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1 Vol. 42 No. 2 - May 2020 Issue contents Volume 42 No. 2 - May 2020 ISSN 1751-0791 Chartered Supporters The SCTE is grateful to the following chartered supporters for their continued support of Broadband Journal: Amphenol Broadband Solutions, braun teleCom, Bridge Technologies, DCT DELTA, DVEO, Technetix, VIAVI Solutions and WISI. SCTE - The Society for Broadband Professionals Officers and Members of the Executive Committee President Anthony Basham FSCTE Vice President Mike Thornton FSCTE Chief Executive Dr. Roger Blakeway FIET, C.Eng Hon. Treasurer Paul Broadhurst Secretary Beverley Walker FIAM Members Laura Baskeyfield; John Callas; Rien Baan; Chris Swires; Les Hampson; Costas Kyriacou; Mike Jones; Dave Hodges; James Harwood; Peter Veerman and Rien Baan. SCTE Communications House, 41a Market Street, Watford, Hertfordshire WD18 0PN, UK Tel: +44 (0) 1923 815500 Fax: +44 (0) 1923 803203 Email: office@theSCTE.eu Website: www.theSCTE.eu Managing Editor Sara Waddington 28 Westwood Drive, Amersham, Bucks HP6 6RJ, UK Tel: +44 (0)777 3488771 E-mail: sara.waddington@theSCTE.eu European Editorial Consultant Dipl.Ing. Thomas Lang BCN-Consulting PO Box 1163 D-82050 Sauerlach, Germany Tel: +49 8104 8889800 Email: thomas.lang@bcn-consulting.de Publisher Evolution Print & Design Ltd 143 Cavendish Road, Leicester LE2 7PJ, UK Tel: +44 (0) 116 274 7700/0330 010 0004 Email: sales@evolutiondc.co.uk Broadband Journal is published on behalf of the SCTE (Society for Broadband Professionals) by Evolution Print and Design Ltd. Neither the editor nor the Society, as a body, is responsible for expression of opinion appearing in the journal unless otherwise stated. Papers and contributions for consideration for publication in Broadband or for reading at meetings are welcome and should be sent to Sara Waddington. Letters Broadband Journal is your forum for debate on issues affecting the industry. Let us have your news and views. Write to The Editor, c/o Communications House, marking your letter ‘for publication’. For reasons of space, we reserve the right to edit letters published in Broadband . © 2020 Broadband Journal Information in Broadband Journal may not be reproduced, changed or used without prior written permission from the SCTE. diary dates 108 service finder 105 products Simple, Rapid and Productive 90 Integrated Services Monitoring is an approach to quality which addresses the multiple layers of the broadcast and media cycle. Product Reviews 94 Read about the latest technologies on the market. ANGA A new date for ANGA COM 86 As COVID-19 sweeps across Europe, the ANGA COM exhibition and conference has been postponed to 8-10 June 2021 in Cologne, Germany. technical Leading the Way for 5G Small Cells Deployment 62 The impact of codeless provisioning automation in small cells deployment. Unleashing Endless Possibilities for Cable Networks 70 This article will explain how to create more bandwidth and flexibility within the same infrastructure and how new technology will make 1.8GHz ESD installations feasible without amplifier respacing. from the industry Industry News 16 The latest global news from the industry. Standards Update: Network Transformation 26 ETSI addresses the network transformation challenge and highlights the value that core ETSI Technical Bodies provide to the industry. Standards Update: Standards in Focus 38 David Hodges gives a status overview of international and European standards and projects, including various CENELEC Working Groups. Keeping Connected 44 Amphenol Broadband Solutions’ general manager, Josh Hirschey, outlines its support to customers during the COVID-19 crisis and explains how it is positioning itself to meet current and future market demands. COVID 19: Impact of the 2008 Financial Crisis on Operator Business Services 50 This report identifies some key trends from the 2008 financial crisis which may help operators to form an initial assessment of how demand for business services is likely to change, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and plan accordingly. A Smart Fibre Network for Smart Cities 58 A smart city depends on a network providing flawless and rapid connectivity. Comsof Fiber explains the importance of the planning stage in this network rollout process. commentary SCTE in Focus 2 Welcome to the May 2020 issue of Broadband Journal! from the scte SCTE News 4 All the latest news and events from the SCTE. scte benelux news Benelux News 14 All the latest news and events from the SCTE's Benelux Group. from the archive The Design Philosophy for a 5-300MHz Relay System - Part Two 76 This special archive article (to celebrate our 75th anniversary year) outlines reasons for extending the bandwidth to 300MHz and the extra problems involved; outlines the required distortion figures for the new equipment and describes the methods used to obtain improved figures and measurement methods. Part One of this article appeared in the February 2020 issue of Broadband Journal.