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Behind the Buzz: How Can SDAN Deliver True Value to Operators?
Filip De Greve  
10/20/2017   Post a comment
Software-defined access networks provide operators with the flexibility, velocity and scale they need to keep up with user demand for bandwidth and speeds.
AT&T Exec Puts Access Space in Open Source Spotlight
Alison Diana  
10/19/2017   Post a comment
The release of VOLTHE 1.0 earlier this month ushers in the next sphere of influence for SDN, NFV and open source and that's good, says AT&T's Eddy Barker.
CSPs Counter Fake News to Build Real 5G Success Stories
Chris Wheal  
10/18/2017   1 comment
The 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan will be one of the first large-scale deployments of 5G, but misinformation could delay other organizations' implementations unless operators educate potential customers about 5G's many real capabilities.
Rhode Island: Fastest Broadband in the Land
Alison Diana  
10/18/2017   1 comment
After collecting 42 million speed tests for 12 months, Cable.co.uk analyzed the data to determine the fastest broadband in the United States, finding tiny Rhode Island led the way, followed by Washington and Massachusetts.
How to Get Last Mile Connectivity Technology Right
Steve Collins  
10/17/2017   4 comments
Steve Collins, CTO of NetComm Wireless, which works with Australia's nbn, takes a drive down the road to 5G fixed wireless and Gfast.
ADTRAN 10G-EPON Virtual R-OLTs Bridge Old & New Worlds
Alison Diana  
10/16/2017   1 comment
ADTRAN's 10G-EPON virtual R-OLTs deliver DOCSIS provisioning of EPON (DPoE), native software-defined network (SDN) integration and remote outside plant packaging, helping MCOs on their path to automation.
Google Fiber Team Digs Into BBWF
Alison Diana  
10/13/2017   5 comments
Google Fiber executives such as Cedric Lam will share insight into PON and smart cities during Broadband World Forum, providing a peek into the currently publicity-shy webscale communications disruptor.
Hey, Webscale Giants: Collaboration Beats Disruption
Alison Diana  
10/12/2017   3 comments
Webscale companies' $2.5 billion investment in communications technologies last year pales in comparison to established industry providers' $400 billion expenditures, and signals it's time for partnership, not oneupmanship.
Nokia Extends Virtualization Portfolio
Alison Diana  
10/11/2017   10 comments
Vendor offers new products for cable operators and communication service providers.
Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1 Amps Upstream Capabilities
Alison Diana  
10/11/2017   6 comments
CableLabs today revealed the specifications for Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1, which brings symmetric multi-gigabit services over existing hybrid fiber-coax technology and adds upstream capacity for operators.
10 Tech Transformation Challenges Operators Face
Anuradha Udunuwara  
10/10/2017   4 comments
Anuradha Udunuwara of Sri Lanka Telecom details some of the major hurdles operators must overcome as they implement NFV, SDN and cloud as part of operators' 'softwarization.'
Broadband Downgrade: How the FCC Is Failing the Nation
Jared Brown  
10/6/2017   50 comments
If the Federal Communications Commission changes the definition of high-speed broadband to 10 Mbps down / 1 Mbps up, the country and its residents will suffer, argues guest columnist Jared Brown, a fiber consultant.
NGPON2 & 5G Backhaul: Both Friend & Foe
Lawrence Gasman  
10/5/2017   9 comments
NG-PON2 serves an important role in 5G backhaul/fronthaul, yet both make similar customer promises. So NG-PON2 and 5G also compete, writes Lawrence Gasman, president of Communications Industry Researchers.
To NG-PON2 or XGS-PON, That Is the Question
Alison Diana  
10/5/2017   8 comments
Respondents to an exclusive UBB2020 poll are almost evenly split between moving directly to XGS-PON or first to NG-PON2.
MSOs Increase Infrastructure Spend 25% Over 5 Years: Jeffries Report
Alison Diana  
10/4/2017   6 comments
Cable operators are making major capital investments designed to fully leverage DOCSIS 3.1 and drive additional, future subscriber growth away from competitors and into their coffers, a new report by Jeffries' George Notter determines.
Gfast Bridges Urban Digital Divide
Alison Diana  
10/3/2017   16 comments
Using Gfast, operators can economically and speedily bring ultra-broadband services to the many unserved and underserved city dwellers around the world.
How to Enable Content Security & Beat Piracy
Adrian Pennington  
10/2/2017   24 comments
Experts discuss technical strategies to safeguard content across the entire distribution chain, protecting video investment from the growing armies of sophisticated pirates.
Democrats Push a 'Better Broadband Deal'
Alison Diana  
9/29/2017   39 comments
House and Senate Democrats propose a $40-billion investment to connect rural communities to ultra-broadband.
Project Uses Open Source to Accelerate Software-Defined Access Network Use
Alison Diana  
9/29/2017   10 comments
Nokia is the first to join Broadband Forum's Broadband Access Abstraction project, part of an overall move by the communications market to adopt open source, standards and interoperability to accelerate, reduce costs and transform the industry.
Orange Deploys Fiber to Jordan's Homes
Alison Diana  
9/28/2017   12 comments
Orange Jordan is deploying more fiber-to-the-home across the Middle Eastern kingdom of Jordan, looking to support the growing demand for online services in health, education, commerce and entertainment.
In Days, Calix Integrates AXOS With OpenDaylight Carbon
Alison Diana  
9/27/2017   5 comments
Calix AXOS, an SDN platform, was designed to connect natively with open source frameworks like OpenDaylight, the company says.
Techs Need New Tools for Next-Gen Networks
Alison Diana  
9/27/2017   17 comments
Operators are upgrading field technicians' toolboxes to support their changing infrastructures and technologies.
Could Brexit Boost Britain's Broadband?
Alison Diana  
9/26/2017   28 comments
Handled correctly, the United Kingdom could improve broadband connectivity after it leaves the European Union, according to a new report from the Carnegie UK Trust.
EU's UBB Transformation Is Well Underway: Report
Alison Diana  
9/26/2017   6 comments
Next-generation network access technologies such as VDSL, DOCSIS 3.0 and FTTP have propelled more than three-fourths of European households into the ultra-broadband era, according to a study for the European Commission.
FCC's Ajit Pai Heads to Europe
Alison Diana  
9/25/2017   35 comments
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai will take his pro-business, anti-Title II message to the Broadband World Forum (BBWF) in Berlin in late October amid a changing global political climate.
Broadband World Forum Unveils People's Choice Award Shortlist
Niall Hunt  
9/25/2017   Post a comment
Broadband World Forum's People's Choice Award features a diverse array of finalists from around the world, underscoring the market's breadth and depth.
Workflow Automation Is Just the Start for Telcos
Alison Diana  
9/22/2017   15 comments
Telcos will help drive workflow automation into an $18.45 billion market by 2023, yet this is only a small component of the industry's investment in automation – a revolutionary investment that will change everything from customer experience to security.
Calix Adds Lawful Intercept to AXOS
Alison Diana  
9/21/2017   9 comments
Calix's software-defined access system now includes lawful intercept, making it less costly and more efficient for telcos to meet law enforcement warrants, the vendor says.
Verizon Exec: NG-PON2 Leaves Lab in Early 2018
Alison Diana  
9/20/2017   8 comments
Next year Verizon's NG-PON2 network access infrastructure will enter a centralized office and serve some trial customers, Vincent O'Byrne tells UBB2020.
Safaricom Brings Lots More FTTH to Kenya
Alison Diana  
9/19/2017   14 comments
Wireless operator Safaricom is making huge strides in its ambitious goal to deliver fiber-to-the-home, as Thibaud Rerolle, director of technology at Safaricom, explains.
Sckipio Unveils Speedy Next-Gen Gfast Chipset
Alison Diana  
9/18/2017   6 comments
The latest Gfast chipset from Sckipio promises to give telcos a leg up on cable competitors in the race to bring gigabit speeds to all customers.
Broadband Forum Adds More Openness & Standards
Alison Diana  
9/15/2017   17 comments
Non-profit industry organization Broadband Forum this week unveiled new standards and new Open Broadband initiatives to support operators' goal of interoperability for lower costs and accelerated deployment.
Finding ARPU at World's Biggest Fixed-Network Event
Andy Fry  
9/15/2017   6 comments
When the Broadband World Forum (BBWF) takes over the Berlin Messe from Oct. 24-26, writes Andy Fry, a major focus will be how companies can monetize services a healthy preoccupation for any operator in this fast-evolving sector.
Consumers Pick Security Options in Smart Home Menu
Alison Diana  
9/14/2017   55 comments
When offered the choice of selecting individual components of a smart home solution, European and US broadband users both chose fire alerts and emergency notifications as the most important options, a Strategy Analytics study finds.
Comcast Business SD-WAN: Built for the Enterprise
Alison Diana  
9/13/2017   22 comments
Comcast is entering the SD-WAN fray, competing head-on against AT&T, Verizon and many others, with a new SDN-enabled platform, app and the first of several SD-WAN VNFs.
Call Flow: In XGS-PON for the Long Haul
Alison Diana  
9/13/2017   6 comments
Britain's Call Flow expects ADTRAN's XGS-PON solution will deliver 1Gbp/s ultra-broadband to its residential and business customers and a steady stream of profits, interoperability and opportunities to the operator.
DOCSIS 3.1 WiFi Mesh Network: Boon for Smart Homes?
Alison Diana  
9/12/2017   10 comments
Cross-chipset platform WiFi mesh solution provider New Garden is targeting service providers worldwide with its WiFigarden SDK and a partnership with Ubee Interactive designed to enhance residential WiFi and smart home services.
Vodafone to Bring Gigabit to 13.7M German Premises
Iain Morris  
9/11/2017   11 comments
Operator to spend 2 billion on improving its broadband network.
Colt Exec: 'Fiber is Our DNA'
Alison Diana  
9/8/2017   9 comments
Peter Coppens, global director of product management and marketing at Colt, shares the vital role fiber ownership plays in the multi-national service provider's business offerings in Europe and Asia.
Pay-TV Providers: Dial In to Innovation, Report Says
Alison Diana  
9/7/2017   65 comments
To successfully compete against OTT, consumers' growing demands for multiscreen and flexible bundles, as well as increased piracy across the world, pay-TV providers need to innovate – fast, according to a new report from NAGRA and MTM.
Gigabit Availability Around the US Report
Alison Diana  
9/7/2017   11 comments
In 'The State of US Gigabit Deployments,' Viavi uses Gigabit Monitor, its global visual database, to track consumer gigabit Internet availability across the US to uncover some surprising facts about America's most connected regions.
Certified Gfast Products Triple in 3 Months
Alison Diana  
9/6/2017   9 comments
The Broadband Forum and University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab's Gfast certification program qualified 24 products within three months, a testament to the industry's demand for interoperable technologies.
DT Rolls Out FTTH Gigabit Service
Alison Diana  
9/5/2017   8 comments
Deutsche Telekom will test and pilot gigabit speeds in areas already served by fiber, charging about 120/$143 for a triple-play bundle of Internet, phone and pay-TV.
Tele Columbus Rebrands as PYUR
Alison Diana  
9/4/2017   10 comments
After multiple acquisitions generated myriad brands, Germany's third-largest cable operator Tele Columbus reorganizes itself under one name: PYUR.
The Case for Converged Access Networks
Alison Diana  
9/1/2017   8 comments
Multiple factors have aligned to forge a close-to ideal scenario for service providers to put aside their silos, think outside purpose-built fiber access networks and innovate across outside plant architectures, a new Heavy Reading report finds.
Net Neutrality Talks Stay Behind D.C. Doors
Alison Diana  
8/31/2017   31 comments
U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee postpones September 7 meeting after no representatives from AT&T, Comcast, Charter, Verizon, Netflix, Alphabet or Facebook agree to public session, despite lots of activity in D.C. hallways and offices.
Hurricane Harvey: The Industry Responds
Alison Diana  
8/30/2017   64 comments
Cable and teleco operators answer the call for help, donating money, time and other resources to aid in the recovery efforts for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Gfast: The Fix for Ubiquitous Broadband
Pam Baker  
8/30/2017   7 comments
FTTP is the gold standard in anchoring the gigabit vision to reality, but, writes Pam Baker, Gfast costs pocket change by comparison. Can wider, faster spread of gigabit broadband really be done for less?
Comcast Constructs Smart Home Business
Alison Diana  
8/29/2017   19 comments
Comcast builds on its smart home business by emphasizing security and WiFi management.
Saudi Telecom Woos Turk Telekom Shareholders
Alison Diana  
8/28/2017   19 comments
Saudi Telecom is leading suitor for major shareholder position in Turk Telekom, a proactive deployer of next-generation network access technologies.
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Latest Articles
Software-defined access networks provide operators with the flexibility, velocity and scale they need to keep up with user demand for bandwidth and speeds.
The release of VOLTHE 1.0 earlier this month ushers in the next sphere of influence for SDN, NFV and open source and that's good, says AT&T's Eddy Barker.
The 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan will be one of the first large-scale deployments of 5G, but misinformation could delay other organizations' implementations unless operators educate potential customers about 5G's many real capabilities.
After collecting 42 million speed tests for 12 months, Cable.co.uk analyzed the data to determine the fastest broadband in the United States, finding tiny Rhode Island led the way, followed by Washington and Massachusetts.
Steve Collins, CTO of NetComm Wireless, which works with Australia's nbn, takes a drive down the road to 5G fixed wireless and Gfast.
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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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