Should cost be the deciding factor when selecting backhaul architecture?


Stephen Cooke, President and CTO, Genesis Technical Systems

Genesis  Founder, President & CTO Stephen Cooke will speak at the 2014 Broadband World Forum taking place from the 21st to 23rd October in Amsterdam.

Stephen has been invited to join the Think Tank Debate: Should cost be the deciding factor when selecting backhaul architecture?

The panel will deliberate the cost implications to be considered when selecting backhaul architecture. The panellists will debate answers to questions such as:

  • What are the best alternatives to fibre when it comes to improving existing backhaul networks? 
  • How can operators meet customer demands whilst maximising ROI? 
  • Can operators delay investment in fibre without hindering performance?
  • What is the true cost of small cell backhaul? 

With more than 25 years telecom experience, Stephen’s specialties include innovation in optical networks and access infrastructure, as well as business models and customer solutions. Prior to founding Genesis Technical Systems in 2005 Stephen was Vice President of Telecom Services at National Technical Systems, the largest independent testing organisation in the United States. This followed roles that included: Nortel Account Manager for Chatham Technologies, Transmission Engineering Manager at Nortel Networks, Senior Software Test Engineer at Fujitsu and System Design Authority at Bell Northern Research.

Stephen has a B.Eng., from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada and is co-inventor on the DSL Rings patent, Shared DSL Network and Deployment Method.

To find out more about revolutionising copper broadband for backhaul architecture download the recent Genesis white paper: “Backhaul Bottleneck? Copper to the rescue! The critical role of copper backhaul in 4G mobile telecommunications”.  The paper considers the move from 3G to 4G, and how bonded copper backhaul can provide consistent, reliable and easily installed solutions to operators challenged with a potential backhaul shortfall.