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TIM Shrouds Italy in Ultra-Broadband
Alison Diana  
3/24/2017   Post a comment
As part of its ambitious plan to provide ultra-broadband to 99% of Italy's population, TIM is transforming Turin into a 5G city.
CenturyLink VP: CORD Benefits Exceed Expectations
Alison Diana  
3/23/2017   2 comments
Adam Dunstan, vice president of SDN/NFV engineering at CenturyLink, discusses the fixed-line operator's new ability to deliver broadband DSL over a CORD network and its goal of virtualizing its access network and central offices.
Households Disconnected From Connected Homes
Alison Diana  
3/22/2017   9 comments
Despite efficiencies and cost-savings offered by connected thermostats, alarms and other systems, only 10% of households have plugged in to connected homes, Gartner finds.
CSPs Use Virtualization to Improve Customer Satisfaction
Alison Diana  
3/21/2017   2 comments
As they transform their networks, service providers discover the beneficial impact virtualization has on customer experience, said Oracle executives such as CEO Mark Hurd during the company's annual Connect event in Orlando.
Six Slices of Pai: FCC Chair Details Broadband Vision
Alison Diana  
3/20/2017   8 comments
In his first formal speech as FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai shares his vision of the agency and its role in bringing broadband to all Americans.
Cable Cos Dominate New UBB Subs
Alison Diana  
3/17/2017   9 comments
As a group, top cable companies in the US saw broadband subscriptions rise 122% in 2016 vs. 2015.
Forum Works to Give Small Cells an Even More Powerful Punch
Alison Diana  
3/16/2017   9 comments
Small Cell Forum CEO David Orloff of AT&T discusses the organization's recent open source, partnering and standardization initiatives, and the opportunities small cells deliver to enterprises and service providers.
Colt Exec: Over-Provision Broadband Today for Customer Satisfaction, Growth
Alison Diana  
3/15/2017   11 comments
Peter Coppens, director of network portfolio at Colt, discusses the service provider's broadband over-provisioning, on-demand and international strategies.
ADTRAN Hits 10M DSL Vectoring Milestone
Alison Diana  
3/14/2017   11 comments
ADTRAN says it has passed the 10-million mark in shipments of its DSL and VDSL vectoring solutions, designed to accelerate operators' existing infrastructure's bandwidth speeds.
Broadband Speed, Adoption Up for Most , Not All
Alison Diana  
3/13/2017   17 comments
Although the average worldwide broadband speed is now 7 Mbit/s and adoption is growing, some regions saw usage drop over the last quarter, finds Akamai's State of the Internet report.
FTE Adds Construction to Its Fiber Diet
Alison Diana  
3/10/2017   17 comments
FTE Networks acquired construction management services firm Benchmark Builders in order to provide service provider and cable operator customers with one source for fiber, networks and new buildings.
European Cable Operators' Broadband Investments Pay Off: Report
Alison Diana  
3/9/2017   36 comments
Even as they roll out DOCSIS 3.1 trials, European cable companies see early broadband deployments reap new customers and revenue.
Liberty Global Bases Growth on Speed, Content
Alison Diana  
3/8/2017   15 comments
Speaking at the Deutsche Bank 2017 Media & Telecom Conference, SVP Rick Westerman outlines MSO's differentiators in several European countries.
How to Use G.fast to Create a Gigabit Society
Alison Diana  
3/7/2017   9 comments
Upcoming webinar will discuss G.fast, including the opportunities and challenges associated with its deployment.
Broadband Forum Creates Advisory Council
Alison Diana  
3/6/2017   5 comments
New council will focus on software, open source and how the industry can connect through the Forum's 20/20 initiative.
Multiple Choices Answer Broadband Question: AT&T's Fuetsch
Alison Diana  
3/6/2017   11 comments
AT&T leverages an array of technologies and standards to deliver ultra-broadband to customers ranging from households to multiple dwelling units to enterprises and government, says Andre Fuetsch, AT&T Labs president.
ADTRAN: CORD, SD-Access Transform Operator Networks
Alison Diana  
3/3/2017   5 comments
Open, programmable and scalable access network and Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter bring next-generation capabilities today, says ADTRAN's Kurt Raaflaub.
Hong Kong Blazes an Ultra-Broadband Trail
Elliot Richards  
3/1/2017   11 comments
Gary McLaren, CTO and co-owner of Hong Kong Broadband Network, talks to us about why Hong Kong is more forward-thinking than other cities and what others can learn if they want to lead a smarter future.
FCC's Pai Promises 'Light Touch' on Regulation
Alison Diana  
2/28/2017   5 comments
During MWC keynotes, new Federal Communications Commission chief pledges simplification and less legislation for broadband providers.
CSPs, Vendors Partner to Accelerate 5G
Alison Diana  
2/27/2017   6 comments
By agreeing to speed up the 5G New Radio (NR) standards schedule, 22 participants demonstrate the urgency of broadband adoption.
Urbanization Turns Copper Into G.fast Gold
Alison Diana  
2/24/2017   14 comments
More people are moving to cities and that means more opportunities for service providers to use G.fast to deliver ultra-broadband.
Fiber Bolsters Orange's Financials
Alison Diana  
2/23/2017   39 comments
Orange's focus on fiber paid off, as a close look at the service provider's 2016 earnings shows.
AT&T's Fuetsch on AirGig's Powerful Future
Alison Diana  
2/22/2017   16 comments
Andre Fuetsch, president of AT&T Labs, discusses AT&T's future plans for AirGig, the technology's benefits, opportunities and competition.
The Benefits & Pitfalls of PNM Adoption
Jim Walsh  
2/22/2017   9 comments
How Proactive Network Maintenance is saving service providers time, money and customers.
NTCA CEO: Broadband Transforms Rural US
Alison Diana  
2/17/2017   20 comments
Service providers delivering broadband to sparsely populated areas face unique challenges and opportunities, Shirley Bloomfield of NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association tells UBB2020.
What Is Europe's Real FTTH Price Tag?
Ray Le Maistre  
2/16/2017   8 comments
The cost of taking a FTTH connection to all of Europe's homes could be as low as €137 billion or as high as €360 billion, if you give any credence to studies from two of the region's broadband lobby groups.
Europe Warms to FTTH, Propped Up by Russia
Ray Le Maistre  
2/15/2017   6 comments
The number of fiber access broadband subs in Europe hit 44.3 million by September 2016, but a big whack of those are in Russia, the latest statistics from IDATE/FTTH Council Europe show.
NG-PON2 Used in Live Trial in New Zealand
Ray Le Maistre  
2/14/2017   8 comments
Northpower Fibre has added NG-PON2 technology to its live open access broadband network, providing a proof point for this emerging ultra-broadband technology.
Italians Launch Probe Into €1.2B FTTH Plan
Ray Le Maistre  
2/10/2017   4 comments
The 'Flash Fiber' joint venture plans of TIM and Fastweb are coming under scrutiny by Italy's competition authority.
How to Teach Old Fiber New Tricks
Mari Silbey  
2/9/2017   17 comments
CableLabs is planning to expand bandwidth capacity in the access network, and not just for cable operators.
Researchers Hit Terahertz Speed
Alison Diana  
2/7/2017   15 comments
Developers from Hiroshima University, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology and Panasonic create terahertz transmitter that can send digital data in the 300GHz band.
3 UK Acquires UK Broadband – And Lots More Spectrum
Alison Diana  
2/6/2017   12 comments
With its £300 million acquisition of UK Broadband, 3 UK gets access to many megahertz of spectrum capacity.
Bullish on SDN in Access Network: Poll
Alison Diana  
2/6/2017   15 comments
About 46% of survey respondents expect 2017 and 2018 to be the years SDN capabilities will be deployed at scale in commercial fixed broadband access networks.
Verizon's Broadband Touchdown Outlasts Super Bowl
Alison Diana  
2/3/2017   15 comments
Verizon spent more than $173 million to ensure Super Bowl attendees and Houston residents stay connected during and after the big game.
Nokia's Numbers Cast Shadow on Ultra-Broadband Market
Ray Le Maistre  
2/2/2017   27 comments
Market indications were that the ultra-broadband market was on the up but Nokia's financials tell a slightly different, if not altogether disheartening, story.
The FCC Wants You
Alison Diana  
1/31/2017   30 comments
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai seeks advisory members for newly formed Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee.
China's Heavy Broadband Adoption Extends Nation's Technology Lead
Alison Diana  
1/31/2017   29 comments
China's continued speedy adoption of broadband will position the nation's consumers, educators, government and businesses for growth.
Broadband Adoption Recovers From Summer Doldrums
Alison Diana  
1/30/2017   8 comments
The number of global fixed broadband subscribers increases 2.25% in Q3 after dip in prior quarter.
USTelecom Panel: Don't Waste $1T on Yesterday's Infrastructure
Alison Diana  
1/27/2017   49 comments
As party leaders on both sides consider huge infrastructure investments, it's vital that road infrastructure and broadband infrastructure combine to deliver IoT-capable, future-facing municipalities and highways, say execs.
Europe's FTTH Price Tag: $167 Billion
Alison Diana  
1/26/2017   12 comments
Connecting all European residences with FTTH would cost about US$167 billion, the FTTH Council Europe estimates.
Interview: Midco CTO on the Power of Ultra-Broadband
Alison Diana  
1/25/2017   15 comments
Midco Chief Technology Officer Jon Pederson outlines the midsized MSO's ultra-broadband plans and strategy.
Fiber Companies Grab M&A Spotlight
Alison Diana  
1/24/2017   18 comments
As demand for fiber goes up, so too does demand for fiber companies.
Ultra-Broadband Gets 5G Employment Boost
Alison Diana  
1/23/2017   22 comments
The arrival of 5G will generate about 3 million new jobs and add approximately $500 million to the US economy over seven years, with some of those positions and funds going to ultra-broadband businesses, an Accenture study finds.
ADTRAN Provides Confidence Boost for Ultra-Broadband Sector
Ray Le Maistre  
1/20/2017   20 comments
Vendor's financials point to a healthy market for ultra-broadband networking technology in 2017 and, perhaps, beyond.
Mediacom Delivers 1Gpbs Service Across Iowa
Alison Diana  
1/19/2017   32 comments
Iowa is the first stop in Mediacom's ambitious plan to bring high-speed broadband to all customers in its 22-state area.
Year of Network Infrastructure Investment for Cable Operators – Report
Alison Diana  
1/18/2017   13 comments
Looking to improve the customer experience and compete head-on with telcos' investments in PON and G.fast, cable companies are spending big on dark fiber, DOCSIS 3.1 and other technologies, according to a report from Jefferies.
Achieving Interoperability & Maturing Technology Through Plugfests
Robin Mersh  
1/17/2017   10 comments
Interoperability is as important as ever as new broadband technologies enter the market, notes Broadband Forum CEO Robin Mersh.
NG-PON 2 Almost Ready for Primetime, ADTRAN Exec Says
Alison Diana  
1/13/2017   3 comments
Buoyed by successful trials, NG-PON 2 commercial rollouts could begin mid-year, ADTRAN executive Kurt Raaflaub tells UBB2020 Radio.
Verizon Seeks Multi-Vendor NG-PON2 Nirvana
Ray Le Maistre  
1/12/2017   25 comments
Verizon has undertaken a successful multi-vendor NG-PON2 test in an effort to help the market embrace interoperability.
Operators Warm to CORD for Their Next-Gen CO Plans: Report
Ray Le Maistre  
1/11/2017   7 comments
Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter (CORD) has caught the imagination of many operators, according to a new study from IHS Markit.
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As part of its ambitious plan to provide ultra-broadband to 99% of Italy's population, TIM is transforming Turin into a 5G city.
Adam Dunstan, vice president of SDN/NFV engineering at CenturyLink, discusses the fixed-line operator's new ability to deliver broadband DSL over a CORD network and its goal of virtualizing its access network and central offices.
Despite efficiencies and cost-savings offered by connected thermostats, alarms and other systems, only 10% of households have plugged in to connected homes, Gartner finds.
As they transform their networks, service providers discover the beneficial impact virtualization has on customer experience, said Oracle executives such as CEO Mark Hurd during the company's annual Connect event in Orlando.
In his first formal speech as FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai shares his vision of the agency and its role in bringing broadband to all Americans.
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