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Providers Respond to Net Neutrality 'Day of Action'
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7/12/2017   20 comments
Although most did not participate in the Internet-wide Day of Action designed to demonstrate widespread support for net neutrality and Title II, several CSPs and operators used the event to promote their views on the topics.
6 Reasons Smart Homes Are Smart Business
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6/5/2017   11 comments
With ultra-broadband, service providers pour the foundation of smart homes. But the key to unlocking this opportunity lies in demonstrating the value-add that IoT delivers to households.
New OTT Entrants Shake Up Broadcasting
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4/3/2017   6 comments
Verizon is delving into the competitive OTT market, where cable operators, CSPs and less traditional businesses vie for subscribers and eyeballs.
7 Best Practices for Broadband Public-Private Partnerships
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2/21/2017   14 comments
As government agencies consider P3s, they can learn from other markets and nations while crafting agreements that speak specifically to current and future broadband needs.
FTTH Conference 2017: Fiber Fun in Marseille
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2/20/2017   6 comments
The FTTH community headed to Marseille in France for its annual European gathering and heard a lot about technology evolution, demand drivers and (of course) the operational challenges facing network operators.
The Broadband Bunch: 5 People Reshaping the FCC
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2/13/2017   9 comments
Reshaping the FCC seems to happen with regularity -- every four or eight years at the start of a new US administration -- but this time, the impact could be greater than ever before.




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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Thursday, August 17, 2017
11:00 a.m New York/ 4:00 p.m. London

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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The UBB2020 community has had a great first four months thanks to a market that's on the up!
Per-Olof Gustafsson, Deputy CEO at AB Stokab, the wholesale fiber access network operator in the city of Stockholm, talks about the business case ...
This informative interview with Robert Conger, AVP, ADTRAN, highlights the reasons global service providers and cable network operators are ...
BT's Head of Research & Innovation, Prof. Tim Whitley, discusses 'Purposeful Innovation' and the future of communications.
Chris Mulley, Principal Architect at ZTE's CTO Group, discusses trends and innovation in fixed broadband access.
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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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