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By: Marie-Anne Grondin | Category: Challenges/Solutions | Posted date: 2016-05-05 | Views: 41

As many industry pundits have noted, there continues to be an increase in people cutting the chord, or ditching pay-TV, for OTA antennas and, inevitably, OTT services. In fact, there is an entirely new generation that is simply not watching as much TV as before.

By: Astra Baltayan | Category: Ethernet | Posted date: 2016-05-03 | Views: 193

With fierce competition prevalent in the telecom industry today, along with the increase in bandwidth- intensive applications, communications service providers (CSPs) are faced with many new challenges. For one, they need to turn up more complex, cutting-edge Ethernet services more quickly to get to revenue faster—but without impacting the delivery of reliable quality of service and unparalleled quality of experience to their customers

By: Marie-Anne Grondin | Category: Trends | Posted date: 2016-04-28 | Views: 238

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: 391

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: 327

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: 362

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: 360

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: 288

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: 420

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: 366

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.