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OpenSync™ Initiative Envisions Cloud-Managed Modern Services

Software Abstraction of Devices to Help Develop New Applications and Services for Consumers’ Home Networks

The home network, the role of Internet Service Providers (ISP), and consumers themselves evolved and changed enormously over the past 25 years.

Today’s ISPs fear marginalization due to the declines in their traditional voice and premium video businesses. Failure to participate in new products and services could render them a “utility-like” entity, with all the negative growth and margin baggage associated with such a label.

Pursuing these incremental services is difficult. The historic business model of most ISPs is not conducive to offering new services or adding features to existing services. Lengthy and complex product development cycles, proprietary Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) hardware and software make delivery of new services costly, slow and inefficient.

Moor Insights & Strategy’s Mark Vena addresses these issues and illustrates how the OpenSync™  framework creates a frictionless way for ISPs to provide new and incremental services by leveraging artificial intelligence and the cloud, without being burdened by the disparate silicon ingredients of legacy CPE hardware.

Read the whitepaper and learn about:

- The rapid evolution of the home network and the changing ISP landscape
- The challenges that ISPs face in meeting the needs of the modern consumer
- Introduction to the OpenSync™ initiative and what problems it resolves
- How industry leaders such as Bell Canada, Comcast and Liberty Global have embraced OpenSync™ to accelerate the delivery of modern home services

Learn more about OpenSync™ >

Broadband meets Mesh: FRITZ!Box 7583 for and supervectoring and the new Mesh from FRITZ!OS 7

At this year's Broadband World Forum (BBWF), taking place from 23 to 25 October, AVM will be presenting its FRITZ!Box portfolio as well as new mesh functions for long-range WiFi and stable connections in users' home networks. The focus is on the new FRITZ!Box 7583, which supports all DSL technologies, from VDSL and supervectoring to with 106 MHz and 212 MHz. Thanks to the Dual Line Interfaces the FRITZ!Box 7583 can also bundle these DSL technologies (bonding). An additional highlight at this year's trade fair is FRITZ!OS 7. 

Gigabit Reality – the 2018 BBWF Survey Report

The 2018 Broadband World Forum survey has been combined with unique primary research of our audience to produce this exclusive report.

Broken down by country and operator type, this report offers unique insight into the business and technological focus of 871 respondents from 95 countries and 491 companies. It is a vital snapshot of the progress towards the gigabit society.

ZTE describes the future of Access Networks at Broadband World Forum

Analysing the trends at the heart of future networks

From the demands of 5G to managing big video in 4k, 8k and VR, ZTE looks at what is driving gigabit demands. With its dominant position in China and globally, ZTE offers three reports paying the way for the next generation of networks

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Simple AO The Road to Access Office Re-Architecture

Nowadays, the telecommunications industry is experiencing massive changes. New generations of technologies, new concepts, and new services keep attracting people.

One of the hottest topic for the community is 5G, which is expected to enable lots of exciting services including ultra-high broadband, ultra-reliable and low-latency communications, and massive connections.

ZTE Defines Its Role in a 5G Infrastructure

15 October 2018, Shenzhen, China - ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, is to showcase its innovative solutions for wired and mobile networks at BBWF 2018, a global exhibition of network infrastructure and a flagship event in the broadband industry from 23rd to 25th October at Messe Berlin, Germany.

Prospects of ZTE Beyond 100G OTN Transport

The next three to five years will be a period of rapid development of broadband networks in China. As a variety of new services gradually mature and are widely deployed, the demand for network bandwidth will grow exponentially. Due to the surging bandwidth growth, the existing 100G OTN capacity has become increasingly saturated. With the development of beyond-100G OTN technologies, it has become an inevitable trend to deploy the beyond-100G OTN

Going Dutch: Why the Netherlands is Wired for Business

The Dutch have spent the past thousand years trading on their location as the gateway to Europe and with 100 per cent digital telecommunications network that ranks among the world’s best for quality, speed and reliability, the country’s 21st century connectivity is still its most valuable asset. 

This exclusive report looks at: 

  • Broadband strategy
  • Cable dominance
  • The mobile market
  • 5G roll-out

Find out why other EU nations should be following the Netherland's lead.

Technology of Broadband Reports: Breaking down the network ecosystem

Part 1: In-home

This report looks at network efficiency, resiliency and agility, covering:

  • Mesh Wi-Fi
  • Home Gateway
  • Customer Premises Equipment (CPE)
  • Smart Home
Part 2: Infrastructure

This report looks at network network infrastructure, covering:

  • Full Fibre
  • Passive Optical Networks (PoN, NG-Pon)
  • G-Fast
  • 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA)
  • Network Automation
Part 3: Network Resiliency

This report looks at network efficiency, resiliency and agility, covering:

  • Network Virtualisation (NFV)
  • Software-defined Networking (SDN)
  • Open source
  • Cloud central office (CCO)
  • Data Analytics
  • Network Automation

Join us for a free webinar: Why Telcos Should Embrace Innovation & Collaboration, supported by Nokia

This year's Broadband World Forum showcases innovations from across the network ecosystem, which is why we've teamed up with Nokia to put together a free webinar to get you warmed up for the main event. Why Telcos Should Embrace Innovation & Collaboration brings together telcos and disruptors together for an hour-long interactive debate. Speakers include BT's Trevor Linney, Google's Crystal Eisinger, Nokia's David Eckard and event chair Alison Diana, editor of Broadband World News. Book your free place.

Top Articles from Broadband World News

NG-PON2 Ready to Power Converged Networks

Chinese telcos may not plan to embrace NG-PON2 in the foreseeable future, but component prices are dropping and making the next-generation passive optical network technology more attractive. Yet even without the huge volume price discounts associated with widespread adoption by Chinese providers, NG-PON2's capabilities make this a solution well worth the price of admission, especially for operators with both wired and wireless offerings.

Europe's Broadband Future: One Continent, Many Answers

Understanding the future of broadband requires an alchemy of futurism and number crunching. Operators must sift through more than one crystal ball's worth of predictions -- and then decide which ones will come to fruition and are worthy of their investment. They must then add in a healthy dose of 5G prognostications, a touch of skepticism and hope government regulators support their visions with investment funds.

Putting the fibre into fixed networks

Even traditional wireless service providers are heavily investing in fibre today, writes Broadband World News Editor Alison Diana. And not because they have plans to develop fixed broadband networks. Rather, these operators recognise the vital role fibre plays in fixed wireless and the burgeoning world of 5G.

Case Study: How AI can solve Wi-Fi problems

This report looks at the product Domos developed and the company's experiences at Broadband World Forum. Download your complimentary copy today.

Telco webinars on demand

Choose from five webinars, looking at topics including:

  • What is the business case for NFV and SDN? 
  • How can edge computing benefit telcos? 
  • What are the practical applications for AI? 
  • How can you assure security in future networks?

With speakers from BT, Deutsche Telecom, Telefonica, Telecom Italia and more, these free webinars offer a fantastic insight into the future challenges of telco. 

Find out what BBWF is like from the people who know.

Broadband World Forum 2018 kicks off at the Messe in Berlin on 23 October. Find out why you should be there from the people who attended last year! This year's operator speakers include Deutsche Telekom, BT, Vodafone, Telefónica, Orange and many more. Time is running out and hashtag#BBWF is free to attend, so book your Visitor Ticket here =>

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