Traditional telco service providers are faced with a number of challenges from increases in technology driving greater bandwidth demands for residential and business services, to fiber needed to support accelerating 5G and wireless densification deployments, to competition from Pay-TV Providers and other upstarts who are increasing their fiber footprints.  There are a number of optimization solutions traditional telco service providers can utilize to optimize their Total Cost of Ownership & increase the Speed of Deployment to exceed the challenges and competition.  The solutions are based on proven technologies, architectures, and deployment strategies that support both greenfield and brownfield projects to ensure the telco service providers success.

Featured Speaker

Craig Culwell

Director, Market Development
CommScope

Craig Culwell is Director, Market Development for the Broadband Business Segment at CommScope, 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. Before his 20 years at CommScope, Culwell spent time at AT&T as a network service operations manager. Culwell holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing from California Polytechnic State University, and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. He is based in Sacramento.


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