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PPC to showcase newest fiber installation innovations at ANGA COM 2018

Posted by Krista Tysco

Representatives from PPC Broadband will join experts from across the international telecommunications and media industry at the ANGA COM Exhibition and Conference which takes place in Cologne, Germany,12 June through 14 June, 2018.

Organised by the Association of German Cable Operators (ANGA), this year's event has attracted a record 500 exhibitors, bringing together network operators, content providers, vendors and service providers from 36 countries.

Topics: Market trends, Fiber innovations

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How quality connectivity solutions optimize home network performance

Posted by Amos McKinnon

The ever-increasing consumer demand for faster download speeds, and improved picture and voice quality means connections throughout the home network must perform perfectly.

Today’s coaxial connectors have to provide flawless signal transmission, able to accommodate the vast amounts of traffic traveling back and forth between provider and user. To be sure a coaxial connector is up for the task, it's important for service providers to choose connectors that have been through vigorous testing and can prove their effectiveness, especially when the connection is less than finger-tight.

Topics: Broadband, Coax

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Balancing the price of network components with total cost of ownership

Posted by Krista Tysco

Balancing the price of network components against the lifetime cost is an ongoing challenge for broadband service providers as they strive to consistently deliver high-quality service that meets customers’ expectations.

While it’s vital to manage the level of capital cost for components, the use of cheaper or sub-standard materials is directly linked to poorer performance profiles which in turn can lead to a higher frequency of service calls, reduced customer satisfaction and the inevitable issue of customer churn.

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Shining the spotlight on ultra-fast broadband solutions

Posted by Krista Tysco

The rapid development of ultra broadband (UBB) connectivity (defined as provision of downstream data rates of 100 Mbits per second over any type of fixed network connection) is shaping up to promise some significant changes within fixed broadband networks over the next five years, according to the latest Telecoms Annual Industry Survey 2017.

Topics: Broadband

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The importance of training for problem-free network installation

Posted by Esther Wise

Studies have shown that 40% of all cable broadband service calls are related to issues with the drop network.

So if you’re looking to ensure better quality home network installations and reduce the number of service calls for your technicians, a customized, hands-on training program is an obvious first step.

Topics: Design and Install, Data/Statistics, Costs/ROI, Broadband

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Global telecoms industry survey predicts rise in video services & IoT

Posted by Krista Tysco

The telecoms industry has been developing with monumental pace in recent years, as highlighted in the latest Telecoms.com Intelligence Annual Industry Survey published in December 2017.

The survey shares the opinions of 1,500 members of the global telecoms industry - spanning North America, Europe, South America, Asia/Pacific, Africa and the Middle East - and explores key issues and trends affecting the sector including areas of growth, focuses of investment and biggest threats.

We're recapping the key takeaways from the survey, which include the rapid developments in technology, importance of ultra broadband, growing popularity of video services and crucial issues around cyber security.

Topics: Data/Statistics, Market trends, Broadband

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Which products are essential for a MoCA home network?

Posted by Krista Tysco

Increasing numbers of cable providers are incorporating MoCA (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) technology in their home installations to help deliver an even better connection.

MoCA has been designed and developed to make use of a household’s existing coaxial cable, which means it can transfer data quickly and efficiently throughout the home.

Topics: Broadband, DVR installations

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Worldwide fiber news and innovation roundup of 2017

Posted by Krista Tysco

Fiber-optic broadband is changing lives around the globe - whether it’s enabling people to work and study remotely, the rise of more clever and connected gadgets, increased demand for digital storage methods, or the simple pleasure of streaming Ultra HD TV.

In this blog post, we look back over some of the highlights within the fiber industry over the past year, with a roundup of news, developments and innovations from around the globe.

Topics: Market trends, Fiber innovations

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The new European CPR cable regulations - how manufacturers can comply

Posted by Tom Carpenter

Cable manufacturers and suppliers are required to meet specific classifications for the products they sell around the world, and label it as such for their customers. The standards for testing, and criteria for complying with new standards, are updated frequently, with a new regulation announced in mid-2017.

Topics: Regulatory/Policy

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How to improve the inspection results of your fiber connectors

Posted by Simon Thompson

Dirt, dust and other contaminants are the enemies of high-speed data transmission over optical fiber, as even the most minor of scratches or defects can present problems further down the line.

Optical fiber connectors are used to join optical fibers wherever a connect/disconnect ability is required.

Topics: Fiber to the premises, Fiber to the home

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