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Open Networking Summit 2017
April 3-6, 2017 - Santa Clara Convention Center

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Wednesday, April 5 • 10:30am - 11:20am
Open Source for Broadband Access - Greg Whelan, Greywale Insights

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Broadband is mandatory for the economic success of communities around the globe. Yet, the economics of last mile fiber networks are daunting. To be successful, service providers of all ilk need business and technical architectures that address real-world challenges of the access network. Open source initiatives, such as CORD project, have emerged as a technical architecture that provides an open platform to support a wide range of today’s access network business models. The business of access is changing however. Consumer demands for higher speeds, cord cutting, cities building their own broadband network, new last mile entrants such as GoogleFiber, edge processing and emerging wireless technologies are all impacting the business of access.  This presentation will discuss the challenges of broadband, the current broken broadband ecosystem and how open source leads to Open Broadband Access, a technical and business architecture that benefits the entire ecosystem and creates a platform for innovation.


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Greg Whelan

Principal, Greywale Insights
Greg Whelan has over 20 years of broadband experience. He’s a thought leader in the future of Broadband. His research focus in virtual access networks, Open Broadband Access, Gigabit Broadband, Community Broadband, and IoT networking. He’s a pioneer in the broadband telecommunications area and drove the first global DSL standards and was a co-founder, and VP of the Broadband Forum. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell and an... Read More →


Wednesday April 5, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Grand Ballroom G
  • Experience Level Any