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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.
OneExpert™ For xDSL, G.fast & FTTH
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6/19/2017  
Consistently achieve high-performance results when deploying ultra-fast residential broadband over xDSL, G.fast, and FTTH. OneExpert helps field technicians fix problems right the first time, every time. A multitouch, user-friendly interface and OneCheck™ automated tests ease complex tasks with clear pass/fail results. And, its future-proof modules ensure years of use supporting access and home networks.
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.
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.
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: RocketFIber
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11/4/2016  
Deploying 10 Gigabit Access Networks
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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.
Enabling Communities Connecting Lives
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11/4/2016  
The rate of change is constantly accelerating. This is evident when you look at the network and realize that in less than a decade we have seen the emergence and domination of smart phones, tablets and a wealth of connected devices.
Accelerating Gigabit Broadband
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10/15/2016  
With the advent of Google Fiber, AT&T LightGig, and CenturyLink’s drive for FTTP as well as other similar offerings for residential subscribers, there is a growing trend of delivering Gigabit services to subscribers, or perhaps more correctly, delivering services over Gigabit links to subscribers.
Multi-Dwelling Units The Pathway to a Successful FTTH Deployment
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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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During ADTRAN Connect, CenturyLink EVP and CTO Aamir Hussain discussed the operator's expanding use of minimum viable product (MVP) network strategy.
Heavy Reading Principal Analyst for Wireless Data Services & LTE Gabriel Brown and Ryan McCowan, who heads up Fiber Access & Aggregation at ADTRAN, will host a webinar on 'Addressing the 5G Densification Challenge with Next-Generation PON.'
Millions of urban dwellers, including 19% of New Yorkers and 10% of Muscovites, remain unconnected to broadband due to infrastructure, business case and cost challenges.
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Thursday, August 17, 2017
11:00 a.m New York/ 4:00 p.m. London

5G promises connectivity 10 to 100 times faster than 4G networks, with latencies less than 1msec, making real-time applications such as tactile Internet useable over mobile networks for the first time. However, mobile operators will need to deploy ten times as many radio sites, each with highly reliable plug-and-go multi-gigabit connections, to achieve that level of performance.

In this UBB2020 webinar, Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown and ADTRAN's Ryan McCowan will:

  1. Discuss 5G densification strategies and their network impact
  2. Outline the different requirements for backhaul and fronthaul needed to support 5G densification strategies
  3. Explore next-generation PON-fixed access technologies and software defined networking principles as emerging solutions to accelerate 5G densification
  4. Outline how NG-PON2, the next-generation multi-gigabit fiber technology, supports the x-haul (fronthaul, backhaul and crosshaul applications) requirements of 5G

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BT's Head of Research & Innovation, Prof. Tim Whitley, discusses 'Purposeful Innovation' and the future of communications.
Chris Mulley, Principal Architect at ZTE's CTO Group, discusses trends and innovation in fixed broadband access.
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NG-PON2 broadband access technology is already in trials with multiple major network operators but is it too early for the commercial deployment of this next generation ultra-broadband technology? In this UBB2020 live radio show, ADTRAN's Kurt Raaflaub provides an update on NG-PON2 developments and chats to Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre about how this technology could play a role in production access networks in 2017.
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