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Fixed Multimedia Access
Date  Report
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.

Oct 17 2017
Nokia’s wireless PON technology leverages a ‘fiber-to-the-street corner’ premise and millimeter-wave access points, enabling operators to deliver up to 1 Gbps to previously underserved customers. While some hurdles exist, WiGig is quite promising.

Oct 13 2017
ADTRAN has expanded its SDA portfolio with remote 10G EPON OLTs, one of which is virtual. While these new solutions strengthen ADTRAN’s overall SDA, DAA and virtualization propositions, most MSOs are not planning major EPON buildouts anytime soon.

Oct 13 2017
Casa Systems is field trialing its Axyom virtual CCAP solution with customers, highlighting traction in this nascent and evolving market sector. With SCTE Expo looming next week, Casa appears to be setting the stage for higher-impact releases.

Oct 11 2017
Nokia has released its new Unified Cable Access proposition, with its virtual Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) and Remote MACPHY solutions keeping the long-time Gainspeed promise of deconstructing and redistributing the cable head-end.

Oct 10 2017
Nokia, after much anticipation, has entered the software-defined access battlefield with full force, armed with its Altiplano virtual access platform and Lightspan programmable access nodes, although differentiation challenges await.

Sep 29 2017
Calix, which is betting everything on software defined access (SDA), has integrated its AXOS solution with the OpenDaylight Carbon release in a matter of days, once again showcasing its SDA mettle. ADTRAN, Nokia and others must take heed.

Sep 28 2017
Nokia has teamed up with the Broadband Forum to lead the Broadband Access Abstraction (BAA) project, which will leverage open source software to drive SDA network evolution. However, details on Nokia’s own SDA proposition are still forthcoming.

Sep 28 2017
IBC 2017 marked another steady progression toward the software- and cloud-enabled future of TV and video, with Cisco, Ericsson, Google Cloud, Huawei, Nokia and other vendors all unveiling new solutions to this end.

Sep 21 2017
This summer, Calix, ADTRAN and Nokia all hosted events highlighting their commitment to the evolving software defined access market. All assert leadership of the space. What, then, will the real proof points be for true SDA leadership?

Aug 24 2017
AT&T is stepping up its broadband game, debuting services in 22 metros that are outside of its 21-state legacy footprint. Promising speeds up to 500 Mbps in the near term, does AT&T’s service pose a serious threat to cable rivals?

Aug 25 2017
Google Fiber still commands a high-profile presence in the U.S. broadband market, despite a small footprint. And with its 2016 Webpass acquisition and new Go-Long proposition, Google Fiber appears committed to remaining a disruptive market force.


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