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The Fiber Broadband Association and its members offer learning opportunities through webinars, which are open to the public unless otherwise specified. Interested in presenting a webinar? Learn more.

Enable Broadband Access for All with Super-PON

Wednesday, August 21 at 2:00 p.m. EDT


IEEE 802.3 is working to help the fiber-optic communication community to reduce cost and complexity in optical distribution networks with the P802.3cs 'Super-PON' standard project, that has gained early industry support (see Building upon the operational experience of current passive optical network (PON) technologies, the project is aimed at defining an evolved access solution supporting longer distances between the central office and the customer and increasing the number of subscribers per fiber strand through wavelength division multiplexing. This enables to greatly reduce the number of central offices and the amount of fiber optic required to support PON services in access networks. In turn, this translates in cheaper and faster ways to build new optical infrastructure, a significant advantage for operators and countries currently active in expanding access networks in order to make broadband access achievable and affordable for all.

This webinar will describe the Super-PON technology and how it can help building optical infrastructures for ubiquitous broadband access, and will summarize the on-going industry efforts to make it widely available.

Presenter: Claudio DeSanti, IEEE P802.3cs Chair, Google

Claudio DeSanti is a senior architect at Google Fiber since 2017. From 2000 to 2017 he worked in Cisco Systems up to the Fellow level. He is highly recognized in standards bodies and industry associations, such as IEEE 802, INCITS T11, and IETF. He is author of several patents and recipient of four INCITS technical awards. He is the Chairman of the IEEE P802.3cs 'Super-PON' Task Force.

Cinco maneras de desplegar la fibra más rápido y reducir los costes antes de la llegada de las 5G

Miercoles 28 de agosto at 2:00 p.m. EDT


La fibra se está haciendo más profunda en todas partes. Es un elemento facilitador clave para las próximas tecnologías 5G que necesitarán una base muy sólida. La alta densidad de despliegues de fibra en el futuro implica una gran cantidad de trabajos de campo subcontratados. El reto que supone la externalización es la reducción de la visibilidad y del control sobre la infraestructura de la red. ¿Cómo se mantendrá al tanto de todo en una época en la que necesita información valiosa para actuar rápidamente?

Y esto es solo la punta del iceberg. La elevada rotación de la mano de obra está afectando a los expertos en el terreno. ¿Cómo mantener a los técnicos de primera línea actualizados sobre las recomendaciones necesarias a la hora de realizar pruebas en la fibra óptica?
Descubra un nuevo enfoque de las pruebas que permitirá a los técnicos ir más allá al mismo tiempo que garantizan una base de fibra más fiable, y todo eso sin hacer que el banco quiebre, sino todo lo contrario, invirtiendo de forma inteligente en lo que equivale a un menor coste total de la propiedad.
En este seminario web, aprenderá a:

• Acelerar las instalaciones sin comprometer la calidad ni incurrir en costes adicionales
• Mejorar las habilidades de los técnicos de primera línea y frenar la curva de aprendizaje
• Acelerar el retorno de la inversión a través de métodos de procedimientos más sencillos
• Obtenga una visibilidad real de la base de fibra de la red

Presentado en Español por Edgar Fragoso Del Carmen y Jesus-Eduardo Resendiz-Flores

Day 2 Operational Considerations & Best Practices

Tuesday, September 17 at 2:00 p.m. EDT


During the business case phase for an FTTH investment, the focus is typically the cost of the infrastructure (i.e. the CAPEX investment) needed to pass homes. The expenses associated with operating the network itself are often overlooked and/or underestimated. Considering the tradeoffs between CAPEX and OPEX during the upfront planning can yield a better overall result. This webinar will highlight the importance of understanding key operational considerations and their impact on costs, maintenance efforts, reliability, and customer experience.

Speaker: Barry Walton, Solutions Architect, Corning Optical Communications

Fiber to the MDU, the Time is Now!

Tuesday, September 10 at 2:00 p.m. EDT


Fiber should be the first choice for building communications wiring moving forward, especially in new construction. This webinar will give compelling reasons why fiber is the best choice. We’ll review technology trends and some demographic information, and then discuss why fiber is now the highest capacity, least expensive, simplest, easiest to install and least intrusive communications wiring choice. We’ll also cover different choices for architectures, cabling and other physical plant components and how to put them together to form a network in the building to the end customer.

Presented by:
Mark Boxer, Applications Engineer Manager, OFS Optics
Larry Johnson, President/CEO, Fiber Story

Click a title below to go to a description page in our webinar library. You must be logged in as a member to access this area of the library. Presented By
FTTH Panorama in Latin America Roland Montagne, IDATE
Be a Hero at Layer Zero: GIS for Fiber Network Management Will Mitchell / Sean Myers, Vetro FiberMap
Year of 10G: Building Tomorrow's Fiber Networks Today Kurt Raaflaub, Adtran
Speed-to-revenue: Where can ML/AI Take Network Engineering and Construction Services Michael Measels and Fabion Kauker, 3-GIS
Building the Case for a Digital and Collaborative Fiber Deployment    Paul Sulisz, Biarri Networks
Why YOU should attend the 2019 Fiber Broadband Starter Kit Workshop Mark Boxer, OFS and Valerie Lucas, EPB
Improved Methods for Fiber Rollouts: Easing Tomorrow's Challenges by Applying Yesterday's Lessons Scot Bohaychyk, Clearfield
Digital Network Construction: A technology-enabled solution to the complexities of large-scale network deployment Sam Pratt and Dan Flemming, Render Networks
North American 5G Deployment Update Joe Jensen, Corning /Kevin Wynne, Comsof
2018 Fiber Broadband Market Research: Record Growth/Record Impact! (Open to non-members) / Webinar Slides (Members only) Mike Render, President, RVA LLC
What's at stake for fiber? Policy Update: 2018 Wrap-up and Looking Ahead to 2019  Fiber Broadband Association
Fiber Optic Sensing Association - Who We Are and What We Do Fiber Optic Sensing Association
Digital Disruption is Everywhere Fresnel
Fiber to the MDU Unit Fiber Broadband Association
Fiber Network Management for an Advancing Community Hexagon 
Get Ready to Launch VoIP Alianza
Your Guide to Machine-Led FTTx Planning Biarri
Reaching Your Cost Per Living Unit Goals Clearfield
The Impact of 5G on Fiber Requirements [members only]  /  5G White Paper - open to non-members Fiber Broadband Association
Before Bidding in the CAF II Auction Hear From FCC Senior Staff - Create a guest account on our site to access if not a member. FCC
From Zero to BOM in 20 Minutes VETRO FiberMap
2017 Fiber Broadband Market Research RVA LLC and Fiber Broadband Assn
Densification in Fiber Pathways OFS
The Business Case for City Owned Fiber to Serve City Needs and Enable Digital Fiber CTC Technology and Energy
Broadband Providers Embracing Hosted PBX for Their Business Audience Net2Phone
The Impacts of CORD on Fiber Infrastructure Corning
Fiber to the MDU Unit - The Time is NOW! Fiber Broadband Assn, OFS, Light Brigade
How to Get Your Network Ready for the Next Gen PON EXFO
Four Strategies for At Scale Deployment Fresnel
Make Data Great Again ETI Software Solutions
Network Planning Automation: A New Approach to Strategic Network Planning Fiber PlanIT/Comsof
Breaking New Evidence - FTTH Impacts Local Development Mike Render/RVA/Fiber Broadband Assn
El futuro de las redes FTTH esta aqui - Soluciones preconectorizadas Furukawa
Delivering Multigigabit Speeds in Community Settings  XFINITY Communities
New Options to Deliver Fiber to the Last Mile Clearfield
Accelerating the Connected Future: #fiberfuture Heather B. Gold and Fiber Broadband Assn Board Members
Evolution of Fiber Connectivity at Central Offices & Data Centers Go!Foton
How the P3 Model Used in Transportation Could Enable a New Generation of Fiber Networks CTC Technology and Engineering
FTTH Council Member Benefits Ancilla Brady
Public Policy Update Tom Cohen
Meeting Your First Build Priority: Fiber Delivery Options for The Last Mile Clearfield
New Research: Has 2016 Been Record Breaking For North American FTTH? RVA Mike Render
Network Reliability and Total Cost of Ownership: Critical Network Build Factors to Consider Clearfield
Got Fiber? You Need VoIP! The Power of Voice in Broadband Bundles Alianza
The FirstNet RFP Opportunity Wiley Rein
New Technology in Non–Conductive Dielectric Locating Tape and Rope Making Fiber Optic Facilities Locatable without a Metal Conductor 3M
A Call to Engage: A Special Message to the Members from Heather B. Gold, Council CEO/President Tom Cohen
Demand Aggregation Tools COS Systems
New Network Operator Research: FTTH Close To Record Deployment in North America Mike Render, RVA
FTTH: Stories from the Front Line – Dalton Utilities, Spiral Internet, ARMC FTTH Council
New Innovations for Fiber to the Home Deployments Ericsson
Passive and Active Devices in FTTx Networks Light Brigade
New Consumer Research: The Significant Impact of FTTH in 2015 Mike Render
FCC Tech Transitions Orders: What They Mean For Your Business FTTH Council
Removing the Mystery from OTDR Measurements Greenlee
See what Video Calls will be like in the Fiber Future Revolve/Kubi
Troubleshooting FTTH Networks EXFO
Connected Consumer Roadmap: Driven by the Internet of Things CABA/IHS
Efficient FTTx Design Solutions Cyient
Big Data Analytics: A Goldmine for FTTH Service Providers ETI
Last Mile Fiber Delivery Solutions Using Labor Lite Technology Clearfield
The Agriculture Act of 2014 & its Impact on RUS Telecom Programs RUS
FTTH Council Regulatory Update: Addressing the FCC’s Proposals to Require Battery Backup for Customer Premises Equipment and Notices and Comment for Copper Retirement  
Private Public Partnership CTC Tech & Energy

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