BROADBAND COMMUNITIES is the leading source of information on digital and broadband technologies for buildings and communities. Our editorial aims to accelerate the deployment of Fiber-To-The-Home and Fiber-To-The-Premises.
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40 | BROADBAND COMMUNITIES | www.broadbandcommunities.com | JULY 2016 FIBER-TO-THE-HOME TOP 100 LIST Summary: CHR provides a range of engineering, business and technology solutions to communications service providers. CHR offers engineering consulting and design solutions and services to ILEC, CLEC, power and municipal service providers. Services include preparing applications for loans and grants, broadband planning, performing high-level and detailed designs of outside plant for FTTx networks, permitting, converting GIS/CAD files and implementing outside plant. CHR Engineering specializes in fiber design and has expertise with a variety of communications technologies, including xDSL, PON, active Ethernet, Carrier Ethernet, fixed wireless, microwave and Wi-Fi. CHR's B/OSS solution, Omnia360, has been adopted by a number of independent service providers. Based on Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Omnia360 is a complete, out-of-the-box system available as a fully-hosted cloud-based solution or on-site license subscription. e company is headquartered in Houston. Cincinnati Bell www.cincinnatibell.com www.cincinnatibell.com/Fioptics 513-397-9900 Key Products: Telephone, data, video, wireless and information technology solutions Summary: Households and businesses in Greater Cincinnati have access to Cincinnati Bell's integrated communications solutions, which include local, long-distance, data, internet, entertainment, wireless and information technology services. In addition, Cincinnati Bell offers complex information technology solutions, such as managed services and technology staffing. e company's fiber-based services, branded as Fioptics, include advanced high-speed data, digital television and telephone services and are available to 335,000 residential and business customers, more than 40 percent of Greater Cincinnati. In 2014, the company made gigabit internet speed available to Fioptics customers. It also sold its wireless spectrum licenses for $194 million so that it could focus its efforts on the efficient deployment of fiber. In 2016, Cincinnati Bell extended its relationship with ETI Software Solutions to provide a host of solutions, including a complex migration of commercial subscribers from T1 copper connections to fiber. Cincinnati Bell's revenue in 2015 was $1.2 billion. Cisco Systems www.cisco.com 800-553-6387 Key Products: Platforms for fiber-to-the-home deployments, digital set-top boxes and accessories, cable modems, wireless routers, headend equipment, network management systems Summary: Cisco, which still dominates the Ethernet switch market worldwide and offers a vast range of networking equipment, has supplied equipment used in active Ethernet FTTH deployments for more than a decade. In 2014, it introduced the ME 4600 Series Multiservice Optical Access Platforms, which support both point-to-point (active Ethernet) and point-to-multipoint (GPON) topologies for fiber to the home, building, curb, cell and business. e ME 4600 Series includes modular optical line termination and flexible optical network terminal/unit devices. Cisco also supplies a full range of cable network equipment, including equipment for DOCSIS 3.1 broadband, and software for managing networks. A leader in the smart-city movement, Cisco recently signed an agreement with the city of Berlin, Germany, to cooperate in the areas of telemedicine, security and network infrastructure to develop solutions that benefit the citizens of Berlin. Cisco Systems, headquartered in San Jose, California, reported fiscal 2015 revenue of $49.2 billion. e company has about 72,000 employees worldwide. Clearfield www.SeeClearfield.com 763-476-6866; 800-422-2537 Key Products: Fiber distribution and protection systems for inside plant, outside plant and access networks Summary: Headquartered in Minneapolis, Clearfield designs and manufactures fiber distribution and protection systems. Product lines include FieldSmart high-density fiber distribution systems for the inside plant, FieldSmart fiber scalability centers for the outside plant, a fiber delivery point series for access networks, and FieldShield, an optical fiber delivery and protection platform made of microduct and preconnectorized pushable fiber. All product lines integrate with the Clearview Cassette 12-fiber management system to deliver scalable deployment and craft-friendly operation. In the last year, Clearfield developed a 144-port PON Pedestal Insert Kit to respond to industry demands for a cost-effective method to bring fiber to smaller serving areas and to reduce the number of access points and the amount of distribution fiber needed to reach a home. Clearfield, which has more than 200 employees, posted $60 million in revenue for the year ending September 2015. Comcast Cable / XFINITY Communities www.comcast.com; www.xfinity.com/xfinitycommunities Key Products: Internet, video and phone service Summary: Comcast delivers internet, phone and media services to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and to businesses under the Comcast Business brand.