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By: Marie-Anne Grondin | Category: Trends | Posted date: 2016-04-28 | Views: 104

Recently, Deloitte released its Deloitte’s 2016 predictions for the TMT sectors. One of its findings that is really compelling for network operators is what Deloitte calls “the rise of data exclusives,” or consumers that do not make traditional phone calls, but use other communications tools, such as texting and over-the-top voice and video services to “speak” to people.

By: Marie-Anne Grondin | Category: FTTx, Optical/Fiber Testing | Posted date: 2016-04-26 | Views: 289

Fiber-to-the-antenna (FTTA) is being deployed at increasingly fast rates thanks to the signal integrity and increased energy efficiency it can offer operators. By placing remote radio heads (RRHs) at the stop of the antenna and using optical fiber to connect it to the base station, makes for easier installation, eliminates the need for tower amplifiers, and decreases overall air-conditioning power consumption.

By: Alfonso Domesi | Category: Copper/xDSL Testing, FTTx | Posted date: 2016-04-21 | Views: 265

Fiber-to-the-distribution-point (FTTdp) identifies a new access network topology that not only uses the existing copper network but also works with to deliver ultra-fast broadband close to the home of the customer—both more quickly and cost-effectively.

By: Astra Baltayan | Category: Ethernet | Posted date: 2016-04-19 | Views: 314

With its unmatched scalability and cost-effectiveness, all Ethernet/IP based networks are becoming the choice infrastructure for service providers. Strict service level agreements (SLAs) must be respected to ensure those services are properly delivered. Choosing a structured testing methodology to measure if SLA targets are being met is especially important.

By: Chris Dunford | Category: Copper/xDSL Testing | Posted date: 2016-04-15 | Views: 298

With opening up a new path for ultra-broadband services, the copper pair is still an evolving force to be reckoned with. Deploying new technologies over copper requires the ability to reliably test and quickly troubleshoot these services.

By: Chris Dunford | Category: Copper/xDSL Testing | Posted date: 2016-04-12 | Views: 237

With today’s newest services, such as 4K UHD TV delivered via IPTV or over-the-top video directly to subscribers’ homes, network speed, particularly on the physical layer, needs to be substantially boosted to ensure optimal quality of service and quality of experience.

By: Marie-Anne Grondin | Category: Challenges/Solutions | Posted date: 2016-04-07 | Views: 347

Communication service providers are under enormous and unwavering pressure to deliver unprecedented levels of end-to-end quality of experience assurance. Their main focus? More automation and more data analytics for real-time visibility into the performance of each service, whether physical or virtual. 

By: Marie-Anne Grondin | Category: Challenges/Solutions | Posted date: 2016-04-05 | Views: 311

Karim Fahim, EXFO's Transport Product Line Group Manager, presents EXFO's latest lab test solution, designed to facilitate sharing test equipment across different locations and managing multiple test modules in a lab environment.

By: Uday Parida | Category: LTE/3G/4G | Posted date: 2016-03-31 | Views: 414

There are clear motivations to adopt, deploy, and maintain each of these voice technologies. The biggest challenge, however, is enabling several of them to coexist in the network. Thus, the challenges of each individual voice technology are compounded, resulting in an even bigger challenge: The challenge of Voice over X.

By: Jean-Sébastien Tassé | Category: Optical/Fiber Testing | Posted date: 2016-03-29 | Views: 488

The explosion in worldwide smartphone use shows no signs of slowing down, in both developed and developing countries, with several industry sources projecting over 6 billion users by 2020. It’s no wonder that fiber mobile networks are one of the fastest-growing segments in telecom today.