Addressing Rural Broadband FTTH Deployment Challenges Through Network Topology Selection

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Webinar Recorded on Thursday, June 3, 2021

Every network is somewhat unique, depending on the situation. Not all networks can be designed with the same topology or follow the same design rules, so networks must be customized to drive efficiency in design and deployment. Network operators must take into consideration a variety of factors, including geography, network services to be deployed, and available network technology.

In this webinar, you will learn several FTTH network topology solutions traditional telco and MSO service providers can utilize to optimize their total cost of ownership and increase the speed of deployment to meet deployment timelines. These considerations and solutions are based on proven technologies, architectures, and strategies that support deployments from low-density rural, to medium-density suburban, to high-density urban, as well as both greenfield and brownfield projects to ensure successful and revenue generating deployments. Topics to be covered include:

  • Geographical Location and Density: Rural vs. Suburban vs. Urban
  • Topology Split Options: Centralized, Distributed: Cascaded or Indexing, TAP
  • Deployment Technology: Plug-and-Play vs. Splicing
  • Speed of Deployment: Skill Level, Reducing Labor Requirements
  • Project Services: Implementation Often Requires Augmenting Capabilities

Determining the best topology solution set for your FTTH network deployment involves many difficult decisions. Therefore, CommScope has developed the FTTH network ePlanner. This webinar will preview the FTTH ePlanner, which is an interactive guide that helps network engineers and consultants understand and navigate the multiple decisions that go into transforming their conceptual network vision into a working design. It takes you step by step through the major infrastructure decisions — from the central office or headend, feeder and distribution network, to the inside of the customer’s home. Each section introduces you to the key topologies, product types and design considerations involved in building your network. Interactive decision trees guide you in configuring a customized broadband network design and understanding the product options to implement your strategy.

This webinar and the FTTH network ePlanner are the products of CommScope’s 40+ years of broadband network design and success. It includes the insights gained from our involvement with the global standards bodies and field experience with service providers of all size. What’s more, our fiber network architects work together with network planners, engineers, and consultants to find the best solutions every time to help customers like you maximize ROI and accelerate deployments.

For the RDOF winners and their consultants, selecting the right network topologies, technologies and product solutions can be difficult. This webinar will focus on CommScope’s interactive FTTH ePlanner, which is tailored to help you configure a customized broadband network design.


Presented by:

Craig Culwell

Craig Culwell, Director, Market Development – Broadband Business Segment, CommScope
Craig Culwell is responsible for solutions focused on key Service Provider accounts in North America. The solutions include connectivity for Central Offices, MTSO’s, Head Ends, Data Centers, Outside Plant, and Cell Sites/Small Cell, with additional emphasis on service providers transitioning to SDN/NFV, Edge Data Centers, densification for 4G & 5G, and the value of utilizing Automated Infrastructure Management (AIM) solutions. Culwell’s strategic mind leverages an understanding of customer needs in those vertical markets and driving change in cross-functional product management, engineering, and field application engineering teams to develop the solutions to increase market share now and into the future.

Mark Winick, Principal Field Application Engineer, CommScope
Mark Winick has 20+ years in the telecommunications field, currently as a principal field application engineer. Prior to this Mark spent time in sales engineering, project systems engineering, and as a manufacturing supervisor. He is a Certified Fiber-to-the-Home professional and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.

Chris Bailey

Chris Bailey, Alliance Operations, TVC Communications / WESCO Utility
Chris Bailey brings over 20 years of supply chain and broadband subject matter expertise. Working in both supplier and distribution companies throughout his career, Chris has been involved in numerous deployments with cooperatives and municipalities launching fiber broadband networks. Chris will detail how to select a supply chain partner, what the role of supply chain partner is in launching fiber networks, and what questions to ask your supply chain partners prior to selection.


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At CommScope, we push the boundaries of the communications technology to create the world’s most advanced networks. Across the globe, our people and solutions are redefining connectivity, solving today’s challenges, and driving the innovation that will meet the needs of what’s next.

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TVC Communications understands that successful supply chain networks are about how suppliers, customers and products come together to create an efficient logistics and supply chain network. With decades of experience, we have the expertise to manage both simple and complex FTTX and 5G projects.



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