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Fiber for Breakfast Video: Construction Digitization – Digital Transformation for the Metaverse Era


  • Subbu Meiyappan, Founder & CEO, ECSite
  • Seán Adam, Vice President of Market Strategy and Innovation, AFL

Moderator: Gary Bolton, President & CEO, Fiber Broadband Association

The Fiber Broadband Association presented Fiber for Breakfast Week 7: Construction Digitization – Digital Transformation for the Metaverse Era.

Enabling fast, consistent, and accurate deployment of networks requires a complete life cycle solution – a solution that addresses key infrastructure deployment challenges.

As we enter a period of unprecedented broadband network deployment, we face significant challenges in the supply chain and labor market. The construction industry has lagged many others in leveraging technology to improve efficiency and accuracy. It is estimated that over $500B is spent globally on rework – over 50% caused by poor, inconsistent data and communication. On average large deployments overrun the budget by 80% and the average delay for construction projects can be on the order of 20 months or more.

Now, more than ever, it is critical that a full end-to-end solution be embraced to enable network deployment – whether fiber-to-the-home, in-building, and large venues or datacenters. An ecosystem of tools is coming into existence that can be woven together into an optimized solution to address everything from manufacturing to network turn-up and activation.

In this Fiber for Breakfast, Subbu Meiyappan of ECSite and Seán Adam of AFL discuss how Construction Digitization can aid in addressing many of the challenges and inefficiencies in the deployment of optical networks.

Fiber for Breakfast is a weekly 30-minute live video discussion hosted by our President and CEO, Gary Bolton, and features industry thought leaders on current topics that explore fiber as the critical infrastructure for 21st-century communications as well as other connectivity and workplace issues.

Join Fiber for Breakfast every Wednesday at 10 AM Eastern for the series.

You can also listen to the audio of the discussion on Soundcloud.