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So Long, Net Neutrality
Alison Diana  
12/14/2017   Post a comment
Marches, petitions and protests did nothing to dissuade the three Republican members of the Federal Communications Commission who, on Dec. 14, reclassified broadband and overturned the law blocking preferential treatment of content, throttling and blocking.
ITS Telecom Wraps Smart Homes in Mesh
Alison Diana  
12/14/2017   Post a comment
Regional Florida provider ITS Telecom is deploying Calix EXOS and mesh network to manage residential customers' WiFi and high-speed fiber broadband, an investment it expects to generate new revenue sources, reduced support costs and even greater customer satisfaction.
Intel Cash Heats Up Full-Duplex Debate
Alison Diana  
12/13/2017   1 comment
With $7 million in Series A financing from investors such as Intel Capital, startup GenXComm adds its name to the list of vendors offering alternatives to DOCSIS 3.1 in the full-duplex links for cable arena.
For AT&T, Managed Network Services Are No Shell Game
Alison Diana  
12/12/2017   9 comments
AT&T's investment in SDN, virtualization and cloud pays off as Shell once again extends its contract in order to gain new flexibility and business benefits.
ONF Tightens CORD 4.1's Ability to Support All Networks on One Platform
Alison Diana  
12/11/2017   14 comments
With the latest version of Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter, the Open Networking Foundation looks to bring operators' vision of one network for enterprise, residential and mobile customers closer to reality.
Orange Rapidly Fills Europe Full of Fiber
Alison Diana  
12/8/2017   33 comments
Orange is rapidly sating Europeans' hunger for ultra-broadband infrastructure and setting the table for higher-margin residential and enterprise services, 5G and more competition.
Which Comes First: 4K UHD or Ultra-Broadband?
Alison Diana  
12/7/2017   20 comments
There are more 4K UHD devices and content for consumers to choose from, yet they are not yet embracing ultra-high-definition visuals. Will 4K UHD encourage more residential customers to buy into UBB or will the arrival of ultra-broadband create demand for 4K content?
Viavi Solutions Goes NITRO Over Automated Network Management
Alison Diana  
12/6/2017   14 comments
Viavi Solutions releases the first of four components in its NITRO platform, designed to bring real-time, software-defined management, analytics and automation across service providers' complete spectrums of networks.
Verizon & Altice Agree: Fiber Is King
Alison Diana  
12/5/2017   22 comments
With the acquisition of Cablevision and Suddenlink by Altice (represented by Dexter Goei (L) and Patrick Drahi), Verizon finds a fellow fiber fan and competitor in the northeast.
Cable Business Services Future: Price Wars & More Services
Alison Diana  
12/4/2017   30 comments
An analysis of news from Light Reading's recent Future of Cable Business Services event finds a looming price war between cablecos and telcos, expanding investment in SD-WAN and increased investment in more services.
Virtual Plugfests Accelerate Gfast Market
Alison Diana  
12/1/2017   6 comments
The advent of virtual plugfests enables more operators and vendors to participate in the development of Gfast products, standards and interoperability – and that's one reason 2019 is being called the Year of Gfast.
Italy's TIM Tests ADTRAN Mosaic
Alison Diana  
11/30/2017   7 comments
Italian service provider TIM signed a memorandum of understanding with ADTRAN and will analyze the vendor's Mosaic Cloud Platform as part of its access network transformation.
Imbalanced Pole Access Prices Penalize ILECS – Study
Alison Diana  
11/29/2017   14 comments
Despite a 2011 FCC rule, ILECs pay an average 870% more for pole access than cable providers, according to a USTelecom survey – and that makes deploying networks an expensive, time-consuming job for incumbent local exchange carriers.
DT Brings FTTH to Small-Town Germany
Alison Diana  
11/28/2017   9 comments
If 750 customers sign on during a pilot program, microtrenching will allow Germany's leading service provider to deliver fiber-to-the-home services to smaller cities like Bad Staffelstein.
Colt Blazes Into North American Enterprises
Alison Diana  
11/27/2017   13 comments
Having won over many enterprise customers in Europe and Asia and establishing a toehold in the US, Colt Technology Services now aims its high-speed fiber, Colt IQ Network and data center offerings at North American enterprises.
Britain's Broadband Transformation: Beyond the Digital Divide
Alison Diana  
11/22/2017   57 comments
The UK's plan to close its digital divide is the first step in bringing next-generation opportunities to employees across age and skill sets, a new report from BT and Accenture finds.
Gfast Gallops Into Year-End
Alison Diana  
11/21/2017   11 comments
Large and small service providers are investigating, trialing and deploying Gfast.
Wireless Providers Dig Into Fiber Backhaul
Alison Diana  
11/20/2017   12 comments
The imminent arrival of 5G encourages wireless providers to increasingly invest in fiber backhaul, a recent report finds.
SD-Access: The Foundation for Transformation
Alison Diana  
11/17/2017   37 comments
During a recent UBB2020 Radio show, ADTRAN executive Robert Conger detailed the revolutionary role SD-Access plays in telco and cable operators' network and business transformations.
Can Cable Broadband Woo Enterprises?
Alan Breznick  
11/16/2017   27 comments
Cable operators continue to lure small and midsize firms. But can they duplicate the feat with large enterprises? Come find out.
FCC's Net Neutrality Showdown Slated for December
Alison Diana  
11/16/2017   37 comments
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai plans a December 14 vote to reclassify ISPs and end net neutrality laws, according to Reuters.
CSPs: Size Doesn't Matter in Agile World
Alison Diana  
11/15/2017   22 comments
As they invest in far-reaching access networks and next-generation technologies, service providers are retooling their cultures into startup mode.
New Viavi Extension Gives Techs Same Tool for New 5G Tasks
Alison Diana  
11/15/2017   3 comments
Viavi Solutions extended the capabilities of its CellAdvisor JD700B Series to enable fiber and wireless technicians to use familiar equipment in a new 5G arena.
MEF 2017: Network Services Demand Access Choices
Alison Diana  
11/14/2017   3 comments
To meet enterprise customer SLAs, it's vital for service providers to deploy multiple access options such as fiber, coax and WiFi, Spectrum Enterprise Group VP Satya Parimi tells MEF 2017 attendees.
XGS-PON Plugfest Shows Operators a Migration Path
Alison Diana  
11/13/2017   4 comments
Second-annual XGS-PON interoperability plugfest in France brought together 13 companies that accelerated PON technology development and mapped out a migration path for operators.
Altice Management Reorg Calms Investors... for Now
Alison Diana  
11/10/2017   9 comments
After losing 75,000 broadband subscribers in France alone and 6 billion ($7 billion) in valuation, Altice NV Co-Founder Patrick Drahi has taken back control of the cable and telco operator and so far, Wall Street approves.
CableLabs' TIP Lab Focuses on Virtualizing RAN With Gfast, DOCSIS & More
Alison Diana  
11/9/2017   10 comments
CableLabs will focus on virtualizing the radio access network for non-ideal fronthaul links, such as DOCSIS, Gfast, Ethernet and microwave as cost-effective alternatives.
Africa's FTTx Market Takes Off
Alison Diana  
11/7/2017   19 comments
Africa's service providers are investing heavily in fiber, looking to open the door to new products, services and revenue opportunities despite the continent's typical preference for wireless.
Altice USA & Sprint Sign MVNO Pact
Alison Diana  
11/6/2017   13 comments
For the past six months Sprint has been working with cable operator Altice USA to leverage each other's strengths for the benefit of their customers (and their bottom lines).
Get Your All (SD-Access) Pass on UBB2020 Radio
Alison Diana  
11/6/2017   6 comments
Robert Conger, associate vice president of Cloud and Portfolio Strategy at ADTRAN, is UBB2020 Radio's guest on Nov. 7 at 11AM, when he'll share his insights on SD-Access opportunities, technologies and benefits.
Customers Want Internet of Solutions, Not Things
Alison Diana  
11/3/2017   19 comments
All these Internet-enabled devices don't mean a thing if they're difficult to connect and consumers don't trust them.
AT&T Adds AI Smarts to Microservice Speed
Alison Diana  
11/2/2017   4 comments
By adding artificial intelligence to microservices, AT&T brings smarts to a software known for speed.
Verizon's Vision: 'We Need a Better Network'
Alison Diana  
11/1/2017   3 comments
During Calix Connexions in Las Vegas, Verizon VP of Network Planning Lee Hicks described the treacherous waters his team waded in while figuring out current and future ultra-broadband network needs.
ADTRAN Mosaic Open Network Alliance Adds 4 Members
Alison Diana  
10/31/2017   7 comments
Growing membership of ADTRAN's alliance helps vendor's initiative to increase adoption of open standards-based, software-defined networks and network functions virtualization solutions.
Calix's EXOS OS Integrates Smart Homes
Alison Diana  
10/30/2017   19 comments
The upcoming release of the EXOS operating system on next-generation GigaFamily gateways reduces the complexity of what Calix President and CEO Carl Russo calls the "Wild, Wild West" of IoT.
Quest for Converged Networks Fuels NG-PON2 Inquiries
Alison Diana  
10/27/2017   9 comments
Operators have questions about next-generation fiber technologies and Broadband Forum's BASE has answers, for those planning to be in Las Vegas on Sunday.
Openreach Needs Fiber Partners for UK Rollout, Says Chairman
Iain Morris  
10/26/2017   13 comments
Openreach chairman says the industry needs a new and more collaborative approach if it is to move ahead with plans for a full fiber network.
Pattern Emerges for ADTRAN's Mosaic
Ray Le Maistre  
10/26/2017   5 comments
Vendor boasts of positive feedback from operators as it builds out and shows off its software-defined access proposition around multiple access technology architectures.
AT&T Whips the Gfast Horse, Demanding Faster
Ray Le Maistre  
10/25/2017   1 comment
Early deployments of Gfast in multi-dwelling units have whet AT&T's appetite for even faster broadband services over existing coax cables and soon, executive tells UBB2020.
Australia's NBN Plots Gfast Launch in 2018, Blames RSPs for Network Issues
Iain Morris  
10/25/2017   5 comments
Australian state-owned wholesale operator is likely to launch Gfast-based services in the second half of 2018.
BT Exec: 5G at Heart of Operator's Strategy
Niall Hunt  
10/25/2017   Post a comment
During a BBWF keynote, Howard Watson, CEO of BT's Technology, Service and Operations division, discussed the operator's investment and growth plans, including the extensive role 5G plays.
Tunisie Telecom Brings Next-Gen Broadband to Fiber-Unfriendly Regions
Alison Diana  
10/24/2017   Post a comment
By using sealed outside plant (OSP) DSLAM solutions, Tunisie Telecom can more rapidly and cost-effectively deploy broadband services in unserved and underserved regions of Northern Africa.
ADTRAN, CCS Help Operators Prep for 5G Densification
Alison Diana  
10/24/2017   Post a comment
ADTRAN welcomed Cambridge Communications Systems to its Mosaic Open Network Alliance and will now deliver CCS' self-organization mmWave technology for backhaul and access capabilities to both wired and wireless operators.
Why the Time Is Right for Fixed Wireless Access
Keith Russell  
10/24/2017   Post a comment
FWA is about adding tools to every operator's toolkit to ensure there's ultra-broadband for every home, writes Nokia's director of marketing.
Calix Expands Gfast AXOS Platform
Alison Diana  
10/23/2017   Post a comment
During Broadband World Forum, Calix unveiled two 48-port, Amendment 3 nodes, already undergoing trial at a Tier 1 operator's lab.
Community IoT: Good for Neighbors – & Enterprises Too
Thomas Rockmann  
10/23/2017   6 comments
Community IoT connects homeowners in building blocks or gated communities with property managers and external services, increasing satisfaction and creating new service opportunities, writes Deutsche Telekom's Thomas Rockmann.
Behind the Buzz: How Can SDAN Deliver True Value to Operators?
Filip De Greve  
10/20/2017   4 comments
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   3 comments
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   3 comments
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   11 comments
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.
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Marches, petitions and protests did nothing to dissuade the three Republican members of the Federal Communications Commission who, on Dec. 14, reclassified broadband and overturned the law blocking preferential treatment of content, throttling and blocking.
Regional Florida provider ITS Telecom is deploying Calix EXOS and mesh network to manage residential customers' WiFi and high-speed fiber broadband, an investment it expects to generate new revenue sources, reduced support costs and even greater customer satisfaction.
With $7 million in Series A financing from investors such as Intel Capital, startup GenXComm adds its name to the list of vendors offering alternatives to DOCSIS 3.1 in the full-duplex links for cable arena.
AT&T's investment in SDN, virtualization and cloud pays off as Shell once again extends its contract in order to gain new flexibility and business benefits.
With the latest version of Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter, the Open Networking Foundation looks to bring operators' vision of one network for enterprise, residential and mobile customers closer to reality.
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