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OFS to Share Expertise at Fiber Connect 2023

Fiber Connect 2023, Booth #705, Orlando, Florida, August 1, 2023

OFS, a leading manufacturer of innovative fiber optic products and solutions will showcase continued technical and industry leadership in a series of highly rated educational sessions at the annual Fiber Connect Conference to be held in Orlando, Florida from August 20th – 23rd, 2023.


FTTH Basics and Network Design

12:40 PM – 1:30 PM – Mark Boxer and Jeff Bush, Speakers

Deployment and Durability

12:40 PM – 1:30 PM – John George, Panelist


Quantum Computing: Where Networks Go Next

12:30 PM – 1:20 PM ET – Danny Peterson, Panelist
What’s available today and what needs to happen to fully realize the quantum internet – advancements, capabilities today, how they are being used, and what’s coming next as we build the infrastructure needed to support how people want to live, work, play, and engage.

Launching A Training Program

2:30 PM – 3:20 PM – Mark Boxer, Panelist
The biggest investment in broadband infrastructure is upon us. Interest in bringing a fiber training program is at an all-time high and many struggle to plan and figure out where to begin and what model to adopt between internship or apprenticeship. This panel will discuss:

  • How to start the process
  • Common pitfalls
  • The apprenticeship model
  • Managing gradulate expectations
  • In-person vs remote learning


Industry Leaders Round Table: Workforce Development

10:00 – 10:35 AM- Mark Boxer, Moderator


State of the Labor Pool Ahead of BEAD

12:30 PM – 1:20 PM ET – Mark Boxer, Panelist
This panel will discuss the shortfall in labor impacting critical infrastructure deployments including broadband network deployments that will establish unattainable timelines if we cannot remedy the personnel shortage. Leaders in Public Policy, Labor, and Apprenticeships will unpack this complicated topic and provide their positioning and involvement in solving this matter.

Operator Case Studies Bringing Fiber into MDU Living Units

12:30 PM – 1:20 PM ET – John George, Panelist
Fiber to the Home for Multiple Dwelling Units (MDUs) is being deployed in volume today by multiple operators bringing optical fiber into each living unit of the MDU. Fiber into the MDU living brings the full multigigabit, symmetrical and low latency benefits of fiber broadband to each subscriber, to allow scalable upgrades without any changes to cabling as data rates increase to 10, 25, 50 and even 100 Gb/s using systems already demonstrated. Hear from leading fiber broadband operators how they deployed fiber to and into the living unit successfully, lessons learned, and the benefits provided to their subscribers.

Optimizing the Connected Home Through End-to-End Network Visibility

2:30 PM – 3:20 PM ET – John George, Panelist

For further detail on all of the presentations and sessions by OFS please visit the Fiber Connect website. For more information on these and other OFS products, stop by the OFS booth #705 or visit www.ofsoptics.com

About OFS

OFS is a world-leading innovator, manufacturer and provider of infrastructure solutions for communication networks and specialty fiber optic products. Our Furukawa Solutions brand is creating future-ready and sustainable solutions for customers in such areas as telecommunications, medicine, industrial networking, sensing, aerospace, defense, and energy. OFS is guiding light for a better life through the limitless possibilities of fiber optics.

Headquartered in Norcross (near Atlanta) Georgia, U.S.A., OFS is a global provider with facilities in several countries worldwide. OFS is part of Furukawa Electric Group, a multi-billion-dollar leader in optical communications.

Please visit www.ofsoptics.com/.

OFS PR Contact
Sherry Salyer
+1 (770) 798 4210

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