ITA 2022 SEMINAR SCHEDULE ~ WE LOOK FORWARD TO 2023

Every year we have seminars held throughout our Showcase, which this year will be held March 15 and 16. This is a listing of our show seminar schedule; followed by an alphabetical listing of our companies with a fuller outline of the seminars they are presenting.

TUESDAY
MARCH 15:

8:00 am

SUPERIOR ESSEX

“Telecom Power Grid Presentation”

9:00 am

ZYXEL

“New Connections for the Digital Home –
Introduction to WiFi 6E”

10:00 am

FIBER PROFESSIONALS
“The Secret Playbook: Five Winning Strategies
to Keep your Field Operations in the End Zone”

11:00 am

CALIX

“The Whole Thing”

12 noon
LUNCH BREAK

Lunch is served downstairs in the
Mt. St. Helens ballroom

1:00 pm

CALIX

“A Comprehensive Cloud Strategy”

2:00 pm

GRAYBAR
“OMNIA – U.S. Communities”

3:00 pm

RIBBON COMMUNICATIONS
“Building a Multiservice Aggregation Network
for Rural Broadband”

4:00 pm

RADISYS CORPORATION

“Evolving Your Fiber Broadband Services
and Why ‘Openness’ Matters”

WEDNESDAY,

MARCH 16:

8:00 am

NEX-TECH

“Tackling Challenges Facing Telcos – A unique look at end-to-end network monitoring, switch analytics and Robocalling, plus subscriber grown tips from a fellow service provider”

9:00 am

EOS POSITIONING SYSTEMS
“Bring Your Buried Assets to Life: Mapping
Underground Utilities with High-Accuracy in Real Time”

10:00 am

NEW NET SERVICES
“Keeping Network Maps Current: The New Necessary Evil”

11:00 am

MaxCell seminar has been cancelled – sorry!
12 noon
“END OF SHOW”
LUNCH AND FINAL
DOOR PRIZE GIVEAWAY!
Lunch is served downstairs in the Mt. St. Helens ballroom.
Any unclaimed door prizes will be given away at this time!

ITA 2022 SEMINAR DESCRIPTIONS

CALIX

The Whole Thing  

The case for building a next generation subscriber experience.

  • How often do you make decisions about your network with the subscriber in mind? Are you ready for the next generation network? In this session we will discuss what it looks like to simplify the entire subscriber experience, excite your customers and members, and grow your value with new subscriber services.

A Comprehensive Cloud Strategy

Cloud? That thing where all the internet lives? Is it secure? Is it valuable? What about privacy? Come join us as we explore the cost savings and operational efficiency Service Providers can gain from implementing a software platform in the cloud.


EOS POSITIONING SYSTEMS

Bring Your Buried Assets to Life: Mapping Underground Utilities with High-Accuracy in Real Time

Join Eos Positioning Systems for a discussion of the world’s first real-time, high-accuracy underground utility mapping solution for ArcGIS users: “Eos Locate for ArcGIS”. In this seminar you’ll:

  1. Learn about “Eos Locate for ArcGIS,” the new free, high-accuracy underground-mapping solution from partners Eos and Esri
  2. Explore how to improve the spatial accuracy of your entire telecommunications network — by ensuring that the location data for existing buried infrastructure is (finally) just as good as that of newly installed assets
  3. Get best practices for telecommunications professionals interested in using GNSS/GPS receivers to more accurately map your assets
  4. Participate in a rich Q&A with a mobile mapping expert who can speak to GNSS, GIS, and related concepts required for deploying high-accuracy mobile mapping, including for above and below-ground assets
  5. Watch a recorded demo of mapping a buried utility

FIBER PROFESSIONALS

The Secret Playbook: 5 Winning Strategies to keep your field operations in the end zone.

  1. Scheduled coms
  2. Data Perfection
  3. Minutes matter
  4. Radical Trust
  5. Autonomy Opportunities

GRAYBAR

OMNIA – U.S. Communities

This seminar will be presented by Adam Sass, who will be discussing group purchasing organizations.


NEWNET SERVICES

Keeping Network Maps Current.  The New Necessary Evil

As the United States continues to invest in Rural Broadband Expansion, the rules for justifying that spending are getting tighter. And some of these rules may include a percentage payback of any broadband loans if certain criteria are not met, including demonstrating geographically how your network expansion fulfills the broadband spending requirements. Similar to past “mapping” requirements in the old copper days, now they are tied to high-tech fiber deployment.

In the recent past, the cost of updating network maps was both time consuming and costly based on the system being used and the geographic information available. Things of changed drastically in recent years. Base map sources such as Google, Bing, and other readily available sources are available to develop serving area base maps (minus subdivision information such as lot lines and ROW). But almost all counties throughout the US have GIS departments who maintain the lot and ROW information and can now be easily loaded into most mapping systems.

This workshop explores the most cost effective ways to:

– Develop and maintain the necessary base map infrastructure for existing and newly proposed serving areas

– Adding newly constructed network infrastructure from Network Design

– “Linking” core network elements to existing GIS database structure

– Integrating these network elements data to both OSS/BSS deployed solutions

In addition to above, this workshop will examine the pros and cons of using internal resources verses external resources for each of the items listed above.


NEX-TECH

Tackling Challenges Facing Telcos – A unique look at end-to-end network monitoring, switch analytics and Robocalling, plus subscriber growth tips from a fellow service provider

Join Bill, Maggie, and Seth as they discuss some of what Nex-Tech is doing within their own network and business that has led the path to providing the best possible customer experience. As a service provider, Nex-Tech connects thousands of people and businesses through a robust broadband network with cutting-edge technology. Nex-Tech has also branched out from its service provider roots by offering carrier-grade network monitoring support (NOC), and owns Cordell Networks – a leader in central office environmental and network alarm management along with soft switch voice quality measurement and analytics (VQM). Additionally, Nex-Tech is a CALEA trusted third party (TTP) provider and offers enterprise cloud services, security, managed IT, and customized marketing solutions. Headquartered in Lenora, Kansas, Nex-Tech has been delivering the best to business and residential customers for over 70 years.


RADISYS CORPORATION

Evolving Your Fiber Broadband Service and Why “Openness” Matters

As data usage continues to explode with the number of connections growing each year and higher bandwidth demands, including from unforeseen events like the current pandemic, service providers are faced with the challenge of how to build networks that can scale and are future-proof to a large extent.

In this seminar, Radisys will focus on how service providers can benefit from open interfaces, key hardened open source components and disaggregated broadband access architectures to optimize their FTTx network and create opportunities to drive incremental value through an expanded service offerings like Industrial IoT, Telehealth and Smart Cities.

Key topics include:

– The shift toward open architectures

–  native software with microservices

– Leveraging open source solutions from ONF/SEBA/VOLTHA

– Expansion and enablement of new service offerings


RIBBON 

Building a Multiservice Aggregation Network for Rural Broadband

As service providers develop plans to build out rural broadband networks, the recent focus has been on which PON technology to use, and how and where to trench the fiber to each subscriber.  However, there is another important element to a complete network design:  The aggregation network. Tomorrow’s rural broadband networks will support a variety of applications with distinct characteristics and service level requirements. Some applications will be latency-sensitive. And other will have strict availability requirements. Traditional best-effort connectivity services aren’t well suited for the digital age. To monetize the next wave of services, providers must deliver the right SLAs, for the right applications, at the right time.  This presentation will discuss best practices for deploying a multiservice aggregation network today to meet your needs for today and tomorrow.


SUPERIOR ESSEX

Telecom Power Grid Presentation

Drive new revenues and high-speed performance via the telecom power grid.

  1. How to identify, qualify and extend the telecom power grid to enhance RDOF participation as well as generate new streams of revenue growth.
  2. Benefits of reutilization of existing copper assets for increased ROI on Fiber deployments.
  3. Learn techniques for proper qualification to ensure longevity of grid and uninterrupted power.
  4. How to use Hybrid Cable to optimize powering and permitting schedules.
  5. Benefit of expensing existing vacant assets for powering communications.

ZYXEL COMMUNICATIONS

New Connections for the Digital Home – Introduction to Wi-Fi 6E

Faster speeds, more connected devices with improvements for device communications between the Wi-Fi 6 Router and the Subscriber,  Wi-Fi 6 delivers many benefits for the home network. However, Wi-Fi 6 can still fall to over congestion with other Wi-Fi devices connected to the home network. To address these concerns, Wi-Fi 6E is now available. What is Wi-Fi 6E? what makes Wi-Fi 6E and Wi-Fi 6 different? What could Wi-Fi 6E offer my company and our customers? Attend this session and learn about the ins and outs of Wi-Fi 6E and what it has to offer.


ITA 2022 SEMINAR SCHEDULE

Every year we have seminars held throughout our Showcase, which this year will be held March 15 and 16. This is a listing of our show seminar schedule; followed by an alphabetical listing of our companies with a fuller outline of the seminars they are presenting.

TUESDAY
MARCH 15:

8:00 am

SUPERIOR ESSEX

“Telecom Power Grid Presentation”

9:00 am

ZYXEL

“New Connections for the Digital Home –
Introduction to WiFi 6E”

10:00 am

FIBER PROFESSIONALS
“The Secret Playbook: Five Winning Strategies
to Keep your Field Operations in the End Zone”

11:00 am

CALIX

“The Whole Thing”

12 noon
LUNCH BREAK

Lunch is served downstairs in the
Mt. St. Helens ballroom

1:00 pm

CALIX

“A Comprehensive Cloud Strategy”

2:00 pm

GRAYBAR
“OMNIA – U.S. Communities”

3:00 pm

RIBBON COMMUNICATIONS
“Building a Multiservice Aggregation Network
for Rural Broadband”

4:00 pm

RADISYS CORPORATION

“Evolving Your Fiber Broadband Services
and Why ‘Openness’ Matters”

WEDNESDAY,

MARCH 16:

8:00 am

NEX-TECH

“Tackling Challenges Facing Telcos – A unique look at end-to-end network monitoring, switch analytics and Robocalling, plus subscriber grown tips from a fellow service provider”

9:00 am

EOS POSITIONING SYSTEMS
“Bring Your Buried Assets to Life: Mapping
Underground Utilities with High-Accuracy in Real Time”

10:00 am

NEW NET SERVICES
“Keeping Network Maps Current: The New Necessary Evil”

11:00 am

MaxCell seminar has been cancelled – sorry!
12 noon
“END OF SHOW”
LUNCH AND FINAL
DOOR PRIZE GIVEAWAY!
Lunch is served downstairs in the Mt. St. Helens ballroom.
Any unclaimed door prizes will be given away at this time!

ITA 2022 SEMINAR DESCRIPTIONS

CALIX

The Whole Thing  

The case for building a next generation subscriber experience.

  • How often do you make decisions about your network with the subscriber in mind? Are you ready for the next generation network? In this session we will discuss what it looks like to simplify the entire subscriber experience, excite your customers and members, and grow your value with new subscriber services.

A Comprehensive Cloud Strategy

Cloud? That thing where all the internet lives? Is it secure? Is it valuable? What about privacy? Come join us as we explore the cost savings and operational efficiency Service Providers can gain from implementing a software platform in the cloud.


EOS POSITIONING SYSTEMS

Bring Your Buried Assets to Life: Mapping Underground Utilities with High-Accuracy in Real Time

Join Eos Positioning Systems for a discussion of the world’s first real-time, high-accuracy underground utility mapping solution for ArcGIS users: “Eos Locate for ArcGIS”. In this seminar you’ll:

  1. Learn about “Eos Locate for ArcGIS,” the new free, high-accuracy underground-mapping solution from partners Eos and Esri
  2. Explore how to improve the spatial accuracy of your entire telecommunications network — by ensuring that the location data for existing buried infrastructure is (finally) just as good as that of newly installed assets
  3. Get best practices for telecommunications professionals interested in using GNSS/GPS receivers to more accurately map your assets
  4. Participate in a rich Q&A with a mobile mapping expert who can speak to GNSS, GIS, and related concepts required for deploying high-accuracy mobile mapping, including for above and below-ground assets
  5. Watch a recorded demo of mapping a buried utility

FIBER PROFESSIONALS

The Secret Playbook: 5 Winning Strategies to keep your field operations in the end zone.

  1. Scheduled coms
  2. Data Perfection
  3. Minutes matter
  4. Radical Trust
  5. Autonomy Opportunities

GRAYBAR

OMNIA – U.S. Communities

This seminar will be presented by Adam Sass, who will be discussing group purchasing organizations.


NEWNET SERVICES

Keeping Network Maps Current.  The New Necessary Evil

As the United States continues to invest in Rural Broadband Expansion, the rules for justifying that spending are getting tighter. And some of these rules may include a percentage payback of any broadband loans if certain criteria are not met, including demonstrating geographically how your network expansion fulfills the broadband spending requirements. Similar to past “mapping” requirements in the old copper days, now they are tied to high-tech fiber deployment.

In the recent past, the cost of updating network maps was both time consuming and costly based on the system being used and the geographic information available. Things of changed drastically in recent years. Base map sources such as Google, Bing, and other readily available sources are available to develop serving area base maps (minus subdivision information such as lot lines and ROW). But almost all counties throughout the US have GIS departments who maintain the lot and ROW information and can now be easily loaded into most mapping systems.

This workshop explores the most cost effective ways to:

– Develop and maintain the necessary base map infrastructure for existing and newly proposed serving areas

– Adding newly constructed network infrastructure from Network Design

– “Linking” core network elements to existing GIS database structure

– Integrating these network elements data to both OSS/BSS deployed solutions

In addition to above, this workshop will examine the pros and cons of using internal resources verses external resources for each of the items listed above.


NEX-TECH

Tackling Challenges Facing Telcos – A unique look at end-to-end network monitoring, switch analytics and Robocalling, plus subscriber growth tips from a fellow service provider

Join Bill, Maggie, and Seth as they discuss some of what Nex-Tech is doing within their own network and business that has led the path to providing the best possible customer experience. As a service provider, Nex-Tech connects thousands of people and businesses through a robust broadband network with cutting-edge technology. Nex-Tech has also branched out from its service provider roots by offering carrier-grade network monitoring support (NOC), and owns Cordell Networks – a leader in central office environmental and network alarm management along with soft switch voice quality measurement and analytics (VQM). Additionally, Nex-Tech is a CALEA trusted third party (TTP) provider and offers enterprise cloud services, security, managed IT, and customized marketing solutions. Headquartered in Lenora, Kansas, Nex-Tech has been delivering the best to business and residential customers for over 70 years.


RADISYS CORPORATION

Evolving Your Fiber Broadband Service and Why “Openness” Matters

As data usage continues to explode with the number of connections growing each year and higher bandwidth demands, including from unforeseen events like the current pandemic, service providers are faced with the challenge of how to build networks that can scale and are future-proof to a large extent.

In this seminar, Radisys will focus on how service providers can benefit from open interfaces, key hardened open source components and disaggregated broadband access architectures to optimize their FTTx network and create opportunities to drive incremental value through an expanded service offerings like Industrial IoT, Telehealth and Smart Cities.

Key topics include:

– The shift toward open architectures

–  native software with microservices

– Leveraging open source solutions from ONF/SEBA/VOLTHA

– Expansion and enablement of new service offerings


RIBBON 

Building a Multiservice Aggregation Network for Rural Broadband

As service providers develop plans to build out rural broadband networks, the recent focus has been on which PON technology to use, and how and where to trench the fiber to each subscriber.  However, there is another important element to a complete network design:  The aggregation network. Tomorrow’s rural broadband networks will support a variety of applications with distinct characteristics and service level requirements. Some applications will be latency-sensitive. And other will have strict availability requirements. Traditional best-effort connectivity services aren’t well suited for the digital age. To monetize the next wave of services, providers must deliver the right SLAs, for the right applications, at the right time.  This presentation will discuss best practices for deploying a multiservice aggregation network today to meet your needs for today and tomorrow.


SUPERIOR ESSEX

Telecom Power Grid Presentation

Drive new revenues and high-speed performance via the telecom power grid.

  1. How to identify, qualify and extend the telecom power grid to enhance RDOF participation as well as generate new streams of revenue growth.
  2. Benefits of reutilization of existing copper assets for increased ROI on Fiber deployments.
  3. Learn techniques for proper qualification to ensure longevity of grid and uninterrupted power.
  4. How to use Hybrid Cable to optimize powering and permitting schedules.
  5. Benefit of expensing existing vacant assets for powering communications.

ZYXEL COMMUNICATIONS

New Connections for the Digital Home – Introduction to Wi-Fi 6E

Faster speeds, more connected devices with improvements for device communications between the Wi-Fi 6 Router and the Subscriber,  Wi-Fi 6 delivers many benefits for the home network. However, Wi-Fi 6 can still fall to over congestion with other Wi-Fi devices connected to the home network. To address these concerns, Wi-Fi 6E is now available. What is Wi-Fi 6E? what makes Wi-Fi 6E and Wi-Fi 6 different? What could Wi-Fi 6E offer my company and our customers? Attend this session and learn about the ins and outs of Wi-Fi 6E and what it has to offer.


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