FTTP: The Decisions Made Today Will Live for the Next 50+ Years

October 2 – 2:30 pm to 3:15 pm
Shore Room

The decision to invest in fiber to the home is one an operator takes very seriously.  With numerous access architectures and deployment methods available, “day 2” operational considerations, as well as future network needs, must be carefully evaluated. This session will explore a variety of areas new players in this field should assess early in the planning stages to establish the best possible outcome with the fewest surprises.

Considerations include:

  • Establishing guiding principles
  • Evaluating future mode of operation
  • Resetting the customer experience
  • Breaking away from legacy field practices
  • Working on live fiber
  • Safeguarding network reliability
  • Evolving skill sets of personnel
  • Provisioning services simplified
  • Surviving extreme weather events
  • Operationalizing the network


Barry Walton

Corning Optical Communications: Solutions Architect