About Broadband Technology Summit

Put to the test the past few years, home broadband networks have performed admirably, with MSO’s and telcos alike handling increase usage with minimal interruption. Yet, with dozens of low latency applications and high bandwidth services on the horizon, networks will need to continue to evolve to meet the needs of consumers in the coming decade.  What is the best path for operators to update their networks? What are the must have technologies and functionalities that must be implemented to provide the most scalability and flexibility? And when will we be technically ready for a converged future where consumers are able to have one broadband plan for all of their needs?

From DOCSIS 4.0, to Fiber, Fixed Wireless, and beyond,  Fierce Telecom and Dell’Oro Group’s joint Broadband Technology Summit on May 23-24, will cover all of the leading trends with experts from across the industry.

AGENDA
MONDAY, MAY 23

11:00AM-12:00PM ET:

LAYING THE GROUNDWORK FOR 10G: DOCSIS 4.0, DAA AND BEYOND

11:00AM-11:15AM: Keynote Interview with Comcast's Elad Nafshi 
11:15PM-12:00PM: Panel Discussion

Cable operators globally agree that maintaining their competitive edge through multi-gigabit services. But there is less consensus on the technology choices they will make to enable those services. How will cable operators decide between DOCSIS 4.0 and FTTH? Where do R-PHY and R-MACPHY fit in? Beyond speeds, how critical are low latency and increased reliability as service differentiators?

AGENDA
MONDAY, MAY 23

 

1:00PM-1:55PM ET

NEXT GEN FIBER STRATEGIES: A DEEP DIVE

1:00PM-1:10PM: Keynote with the Dell'Oro Group's Jeff Heynen
1:10PM-1:55PM: Panel Discussion

There is no question that fiber is becoming an increasingly important part of operators’ access networks. From fiber-deep to full FTTH, operators have multiple strategies for using fiber to optimize their broadband, as well as enterprise and transport services. What are operators’ views of today’s prevailing technologies, including 10G EPON, DPoE, GPON, and XGS-PON? What roles will 25G, 50G, and 100G PON play in operator networks? Does PON have the legs to deliver residential, enterprise, and transport services?

AGENDA
MONDAY, MAY 23

3:00PM-3:55PM ET

WI-FI EVOLUTION AND THE IN-HOME EXPERIENCE

3:00PM-3:10PM: Keynote with the Dell'Oro Group's Jeff Heynen
3:10PM-3:55PM: Panel Discussion

Residential broadband providers understand that delivering reliable WiFi throughout the home is just as important as the quality of service going to the home. As competition for broadband subscribers intensifies, providing the best in-home experience will be a key differentiator. Have operators seen tangible benefits from offering managed WiFi and smart WiFi services? Where do WiFi6, WiFi 6e, and WiFi 7 fit into current and future WiFi offerings? What types of new services will drive the adoption of new WiFi technologies and how will operators ensure the successful delivery of those services in the home?

AGENDA
TUESDAY, MAY 24

11:00AM-12:15PM ET

THE FIXED WIRELESS ACCESS OPPORTUNITY

11:00AM-11:15AM: Fireside Chat with Starry's Chet Kanojia
11:15AM-11:30AM: Partner Keynote with Qualcomm's Gautam Sheoran
11:30AM-12:15PM: Panel Discussion

With 5G promising speeds comparable to what is offered by fixed broadband technologies, ISPs are increasingly incorporating fixed wireless access into their portfolios to help them expand into new markets and address those that were previously cost-prohibitive. How do operators view fixed wireless: threat or opportunity? What are the cost and time savings by deploying fixed wireless as opposed to fiber in greenfield buildouts? How do millimeter wave technologies fit in vs. mid-band? 

AGENDA
TUESDAY, MAY 24

1:00PM-2:15PM ET

THE ROAD TO VIRTUALIZED AND CLOUD NATIVE ARCHITECTURES

1:00PM-1:15PM: Keynote Interview with Verizon's Beth Cohen
1:15PM-1:30PM: Partner Keynote with IBM's Murali Gandluru
1:30PM-2:15PM: Panel Discussion

As broadband speeds and services continue to scale, operators are virtualizing their broadband platforms in order to increase service automation, reduce energy costs, and expand the analytics capabilities of their networks to improve their understanding of how subscribers use their broadband services. What are the critical drivers for operators to virtualize their broadband infrastructure? What type of cost savings can operators expect from a virtualized, cloud-native platform? Where do hyperscale cloud providers fit in?