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NTCA CEO: Broadband Transforms Rural US
Alison Diana  
2/17/2017   14 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   3 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   6 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   14 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   14 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   26 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   24 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   14 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   34 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   28 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.
Ultra-High Definition Video Will Be Gigabit's Killer App – Poll
Ray Le Maistre  
1/10/2017   35 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   17 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   22 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   23 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   21 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   40 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   6 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   20 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.
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Service providers delivering broadband to sparsely populated areas face unique challenges and opportunities, Shirley Bloomfield of NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association tells UBB2020.
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.
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.
Northpower Fibre has added NG-PON2 technology to its live open access broadband network, providing a proof point for this emerging ultra-broadband technology.
The 'Flash Fiber' joint venture plans of TIM and Fastweb are coming under scrutiny by Italy's competition authority.
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