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About BASe

BASe is a Broadband Forum event that highlights new technologies for providers to deliver high value services across the whole broadband ecosystem.

Upcoming 2018 Events

2019 BASe Events

2019 BASe events will take place in Asia, North America, and Europe. Details to follow.

BASe Las Vegas - October 28th 2018

This BASe event was be held in Las Vegas on October 28th at the Encore Hotel. BASe Las Vegas came hot on the heels of October announcements and demonstrations of new Open Broadband and Connected Home initiatives and also immediately after the BBF's special bi-annual industry think-tank on the Broadband ecosystem.

Why Attend?

Our intention was to provide attendees with a 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 goal was to both to educate and to raise awareness of all things new in Broadband as we continue on the mission for a connected world with no-one left behind.

The workshop sessions are shown below.

Leading Broadband Speakers

Cox CommunicationsHuawei Technologies
SK BroadbandHybrid Access Technologies 
Corning Optical CommunicationsOvum
Fiber Broadband AssociationPilot Photonics
GlobalLogicQA Cafe
Google Sckipio
Hisense BroadbandZyxel
In the exit survey of our last event, 98% of attendees said they would attend another base event and the rating of the quality, content and value was also top notch. So don't miss this event.

Previously at BASe

BASe Athens 2018

Athens, Greece. 300+ Attendees over 2 days

BASe San Diego 2018

BBF NG-PON2@OFC, San Diego, CA

BASe 2017

We kicked off BASe with two events in October and November 2017. These predominently Access events were very successful and inspired BASe 2018. Follow this link above BASe 2017 presentations and videos.

BASe Las Vegas Workshop Program

Subject to change. Session details to follow.

Introduction and Welcome

8:00 - 8:05

Bernd Hesse, BASE Event Chair and Broadband Forum Board Member

8:05 - 8:15

Robin Mersh, CEO, Broadband Forum

Segment 1

Network Access: Applications and Opportunities 

8:15 - 8:45

Applications for the Gigabit Age


David Tomalin, Group CTO, CityFibre

8:45 - 9:05

The Next-Gen Access Ecosystem and Market: Technologies, Applications, and Vendors


Julie Kunstler, Principal Analyst, Ovum

9:05 - 9:25

IoT and the Future of the Connected Home


Alan DiCicco, Solutions Marketing Senior Director, Calix

9:25 - 9:45

New Business Opportunities with 5G


Fernando Gordo Jiménez, Chief Transformation Officer, Carrier Business Group, Huawei Technologies

9:45 - 10:05

The Future of Fiber


Lisa R. Youngers, President and CEO, Fiber Broadband Association

10:05 - 10:25

The Evolution of Hybrid Access Networks 


Paul Evans, CEO, Hybrid Access Technologies 

10:25 - 10:40

Segment 1 Panel Discussion & Audience Q&A


Moderated by Lisa Youngers, President and CEO, Fiber Broadband Association

10:40 - 10:50


Segment 2:

10 Gigabit and Beyond With Fiber

10:50 - 11:10

Super-PON: A PON Architecture for Access Infrastructure Consolidation


Claudio DeSanti, System Architect, Google

11:10 - 11:30

FTTH:   Adapting to the Needs of Tomorrow with New Protocols & Architectures


Kevin Bourg, Director, Optical Network Architect, Corning Optical Communications

11:30 - 11:50

NG-PON2 Solution for 10G Internet Service: SK’s Development & Deployment


Choongbok Lee, Senior Manager, SK Broadband

11:50 - 12:10

NG-PON2 Optics Update: Path to Massive Deployment


Wei-Ping Huang, Founder and Chief Scientist, HiSense Broadband

12:10 - 12:30

Dealing with Capacity Growth in Access Networks


Antonio Teixeira, Co-Founder and CTO, PICadvanced

12:30 - 12:45

Segment 2 panel discussion and audience Q&A


Moderated by Julie Kunstler, Principal Analyst, OVUM

12:45 - 1:15


Making it all work - BBF Certification Programs & Interoperability

Lincoln Lavoie, Senior Engineer, Broadband Technologies, InterOperability Laboratory at University of New Hampshire

Brown bag working session

Segment 3

Fiber Extension Technologies, Standards and Solutions.

1:15 - 1:35

Gfast Comes of Age In 2018


Mileend Gadkari, VP Business Development Americas, Sckipio

1:35 - 1:55

Fibre Access Extension - Reusing In-Building Coaxial Cabling for Multi-Gigabit Performance


Helge Tiainen, Senior Director Business Development, InCoax

1:55 - 2:15

Automated Deployment of Cloud-based Access Infrastructure & Services


Tim Carey, Lead Technology Strategist, Nokia

2:15 - 2:35 Fiber Extenders as an Alternative to Multiport DPU’s.


Paul Arola, Senior Design Specialist, Telus

2:35 - 2:55

Intelligent Broadband Access & Home Maintenance


Wei Lin, System Architect, Huawei Technologies

2:55 - 3:10

Segment 3 Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A


Moderated by Alison Diana, Editor, Light Reading

3:10 - 3:25


Segment 4:

Wireless Broadband

3:25 - 3:45

Fixed-Wireless Broadband - Accelerating Closing the Digital Divide


John Colvin, Senior Vice President, Global Field Operations, Mimosa Networks

3:45 - 4:05

New Optical Technologies for Future 5G Transport and Multi-Service Access


Ronald Heron, Director Network & Portfolio Strategy, Nokia

4:05 - 4:25

Overcoming Challenges in the Managed Connected Home


Jason Walls, Director of Technical Marketing, QA Cafe

4:25 - 4:45

It All Starts With Managed Wi-Fi


Greg Owens, Product Marketing Director, Premises, Calix

4:45 - 5:05

Enhancing Wi-Fi User Experience


Ruthy Zaphir, Head of WiFi Solutions, GlobalLogic

5:05 - 5:25



Jake Sailana, Director Product Marketing, ZyXEL

5:25 - 5:45

Segment 4 Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A


Moderated by Robin Mersh