June 05, 2012 09:00 ET

ASSIA to Present on Two Hot Topics in DSL

Research VP Wonjong Rhee to Speak on Mobile Data Offloading, June 6, at TIA 2012; CTO Marc Goldburg to Present on Sub-Loop Unbundling With Vectored and Unvectored Lines, June 6, at TNO's DSL Seminar

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 5, 2012) - ASSIA, Inc., the leading provider of high-performance software tools for dynamic spectrum management (DSM) of digital subscriber line (DSL) networks, today announced that on June 6, 2012 two executives will deliver presentations about two timely topics on DSL: mobile data offloading and sub-loop unbundling.

At the TIA 2012 conference ASSIA's Vice President of Research Wonjong Rhee will deliver a presentation, "Management of DSL and Wi-Fi from Cloud for Mobile Data Offloading." Mobile offloading has been a timely topic since the growth of smart-phones began placing heavy loads on cellular networks. Offloading is often achieved through a local DSL broadband service and an associated Wi-Fi network link. While the basic concepts and benefits of offloading itself have been well recognized, the performance and management challenges of the DSL and Wi-Fi connections and the impact of offloading have not been well understood. This presentation will cover the potential cost savings and additional revenues made possible by remote management of DSL and Wi-Fi. In addition, performance statistics and unrealized gains from cloud side monitoring will be provided.

Who: Dr. Wonjong Rhee, VP Research, ASSIA, Inc.
What: Management of DSL and Wi-Fi from Cloud for Mobile Data Offloading
When: Wednesday, June 6, 8:00 a.m. - 8:25 a.m.
Where: Gaylord Texan Hotel & Convention Center, Grapevine, Texas

At TNO's DSL Seminar 2012 ASSIA's Chief Technology Officer Marc Goldburg will deliver a presentation, "Vectoring Coexistence: Unvectored Services and Unbundled Environments." Vectoring technology can deliver speeds of more than 100 Mbps in dense VDSL deployments. Service providers and regulators worldwide consider vectoring to be critical to the future of the copper plant as a medium for delivering advanced broadband services. Practical deployment of vectored DSL will generally require mechanisms to ensure coexistence between vectored and unvectored DSLs, and between different vectoring groups. Coexistence mechanisms are important between separate DSL networks, and even within a single operator's DSL network. In this talk, Goldburg will review coexistence mechanisms for VDSL, and present guidelines for the coexistence of vectored systems with other DSL systems, both vectored and unvectored.

Who: Dr. Marc Goldburg, CTO, ASSIA, Inc.
What: Vectoring Coexistence: Unvectored Services and Unbundled Environments
When: Wednesday, June 6, 12:05 p.m. - 12:40 p.m.
Where: Van der Valk Hotel, Leiden, The Netherlands

About Wonjong Rhee
Dr. Wonjong Rhee is ASSIA's vice president of research and a 15-year veteran of the wired and wireless industry. He is a founding employee of ASSIA Inc., where he led invention and development of the company's DSL and Wi-Fi optimization solutions. The DSL product has been successfully commercialized and now it manages a majority of the US DSLs and approximately 15~25% of worldwide DSLs, improving the quality and operating economics of the world's most prevalent broadband access technology. He is an IEEE Fellow and holds 150 granted or pending US and international patents. Dr. Rhee received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

About Marc Goldburg
Marc Goldburg is ASSIA's CTO and Executive Vice President, where he is responsible for the company's advanced research, standards, regulatory and intellectual property matters. Previously, he was the CTO and a founder of ArrayComm, whose adaptive antenna technology is deployed in more than 300,000 2G, 3G and 4G base stations worldwide. Marc also worked for several years as a consultant to companies and venture capitalists in the WiMax, DTV, and satellite industries. Early in his career, he worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratories, where he developed signal processing techniques for Doppler radar systems. Dr. Goldburg holds a Ph.D. from Stanford, an MSEE from the University of Washington and a BSE from Princeton University, all in electrical engineering. He is a Fellow of IEEE and was recognized by Scientific American as its Communications Researcher of the Year in 2002.

About ASSIA, Inc.
ASSIA, Inc. develops high-performance software tools that dramatically improve the speed and reach of DSL networks. Using Dynamic Spectrum Management (DSM), these platform-agnostic tools enable DSL service providers to manage lines in real time and to lower capital and operating expenses, increase revenue, and deliver new multimedia content to the broadband-enabled home. ASSIA has more than 60 million 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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