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SD-Access: The Foundation for Transformation
Alison Diana  
11/17/2017   3 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   9 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   9 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   7 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   1 comment
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.
Fiber Champion Heather Burnett Gold to Retire
UBB News  
11/13/2017   4 comments
President and CEO of the Fiber Broadband Association Heather Burnett Gold will start the retirement process on Sept. 30, with a replacement to be named in time for June's Fiber Connect.
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   15 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   11 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   15 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.
ZTE on Future Networks
UBB2020 Video  
10/30/2017   6 comments
ZTE discusses the future of broadband networks and how we can be better prepared for the challenges they will bring.
ZTE SVP: Invest in Fiber, 5G for Europe's Gigabit Society
UBB News  
10/30/2017   43 comments
During BBWF in Berlin, ZTE SVP Xiao Ming discussed the vendor's strategy for its gigabit rollout in Europe.
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.
Broadband's Hot Topics
UBB2020 Video  
10/27/2017   16 comments
What are the hot talking points in the fixed broadband sector right now? Gigabit over copper as well as fiber, software-defined access and more, as Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre divulges from the Broadband World Forum 2017 show floor.
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.
Chewing the Broadband Fat at BBWF 2017
UBB2020 Video  
10/26/2017   2 comments
Light Reading's pro-European, Berlin-lovin' editors Ray Le Maistre and Iain Morris discuss some of the hot topics from BBWF 2017, including Gfast and automation -- and manage not to get too distracted by a giant blue fluffy head.
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.
DT: Innovation Means Throwing Away Your Legacy
UBB News  
10/25/2017   5 comments
It's costly to toss out some of your legacy. It can be more costly not to, Deutsche Telekom's Franz Seiser cautions Broadband World Forum attendees.
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.
Taking Steps Toward EU's Gigabit Society
UBB News  
10/25/2017   Post a comment
European government agencies shared some of the steps they are taking to help operators and communities end the digital divide and achieve ubiquitous ultra-broadband coverage.
Nokia’s Guillén: 'SPs, Take a Holistic View'
UBB News  
10/25/2017   Post a comment
One technology does not fit all networks, said Federico Guillén, president of Fixed Networks at Nokia, during his Broadband World Forum keynote.
Operators Share 2020 Goals
UBB News  
10/25/2017   8 comments
An international panel of operator executives discusses their 2020 goals, and some of the varied opportunities and challenges they face.
Sri Lanka Telecom: Government Must Support Operators
UBB News  
10/25/2017   Post a comment
Tilak De Silva, chief business innovation officer at Sri Lanka Telecom, discusses the economic, infrastructure and social factors his country faces in connecting broadband to rural areas.
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.
Residential Hotspots Key to Providing Internet to Macro-Urban Environments
UBB News  
10/24/2017   8 comments
Residential hotspots have proved efficient in providing Internet access for the public in macro-urban environments
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.
National Broadband Plans Paint a Mixed Picture of EU Internet
UBB News  
10/24/2017   Post a comment
Joahannes Feldmann, COO at atene Kom, told attendees at Broadband World Forum that NBPs need to be overhauled to realistically understand the steps needed to achieve DAE target III.
Qnbn opts for Passive Dark Fiber Network Infrastructure Across Qatar
UBB News  
10/24/2017   4 comments
Qatar’s National Broadband Network, Qnbn, is deploying a passive dark fiber network infrastructure across the country
5G is the 'Next Big Transformation in the Network'
UBB News  
10/24/2017   Post a comment
5G is the “next big transformation in the network – the next big revolution if it is done the right way,” according to Thomas Magedanz, Head of NGNI at Fraunhofer Fokus, who spoke this morning at the LeadersIn Broadband Summit at Broadband World Forum.
How to Take an Entrepreneurial Approach in an Age of Disruption
UBB News  
10/24/2017   Post a comment
Businesses need to think in an entrepreneurial way, David McCourt, CEO of Granahan McCourt Capital told the audience at LeadersIn Broadband.
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.
How to Get Last Mile Connectivity Technology Right
Steve Collins  
10/17/2017   9 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   7 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.
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Latest Articles
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.
Cable operators continue to lure small and midsize firms. But can they duplicate the feat with large enterprises? Come find out.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai plans a December 14 vote to reclassify ISPs and end net neutrality laws, according to Reuters.
As they invest in far-reaching access networks and next-generation technologies, service providers are retooling their cultures into startup mode.
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.
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
10:00 a.m. EST / 3:00 p.m. London

Growing bandwidth demand, competitive pressures, and ambitious political and regulatory goals promoting the Gigabit Society are forcing service providers to expedite their technology investments and place bets on the right technology choice. With a growing number of trials and start of commercial deployments, Gfast has emerged as the smart, pragmatic and future-proof solution to delivering on Gigabit Society goals.

During this Webinar, Werner Heinrich, Director Portfolio Management Broadband Solutions at ADTRAN, will discuss:

  • The Ultra Broadband toolkit and Gfast evolution status
  • The economics driving FTTx adoption
  • Unleashing the power of symmetric broadband services
  • Latest in Gfast solution packaging accelerating Gigabit service coverage
  • Improving network economics and services agility using SD-Access

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ZTE discusses the future of broadband networks and how we can be better prepared for the challenges they will bring.
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