Broadband Communities

OCT 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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OCTOBER 2017 | | BROADBAND COMMUNITIES | 59 Clearfield Clearfield is the Fiber to the Anywhere company – with a Fiber to the Anywhere product platform. Rather than a predetermined, scripted solution, "Solve for X" is the Clearfield promise of a product design methodology that addresses your unique requirements while providing the lowest total cost of ownership. Offering a streamlined, practical approach when it comes to the distribution, consolidation, management and protection of fiber, Clearfield's line of panels, frames and cabinets, optical components and full range of fiber optic assemblies and patch cords are designed for scalable deployment, craft-friendly operation and unsurpassed performance. Clearfield's FieldShield fiber delivery system delivers a simple, fast fiber pathway through all points of the network to provide a total end-to-end solution. FieldShield pushable fiber, microduct, terminals and last-mile drop technologies are saving providers time and money with labor-lite designs that reduce labor and skill at installation and at the pre- engineering stage. Corning Corning is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, we have applied our unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people's lives. Our Optical Communications division delivers connectivity to every edge of the network, from optical fiber, cable, hardware and equipment to fully optimized solutions for high-speed communications networks. Visit us at www. COS Systems COS Business Engine, continuously developed since 2007 and used to operate more than 100 open access networks, is now available in an inexpensive cloud hosted version perfect for municipal networks as well as operators of multiple networks. is proven business and operations support system also supports single-provider networks, but it is built from the ground up to manage the complexity of multiple providers that offer any kind of services on a joint network infrastructure. It comes with a customizable online marketplace in which subscribers can browse the assortment of providers and services and easily order online. To make the operator efficient and to create happier ISPs and subscribers, COS Business Engine enables self-service by allowing ISPs access into the system to edit their service offerings, and provides subscribers with their own "My Pages" where they can manage their services. In this comprehensive solution, provisioning is simplified, and wholesale billing is solved by auto-generated billing reports. GLDS Since 1980, GLDS has helped small operators look big by providing reliable, full-featured billing and management software at affordable prices – including cloud-based services that operators can use with little server investment. Partnering with major equipment suppliers worldwide, GLDS supports FTTH, IPTV, DOCSIS, OTT, LTE, TVE, cloud service, wireless, satellite, mobile payments and legacy delivery systems. It has installed solutions for more than 400 small to mid- size broadband operators, including FTTH, cable, satellite and wireless operators that range in size from startups to providers with more than 400,000 customers. GLDS has offices in Carlsbad, California; Beaver Dam, Wisconsin; and Kaunas, Lithuania, but it operates in 49 U.S. states and 45 countries worldwide. Key products include BroadHub (formerly WinCable) for customer management and billing, and SuperController for multiservice automated provisioning. WinForce tech, a mobile workforce management platform, empowers field techs with tools previously available only to office staff. Available in native Android and browser-based platforms, WinForce tech is fully integrated with BroadHub.

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