September 08, 2014 18:00 ET

Dr. John Cioffi, to Present on the Rapid Deployment of High-Speed DSL at CommsDay Melbourne Congress 2014

ASSIA CEO and the 'Father of DSL' Discusses How Service Providers Can Ensure Rapid Rollout and High Performance Through DSL Optimization

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 8, 2014) - ASSIA, Inc., a leading solutions company for broadband service providers, today announced that ASSIA CEO and Chairman Dr. John Cioffi will deliver a keynote address via videolink on "The Faster Path to Fast DSL," at CommDays Melbourne Congress on October 8, 2014.

In his presentation Dr. Cioffi will share his insights on the use of line management to optimize the performance of DSL lines by reducing instability caused by noise. Dr. Cioffi will also discuss how carriers can pre-qualify connections for high-speed DSL.

Who: Dr. John Cioffi, CEO and Chairman, ASSIA, Inc.
What: Keynote Address: The Faster Path to Faster DSL
When: Wednesday, October 8, 9:00-9:25 a.m. AEST
Where: Videolink to CommsDay Melbourne Congress

About Dr. John Cioffi
Dr. John Cioffi is a 35-year veteran of the broadband industry and sports numerous prestigious awards for his contributions to technology and industry. Prior to founding ASSIA in 2003, he served as founder, CTO and vice president of engineering at Amati before its acquisition by Texas Instruments. Dr. Cioffi held a tenured endowed professorship at Stanford University in the Department of Electrical Engineering from 1985 to 2009, where he is now an active Professor Emeritus with limited ongoing research efforts in broadband access. He has published more than 400 papers and holds more than 100 patents. Dr. Cioffi is a member of the United States National Academy of Engineering and an International Fellow of the United Kingdom Royal Society of Engineering. He is a winner of the Economist Computing and Telecommunications Award (2010), the IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal (2010), the IEEE Kobayashi Award (2001), and the Marconi Society's Marconi Prize (2006). He currently serves on the board of Alto Beam and on the Marconi Society Board of Trustees. Dr. Cioffi holds a BSEE from the University of Illinois and a PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

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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