How Hybrid Supercapacitor Energy Storage Can Help Broadband Service Providers Improve Reliability, Reduce Costs and Achieve Sustainability Goals
Date / Time: Thursday, December 1, 2022, 11:00 a.m. New York
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Cable operators and telcos are under increasing pressure to reduce carbon footprints and reach both self-imposed and mandated sustainability goals over the next several years. A step in that direction is the replacement of traditional backup power systems based on lead-acid or Lithium-based batteries with cleaner, safer, and more durable energy storage technology. This webinar introduces attendees to the latest breakthroughs in hybrid supercapacitor energy storage and details how standby power solutions based on that technology can simultaneously help service providers reduce capital and operational expenditures, eliminate environmental hazards, improve service reliability and leave a cleaner and greener planet for future generations.

Key topics include:

  • Breakthrough benefits of hybrid supercapacitor technology
  • Revitalizing today’s backup power operations
  • Deficiencies of existing standby power solutions
  • How supercaps can shave current energy costs

Simon Stanley, Analyst at Large, Heavy Reading | bio George P. Goncalves, Director of Product Line Management, Hybrid Supercapacitor Energy Storage, ATX Networks | bio
Douglas Ridley, Director of Engineering for Professional Services, ATX Networks | 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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Joining ATX Networks in early 2022, Goncalves, an industry veteran with more than 30 years of access network experience, is leading the company’s next-generation energy storage initiative. During his tenure at Cisco, Goncalves focused on cable access and business development. He earned a Master’s in Business Administration-Marketing in 2000 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1990 from Hofstra University.

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Ridley, who joined ATX in 2022, is primarily focused on outside plant, inside plant, and wireless design, development, and implementation, including supercapacitor energy storage. He has extensive experience in solutions and systems engineering with several companies in the broadband communications space, including ARRIS and Motorola.

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He is graduated from an engineering school and COPC certified. He has more than 20 years' experience in the field of telecommunications and more particularly in the audit, the strategic recommendations and the operational support to help the European & AMEA subsidiaries.

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Robert leads the Cox access engineering team that manages the technical deployments for Cox FTTH builds for both residential and commercial customers. Robert previously led the Cox commercial services engineering that built a national Cox Business services backbone and metro access network. He started his career at BellSouth and later AT&T. He was part of the product management team that launched DSL services as well as the initial fiber-to-the-cell site builds. He is a former board member and treasurer of the Metro Ethernet Forum.

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Tom Williams is Chief Technology Officer with Schurz Broadband Group. Tom began his career in the cable industry as an R&D engineer at Scientific-Atlanta developing and deploying the first digital set-top boxes. He moved into consulting with KPMG and later joined Comcast as the Regional Director of Engineering where he was first to deploy new technologies for the company including the VOD, HD-DVR, CHSI, HDTV and more. In 2006 Tom joined ARRIS as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, where he won 2 AMY awards and implemented a company-wide brand transformation and management strategy. Tom returned to consulting, as a Managing Partner with Brightset Consulting specializing in global marketing and communications strategies for technology companies. He joined the Schurz Communications leadership team in 2016 where he drives technology strategy for the company.

Tom is a long-standing member of SCTE, CTAM, NCTC and WICT. He enjoys mentoring young people interested in technology and advanced video related careers. He has served as a Board member on the Baltimore County Technology Council and the Technology Board for the University of Maryland driving technology solutions to serve students and faculty of the college. Tom was inducted into the prestigious Cable TV Pioneers in 2019.

An active participant in his hometown of Atlanta, he enjoys coaching youth sports teams, serving on community technology boards and supporting local and military-owned business growth. Tom is a member of the American Legion and a United States Marine Corps veteran. He is a member of the Marine Corps Memorial Association that educates and connects others on the history of the Corps and the sacrifices of those who serve.

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