This year's awards will again take place during a river cruise through Paris on the Bateau Diamant

As the clock ticks down to the Broadband InfoVision Awards ceremony, to be held in Paris in two months’ time, we continue our series of previews of the different awards categories and their shortlisted entries. This month is the turn of Category Two – Broadband Access Network Technologies and Services (Fixed).

Proceeding in alphabetical order, the Alcatel-Lucent 5060 IP Border Controller-4 (IBC-4) has been nominated for its ability to help service providers address the critical challenge of ensuring service availability, security and quality whilst keeping costs and risks in check. The 5060 IP Border Controller-4 has been designed from the ground up for all IP communications, and provides a wealth of security mechanisms and key features, such as IPv4/IPv6 interworking and policy management interfaces.

US firm ASSIA has been nominated for its DSL Expresse software, which optimises the operating parameters for each DSL line and provides detailed line-level and network-level diagnostics for both the copper plant and DSL service. The solution can scale to over 20mn lines, and is compatible with ADSL1, ADSL2/2+ and VDSL DSLAMS, as well as pair-bonded deployments.

Ericsson‘s EDA 1500 GPON Optical Line Terminal has reached the shortlist after impressing judges with its ability to facilitate the transition from copper-based networks to fibre delivered all the way to the home. The EDA 1500 GPON solution supports a complete suite of open access features, as well as featuring a 16 ports GPON board, and offers features designed to ensure low cost of ownership, such as simple speed click provisioning and optical fault monitoring.

Huawei has been nominated for its Single Backhaul@FMC solution, which delivers an end-to-end solution for mobile broadband and fixed mobile convergence. Its unique features include the ability to facilitate any connection between a range of services, including LTE and 2G/3G services. It provides comprehensive Quality of Service capabilities, and provides high levels of security by providing access authentication and service isolation, as well as IPsec-GW redundancy methods.

Finally, ZTE has been shortlisted for its VDSL2 vectoring solution, based on system-level vectoring, which increases bandwidth further than traditional VDSL2 or board-level vectoring solutions, and enables all users to connect to different line cards in a DSLAM, meaning that they can benefit from interference cancellation. By increasing the reach from the cabinet to the home or premises, system-level vectoring can also offer higher coverage than a traditional VDSL2 solution and reduces an operator’s need to deploy additional street cabinets.

The Broadband InfoVision Awards will be held in Paris on September 27th during a Gala Dinner Presentation aboard a river cruise on the Seine, travelling through the heart of the French capital. For more information and to register, please click here

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