Broadband Forum will once again host its BASe North America Summit on Saturday, October 26 on-site at Calix ConneXions 2019 in Las Vegas. The Summit, which is free to ConneXions registrants, will run from 10am to 5pm PT and focus on three of the hottest technology topics – 5G, Connected Home and security.
Created by technology innovators for technology leaders, the 2019 BASe North America Summit consists of a world-class line-up of major operators and alternative infrastructure innovators (including Verizon, CityFibre and SK Broadband), technology leaders (such as Calix and Casa Systems) and industry thought leaders (including Parks Associates and Vantage Point Solutions). The agenda also features a review of some groundbreaking Connected Home demos shared on the Broadband World Forum show floor in Amsterdam (Axiros), security (F-Secure), fiber optics innovations (Go!Foton and Tibit Communications), in-home connectivity (InCoax/MoCA) and more to be announced shortly.
“BASe has continued to gain momentum in 2019, and our upcoming North America event aims to bridge the gap between the marketing hype and the technical and operational realities that are impacting opportunities for service providers,” said Bernd Hesse, BASe Chair for Broadband Forum and Senior Director, Standards Marketing and Thought Leadership, at Calix.
Attendees can register for the event and the associated ConneXions conference here.
The September issue of Intercomms explores the definition of the future broadband experience which must have quality at its core.
According to Broadband Forum Chief Marketing Officer Geoff Burke, at the heart of the digital transformation is the maturation of the broadband ecosystem and innovations built upon an increasingly powerful platform – both areas that Broadband Forum has played a critical role in advancing.
In the feature, Burke highlights how nearly ubiquitous high-speed broadband connectivity has paved the way for device proliferation and the Internet of Things (IoT), Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR), and for a rich array of Over-the-Top Services (OTT) such as Netflix and Amazon TV. Interestingly, when it comes to addressing the demands of these new services, although speed may still play a significant role in enabling them, characteristics like reliability, low latency and predictability are taking center stage.
The market for smart healthcare is steadily growing around the world. Statistics show that global spending on smart healthcare services between 2016 and 2018 increased at a compound annual growth rate of 60%, and the smart healthcare industry will be valued at an estimated $400 billion by 2019.
Nearly 100 hospitals are exploring different use cases of fifth generation healthcare, such as remote group consultation, remote surgery, mobile ward rounds, emergency rescue, and intra-hospital monitoring. These hospitals are among the many first movers to apply 5G in their industry.
UK full-fiber broadband start-up Toob has announced that its network is now live in Southampton, delivering download and upload speeds of 900 Mbps.
Over the next two years, Toob will invest £50 million to deploy its full-fiber network to 100,000 properties across Southampton. This is part of plans to connect more than one million premises across the South of England.
A Series of Fortunate Events – by Broadband Forum
Broadband World Forum 2019 will be a key event for Broadband Forum, with the return of its Interop Pavilion at the event which will take place at the Amsterdam RAI from 15-17 October. As part of the Interop Pavilion, Broadband Forum will showcase demonstrations of the Connected Home and CloudCO including Open Broadband – Broadband Access Abstraction (OB-BAA), as well as an encore performance from the recent Q3 Broadband Forum meeting – the world’s first practical implementation demonstration of Broadband QED.
There will be two Connected Home demonstrations from a team led by Vodafone and Domos as well as a demo of OB-USP-agent demonstrating the testing of USP managed devices from CommScope and QA Cafe. The Vodafone/Domos demo will also include Kaon Media and Axiros and will implement USP to exploit new data collection and transport capabilities.
The CloudCO/OB-BAA/OB-Labs Demo follows the success of the OB-BAA demo last year which gained very high industry visibility. This year, Broadband Forum will take a major leap forward by leveraging Application Note 446 (APPN-446) which has been enhanced for multi-vendor capabilities that will be provided by the OB-BAA reference implementation. More information can be found on the Wiki here.
Broadband Forum is a forum partner of SDN NFV World Congress 2019, taking place at World Forum, The Hague, Netherlands from 14-17 October. Broadband Forum will discuss key projects at the Multi-player Association Workshop, where there will also be extended informal Q&A sessions to allow the audience to engage with project leaders to better understand how initiatives and standards can help their specific business. Broadband Forum CEO Robin Mersh will also speak as part of the conference, exploring how operators can achieve seamless co-existence and cost-effective migration when implementing automated access networks.
Finally, Broadband Forum has confirmed the dates of two more of its highly popular BASe events. Two concurrent workshops on the Connected Home and 5G will kick-off Broadband World Forum 2019 on the morning of October 15. If you are planning to attend BBWF 2019, mark your calendars now and go here to see more detail on the Day 1 agenda! Additionally, as mentioned above, Broadband Forum will host its annual BASe North America event prior to the stat of ConneXions 2019 in Las Vegas on October 26. Don’t miss this opportunity to catch up on the latest technology updates and best practices across 5G, Connected Home, Security, and Next Generation Access. Keep an eye out for more details soon at BASe home on the Broadband Forum website.