Fiber Deployments for Broadband Wired and Wireless Access

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 at 6:30 PM

TI Auditorium


6:30 - 7:00 PM Networking & Refreshments
7:00 - 8:00 PM Talks
8:00 - 8:30 PM Panel Session
8:30 - 8:45 PM Speaker Appreciation & Adjournment

Chair: Rajeev Krishnamoorthy
Organizer: Rajeev Krishnamoorthy

Session Abstract:This decade will see unprecedented growth in broadband networks, both mobile as well as fixed (to the home). On the home access side, new fiber optic deployments are enabling a quantum leap in the access rates that are available to consumers. On the mobile side, one of the key bottlenecks has been in backhaul to the cellular base stations, and the growth of small cells providing high-speed 4G and WiFi access has exacerbated this issue. This session will deal with these two market drivers and the resulting growth in fiber-based deployments.

Speaker: Milo Medin

Bio: Milo Medin is currently vice president of access services at Google, where he oversees the companys Gigabit Fiber to the Home project and other efforts to improve access to the Internet. Milo was previously co-founder and CTO of Excite@Home, where he led the development of the company's national infrastructure, and helped deliver the first large scale residential broadband access service in partnership with major cable operators. Milo holds a bachelors degree in computer science from UC Berkeley.

Abstract: Milo Medin will discuss the Gigabit access networks that Google is currently building out in Kansas City and elsewhere.

Speaker: John Georges

Bio: John B. Georges is currently an EIR at Vodafone USA. Prior to this, he co-founded NextG Networks in 2001 -- NextG was acquired by Crown Castle International in 2011, and John is a Senior Advisor to the leadership team of CCI. In 1996, John co-founded LGC Wireless, Inc. and held executive positions in business development, sales and engineering including CTO. He has more than twenty years of experience in the telecommunications industry and is widely regarded as a pioneer of RF-over-fiber technology. He received his Ph.D. in EE from the UC Berkeley in 1994.

Abstract: John Georges will talk about the rapid growth of small cells and the capacity needs which are driving the fiber build-out to provide the necessary backhaul.