Products are classified into a small number of fairly broad categories. Click on each category name to go to the corresponding page of new product information:
- Broadband/Cable Access & Applications: The wireline access network and associated customer premises and applications. Includes DSL, GPON, WDM-PON, outside plant and tools, and some CPE such as demarcation devices and access gateways/devices for homes or businesses. Also cable technology, STBs, IPTV, and home networking systems or applications, and miscellaneous business equipment/applications relevant to access.
- Carrier Transport & Optical Networking: Fixed-line transmission systems for carrier core or metro networks. Includes optical networking, Dense Wavelength-Division Multiplexing (DWDM) and Coarse Wavelength-Division Multiplexing (CWDM) systems, Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM)s, Synchronous Optical Network (Sonet)/SDH, crossconnects, Carrier Ethernet, multiplexers, fixed microwave links, and Optical Packet Switch/Routers.
- Components & Devices: The fundamental elements from which telecom equipment is made. These include: (1) optical elements, such as lasers, modulators, Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Mirrors, detectors, splitters, amplifiers, fibers and couplers; (2) electronic elements, such as RF amplifiers, modulators/demodulators and filters, connectors, ASICs, FPGAs, processors, DSPs, AdvancedTCA (ATCA) boards and boxes, and backplane switches; (3) software elements, such as embedded protocol stacks and operating systems.
- Mobile Devices & Software: End-user aspects of mobility that are becoming crucial for service providers' business strategy. Includes smartphones, tablet devices, operating systems, applications and aspects of the software infrastructure needed to exploit them, such as app creation environments and app management.
- Switching, Routing & Network Platforms: Carrier networking platforms and systems that provide and control packet-based networks and services. Includes traditional switching and routing, IMS, IP/Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), deep packet inspection, VoIP, service gateways, media gateways, session border controllers, Long Term Evolution (LTE) Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and storage network platforms.
- Telecom Software & Service Provider IT: The software and IT systems hardware to operate and control telecom networks, services and businesses. Service Provider Information Technology (SPIT) includes OSS, BSS, billing systems, ad management systems, customer analysis systems, service creation environments, SDPs and policy control.
- Test & Measurement: Self-explanatory.
- Wireless Infrastructure: Covers two main areas: (1) the radio aspects of fixed or mobile wireless networks, including base stations, towers, antennas, satellite systems, point-to-point and point-to-multipoint systems; (2) telecom systems and equipment dedicated specifically for use in wireless infrastructures, such as LTE backhaul systems, and integrated wireless solutions.
— Tim Hills is a freelance telecommunications writer and journalist. He's a regular author of Light Reading reports.
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