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Cybersecurity Opportunities & Pressure Heat Up
Alison Diana  
8/18/2017   4 comments
A growing array of diverse services geared toward wider user bases, predictive analytics and automation add up to more pressure on service providers to ensure their networks are secure – and greater chances to sell security services to enterprise and residential customers.
NTT Data: Use Virtualization Lessons for AI
Alison Diana  
8/17/2017   6 comments
Alastair Masson, head of telco media at NTT Group company NTT Data UK, discusses common challenges and opportunities tier one operators face in the move to digitization, virtualization and automation.
CenturyLink CTO: Customers Like to Co-Invent
Alison Diana  
8/16/2017   2 comments
During ADTRAN Connect, CenturyLink EVP and CTO Aamir Hussain discussed the operator's expanding use of minimum viable product (MVP) network strategy.
Webinar: 5G Densification & NG-PON
Alison Diana  
8/15/2017   2 comments
Heavy Reading Principal Analyst for Wireless Data Services & LTE Gabriel Brown and Ryan McCowan, who heads up Fiber Access & Aggregation at ADTRAN, will host a webinar on 'Addressing the 5G Densification Challenge with Next-Generation PON.'
Disconnected in the City
Alison Diana  
8/14/2017   23 comments
Millions of urban dwellers, including 19% of New Yorkers and 10% of Muscovites, remain unconnected to broadband due to infrastructure, business case and cost challenges.
Accenture Execs: From Access Networks to Zeroing In on Customers
Alison Diana  
8/11/2017   5 comments
In a far-ranging interview, longtime telecom professionals George Nazi and colleague Raghu Puri provide insights on a broad range of key topics.
New Zealand Moves Closer to Ubiquitous Ultra-Broadband
Alison Diana  
8/10/2017   9 comments
New Zealand's ambitious program to bring high-speed broadband to 99% of its population by 2025 takes another step forward – a journey many governments and providers are watching.
New Fiber Breaks Transmission Records
Alison Diana  
8/9/2017   7 comments
NTT and six partners recently set a new transmission capacity record, reaching 118.5 Tbit/s over regular thickness optical fiber.
US Broadband Speed Ranked Number 21
Alison Diana  
8/9/2017   9 comments
Despite billions of investment dollars, the United States underperforms 20 other nations in broadband speed, a new international study finds.
Irish CSP Uses Huawei WTTx to Connect Emerald Isle
Alison Diana  
8/8/2017   9 comments
Imagine Communications partnered with Huawei to use WTTx solution deployed as a purely fixed network alternative to FTTx in effort to bring cost-effective, timely ultra-broadband to rural and urban regions of Ireland.
Gfast Stampede Starts in 2019 – Report
Alison Diana  
8/7/2017   9 comments
Gfast's capabilities, coupled with more hardware options, will translate into a stampede as operators increase spending on the access technology by more than 600% in 2019 versus 2017, the research firm predicts.
What Is the Future Shape of the Broadband Industry?
Niall Hunt  
8/7/2017   2 comments
A new study by the Broadband World Forum provides an insightful peek into the concerns and business priorities of all the key players that make up the broadband ecosystem.
UBB Switches Up Pay-TV Options
Alison Diana  
8/4/2017   15 comments
New ultra-broadband infrastructures help pay-TV executives realize their top goals of increasing Innovation and launching new products and services, a new study finds.
UK ISP Trials BT Openreach's Gfast
Alison Diana  
8/3/2017   6 comments
British ISP Cerberus Networks is testing out a new, affordable FTTP and Gfast high-speed network service for some business customers.
Operators Want You: UBB Creates Lots of Jobs
Alison Diana  
8/2/2017   26 comments
Adoption of new infrastructure enhances service providers' ongoing challenge to attract and retain top technology (and other) employees; bad news for operators but great news for job seekers.
Altice Exports Fiber First Strategy to US
Alison Diana  
8/1/2017   15 comments
Altice brings its fiber-centric deployment strategy to the United States.
Service Providers Primp for Acquisition Attention
Alison Diana  
7/31/2017   14 comments
Fiber-rich operators that have deployed next-generation ultra-broadband infrastructure are often the most attractive targets for mergers and acquisitions.
Services Boost Access Vendors' Sales, Customer Relationships
Alison Diana  
7/28/2017   9 comments
Next-generation network access vendors such as ADTRAN and Calix see growing demand for their services, as operators try to cut costs, accelerate deployment and leverage their partners' technological expertise.
AT&T & FTTP: Reaching 14M by 2019
Alison Diana  
7/27/2017   17 comments
AT&T's expanding fiber-to-the-premises footprint will allow the operator to more easily compete against bundles and extend its 5G offerings, CFO John Stephens tells investors in Q2 earnings call.
UBB & Automation: Solutions to the CX Challenge?
Alison Diana  
7/26/2017   27 comments
Access technologies like Gfast, XGS and NG-PON2, coupled with predictive analytics and artificial intelligence, will automate many processes that drag down operators' customer satisfaction rankings.
The CX Journey & UBB: Houston, We Have a Problem
Alison Diana  
7/26/2017   14 comments
A look at why service providers perform poorly in customer service rankings despite huge technological gains and how new ultra-broadband technologies could help improve satisfaction, stickiness and performance.
Openreach Builds Greenfield Fiber With Contractors
Alison Diana  
7/25/2017   13 comments
Through a partnership with Openreach, British developer Berkeley Group delivers FTTP ultra-broadband to new homes.
Stop Going Dotty for Gfast
Alison Diana  
7/24/2017   19 comments
The ITU and Broadband Forum agree to (finally) drop the dot in G.fast and refer to the broadband access technology as Gfast.
With FastReach, Huawei Looks to Cut Fiber Costs, Time
Alison Diana  
7/21/2017   13 comments
During its ninth Huawei User Group Meeting, the vendor unveiled FastReach, a solution designed to reduce operators' fiber deployment costs by up to 70% by accelerating implementation and reducing time to ROI.
Netflix, Coming Soon to a Cable Operator Near You?
Alison Diana  
7/20/2017   79 comments
Buoyed by the apparent success of agreements with Altice and Comcast, Netflix will pursue similar partnerships with other cable operators, Reed Hastings said during the company's latest earnings call.
Exec Summary: Market Report on Broadband in Europe
Pam Baker  
7/20/2017   17 comments
A new Broadband World Forum market report looks at the state of broadband in Europe now and the opportunities ahead.
DT, ADTRAN Lab Test Super-Speedy G.fast
Alison Diana  
7/19/2017   13 comments
Deutsche Telekom and ADTRAN are testing a combination of the G.fast standard 212Mhz and coordinated dynamic time allocation (cDTA) designed to deliver high-speed and gigabit broadband via existing cable and phone lines.
ADTRAN Enjoys Record 2Q Earnings
Alison Diana  
7/19/2017   6 comments
Domestic and international operators' demand for software-defined networks drove ADTRAN to another successful quarter.
Google Fiber: Disruptor Is Disrupted (Again)
Alison Diana  
7/18/2017   27 comments
Five months into his job, CEO Gregory McCray leaves Google Access and Google Fiber without a chief executive.
President Macron: Vive le Broadband!
Alison Diana  
7/18/2017   29 comments
French president Emmanual Macron will use incentives and penalties to encourage ultra-broadband deployment across the European nation by 2020.
AT&T's Rice: Open Source Paves Way to Automation
Alison Diana  
7/17/2017   22 comments
Having successfully tested a multi-vendor open source white box switch carrying customer traffic, AT&T soon will expand into other network equipment as part of its goal of using machine learning and automation for business and network services, said Chris Rice, senior vice president, network architecture and design at AT&T.
AT&T's Donovan Gets Bigger Role in Post-TWX Org: Reports
Alison Diana  
7/14/2017   11 comments
If AT&T acquires Time-Warner Cable, the service provider will restructure under a 'Comcast-like' organization, according to published reports.
DT, EWE to Share Ultra-Broadband Networks
Alison Diana  
7/14/2017   11 comments
Partnership between Deutsche Telekom and EWE allows reciprocal use of their networks, a move designed to accelerate network upgrades and cut costs, and to provide customers with faster Internet links.
Verizon Advances NG-PON2 With OpenOMCI Spec
Alison Diana  
7/13/2017   3 comments
Verizon, along with its vendor partners, says it has proven interoperability based on its OpenOMCI specification, a step that makes OMCI and ONT vendor selection more flexible and cost effective.
DQE CEO: In a Pittsburgh State of Mind
Alison Diana  
7/12/2017   4 comments
By zeroing in on Pittsburgh and evolving its services to meet customers' growing needs, privately held DQE has navigated two decades of providing fiber broadband offerings to enterprise and government clients.
Microsoft: Rural Broadband Uses White Spaces, Not Fiber
Alison Diana  
7/11/2017   23 comments
Microsoft wants to use a combination of satellite, TV white spaces, fixed wireless and (very little) fiber to bring broadband to less populated parts of the country.
Acquisition Alert: ABB Buys MetroCast, Cincinnati Bell Acquires Hawaiian Telecom, OnX
Alison Diana  
7/10/2017   10 comments
Cogeco Communications' subsidiary Atlantic Broadband's will acquire Harron Communications' MetroCast for $1.4 billion, while Cincinnati Bell will purchase Hawaiian Telecom for $650 million and buy OnX Enterprise Solutions for about $201 million.
Time Is Right for Telcos & Smart Homes
Thomas Rockmann  
7/10/2017   19 comments
Thomas Rockmann, who oversees Deutsche Telekom's Connected Home initiative, shares his insight into why service providers should wholeheartedly embrace the smart home opportunity.
Down on the (Connected) Farm
Alison Diana  
7/7/2017   21 comments
Agriculture already relies extensively on technology, and access to ultra-broadband offers a huge opportunity for both farms and service providers.
High Demand Creates Fiber Shortage in US
Alison Diana  
7/6/2017   21 comments
Global need for ultra-broadband is creating a deficit of fiber, resulting in price increases in some regions such as the US. Providers use better planning and technologies like NG-PON2 to work around shortages.
Everstream CEO: The One With the Most Fiber Wins
Alison Diana  
7/5/2017   11 comments
Everstream's focus on dense fiber networks in metro Michigan and Ohio is delivering double-digit growth from a base of enterprise, data center and wholesale customers, says President and CEO Brett Lindsey.
G.fast Enters Middle East
Alison Diana  
7/5/2017   6 comments
Omantel of Oman taps Huawei for what's being described as the region's first G.fast network.
Deloitte: Invest $150B in Deep Fiber or Else
Alison Diana  
7/3/2017   15 comments
If the US doesn't spend about $150 billion on fiber over the next seven years, the economic, educational and technological impact could devastate the nation, warns Deloitte.
Rainier Tames Wild West With Gigabit FTTP
Alison Diana  
6/30/2017   8 comments
Funded in part by a grant from the US Department of Agriculture, rural broadband service provider Rainier Connect deploys future-proof gigabit transport network to meet Western US customers' growing ultra-broadband demands.
Build-Your-Own Bundle Builds Momentum
Alison Diana  
6/29/2017   38 comments
After reaching a peak this year, operators' pre-packaged bundles will slowly make way for DIY bundles, where consumers build on ultra-broadband as the basis for self-selected OTT and VoIP services, says Ovum.
IoT Needs Smart (& Secure) Home Networks
Jason Walls  
6/29/2017   33 comments
To fully deliver on IoT's promise, consumer electronics and telecom companies must work together on standards, security, interoperability and scalability.
Service Trumps Infrastructure as Broadband Becomes a Modern Enterprise
Chris Wheal  
6/28/2017   16 comments
Legacy telecoms firms must boldly go where no other telcos want to go, using revenue-generating and differentiating services to woo residential and business customers.
ADTRAN CTO: Operators, Use Your Imagination
Alison Diana  
6/28/2017   8 comments
Deploying open, virtualized architectures empowers operators to launch new businesses and disrupt old processes, says Ronan Kelly, chief technology officer for EMEA and APAC regions at ADTRAN.
Can Pay-TV Withstand OTT Onslaught?
Alison Diana  
6/27/2017   13 comments
Internet-delivered services added about 350,000 subscribers in the most recent quarter, but top pay-TV operators lost approximately 410,000 video subscribers in the same period versus a gain of about 10,000 new subscribers in the first quarter of 2016.
New Broadband Forum Members Span UBB Ecosystem
Alison Diana  
6/26/2017   7 comments
Further demonstrating the ubiquity of ultra-broadband, three communication service providers and three tech startups are among the 15 newest members of the Broadband Forum.
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A growing array of diverse services geared toward wider user bases, predictive analytics and automation add up to more pressure on service providers to ensure their networks are secure – and greater chances to sell security services to enterprise and residential customers.
Alastair Masson, head of telco media at NTT Group company NTT Data UK, discusses common challenges and opportunities tier one operators face in the move to digitization, virtualization and automation.
During ADTRAN Connect, CenturyLink EVP and CTO Aamir Hussain discussed the operator's expanding use of minimum viable product (MVP) network strategy.
Heavy Reading Principal Analyst for Wireless Data Services & LTE Gabriel Brown and Ryan McCowan, who heads up Fiber Access & Aggregation at ADTRAN, will host a webinar on 'Addressing the 5G Densification Challenge with Next-Generation PON.'
Millions of urban dwellers, including 19% of New Yorkers and 10% of Muscovites, remain unconnected to broadband due to infrastructure, business case and cost challenges.
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5G promises connectivity 10 to 100 times faster than 4G networks, with latencies less than 1msec, making real-time applications such as tactile Internet useable over mobile networks for the first time. However, mobile operators will need to deploy ten times as many radio sites, each with highly reliable plug-and-go multi-gigabit connections, to achieve that level of performance.

In this UBB2020 webinar, Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown and ADTRAN's Ryan McCowan will:

  1. Discuss 5G densification strategies and their network impact
  2. Outline the different requirements for backhaul and fronthaul needed to support 5G densification strategies
  3. Explore next-generation PON-fixed access technologies and software defined networking principles as emerging solutions to accelerate 5G densification
  4. Outline how NG-PON2, the next-generation multi-gigabit fiber technology, supports the x-haul (fronthaul, backhaul and crosshaul applications) requirements of 5G

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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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