Digitalized and Automated FTTx: Key to successful deployment
Date / Time: Thursday, September 17, 2020, 10:00 a.m. New York / 3:00 p.m. London
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The need for seamless Gigabit-speed home and premises connectivity is shaping the FTTx landscape across the world. Due to the new trends emerging from the ongoing pandemic, service providers are now faced with the need to accelerate FTTx deployments. Mega-scale FTTx rollouts bring their unique set of challenges that range from design and architecture issues to Right of Way and to actual field deployment and service activation.

Considering the demand-side factors and the complexity involved, technological interventions are needed at each stage of the FTTx rollout. Digitization, automation and a range of platforms and tools can be leveraged to make the current deployment process more efficient. This webinar explores, in detail, the technology and digitization initiatives that can unlock scalability and faster monetization for FTTx operators across the world.

This webinar will highlights key aspects of FTTx deployment:

  1. Demand-side factors and the sheer scale of FTTx deployments
  2. Challenges in deploying FTTx at scale
  3. Technology-led approach to the rescue – Digitization and automation
  4. Digitization and automation opportunities throughout the FTTx lifecycle
    • Planning
    • Design
    • Survey
    • Execution
    • Project management
    • O&M

If you are interested in this webinar, you may also enjoy the webinar  Rewriting the FTTx Playbook with Open and Disaggregated Approach on September 30th.

Sandeep Dhingra, CTO – Network Services Business, STL | bio Himanshu Kumar, Technical Head – Network Services Business, STL | bio
Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst – Optical Networking & Transport, Heavy Reading | bio

Sandeep is a recognized technology leader and is focused on driving innovation at scale to enable faster growth in a rapidly changing architecture with SDN, NFV, Cloud, IoT and 5G. Sandeep has held leadership positions in CISCO systems, IBM, and Huawei. With a background in Electronics Engineering and MBA, Sandeep has several US patents to his name for innovations in network health, architecture and analytics.

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A seasoned professional with an over 20 years of experience in Telecom Network Planning, Engineering, Deployment and Managing of large scale wireline and wireless networks. He has extensive experience across organizations such as DoT, BSNL, Airtel and is currently leading STL’s technology team responsible for hyperscale networks. His interest lies in addressing complex challenges of the network deployment leveraging modern technologies such as IoT, Analytics, Robotics, Augmented Reality, AI / ML, Drones. LiDAR, Geo-spatial applications etc.

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Sterling has more than 15 years' experience in telecommunications as an industry analyst and journalist. His coverage area at Heavy Reading is optical networking, including packet-optical transport. He also authors Heavy Reading's Packet-Enabled Optical Networking Market Tracker and Next-Gen Core Packet-Optical Market Tracker. Sterling joined Heavy Reading after five years at IDC, where he served as lead optical networks analyst, responsible for the firm's optical networking subscription research and custom consulting activities. Prior to IDC, Sterling worked for Standard & Poor's, where he delivered global industry analysis on a range of IT segments. He is a former journalist and editor at Telecommunications Magazine, and has also done consulting work for the research firm Current Analysis. Sterling is a frequent speaker at telecom industry events and a highly sought-after source among the business and trade press.

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Fernando has more than 20 years of experience in IT & Telecom with notable companies, including Cisco Systems, Starent Networks, Motorola, Affirmed Networks and Parallel Wireless, being exposed to both VC-backed startups as well as established big companies. Throughout his career Fernando held Product Strategy, Product Management, Business Development and Marketing roles for Broadband Access, Voice over IP, Mobile Networks Core and RAN / OpenRAN. He worked with global Tier 1 carriers on their network strategies and deployments. Fernando has an MBA from Babson College and MSEE from ITBA Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Francois is a Senior Solutions Architect in the Red Hat’s Telco Technology Office and collaborates with telecom service providers and partners across EMEA. Passionate about security, Francois leads the NFV security domain and is the Red Hat’s technical interface to the National Cybersecurity Agency of France (ANSSI). Before Red Hat, he spent more than 15 years contributing to network evolution especially towards cloud platforms.

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