Gradually, inexorably, service providers are migrating to fiber-based networking. 

In Preconnectorized Solutions: For State-of-the-Art Optical Access Deployments, Mark Conner, market development manager at Corning Cable Systems, discusses the use of preconnectorized assemblies to accelerate deployment.

Conner writes: "When commercial services first started taking off, customers typically were larger and were served via a CWDM-based network. The filters and drop cables needed to connect a subscriber were often spliced into existing closures, leveraging optical cables already in place for residential broadband services. As long as customers remained few and far between, this one-at-a-time method worked well.

"However, successful initiatives to capture SMBs bring new challenges. MSOs now face a larger volume of subscription orders to fill, which requires increased labor, better management of connectivity and, in some cases, the addition of new fiber into the network. Multi-tenant unit (MTU) commercial buildings in large metro areas represent significant opportunities, but smart deployments must match initial revenue opportunities with the scalability required to capture future growth over time." ...More


SeaChange & RGB Networks: Time Shifting: Optimizing Bandwidth for new On Demand TV Applications
Thursday, March 12, 2009 - Video subscribers are fully aware they have multiple options to view content when they want it. They also want to be able to pause and rewind that content as they watch it, even when it's "live". Providing content on demand can be implemented in multiple ways, and many of these implementations rely on different service architectures. Click Here to Register

You'll find several Webinars archived, with complete audio and PowerPoint presentations.
Among the most recent are:

Alcatel-Lucent: Enabling Profitable Business Services Evolution.
How can cable operators build on their momentum in the commercial services market to expand the scale of the business, create new business services offerings, and reach out to new markets and customers? Leveraging a highly reliable, flexible and resilient network ensures that an operator can deliver carrier services and support critical business voice and data applications. Listen to the archived broadcast.

BigBand Networks: Paths to Personalization.
BigBand's Biren Sood compares and contrasts the economics associated with a suite of technological options for personalization of video services, including SDV and IPTV. Listen to the archived broadcast.


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