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Adtran Provides Confidence Boost for Ultra-Broadband Sector
Ray Le Maistre  
1/20/2017   2 comments
Vendor's financials point to a healthy market for ultra-broadband networking technology in 2017 and, perhaps, beyond.
NG-PON 2 Almost Ready for Primetime, ADTRAN Exec Says
Alison Diana  
1/13/2017   3 comments
Buoyed by successful trials, NG-PON 2 commercial rollouts could begin mid-year, ADTRAN executive Kurt Raaflaub tells UBB2020 Radio.
Verizon Seeks Multi-Vendor NG-PON2 Nirvana
Ray Le Maistre  
1/12/2017   10 comments
Verizon has undertaken a successful multi-vendor NG-PON2 test in an effort to help the market embrace interoperability.
Operators Warm to CORD for Their Next-Gen CO Plans: Report
Ray Le Maistre  
1/11/2017   4 comments
Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter (CORD) has caught the imagination of many operators, according to a new study from IHS Markit.
Ultra-High Definition Video Will Be Gigabit's Killer App – Poll
Ray Le Maistre  
1/10/2017   27 comments
A UBB2020 reader poll IDs Ultra HD video as the application that will drive the greatest demand for gigabit broadband connectivity.
Stokab on The Dark Fiber Business Case
UBB2020 Video  
1/9/2017   1 comment
Per-Olof Gustafsson, Deputy CEO at AB Stokab, the wholesale fiber access network operator in the city of Stockholm, talks about the business case for running a citywide dark fiber access network.
AT&T Plots G.fast Expansion As It Updates on Broadband Plans
Ray Le Maistre  
1/6/2017   14 comments
US giant reminds the world of its fiber rollout plans, talks G.fast expansion, hints at further trials of millimeter wave (mmWave) fixed wireless tech, updates on Project AirGig and more!
SDN in the Access Network
Flash Poll  
1/6/2017   Post a comment
When will SDN capabilities start to be deployed at scale in commercial fixed broadband access networks?
ADTRAN On SDN in the Access Network
UBB2020 Video  
1/5/2017   2 comments
This informative interview with Robert Conger, AVP, ADTRAN, highlights the reasons global service providers and cable network operators are evaluating SDN for their broadband and Ethernet access networks.
Capex Shifting to Fixed From Wireless in 2017: MKM
Ray Le Maistre  
1/4/2017   9 comments
The analyst team at industry and equity research firm MKM Partners predicts an overall decline in network operator spending but an uptick in fixed line capex.
Africa's FTTH Boom Has Begun: Report
Ray Le Maistre  
1/3/2017   5 comments
The number of homes passed by fiber is growing at a significant rate across Africa, according to a new industry report.
Open Fiber Expands With Metroweb Acquisition, Uses Huawei's Monitoring Tech
Ray Le Maistre  
12/29/2016   17 comments
Italian open access FTTH network closes acquisition and awards network monitoring deal to Huawei.
FTTH Lines in Spain Hit 4.5M
Anne Morris  
12/21/2016   23 comments
Telefónica's Movistar still dominates with 2.9 million FTTH lines.
XGS-PON Takes Another Step Forward
Anne Morris  
12/20/2016   19 comments
Plugfest in France provided opportunity for vendors to test latest evolution of PON technology.
AT&T on Track to Hit FTTH Target of 67 Major Metros
Anne Morris  
12/19/2016   33 comments
US operator now covers 46 metros with AT&T Fiber.
Why Google Fiber Has Stumbled, the Lessons to Learn & Why Moving to Fixed Wireless Won't Solve the Problem
Greg Whelan  
12/16/2016   66 comments
In a series of articles, we are going to try to explain the challenges in deploying broadband successfully – in this, the first, we address the topical discussion around Google Fiber and how it has approached the market.
Proximus Plans €3B Fiber Splurge
Anne Morris  
12/16/2016   14 comments
Belgian operator aims for 50% household coverage amid strong focus on business as analysts warn of market disruption ahead.
Iceland Sets Shining Example With FTTH
Anne Morris  
12/15/2016   14 comments
Gagnaveita Reykjavikur already claims to provides 100% FTTH coverage in Reykjavik.
BBWF 2016 Keynote: BT's Tim Whitley on 'Purposeful Innovation'
UBB2020 Video  
12/14/2016   8 comments
BT's Head of Research & Innovation, Prof. Tim Whitley, discusses 'Purposeful Innovation' and the future of communications.
BBWF 2016 Keynote: ZTE On the Future of Fixed Broadband Connectivity
UBB2020 Video  
12/14/2016   Post a comment
Chris Mulley, Principal Architect at ZTE's CTO Group, discusses trends and innovation in fixed broadband access.
New €500M Fund to Drive Europe's 'Gigabit Society'
Anne Morris  
12/13/2016   7 comments
New fund is expected to unlock additional investments of between €1 billion and €1.7 billion.
Germany's EWE Plans €1B FTTH Investment
Anne Morris  
12/12/2016   12 comments
Telecoms and energy company intends to cover a million households with FTTH network.
BBWF 2016 Keynote: Openreach CEO on Maintaining Britain's Digital Leadership
UBB2020 Video  
12/8/2016   5 comments
Clive Selley, CEO of BT's access network division Openreach, delivers a strategic update entitled 'Better, Broader, Faster: Connectivity to Maintain Britain's Digital Leadership.'
Italy's Fastweb Rolls Out 1Gbit/s FTTH for 5G Small Cell Support
Anne Morris  
12/8/2016   5 comments
Italian ISP Fastweb is planning to build an ultra-high-speed fixed network to support its ambition to deploy 5G fixed wireless to reach all Italian cities by 2020.
BBWF 2016 Keynote: Huawei on How To Improve Revenues, Improve Bandwidth, Reduce Costs
UBB2020 Video  
12/8/2016   Post a comment
Huawei's head of access network marketing Jack Zhu discusses the steps the supplier is taking to help network operators and service providers increase revenues, boost bandwidth and reduce costs.
Spark Launches an Almost Gigabit Service
Elliot Richards  
12/7/2016   8 comments
When is a 'gigabit' service a gigabit service? New Zealand ISP Spark pushes ahead with its new Ultra Fast Fibre MAX broadband product offering near-gigabit speeds, but can't yet call it a gigabit service.
BBWF 2016 Keynote: Adtran On Enabling Communities, Connecting Lives
UBB2020 Video  
12/5/2016   1 comment
Gary Bolton, VP of Global Marketing at Adtran, discusses the 'third wave' of the Internet and the importance of high-speed broadband services to community development.
Is France Struggling to Live Up to Early FTTH Promise?
Anne Morris  
12/5/2016   23 comments
French regulator ARCEP expresses disappointment as the FTTH quarterly growth rate gets stuck in a rut.
BBWF 2016 Keynote: BT's CEO On The UK's Digital Future
UBB2020 Video  
12/1/2016   1 comment
BT CEO Gavin Patterson talks about the UK's digital future, BT's role and the importance of fixed/mobile convergence.
Altice Favors Fiber Over D3.1 for Its US Upgrade
Anne Morris  
11/30/2016   17 comments
Altice announces 'Generation Gigaspeed' and becomes the first major US cable provider to go all out for a large-scale FTTH rollout rather than an upgrade to DOCSIS 3.1.
BBWF 2016 Keynote: Huawei on Redifining the Network to Connect People and Things
UBB2020 Video  
11/30/2016   6 comments
Xipeng Xiao, Head of the CTIO Office in Western Europe at Huawei, talks about how the ultra-broadband network is being redefined and how the Internet is not only making people smart, but things are also getting smarter as well.
BBWF 2016 Keynote: Vodafone On Fixed Access Network Sharing
UBB2020 Video  
11/30/2016   3 comments
Vodafone' Head of Fixed Access Centre of Excellence, Gavin Young, chats about Fixed Access Network Sharing (FAN), a concept allows operators to collaborate and share their infrastructure.
Ofcom Puts BT on Notice Over Legal Separation of Openreach
Anne Morris  
11/29/2016   17 comments
UK regulator puts pressure on telco to make greater inroads towards meeting its competition concerns.
BBWF 2016 Keynote: Adtran's Ronan Kelly on Open, Reliable, Affordable Internet For All
UBB2020 Video  
11/29/2016   4 comments
Adtran's Ronan Kelly talks about the disruptive impact that the broadband revolution is having on the world and how it is enabling a new era of industrial innovation.
TDC Broadens Its Ultra-Broadband Mix
Ray Le Maistre  
11/29/2016   16 comments
Danish operator adds to its broadband access network technology options in an effort to deliver the best services to its customers.
BBWF 2016 Keynote: Nokia on the Mass Rollout of Broadband
UBB2020 Video  
11/29/2016   Post a comment
Federico Guillen, president of Nokia Fixed Networks, discusses the roadmap towards universal broadband.
Europe Will Need Broadband Diversity, Finds Study, but Which Tech Wins Out?
Ray Le Maistre  
11/24/2016   104 comments
The European Commission's vision of a Gigabit Society will require the deployment of a broad range of ultra-broadband technologies across fiber, copper, HFC and wireless networks, finds study, but the question remains about which tech(s) will dominate.
How Fiber Plays a Key Role in Orange's Convergent Network Plans
UBB2020 Video  
11/23/2016   5 comments
Alain Maloberti, Senior VP, Network Architecture & Design at Orange Labs Networks, talks about the network operator's investments in broadband technologies such as GPON and (soon) XGS-PON and how they fit into the bigger picture.
UK Gets a £400M FTTP Boost
Elliot Richards  
11/22/2016   19 comments
The UK Government is to make £400 million of public funds available for investment in competitive fiber-to-the-premises access networks as part of a new Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund.
Broadband Forum CEO On The Potential of CORD
UBB2020 Video  
11/21/2016   1 comment
Robin Mersh, CEO at the Broadband Forum, discusses the potential for the CORD (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter) initiative as part of the access network virtualization trend.
Why Ucom Is Checking Out NG-PON2
UBB2020 Video  
11/17/2016   8 comments
Alexandr Yesayan, business development director and co-founder at Ucom, explains why the Armenian operator is trialing NG-PON2 technology.
France's Iliad Gets a Broadband Trouncing
Iain Morris  
11/16/2016   40 comments
When it comes to broadband subscriber growth, Iliad lost out badly in the third quarter.
Verizon Makes Its NG-PON2 Case
UBB2020 Video  
11/16/2016   13 comments
Vincent O'Byrne, director of technology at Verizon Communications, makes the case for NG-PON2 in both the residential and business services markets in the US.
Telefónica on FTTH in Spain
UBB2020 Video  
11/15/2016   8 comments
Jose Luis Lozano from Telefónica discusses key developments in Spain's fiber to the home (FTTH) market.
Why Operators Are Re-Farming Their Central Offices
UBB2020 Video  
11/15/2016   Post a comment
Jinn Xu, director of the Access Network Solution Sales Dept. at Huawei, talks about central office re-farming.
Enabling Europe's Digital Single Market
UBB2020 Video  
11/11/2016   1 comment
Anna Krzyzanowska, Head of Unit, Investment in High-Capacity Networks at the European Commission, talks about the role of ultra-broadband networks and services in enabling a Digital Single Market in Europe.
Openreach Offers Gigabit Speeds to UK Market
Elliot Richards  
11/10/2016   7 comments
Openreach has announced plans to enable Gigabit ultra-broadband speeds across its UK FTTP network, but is the UK incumbent doing enough?
Why NBN Has a Multi-Technology Mix
UBB2020 Video  
11/8/2016   Post a comment
Daniel Willis, Principal Technology Officer at Australia's NBN, talks about the development of the national broadband network and why the wholesale operator is deploying a number of different access technologies.
Spark Encourages Customers to Ditch Copper for Fiber
Elliot Richards  
11/8/2016   16 comments
As several telecom operators look for ways to push faster speeds over ageing copper networks, a New Zealand ISP is actively encouraging customers to ditch copper in favor or fiber or even a 4G connection.
The UK Future Is Full-Fat Fiber
Elliot Richards  
11/7/2016   9 comments
Matt Hancock, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, told us that the key to making Britain a digital leader lies in fiber and 5G, and not in half-step measures.
What Can We Learn From Google's Pause on Fiber?
Elliot Richards  
11/4/2016   20 comments
Google Fiber's decision to halt its gigabit developments provides an insight into the broadband market and raises a lot of questions.
BT on Its Evolving FTTP Strategy
UBB2020 Video  
11/3/2016   Post a comment
Andy Whale, Chief Engineer at Openreach, BT's access network division, explains how and why the operator is ramping up its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) rollout and the challenges Openreach faces as it aims to connect 2 million premises with fiber.
Beltelecom Hits 1 Million GPON Subs
Ray Le Maistre  
11/2/2016   1 comment
The national operator in Belarus has signed up its millionth fiber-based broadband customer as it continues its network transformation program.
How HKBN Has Built a Business Around OTT Video
UBB2020 Video  
11/2/2016   Post a comment
Partnering with OTT video specialists has proven to be a successful strategy for Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN), says CTO and co-founder Gary McLaren.
Why AT&T Has NG-PON2 on Its Roadmap
UBB2020 Video  
11/1/2016   Post a comment
Tom Anschutz, a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at AT&T, talks about the potential applications of NG-PON2 and how that technology fits into the US giant’s network and service plans.
Fiber to the Fjord: Norway's FTTH Penetration Tops 35%
Ray Le Maistre  
11/1/2016   7 comments
Norway added more than 112,000 fiber broadband connections in the 12 months to the end of June, according to official statistics.
NBN Must Speed Up to Hit 2020 Targets, Says Senior Exec
Iain Morris  
10/31/2016   14 comments
Australia's national broadband network is under growing pressure on the technical and commercial sides.
BBWF: G.fast, Video, NG-PON2 & a New Way of Thinking
Ray Le Maistre  
10/20/2016   8 comments
This year's annual broadband love-in has witnessed a broad range of operator access strategies and multiple reminders that video is the key immediate reason to be investing capex in ultra-broadband networks right now.
Embracing the Broadband Community
Ray Le Maistre  
10/18/2016   6 comments
The three-day Broadband World Forum event in London is key for information sharing, networking and industry interaction in the ultra-broadband ecosystem.
G.fast – So Near, So Far
Ray Le Maistre  
10/13/2016   5 comments
There's a lot of excitement around the G.fast market as tech developments expand the deployment options but there are hurdles to overcome.
Orange Forecasts 'Common' Gigabit by 2018
Iain Morris  
10/5/2016   14 comments
Orange is already one of Europe's high-speed broadband pioneers, and it expects connectivity to get much faster in the next two years.
So Exactly What Is Ultra-Broadband?
Ray Le Maistre  
10/4/2016   13 comments
Let's define what we mean by ultra-broadband.
du to Ditch Sub-100Mbit/s Deals in 2017
Iain Morris  
9/30/2016   8 comments
Middle Eastern operator to phase out lower-speed offerings in gigabit push.
Digicel Sprints at 10,000 Broadband Subs Per Month
Iain Morris  
9/30/2016   3 comments
Digicel's transformation into a fixed-line broadband operator has been almost as dramatic as an Usain Bolt sprint.
ITU Boss Berates Broadband Policymakers
Iain Morris  
9/29/2016   5 comments
Houlin Zhao says broadband funding may not be forthcoming without a more investor-friendly environment.
Gigabit's Killer App
Flash Poll  
9/27/2016   51 comments
Which single application or service will drive the greatest demand for Gigabit broadband services?
CityFibre Puts Its Ducts In a Row
Ray Le Maistre  
9/26/2016   12 comments
UK alternative wholesale fiber network operator is growing aggressively as it aims to offer an alternative option to BT's Openreach.
BT & G.fast: A Mission Accomplished?
Ray Le Maistre  
9/23/2016   5 comments
The UK operator has taken G.fast from a niche opportunity to an industry gamechanger.
BT's Formula for F1 Success
Infographics  
9/23/2016   1 comment
BT is the official technology partner to the Williams Martini Racing team -- this infographic shows how the network operator and Formula One team work together.
Cable Still Counting on DOCSIS But...
Alan Breznick  
9/19/2016   19 comments
Whether it's the new DOCSIS 3.1 spec or the forthcoming Full Duplex DOCSIS spec, the cable industry is still looking mostly for DOCSIS to propel it into the ultra-broadband future.
Broadband's 'A Key & a Kite' Moment
Mari Silbey  
9/19/2016   43 comments
Why do we need gigabit broadband?
Welcome to the UBB2020 Community!
UBB2020 Video  
9/19/2016   1 comment
UBB2020 is on a mission to cover the ultra-broadband market 'end-to-end,' as marketing people would say...




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