Fibre to the home is coming to you at the speed of light

The Innbox brand portfolio from FTL www.fibre.co.uk encompasses a? broad portfolio of innovative customer premises equipment like network termination devices with integrated RF converters for CATV, home gateways, universal home gateways, set-top boxes, media centers and power line communication devices which have the following? distinguishing characteristics:?
designed and produced in EU
awarded for technical perfection and unique modular design
provide high performance
enable fast installation, maintenance and remote management
provide premium end-user experience,
are based on a pay-as-you-grow business model
multi-vendor interoperability
are ???green??ù ??? lower power consumption than required by EU legislation,
top technical support and training programs

arcutronix supports the quality rating of LTE infrastructure

The 4th generation mobile technique LTE(Long Term Evolution) is demanding much higher requirements on clocking andsynchronisation as with former technologies. Even more, the back-hauling of theantennas for LTE (eNodeB) is purely based on Ethernet, which did not offerspecial features for clock and synchrony up to now. Ethernet is normally anasynchronous and packet-oriented transmission technology mainly used in LAN.Due to that there was no need to fulfil any demands on these quality featuresand in regular products nothing was prepared to support them.

Understanding the newdemands of back-hauling antennas via Ethernet, arcutronix implements in itsaccess devices synchronous Ethernet (Sync-E) and PTP.

Sync-E works onphysical layer similar to SDH. The Precision-Time Protocol, defined by IEEErecommendation 1588v2-2008, is a packet-based method to synchronise clocks andis independent to the physical transport, which is a big difference to Sync-E.Using Master-Slave architecture, the timing source (Grandmaster) sendsperiodically packets, which are carrying the actual time/clock. In amulti-stage procedure, each attached slave determines the packet-delay betweenitself and the Grandmaster. Knowing this individual packet-delay the slave canadjust its clock correctly. The algorithm used to calculate the delay of thetiming-packets requires precise timestamps for the sending and receiving time.Depending on the quality of the timestamps, the slave’s established clock canbe the same as on the Grandmaster, varying only a few Nano-seconds.

As for all packet-oriented procedures, thereare variations in the packet-delay for PTP packets and so the value is notconstant, but slightly fluctuating. The smaller the packet-delay variation, thebetter is the result for the calculated clock at the PTP slave. In addition,any change in the topology of the network, caused by failure of lines or nodes,will lead to massive change in the mean-packet-delay between Grandmaster andslave.

The calculation of the packet-delay betweenslave and Grandmaster plus the optimisation of the network to smallpacket-delay variations is one of the big challenges for operators andproviders. The used network models are never matching to existing lines. Theycan only be seen as a generalisation of common known networks.

arcutronix offers in its products the optionto log the calculated packet-delays and to store this over a long period oftime (up to 3 years). Using these loggings, conclusions about the network canbe done and ways for corrections can be found. Any changes in the topology canbe back-tracked and the influence on the quality-level of the PTP. So this newfeature is not only a mighty tool for operators but also very well suited intest cases and to improve further models of existing topologies.

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Fibre Technologies are pleased to announce their new range of home gateways and IADs

Fibre Technologies are pleased to announce their new range of homegateways and IAD’s
VDSL2home gateways
The VDSL2 Home Gatewaysupports delivery of all triple play services: internet data, Voice over
IP (VoIP) and IP videoincluding bandwidth consuming HDTV.
For packet based terminaldevices it provides six Ethernet ports including Gigabit capability as well aswireless access point using 802.11N
Additionally two ports fortelephony services are provided using Voice over IP technology
compatible with SIP serverenvironments.
With embedded firewall andIP sharing technology this Home Gateway delivers secure broadband Internetaccess to be shared by all connected clients.
Furthermore two USB2.0host ports are available to enable value-added features such as file server,FTP server, printer server or hub connectivity
ADSL2+home gateways
The ADSL2+ Home Gatewaysupports delivery of all triple play services: internet data, Voice over IP(VoIP) and IP video including bandwidth consuming HDTV.
For packet basedterminal devices it provides four local Ethernet ports as well as wirelessaccess
point IEEE using 802.11g
Additionally two ports fortelephony services are provided using Voice over IP technology compatible withSIP server environments.
With embedded firewall andIP sharing technology this Home Gateway delivers secure broadband Internetaccess to be shared by all connected clients.
Featuring per port/VLAN/IPDiffServ functions, quality of service (QoS) can be easily achieved for real?time multimedia services, such as IPTV and telephony services.
Furthermore USB2.0 host port is available toenable value-added features such as file server or USB hub connectivity
FTTHgateways
The FTTH Home Gatewaysupports delivery of all triple play services: internet data, Voice over
IP (VoIP) and IP videoincluding bandwidth consuming HDTV.
For packet based terminaldevices it provides five Ethernet ports including Gigabit capable as well aswireless access point using 802.11N
Additionally two ports fortelephony services are provided using Voice over IP technology compatible withSIP server environments.
With embedded firewall andIP sharing technology this Home Gateway delivers secure broadband Internetaccess to be shared by all connected clients.
Furthermore two USB2.0host ports are available to enable value-added features such as file server,FTP server, printer server or hub connectivity.
The FTTH Home Gateway alsoembeds a special Quality of Experience (QoE) monitoring client
which enables on-lineevaluation of data path all the way to HGW, which can reflect in significantlower OPEX of operator
FTTHGPON gateways
The FTTH Home Gatewaysseries support delivery of all triple play services: internet data, Voice over
IP (VoIP) and IP videoincluding bandwidth consuming HDTV.
For packet based terminaldevices the series of GPON Home Gateways provides up to four Gigabit Ethernetports as well as a wireless access point using 802.11N
Additionally two ports fortelephony services can be provided using Voice over IP technology compatiblewith SIP and MGCP environments.
Furthermore when takinginto account the end-user’s existing copper wiring, they can be equipped with aRF video output, eliminating the need for set-top boxes, since video is broadcastedin the same manner as with an analog cable system.
With embedded NAT,firewall and IP sharing technology they deliver secure broadband Internetaccess to be shared by all connected clients.
Universalgateways (VDSL2, ADSL2+ and FTTH in one unit)
End user can choosebetween different WAN options from ADSL in legacy environments, VDSL inbandwidth consuming scenarios to FTTC environments. By using additional SFPtransceiver, either 100 Mbs or 1Gbs, user can migrate to full FTTH P2Pscenario.
The Universal Home Gatewaysupports delivery of all triple play services: internet data, Voice over IP(VoIP) and IP video including bandwidth consuming HDTV.
For packet based terminaldevices it provides six Ethernet ports including Gigabit capable as well aswireless access point using 802.11N
Additionally two ports fortelephony services are provided using Voice over IP technology compatible withSIP server environments.
With embedded firewall andIP sharing technology this Home Gateway delivers secure broadband Internetaccess to be shared by all connected clients.
Furthermore USB2.0 hostports are available to enable value-added features such as file server, FTPserver, printer server or hub connectivity.
The Universal Home Gatewayalso embeds a special Quality of Experience (QoE) monitoring
client which enableson-line evaluation of data path all the way to HGW, which can reflect insignificant lower OPEX of operator.
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