Gigabit Internet: Surveying the Landscape

Gigabit Internet has become such a hot topic that related announcements seem to be coming out at, well, gigabit speeds. To help interested parties keep track, Viavi Solutions (NASDAQ:VIAV) has released a gigabit tracking database, dubbed appropriately, Gigabit Monitor, available at The visual database references current and planned gigabit deployments around the world, from mobile, cable and telco service providers.

As a test and measurement company, Viavi wanted to make sure the industry understood the aggregate implications of this acceleration of high-speed networking, to ensure delivery of the intended customer experience, said Sameh Yamany, CTO, Viavi.

“We want to be sure our customers and partners are aware of the megatrend of gigabit Internet, because we anticipate impacts everywhere in the network, from access back into the core,” Yamany said.

Gigabit Monitor draws on public sources of information, including company websites, press announcements, industry trade media and local newspapers.

“It was important to use public sources because we work with hundreds of service providers worldwide and did not want to create the impression that we were sharing privileged information,” Yamany said.

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About Mark Milliman

Mark Milliman is a Principal Consultant at Inphotonics Research driving the adoption and assisting local governments to plan, build, operate, and lease access open-access municipal broadband networks. Additionally, he works with entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to increase the value of their intellectual capital through the creation of strategic product plans and execution of innovative marketing strategies. With more than 22 years of experience in the telecommunications industry that began at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Mark has built fiber, cable, and wireless networks around the world to deliver voice, video, and data services. His thorough knowledge of all aspects of service delivery from content creation to the design, operation, and management of the network is utilized by carriers and equipment manufacturers. Mark conceived and developed one of the industry's first multi-service provisioning platform and is multiple patent holder. He is active in the IEEE as a senior member. Mark received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
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