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Fixed Multimedia Access
Date  Report
Apr 24
The seven-year export ban imposed on ZTE by the U.S. Department of Commerce hurts ZTE first and foremost, but could have major repercussions for many U.S. suppliers, ultimately reducing their role in the complex global telco value chain.

Apr 24
U.S. pay-TV operators lost 1.5 million subscribers in 2017, as consumers continued to migrate to OTT. While broadband gains are sustaining operator margins, both operators and content providers must explore new ways to capture consumer dollars.

Mar 30
At OFC 2018, ZTE demonstrated 50G PON, setting the stage for its new TITAN OLT platform. For ZTE, commercial proof points for TITAN remain to be seen, as well as the value proposition of a massive OLT in an increasingly decentralized, SD-A world.

Mar 29
ARRIS has enabled the first Gigabit services in Europe delivered by Remote PHY technology with Danish cable operator Stofa. While a small deployment at present, R-PHY promises a bright broadband future for cable operators and their customers.

Mar 23
AT&T’s collaboration with the Open Networking Foundation to integrate Virtual OLT Hardware Abstraction, an open source software stack, with Open Network Automation Platform, demonstrates AT&T’s firm commitment to the open source SD-Access framework.

Mar 22
In a positive strategic move for ADTRAN and Sumitomo, their joint global alliance bolsters ADTRAN’s EPON portfolio and cable operator proposition, while Sumitomo Electric resells ADTRAN’s SD-Access solution set and new channel focus in Japan/Asia.

Mar 20
For years, vendors have been investing in – and talking up – the possibility of transmitting data using light waves. A trial launched by Philips Lighting in March is a clear sign that meaningful LiFi deployments may be just on the horizon.

Feb 15
With its Boston debut, AT&T is executing on its service expansion, targeting MDUs in metros outside of its current wireline service footprint. But AT&T must grow its customer base dramatically to exact a higher impact on the market.

Feb 15
Harmonic is well behind the leading vendors in the CCAP market in terms of both customer count and supported subscribers. But, the deployment of its virtual CCAP solution with Com Hem in Sweden shows that Harmonic is not to be counted out just yet.

Feb 14
Iskratel fired an opening salvo at the 2018 FTTH Council Europe, touting the benefits of a multi-PON deployment strategy. While PON coexistence is not a new concept, the absence of Huawei, Nokia and ZTE gave Iskratel greater exposure in Valencia.

Jan 31
In summer 2016, Calix and ADTRAN were the winning vendors for Verizon’s NG-PON2 lab trials, on the strength of their OLT hardware and software-defined access solutions. 18 months later, Calix stands alone as Verizon begins NG-PON2 field trials.

Jan 19
Huawei FANS the Flames of NetwoHuawei has successfully completed a Fixed Access Network Slicing (FANS) field trial with Vodafone Ireland, setting the stage for partitioning of networks by service/customer type, business division and even by operator. But commercial FANS awaits.rk Slicing with Vodafone Ireland FTTH Field Trial

Jan 3
GlobalData’s Global Telecom Technology & Software team prepared 2018 predictions. This document summarizes key findings and takeaways across all segments, providing a thorough view of the telco infrastructure market to aid in 2018 planning.

Dec 20 2017
2017 proved to be quite a year for fixed networking technology, with software-defined access (SDA) and virtualization taking center stage on both telco and cable fronts. This report looks to 2018, with key predictions for the fixed access market.

Dec 19 2017
As 2017 ends, Nokia’s focus on end-to-end solutions and continued commitment to its ‘lead-expand-grow-create’ strategy are logical. Differentiating on end-to-end and executing on non-telco strategic focal points will remain challenges.

Dec 11 2017
Network slicing has been heralded as a key feature of 5G networks that will enable operators to target diverse customer bases without building diverse networks. But, before we execute on the promise, many questions still need to be addressed.

Dec 8 2017
After a history of vendor-led “green” initiatives that have come and gone over the past decade, operators may be driving a more comprehensive and longer-horizon approach that fundamentally alters how networks are built and operated.

Dec 4 2017
It’s easy to focus on 5G as a massive network transformation project. As much as that’s true, executing on the 5G promise will require business transformations which may be more challenging.

Nov 29 2017
Nokia, which hosted a fixed networking customer event in Tokyo this week, announced a deployment with EneCom, a Japanese cable operator. This seems to duplicate an early 2016 release, but technology has come a long way in two years.

Nov 17 2017
Software defined access was the hottest topic in Berlin, but it was also clear that hardware will remain essential for enabling ultra-broadband services. On the vendor front, only Nokia and ADTRAN took full advantage of the BBWF spotlight.

Nov 10 2017
Remote PHY debuts dominated in Denver, SCTE Expo’s host city, with the leading cable head-end vendors showcasing their respective Remote PHY solutions. But there were other key product releases at the Expo; this report highlights the top ten.

Nov 9 2017
Now that all the results are in from publicly traded telco vendors, it is clear revenue was down across the board among the largest vendors. But, there were a few positive points: profit is up and Ericsson’s underlying business may be improving.


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