Advanced Workshops

Converging Wireless Fronthaul/Backhaul and FTTH Networks

August 14, 2018 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Erik Gronvall
Christina Bassett

Cost – $100

BICSI – 2 CEC’s, ETA – 3 CEC’s

Presented by Erik Gronvall, Vice President, Service Provider Strategy and Network Architects (Americas), CommScope and Christina Bassett, Sr. Manager – ODN Infrastructure Planning Team, Verizon

With C-RAN deployments gaining momentum and 5G on the horizon, fiber is being recognized as a strategic asset to support wireless cell densification. Large incumbent service providers have both wireline and wireless operations, so converging the traffic onto a single access network and maximizing asset utilization makes excellent business sense. For smaller operators, addressing multiple market segments with multi-use FTTH network limits their risks and maximizes the return on investment.