• Technical Conference:  30 March – 03 April 2025
  • Exhibition: 01 – 03 April 2025
  • Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, USA

Meeting Rural Broadband Needs with High Capacity PON

Thursday, 28 March, 14:00 – 15:00

Theater II

Session Description:

This session is focused on the specific requirements of rural broadband solving the digital divide, and the impact of today's and especially future broadband technologies that will meet rural requirements. Looking at the technologies that can drive a single ODN and passive optical network to meet rural multi-service needs to critically connect consumers, businesses, IoT, and communities with fit-for-purpose broadband internet.   

Organized by:


Bernd Hesse, BBF Board Member and CMO of the BoD, United States


Gael Simon, Orange, France

Rajesh Yadav, Verizon, United States

Frank Effenberger, Futurewei Technologies, United States

Geoff Burke, DZS, United States

Andrew Bender, Nokia, United States

Mike Emmendorfer, Calix, United States