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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 5/22/2017
AT&T expanded its broadband options with new availability of its FlexWare on-demand network services in 200 countries and a recently inked customer agreement with Ericsson. The offering is part of AT&T's efforts to empower customers' digital transformations, powered by connectivity.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 5/19/2017
With its planned acquisition of data and digital services firm Business & Decision, Orange Business underscores the increased importance -- and recognition -- of the value these capabilities bring to broadband providers.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 5/18/2017
Europe is a quad-play market where cable operators must offer converged products and services to reduce customer churn and increase revenue, said a top Liberty Media executive during an investment conference this week.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 5/17/2017
During its open meeting, scheduled for May 18, the Federal Communications Commission is slated to discuss several topics that ultimately could reshape broadband investment, Internet neutrality and satellite services.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 5/16/2017
Comcast Business is accelerating its focus on enterprise and multi-site businesses with the debut on Tuesday of a carrier-grade SD-WAN platform.
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Rick Schadelbauer, Manager, Economic Research and Analysis, NTCA -The Rural Broadband Association, 5/16/2017
With all the recent talk of ensuring affordable healthcare for all Americans, it is important to keep in mind that if health services are unavailable, the question of their cost is largely moot.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 5/15/2017
An expanding web of submarine fiber-optic cables is spreading across the world's waterways as service providers seek new sources of dark fiber to support growing demand for ultra-broadband services.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 5/15/2017
Charter reportedly is in discussions with cable networks about developing an inexpensive streaming offering, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 5/12/2017
Breaking up traditional silos between information technology and operations departments accelerates service providers' ability to deploy virtualized, cloud and on-demand services for ultra-broadband projects.
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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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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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