Wednesday, May 9th, 2007 at 6:00 PM

TI Auditorium


Speaker: Don McCullough

Bio: As VP of marketing, Don leads out-bound marketing and product management for the GPON product line at Ericsson. Don joined Ericsson along with the rest of the Entrisphere team in February 2007 when Ericsson acquired Entrisphere. Prior to the acquisition Don had been the Director and then VP of marketing for Entrisphere since 2003. He has 18 years of experience in developing and marketing high-bandwidth telecom access systems to deliver the triple play of services. He has worked in both start ups and public companies. Don holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.


Abstract: Telecom carriers are upgrading their access networks, or last mile, to offer competitive new service such as VoIP, IPTV and high speed data services. After a decade of getting more bandwidth out of their copper plant using DSL technology, carriers are turning to fiber using Passive Optical Networks or PONs to get even more. Verizon has deployed PON to over 3M customers; carriers in Asia have deployed even more PON. But a new global standard is emerging, Gigabit PON or GPON. This presentation will show an over view of existing PON standards, Broadband PON (B-PON) and Ethernet PON (EPON), as well as GPON. It will provide market approaches to the various PON technologies and will present technology differences between them. Finally, the presentation will try to make sense of the directions that the PON market is likely to take over the next few years.