On-Demand Education

As a bonus for registering for ISE EXPO 2021, all registered attendees will have access to these post-show, on-demand educational seminars.

Directions, user names and passwords have been emailed to all registered attendees. If you have questions contact info@iseexpo.com.

Track 1: Construction & Engineering/Network Transformation/Networks as a Service (NaaS)/CapEx & OpEx Optimization 

Troubleshoot and Repair of Modern Dissimilar Fiber Networks 

Seminar Level: Advanced 

Presented by Lucas Mays, Product Manager, AFL 

Mass fusion splicing is well established and has been used in telecommunications networks for three decades, traditionally limited to splicing of G.652 ribbons together. Recently, mass fusion splicing of dissimilar fiber ribbons has become more common. In this seminar, we will explore the unique features splicing these various fiber combinations brings as it pertains to mass fusion splicing and network testing and troubleshooting. 

Top 3 Reasons You Should Transform Your Network 

Seminar Level: Intermediate 

Presented by Teresa McGaughey, AVP, Access and Field Marketing, Calix 

The network you have is working just fine, and as the old adage goes, “don’t fix what isn’t broken” so why should you transform your network? This seminar will explore the top 3 reasons why it’s time to think about your access network differently. We will explore the reasons to transform the network, the options for transformation, and the benefits that can be gained. 

Strategic Financial Leadership 

Seminar Level: Basic 

Presented by Steve Coughran, Founder, Coltivar 

The business environment is changing. Winning construction companies realize that equipping employees with the tools and skills of tomorrow is critical to developing future leaders. 

Getting it Right the First Time – Strategies to Maximize OSP Inspections 

Seminar Level: Basic 

Presented by Ron Bilodeau, Director Strategic Solutions,
Osmose Utilities Services, Inc. 

Billions of dollars in federal funding and regulatory requirements are accelerating the deployment of fiber optic networks throughout rural America. Much of the broadband networks will be deployed on utility poles and municipal streetlights. This seminar will discuss data collection methodologies such as liDAR, UAV and Digital Measurement that apply technology to accurately collect and analyze data and will identify solutions to ensure the best management and use of data to maximize each visit to a pole, conduit, or right of way. 

Track 2: Access Networks Evolution/OSP Advances/Network Visibility/FTTx/Wi-Fi 

The Constantly Evolving Fiber Density Landscape 

Seminar Level: Intermediate 

Presented by Mark Boxer, Technical Manager,
Solutions and Applications Engineering, OFS 

Today’s networks continue to require more fiber in less space. Network traffic continues to converge onto a single cable, often requiring many more fibers than previous generations. Innovation in the area of fiber density continues at a very brisk pace. At the same time, splicing innovation has been needed to enable efficient splicing of new fiber sizes and cable structures. This seminar will bring attendees up to speed on the latest advances in fiber density in cables and splicing capabilities. 

Documentation Debt and How to Eliminate it With Fiber Management Software 

Seminar Level: Basic 

Presented by Will Mitchell, CEO and Co-Founder, VETRO Fibermap 

It’s impossible to manage your fiber network assets if you don’t know what assets you have. Eliminating documentation debt before interest comes due as business grows is complex, assets are unaccounted for, and expansion is hindered by lack of reliable data, is crucial. This seminar discusses selecting a fiber management software that can assume the burden of documentation, maintaining a complete inventory of assets and data, and making that data accessible to everyone in the business through an easy-to-use, cloud-based platform that updates in real time. 

Track 3: 5G-6G Infrastructure/FWA/
Small Cells/RAN Progression 

5G – Ushering in the Next New Frontier of Wireless Communications 

Seminar Level: Basic 

Presented by Patrick Moreno, Product Marketing Manager, Zyxel Communications 

The passing of the digital baton is upon us, we are on the cusp of a new generation of wireless communications. There is a lot of anticipation centered around the release of 5G with the promise of increased data rates, more coverage, and lower latency. This seminar explores what kind of an impact will 5G make in the future for connectivity between Communications Service Providers and their subscribers? There is a clear and defined path for migration from 4G LTE to 5G. How will this transition change the way we provide broadband access? 

Track 4: Network Monitoring & Reliability/Powering/GIS/Cybersecurity/Safety 

Broadband as an Essential Service Requires a Service-Oriented Approach 

Seminar Level: Basic 

Presented by Jeff Boozer, Director – Utility & Municipal Sector, ETI Software Solutions 

Service-oriented broadband operations is a transformation of the broadband service provider operational dynamic — expanding the subscriber centric model to include real-time service data as the key to providing exceptional customer experience. In this seminar, we will present how leading service providers have: modified operations and support to align with customer expectations; challenged traditional network designs; and restructured internal operations to treat broadband as an essential service. 

OK, Smart Glass, You Take It From Here 

Seminar Level: Basic 

Presented by Ed Jack, Director of Business Development – EKO, Go!Foton, Inc. 

You can’t virtualize the actual fiber, cables, and connectors any more than you can virtualize the tires on an automobile. But, as with tires, by introducing targeted arrays of sensors and feeding the data they gather to management software, you gain real-time mastery over the physical network and every component in it. This seminar discusses a comprehensive re-imagining of the network’s physical architecture with this non-negotiable requirement: total fiber visibility at the construction level of both inside and outside plants, supported by out-of-band telemetry and real-time reporting and notification, all enhanced by data-driven predictive learning.