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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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During the Wells Fargo Securities 5G Forum, Scott Mair, senior vice president of technology planning and engineering at AT&T, discussed the CSP's FirstNet contract, fiber networks and the vital role fiber plays in 5G.
Three British providers ask UK's advertising authority to stamp out 'misleading' use of fiber in promotions.
The VR market could generate $48.5 billion by 2025 – but only if the underlying ultra-broadband network is powerful enough to support VR apps.
In a proof-of-concept demonstration, Nokia Bell Labs showed how operators can reuse existing FTTH/B deployments to meet the latency constraints and capacity demands for mobile transport in 4G, 5G and IoT networks, and support the one network goal.
Tampere recently began a smart city initiative with partners such as CSP Elisa, leveraging and expanding its fiber infrastructure to use ultra-broadband as the foundation of new digital services around the Finnish metropolis.
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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:

  • Service agility by applying modern data center principles aligned with DevOps service creation and deployment
  • Hardware and facilities redundancy offering unprecedented business continuity
  • Low latency supporting the rigid specifications of the 5G standard
  • Network elasticity to support service growth to not just multi-gigabit, but multi-10Gbit/s levels
  • Cost sensitivity supporting mass market services further enabled by Fixed Access Network Sharing (FANS)
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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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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