NG-PON2 Forum founder and chairman brings 30+ years of leadership in fiber access to Calix
Bernd’s expertise in NG-PON2 and the next generation of fiber technologies form a perfect partnership with Calix, as a technology leader that has been on the forefront of standards development and interoperability plans with the Full Service Access Network (FSAN) group and the Broadband Forum for over a decade. From a technology perspective, Calix has used its award-winning AXOS platform to lead the way in advanced NG-PON2 demonstrations, including technology co-existence and wavelength mobility, and bonded NG-PON2 to deliver speeds of 40 Gbps over a single fiber connection. With Bernd as a team member, Calix will continue to push the technology towards mass deployment.
In his mission to spread the word on the power of NG-PON2, Bernd and the NG-PON2 Forum will be sponsoring a panel discussion moderated by Julie Kunstler, principal consultant at Ovum, with representatives from AT&T, Ucom, Verizon, and Vodafone Group titled “NG-PON2: The Future is Here Today” on Wednesday, October 19 at 9 am in the Service Monetization Track Room at the Broadband World Forum, at the ExCeL Convention Centre in London. Calix will also be demonstrating industry leading innovations in G.fast at the ExCeL Centre throughout the conference, in conjunction with technology partner Sckipio, the world’s first G.fast solution to support collective Dynamic Time Assignment (cDTA) as well as true gigabit speeds achieved over twisted copper pairs through G.fast bonding at the Sckipio booth (D20). Calix will also participate in a G.fast interoperability demonstration at the Broadband Forum Interop Pavilion.
Bernd joins Calix from Ericsson, where he was the team lead for Engagement Practices for Access and Transport Networks, and also held the role of executive director in the office of the CTO. Bernd holds two patents and has a Master’s degree in Telecommunication from the University in Siegen, Germany.
Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) pioneered Software Defined Access (SDA) and is a global leader in platform innovations for Access Networks. Its portfolio of access systems and services combines AXOS, the revolutionary platform for access, with Compass cloud, an innovative SDA-based framework for network data analytics and subscriber experience assurance. Together, they enable communications service providers to transform their businesses and be the winning service providers of tomorrow. For more information, visit the Calix website at www.calix.com.