We talk a lot about network convergence at CommScope. We believe most networks will be put on a “high fiber diet” as we move into the future of broadband.  And global surveys support that idea.

In fact, we recently co-sponsored the “Broadband Outlook 2016” survey by Telecoms.com Intelligence. That survey concluded fiber will play a crucial role in the development of 5G, as well as network speed in all FTTH deployments. The only way to provide backhaul to a high density small cell network is a converged fiber network. As such, 5G will drive network convergence and deep fiber deployment.

You can read more about the survey here. In the meantime, here is my perspective on the results:

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Werner De Wolf

Werner De Wolf is Senior Vice President Global Service Provider Solutions at Commscope. He is responsible for the global connectivity solutions and strategy for service providers. Mr. De Wolf has more than 25 years experience in the global telecommunications industry.

Werner De Wolf has worked for Commscope (formerly TE Connectivity, Tyco Electronics and Raychem) since 1993. He has held several international management positions in business management, business development and strategy, product management, operations and sales & marketing.

Werner De Wolf is a board member of Voka (Belgian Chamber of Commerce) and Leuven Mindgate. He served as a board member of the European Fiber-to-the-Home council.

Werner De Wolf holds a master degree in Civil Engineering from the Catholic University of Leuven and an MBA from the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School. He is also a graduate of the Wharton School of Business.

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