Our Mission

Established in April of 2016 as non-profit corporation, the NG-PON2 Forum will be an interest group of services providers, equipment suppliers, component vendors and analysts working towards the common goal of promoting the adoption of NG-PON2 broadband technologies that connect people, devices and technologies throughout the world.

We will achieve this by championing the latest NG-PON2 technology based broadband access networks to:

Drive a converged optical access network architecture and FTTx market development
Support all existing and upcoming broadband service offerings and the ever increasing bandwidth demand
Support and promote innovative technology advances in the broadband access market
Advocate new additions to the technology (5G backhaul, fronthaul) as appropriate
Drive NG-PON2 enhancements such as Channel Bonding and higher rate options through the standards

Board of Directors

Industry Leaders
Bernd Hesse
Bernd Hesse
President and Founder
Bernd Hesse brings over 30 years of accomplishments in the international telecommunication market. He is a veteran in Telecommunication Metro- and Broadband Access market. He is the founder and chairman of the WDM PON Forum and G.FAST Forum.
Michael Horn
Michael Horn
Director and Co-founder
Michael Horn is vice president of strategic alliances for Calix, responsible for leading the establishment and execution of global alliances and partnerships.
Vincent O’Byrne
Dr. Vincent O’Byrne is Director Technology at Verizon and has over 28 years of experience in Telecommunications in both the wireless and wireline arenas covering diverse topics such as linearized external modulators for CATV systems to wireless planning tool design for early CDMA deployments.