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About BASE

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

Upcoming 2018 Events

2019 BASE Events

We are planning several BASE events for Asia, North America and Europe for 2019. Details to follow.

BASE Las Vegas - October 28th 2018

The next BASE event will be held in Las Vegas October 28th at the Encore Hotel. The timing for the event could not be better. BASE Las Vegas comes 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.  

Event Registration: The event is a registration-only event open to industry attendees. 
Registration fee: There is no charge to attend. Register now on the link below.


Encore Hotel and Resort registration:
Thanks to our event sponsors Calix, we have obtained a very favorable discounted rate of $219 per night available for BASE attendees only and covering stays during October 27-20. Please Click here for hotel registration.

Why Attend?

Our intention is 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 is 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 BBF Board Member

8:05 - 8:15

Robin Mersh CEO, Broadband Forum

Track 1

Network Access: Applications and Opportunities 

8:15 - 8:45

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


Julie Kuenstler Principle Analyst, Ovum

8:45 - 9:05

Technology Vision, Support for Ultrafast Broadband


Yuxin (Eugene) Dai, Cox Communications

9:05 - 9:25

IoT and the future of the Connected Home


Pam Ferguson, Calix

9:25 - 9:45

New Business Opportunities with 5G


Fernando Gordo Jiménez, Huawei Technologies

9:45 - 10:05

The Evolution of Hybrid Access Networks


Paul Evans, Hybrid Access Solutions

10:05 - 10:25

Automated Deployment of Cloud-based Access Infrastructure & Services


Tim Carey, Nokia

10:25 - 10:40

Track Presenters panel discussion & audience Q&A


Moderated by Lisa Youngers

10:40 - 10:50


Track 2:

10 Gigabit and Beyond With Fiber

10:50 - 11:10

Super-PON: A PON Architecture for Access Infrastructure Consolidation


Claudio DeSanti, Google

11:10 - 11:30

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


Kevin Bourg, Corning Optical Communications

11:30 - 11:50

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


Choongbok Lee, SK Broadband

11:50 - 12:10

NG-PON2 Optics Update: Path to Massive Deployment


Wei-Ping Huang, HiSense Broadband

12:10 - 12:30

Fast Switching Directly Modulated Photonic Chip for NG-PON2


Frank Smyth, Pilot Photonics

12:30 - 12:45

Track Presenters panel discussion & audience Q&A


Moderated by the Broadband Forum

12:45 - 1:30


Track 3

Fiber Extension Technologies, Standards and Solutions.

1:30 - 1:50

Gfast Comes of Age In 2018


Mileend Gadkari, Sckipio

1:50 - 2:10

Fibre Access Extension - Reusing the in-building Coaxial Cabling for Multi-gigabit Performance


Helge Tiainen, InCoax

2:10 - 2:30

G.hn Fiber Extenders as an Alternative to Multiport DPU’s.


Paul Arola, Telus

2:30 - 2:50

Track Presenters panel discussion & audience Q&A


moderated by Bernd Hesse

2:50 - 3:00


Track 4:

Wireless Broadband

3:00 - 3:20

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


Ronald Heron, Nokia

3:20 - 3:40

Overcoming Challenges In The Managed Connected Home


Jason Walls or John Blackford

3:40 - 4:00

It all starts with Managed Wi-Fi


Greg Owens, Calix

4:00 - 4:20

Enhancing Wi-Fi User Experience


Ruthy Zaphir, Globallogic

4:20 - 4:40

Wi-Fi RoI


Jake Sailana, Zyxel

4:40 - 5:00

Track Presenters panel discussion & audience Q&A


Moderated by Robin Mersh