Monday, 09 October 2017 01:32

Broadband Forum to host two Gfast and NG-PON2 events in Berlin and Las Vegas

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Operators, vendors and analysts are set to discuss the latest developments in Gfast and NG-PON2 technologies at the end of this month. 

With new Gfast and NG-PON2 technologies said to "have the power to open up new markets and join whole new communities to the world of ultrafast cloud-centric connectivity", ever faster broadband technologies are coming our way, and may even make it to Australia one day.

With the excitement around Gfast and NG-PON2, the Broadband Forum is set to host two Broadband Access Summits at Broadband World Forum, the first in Berlin on 24 October, as part of the Broadband World Forum event happening from 24-26 October, and the second in Las Vegas on 29 October.

We're told the events "will provide exclusive information and discussion on the latest deployments of new optical and hybrid architectures and products that underpin the delivery of demanding Cloud-based services, applications, converged wireless-wireline and integrated premises and access networks".

You're also set to "hear the latest from silicon and component manufacturers, updates on Interop Certification and service provider deployment experiences in single and multi-tenant residential and business locations".

So, who will be speaking?

The line-up of speakers includes Vodafone, Verizon, BT, Fiber Broadband Association, AT&T, Telebyte, Deutsche Telekom, Portugal Telecom, CYTA, Digital C, Lumos Networks, Momentum Telecom, Ovum, Commscope, ARRIS, Altice Labs, Nokia, ADTRAN, Calix, EXFO and Ericsson.

The Broadband Forum reminds us that it is "a non-profit industry organiation focused on engineering smarter and faster broadband networks", with the Forum’s flagship TR-069 CPE WAN Management Protocol now exceeding "350 million installations worldwide".

The Forum proudly boasts its work "defines best practices for global networks, enables new revenue-generating service and content delivery, establishes technology migration strategies, engineers critical device, service & development management tools, in the home and business IP networking infrastructure".

The Forum says it also develops "multi-service broadband packet networking specifications addressing architecture, device and service management, software data models interoperability and certification in the broadband market".

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