CCS Microwave 230In a shrinking market, growth requires finding new customers. Adtran has been remarkably successful, beginning with a splash in Europe at DT. They've built a surprisingly strong presence in U.S. cable, mostly unannounced. Now, they've cut a deal with CCS to offer microwave backhaul for wireless to the rooftop, a promising market.

Fiber to the basement + G.fast is finding a large market, including AT&T. In many locations, it will prove cheaper to use Wireless To The Rooftop, WTTR. That was the strategy Google planned when they bought Webpass, although they remain in near-stealth mode. Most G.fast is backhauled with 2.4 gigabit GPON, so the 5 gig microwave from others now available has the capacity. The CCS units are small. as you can see in the picture. Huawei tells me they are ready to bond 5 gig mmWave for 10 & 20 gigabits.

ASSIA, known for DSL optimization, has now announced they are supporting Telefonica Latin America on GPON fiber as well.

Telefonica is deploying millions of lines of fiber, especially around Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Fiber is not dead, although some on Wall Street think so.) Eduardo de Santos of Telefonica is "transitioning our network to fiber."

ASSIA's Expresse & Clearview software allows the call center to identify customer problems and often repair them. Current versions also have sophisticated methods of solving home Wi-Fi problems developed for ASSIA's CloudCheck software. It seems like every systems vendor is announcing they are now managing home Wi-Fi. It's the single most important reason people call for support. ASSIA has been working on the problem for half a decade or more and believes they are the leader.

Ericsson & Nokia, faving a decline in telco purchases, are rushing to find industrial and other customers for 5G. 

Important conflict of interest note. I'm on the ASSIA Advisory Board and under non-disclosure on some information.

Here's the pr. 

ADTRAN Announces Next-Generation mmWave Backhaul and Access Solutions

Agreement enables operators to rapidly and economically deploy very dense 5G networks over both wireless MESH/SON and fixed NG-PON2 technologies

BERLIN & HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--()--ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced an agreement with CCS to deliver self-organizing mmWave technology for backhaul and access capabilities to wired and wireless operators as they embrace 5G densification architectures and significantly higher access speeds.

“Extending our portfolio to include Metnet—CCS’ unique self-organizing mmWave backhaul solution—adds a crucial wireless alternative, creating a complete customer proposition for all operators eager to execute fast, seamless deployment of dense 5G networks and other Gigabit access solutions for both residential and enterprise customers.”

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The global agreement with CCS, a UK-based pioneer in self-organizing 5G mmWave backhaul and Gigabit access, forms the latest development in ADTRAN’s Mosaic Open Network Alliance initiative. It complements ADTRAN’s existing SD-Access based NG-PON2 solution for 5G backhaul, featuring non-service impacting wavelength agility and ultra-low latency to safeguard the extraordinary SLA performance demands of 5G, IoT and other mission-critical services.

“The resiliency, scale and low-latency capabilities of the ADTRAN SD-Access based mmWave solution make it the clear choice for operators seeking an affordable and sustainable 5G rollout, specifically in those instances where backhaul fiber is initially unavailable or impractical,” said Hossam Salib, VP, cable & wireless strategy at ADTRAN. “Extending our portfolio to include Metnet—CCS’ unique self-organizing mmWave backhaul solution—adds a crucial wireless alternative, creating a complete customer proposition for all operators eager to execute fast, seamless deployment of dense 5G networks and other Gigabit access solutions for both residential and enterprise customers.”

ADTRAN Mosaic Open Network Alliance was established in August, 2017, to accelerate the industry’s transition to open programmable, scalable networks and to provide operators from across the globe with a single point of reference for leading SD-Access and NFV solutions. CCS Metnet’s integration with ADTRAN Mosaic’s open architecture ensures total control and optimum operational efficiency across the network, irrespective of physical access medium.

“We see this open network alliance as driving value for customers around the world by bringing together the global technology leaders for both fixed and wireless access and backhaul solutions,” said Steve Greaves, CEO at CCS. “The combination of our pioneering wireless mesh/SON technology, with ADTRAN’s 5G-ready NG-PON2 solution, offers huge advantages to operators as they pursue next-generation service opportunities and roll out open, software-defined networks.”

About ADTRAN
ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and communications equipment. ADTRAN’s products enable voice, data, video and Internet communications across a variety of network infrastructures. ADTRAN solutions are currently in use by service providers, private enterprises, government organizations, and millions of individual users worldwide. For more information, please visit www.adtran.com

About CCS
CCS (Cambridge Communication Systems) is the creator of Metnet – the world’s only self-organising 5G microwave backhaul for small cell, 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA), CCTV and fibre extension applications.

In major live deployments from Asia to North America, Metnet is powering networks to mmWave 5G performance – intuitively, scalably, flexibly and cost-effectively.

Delivering high capacity, ultra-low latency and ultra-fast deployment, Metnet is optimised for performance edge today and multigigabit to 100Gbps capacity tomorrow. Metnet’s proven capability is trusted at the heart of some of the world’s most demanding and data-heavy networks, including a pre-5G network for Telefonica O2 in London, at the heart of the world’s largest financial centre.

With a unique self-organising mesh solution for realising 5G – and beyond – CCS’s innovation and vision is connecting the 5G world.

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Telefonica Deploys ASSIA’s GPON Expresse® Solution to optimize Fiber Broadband Performance

 
PRESS RELEASE GlobeNewswire
 Oct. 16, 2017, 08:00 AM

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adaptive Spectrum and Signal Alignment, Inc. (ASSIA®). ASSIA and Telefonica announce widespread deployment of ASSIA’s GPON Expresse® software across countries in South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru. GPON Expresse manages gigabit optical broadband networks with diagnostics for improved network performance and service delivery to Telefonica’s fiber-based subscribers.

GPON Expresse adds to the suite of ASSIA software products currently deployed at Telefonica in Latin America: DSL Expresse® for diagnostics and optimization of high speed DSL networks, and ClearView® for precise network analysis and recommendations for customer care agents and field technicians. 

With the GPON Expresse deployment, Telefonica can now benefit from ClearView support across both copper and fiber networks.  By also incorporating ClearView support for Wi-Fi, operators can have complete end-to-end management across their access and in-home networks.

Eduardo de Santos, Director of Customer Service Operations at Telefónica Global CTIO has recently informed that “Telefonica has deployed ASSIA Expresse and ClearView products to effectively manage our high speed copper networks while providing exceptional customer care support.   With the addition of GPON Expresse, we now have a set of unified subscriber care tools that seamlessly support our network transformation to fiber, further enhancing our ability to deliver excellent subscriber care across our entire Telefonica network.”

John Cioffi, ASSIA Inc. Chief Executive Officer, Redwood City, California has also explained that “ASSIA has been supporting Telefonica in Latin America since 2010 with its DSL Expresse solution. The recent incorporation of GPON Expresse is a step forward to have a comprehensive and real time view of the subscriber loop that will improve Telefonica capabilities at their Assistance Centers. Expresse solutions provide access-network Quality of Experience monitoring, which is critical for reducing proactive maintenance and service-operation center costs.”

About Telefonica
Telefónica is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world by market capitalization and number of customers with a comprehensive offering and quality of connectivity that is delivered over world class fixed, mobile and broadband networks. As a growing company it prides itself on providing a differential experience based both on its corporate values and a public position that defends customer interests.

The company has a significant presence in 21 countries and 346 million accesses around the world. Telefónica has a strong presence in Spain, Europe and Latin America, where the company focuses an important part of its growth strategy. 

Telefónica is a 100% listed company, with more than 1.5 million direct shareholders. Its share capital currently comprises 5,192,131,686 ordinary shares traded on the Spanish Stock Market and on those in London, New York, Lima, and Buenos Aires

About ASSIA® 
ASSIA® is a trusted partner with the leading market share of management and optimization software solutions for global broadband and residential Wi-Fi networks. ASSIA's Expresse® broadband system enables Internet Service Providers to save significant money on subscriber care while increasing customer satisfaction and adoption of additional revenue-generating service tiers.  ASSIA’s ClearView® software provides both broadband access and Wi-Fi connection analysis and recommends appropriate steps for call–center agents and field technicians to effectively and efficiently resolve network issues.  ASSIA’s CloudCheck® Wi-Fi optimization software enables service providers and enterprises to deliver quality digital experiences over residential Wi-Fi networks. ASSIA has more than 100 million broadband households under contract worldwide. For more information, visit www.assia-inc.com.

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Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd and dozens of others have exposed Harvey Weinstein. Every industry, including ours, has monsters like that, rarely stopped.
    I choose instead to highlight some women who are driving us forward. Nicola Palmer and Sanyogita Sangupta lead Verizon’s 5G effort, the most successful in the world. They will spend $billions and have already put hundreds of cells in the field  
     Verizon jumped ahead when almost all others held back. Charla Rath persuaded the FCC to offer gigahertz of mmWave spectrum three years before the official WRC plan. They supported the NYU work to make a more accurate channel model.
     With allies, VZ created their own 5G standard in 2015 because they didn’t want to wait for 3GPP.  The system commercial in 2018 and will do mobile in 2019 if the handsets are ready.  
     “The race is on” between Verizon and AT&T to be first in each market.10%-20% of people almost everywhere hate their broadband provider and likely to switch to mmWave. The U.S. build is going fast because the two giants expect to find a large market replacing landlines outside of their existing region.
     If they are first in a land grab.

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