2018 NTA Technology Day

NTA Technology Day will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at the Quality Inn & Conference Center in Grand Island, Nebraska. Technology Day features sessions presented by NTA associate members, great vendors, and lunch!

AGENDA:
8:00 AM     REGISTRATION OPENS

8:30 AM
Amplifying the Subscriber Experience to Support the Connected Home and Monetize Gigabit Broadband                
Kurt Raaflaub I  ADTRAN
In this session, attendees will learn how service activation microservices provide a cohesive end-to-end service activation workflow through straightforward open API’s and operational logic. Common challenges faced by service providers, including human error, manual operations, pre-provisioning across multiple organizations, tightly coupled systems that are not easily modified, lengthy installation times and customer service issues can all be alleviated, resulting in a multitude of benefits that enhance the subscriber experience.

9:15  AM
The Internet is Slow! – Effectively Finding the Root Cause of Poor QoE
DUSTIN CURTIS I RVW, Inc.
With customer demand for fast, reliable, and low-cost Internet service, ISPs are under intense pressure to keep their networks running flawlessly.  When subscribers can’t access their usual content, network engineers need to work quickly to determine if the root cause lies within the ISP’s network or the home network.  By using readily-available tools, and a methodical approach, the cause can be pinpointed and resolved quickly.  By using these same tools, network staff can also begin to proactively look for issues in the network before any trouble tickets are generated.

10:15 AM   BREAK
VISIT VENDORS

 10:30 AM
Where Does Wireless Fit Into Your Strategy?
CHRISTOPHER KONECHNE
I Finley Engineering
More broadband providers are finding wireless plays an important role in their buildout strategy. We’ll provide real world options and results that will lead to new ideas, new opportunities and new strategies to consider.

11:15 AM
Moving the ONT Indoors

MARK PFLUM I RVW, Inc.
Valuable information for telco personnel about key items to consider when locating the FTTP ONT inside the customer premises.  Mark will discuss pros and cons of indoor ONT location, fiber entrance equipment options, ONT equipment options and other critical items for the Telco to consider.

12:00 PM   LUNCH   
VISIT VENDORS

1:15 PM
Network Monitoring Best Practices
DOUG KUNTZ I Nex-Tech
This session will leave you with a list of best practices in intelligent network monitoring, giving you the visibility and management tools to identify the early warning signs of network failures before they become service affecting.  As broadband carrier networks evolve into an all IP network, the importance of intelligent network monitoring becomes more important than ever.  Maintaining optimal performance is critical as applications like cellular backhaul, telemedicine and video require low latency and high
availability.

2:00 PM
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Robocall Blocking But Were Afraid to Ask
FRANK SALM I Metaswitch
The scourge of robocalls is the number one cause of consumer complaints to the FTC and FCC.  Regulators are piling pressure on carriers to solve the problem and major carriers have formed a Strike Force to accelerate the evolution of technical solutions.  This presentation aims to answer the questions ‘What does this mean for me as a carrier?’ and ‘What can I do about it?’.  It will describe the various techniques available on the market today to fight against robocalls, how well they work, and summarize the currently favored STIR / SHAKEN approach for detecting Caller ID spoofing.

2:45 PM   BREAK
VISIT VENDORS

3:00  PM
CORD as Validation of the SD-Access Promise
KURT RAAFLAUB I ADTRAN
Service providers are desperately trying to stay relevant as over the top content providers vie for subscriber mindshare. At the same time, due to competitive price pressures service providers need to reduce the cost of deploying and operating the new technologies they require to support subscriber demand. With an open architecture approach, service providers have the freedom to choose best-of-breed elements.

3:45 PM   ADJOURN

VENDORS:

  • Action Battery
  • ADTRAN
  • Calix
  • Finley Engineering
  • HM Cragg
  • Hubbell Power Systems
  • KGP Logistics
  • Metaswitch Networks
  • Nex-Tech
  • Pioneer Critical Power
  • Power & Tel
  • RVW, Inc.
  • Tel-Quip LLC
  • Terry Durin
  • Walker and Associates Inc

A limited number of vendor booths are still available!

Don’t miss out and REGISTER TODAY!

Now accepting Presenter Proposals from NTA Associate Members – contact Jamanda at jwolfe@ntaonline.net for more information

Room reservations may be made by contacting the Quality Inn & Conference Center directly at (308) 384-7770.