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Fiber Deep: It's All About Quality & Speed
Date / Time: Thursday, June 29, 2017, 11:00 a.m. New York/ 4:00 p.m. London
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Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading

Wayne Hickey, Advisor, Product Marketing, Ciena

Glenn Calafati, Global Marketing Director, Ciena

Fast Internet speed is no longer a nice-to-have for cable operators, it's an absolute requirement. Along with high speeds, customers are demanding constant availability. That combination can be quite a challenge for cable operators. To meet that challenge, they're trying to simplify operations, with the goal of providing near-instant, high-quality access to broadband and video content.

A new architectural approach, "Fiber Deep," underpins this new effort. It's a large part of the next generation of cable access – one that pushes fiber close to the end-user to yield a much better customer experience.

This webinar will explore:

  • Redefinition of the network edge
  • Convergence of cloud and transport
  • On-demand Internet and video services


Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading
Alan Breznick has tracked the media, telecommunications, broadband, and consumer electronics industries for more than 20 years. Before switching over to Heavy Reading in 2007, he was the original editor of Light Reading Cable Website and founding author of Heavy Reading's Cable Industry Insider. At Heavy Reading, he primarily focuses on cable/MSO services, technologies, and networks, as well as IPTV infrastructure. Alan was formerly a broadband analyst for Kinetic Strategies and a contributing analyst for One Touch Intelligence. He previously reported for Communications Daily, Cable World, Multichannel News, Broadband Daily, Crain's New York Business, and Genuine Article Press, among other publications.

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Wayne Hickey, Advisor, Product Marketing, Ciena
Wayne Hickey is an advisor in Ciena's Portfolio Solutions Marketing team. He has extensive experience in virtualization, packet and optical networking technologies with ECI Telecom, APCON, Overture Networks and Cisco Systems where he held roles in product marketing, solutions marketing, product managing and systems engineering. He also held various positions with Aliant Telecom (Bell Aliant), the third-largest telecommunications provider in Canada.

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Glenn Calafati, Global Marketing Director, Ciena
Glenn Calafati has responsibility for business development within the content industries segment. In this role, he consults with cable operators and media companies on next-generation technologies and service development. Prior to joining Ciena, he was Vice President of Product Development and Technology at Sidera Networks and held similar technology roles at the data center operator Telx and Cablevison's Lightpath division. As Chief Engineer at Cablevision, Glenn led the network planning and architecture defining Ethernet Service delivery architectures for voice, video and enterprise data services across core, distribution and access layers. He started his career with Verizon where he held several technology roles in operations.

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