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ISE TECHForum delivers focused education and technology solutions for existing and next-generation networks. Educate yourself in key technical areas of the radio network, core network, densification, fronthaul and backhaul space, and more. Choose your sessions below and register today to boost your professional development and organizational contribution.
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Education Session #1 | 9:55 AM – 10:25 AM
New Innovations in High Density Fiber Cabling Systems
Presented by John George, Senior Director, Solutions and Professional Services, OFS
Optical Fiber Cabling to the Small Cell, Residence and Business must fit more fiber in smaller spaces to satisfy requirements for dense, low visibility, cost effective networks. The industry has recently developed a number of new types of optical cabling systems to meet these needs. The key drivers and service provider pain points will be described, followed by an overview of these new types of optical cabling systems. To close, an application matrix will explain the types of optical cabling systems and their suitability to meet key service provider needs for cost effective, high density, end customer accepted installations.
Education Session #2 | 10:35 AM – 11:05 AM
Thwarting the Online Barbarians – A Practical Guide for Today’s Home Cybersecurity
Presented by Patrick Moreno, Product Marketing Manager, Zyxel Communications
We live in a world where online threats were something you just read about online. However, we are now faced with a new reality that we’ve been taking for granted. No longer are large corporations the targets of cyber invasions; these online criminals are actively seeking everyday individuals and looking for ways to exploit your personal information for their own use and financial gain. How do you protect yourself from these online threats? What are the best online security options to protect your home from online attacks? Learn how to protect yourself and your home from outside online intrusions. We discuss the latest techniques for Internet protection and security options to help safeguard your online experience.
Education Session #3 | 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM
Accelerating FTTx and 5G Deployments with Digital Construction Innovation
Presented by Dan Flemming, Co-Founder and Frank DeJoy, VP, Network Deployment, Render Networks
Across the industry, the consumer need for high-speed broadband as well as the "race to 5G" is driving significant demand for tower and fiber infrastructure. The industry is looking for best-practice approaches and operating models that incorporate technologies and efficiency levers to deploy future-proofed networks faster without compromising quality or driving up costs.
In this session, Render Networks’ Co-founder and VP, Network Deployment outline a best-in-class digital deployment approach with practical examples of how network operators are delivering quality fiber networks with up to 50% efficiencies and a 20% reduction in time to market.
Key highlights include:
- The role of geospatial technology and digital workflows in significantly reducing construction duration and cost.
- A digital deployment playbook that optimizes and executes your network build strategy in line with strategic objectives.
Frank DeJoy is a telecommunications, wireless, and IT growth executive with over 30 years of strategic expertise across broadband, fiber optics, wireless, IoT, and network management. Frank’s credentials include global business, network, and product development in executive roles at AT&T Wireless, Teleport Communications Group, General Dynamics Wireless Services, Dycom, & Quanta Services. Frank received national and global accolades in FTTH, wireless, and IT network delivery, and is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Education Session #4 | 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM
5G Fiber Densification Challenges
Presented by Maury Wood, Business Development Manager, EXFO
Among other technical dynamics, the reliance on small cell radios to achieve good 5G coverage, particularly in metro areas, means lots of optical fibers. This trend is referred to as fiber densification. While more fibers can deliver more bandwidth and lower latency, fresh challenges are introduced. For example, front haul hub site technicians can be overwhelmed with fiber management, identification and documentation. Outages caused by fiber breaks become more common, demanding higher productivity tools to resolve service interruptions quickly and efficiently. And fiber densification drives network architects to multi-fiber connectivity and cabling, which in turn requires new endface inspection and cleaning tools. This session will propose new solutions to the challenges presented by 5G fiber densification.
Education Session #5 | 12:55 PM – 1:25 PM
Enabling the CO & OSP for Fiber Densification to Support 5G
Presented by Mahendra Persad, Solutions Architect, Go!Foton
Go!Foton will discuss solution insights toward the transformation of the fiber connectivity layer in existing COs in support of denser, faster, and more predictable rollout strategies which are required to support fiber rich applications such as 5G, IoT, CRAN Hub densification, and next-gen PON architectures.
Education Session #6 | 1:35 PM – 2:05 PM
5G: More than a RAN Evolution—Essential Fiber Tests for 5G Success
Presented by Kashif Hussain, Director, Wireless Solutions,Viavi Solutions
Kashif has more than 20 years of experience in mobile networking and wireless technology. His expertise in RF, DAS, HetNets, and LTE comes from developing, managing, supporting, marketing, and consulting on major mobile communications projects. His industry experience also includes senior roles at MobileNet, Tektronix Communications, Ericsson, and Nortel. Kashif has also authored patents for wireless products.
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