Show Schedule CommTech East Virtual

CommTech East VIRTUAL 2020

NOVEMBER 24-25, 2020 – Eastern Standard Time

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Trade Show, Seminars, Demos and Networking

  • Event Hours:
    – DAY 1 – Tuesday, November 24  8AM-4PM EST
    – DAY 2 – Wednesday, November 25  8AM-4PM EST
    – Trade Show, Seminars & Demos: 8AM to 4PM daily

Seminar / Demo Schedule

Seminar Schedule 2020 East

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DAY 1 SESSIONS - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24

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8am Network Performance & Optimization Workflow Solution,VIEW DETAILS»

Network Performance & Optimization Workflow Solution, by Murali Krishna Vindula, Lead Solution Consultant,CYIENT

8 AM Reimagining Broadband to the MDU, VIEW DETAILS»

Reimagining Broadband to the MDU, Delivering Cost Efficient and cost effective Gigabit services. By David Boisseleau and Pierre Trudeau President & CTO of positron access solutions

Reimagining Broadband to the MDU, Delivering Efficient and Cost-effective Gigabit Services

When delivering a service, operators need to ensure existing network access to buildings, interoperability with legacy equipment and infrastructure, growing demand for more bandwidth and reliability… which all drive the cost of connected users. In this presentation, we will explore G.hn technology and how it can be used to answer such requirements. Compared to G.fast, G.hn constantly deliver superior bandwidth over copper or coax that is dynamically adjusted based on traffic conditions. It is designed to leverage existing wiring in the MDU without the cost and complexity to install fiber in the building. We will explore how operators can take advantage of G.hn to simplify their networks and reduce cost by delivering a highly scalable, Ethernet-like technology while lowering cost and increasing revenues.

8 AMPlanning For 5G - Are You ReadyVIEW DETAILS»

Planning For 5G - Are You Ready; William Graham, of the Fiber Optic Association

5G is coming and in many places is here. Are you prepared? Do you understand the amazing technological advances that will come with 5G? If not, this seminar is for you.

9:15 AM Cybersecurity, Modern Hackers, & Penetration Testing for the Cable IndustryVIEW DETAILS»

Cybersecurity, Modern Hackers, & Penetration Testing for the Cable Industry; Steve Harris, Executive Director, Technical Sales and L&D, SCTE - Society of Cable Technicians Engineers

The Internet has evolved into a vast array of interconnected networks with expediential growth. For service providers securing the network for integrity and resilience has emerged a top priority. The boundless telecommunication experiences enabled in the future with new and evolving technologies will require secure devices for delivery. This session will discuss the real story of modern hackers, cybersecurity, penetration testing, and the relationship to the cable industry. Several service elements of the modern network will be presented; public key infrastructure (PKI), Internet of Things (IoT), wireless/Wi-Fi and popular layer-2 specifications. Finally, the relationship of organizations like the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (Cyber Centre), European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA); and U.S. Cyber Command will be discussed.

9:15AM Fiber Deployment and Responding to a Pandemic RealityVIEW DETAILS»

Fiber Deployment and Responding to a Pandemic Reality Fiber broadband association

The COVID 19 emergency of 2020 has shined a bright light on how consumers rely on quality, future-proof broadband technologies for remote work, school, telehealth and continued social interactions. The numbers bear out our new reality on how much of daily life we are conducting remotely or from home. The pandemic has also highlighted where disparities remain. Not everyone has access to the connectivity they need for our new digital normal. This conversation will bring forward lessons learned during the pandemic and how the deployment of fiber broadband to consumers, communities and anchor institutions can help to keep Americans connected and bridge the digital divide. From 5G, smart cities, and IOT, fiber is the necessary 21st century infrastructure for next-generation communications, technologies and applications.

9:15 am Building a 21st Century Municipal InfrastructureVIEW DETAILS»

Building a 21st Century Municipal Infrastructure by Laura Bradley, General Manager, YorkNet

This presentation will speak to the activities of YorkNet, a dark fibre company owned by the Regional Municipality of York. York has been investing in dark fibre network to connect parts of its operations and those of its Municipal partners. In 2017, YorkNet was incorporated as a separate entity to expand the network and its mandate. YorkNet works with the private sector to develop expansion into underserved areas and opportunities to facilitate fibre into those areas. YorkNet will be growing to 800 km covering all Local Municipalities within the region.

10:30 AM 5G and Small Cells ; A match made in heaven VIEW DETAILS»

5G and Small Cells Made for Each Other; by Prasad Bhandaru, Program Manager, Cyient

Small Cells is a Key enabler of 5G Ultra Dense Networks. 5G will be utilizing Large Unused BW of mmWave and advanced technologies like Beamforming. As user traffic continues to grow rapidly, today's largely macro cell networks will evolve into dense and ultra-dense Heterogeneous networks. Soon, these Ultra Dense Heterogeneous Networks are expected to cover both indoor and outdoor areas in most of the Urban centers. Infrastructure hosting antennas may include, Towers, streetlights, traffic lights, utility poles and, in some locations even street furniture like kiosks, Dustbins and Manholes all these Small Cells will be part of UDN.
How do we control costs while enhancing User Experience.

10:30 AM Using Leakage Detection for Improved Customer ServiceVIEW DETAILS»

Using Leakage Detection for Improved Customer Service; by Ron Huinink, Broadband Manager with Telonix Communications

Operators have generally taken care of leakage through the low band frequency from 108 Mhz- 138 Mhz. As cable plants have evolved over time, most operators have not evolved their leakage monitoring platforms to match their cable plant. As new modulations, higher bandwidths, and LTE interference is occurring, cable operators need to evolve their leakage platforms.
It is also proven that 80-90% of ingress/egress issues occur in the home. Using an “In Home Certification” strategy and solution will also allow operators to ensure that they are clearing up problems in the home before they become an issue.
This presentation will look at changes in technology and various solutions for leakage and ingress to mitigate customer service issues.

10:30amOperational Practice for Home Wi-Fi DeploymentVIEW DETAILS»

Operational Practice for Home Wi-Fi Deployment by Steve Harris, SCTE ISBE

The Internet has evolved into a vast array of interconnected networks with experiential growth. For service providers securing the network for integrity and resilience has emerged as a top priority. The boundless telecommunication experiences enabled in the future with new and evolving technologies will require secure devices for delivery. This session will discuss the real story of modern hackers, cybersecurity, penetration testing, and the relationship to the cable industry. Several service elements of the modern network will be presented; public key infrastructure (PKI), Internet of Things (IoT), wireless/Wi-Fi and popular layer-2 specifications. Finally, the relationship of organizations like the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (Cyber Centre), European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA); and U.S. Cyber Command will be discussed.

11:45 AM Network Implications of Wireline and Wireless ConvergenceVIEW DETAILS»

Network Implications of Wireline and Wireless Convergence by Barry Walton Solution Architect Corning

In the last decade, the communications industry has rapidly built next-generation communications capability. The world’s largest carriers have executed 3G wireless, 4G wireless, and FTTH deployments; cable operators have shifted to “fiber deep” technologies, and owners of hyper-scale data centers have increased their capabilities and global footprint. All of these network types have one thing in common: they are increasingly optical. More importantly, the growth and innovation in the industry are accelerating. Carriers are now evaluating 5G technologies to achieve ambitious goals and service requirements such as higher mobile data rates (100 Mb), low-latency services (1 ms), and massive connectivity through the Internet of Things. As networks evolve toward 5G, the number of antenna sites and the amount of spectrum will scale with service-level requirements, driving optical fiber even deeper into the network. The deployment of 5G networks will create a new wave of optical fiber demand for antenna densification. However, the network architectures will vary greatly. Areas with high spectrum costs and low density will have vastly different architectures as compared to geographies with low spectrum costs and high density. Innovation in network infrastructure solutions can simplify network architectures, enable lower-cost installation, and create multiuse networks with new fiber access platforms and innovative pathway creation methods.

Key Points:

• The evolution of wireless networks to 5G will be disruptive and will create a new wave of optical fiber demand

• Infrastructure requirements will drive the necessity of either sharing among service providers or multiuse service capability

• Understanding of spectrum availability, service requirements, and geography will drive network architectures

• Innovation in network infrastructure solutions can accelerate installations and reduce total cost of ownership

11:45am Remote PHY Distributed Access ArchitectureVIEW DETAILS»

Remote PHY Distributed Access Architecture by Dr. Ali Mohamed Ahmed, TRISPEC

Service Providers need to keep evolving their existing networks to meet ever-changing customer demands for new services and higher bandwidth. To keep up with these demands, Service Providers have multiple architectural choices each with their implications including the cost to deploy and time to market. This Seminar will focus on Remote PHY Distributed Access Architecture and how it can be deployed using technologies available today and what benefits it brings to Service Providers including

- Increased bandwidth capacity to offer higher speeds by maximizing DOCSIS 3.1 Channel capacity.

- Increased reach and lower cost through the use of digital optics vs. analog optics

- Simplified outside plant operations through increased SNR with shorter RF paths.

- Improved operating headroom to compensate for changes in the RF network components as they heat and cool throughout the year.

- Reduced requirements on power and space in the Headends/Hubs.

- Bringing the Service Providers closer towards SDN/NFV architecture. The seminar will benefit all MSOs interested in evolving their existing cable network architecture to meet customer demands while maintaining lower capital and operational expenditures.

11:45am Testing and Inspecting High Density Fiber NetworksVIEW DETAILS»

Testing and Inspecting High Density Fiber Networks by Arun Jain, AFL

The very first installations of fiber optic systems consisted of cables containing just 6 fibers: two for transmit/receive, two for redundant optics and two spare fibers. It was hard to conceive that any more would be needed.

Fast forward several decades and cables with up to 6,912 fibers are being installed. Data Centers are almost exclusively fiber-based, deploying high fiber count cables with pre-terminated MPO connectors. Service providers and multi-service operators continue to connect more customers with fiber, allowing them to offer Gigabit service to the home.

Advances in optical fiber drawing, along with new cable structures have enabled high density fiber cable designs. However, the innovation extends far beyond cable; with high density connectivity, mass fusion splicing and advanced fiber test and inspection technology completing the necessary high-density fiber “ecosystem.”

This presentation will focus on the innovative technology that has been developed to test, inspect and clean high-density fiber networks. With the challenge around qualification testing following installation, speed and reducing time-to-service have been the drivers in developing these systems. For example, many network owners require level 1 (optical loss) and level 2 (OTDR) certification testing prior to commissioning. Conventional testing can require significant set up and test time. With automated systems that utilize MPO switches, level 1 and level 2 set-up and test time can be significantly reduced.

Fiber inspection has also come to the forefront as new, higher speed applications with lower loss budgets have emerged. Conventional single fiber inspection technology was initially enhanced to enable MPO inspection. However, given the prevalence of MPO connectivity, especially in the data center, new inspection tools have been optimized specifically for inspecting MPO connectors. Significant improvements in inspection times, along with automated pass/fail analysis, has made fiber inspection viable even for the largest fiber cabling links.

And finally, with the importance of record-keeping and documentation, reporting systems for high-density fiber networks has become essential. Integrated reporting tools, which combine loss, OTDR traces and fiber inspection reports have emerged to simplify and streamline the reporting process.

11:45 am Missing Link Technologies DEMOVIEW DETAILS»

MLT DEMO

1:00pm Charles Jones Industry DEMO VIEW DETAILS»

DEMO Charles Jones

TBA

1:00pm Enabling the Digital FieldVIEW DETAILS»

Enabling the Digital by Brad Barber Field Safe Solutions

Enabling the Digital Field:

Learn how industry leaders are digitally bridging the field data gap to create a safety culture that improves worker safety, creates operational efficiencies and lowers costs.

Field Workers represent a variety of industries but they all share a common challenge… capturing and relaying data from the field to head office quickly and efficiently to enable a strong safety culture. Historically, field workers have used manual processes to complete documents. This process is time-intensive, error-prone, and creates redundancies. Additionally, the inability to communicate in real-time negatively impacts the safety and limits the head office’s ability to make informed decisions. In this session, Field Safe will share how our clients (together with partners like IBM and Telus) are driving a safety culture by digitizing operations and making field worker’s jobs safer, easier and more efficient.

We will also show two ROI scenarios to evidence how a digital solution combined with improved workflows:

• Improves corporate decision making and creates field worker and administrative efficiencies.

• Increases employee safety.

• Prevents fines for regulatory non-compliance.

• Minimizes incidents.

• Improves employee retention.

• Advances management of certifications and safety program performance.

• Enables real-time reporting. Attendees will come away with ideas they can immediately apply to start their organization on the path to a digital, data-driven safety culture.

1:00pm The Edge is Not the End. It is Just the Beginning of Next-Generation Wireless NetworksVIEW DETAILS»

The Edge is Not the End. It is Just the Beginning of Next-Generation Wireless Networks by Sam Rodriguez, Sr. CHATSWORTH

The Edge is Not the End. It is Just the Beginning of Next-Generation Wireless Networks

Deploying networks at the edge, closer to the end-users and systems that depend on them—requires careful planning and implementation to ensure efficiency and dependability. As a result, this presentation will discuss the key considerations for successful edge deployment, including an examination of the NEMA Type industrial enclosures used to protect sensitive network equipment, and the specific challenges (and solutions) associated with 5G wireless network preparations to meet this rising demand.

Outline:

• 5G = more equipment at the edge of the network. (And fiber between equipment.)

• Edge of network = enclosures to protect equipment

• Edge Enclosures = think 5 pillars

• Thermal – how unconditioned can you be?

• Scale requirement, remote monitoring and control, and easy component repair or replacement

• Unusual, custom ICT and municipal requirements = need to customize enclosures, aesthetic and kitting

Challenges:

Large venues – how do you extend coverage to such a large volume and high number of connections?How do you mount due to architectural challenges?

-concrete structures

-high ceilings

-hard ceiling decks – can’t penetrate

-long hallways

Supporting Public spaces

Microcell

-sidewalks / bus stops / train stations

-playgrounds

-street-side

Macro-cell

-cell tower base enclosures

1:00pm What your Guys should know about Our GuysVIEW DETAILS»

What your Guys should know about Our Guys by Dan Levac, Preferred Line Products (Canada) Limited

• Understand the engineering principles that drive PLP’s Helical Products

• How PLP’s helical products provide greater protection to the cables they are installed on.

2:15pm Little Giant Ladders for the Cable and Telecom IndustryVIEW DETAILS»

Little Giant Ladders for the Cable and Telecom Industry DEMO By Jeff Spackman, Ted cameron

Live Demo of a variety of ladders built for the Cable and Telecom industry - safety and flexibility.

2:15pm Inspecting and Testing MPO Multifiber Ribbon Cables,VIEW DETAILS»

Inspecting and Testing MPO Multifiber Ribbon Cables, by Peter Desmarais & Jeff Harmon, VIAVI Solutions

VIAVI delivers the industry’s most complete portfolio of test solutions for MPO Fiber Inspection. Learn about our P5000i, FiberCheck Probe, SideWinder, FVAm Benchtop scope, and SmartClass Fiber MPOLx Loss Test Set. Learn how to select the right tool for the right job, and learn tips and tricks to use it in the right way.

2:15pm Testing the 5G Architecture: Challenges and Lessons LearnedVIEW DETAILS»

Testing the 5G Architecture: Challenges and Lessons Learned by Gwennael Amice & Francois Marcotte,Product Specialists, EXFO

Testing the 5G Architecture: Challenges and Lessons Learned

As the 5G race heats up, it is essential for mobile network operators, fixed-line/cable operators, network service providers, and other market leaders to know how to best prepare for the advent of 5G. This webinar explores the challenges and opportunities that the 5G architecture presents and the key test areas and solutions to ensure successful 5G network launches. An expert panel will share important lessons learned in getting networks ready for 5G plus near- and long-term obstacles as our network infrastructure transforms on a fundamental level. Key

Topics for Discussion:

• 5G architecture aspects, challenges, and opportunities

• Key test areas and solutions in 5G preparation

• Important lessons learned from working with Tier-1 operators

• Answers to audience questions during live Q&A

DAY 2 SESSIONS - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25

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8 AM Low Latency DOCSIS: Concept & Experimental ResultsVIEW DETAILS»

Low Latency DOCSIS: Concept & Experimental Results; by Tushar Mathur, Staff Systems Engineer with CommScope

The online gaming industry is on a rapid growth path & has become an exciting mainstream revenue source. Online gaming industry is projected to be a $300 Billion+ industry by 20251. It is estimated that in 2019, eSports viewership will grow to 454 million with revenues of $1 Billion+2. With an increasing demographic that uses YouTube & Twitch for streaming gameplays & cloud gaming services such as Google Stadia & Apple Arcade, that are bringing the online gaming experience closer to the consumers, the MSOs will need to deliver the best QoE by ensuring high bandwidth & low latency support. By enhancing the user experience, the MSOs have an opportunity to generate a new revenue stream. Welcome to the world of Low Latency DOCSIS! This talk will focus on LLD architecture basics & discuss the experimental results from our lab studies using the concept of an ASF, constituent Low Latency & Classic Service Flows & the Proactive Grant Scheduling.

8 AM Premises Installation Best PracticesVIEW DETAILS»

Premises Installation Best Practices, Julio Sanchez, Field Sales Technical Support with Effigis

Getting the Installation Right: Preventative quality assurance focused on cable shielding integrity. Training and equipping technicians to get the installation right is paramount in turning customers into lifelong clients. This starts with adding a critical step as part of their installation routine: tracking potential cable shielding integrity issues. By having installation technicians make sure no existing impairment will eventually degrade their cable network on the one hand, and using the best quality passive equipment for installations on the other hand, MSO,s can be confident that their subscribers will get what they yearn for: reliability, speed and above all satisfaction of their services.

8 AMDeploying better FTTH, Faster, for Less,VIEW DETAILS»

Deploying better FTTH, Faster, for Less,; by François Marcotte, Subject Matter Expert, EXFO

Deploying Better FTTH, Faster, for Less

Internet service providers are deploying Fiber to the home at full steam. The time is now to optimize the cost of installation per subscriber.

Over the last decade, EXFO has developed solutions in cooperation with the world's ISP leaders in order to install FTTX faster, cheaper, and more importantly: better.

In this seminar, we will cover 3 areas where ISP could improve: Workflow automation, centralized testing, and simplified MOP.

9:15AM PON Deployment VIEW DETAILS»

PON Deployment Presented by Patrick Noel, System Engineer & Justin Nagle, Regional Product Line Manager, Viavi Solutions

PON Deployment: What needs to be tested so you don’t have to return to complete the work?

We will discuss how these new tests and a new comprehensive workflow process help you to reduce PON activation and service deployment costs and maximize your investment.

This seminar will go through PON Deployment Test Options as well as PON Roll-out Challenges and a Workflow Overview.

9:15 AM KEYNOTE:Generic Access Platform Support for 5G VIEW DETAILS»

Generic Access Platform Support for 5G by Chris Bastian, SVP & CTIO, SCTE•ISBE

SCTE•ISBE formed the Generic Access Platform (GAP) Working Group to accelerate innovation by defining common interfaces within node housings that support plug-in modules conforming to the GAP’s physical, thermal, mechanical and electrical specifications.

The GAP initiative is designed to enable MSOs to work with best-of-breed vendors to add new functions and services to access nodes through simple in-field modules or software upgrades.

This open, modular, and standardized approach allows cable operators to accelerate technology updates, deliver multiple services utilizing a single node platform, facilitate the migration to an edge-computing model, reduce inventory and increase service velocity.

The GAP enclosure will support 5G modules. Come to this session to see how the cable industry is supporting the 5G rollout based on GAP.

9:15AM Powering Outdoor Small Cell & 5G Networks VIEW DETAILS»

Powering Outdoor Small Cell & 5G Networks Presented by Michael Burkhalter, Sr Director EnerySys

Siting, permitting, and backhaul are well-known issues in the deployment of outdoor small cells. But a fourth infrastructure issue – power – is often forgotten. Most people assume power is available when and where needed. However, access to the electrical grid is not always readily available. And the utility’s construction project for providing a connection to the grid can jeopardize both the budget and the timeline.

As a result, many network builders are turning to remote power, a means of controlling their destiny by using traditional twisted pair copper or coax lines to deliver power to the small cell site. A single centralized power source requires one connection to the grid, a 10:1 reduction in many applications. From that central power hub, electricity is delivered over existing twisted pair or coax lines to energize the remotely deployed small cells. When copper facilities are not available, providers deploy new twisted-pair copper alongside the fiber backhaul, an economic and simple way to ensure power and backhaul are pulled at the same time.

Whether existing or new facilities, remote power lowers the total cost of ownership for the project. As importantly, it minimizes the time to completion, ensuring new revenues start sooner. This presentation describes the current problems with powering 5G small cells. It discusses how remote power works, the general design guidelines and how it minimizes pole attachment fees. The presentation concludes with an overview of existing applications that successfully utilized the remote power technique.

10:30 AM Joint Fiber-Backhaul and Wireless Access Network Planning for 5G Small-Cell Deployments VIEW DETAILS»

Joint Fiber-Backhaul and Wireless Access Network Planning for 5G Small-Cell Deployments; by Kevin Wynne, Manager Americas, Comsof

The aim of wireless operators is to design the most efficient, lowest cost 5G network while ensuring that the highest quality is maintained. In order to accomplish these goals, radio planning of small cell sites has to be done considering the fiber backhaul constraints (especially when existing fiber infrastructure is available in the area). This requirement becomes more crucial with the expected 5Gdensification as it has a major impact on CAPEX and OPEX. Prudent planning, therefore, will enable operators to significantly reduce the cost of connecting small cells to the backhaul network.

Previously, the (conventional) isolated approach was considered in planning tools: wireless access networks are designed independently from the fiber backhaul constraints. As a result, the number of selected small cells is obviously the most optimal (the smallest if we consider a constant cost for all the small cells to be connected with fiber). Nevertheless, the fiber backhaul deployment costs can be very expensive. If the design is done jointly (e.g. consider the fiber backhaul constraints in the wireless access design), the cost savings can be significant. This strategy can be also called fiber infrastructure aware design of 5G wireless access network.

10:30 AMMethod to Mitigate Fresnel Reflection in Path Protected Bi- directional DWDM Systems VIEW DETAILS»

Method to Mitigate Fresnel Reflection in Path Protected Bi- directional DWDM Systems ; by Vasile Jerca, Principal HFC and optical access designer with ROGERS Communications Canada

In this session, Vasile will discuss useful information for optical access planners and designers.

He will cover:

• Typical uni-directional path protected DWDM fibre access application

• Optical switch operational principle

• Bi-directional DWDM application

• Fresnel reflection description

• Optical switch in normal Bi-Directional applications

• Optical switch in Bi-Directional applications – Fibre cut

• Fresnel reflection mitigation

• Labe test results

10:30AM DEMO - MSA SAFETY VIEW DETAILS»

DEMO - MSA SAFETY Speaker Jason Fox, Segment Marketing Manager, MSA, The Safety Company / Charles Jones Industrial

11:45 AM 5G What Is It and What Can It Really DoVIEW DETAILS»

5G What Is It and What Can It Really Do, BY Jason Lowe, VP, Professional Services, Clearcable Networks SCTE Ontario, Board of Directors VP

The wireless industry is quickly moving down the 5G deployment path. The technology promises much higher speeds and dramatically lower latency than today’s 4G deployments. This presentation will cover what 5G promises, what it can deliver in the near and long term, why is it important to both the wireline and wireless industries, and how it can impact other industries like manufacturing and automation.

The sub 6 GHz (FR1—Frequency Range 1) 5G deployments happening today offer an improvement in potential performance over the existing 4G networks but they do not offer all the game-changing performance the marketing promises. To reach these goals the industry will need to deploy mmWave technology operating in the FR2 spectrum above 20 GHz, this will present a new set of challenges to network operators and even municipalities. Higher Densities, Massive MIMO, and Beamforming all become important parts of a real-world 5G deployment.

A large part of the 5G specification is low latency. Low latency is an important requirement for automation in our connected society including self-driving cars and manufacturing. The presentation will touch on why automation is driving the need for low latency and how 5G can fill this need.

The wireless industry is deploying 5G today, it is no longer the next network technology, it is today’s network technology.

11:45am Geospatial Solution for CSPs - 5GIPVIEW DETAILS»

Geospatial Solution for CSPs - 5GIPby Kyle Mayhew, Senior Director for Global Strategy, Marketing, and Business Development, Cyient

Cyient’s 5G Inventory Planning (5GIP) solution is a cloud-based platform that uses multiple imagery data sources and Machine Learning to identify the location (latitude/longitude) and attribute information of “poles” and assets.

5GIP helps Communication Service Providers understand what poles exist in a particular AOI with 30cm level accuracy and supports initial cluster identification and RF simulation planning for small cell and 5G initiatives.

It is easily accessible from multiple devices and remote locations. Data can be downloaded, uploaded, modified, and enhanced with multi-user inputs.

11:45am Troubleshooting Future RF Deployments, VIEW DETAILS»

Troubleshooting Future RF Deployments, Presented by Ron Huinink, Technical Manager Broadband, Telonix Communications

Operators are expanding and deploying various new Technologies. These new technologies are introducing new challenges and different ways to maintain the network.

What exactly are these changes that face the cable operator and how might the cable plant continue to evolve in the coming years? Remote PHY, Remote MAC-PHY, Full-duplex, ESD, and Docsis 3.1. What do they mean and how do they work? What are some of the differences and what will be some of the tools needed to properly troubleshoot any issues that may occur? Operators have a very large network to manage but will need to ensure that their technicians are properly trained and using the correct equipment.

This presentation will look at some of the different technologies and the proper techniques and tools that will be needed.

1:00pm DEMO - MILWAUKEE TOOLS TBAVIEW DETAILS»

DEMO - MILWAUKEE TOOLS TBA

TBA

1:00pm DOCSIS 4.0 with Tap Conditioning ExamplesVIEW DETAILS»

DOCSIS 4.0 with Tap Conditioning Examples Presented by Rob Crowe, Field Applications Engineer, Antronix

Antronix field engineer and industry expert Rob Crowe will discuss DOCSIS 4.0 and its dual verticals.

He will also address Full Duplex and Frequency Division Duplexing, and how Tap Conditioning assists regardless of the approach selected.

1:00pm Virtualized, Disaggregated 5G RAN, VIEW DETAILS»

Virtualized, Disaggregated 5G RAN, Presented by Prasad Bhandaru, Program Manager with Cyient

Virtualized, Disaggregated 5G RAN

5G networks will cost a fortune to deploy. To minimize TCO, networks need to be shared between multiple types of users, with varied requirement of latency, throughput and availability operating in an application-driven environment. Features like Unified RAN, Shared infrastructure, HW Decomposition (RU/CU/DU) Functional Decomposition (UP/CP Split, more functional splits in RAN), Edge user Radio resource management is more needed than ever. New 5G or 4G Networks must adopt basic vRAN system architecture principles. future networks need to support UE-centric 5G world and this needs Software Centric Approach that comes only from Virtualisation. Virtualization comes with Functional Splits, Shared Infra, integration of different radio access technologies. Software implementation of the RAN functions helps to decompose from the hardware and allows a multivendor approach. Above it will bring down TCO while reducing deployment timelines and enhancing user experience.

2:15pm Backhaul, Fronthaul, Midhaul Transport Architectures VIEW DETAILS»

Backhaul, Fronthaul, Midhaul Transport Architectures

The deployment of 5G antennas could use a plethora of fiber architectures. In this seminar, we will cover different architectures that could be deployed to feed the 5G networks as well as their challenges,

1) Deploying 5G over XGS-PON and NG-PON

2) to avoid duplication of fiber deployment with FTTH 2. CWDM vs DWDM: how to test in the field

3) Remote OLT and hybrid architectures

2:15pm DEMO - LITTLE GIANT LADDER VIEW DETAILS»

DEMO - LITTLE GIANT LADDER BY Jeff Spackman, Senior Director of Sales - Cable & Telecom Sector, & Ted Cameron, Director of Sales, Cable and Telecom, Little Giant Ladder Systems / Charles Jones Industrial

Live Demo of a variety of ladders built for the Cable and Telecom industry - safety and flexibility

2:15pmTechnity Solutions - tbaVIEW DETAILS»

Technity Solutions - tba