Broadband Access Over Copper at Speeds Greater than 100 Mbps

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 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: Sameer Herlekar
Organizer: George Ginis, ASSIA

Session Abstract:While fiber-based broadband access has captured significant media attention by promising virtually unlimited bandwidth, the vast majority of deployments are actually a mix of Fiber and Copper. Fiber and Copper have turned out to be complementary technologies, enabling cost effective delivery of high bandwidth. Thanks to new Vectoring crosstalk cancellation technologies, legacy Telco copper cables are now capable of delivering >100Mbps up to 1km in Fiber to the Node deployments, and upwards of 1Gbps in shorter Fiber to the Street scenarios. This event will describe some of the underlying technologies and constraints related to deployment of a practical Vectoring system.

Speaker: Kevin Fisher, VP of Advanced DSL Technology, Ikanos

Bio: Fisher has more than 27 years experience in developing and managing the development of firmware, software and complex silicon devices. At Ikanos, Fisher is responsible for accelerating the development and introduction of new DSL technologies. Prior to joining Ikanos, Fisher was CEO of Vector Silicon, Inc. Before VSI, he held several senior level engineering positions, including Vice President of IC and DSP engineering at 2Wire and department manager of advanced recording channels at Quantum Corp. He earned Ph.D. E.E. and M.S.E.E degrees from Stanford University after obtaining a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois.

Title: Silicon solutions for next-generation broadband access over copper

Abstract: This talk will refer to advances in chipset design that enable broadband speeds of over 100 Mbps. It will be shown that Vectoring technology enables removal of crosstalk induced among twisted pairs, and achieves transmission speeds that were previously considered impossible. New emerging technologies will be described that promise speeds of almost 1 Gbps over copper twisted pairs.

Speaker: George Ginis, Senior Vice President of DSL Marketing, ASSIA

Bio: George Ginis joined ASSIA in 2005 as Director of Technology, responsible for intellectual property, standards, and algorithm research. Between 2005 and 2009, he led many successful trials of the DSL Expresse product, which resulted in the first customer wins for ASSIA. Between 2009 and 2012, he was VP of Engineering with responsibilities for development and delivery engineering. He is currently Senior Vice President of DSL Marketing. Prior to ASSIA, he was a systems engineer at the Broadband Communications Group of Texas Instruments. He was elected Fellow of the IEEE in 2013 for his technical contributions to DSL. He holds a Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. His research at Stanford produced seminal results on Vectored DSL.

Title: Delivering copper-based broadband access services at 100 Mbps

Abstract: This talk will describe practical aspects of delivering broadband access services using vectored VDSL technologies. The importance of dynamic management systems for continuous optimization and automated fault identification/intervention will be explained. Management algorithm fundamentals will be presented, and results will be shown from real networks. The concept of Software-Defined Access Networking will be presenting as a means to promote service provider competition.