Thursday, 06 September 2018 20:11

Broadband Forum BASE event to look at 10Gpbs fibre, 5G, NG-PON2 and plenty more


Fibre extension, 10Gbps broadband, NG-PON2, cloud services, the connected home and 5G will be the focus of the Broadband Forum’s latest BASE event at the Encore Hotel in Las Vegas on 28 October.


The forum says: "BASE Las Vegas will consist of four tracks covering topics addressing all aspects of broadband design, implementation and maintenance, from the central office to the cloud to the Connected Home.

These tracks are titled "Network Access: Applications and Opportunities", "10 Gigabit and Beyond with Fibre,” “Fibre Extension Technologies, Standards and Solutions” and “Wireless Broadband.”

As part of the agenda, we're told that "SK Telecom, Cox Communications and Telus will describe current and future applications, integration challenges, deployments and use of specific technologies in their home and access network architectures".

"Julie Kunstler, principal analyst at Ovum, will start the event with a report on the market and technology trends affecting broadband."

Broadband Forum BASE chair Bernd Hesse said: "After the success of our last two BASE events in Athens and San Diego earlier this year, we’re excited to bring together a wide range of speakers to cover topics that are key to service providers across the broadband ecosystem.

“As we gear up to deploy a new generation of broadband, collaboration on this level is key to delivering ubiquitous next-generation access and realising the huge potential of 5G, the cloud and virtualisation.”

There will also be updates from the Broadband Forum’s innovative work areas, with the Forum noting these will provide "insight into the development of its next-generation broadband technologies and standards.

"For instance, 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT), developments in the Forum’s Cloud Central Office (CloudCO), Software Defined Access, User Services Platform (USP) and Open Broadband projects will be explored.

"BASE is organised by the Broadband Forum and held in different regions of the world.

"The intent is to bring together operators and vendors, system architects, engineering and marketing for an open and candid discussion of the issues, challenges, applications and solutions affecting broadband networking and Internet access.

"It is an opportunity to network with peers and colleagues, and meet new people and share experiences".

The previous four events were held in Berlin, Germany, Las Vegas, Athens, Greece, and San Diego, California.

Attendance at this event is not restricted to members and is free of charge. After the last BASE event, the Forum reports "98% of people who attended said they would attend another one".

The list of companies presenting at BASE includes:

  • Calix
  • Corning Optical Communications
  • Cox Communications
  • Fiber Broadband Association
  • GlobalLogic
  • Google
  • Hisense Broadband
  • Huawei Technologies
  • Hybrid Access Technologies
  • InCoax
  • Nokia
  • Ovum
  • Pilot Photonics
  • QA Cafe
  • Sckipio
  • SK Telecom
  • Telus
  • Zyxel

More information is here

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