Fiber Connect is North America's premier broadband event hosted by the Fiber Broadband Association and once again this year, ETI Software exhibited its best-of-breed subscriber provisioning and device management solutions for fiber networks. Held June 2-5th in Orlando, with over 1500 attendees, Fiber Connect was an excellent opportunity for municipalities, telcos, utilities, and co-ops to connect with each other to share experiences on advancing fiber networks. Fiber Connect committee member and ETI Product Director Brad Hine noted that “attendance has doubled and tripled over the last years, indicating the value that fiber operators receive by participating.” Congratulations to the Fiber Broadband Association and Lisa Youngers, President, for a well-designed and operated event.
Fiber Connect 2019 Agenda: From Business to Engineering
Fiber Connect 2019 provided something for everyone. From early-stage discussions about building business cases to case studies from communities that are well on their journey to networking opportunities with peers. Three tracks based on Business, Engineering and Operations professionals offered a variety of topics such as: Marketing and Promoting Fiber, FTTH Basics and Network Design, and Managing a Legacy Fiber Network.
The event also hosted over 100 fiber and broadband technology sponsors - creating a unique opportunity for manufacturers, equipment, and service providers to meet and exchange challenges and solutions. Fiber network service providers had the chance to interact and network with vendors and partners from across the lifecycle: planning and design, engineering, network equipment and fiber manufacturers as well as provisioning OSS/BSS and other software solutions.
About the Fiber Broadband Association
Established in 2001, the Fiber Broadband Association is the only all-fiber trade association in the Americas. It provides advocacy, education, and resources to companies, organizations, and communities who want to deploy the best networks through fiber to the home, fiber to the business and fiber everywhere. Our member-led association collaborates with industry allies to propel fiber deployment forward for a better broadband future here and around the world.
Fiber Broadband Association members represent the entire broadband ecosystem: providers, suppliers, consultants, consumers, policymakers, device makers, and application providers. More information about the Fiber Broadband Association here; www.fiberbroadband.org
About ETI Software Solutions
Adapting to diverse and varying network environments is a key differentiator of ETI Software. We continually leverage our customer’s legacy investments in FTTx, HFC, Copper and Hybrid systems while extending to next generation technologies and services.
At the core of our long-term success is our expertise in providing zero-touch provisioning, automation, service orchestration, network configuration, inventory control, performance management and professional services that are network, device and technology agnostic. ETI’s service assurance and advanced analytics software provides a single point of control, enabling communications service providers to monetize the entire life cycle of the customer journey.
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