Updates on Wireless Broadband Internet

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 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: Sameer Herlekar / MP Divakar

Session Abstract:Wireless ISPs have traditionally operated in rural areas, where connection speeds are low and competition is weak or non-existent. More recently, a few wireless ISPs have started serving urban environments, where high-rise buildings enable the creation of a point-to-point radio network. This talk will explain technology aspects of building a new wireless ISP in the Bay Area serving both urban and suburban customers, and offering speeds that can exceed those of existing providers. A wireless network architecture will be presented that combines both point-to-point and point-to-multipoint radio technology, and which scales to efficiently serve suburban customers. Uses of geographical data algorithms will be described that achieve highly accurate customer qualification, and that guide network expansion decisions.

Speaker: George Ginis, Head of Technology, Sail Internet

Bio: George Ginis is Head of Technology and co-founder of Sail Internet. He previously held VP of Marketing and VP of Engineering positions at ASSIA, overseeing marketing and development of network management products for service providers. He is an IEEE Fellow for contributions to DSL technology. 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.

Title: Building a New Wireless ISP