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.
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.
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.
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.
Arris on the Evolution of Cable CPE
UBB2020 Video 11/14/2016 Post a comment
Anthony Zuyderhoff, VP of CPE Sales & Sales Engineering, EMEA at Arris, talks about developments in the cable broadband customer premises equipment (CPE) market and Arris's latest portfolio enhancements.
Why BT Is Trialing Long-Reach VDSL
UBB2020 Video 11/14/2016 1 comment
Peter Bell, Network Portfolio CIO at BT's access business Openreach, talks about the operator's trial of a new broadband access technology called Long Reach VDSL.
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.
Why NBN Has a Multi-Technology Mix
UBB2020 Video 11/8/2016 1 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.
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.
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.
Europe's Operators Have Turned a Corner, Says Ovum Analyst
UBB2020 Video 10/10/2016 18 comments
Dario Talmesio, practice leader for Europe at Ovum, talks about how Europe's operators are managing to arrest the decline in their revenues, how IoT is impacting their business models and the potential impact on mobile operators of the shift towards quad-play packages.
Ovum on Smart Home Strategies
UBB2020 Video 10/4/2016 11 comments
The battle for the smart home is underway, but can communications service providers take advantage of their network access relationships with customers to build a compelling proposition?
Generating Revenues From the Smart Home
UBB2020 Video 9/27/2016 3 comments
Ahead of the Broadband World Forum, Michael Philpott, practice leader for consumer services at Ovum, talks about the prospects for generating revenues from the smart, connected home and identifies some of the companies taking the lead with their business plans.
Huawei Opens Up at ONS 2016
UBB2020 Video 9/16/2016 1 comment
At ONS 2016 in Santa Clara, California, Huawei emphasized its cooperation with international partners to introduce a range of open solutions -- POF, ONOS and OPEN-O.
As part of its ambitious plan to provide ultra-broadband to 99% of Italy's population, TIM is transforming Turin into a 5G city.
Adam Dunstan, vice president of SDN/NFV engineering at CenturyLink, discusses the fixed-line operator's new ability to deliver broadband DSL over a CORD network and its goal of virtualizing its access network and central offices.
Despite efficiencies and cost-savings offered by connected thermostats, alarms and other systems, only 10% of households have plugged in to connected homes, Gartner finds.
As they transform their networks, service providers discover the beneficial impact virtualization has on customer experience, said Oracle executives such as CEO Mark Hurd during the company's annual Connect event in Orlando.
In his first formal speech as FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai shares his vision of the agency and its role in bringing broadband to all Americans.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
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:
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.
- 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)
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.
March 28-29, 2017, London
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June 20-23, 2017, Acropolis, Nice
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.