Monday, April 16, from 5 – 8PM
Trade Show & Seminars
Mississauga Convention Centre
Exhibitor Set Up: Monday, April 16, between 1 – 7PM
Exhibitor Entrance to Trade Show: 10AM daily
Exhibitor Tear Down: Wednesday, April 18, 4 – 7PM
Show Dates: Tuesday, April 17 & Wednesday April 18, 2018
Welcome Reception: Tuesday, April 17, 3 – 4PM
Registration Opens: 7AM daily
Seminars & Workshops: From 8AM daily
Trade Show Hours: 11AM – 4PM daily
Live Demos: From 1PM daily in Trade Show
Seminar & Workshop Schedule
20-Minute Demos At-The-Booth Schedule,
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|1 – 7PM||EXHIBITOR SETUP|
Mississauga Convention Center
|5 – 7:30PM||Awards Gala|
|7 am - DAY ONE||REGISTRATION OPENS|
Registration & Coffee/Tea service
(1-15) (Time Change) The Next Cable Access Technology – What the Future Holds in the Gigabit DAA World
Speaker: Chris Busch, Engineering Fellow – CTO Networks (view bio)
Chris Busch is currently Engineering Fellow with the CTO Networks organization of ARRIS. He is responsible for guiding ARRIS orchestration and virtualization technology helping CCAP operators achieve their distributed architecture goals. Chris has previously held positions at ARRIS in Assurance software architecture and as CTO Incognito Software where he actively led development in CableLabs, Broadband Forum, and TMForum provisioning and activation systems.
The presentation will address how operators can best prepare to deploy these technologies to deliver advanced services in the future.
(1-2) Geospatial Technology in Utilities: Past, Present, and Future
Speaker: Douglas Estok, Business Development Manager, USA / OEC - Oakville Enterprises Corporation (view bio)
Mr. Estok has worked in GIS for utilities for three decades, serving in virtually every role. From conversion, to application development, system integration, training, documentation, to rollout and implementation, and business development.
He has worked for utilities, vendors, and engineering firms, and formed his own firm, Estok Consulting, since 1995.
Having an understanding of the history of the GIS industry facilitates the appreciation of where we are now, and how to make the most of it, both in daily activities, as well as moving forward. Even though the industry has matured and been widely adopted, there are lessons to be learned, and new opportunities abound.
This presentation will look at the industry---particularly as it pertains to utility stakeholder distribution networks---from its roots to present day, and the many changes in between. Included are several bits of "inside baseball" info that many folks don't realize. Further, it will attempt to address and predict the developments in the pipeline over the next several years.
(1-3) Key Factors for a Successful FTTH Deployment
Speaker: Barry Walton, Solutions Architect, Corning Optical Communications (view bio)
Barry Walton serves as Solutions Architect for Corning Optical Communications. Barry joined Corning after 37 years at Bell Aliant where he championed the deployment of FTTH, providing the strategy and planning for over 1 million homes passed. His expertise lies in business case creation, large-scale network planning, and deployment for successful access networks.
(1-4) An Operator's Perspective on Evolution of the HFC Access Plant
Speaker: Vasile Jerca, Senior WAN Planner, Rogers Communications (view bio)
Vasile holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University Of Bucharest. He spent 2 years with a MATV company, responsible for design, implementation and maintenance of MATV systems for hotels. As well, 2 years as CTO of one of the first CATV companies in Romania – Telecable Ltd. with initial 30,000 subscribers in three major cities. Pioneered CATV in Romania. Vasile joined Rogers in 1996 and is currently responsible for Testing and evaluating HFC equipment; approvals for tested equipment; contribution to the NPR test procedure (early years when no specific test equipment was available). Also, HFC designs, Access support, FTTH/FTTS designs and support, DWDM D2WDM, CWDM and MWL designs and support, and Guidelines & Tech Notes, RFoG, DWDM and MWL training. He has been successfully involved in troubleshooting most of the opto-electronics equipment used in the plant, down to component level.
All these changes bring challenges to the MSOs, from headend to the end of line of the coaxial part of the HFC plant.
This session will explain all the details around this RF spectrum migration from an operator’s perspective.
(1-5) "Virtual Segmentation" drives 10Gbps deep into existing coaxial networks using Remote PHY deployments.
Speaker: Ron Huinink, Technical Manager Broadband, Telonix Communication (view bio)
Ron’s career in the CATV industry began 25 years ago in construction, for a local cable company. He joined Cogeco Cable in 1998 as a Service Technician, gaining exposure to the MSO’s interdependence of maintenance, construction, headend/data departments, and planning.
Ron has been a member of SCTE for 14 years and in 2013 he was elected to the Ontario Board. He served as President for two years. Recently Ron joined Telonix as Technical Manager Broadband. His main role is supporting the company’s RF products.
Operators must accommodate this expansion, but large investments are necessary to keep up with speed and capacity demand. Various technologies are available to fulfil this demand including fiber deep, node split and distributed architectures, these technologies segment networks into smaller service groups.
Typically, fiber has been part of the solution. Unfortunately, driving fiber deeper in to the network can mean long lead times to obtain regulatory approvals for civil work. Furthermore, high costs are involved due to the labor costs for physical fiber installation.
Virtual Segmentation (VS) can avoid these drawbacks, using an existing single coaxial cable to feed different Remote PHY/CCAP devices and segmenting the network into smaller service groups without installing fiber.
The VS solution is easy to install, is compatible with existing equipment and accommodates more than one mile of coax. VS provides a high-bandwidth, low-latency pipe via 10G SFP+ connections at each end.
Operators can make savings in labor installation time and costs by using the existing coaxial network; this enables a significant decrease in time to market and operators can meet customer demands with greater ease.
This presentation will explain VS technology and how to implement it in the network.
The second part of the presentation will incorporate a high-level comparison between upgrading the coax network vs doing a fiber build. This confirms the benefits of VS and the continued improvements possible using DOCSIS 3.1 architecture compared to a new fiber build.
(1-6) Latest Developments in Canadian MDU FTTx Plug and Play Deployments
Speaker: Atikem Hailemariam, VP Marketing, Opterna (view bio)
Atikem is CMO for Opterna, a supplier of fiber optic solutions to networks.
Prior to Opterna, Atikem held a variety of positions including: PLM at Finisar, and marketing manager of optical fibers for access/premises markets at Corning.
Atikem has a BSE and an MBA from the University of Virginia.
(1-7) Fiber Deep, Distributed Access and FTTx Architectures
Speaker: Steven Harris, Sr. Director Education, SCTE ISBE (view bio)
Steve is a respected international subject matter expert and thought leader in telecommunications, high tech and information technology systems engineering with a proven track record of success. Success that has facilitated increased revenue for cable service providers, solved business challenges and enhanced the subscriber experience. At SCTE·ISBE he is responsible for the tremendous growth of training content, boot camps and certification programs for over 100,000 telecommunication professionals in the areas of Fiber Deep, DAA, FTTx, DOCSIS, Wi-Fi, routing, switching, virtualization, IPv6, Ethernet, Business Services, MPEG, Linux, Headend, installation and outside plant/HFC. His signature skill is a dynamic, personable and enthusiastic approach to the delivery of highly complex technical content from the boots to suits for fast-paced companies.
(1-8) Upgrading the HFC Network to Support Scalable 10G Optical Transport for Remote PHY
Speaker: Pasquale Ricciardi, Chief Technology Officer, FONEX (view bio)
Pasquale Ricciardi is the CTO of FONEX data systems. He brings 20 years of expertise and insights on the architecture and evolution of telecom networking. Pasquale has held various positions at FONEX over the years in systems design, network engineering, product management and business development. In his role as CTO, he overseas the end-to-end portfolio of vendors and products represented by FONEX. He also explores new potential technologies and seeks out innovative, best-of-breed vendors from all over the world developing such technologies into products our customers can benefit from. Pasquale holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from McGill University.
However, the medium-term and long-term plan for many MSOs will be to migrate to Remote PHY capable nodes that will set the foundation for virtualizing the headend CCAP functions and more. Current optical solutions deployed by MSOs are ill equipped to handle the scale of 10G optical transport that will be required to enable Remote PHY.
This presentation will focus on describing the “10G Scaling” problem and will describe the requirements for a next-generation optical transport infrastructure for HFC access networks.
(1-9) Affordable, settop less OTT for Tier 2,3 Operators
Speaker: Stephen Sacks, Principal Consultant, MDL Communicatons Inc (view bio)
Stephen is an accomplished senior-level Sales/Marketing executive in the broadband and video telecommunications industries, with proven strategic & tactical capabilities in providing leading-edge technology solutions to those industries since 1984.
Stephen received his Professional Engineering degree (Mechanical & Aeronautics) at the University of Toronto in 1973, and his Masters of Business Administration (majoring in Marketing & Buyer Behavior) at Schulich in 1977 in Toronto.
Stephen was the founder of MDL COMMUNICATIONS in 2006, one of Canada’s top VARs and Design/Consulting Firms. He works with his partners (Boris Eventov, Vincent Garneau, Collin McIntyre, Ron Polsky, Darren Richer, and Rita Sacks) and continues to provide laser-targeted, cost-effective solutions to the communications industry.
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|11 am||Panel Discussion|
(1-10) The Impact of "Intelligent Communities" in Canada
Speaker: Moderated by: Rob McCann, President, Clearcable Networks (view bio)
Rob McCann is the President of Clearcable Networks. He works with service providers providing technology, integration, and business practices required to effectively operate voice, video, and data services. Rob is a board member of ICF Canada, was named CITA 2016 Supplier of the Year, and holds degrees in Mathematics and Economics.
Speaker: Chris Gould, COO, Bluewater Regional Networks Inc., Sarnia Lambton, Intelligent Communities Task Force (view bio & pic)
Chris Gould is the Chief Operating Officer of Bluewater Regional Networks and the Vice President of Utility Development for Bluewater Power Distribution Corporation. Chris has been in the electrical field for fifteen years. After a period of time in construction he spent four years managing the Electrical Distribution infrastructure for one of Sarnia’s refineries before joining Bluewater Power.
Chris began his career at Bluewater Power as the Vice President of Operations where he provided leadership and strategic direction to the Operations department. Responsibility for several lines of business within the utility led him to his new role of Vice President of Utility Development in 2016. In this position, he plays a pivotal role in LDC Smart Grid initiatives including deployment of digital information, control technology, and real-time automated, interactive technologies that help to improve the reliability of the electrical grid. Chris’ involvement in EV Charging Station deployment, Grid Scale Energy Storage and Residential Energy Storage within Bluewater Power Distribution Corporation’s service territory has contributed to a green image as well as helped to stimulate economic development in the Sarnia-Lambton area.
Chris was originally appointed the VP of Bluewater Power’s newest affiliate, Bluewater Regional Networks (BRN) in 2016 and was recently promoted to COO. BRN was formed to create a locally controlled, carrier-grade high speed fibre network services company that provides reliable, affordable and customer focused services in the Sarnia-Lambton area. Bluewater Regional Network’s vision is to be viewed as the network experts and consulting resource of choice for large enterprise
Speaker: Andrea McKinney, Chief Digital Officer for the City of Hamilton (view bio & pic)
Speaker: Marc Miller, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities (Ville-Marie—Le Sud-Ouest—Île-des-Soeurs) (view bio & pic)
Mr. Miller grew up in Montréal and graduated from McGill University in Common Law and Civil Law. He practiced mergers and acquisitions at Stikeman Elliott, with a focus on international and commercial law, having also worked in both Stockholm and New York City.
Mr. Miller has been involved in several charitable and pro bono legal initiatives and served in the Canadian Armed Forces as an infantry section commander. He has also authored articles on constitutional and human rights law, and holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s in Political Science from the Université de Montréal.
Speaker: Service Provider (TBA)
(1-11) Disaster Recovery & the Importance of Backup Battery Power
Speaker: Eric Hedlund, VP of Sales, Servato (view bio)
Eric Hedlund is responsible for all Sales efforts for Servato’s products and services. Eric has more than 25 years of experience in sales, marketing and product development in both telecom and technology-driven markets. Prior to joining Servato, Eric was the Vice President of Carrier Sales for Encell Technologies, where he drove sales and channel development activities for Encell’s Battery Management Platform (Sentinel). Prior to Encell, Eric served as VP of Marketing and Product Management at Sagamore Systems, a venture-backed telecom solutions company. Prior to Sagamore Systems, Eric was Director of Technical Marketing at Turnstone Systems, a venture-backed company, where he was instrumental in growing revenues to over $200M in 3 years and supporting a successful IPO in 2000. Prior to Turnstone, Eric served in a variety of product management, architecture and engineering roles at Inrange Technologies and GTE Government Systems. Mr. Hedlund holds a BS in Computer Sciences from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a MS in Engineering Management from Northeastern University.
|11 am||Seminar CANCELLED|
(1-1) (Time Change) Can a Fixed Wireless last 100m connection compete with a wired connection – and will 5G enable this opportunity?
Speaker: Chris Busch, Engineering Fellow-CTO Networks, ARRIS International Plc (view bio)
Chris Busch is currently Engineering Fellow with the CTO Networks organization of ARRIS. He is responsible for guiding ARRIS orchestration and virtualization technology helping CCAP operators achieve their distributed architecture goals. Chris has previously held positions at ARRIS in Assurance software architecture and as CTO Incognito Software where he actively led development in CableLabs, Broadband Forum, and TMForum provisioning and activation systems. Chris has been an invited speaker at SCTE and TMForum events on a variety of industry topics including Wi-Fi management, IPv6 implementation, IPTV, Commercial Services, and OSS Orchestration Convergence.
Attendees will learn about:
• The opportunity for Fixed Wireless Access using sub 6 GHz technologies like Wi-Fi, LTE and new Shared Spectrum solutions like those in the CBRS band
• Which mmwave solutions are emerging pre 5G to take advantage of these new big highways of spectrum
• Whether or not 5G has to be a dual or triple PHY technology to allow for the non-determinism of Line of Sight solutions with the more deterministic Non Line of Sight sub 6 GHz solutions
• Some of the economics of the ‘base station’ and the ‘terminal’ device – and the cost/bandwidth/reliability factors of single PHY and dual PHY solutions
• If 5G is an outdoor 100m technology or if there is also a 5G in the home solution
The presenter will cover the physics, architectures, and ergonomics of Fixed Wireless Access solutions for MSOs.
(1-13) The Latest Advances in Drop Hardening in the Digital and Analogue Network.
Speaker: Flavio Marcon, Technical Support Coordinator, Effigis Geo Systems / Telonix Communications (view bio)
Flavio has been part of the cable and broadcast industries for over 30 years. His introduction to cable was in 1984 with Videotron in Montreal as a service technician. This was followed by long-term stints with Incospec Communications (Cable and Broadcast VAR) and Sunrise Telecom (Test Equipment). His role throughout his career has always been dedicated to technical and field support. Flavio joined Effigis GeoSolutions in November 2014 as a Technical Support Coordinator for the CPAT division’s Ingress and Egress monitoring solutions.
He is an Electronics Technology graduate from the DeVry Institute of Technology.
(1-14) Navigating the pitfalls of Utility Coordination and permiting during large or small Telecom projects
Speaker: Steve Murphy, Senior Utility Coordinator, T2 Utility Engineers (view bio)
Steve is a graduate of Ryerson Polytechnical Institute (1984) and just retired as Supervisor Development Construction for The Regional Municipality of York. He is currently Senior Utility Coordinator at T2 Utility Engineers and a member of the Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA) Directors Board, Co-Chair of the OPWA Right of Way Management Committee and TAC – Public Utility Management Subcommittee. He is also a member of the CSA Z247 Technical Committee and the American Public Works Utility and Public Right of Way Committee. Steve has obtained a vast amount of knowledge throughout his 25 year career at York Region in a variety of design and construction positions. For the past 10+ years Steve’s has focused primarily on the utility design review and approval, utility construction inspection, utility relocation coordination for Region Capital Road, Environmental Services and Bus Rapid Transit projects as well as negotiating utility agreements.
|12pm||LUNCH - SPONSORED BY POWER & TEL|
|7am - DAY TWO||REGISTRATION OPENS|
Registration & Coffee/Tea service
(2-1) Competitive Advantages of HFC Networks for wireless convergence
Speaker: Rakesh Saraf, Technical Sales Manager, CommScope / Power & Tel
Speaker: Fritz Amt, Technical Sales Manager, Commscope / Power & Tel
(2-2) The Next Wave – Building Tomorrow’s Network Today
Speaker: Roger Vaughn, Solutions Engineer, OFS (view bio)
Roger Vaughn has an extensive background in fiber optic cabling, connectivity, and hardware and in the past several years worked with customers deploying FTTx. As Solutions Engineer for OFS, Roger works with customers defining solutions for deployment of optical networks from the central office to the subscriber and in the home. Roger received his Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Science and Engineering from North Carolina State University.
The next wave will continue the trend of merging wired and wireless networks together in preparation for 5G wireless and beyond, and will require fiber to be even more ubiquitous, potentially to small cell sites no more than a football field apart.
In order to prepare for these networks, new fibers, cables, and components are being developed today to prepare for these networks. An overarching theme of these networks is they will require significant amounts of fiber in smaller spaces in order to deliver the massive amounts of bandwidth to power tomorrow’s networks.
This presentation will survey today’s and tomorrow’s communications trends and translate these trends into real-world network solutions, highlighting new fiber-based tools that will ultimately be used to build these networks.
(2-3) MPO Testing: Is Inspecting and Cleaning Good Enough?
Speaker: Patrick Noel, Sales Solutions Consultant, Viavi Solutions (view bio)
Patrick has been involved in the telecom industry for 23 years, starting his career at Videotron in network engineering. For the past 16 years, Patrick’s key focus has been supporting service providers with technologies for test & measurement of their networks.
(2-4) Changing the Game in Network Planning Using Machine Learning and Automated Design
Speaker: Ian Oliver, President, Versant Solutions Group Inc. (view bio)
Ian Oliver has built a career on his ability to pull order out chaos, to have a really good idea of what’s going to happen next, and to cut trail for others to follow. He has developed and sharpened his abilities over a 35 year run in the television, broadband, and telecom industries in North America and overseas.
Ian excels in the planning and execution of large, complex initiatives, typically involving disparate stakeholder contingents, rapidly evolving technology, numerous vendors/integrators, and complex contractual situations. He has a finely honed ability to distil the truly fundamental factors in complicated circumstances, then to develop and implement both strategic and tactical approaches for obtaining the business objectives. As importantly, Ian knows how to combine talented people and powerful data-centric tools to achieve exceptional results.
(2-5) Leveraging Low-cost SIPV to Free Up 80% of Spectrum for Multi-Gigabit DOCSIS
Speaker: Stan Koukarine, CTO, Adara Technologies Inc. (view bio)
Stan co-founded Adara Technologies in 2006 and is currently Chief Technology Officer where he provides leadership on technology strategy and engineering and is key to all strategic business decisions.
Prior to co-founding Adara, Stan enjoyed 5 years with Rogers Cable as a key member of their Engineering team where he was instrumental in building the digital TV platform that now boasts over 3 million set-top boxes and where he spearheaded the deployment of Switched Digital Video.
Prior to joining Rogers, Stan spent 3 years with Scientific-Atlanta (now Cisco’s Service Provider Video Technology Group) where he was instrumental in launching their state-of-the-art digital TV platform which now manages tens of millions of digital set-tops on behalf of video service providers and cable operators throughout North America and around the world.
Stan has a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Moscow Power Engineering Institute, Russia’s top technical university.
“Band-aid” efforts such as analog reclamation, MPEG-2 to MPEG-4 conversions, and plant upgrades alleviate bandwidth issues only temporarily and are also costly, disruptive and take long to implement
The constant tug-of-war for RF bandwidth allocation between video and broadband is more apparent now than ever. As such, a low-cost, easy-to-deploy solution is vital.
Switched IP Video (SIPV) enables operators to quickly and inexpensively free up as many as 50 or more video QAM channels in as little as 90 days for DOCSIS 3.0, 3.1 and FULL DUPLEX expansion.
SIPV leverages multicast, so it does not “blow up” like unicast streaming does when everyone tunes in to watch the Superbowl. Lastly, SIPV is “codec-aware” enabling it to facilitate an easy introduction of UHD/4K.
SIPV was derived from Switched Digital Video (SDV) technology, but their use cases make them very different; SDV’s use case being to enable more long-tail content, and SIPV’s use case being to expand broadband.
(2-6) Increasing Revenue with Smart City/Smart Building Automation
Speaker: Dennis Troxel, Principal Sales Engineer, Transition Networks / Graybar (view bio)
Dennis’ career in the telecommunications industry began 35 years ago, when he joined a distribution provider of Data and Telecommunications equipment in Florida. He worked as a member of the Technical Support Tier 3 team and was a full time Technical Training Instructor. His migration led him to join the Sales staff and has worked as a Sales Engineer for the last 13 years to present.
Dennis has a Bachelor of Science degree in Education with majors in Electronics and Computer Science from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.
(2-7) Critical Facilities
Speaker: Dennis Brown, Dir of Engineering Training, SCTE/ISBE (view bio)
Dennis Brown has been in the Cable industry more than 20 years and has a background in the access network and headend world working for companies like Charter, Time Warner, and Ericsson. When not thinking about cable Dennis enjoys the outdoors by mountain biking or fishing with his son Jake.
(2-8) Planning for the Distributed Access Network
Speaker: Mark Ridgeway, Senior Solutions Architect, Casa Systems (view bio)
Mark Ridgeway is a Senior Solutions Architect at Casa Systems with over 20 years of experience in cable. Mark helped launch some of the first DOCSIS systems and has continued to design and implement DOCSIS, IP, QAM video, IP Video over DOCSIS and Distributed Access Architecture solutions.
In this seminar, we will look at some rules of thumb service providers can consider based on Casa Systems’ experience with implementing DAA.
First, a general migration path in which fiber nodes are replaced with remote nodes will be presented. Along this path, choices about which services to cut over first, the order of service cut over and pros and cons will be discussed (DOCSIS, EQAM, OOB). Second, specific cases will be reviewed, including rules of thumb for how to plan a distributed architecture in node split scenarios, hub consolidation scenarios, and greenfield scenarios. Finally, the session will conclude with a set of considerations service providers should take as they plan the virtualization of their networks in conjunction with DAA.
(2-9) Is Remote Line Power Ready for Routine Deployment
Speaker: Satheesh Hariharan, Product Manager - Outside Plant Solutions, Alpha Technologies (view bio)
Satheesh Hariharan is a Product Manager for Outside Plant Solutions at Alpha Technologies Limited. He has over 18 years of experience in the Telecommunications, Cable Broadband, Public Safety & Security, ITS, Mining & Industrial Power sectors, having worked extensively in Applications Engineering and Product Management roles at Alpha Technologies Ltd. Satheesh holds a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Electronics from the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Pragmatic Marketing Certification and a Lean Sensei Blackbelt Certification in lean strategy and deployment.
The increase in the number of remote locations has stressed the ability of carriers to meet demand using conventional local power solutions, where AC is delivered by the utility directly to the site. Capital-intensive and expensive to maintain, these local power solutions are also difficult to manage logistically since the power utility seldom has the same sense of urgency as the telco. The result is a resurgence in the deployment of Remote Line Power (RLP), a method of energizing remote devices using power delivered from a central source over copper cable.
This presentation addresses the readiness of RLP as a deployment tool. It compares remote and local power solutions, discusses the status of industry standards, and provides an overview of companies that are planning, engineering, and deploying remote line powered wireline and wireless networks today.
(2-10) In-Home Wi-Fi Optimization
Speaker: Kevin O’Leary Director, CPE Product Marketing, ARRIS International plc / Trispec Communications (view bio)
Kevin O’Leary, the original Mr. Wonderful, is the Director of Product Marketing for ARRIS’ Customer Premise Equipment business. For the past seventeen years Kevin has been helping Service Providers worldwide revolutionize broadband communication by delivering industry leading Data and Video CPE. As Director of Product Marketing Kevin is responsible for working with Service Providers to determine key initiatives, bringing these requirements back to ARRIS’ best-in-class Engineering team, and delivering products and technology that achieve these goals. Currently he is focusing on taking ARRIS’s experience and market leadership into the era of DOCSIS 3.1 and gigabit WiFi service to the whole home.
When not on trains, planes and automobiles Kevin enjoys being home in the suburbs of Philadelphia with his family of five: wife Amy, Daughters Grace and Maura and, the apple of his eye, Australian Shepherd Bridie.
Addresses all major triggers of Wi-Fi help-desk calls - to improve customer satisfaction and drive down opex for service providers
(2-11) DOCSIS 3.1 Testing
Speaker: Darie Marza, Application Engineering Manager, TVC Canada (view bio)
Application Engineering Manager, TVC Canada
30+ years of CATV experience in Canada and overseas
Strong theoretical and hands-on knowledge of CATV, DOCSIS & Networking
Extensive customer support and training activity
(2-12) Challenges and best practices for R-PHY roll outs
Speaker: Jimmy Gagnon, Business Development Manager, EXFO (view bio)
Jimmy Gagnon has been working for EXFO in fiber optics and telecommunications for over 14 years holding different positions, gaining valuable experience in making his way up to Product Line Manager as a BDM for the Optical business. Jimmy has been supporting and developing optical test solutions for fiber characterization, specializing in FTTH/POL and MSO markets. Besides this direct experience in telecommunications, Jimmy worked for three years as a major account manager for a Quebec company in electronics, acquiring important skills in project management and customer relations. Jimmy holds a technical degree in Electronics from Limoilou College, Quebec City.
Speaker: Francois Marcotte, Subject Matter Expert, EXFO (view bio & pic)
The deployment of remote PHY will change the way traditionnal HFC networks are deployed, tested and troubleshooted, especialy from an optical layer point of view. This session will highlight the main challenges such as a high count of new fibers to be rolled out, MPO connections, dealing with multiple optical wavelengths and ethernet services validation. Minimize turn-up faillures and troubleshoot quickly by following the industry’s best practices for fiber characterization, troubleshooting and Ethernet service validation. We will analyze R-PHY network diagrams, study use cases, look at real field results from test instruments and present the recommended tools and solutions to efficiently deploy such networks.
We will analyze R-PHY network diagrams, study use cases, look at real field results from test instruments and present the recommanded tools and solutions to efficiently deploy such networks.
|12 pm||LUNCH - SPONSORED BY ROGERS COMMUNICATIONS|
(2-13) Recent Advances in SOC Splice on Connectors and Fusion Splicers
Speaker: Steven Sun, Technical Sales Manager, Telonix Communications (view bio)
B.Sc Degree in Microwave Technology from Shanghai University of Science & Technology
Sales Engineer of test and measurement/OSP products (Anritsu/Sumitomo/Yokogawa/Agilent/FITEL) in Telecommunication/CATV industry since 1991. 8 years experience of repair and field support for FITELfusion splicers, cleavers & connectorization Member of SCTE since 2007
(2-14) Myth Buster connector inspection and cleaning
Speaker: Gwenn Amice, Subject Matter Subject, Physical layer and monitoring, EXFO (view bio)
Gwenn Amice currently holds the position of Subject Matter Expert, Physical layer with EXFO in charge of technical seminars, trainings, support and technical advices to EXFO’s customers.
Mr. Amice is a member of the FTTH councils Americas Technology Committee