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Broadband Forum BASe Seminar: NG-PON2 Roadmap and Evolution

Thursday, 7 March, 08:00 - 17:00
San Diego Convention Center, Room #17B, Mezzanine Level

Session organized by Broadband Forum

Seminar Description
Broadband Forum is hosting a specialized BASePOINT seminar at OFC focused on the NG-PON2 Roadmap and Evolution. This full-day seminar featuring a host of world-class speakers and panelists provides an in-depth and cutting-edge view on the status of NG-PON2 technology – from deployment updates and component readiness to ecosystem maturity and planned applications. Of special interest are presentations focused on the role NG-PON2 will play in catalyzing 5G deployments, the state of tunable optics, and deployment updates from the field. BASePOINT OFC is made possible because of generous contributions from Calix, Go!Foton, and Lightron.


Agenda and Schedule

Time Session Speakers
8:00 - 8:05 Introduction and Welcome Bernd Hesse, BASe Series Chair and Board Member, Broadband Forum, USA and Geoff Burke, Chief Marketing Officer, Broadband Forum, USA
8:05 - 8:25 NG-PON2: Enabling the SErvices of Tomorrow Keynote: Glenn Wellbrock, Director of Optical Transport, Design, and Planning, Verizon, USA
Segment 1: Worldwide Access Market Overview
8:25 – 8:50 The Next-Gen Access Ecosystem and Market: Technologies, Applications and Vendors Julie Kunstler, Principal Analyst, OVUM, USA
8:50 – 9:05 The Future of Fiber Lisa R. Youngers, President and CEO, Fiber Broadband Association, USA
9:05 – 9:25 The Role of Fixed Optical Networking and the Opportunities from joint FTTH/A  Co-deployment in the New 5G Era Ioannis Tomkos, Research Director, Next Generation Networks, AIT, Greece
9:25 – 9:45 Status of Higher Speed PON in ITU-T Standards Hal Roberts, Senior System Architect, Calix, USA
9:45 – 10:05 Verizon’s NG-PON2 Deployment Update Rajesh Yadav, Associate Fellow, Verizon, USA
10:05 – 10:25 10 Gigabit Internet Service by SK Broadband Choongbok Lee, Manager, SK Broadband, Korea
10:25 – 10:40 Segment 1 panel discussion and audience Q&A Moderator: Kevin Foster, Chairman, Broadband Forum, USA
10:40 – 10:45 Break
Segment 2: Component Market Update
10:45 – 11:05 Tunable SFP+ ONU with MAC at NG-PON2 Prompts Technology Proliferation and Aides 5G NR Networks Ben Hur, Sr. Managing Director, Lightron, Korea
11:05– 11:25 Recent update on ONU optics for NG-PON2 Wei-Ping Huang, Founder & Chief Scientist, Hisense Broadband Multimedia, China
11:25– 11:45 NG-PON2 Direct Modulation-based Optics Status and Evolution Path Antonio Teixeira, CTO & Founder, Pic Advanced
11:45 – 12:05 Quasi-Coherent Receiver with Built- in CD Compensation for 20 km Transmission at 25 Gbps and 80 km Transmission at 10 Gbps  Jesper Bevense, CTO & Founder, Bifrost Communications
12:05 – 12:20 Segment 2 panel discussion and audience Q&A Moderator: Ioannis Tomkos, Managing Director, AIT, Greece
12:20 – 12:45 Lunch (Brownbag working session)
The Physical Layer Challenge: A Holistic View for Successful NG-PON2 Deployment
David Chen, CTO, Go!Foton, USA
Segment 3: Ecosystem Overviews & Best Practices
12:45 – 13:05 A 5G Perspective… from Someone who Doesn’t Build Radios Alan Dicicco, Solutions Marketing Senior Director and Thought Leader, Calix, USA
13:05 – 13:25 Enhancing the FTTP business case with Hybrid Access Paul Evans, CEO, Hybrid Access Solutions, USA
13:45 – 14:05 Wavelength Channel Bonding in NG-PON2 and Beyond Denis Khotimsky, Associate Fellow, Verizon, USA
14:05 – 14:25 Simplifying Access Infrastructure with Super-PON Claudio DeSanti, System Architect, Google, USA
14:25 – 14:40 Segment 3 panel discussion and audience Q&A Moderator: Lisa R. Youngers, CEO Fiber Broadband Association, USA
14:40 – 14:45 Break
Segment 4: Integration and Applications
14:45 – 15:05 NG-PON2 Wavelength Mobility Ziggi Putnins, DMTS, Verizon, USA
15:05 – 15:25 Driving Service Convergence Through Next-generation PON Robert Conger, CTO Americas, ADTRAN, USA
15:25 – 15:45 Impact of 5G on Fiber Networks Fernando Jimenez, Director Chief Transformation Office, Huawei, Spain
15:45 – 16:05 NG-PON 2 Solution Use Cases: The Early Winners DQ Li, Director of Product Management, DASAN Zhone Solutions
16:05 – 16:25 Optical Solutions Optimized for 5G Transport and Multi Service Access Ronald Heron, Chief Strategist CTO Office, Nokia
16:25 – 16:45 Your 5G Network needs 5G Transport Michael Gronovius, Director Business Development, Ericsson, USA
16:45 – 17:00 Segment 4 panel discussion and audience Q&A Moderator: Geoff Burke, CMO, Broadband Forum, USA

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