5G and FTTH Network Convergence – Impact on Physical Layer

Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 2:00 PM IST / 9:30 AM London


Our consumption of data is growing relentlessly whether it is at home, in the office or on the move. Disruptive events like pandemics result in significant traffic burst overnight with a changing mix of type of data flows. With economic activity depending more then ever on the digital infrastructure, our investments in this fourth utility will accelerate. The high costs of building infrastructure and the mobile and fixed network functions smoothly intertwining drives operators to optimize investments to make the case work.

In this webinar, we discuss the impact of the 5G and FTTH convergence on the physical layer of fibre networks.

Key topics include:

1- What impact does 5G densification has on 5G infrastructure

2- What does physical convergence mean for the infrastructure requirements

3 – Can this physical layer be monetized

4 – Evolution of Ribbon Cable Technology from Ribbon Technology to Intermittent bonded ribbon (IBR).


Samuel Leeman

PLM Head - Optical Interconnect

Sam Leeman, a thought leader, an innovator, and an expert in the field of fibre network builds, joined STL in 2019 as the Head of Product Line Management. With more than two decades of industry experience, Sam has been involved in leadership roles in Product Development, Product Management, and Business Development. He has been actively involved in both emerging as well as established markets, and has worked with multiple telecom operators around the world, leading from the front to develop renowned TCO solutions.