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In 2016, looked very promising.
Thousands worked at developing and deploying.
It wasn't enough. 
Most carriers are investing
in fiber or 5G instead.


Dark Blue: Firm commitments from incumbent: BT (10M), Belgacom, Australian NBN, Swisscom,  Austria, Bezeq Israel, Chunghwa Taiwan, Telus Canada, Telekom South Africa, SK Korea, (U.S.) AT&T, Century, Frontier, Windstream, Belgium, Omantel

Mid Blue: Smaller carriers in Germany, Norway, Finland, Japan

Light Blue: Incumbent likely:  France, Germany, Italy

Linney is deploying past ten million British Telecom homes, with more connecting daily. Trevor, speaking for BT, has always been open about the practical results. Starr has led DSL standards and the Forum for 25 years, seen it all and done it all. AT&T is moving aggressively on from basements around the U.S., so he too will have lessons from the field.

The new Broadband Forum Access Summit is free. Register through the BBWF website at BBWF registration on site wasn't free last I looked so make sure to register in advance. The Forum is doing a sister event in Las Vegas on Sunday, October 29th. See you at both. Look for the round fellow with a beard.

After Robin Mersh opens the event, Roland Montagne of iDATE, a respected analyst, will review deployments around the world.

Then they split into two tracks, one for and one for NG-PON2. 

 Here's the program.

08:40 - 09:10

Access Market update "FTTH Global Perspective – Lessons to be learned"

09:20 - 09:40

Gfast Certification, Testing, and Standardization

 09:40 - 10:05

GFast is ready for the Gigabit era

10:05 - 10:25

Dynamic Timing Assignment in GFast

 10:25 - 10:50

The evolution of power requirements in converged access networks

11:20 - 11:35

Fiber to the Distribution Point Minus the Fiber

11:35 - 11:55

The rise of copper to multi-gigabit

11:55 - 12:15

Deploying Gfast: lessons learnt today and moving forward

12:15 - 12:30

The importance of testing GFAST

12:30 - 12:50

Enabling the UK’s next generation network

12:50 - 13:05

AT&T Gfast Overview

13:05 - 13:20

DT’s Access 4.0 – first findings

13:20 - 13:45

Closing Panel