2017 Educational Opportunities
Round Table: Next Generation Networking for Carriers
Each presenter will discuss Infrastructure modernization and the changing landscape of carrier networks. Why it’s important for all carriers and why size, location and tier have nothing to do with NFV adoption? Presenters will discuss following topics will be discussed during the session: Carrier Infrastructure modernization (NFV/SDN) – Current Industry view, benefits and future; The future of Virtual Customer Premise Equipment (vCPE).
Speakers: Satya “Gopi” Manapragda, DELL EMC; Lance Koenders, INTEL CORPORATION; and Joe Baeumel, Mobility Angler Inc.
2017 Technical Seminars
10AM Technical Seminars
11AM Technical Seminars
CLASSROOM 1 Comtech Sales/ MeggerGrounding and Ground Testing
This is a telco-specific presentation that covers considerations in designing the ground system as well as installing grounds according to the rules of several standards-making bodies such as RUS, IEEE and NEC. It also covers the two methods of testing grounds; stake and clamp-on, how to use them and when to use and NOT use each type.
CLASSROOM 2 CT&T
Facilities Management Software
We will demo our software, CrescentLink. It is a facility management tool. This includes fiber capacity down to the DWDM level. It also works with copper and coax plant. It is an open architecture that runs on top of ESRI, the leading GIS platform in the industry. Also can interface with back office systems such as billing systems.
CLASSROOM 3 Ericsson / ECI
Networking Trends: Latest Innovations in Optical and Packet Technologies
You’ve heard the terms. Perhaps you are familiar with some of them. Perhaps you’ve just seen some in passing. In this course, we will provide an introduction and overview of the latest trends in optical and packet technologies including flexible optical networking (100G and beyond, advanced modulation, ROADM, optical encryption, etc.), elastic packet networking (carrier Ethernet, MPLS-TP, etc.), programmable networks (SDN, NFV, and related technologies), and others. The course is designed to be interactive and cater to the needs of the attendees. By the end, you should have a workable, relatable, real-world understanding of the latest trends and how to prepare for the future of networking.
CLASSROOM 4 FailSafe Communications
Generating Revenue from Emergency Communication as a Service.
Landlines, CABS, and long distance once comprised 78% of Independent Telephone Company (ITCO) revenue, but money from these services has plummeted by 2/3. But wait. Those same reductions mean you have spare capacity to help users in trouble. Welcome to Emergency Communications as a Service (ECaaS), the hottest new ITCO opportunity in a decade.
CLASSROOM 5 Juniper Networks
SDN and NFV: Transforming the Service Provider Organization
With agile competitors entering the market, traditional telecommunications service providers must be able to respond quickly to competitive pressures and rapidly evolving customer demands. Learn how new technologies such as Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and software defined networking (SDN) will enable competitive advantage, continued customer relevance, and higher quality of earnings for service providers who embrace these technologies to continue their relevance in the market.
CLASSROOM 6 KGP Logistics
A better way to qualify DSL lines and measure real throughput to understand and improve the end customer experience. Learn from a Viavi (formerly JDSU) test expert how to better qualify DSL lines with proven test methods and measure true throughput speeds. OneExpert TrueSpeed will be presented and how it’s used to measure real customer throughput, reduce repeat truck roles, and improve customer satisfaction. What’s your real throughput?
CLASSROOM 7 Tel Rep Marketing
Getting the most out of your Wi-Fi
Meeting the customer’s WiFi experience expectations and overcoming WiFi challenges by, solving the problem not just finding the problem. A better experience for the customer and reduced costs for the provider are achievable.
CLASSROOM 8 SAS REPS
Simply Better Broadband; Amplification Solutions in the last mile (actually last 5 miles)
Positron Access will present the options that exist in the market for extending the reach of both VDSL and ADSL based services. Recent developments in this market have resulted in a portfolio of solutions that will double existing CSAs and deliver throughput improvement of 100% – 400%.
CLASSROOM 9 Sencore
Adaptive Bit Rate Transcoding: Adding Local Broadcast Channels to Mobile Devices
Sencore/WellAV will review the technical requirements to inject Local Broadcast Stations for Mobile Device reception into your system. ABR Transcoding is the process that will allow your customers to view these local broadcast channels on their Mobile Devices. The Seminar will include the basics of ABR transcoding, Headend design & signal flow. Included will be the receiving and processing of the digital video broadcast channels, Transcoding, ABR Profiles and options to add them into your network. An ABR Platform can be used as a first step in offering mobile video services to your customers or to add the local channels in conjunction with any ABR transcoded National Channels already offered on your system.
CLASSROOM 10 Solara Technical
How Evolutions in Communications Networks and Fuel Cell Power Have Changed the Site Paradigm
The convergence of modern site infrastructure requirements and fuel cell development offers network operators highly reliable, cost-effective power options that also significantly reduce carbon footprint.
CLASSROOM 1 Adtran, Inc
Broadband Network Trends and Evolution
The Next Wave of Wi-Fi Mesh
Coverage Efficiency, bad apples, Client Steering, Rogue APs…
CLASSROOM 8 POWER & TEL
OcularIP is in use by 90 independent operators in the US to meet their service assurance and customer portal demands.