Where is Fiber Growth Expected and Why?

Dieter 3_thumbnail Dieter Verdegem May 19, 2017

This blog post is part of a new video blog series—Fiber Friday. Our subject matter experts will provide you with some insight into the world of fiber optics, covering various industry topics.

We all know the benefits of deploying fiber deeper into networks. In many applications, innovative fiber solutions are designed to maximize value across three factors: speed, simplicity, and savings.

One way service providers can achieve the above is by leveraging their existing FTTH networks to also provide other services, such as wireless backhaul, small cell connections, and smart city edge devices. It goes without saying that such multi-service converged fiber network allows for faster, simpler and more cost-effective roll-outs, while at the same time minimizing disruption for citizens as result of civil works.

In this vlog, I provide insight into where we expect to see an increase in fiber applications in such converged fiber network environment.

About the Author

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Dieter Verdegem

Dieter Verdegem is the Vice President Strategy & Business Development for CommScope’s CCS business.

He has over 15 years of experience in the telecom industry, holding several positions in operations, product management and business development.

Prior to his current role, Dieter was Director of Product Management EMEA for the Broadband Network Solutions business of TE Connectivity and was part of the TE Corporate Strategy team, supporting strategy projects for various TE business units.

Mr Verdegem holds a Commercial Engineering degree from the Catholic University of Leuven, and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.