Demo Zone

Demo Zone

August 15, 2018 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

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Register to attend the Demo Zone where you can see first-hand the latest and greatest innovations from these leading ICT companies: AFL, Corning, EXFO, OFS and VIAVI Solutions.


AFL offers industry leading High Density Cabling Solutions.  This demo will highlight AFL’s Wrapping Tube Cable (WTC) with SpiderWeb® Ribbon and OSP MicroCore® Cable specifically designed for outside plant FTTx applications.  These revolutionary cable products provide innovative features and value propositions which will transform the cable plant phase of network construction, producing scalable growth and consistent performance to meet the tough demands of current and future fiber networks.

Founded in 1984, AFL is an international manufacturer providing end-to-end solutions to the energy, service provider, enterprise and industrial markets as well several emerging markets. The company’s products are in use in over 130 countries and include fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectivity, test and inspection equipment, fusion splicers and training. AFL also offers a wide variety of services supporting data center, enterprise, wireless and outside plant applications.

Presented by Kara Mullaley, Global FTTx Marketing Manager, Corning

RocketRibbon provides industry leading density providing twice the fiber count in the approximately the same footprint of existing central tube and stranded ribbon tube design cables. In this demonstration, learn how easy it is to access the fibers in this completely new subunit design, making cable handling and installation easy in closures like the 3M Fiber Optic Splice Closure 2178-XL. This high-density splice case is well-suited for ribbon cable and has a maximum splice capacity of 3456.

Kara Mullaley has 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, primarily supporting major network operators in the deployment of broadband networks worldwide. She is a subject matter expert on best practices for fiber deployment, architecture, and solutions to address tough deployment challenges, including meeting today’s rising bandwidth and application demands. She has delivered technical sessions at various FTTx conferences and has also been published in several trade publications. Based in Hickory, North Carolina, Kara graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Virginia Tech.




Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science, with a 166-year track record of life-changing inventions. We apply unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramic science, and optical physics along with our deep manufacturing and engineering capabilities to develop category-defining products that transform industries and enhance people’s lives. Our Optical Communications segment delivers fiber to the people and businesses (and, increasingly, “things”) at every edge of the network, from optical fiber, cable, hardware and equipment to fully-optimized solutions for high-speed communications networks.


For services that lead to the customer premises and those inside the home, such as fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) or xDSL speed including Gfast, network testing is vital, at all stages of deployment. To deliver the best residential services, operators need to detect and locate hidden faults and infrastructure problems quickly, assess wi-fi performance and guarantee customers get the speed they are paying for. During this demo zone session, attendees will get an overview of best practices for residential broadband services testing as well as a demonstration of EXFO’s offering in this field, including:

  • EX1, industry’s first pocket-sized app-enabled Gigabit & Wi-Fi test solution
  • MaxTester-635G, a copper, xDSL and Gfast (BBF Certified) test set that supports Ookla Speedtest™, IPTV, and VoIP Testing
  • ConnectorMax fiber inspection probe series
  • PON-aware™ power meter on the market for legacy and next-generation PON networks.

EXFO develops smarter network test, monitoring and analytics solutions for the world’s leading communications service providers, network equipment manufacturers and web-scale companies. Since 1985, we have worked side by side with our clients in the lab, field, data center, boardroom and beyond to pioneer essential technology and methods for each phase of the network lifecycle. Our portfolio of test orchestration and real-time 3D analytics solutions turn complex into simple and deliver business-critical insights from the network, service and subscriber dimensions. Most importantly, we help our clients flourish in a rapidly transforming industry where “good enough” testing and data analytics just isn’t good enough anymore—it never was for us, anyway. For more information, visit and follow us on the EXFO Blog.

Presented by John Lopez, FITEL Western Sales Manager, OFS

John will go over the Feature functions for all three splicers. He will also show how easy it is to splice with the clad alignment, core alignment and ribbon splicer. The last couple of minutes John will take questions.

John Lopez has over 12 years’ experience as a fusion splicer sales manager for FITEL and has been in the OSP telecom & CATV industry for over 25 years. John supports the western United States, listening to the needs of his customers in aiding them to select the right fusion splicer for their application. John attended CCD & Regis University in Colorado.
John also offers the FITEL customer on-site splicer training for Clad alignment, Core alignment & Ribbon splicer applications.



OFS is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and provider of optical fiber, fiber optic cable, connectivity, fiber-to-the-subscriber (FTTX) and specialty photonics products. We put our development and manufacturing resources to work creating solutions for applications in such areas as telecommunications, medicine, industrial automation, sensing, government, aerospace, defense and energy.  Our goal is to provide reliable, cost-effective optical products that help our customers meet the needs of consumers and businesses, for both today and into the future.




The VIAVI Fiber PON and OneExpert Broadband Test Platforms scale for all these use cases with superior ease of use, accuracy and the modularity that you know and love from VIAVI, formerly JDSU. You’ll be prepared for the new world of high speed broadband, complete with fiber, copper, coax and WiFi test. Come hear the highlights from the company that just won the Light Reading award for best test company. Reduce your repeats, complete more jobs per day and maintain happy customers. VIAVI makes it easier to keep your staff sane while you do it all.

Presented by Stephanie Burris, Product Line Manager for Access and Fiber Monitoring Solutions and Jon Lundberg, Regional PLM, Field Fiber Test Portfolio, Viavi Solutions

Stephanie Burris is a Product Line Manager for the Access and Fiber Monitoring Product lines at VIAVI which includes xDSL, copper, fiber, and WiFi test. Stephanie is passionate about helping customers in the Access market because residential Broadband Services are so critical for users today. Stephanie has been helping customers with their communication test needs for 20 years through Product Management and Business Development roles with VIAVI, JDSU, Agilent, and HP. She holds an MBA from Thunderbird in international business and attended the University of Arizona, earning degrees in Finance and Marketing. Stephanie resides in the Boulder, Colorado area with her husband and two children.



Jon Lundberg is a VIAVI Regional PLM, responsible for VIAVI’s field fiber test portfolio in North America. Prior to VIAVI, he spent several years in semiconductor sales focused on the Telecom/Datacom markets. He started his career at Boeing as a flight controls system design engineer. He has a BS in Aerospace Engineering from MIT and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University, and is a CFCE.