Fiber First - The Foundation for 5G Networks

Wednesday, October 31
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Juniper Ballroom, sponsored by Facebook

Ilissa Miller - Founder & CEO, iMiller Public Relations and President, Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association

Victoria Lamberth - Chief Revenue Officer, ZenFi Networks
Greg Ortyl - Senior Vice President, Wholesale & Wireless Sales, Uniti Fiber
Tommy Siniard - CTO and Co-Founder, 3-GIS

Before 5G networks can proliferate, there needs to be a foundation of fiber deployment - which will support a low, tight design featuring an array of cell sites, small cells, DAS and fiber-to-the-home or premise. Managing the complexity of the fiber plant is challenging when faster network construction is needed, architectures vary, service levels are more stringent and asset visibility is critical for NFV/SDN environments. In this panel, network operators and their partners will discuss solutions for Human in the Loop (HitL) engineering processes - from planning routes to adopting an end-to-end management solution. Learn about requirements and advancements fiber network management to achieve better economic results for next-generation 5G networks.