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Adtran Provides Confidence Boost for Ultra-Broadband Sector
Ray Le Maistre  
1/20/2017   2 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   1 comment
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   3 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   2 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   10 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   4 comments
Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter (CORD) has caught the imagination of many operators, according to a new study from IHS Markit.
Ultra-High Definition Video Will Be Gigabit's Killer App – Poll
Ray Le Maistre  
1/10/2017   27 comments
A UBB2020 reader poll IDs Ultra HD video as the application that will drive the greatest demand for gigabit broadband connectivity.
AT&T Plots G.fast Expansion As It Updates on Broadband Plans
Ray Le Maistre  
1/6/2017   14 comments
US giant reminds the world of its fiber rollout plans, talks G.fast expansion, hints at further trials of millimeter wave (mmWave) fixed wireless tech, updates on Project AirGig and more!
Capex Shifting to Fixed From Wireless in 2017: MKM
Ray Le Maistre  
1/4/2017   9 comments
The analyst team at industry and equity research firm MKM Partners predicts an overall decline in network operator spending but an uptick in fixed line capex.
Africa's FTTH Boom Has Begun: Report
Ray Le Maistre  
1/3/2017   5 comments
The number of homes passed by fiber is growing at a significant rate across Africa, according to a new industry report.
Open Fiber Expands With Metroweb Acquisition, Uses Huawei's Monitoring Tech
Ray Le Maistre  
12/29/2016   17 comments
Italian open access FTTH network closes acquisition and awards network monitoring deal to Huawei.
Gigabit Hopeful Angie Bigs Itself Up
Ray Le Maistre  
12/23/2016   20 comments
Self-proclaimed 'world's largest telecoms startup' says it can offer 10G services in 87 US markets.
FTTH Lines in Spain Hit 4.5M
Anne Morris  
12/21/2016   23 comments
Telefónica's Movistar still dominates with 2.9 million FTTH lines.
XGS-PON Takes Another Step Forward
Anne Morris  
12/20/2016   19 comments
Plugfest in France provided opportunity for vendors to test latest evolution of PON technology.
Cable Revenue Hits €22.4B in Europe as Operators Upgrade
Anne Morris  
12/19/2016   20 comments
Europe's cable operators boosted their aggregate revenues by 5.7% in 2015, according to a new report.
AT&T on Track to Hit FTTH Target of 67 Major Metros
Anne Morris  
12/19/2016   33 comments
US operator now covers 46 metros with AT&T Fiber.
Why Google Fiber Has Stumbled, the Lessons to Learn & Why Moving to Fixed Wireless Won't Solve the Problem
Greg Whelan  
12/16/2016   66 comments
In a series of articles, we are going to try to explain the challenges in deploying broadband successfully – in this, the first, we address the topical discussion around Google Fiber and how it has approached the market.
Proximus Plans €3B Fiber Splurge
Anne Morris  
12/16/2016   14 comments
Belgian operator aims for 50% household coverage amid strong focus on business as analysts warn of market disruption ahead.
Iceland Sets Shining Example With FTTH
Anne Morris  
12/15/2016   14 comments
Gagnaveita Reykjavikur already claims to provides 100% FTTH coverage in Reykjavik.
Cablecos Stampede Towards DOCSIS 3.1 to Benefit From Gig Speeds
Anne Morris  
12/14/2016   11 comments
Dell'Oro says 'lure of gigabit speeds' is encouraging investment in cable infrastructure and CPE.
New €500M Fund to Drive Europe's 'Gigabit Society'
Anne Morris  
12/13/2016   7 comments
New fund is expected to unlock additional investments of between €1 billion and €1.7 billion.
Germany's EWE Plans €1B FTTH Investment
Anne Morris  
12/12/2016   12 comments
Telecoms and energy company intends to cover a million households with FTTH network.
Mediacom Goes Big on DOCSIS 3.1 Upgrade
Elliot Richards  
12/9/2016   13 comments
Mediacom Communications will be the first of the big five cable players in the US to upgrade its entire HFC broadband network to DOCSIS 3.1 and says it will complete this by the end of 2016.
Italy's Fastweb Rolls Out 1Gbit/s FTTH for 5G Small Cell Support
Anne Morris  
12/8/2016   5 comments
Italian ISP Fastweb is planning to build an ultra-high-speed fixed network to support its ambition to deploy 5G fixed wireless to reach all Italian cities by 2020.
Spark Launches an Almost Gigabit Service
Elliot Richards  
12/7/2016   8 comments
When is a 'gigabit' service a gigabit service? New Zealand ISP Spark pushes ahead with its new Ultra Fast Fibre MAX broadband product offering near-gigabit speeds, but can't yet call it a gigabit service.
Is France Struggling to Live Up to Early FTTH Promise?
Anne Morris  
12/5/2016   23 comments
French regulator ARCEP expresses disappointment as the FTTH quarterly growth rate gets stuck in a rut.
Airband Puts Its Faith in Fixed Wireless Broadband
Elliot Richards  
12/5/2016   23 comments
UK ISP is building an ultra-broadband services business based on the deployment of fixed wireless infrastructure.
Broadband Forum Preps SPAC Attack
Anne Morris  
12/2/2016   7 comments
Service Provider Action Council wants to create an international open trading business framework to deliver virtualized servers across the globe.
Comcast Becomes First Cable Co to Join CORD & ONOS
Anne Morris  
12/1/2016   10 comments
Cable giant Comcast makes a huge commitment to open source and access network virtualization by joining the ONOS and CORD initiatives, a move that could spur other non-telco organizations to follow suit.
Altice Favors Fiber Over D3.1 for Its US Upgrade
Anne Morris  
11/30/2016   17 comments
Altice announces 'Generation Gigaspeed' and becomes the first major US cable provider to go all out for a large-scale FTTH rollout rather than an upgrade to DOCSIS 3.1.
Ofcom Puts BT on Notice Over Legal Separation of Openreach
Anne Morris  
11/29/2016   17 comments
UK regulator puts pressure on telco to make greater inroads towards meeting its competition concerns.
TDC Broadens Its Ultra-Broadband Mix
Ray Le Maistre  
11/29/2016   16 comments
Danish operator adds to its broadband access network technology options in an effort to deliver the best services to its customers.
Europe Will Need Broadband Diversity, Finds Study, but Which Tech Wins Out?
Ray Le Maistre  
11/24/2016   104 comments
The European Commission's vision of a Gigabit Society will require the deployment of a broad range of ultra-broadband technologies across fiber, copper, HFC and wireless networks, finds study, but the question remains about which tech(s) will dominate.
UK Gets a £400M FTTP Boost
Elliot Richards  
11/22/2016   19 comments
The UK Government is to make £400 million of public funds available for investment in competitive fiber-to-the-premises access networks as part of a new Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund.
Videotron Launches Next-Gen DOCSIS
Elliot Richards  
11/17/2016   30 comments
Montreal-based service provider Videotron joins the DOCSIS 3.1 bandwagon to offer blazing speeds across Quebec.
France's Iliad Gets a Broadband Trouncing
Iain Morris  
11/16/2016   40 comments
When it comes to broadband subscriber growth, Iliad lost out badly in the third quarter.
G.fast Chipset Market to Hit $4.2bn by 2022 – Report
Elliot Richards  
11/11/2016   12 comments
The G.fast chip market is set to grow exponentially during the next five years.
Openreach Offers Gigabit Speeds to UK Market
Elliot Richards  
11/10/2016   7 comments
Openreach has announced plans to enable Gigabit ultra-broadband speeds across its UK FTTP network, but is the UK incumbent doing enough?
Spark Encourages Customers to Ditch Copper for Fiber
Elliot Richards  
11/8/2016   16 comments
As several telecom operators look for ways to push faster speeds over ageing copper networks, a New Zealand ISP is actively encouraging customers to ditch copper in favor or fiber or even a 4G connection.
The UK Future Is Full-Fat Fiber
Elliot Richards  
11/7/2016   9 comments
Matt Hancock, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, told us that the key to making Britain a digital leader lies in fiber and 5G, and not in half-step measures.
Swisscom Goes Faster With G.fast & Releases Solid Numbers
Elliot Richards  
11/4/2016   5 comments
Swisscom released its latest results this week and showed a solid performance as it becomes one of the first of the big telcos to start pushing out G.fast to customers.
What Can We Learn From Google's Pause on Fiber?
Elliot Richards  
11/4/2016   20 comments
Google Fiber's decision to halt its gigabit developments provides an insight into the broadband market and raises a lot of questions.
Beltelecom Hits 1 Million GPON Subs
Ray Le Maistre  
11/2/2016   1 comment
The national operator in Belarus has signed up its millionth fiber-based broadband customer as it continues its network transformation program.
Fiber to the Fjord: Norway's FTTH Penetration Tops 35%
Ray Le Maistre  
11/1/2016   7 comments
Norway added more than 112,000 fiber broadband connections in the 12 months to the end of June, according to official statistics.
NBN Must Speed Up to Hit 2020 Targets, Says Senior Exec
Iain Morris  
10/31/2016   14 comments
Australia's national broadband network is under growing pressure on the technical and commercial sides.
Virgin Throws Down the Ultra Challenge
Elliot Richards  
10/24/2016   7 comments
Providing an update on the Project Lightning program, Virgin Media CEO Tom Mockridge has thrown down the ultra-broadband challenge to his main rival.
BBWF: G.fast, Video, NG-PON2 & a New Way of Thinking
Ray Le Maistre  
10/20/2016   8 comments
This year's annual broadband love-in has witnessed a broad range of operator access strategies and multiple reminders that video is the key immediate reason to be investing capex in ultra-broadband networks right now.
Embracing the Broadband Community
Ray Le Maistre  
10/18/2016   6 comments
The three-day Broadband World Forum event in London is key for information sharing, networking and industry interaction in the ultra-broadband ecosystem.
G.fast – So Near, So Far
Ray Le Maistre  
10/13/2016   5 comments
There's a lot of excitement around the G.fast market as tech developments expand the deployment options but there are hurdles to overcome.
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Iowa is the first stop in Mediacom's ambitious plan to bring high-speed broadband to all customers in its 22-state area.
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.
Interoperability is as important as ever as new broadband technologies enter the market, notes Broadband Forum CEO Robin Mersh.
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