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Home Networking Applications Outpacing your Wi-Fi?
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3/2/2020  
Continued increase in data speeds available over the internet challenge the throughput of Wi-Fi in subscriber locations which may not be able to keep up in terms of speed and latency. This article compares the cabling solutions as well as the various currently-available category cables.
When Less is More… the Power of Aggregation Simplified.
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2/26/2020  
Today, our industry is undergoing a paradigm shift---one where the future of high speed, high definition video, interactive virtual-reality gaming and other high bandwidth applications are the norm versus the exception.
Tracking Critical KPIs to Improve the Subscriber Experience
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2/26/2020  
Download the whitepaper today to learn how to get started with KPIs.
Improving Wi-Fi capacity and efficiency in the Connected Home with Wi-Fi 6
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2/26/2020  
Download this whitepaper from Calix to learn more about the key features of Wi-Fi 6.
Open for Business: Future Flexibility for Smart Home Services
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2/26/2020  
This whitepaper details the opportunities and strategies for service providers to take advantage of today’s smart home dynamics while avoiding the pitfalls that plagued past efforts.
Accelerate Your Time to Revenue by Simplifying Your OSS/BSS Integration with AXOS
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2/26/2020  
Are you losing market share to competing multiple system operators (MSOs) or fiber broadband overbuilders in your markets? Service providers have been faced with the need to innovate and simplify their operational support systems (OSS) so they can reap the benefits of an accelerated time to market, time to revenue timeline.
White Paper: Next Generation Virtual BNGs – Is Your Broadband Network Ready?
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1/15/2020  
The overwhelming growth in Internet traffic shows no signs of slowing down. And if the recent past is any indicator, network traffic growth will always exceed expectations.
Telpin Saves 70% With netElastic
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1/15/2020  
Given its growth, Telpin was nearing capacity limits with its existing access routers, which were also expensive to support and nearing end-of-life.
Harbour ISP Supports Three Times as Many Users With netElastic
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1/15/2020  
As it planned for continued growth and expansion – Harbour ISP decided to upgrade its network and fiber broadband footprint.
Tracking Critical KPIs to Improve the Subscriber Experience
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9/13/2019  
Key performance indicators (KPIs) are a must for measuring and monitoring how efficiently and cost effectively your support organization is operating. Tracking the right KPIs for your business will help you improve your subscriber care practices, reduce costs and improve the overall subscriber experience.
Accelerate Your Time to Revenue by Simplifying Your OSS/BSS Integration with AXOS
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6/3/2019  
Are you losing market share to competing multiple system operators (MSOs) or fiber broadband overbuilders in your markets? Service providers have been faced with the need to innovate and simplify their operational support systems (OSS) so they can reap the benefits of an accelerated time to market, time to revenue timeline.
Evolving home gateway architecture to enable the smart home
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6/3/2019  
IHS Markit Research Director John Kendall provides his perspective on the Wi-Fi challenges in the connected home and the opportunities for broadband service providers. “Simply connecting smart devices is not enough: there must be intelligence behind it.
Catching the mmWave – Avoiding Bidding Pitfalls with the FCC Auction 102 (24GHz)
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2/26/2019  
The FCC Spectrum Auction 102 (24GHz) began Mar 14, 2019 and provides an opportunity to acquire a nationwide spectrum for rollout of 5G services. With this opportunity comes the challenge of investing valuable capital in bidding, winning and rolling out next generation broadband services.
Ensure a Role in the Center of the Smart Home
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10/13/2018  
The integration of cloud-based voice functionality into the residential Wi-Fi gateway—transforming it into a premium smart home system—combined with the extensive network and user data stored in it, gives subscribers the ability to access a wealth of information about their home network using simple voice commands.
Leader of Change: Freedom to Program, Adapt and Innovate
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9/26/2018  
ADTRAN offers the most Open, Programmable, Scalable Network on the planet. The ability to optimize down to the smallest detail allows customizable, automated and software driven networks to the market quickly. This is the world of the developer and that developer is you.
Verizon Executive Interview: 5G Drives New Network Architecture
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9/26/2018  
Verizon executive outlines a converged fiber network architecture which is key to enabling current and emerging 5G needs.
How, Where, and When to Upgrade the Network: Probing the Cable Operator's Dilemma
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8/16/2018  
To better understand the difficult choices facing cable operators, Calix, with assistance from CCI Systems, analyzed the cost of evolving brownfield cable networks using different technologies and deployment options. This analysis focused on comparing the cost of constructing and operating gigabit capable HFC and PON networks. Download the whitepaper to discover the findings.
NG-PON2 Calix Deployment Guidelines
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6/15/2018  
Are you ready to take advantage of all the great capabilities in NG-PON2? Get the best practices for deployment of this next generation technology from Calix, who has been leading the way in NG-PON2 with Verizon, and is now sharing lessons learned in this whitepaper.
Why is Fiber Deep Important to MSOs?
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5/2/2018  
Fiber-Deep: Bringing Cable MSOs Into the Gigabit Age
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12/15/2017  
Over the past decade, operators have gradually completed fiber-deep modernization of their networks, with access networks built with fiber-based technologies such as FTTx, PTN and IP RAN greatly increasing network service-bearing capabilities. Despite this advancement, the booming of Internet services presents challenges for operators in both business model and technology.
SDN&NFV: Tools Enabling Operators to Re-architect Their CO
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10/31/2017  
Over the past decade, operators have gradually completed fiber-deep modernization of their networks, with access networks built with fiber-based technologies such as FTTx, PTN and IP RAN greatly increasing network service-bearing capabilities. Despite this advancement, the booming of Internet services presents challenges for operators in both business model and technology.
Key WDM-PON Technologies for 5G Fronthaul
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10/16/2017  
The WDM-PON technology combines the WDM technology and PON topology structure. It has unique advantages in 5G fronthaul applications, including high bandwidth, low latency, fiber savings, easy maintenance, and low costs, and has attracted great attention nowadays.
5G Transport Solution – Flexhaul
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10/16/2017  
To address transport requirements of 5G networks, ZTE innovatively proposes the Flexhaul solution. Flexhaul is a new-generation E2E network solution oriented to 5G transport and provides an entire SDN-based technology system from L3 to L0.
A Discussion on the FTTdp@G.fast Network Construction Mode
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10/16/2017  
In recent years, new technologies are developing faster than ever, new services are continuously emerging, and the users’ demands for bandwidth are increasingly urgent, which spur the operators to speed up their broadband networks to suit the changing situation and to face the competition.
eBook: Intelligent Smart Wi-Fi Brings Mobility to Your Home
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9/25/2017  
While being on the road, people can accept having limited Internet connection through mobile networks. Once they reach home, their expectation for Internet connectivity completely changes.
The Evolutionary Path of NG-PON
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9/5/2017  
Advances in PON technology gradually boost fiber-optic bandwidth, making it possible to provide flexible bandwidth solutions over shared fibers. NG-PON will continue to serve as an economical, high-speed optical access technology for broadband network construction.
G .Fast – Enabling the Gigabit Society
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8/21/2017  
Gigabit is the new broadband standard. The arrival of 4K streaming is here, and multiple 4K-capable devices within the home will soon be commonplace. Today’s devices and apps empower everyone to be their own 4K producer, driving incredible bandwidth demands on the network. The entrance of VR/AR into the mainstream will only compound this ultrabroadband effect. But this is not a consumer-driven issue alone. Gigabit broadband is an economic driver for the communities and markets that embrace it.
Moving Telecom to a Web-Scale Platform
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8/21/2017  
Discover why service providers see the need to build a flexible access platform that can manage billions of users who want more bandwidth and services on demand and top reasons why service providers need to build an SD-Access platform model for deploying new services in this new piece from ADTRAN.
Top 5 Reasons to Choose ADTRAN RFoG Solutions
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8/21/2017  
Find out the top five reasons to choose ADTRAN RFoG solutions in this new brochure.
Keys to Accelerating Gigabit Rollouts
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8/21/2017  
VIAVI App Note: How to Identify and Locate Copper Faults Simply and Quickly
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6/19/2017  
A TDR (time-domain-reflectometer) is a great tool to identify and locate copper faults. Any technician sent out for installation, repair, or maintenance should be able to use such a tool. First line field technicians not addressing copper faults will leave non-reliable service, cause additional operational costs on a repeat visit, and ultimately result in customer unhappiness and threat of churn.
VIAVI App Note: The Benefits and Pitfalls of PNM Adoption
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6/19/2017  
Proactive Network Maintenance (PNM) is a three-letter acronym that has taken the cable industry by storm over the past five years, and while nearly every operator agrees that they would like to add these groundbreaking capabilities to their toolbox, the best path to achieving a successful implementation are less clear. In this application note we will examine this challenge and give real-life examples of the journey taken by a few companies in pursuit of this goal.
VIAVI Infographic: Optimizing DOCSIS 3.1 Performance for Gigabit Services
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6/19/2017  
Find out about optimizing DOCSIS 3.1 performance with this infographic from Viavi.
VIAVI App Note: Strategies for Managing WiFi Networks
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6/19/2017  
Managed WiFi services are a rapidly growing revenue source for residential service providers. Resolving customer WiFi problems helps improve customer relationships and the customer experience and provides the opportunity to upsell broadband services. This application note provides strategies for improving the customer experience and reducing customer complaints.
Video: Enabling 10 Gig Communities
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11/4/2016  
Video: Detroit Becomes a Gigabit City
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11/4/2016  
SD-Access Networks: A Primer
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11/4/2016  
The primary value of NG-PON2 is the ability to serve a mix of residential, business and backhaul services over a common Optical Distribution Network (ODN) using a mix of point-to-point and point-to-multipoint technologies.
Gigabit to the MDU: Capturing Generation “Y”
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10/15/2016  
According to the U.S. Census Bureau's American Housing Survey for the United States:2011, issued in 2013, over half of all residential buildings are over 40 years old. Older buildings can be more challenging regarding re-wiring, pulling new fiber due to poor or full ducting or lack of duct plans.
From Today to Tomorrow: Huawei Microwave & MM-Wave Whitepaper
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9/19/2016  
The current mobile network deployment has started in recent years with the “4G mobile network”, also known as LTE, and is ongoing and evolving with what is sometimes called the 4.5G version. Read more in this whitepaper from Huawei.
Technical White Paper on SDN
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9/19/2016  
With the rapid development of the Internet, carriers' bearer networks are evolving quickly to meet the increased service demands of consumers, such as text, voice, and video services. These services are penetrating into every aspect of people's social life and changing how people work and live.
Intent NBI for Software Defined Networking
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9/19/2016  
According to the architecture definition in Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a Software Defined Network (SDN) includes three vertically separated layers: infrastructure, control and application.




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