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Broadband Forum unveils agenda for next Broadband Acceleration Seminar (BASe)
[October 10, 2018]

Broadband Forum unveils agenda for next Broadband Acceleration Seminar (BASe)

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Cutting-edge innovations and lessons learned from the companies that are leading disruption in the communications industry will be on display at the Broadband Forum's latest Broadband Acceleration Seminar (BASe) series at the Encore Hotel in Las Vegas on Sunday, October 28, 2018.

The fifth event in the highly successful BASe series promises to be the largest and most insightful yet, with service provider insights shared by CityFibre, Google, SK Broadband, Telus, and others. Updates on pioneering technologies and solutions will be given by the breadth of the broadband ecosystem, ranging from established players like Arris, Calix, Corning, Huawei, Nokia, and Zyxel to a host of newcomers leading innovation in areas such as 5G transport and millimeter wave technologies, NG-PON2, Gfast, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the access network and connected home. Topics will be broken into four segments covering all aspects of broadband design, implementation and maintenance, from the central office to the cloud to the Connected Home. For a detailed agenda, click here.

Principal analyst Julie Kunstler, of Ovum, will deliver the keynote at the seminar, examining how service providers can leverage new and emerging technologies to meet rising demands for capacity and speed. Other industry luminaries will lead topic-framing panel discussions, including thought leaders from the Broadband Forum, The Fiber Broadband Alliance, and Light Reading.

"Over the past year, the Broadband Forum's BASe series has become a must-attend event for the communications industry, delivering unprecedented insight to the end-to-end broadband ecosystem," said Geoff Burke, Chief Marketing Officer at the Broadband Forum. "The previous seminars have been attended by more than 1,000 people, and with top speakers featured in the just-released agenda, the seminar in Las Vegas promises to take the BASe series to new heights."

Broadband Forum BASe Chair Bernd Hesse added: "Seminars like BASe are essential, not only as reference points for the current state of the industry, but as mechanisms that stimulate collaboration and innovation from participants and act as a catalyst in realizing the huge potential of 5G, the cloud andvirtualization. As a premier educational event for the broadband industry, BASe provides an invaluable opportunity to learn from industry experts about where the market is heading and what challenges lie on the road ahead."

BASe Las Vegas – which will take place at the Encore Hotel in Las Vegas on Sunday, October 28 – will begin with Kunstler's keynote which will set the stage for the remaining line-up to delve deeper into a range of critical topics, including 10Gbps broadband, NG-PON2, fiber extension, cloud services, the connected home and 5G. Broadband Forum CEO Robin Mersh will also share updates on the Broadband Forum's innovative work areas and provide insight into the development of its work in building standards, reference architectures, and data models for the future of the broadband industry. 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT), developments in the Forum's Cloud Central Office (CloudCO), Software Defined Access, User Services Platform (USP) and Open Broadband projects will be among the ongoing work explored.

BASe Las Vegas is sponsored by Calix.

For more information about 2018 BASe Las Vegas, to view the agenda in full, and to sign-up for this free event visit:

About the Broadband Forum

Broadband Forum is the communications industry's leading organization focused on accelerating broadband innovation, standards, and ecosystem development. Our members' passion – delivering on the promise of broadband by enabling smarter and faster broadband networks and a thriving broadband ecosystem.

A non-profit industry organization composed of the industry's leading broadband operators, vendors, and thought leaders, our work to date has been the foundation for broadband's global proliferation and innovation. For example, the Forum's flagship TR-069 CPE WAN Management Protocol has nearly 1 billion installations worldwide.

Broadband Forum working groups collaborate to define best practices for global networks, enable new revenue-generating service and content delivery, establish technology migration strategies, and engineer critical device, service & development management tools in the home and business IP networking infrastructure. We develop multi-service broadband packet networking specifications addressing architecture, device and service management, software data models, interoperability and certification in the broadband market.

Our free technical reports and white papers can be found at Twitter @Broadband_Forum.

For more information about the Broadband Forum, please go to or follow @Broadband_Forum on Twitter. For further information please contact Brian Dolby on +44 (0) 7899 914168 or or Jayne Brooks on +44 (0) 1636 704 888 or

About BASe

Run by the Broadband Forum, the Broadband Acceleration Seminar (BASe) series aims to provide attendees with a whole new perspective on what is being created for broadband providers and users alike. Delivered by the leaders in the industry, many of whom are active participants in the Forum's work, the seminars cover a wide range of subjects including virtualized Broadband, cloud services, the managed home, 5G wireless/wireline convergence, and the latest in high speed access technology, enabling providers to deliver a new generation of differentiated services.

For more information, please go to the BASe series home page.


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