Extending Fiber Networks with Unlicensed mmWave

Track: Engineering

Session Number: 132
Date: Mon, Jun 3rd, 2019
Time: 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Description:

Once a novelty, Gigabit broadband has gone mainstream and Communications Service Providers (CSP) around the globe have accelerated fiber rollouts to meet demand.  Any operator will tell you that fiber is the end game, but obstacles can get in the way of achieving 100% coverage.  The industry has responded with traditional FTTx technologies to bridge the gap but in many cases, these alternatives overcome deployment obstacles while compromising speed. The promise of 5G has brought Fixed Wireless Access into the forefront again but that requires licensed spectrum and the complexity that comes with mobile networking. One of the most promising wireless technologies for fixed operators is WiGig (60Ghz 802.11) which can drive gigabit speeds to end users. Since it uses unlicensed spectrum, WiGig is available to any operator and as a mature technology, it offers a robust, low cost alternative to other FTTx technologies.  Overcoming fiber obstacles with WiGig  preserves the critical role of fiber networks in our broadband future while embracing wireless technologies to achieve full broadband coverage for communities.
Session Type: Breakout Session

Learning Objective #1: Understand the capabilities of IEE 802.11ad and 802.11ay technology for supporting reliable and secure Gigabit connections to homes and businesses
Learning Objective #2: Understand the cost advantages of WiGig when compared to alternative technologies for connecting homes in areas where fiber costs are particularly high.
Intended Audience Level: Intermediate
Session Type: Breakout Session

Learning Objective #1: Understand the capabilities of IEE 802.11ad and 802.11ay technology for supporting reliable and secure Gigabit connections to homes and businesses
Learning Objective #2: Understand the cost advantages of WiGig when compared to alternative technologies for connecting homes in areas where fiber costs are particularly high.
Intended Audience Level: Intermediate

Speakers

Primary Presenter
Keith Russell
Sr. Marketing Manager
Nokia