Battle of the Standards: EPON v GPON
Flash Poll 11/21/2019 2 comments
For years, ITU's GPON and IEEE's EPON traveled a similar path. With the development of next-generation PON technologies, the differences are becoming more apparent. Which standard will be more adaptable to current and future needs?
Surpassing Customers' Need for Speed
Flash Poll 9/23/2019 Post a comment
Despite the lack of any real killer app that demands gigabit subscriptions, residential customers are increasingly ramping up their fixed-access broadband speeds – good news for providers' ROI and ARPU. What is the highest speed you offer residential customers today?
A Tale of 2 Tariffs
Flash Poll 7/26/2019 Post a comment
Has the tariff dispute between the United States and China, plus the ongoing Huawei debate in several countries, impacted your business?
What's the Icing on the In-Home WiFi Cake?
Flash Poll 3/13/2019 Post a comment
Analytics, artificial intelligence, mesh networks and other tools transform complex home networks into multiple ways cable operators can demonstrate their strengths and commitment to customers. Of the benefits MSOs already see or those they hope to reap in the future, which three do you think are the most important to their long-term future success due to factors like subscriber experience, time- and cost-savings and revenue boost?
2019: The Year of NG-PON2? Really?
Flash Poll 2/4/2019 6 comments
Will this be the year NG-PON2 is commercially deployed by at least one service provider? Or will it take at least another 12 months for Verizon, Altice or another operator to sign off and begin rolling out the next-generation PON technology in its network?
FCC Overlord for a Day: What Would You Do?
Flash Poll 12/19/2018 6 comments
Imagine for a moment that you're a member of your country's government, tasked with overseeing the body that governs communications and cable operators. What would be your top three priorities in this role? Choose from our list or add your own in the comments. (And hey, congratulations on getting the job!)
Hot in the (Smart) City
Flash Poll 11/13/2018 1 comment
Smart-city solutions include multiple capabilities from smart traffic control to public health. Who is best prepared to pool these separate smart islands into one integrated entity that truly creates a smart city? Select up to three options from our list -- and add as much extra detail as you'd like in the comments.
Which Route Delivers 5G for All?
Flash Poll 9/6/2018 1 comment
Most nations agree they are investing heavily in future-ready fiber infrastructure, in part to prepare for next-generation wireless. What is the best approach for countries to take for nationwide deployment of 5G?
Connecting the Digital Divide
Flash Poll 7/18/2018 3 comments
Which technology or mix of technologies will be most likely to end the digital divide by delivering high-speed broadband to rural regions?
Finding the Biggest Opex Expense
Flash Poll 5/23/2018 4 comments
In addition to seeking new forms of revenue-generating opportunities, service providers want ways to curtail operational expenditures. Which is the biggest drain on your budget – and, perhaps, customer experience?
The Real Deal on 5G
Flash Poll 4/18/2018 6 comments
Providers are spending big on fiber, partly in preparation for 5G. Is this a wise use of their financial and fiber budgets? Let us know your view on 5G.
Who Holds the Smart Home Control?
Flash Poll 1/4/2018 5 comments
The battle over the smart home is heating up, as cable operators and telcos want to leverage their almost ubiquitous residential footprint into control over Internet of Things devices designed to make households more efficient, convenient and enjoyable. Simultaneously, webscale giants such as Amazon and Google, along with vendors like Apple and Samsung, are upping the ante with increasingly popular hub products. Who will win the battle?
Ping PON Ploys
Flash Poll 8/23/2017 1 comment
While Verizon is moving directly to NG-PON2, other telcos are adopting XGS-PON with plans to upgrade to NG-PON2 in the unspecified future. Which strategy do you think is best-suited for success?
Upping Your Home's IQ
Flash Poll 4/19/2017 26 comments
Which of the following smart-home devices do you currently own or plan to buy in the next 12 months? (Please check all applicable answers.)
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Thursday, December 17, 2020
12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London
Today’s access network architecture is under mounting pressure due to a continued surge in the number of connected devices, a proliferation of bandwidth-intensive customer applications and dramatic shifts in usage patterns related to the pandemic, such as work-from-home and e-learning.
Learn why now is the right time for cable operators to build greenfield networks or expand their existing networks with 10G PON, arming customers with high-speed symmetrical broadband. Gain a clear understanding of the drivers impacting the access network and the various approaches being considered to deliver higher speed services. Plus, find out the best practices that operators are employing as they leverage the latest in passive optical technology to future-proof their networks.
Topics to be covered include:
- Node + 0 (Fiber Deep)
- DOCSIS 3.1, DOCSIS 4.0 (FDX/ESD)
- FTTP and 10G PON
- XGS-PON, NG-PON2
- Provisioning 10G PON within a DOCSIS B/OSS environment