Wednesday, November 20 • 3:35pm - 4:20pm
Panel 5: Fiber for 5G - Challenges and Opportunities

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The success of 5G depends on the availability of dense, high quality fiber - after all, 5G base stations and radios need to be connected to the rest of the network.  Is there enough fiber being deployed?  Where is fiber needed?  And what can be done to ensure future fiber is available where and when it is needed?

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Linda Hardesty

Editor-in-Chief, FierceWireless
Linda Hardesty is editor-in-chief at Fierce overseeing the telecom group comprised of FierceWireless, FierceTelecom, and FierceVideo. She's been a trade journalist since the mid-1990s covering the business and technology of telecommunications networks. Prior to Fierce, she wrote for... Read More →

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Michael Burkhalter

Senior Director for Emerging Technologies, EnerSys Energy Systems Americas
Michael Burkhalter is the Senior Director for Emerging Technologies for EnerSys Energy Systems Americas. He is leveraging his strong expertise in telecommunications, wireless, and power to lead the SWISS program for ESA. The team provides consultation to ESA’s key MSO, Wireline... Read More →
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Brian Daniels

SVP, Strategic Networks, Z5G, Zayo Group
Brian Daniels is senior vice president, Strategic Networks at Zayo. He leads a team of  Zayo’s experts focused on Long Haul Fiber, Global and Low Latency Networks, E-Rate and Mobile Infrastructure, which includes the foundation for 5G networks. Brian oversees strategy, operations... Read More →
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Greg Ortyl

SVP, Wholesale & Wireless Sales, Uniti Fiber
Greg Ortyl is Senior Vice President of Sales at Uniti Fiber. Ortyl is a seasoned technology sales executive with a long history of building lasting relationships across the telecommunications industry. Prior to the creation of Uniti Fiber Ortyl held the same role at PEG Bandwidth... Read More →
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Keith Pennachio

Chief Strategy Officer & EVP, SQUAN
Keith Pennachio is an 18-year veteran of the telecommunications industry. With a focus on wireless communications, he began his career on the operator side of the business with Omnipoint in 1997 (now T-Mobile) and transitioned shortly thereafter to the consulting side where he has... Read More →

Wednesday November 20, 2019 3:35pm - 4:20pm
Dallas Ballroom H, D