2019 NTA Technology Day

NTA Technology Day will take place at the Quality Inn & Conference Center in Grand Island on Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

NTA Technology Day is an all-day event with seminars put on by our awesome Associate Members. These sessions are specially geared to benefit the great technicians who work at our member companies. Don’t miss the chance to spend the day learning about new techniques and equipment, networking with fellow NTA members, and visiting with great vendors!

8:00 AM Registration Opens
8:30 AM 
USDA Rural Development – Reconnect 
Mark Pflum, RVW
The new USDA Reconnect Program provides promising new funding sources through grant, loan/grant combinations, and pure loan mechanisms. This presentation will provide details on program offerings, eligibility requirements, and application procedures necessary to take advantage of this opportunity.
9:15 AM
The Next Broadband Battleground: The Subscriber
Kurt Raaflaub, Adtran
As network operators migrate service control and network management away from multiple disparate element management systems to a common, open SDN-based controller, the opportunity presents itself to fundamentally improve subscriber experience and service velocity through the use of advanced analytics, software-centric operations and virtualized service delivery.
10:00 AM Break/Visit Vendors
10:15 AM 
CALEA…What is That? 
Doug Kuntz, Nex-Tech
Are we CALEA compliant? What does that mean? Umm, yeah, I think we’re compliant. If presented with a subpoena could we deliver a subscriber’s Voice over IP or Internet data to the FBI? This presentation will provide you with the information needed to answer these questions.
11:00 AM 
Amplifying the Subscriber Experience to Support the Connected Home and Monetize Gigabit Broadband 
Kurt Raaflaub, 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 enhances the subscriber experience.
11:45 AM Lunch/Visit Vendors
1:00 PM 
Law and Order TVU – Telco Victims Unit: True Stories of a White-Hat Hacking Team 
Jon Brown, Vantage Point
 “In the criminal justice system, technology-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In South Dakota, the dedicated Red-Team hackers who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Telco Victims Unit. These are their Stories.” This session focuses on true-life findings from Vantage Point Cyber-Security Red-Team exercises. Don’t miss your chance to hear firsthand on all the unique new ways hackers are stealing your data through the eyes of a white-hat hacker. Dumpster diving, hiding in supply closets, stealing cars and even leveraging data from the Equifax breach are just some of the techniques covered in this session.
1:45 PM 
The FCC CAF Test and Latency Order is Coming. Are You Ready? 
Michael McCalpin, Calix
July 2019 is just around the corner and its crunch time for Service Providers to put their CAF testing and reporting architectures in place. This session answers key questions about what the FCC requires and identifies simple, easy to implement test methods that minimizes impact to day-to-day operations. Executed appropriately, the right platform can even set you up for entry into emerging Wi-Fi 6 and Smart Home applications. Attend this session to learn more!
2:30 PM Break/Visit Vendors
2:45 PM 
Accelerating Small Cell Densification Using Next-Gen PON Cost and Scale 
Kurt Raaflaub, Adtran
In this session, we will explore the different 5G architectures from both a spectrum and radio split perspective to show which fiber access technologies are best suited for the various deployment scenarios.

Breaks sponsored by: Calix
Printing sponsored by: Metaswitch

HM Cragg
KGP Logistics, Inc.
Power & Tel
Ribbon Communications
RVW, Inc.
Vantage Point Solutions
Walker and Associates

Don’t miss out and REGISTER TODAY!
Contact Jamanda at the NTA for more details – jwolfe@ntaonline.net
Room reservations may be made by contacting the Quality Inn & Conference Center directly at (308) 384-7770.