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Frontier Uses G.fast for MDU Broadband
Alison Diana  
5/25/2017   1 comment
The service provider is using Nokia's G.fast technologies to deliver ultra-broadband speeds to residents of apartments and multi-unit dwellings in Connecticut.
Finnish Cable Operator Completes DOCSIS 3.1 Upgrade
Alison Diana  
5/25/2017   Post a comment
Within a year, DNA deploys upgraded network to support customers in southern Finland with 1Gbit/s broadband.
CableOne: Putting Broadband First
Alison Diana  
5/24/2017   2 comments
The cable operator, which recently finalized its acquisition of NewWave Communications, sees continued growth from high-speed data and business services powered by fiber-based ultra-broadband, executives told a financial conference this week.
Mediacom Wraps Illinois in Ultra-Broadband
Alison Diana  
5/24/2017   4 comments
The cable operator leverages DOCSIS 3.1 investment to expand 1Gbit/s service to the Lincoln state.
Q1 Subscriber Update: Cable Wins, Telecoms Lose
Alison Diana  
5/23/2017   6 comments
During the first quarter of 2017, cable operators gained about 1 million subscribers in this period, while the top telephone companies lost approximately 45,000 subscribers, according to a recent study by Leichtman Research Group.
AT&T Expands Virtualization Access for Broadband
Alison Diana  
5/22/2017   13 comments
AT&T today expanded its broadband options with new availability of its FlexWare on-demand network services in 200 countries and a recently inked customer agreement with Ericsson.
Orange to Expand Analytics, Digital Transformation Services
Alison Diana  
5/19/2017   7 comments
With its $69.7 million acquisition of Business & Decision, Orange Business Services builds on its broadband investments to open up new geographic markets and complementary offerings to enterprises.
Liberty Global: It's a Quad-Play Market
Alison Diana  
5/18/2017   6 comments
To reduce customer churn and improve profits, operators must deliver four services to consumers, says Liberty Mutual executive during investor conference.
FCC Revisits Net Neutrality, Rural Fees, Satellite Red Tape
Alison Diana  
5/17/2017   11 comments
On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission meeting could be contentious as Chairman Ajit Pai (standing) and other members address topics that promise to dramatically reshape broadband in the US.
Comcast Business Tests SD-WAN Service
Alison Diana  
5/16/2017   6 comments
Cable operator steps into sizzling-hot SD-WAN market in partnership with Versa Networks, expanding its enterprise offerings and broadening service horizons.
Anticipating Economic Returns of Rural Telehealth
Rick Schadelbauer  
5/16/2017   6 comments
Telehealth holds tremendous potential to improve the quality, cost and availability of healthcare in rural areas, but only if these regions have access to ultra-broadband, writes NTCA's Rick Schadelbauer.
High-Fiber Submarine Cables Dive Deeper Into Broadband
Alison Diana  
5/15/2017   17 comments
Crosslake Fibre is one of several businesses bringing dark fiber to service providers seeking more broadband power and reduced latency.
Is Charter Getting Skinny?
Alison Diana  
5/15/2017   11 comments
Despite recent comments to the contrary by company President and CEO Tom Rutledge, Charter is considering an inexpensive OTT bundle, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Mr. CTO, Tear Down That Wall
Alison Diana  
5/12/2017   9 comments
By working together, service providers' operations and IT departments accelerate adoption of virtualization, cloud and other technologies -- and can save money, too.
Zoom Britannia
Alison Diana  
5/11/2017   10 comments
In a leaked version of its political manifesto, Britain's Labour Party promises 30Mbit/s ultra-broadband for all.
Starman Launches 10G EPON Network in Europe
Alison Diana  
5/10/2017   13 comments
Cable operator Starman is eschewing a move to DOCSIS 3.1 in favor of installing FTTH and 10-Gbit/s EPON to support customers' growing ultra-broadband needs, says Jaanus Erlemann, Starman CTO for Starman (on left)
Verizon Inks 2nd Fiber Purchase Order
Alison Diana  
5/9/2017   9 comments
Just weeks after a $1.03 billion deal with Corning, Verizon plans to spend $300 million over three years on fiber from Italian energy and telecom cables systems provider Prysmian.
MaxxSouth: Think Local, Act Like a National
Alison Diana  
5/8/2017   9 comments
Mississippi cable operator rolls out gigabit services via DOCSIS 3.1 and FTTH
Ambitious SpaceX Broadband Plan Blasts Off
Alison Diana  
5/5/2017   26 comments
Patricia Cooper, vice president of satellite government affairs at SpaceX, recently told the US Senate about the company's plans to use its Falcon9 to launch thousands of satellites designed to deliver worldwide ultra-broadband coverage.
FTTH Group Woos EU Parliament With Fiber Lunch
Alison Diana  
5/4/2017   15 comments
FTTH Council Europe wines and dines European Union in its bid to spread fiber net across continent.
Ex-FCC Chair Takes Advisory Role
Alison Diana  
5/4/2017   5 comments
Tom Wheeler, who headed the Federal Communications Commission under President Barack Obama, joins an advisory board for mobile ID authentication startup Confirm.
NG-PON2: The Importance of Being Standard
Alison Diana  
5/3/2017   4 comments
It's important to tie in standards development with specific use cases to accelerate the agenda and time frame, says Vincent O'Byrne, Verizon's director of technology.
Broadband Forum, SDN/NFV Alliance Partner on Open Broadband in Asia
Alison Diana  
5/2/2017   2 comments
The Broadband Forum and SDN/NFV Industry Alliance unveiled an alliance for an Open Broadband Laboratory Asia and plans to work together on network transformation and cloud evolution.
AT&T: Using High-Speed Broadband to Boost Customer Service
Alison Diana  
5/1/2017   9 comments
The service provider is leveraging open source, software-defined networking and analytics, plus machine learning and more content, to improve subscribers' experiences.
Top OTT Providers Hold Onto Their Lead
Alison Diana  
5/1/2017   10 comments
Netflix, Amazon and Hulu retain their top spots, but contenders such as Sling TV and CBS All Access gain subscribers too, finds Park Associates.
Ex-Intel Exec: Bringing Broadband to Rural Colorado
Alison Diana  
4/28/2017   15 comments
Under the direction of former Intel exec Tony Neal-Graves, Colorado plans to get broadband access to all rural residents by 2020.
Comcast Hits UBB Out of the Park for Atlanta Braves
Alison Diana  
4/27/2017   16 comments
Major League Baseball's Atlanta Braves prove if you build it – and it has powerful broadband – they will come and connect.
DOCSIS 3.1 Investments Pay 1-Gig Service Dividends
Alison Diana  
4/26/2017   12 comments
Comcast and Mediacom this week unveiled ultra-broadband services that leverage their investments in DOCSIS 3.1.
How Green Is My Valley (if It Has Broadband)?
Alison Diana  
4/26/2017   19 comments
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   15 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   40 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   15 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   25 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   9 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   19 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   20 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   1 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   21 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   11 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   8 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   29 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   8 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   2 comments
The IEEE's new Ethernet standard add-on is designed to complement wired and wireless connections broadly used in networks today.
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The service provider is using Nokia's G.fast technologies to deliver ultra-broadband speeds to residents of apartments and multi-unit dwellings in Connecticut.
Within a year, DNA deploys upgraded network to support customers in southern Finland with 1Gbit/s broadband.
The cable operator, which recently finalized its acquisition of NewWave Communications, sees continued growth from high-speed data and business services powered by fiber-based ultra-broadband, executives told a financial conference this week.
The cable operator leverages DOCSIS 3.1 investment to expand 1Gbit/s service to the Lincoln state.
During the first quarter of 2017, cable operators gained about 1 million subscribers in this period, while the top telephone companies lost approximately 45,000 subscribers, according to a recent study by Leichtman Research Group.
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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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