Broadband Forum brings together industry luminaries to explore NG-PON2’s role as a universal platform for broadband connectivity
BASe event at OFC 2019 will examine the state and future of NG-PON2 technology and its role in tomorrow’s residential, business, wireless and 5G networks
Fremont, and San Diego, California, 5 February 2019: Broadband service leaders Verizon, Google, SK Broadband, and AIT Greece and thought leaders from OVUM and the Fiber Broadband Association will speak alongside a host of technology leaders from across the optical industry at the Broadband Forum’s next Broadband Acceleration Seminar (BASe) event on March 7, 2019 at OFC in San Diego.
The special BASe event, called a BASePOINT because of its singular focus on a specific technology, will explore the progress to date of NG-PON2 as a technology and its future evolution and deployment prospects as the next era of connectivity is realized. BASePOINT OFC will be composed of four key segments – Worldwide Access Market Overview, Component Market Update, Ecosystem Overviews & Best Practices, and Integration & Applications – and will take place as part of the Special Sessions and Show Floor Programs of OFC, in the San Diego Convention Center Room #17B, Mezzanine Level, starting at 8am and ending at 5pm.
Kicking off the keynotes will be Glenn Wellbrock, Director of Optical Transport, Design, and Planning at Verizon, with his presentation ‘NG-PON2 enabling the services of tomorrow!’ Julie Kunstler, Principal Analyst at Ovum, will follow, with Fiber Broadband Association, AIT Greece, Calix, Lightron, Hisense Broadband Multimedia, Pic Advanced, Go!Foton, Hybrid Access Technologies, Corning, ADTRAN, Huawei, DASAN Zhone Solutions, Nokia and Ericsson, also speaking and participating in panel discussions during the workshop.
“We’re noticing a real buzz ahead of BASePOINT OFC as it is such an exciting time for so many new optical technologies, and a critical time in the evolution for NG-PON2,” said Bernd Hesse, Chairman of BASe and Broadband Forum Board Member. “This year’s BASe event is our strongest agenda ever, clearly reflecting the momentum behind NG-PON2 technology and the role that previous BASe events have played in opening up the ecosystem for this transformative technology. With NG-PON2 mass deployments already underway, and new applications in 5G transport, business services, and advanced residential broadband on the horizon, this is a seminar that you won’t want to miss.”
Sponsored by Global Platinum sponsors Calix and Go!Foton, and OFC event sponsor Lightron, BASe is a Broadband Forum initiative that highlights new technologies and best practices for the delivery of high value services across the whole broadband ecosystem.These seminars provide attendees with a new perspective on what is being created for broadband providers and users alike, delivered by the leaders in the industry, many of whom are active participants in the Broadband Forum’s work. A detailed agenda of BASePOINT OFC can also be found on the Broadband Forum website here.
BASePOINT OFC attendees must register for the OFC conference to participate.
To hear more about the growing momentum around Broadband Forum’s BASe events, click here for a video interview with BASePOINT OFC hosts Bernd Hesse and Broadband Forum CMO Geoff Burke.
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