional ducts, pathway creation, and space, adding cost and complexity. New fiber and cabling technologies can eliminate the need for expensive pathway creation, support current Gigabit systems, and support many generations of future higher speed systems with no changes to the optical cabling system.
Attendees will gain perspective on what is driving bandwidth demands to gigabit and faster speeds, both downstream and upstream. They will also gain an understanding as to why Fiber to the Living Unit or Office, is the preferred technology to reach high–speed broadband Internet subscribers. In addition, they will learn which kinds of buildings can benefit from new technologies to bring fiber to the residence or office.
Senior Director, Solutions and Professional Services
John George has served with AT&T, Lucent Technologies and now OFS in various engineering and marketing roles. He currently leads the Solutions and Professional Services group for OFS’s optical fiber, cable, connectivity, fusion splicer, and solutions business. John has published and presented numerous papers and articles on fiber optics and FTTH and been active in Industry standards. John has been active in forming IEEE, IEC and TIA optical fiber related standards, and has been an active member of the Fiber Broadband Association (former FTTH Council) from its founding year of 2001, 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 9 patents.
OFS is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and provider of optical fiber, fiber optic cable, connectivity, fiber-to-the-subscriber (FTTX) and specialty photonics products. They provide reliable, cost-effective solutions for a broad range of applications, including telecommunications, medicine, industrial automation, sensing, government, aerospace and defense. These products help their customers meet the needs of consumers and businesses, both today and into the future.
Headquartered in Norcross (near Atlanta) Georgia, U.S.A., OFS is a global provider with facilities in China, Denmark, Germany, Russia and the United States. OFS is part of Furukawa Electric Company, a multi-billion-dollar leader in optical communications.