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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 4/26/2017
The earl of a small English village has spoken. His decision? There shall not be broadband, especially if it involves unsightly poles.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 4/25/2017
Verizon on Monday uncorked the potential of its fiber-to-the-home network investments when it released Fios Gigabit Connection, with download speeds up to 950 Mbit/s and uploads up to 880 Mbit/s.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 4/24/2017
Increasingly taken for granted by urbanites and suburban dwellers, telehealth benefits remain out of reach to regions of the country underserved by ultra-broadband, a situation that costs the nation in lost productivity, sicker populations and higher healthcare costs.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 4/21/2017
When it comes to prioritizing their next-generation expenditures, cable operators are evenly split between DOCSIS 3.1 and extending fiber, according to a recent UBB2020 reader poll.
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Robert Clark, Technology Journalist, 4/20/2017
Broadband operators should rethink key assumptions about their IPTV and fiber strategies, an analyst warned.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 4/19/2017
Buoyed by strong international sales growth and demand for its services, access and aggregation solutions, ADTRAN reported record first-quarter sales for the first three months of 2017.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 4/19/2017
Broadband pricing is a bargain -- and cable operators could double premiums over the next few years, a recent research report predicts.
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Robert Clark, Technology Journalist, 4/18/2017
A British firm has devised a simple but effective way to combine fixed and mobile bandwidth to maximize throughput for bandwidth-starved users.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 4/17/2017
There's a regulatory battle heating up between local municipalities and utilities on one side and national broadband providers on the other, each side vying to deliver Internet access and services to underserved and rural areas.
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Global communications service providers continue to evolve their networks to deliver the user-driven service models and higher bandwidths demanded by consumers. At the same time, 5G densification initiatives are top of mind around the globe, with hundreds of thousands of 5G small cells needing an open, programmable and highly scalable access technology to fuel the growing demand for connectivity. As a result, 5G densification projects will demand fixed-access networks, supporting fronthaul, backhaul and crosshaul applications that provide:

  • Service agility by applying modern data center principles aligned with DevOps service creation and deployment
  • Hardware and facilities redundancy offering unprecedented business continuity
  • Low latency supporting the rigid specifications of the 5G standard
  • Network elasticity to support service growth to not just multi-gigabit, but multi-10Gbit/s levels
  • Cost sensitivity supporting mass market services further enabled by Fixed Access Network Sharing (FANS)
With the current maturation of 10G broadband technologies, and the heightened demand for high-speed fixed and mobile connectivity, 2017 is promising to be the year mass-market, multi-gigabit 10Gbit/s fiber services become commercially viable.

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The UBB2020 community has had a great first four months thanks to a market that's on the up!
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BT's Head of Research & Innovation, Prof. Tim Whitley, discusses 'Purposeful Innovation' and the future of communications.
Chris Mulley, Principal Architect at ZTE's CTO Group, discusses trends and innovation in fixed broadband access.
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NG-PON2 broadband access technology is already in trials with multiple major network operators but is it too early for the commercial deployment of this next generation ultra-broadband technology? In this UBB2020 live radio show, ADTRAN's Kurt Raaflaub provides an update on NG-PON2 developments and chats to Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre about how this technology could play a role in production access networks in 2017.
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