Broadband Communities

JUL 2017

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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74 | BROADBAND COMMUNITIES | | JULY 2017 FIBER-TO-THE-HOME TOP 100 LIST of the product line. Each S3 model was redesigned based on customer input to achieve sound reductions, enhanced speed and a simplified design. Privately owned, Vermeer was founded in 1948. Viavi Solutions 408-404-3600 Key Products: Field and lab broadband test equipment, network monitoring systems, network performance monitoring and diagnostic services Summary: Formed in 2015 when JDSU split into two companies, Viavi Solutions has nearly 100 years of experience in network test and assurance. Viavi provides test, assurance and optimization solutions for broadband communications service providers, cable operators, mobile-service providers, network equipment manufacturers, contractors and enterprises. e company's network optimization and communications test tools for fiber, wireless, virtual and wireline networks are designed to optimize connectivity, quality of experience and profitability. Viavi offers installation and service meters for all gigabit internet technologies, including GPON, DOCSIS 3.1, HFC, and Wi-Fi. e company claims numerous firsts in this category, such as the industry's first 400G test platform, and it works with the world's top broadband service providers. is year, Viavi was recognized as the global market leader in fiber optic test equipment by Frost & Sullivan for the sixth consecutive year and was named Outstanding Test and Measurement Vendor at the Leading Lights Awards. For fiscal 2016, which ended July 2, 2016, Viavi reported net revenue of $906.3 million. Viavi is based in Milpitas, California. Walker and Associates 800-925-5371 Key Products: Products and services for deploying communications networks Summary: Walker and Associates is a national distributor of network products for broadband providers, including wireline, wireless, CATV, government and enterprise network operators. Its range of products from more than 300 suppliers facilitates carriers' delivery of high-speed internet, video, data and voice services to residential, business and mobile users. Walker supports technologies such as switching, routing, Wi-Fi, microwave, NFV, Carrier Ethernet, VoIP, WDM, ROADM, packet optical networking, SDN, GPON, active Ethernet, fixed wireless, DSL and more. Products include fiber and copper connectivity, power systems, indoor and outdoor enclosures and outside-plant products. Walker's certified product engineering, kitting, testing, installation, systems integration and managed services simplify network deployment, and the company helps network designers make product selection decisions for optimum network performance, scale and operating cost. It also performs promotional, logistical and technical support services for manufacturers, reaching 10 telecommunications submarkets and more than 1,200 domestic customers. Last fall, Walker added a West Coast distribution center and expanded its NFV Lab in the North Carolina distribution center. Based in Welcome, North Carolina, with 155 employees, Walker is ISO 9001/2015 quality certified and is a certified Women Owned corporation. Zyxel Communications Inc. 714-632-0882; 800-255-4101 Key Products: Customer-premises equipment and Ethernet switches for FTTH and FTTN networks Summary: In operation since 1989, Zyxel offers a portfolio of fiber and DSL broadband gateways, home connectivity, entertainment solutions and smart-home devices. Service providers deliver FTTH and FTTN services to homes, buildings and campuses with Zyxel products that include broadband gateways, Wi-Fi routers and media streamers, power line and HPNA adapters, indoor and outdoor WLAN access points, gigabit and 10G Ethernet switches, next- generation UTM security gateways, Wi-Fi hotspots and internet service gateways. Recent product introductions include a gigabit Ethernet wireless gateway, an 11ac access points product line, a family of Layer-2+ gigabit access switches, and cloud managed solutions for business broadband. Zyxel's clients include major service providers and more than 100 independent operating companies throughout North America. Zyxel's worldwide headquarters is in Hsinchu, Taiwan, and its North American headquarters is in Anaheim, California. With 90 employees, Zyxel offers logistical, sales and technical support in the North American market through a local team of professionals. v To nominate an organization for next year's FTTH Top 100, email

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