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How Green Is My Valley (if It Has Broadband)?
Alison Diana  
4/26/2017   Post a comment
The earl of an English village won't let BT deploy fiber cables on his land, a novel but not unique challenge for ultra-broadband providers.
Verizon Fios Goes Gigabit Strong With FTTH
Alison Diana  
4/25/2017   2 comments
With the debut of Fios Gigabit Connection – with download speeds up to 950 Mbit/s and uploads up to 880 Mbit/s – Verizon uncorks the potential of its FTTH investment.
Ultra-Broadband Can Heal Telehealth's Wounds
Alison Diana  
4/24/2017   5 comments
Telehealth should be worth $30 million by 2020, but that's only if all providers can access the ultra-broadband speeds and latency performance bandwidth-hungry applications like imaging and radiology need.
Cable's Priorities: DOCSIS 3.1 & Fiber
Alison Diana  
4/21/2017   7 comments
Almost 30% of UBB2020 poll respondents said rolling out DOCSIS 3.1 and gigabit speeds were the biggest priorities for cable operators this year, while an equal number will focus on extending fiber deeper into the access network.
It's Time to Rethink Key Broadband Assumptions: Ovum
Robert Clark  
4/20/2017   17 comments
OTT video is upending telecom operators' established approach to IPTV, Kamalini Ganguly, senior analyst at Ovum, tells Broadband Forum Asia attendees.
ADTRAN Reports Record Q1 Earnings
Alison Diana  
4/19/2017   6 comments
Vendor credits surge in international sales, plus demand for services, access and aggregation solutions, for rosy start to 2017.
Broadband Prices to Double: Report
Alison Diana  
4/19/2017   13 comments
Despite vast improvements to infrastructure and capabilities, broadband bills have not gone up much -- but that should change, says New Street Research Analyst Jonathan Chaplin.
Boosty OTT Boosts Broadband Bandwidth
Robert Clark  
4/18/2017   10 comments
Sharedband's service combines fixed and mobile bandwidth to maximize throughput for bandwidth-starved users, says company CEO Paul Evans.
Build Your Own Broadband Comes Under Attack
Alison Diana  
4/17/2017   19 comments
Competing legal factions vie over cities' right to construct their own broadband networks vs. relying solely on well-established service providers.
Speed Counts, Doesn't It?
Alison Diana  
4/13/2017   10 comments
Residential consumers are unsure about their broadband speeds, suggesting providers should focus on capabilities, not megabits and gigabits.
Learn About SD-Access & 10G PON: Webinar
Alison Diana  
4/12/2017   Post a comment
Join ADTRAN's Ryan McCowan on Thursday, April 13 at noon ET for a webinar on how to mobilize software-defined access with 10G PON.
Future Broadband Business Case Unclear, Says HKBN CTO
Robert Clark  
4/12/2017   8 comments
During a presentation at Broadband Forum Asia, Hong Kong Broadband Network CTO Gary McLaren says telcos' growth will come from increasing market share, cutting latency and improving customer engagement.
Australia's nbn Rolls Out NG-PON 2 Trial
Alison Diana  
4/11/2017   9 comments
Australian CSP nbn partnered with Nokia on an NG-PON2 trial expected to accelerate customer speeds up to 10 times current broadband rates.
A Powerful Access Network to Fast-forward Future of Applications
Kurt Raaflaub  
4/11/2017   7 comments
Next-generation access networks must address the next wave of video, messaging and IoT, while also laying a solid foundation for the rapid creation of new disruptive services such as virtual and augmented reality applications, says ADTRAN's Kurt Raaflaub.
Bandwidth Surge Demands Virtualization
Alison Diana  
4/10/2017   13 comments
Good news for virtualization and cloud use: More than 50% of respondents to a Viavi study expect bandwidth usage to double by the end of 2018, while 20% believe usage will double by year's end.
CSPs Well-Placed to Manage Enterprises' Digital Solutions
Alison Diana  
4/7/2017   18 comments
CSPs' broadband deployments, investments in software-based infrastructure and expertise in managing diverse technical assets empower them to take away market share from system integrators in the $270-billion digital solutions management market.
FCC Chair Names Broadband Advisory Committee Members
Alison Diana  
4/6/2017   9 comments
Members of the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee, which will hold its first meeting later this month, include Sprint CTO John Saw.
Verizon Adds Analytics to Digital Media Services
Alison Diana  
4/6/2017   6 comments
Verizon Digital Media Services today debuted a cloud-based content intelligence system designed to simplify, personalize and automate online video production and distribution for broadcasters, OTT providers and online video distributors.
Broadband Forum Details 2017 Initiatives
Alison Diana  
4/6/2017   3 comments
The industry organization expects to advance in areas including broadband mobile backhaul architecture, virtualization, cloud, FTTdp and home networks.
Copper. Fiber. What's in a Name?
Alison Diana  
4/5/2017   27 comments
Britain's advertising watchdog agency investigates whether ISPs are falsely promoting broadband speeds transmitted over partial-fiber networks.
G.fast to Hit Gigabit Speed in 2017
Alison Diana  
4/4/2017   7 comments
In a meeting at ADTRAN headquarters this week, ITU-T Q4/15 Group members such as AT&T, BT and DT expect a flurry of activity to result in advances in 212Mhz G.fast and dynamic time slot allocation to result in faster broadband.
IEEE Issues Add-On Standard for Home, IoT Networks
Alison Diana  
4/4/2017   1 comment
The IEEE's new Ethernet standard add-on is designed to complement wired and wireless connections broadly used in networks today.
SpaceX Launch Blasts Into 'Space Internet'
Alison Diana  
3/31/2017   18 comments
With Thursday's successful launch of a reused Falcon 9 rocket, SpaceX begins the long journey to a galactic Internet that will deliver ultra-broadband to users millions of miles away.
India Gets 1Gbps Broadband
Alison Diana  
3/30/2017   8 comments
ACT Fibernet uses fiber optic and FTTH to deliver 1Gbps service to Hyderbad, with 10 other cities set to follow this year.
Orange's Bellego: Bullish on Spanish Broadband
Alison Diana  
3/29/2017   8 comments
During the next three years, Orange Spain will invest more than $3 billion in the European nation's infrastructure. Company Director Yves Bellego discusses where and how that money is spent in this UBB2020 interview.
Meet the Broadband Forum Fockers
Alison Diana  
3/29/2017   10 comments
The Broadband Forum's Circle of Excellence was a lot more welcoming to innovative members than Robert DeNiro's 'circle of trust' in Meet the Parents.
Broadband Privacy Rules Set to Change Today
Alison Diana  
3/28/2017   22 comments
The House is expected to repeal the FCC's 2016 broadband privacy rules today, a move widely criticized by consumer advocates and hailed by service providers.
Get 'Dig Once' Out of Its Rut
Alison Diana  
3/27/2017   20 comments
Bandied around for more than a decade, a federal 'Dig Once' law places conduits in all new and repaired roads, sidewalks and other construction, cutting the cost of fiber installation by up to 90%.
TIM Shrouds Italy in Ultra-Broadband
Alison Diana  
3/24/2017   19 comments
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   21 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   53 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   14 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   20 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   14 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   10 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   18 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   39 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   6 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   12 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.
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The earl of an English village won't let BT deploy fiber cables on his land, a novel but not unique challenge for ultra-broadband providers.
With the debut of Fios Gigabit Connection – with download speeds up to 950 Mbit/s and uploads up to 880 Mbit/s – Verizon uncorks the potential of its FTTH investment.
Telehealth should be worth $30 million by 2020, but that's only if all providers can access the ultra-broadband speeds and latency performance bandwidth-hungry applications like imaging and radiology need.
Almost 30% of UBB2020 poll respondents said rolling out DOCSIS 3.1 and gigabit speeds were the biggest priorities for cable operators this year, while an equal number will focus on extending fiber deeper into the access network.
OTT video is upending telecom operators' established approach to IPTV, Kamalini Ganguly, senior analyst at Ovum, tells Broadband Forum Asia attendees.
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Global communications service providers continue to evolve their networks to deliver the user-driven service models and higher bandwidths demanded by consumers. At the same time, 5G densification initiatives are top of mind around the globe, with hundreds of thousands of 5G small cells needing an open, programmable and highly scalable access technology to fuel the growing demand for connectivity. As a result, 5G densification projects will demand fixed-access networks, supporting fronthaul, backhaul and crosshaul applications that provide:

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With the current maturation of 10G broadband technologies, and the heightened demand for high-speed fixed and mobile connectivity, 2017 is promising to be the year mass-market, multi-gigabit 10Gbit/s fiber services become commercially viable.

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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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