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Using Connected RFID Marking to Simplify Fiber Infrastructure Management

April 26th, 2 PM EST


Marking, mapping, and locating fiber infrastructure can be challenging and costly. This webinar highlights how a connected RFID marking solution can be deployed to track cable lines and critical asset points in the field while providing easy and rapid integration into a customer’s GIS. Attend this presentation to experience tangible use cases where an easy to use field app, coupled with RFID enabled markers are transforming the future of underground asset management.

Key takeaways:
How to apply a connected RFID marking solution to ease underground asset challenges
What an intuitive mobile app can do to optimize field asset locating
How to use mixed marking to enhance fiber infrastructure marking

Presenter: Thomas Tym
Senior Technical Consultant, Berntsen International, Inc.
Prior to being a Senior Technical Sales Consultant at Berntsen International, Thomas spent 29 years at a WI civil engineering firm where he initiated the company’s GIS division in 1989. From parcel mapping and database design, to GIS application development and the implementation of asset management solutions for municipal clients, Thomas’s surveying, engineering design, and technical skills helped the company become a leader in GIS and Asset Management services. At Berntsen, Thomas manages customer accounts and promotes the company’s connected infrastructure asset management solution, InfraMarker.

About Berntsen: Madison, Wisconsin-based Berntsen International Inc. provides innovative marking products and solutions to the utility, survey and construction industries. Founded in 1972, Berntsen’s high-quality product line of 1,000 markers can be found in more than 100 countries. Berntsen’s patented InfraMarker solution received the Geospatial World Excellence Award for Technology Innovation in 2017 and the RFID Journal Award for Best Use of RFID to Enhance a Product or Service. For more information, visit


The Impact of 5G on Fiber Requirements

May 10th, 2 PM EST


This webinar will review what 5G network deployments might look like, in addition to the key variables to consider in their design.  We will discuss the factors which have the largest impact on the cost of a deployment and examine how much fiber is required to implement a future-proof 5G deployment.

Hypothetical 5G deployment scenarios (5G fixed vs. 5G mobility, Aerial vs. buried, fiber lean vs. fiber rich, etc.) will be described and we will review key factors impacting the fiber needs for 5G radios (CPRI vs Ethernet, fronthaul vs. mid-haul vs. backhaul, future impact of massive MIMO)

Presented by Members of the Fiber Broadband Association Technology Committee:

Kevin Wynne, Manager, Americas, Comsof

Joe Jensen, Americas FTTH Market Development Manager, Corning Cable Systems 


  Past Webinars

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
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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