February 10, 2014 11:00 ET

ASSIA Expert to Share Vectored VDSL Advice at IEEE Broadband Event

Dr. George Ginis to Describe Practical Aspects of Delivering High-Speed Broadband Access Services Using Vectored VDSL Technologies, and Discuss Software-Defined Access Networking at "Broadband Access Over Copper at Speeds Greater Than 100 Mbps"

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 10, 2014) - ASSIA, Inc., a leading solutions company for broadband service providers, today announced that Dr. George Ginis, ASSIA's senior vice president of DSL marketing and a co-inventor of vectoring technology, is presenting his insights on high-speed vectored VDSL and software-defined access networking at the IEEE event, "Broadband Access over Copper at Speeds Greater than 100 Mbps," on Wednesday, February 12 in Santa Clara, California.

In his presentation, "Delivering copper-based broadband access services at 100 Mbps," Dr. Ginis discusses practical aspects of delivering broadband access services using vectored VDSL technologies. He explains the importance of dynamic management systems for continuous DSL-network optimization, automated fault identification and intervention, including management algorithm fundamentals, and presents results from real networks. He also discusses the concept of software-defined access networking as a means to promote service-provider competition. Dr. Ginis' presentation is part of a series of ASSIA's thought-leadership initiatives on vectored VDSL, which also includes a white paper, "Smart Vectoring," and a webinar, "Vectored VDSL: Smart Strategies for Delivering 100 Mbps."

While fiber optic broadband access has captured significant media attention by promising virtually unlimited bandwidth, the vast majority of deployments are actually a hybrid of fiber and copper. Fiber and copper have turned out to be complementary technologies, enabling the cost-effective delivery of high bandwidth. Thanks to new "vectoring" crosstalk cancellation technologies, legacy telco copper cables are now capable of delivering speeds greater than 100 Mbps up to 1km in "fiber to the node" deployments, and upwards of 1 Gbps in shorter "fiber to the street" scenarios.

This important IEEE event describes some of the leading technologies and best practices related to deploying a leading-edge vectoring network.

Who: Dr. George Ginis, Senior Vice President of DSL Marketing, ASSIA
What: "Delivering copper-based broadband access services at 100 Mbps"
When: Wednesday, February 12, at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, Santa Clara, California

About George Ginis
George Ginis joined ASSIA in 2005 as director of technology, responsible for intellectual property, standards, and algorithm research. Between 2009 and 2012, he was VP of Engineering with responsibilities for development and delivery engineering, and he now heads up all DSL product marketing initiatives. Prior to ASSIA, he was a systems engineer at the Broadband Communications Group of Texas Instruments. He was elected Fellow of the IEEE in 2013 for his technical contributions to DSL. He holds a Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. His research at Stanford produced seminal results on Vectored DSL.

About ASSIA, Inc.
ASSIA, Inc. is a strategic and trusted solutions vendor to broadband service providers worldwide. ASSIA solutions enable providers to grow revenues, increase customer satisfaction, improve operational efficiencies, and deliver new multimedia content to the broadband-enabled home. ASSIA has more than 70 million broadband lines under contract with top-tier service providers worldwide and is backed by strategic investors, including AT&T, Mingly China Growth Fund, SFR Development, Sandalwood Partners, Sofinnova Partners, Stanford University, Swisscom Ventures, T-Ventures, and Telefonica. For more information, visit

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