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Fiber to the Most Economical Point: and FTTdp (IHS Markit)

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Length: 60 minutes



While operators deploy fiber deeper into their networks, new innovations in are enabling more competitive broadband speeds on existing copper plants. Thus, in certain geographical areas with robust copper networks, operators are increasingly searching for ways to allay the cost of going fiber all the way to the home. This is because fiber, although obvious as a future-proof solution, sometimes is simply not economical to deploy to households. This webinar explores new innovations in and fiber-to-the-distribution-point (FTTdp) that enable next-generation bandwidth coupled with a fiber-deep solution, as well as strategies for delivering next-generation bandwidth to consumers without committing to a full fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) installation.

Who Should Attend

Traditional telcos, including ILECs, CLECs, CSPs and international copper-incumbent entities; competitive national and city operators, especially those with an MDU focus or LLU offering; as well as MDU consultants, building associations, and similar groups of interest. Financial analysts and the media are also encouraged to attend.

Free Report

Everyone who registers for this webinar will receive a special report by Principal Analyst John Kendall. A download link will be sent to you and the report will also be available to download from the live webinar console.

Key Topics for Discussion

Current landscape for fiber and G.fastIdeal and practical initial deployments; installation challenges for G.fastChallenges and opportunities in pushing fiber deeper into the networkHow deployments will functionally take shape, and what the future holdsAnswers to audience questions during live Q&A




  • John Kendall, Principal Analyst, Connected Home & Smart Home, IHS Markit
  • Craig Thomas, Senior Director, International Marketing, Calix
  • Andrew Long, Senior Product Line Manager, Access Business Unit, EXFO
  • Allen Tatara, Manager, Webinar Events, IHS Markit (Moderator)