Managing the Home Broadband Experience - Taking your Subscribers to the next generation of Wi-Fi
Date / Time: Thursday, October 14, 2021, 11:00 AM Pacific / 2:00 PM Eastern
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Wi-Fi has evolved at a rapid pace, with ever more innovative devices to help us in our digital life. Wi-Fi has become an essential part of our world, as important as your first cup of coffee. Subscribers take Wi-Fi for granted and often think of Wi-Fi as "the Internet." When it works, you do not hear from them but, when it doesn't work it’s the "end of the world" as far as they're concerned. What can providers do to offer a great Wi-Fi experience? A great Wi-Fi experience starts with a great foundation of Wi-Fi hardware and an easy-to-use management platform.

Industry leaders like Plume and Zyxel have emerged at the forefront and teamed up to offer the next generation of in-home managed Wi-Fi with solutions like Plume's OpenSync and Zyxel's latest Wi-Fi 6 solutions.

Join Plume and Zyxel for an insightful look into managed Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi 6, and the opportunity to learn:

  • What are the benefits of OpenSync?
  • Is my home network ready for Wi-Fi 6?
  • How does a typical managed Wi-Fi solution work?
  • Where do I get started with a managed Wi-Fi system?
  • Why would I consider moving to Wi-Fi 6?

Simon Stanley, Analyst at Large, Heavy Reading | bio Patrick Moreno, Product Marketing Manager, Zyxel Communications | bio
Niall Robinson, Head of OpenSync Partnerships, Plume | bio

Simon is Founder and Principal Consultant at Earlswood Marketing Ltd., an independent market analyst and consulting company based in the U.K.

Simon’s research covers a variety of communications-related subjects, including next-generation core networks, radio access, and 5G, 100G/400/800G technology, IoT, Open Compute, smart NICs, uCPE, multicore processors and switching. In addition, to leading survey-based research projects addressing these areas, he has also hosted many Light Reading webinars and events covering next-generation networking technology. Simon has over 18 years market analyst experience and holds a Bachelor's in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Brunel University, London.

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Patrick Moreno is the Product Marketing Manager for Zyxel Communications, Inc. He handles product line related marketing supporting nationwide and regional telecommunications vendors to the benefit of both Zyxel and its clients. Moreno holds numerous Zyxel Certified Network Professional certificates including FTTx, DSL, VoIP, Switch, and Wireless. He is capable of speaking across multiple networking topics and often works directly with customers. His wealth of experience focuses on the customer, and true caring about the success of the organization - along with the people within it - make for an excellent combination within Zyxel.

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Niall has extensive experience of the telecoms sector having worked in senior commercial roles with industry heavyweights such MCI Worldcom, Nortel and ADVA. With an early career focus on delivering high-speed data solutions to major service providers, Niall’s role at Plume sees him leading the ODM/OEM/SoC partnerships, working with industry leaders such as Technicolor Connected Home, Sagemcom, Broadcom and Qualcomm to bring Plume’s SaaS experience platform to Communications Service Providers around the world. Niall holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Newcastle and a Master of Science degree from the University College of London.

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Tom is the Head of Interconnection Strategy at Cloudflare, based in San Francisco, California. Tom's role is looking after Cloudflare's global Network and connections to other networks globally, expanding to help make the Internet better throughout the world. Tom has spent the last 15 years working with Internet, beginning in Australia, but also Hong Kong and Asia and further throughout the world.

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Over 15 years of experience in the telecoms industry spanning portfolio strategy, marketing, product management and business development roles.

Currently Emerging Technology Director at Colt, responsible for portfolio strategy, marketing and sales enablement of digital transformation solutions for both service providers and city authorities.

In charge of bringing into the market end to end cross partners propositions that enable the delivery and monetization of Telco cloud solution, as well as the realization of the digital agenda of city authorities.

Broad and in depth technology expertise spanning SDN/NFV, NFVI, wireless technologies, AI and IoT/smart city platform recognized by the company through a series of “Best Achievements” awards for contributing in technology innovation/IPRs.

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