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Why Ultra-Broadband Is Thriving
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2/1/2017   9 comments
The UBB2020 community has had a great first four months thanks to a market that's on the up!
Stokab on The Dark Fiber Business Case
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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
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1/5/2017   3 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.
BBWF 2016 Keynote: BT's Tim Whitley on 'Purposeful Innovation'
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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
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12/14/2016   Post a comment
Chris Mulley, Principal Architect at ZTE's CTO Group, discusses trends and innovation in fixed broadband access.
BBWF 2016 Keynote: Cox's Access Network Strategy Overview
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12/13/2016   Post a comment
Cox Communications Executive Director of Network Strategy Jeff Finkelstein talks about how cable networks need to transition during the next 10 years.
BBWF 2016 Keynote: ETSI CTO Dispels 5G Myths
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12/12/2016   Post a comment
ETSI CTO Adrian Scrase tackles some 5G myths and lays out the facts about the why, when, where and what of 5G standards.
BBWF 2016 Keynote: Openreach CEO on Maintaining Britain's Digital Leadership
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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.'
BBWF 2016 Keynote: Huawei on How To Improve Revenues, Improve Bandwidth, Reduce Costs
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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.
BBWF 2016 Keynote: Liberty Global Tackles the Myths About Cable Broadband
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12/6/2016   1 comment
Neil Geary, Technical Strategy Consultant (CPE & Network) at Liberty Global's Chief Architecture Office (CAO) department, dispels some myths about cable's broadband speeds and discusses cable's access network evolution options, including DOCSIS 3.1.
BBWF 2016 Keynote: ADTRAN On Enabling Communities, Connecting Lives
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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.
BBWF 2016 Keynote: BT's CEO On The UK's Digital Future
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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.
BBWF 2016 Keynote: Huawei on Redifining the Network to Connect People and Things
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11/30/2016   13 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
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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.
BBWF 2016 Keynote: ADTRAN's Ronan Kelly on Open, Reliable, Affordable Internet For All
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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.
BBWF 2016 Keynote: Nokia on the Mass Rollout of Broadband
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11/29/2016   Post a comment
Federico Guillen, president of Nokia Fixed Networks, discusses the roadmap towards universal broadband.
How Balloons Can Play a Role In Broadband Delivery
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11/28/2016   12 comments
Mauro Goncalves Filho, Strategy and Operations at the X division of Google, provides an update on Project Loon, which aims to deliver broadband Internet access to users in remote areas.
How Fiber Plays a Key Role in Orange's Convergent Network Plans
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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.
Broadband Forum CEO On The Potential of CORD
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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
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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.
Verizon Makes Its NG-PON2 Case
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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
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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
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11/15/2016   Post a comment
Jinn Xu, director of the Access Network Solution Sales Dept. at Huawei, talks about central office re-farming.
Arris on the Evolution of Cable CPE
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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
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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
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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
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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.
Cox Communications on the Future of Cable Broadband
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11/7/2016   1 comment
Jeff Finkelstein, Executive Director of Network Strategy at Cox Communications, talks about the impact of DOCSIS 3.1 and virtualization in the cable access network.
BT on Its Evolving FTTP Strategy
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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.
How HKBN Has Built a Business Around OTT Video
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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
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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.
Starman CTO on the Shift to FTTH
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10/28/2016   Post a comment
Jaanus Erlemann, CTO at Starman, explains why the Estonian cable operator is branching out from its DOCSIS strategy and investing in FTTH.
Broadband Forum CEO on the Impact of Access Network Virtualization
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10/14/2016   9 comments
Virtualization isn't just about the data center and network core -- there's the access network and the resulting operational and business impact of SDN and NFV to work out too.
Europe's Operators Have Turned a Corner, Says Ovum Analyst
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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 Analyst on Net Neutrality & OTT Regulation
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10/6/2016   1 comment
Luca Schiavoni, a senior analyst at Ovum's regulatory advisory service, discusses the latest net neutrality developments and the potential regulation of so-called 'OTT' service providers.
Ovum on Smart Home Strategies
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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
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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.
Welcome to the UBB2020 Community!
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9/19/2016   1 comment
UBB2020 is on a mission to cover the ultra-broadband market 'end-to-end,' as marketing people would say...
Huawei Opens Up at ONS 2016
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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.




Latest Articles
Software-defined access networks provide operators with the flexibility, velocity and scale they need to keep up with user demand for bandwidth and speeds.
The release of VOLTHE 1.0 earlier this month ushers in the next sphere of influence for SDN, NFV and open source – and that's good, says AT&T's Eddy Barker.
The 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan will be one of the first large-scale deployments of 5G, but misinformation could delay other organizations' implementations – unless operators educate potential customers about 5G's many real capabilities.
After collecting 42 million speed tests for 12 months, Cable.co.uk analyzed the data to determine the fastest broadband in the United States, finding tiny Rhode Island led the way, followed by Washington and Massachusetts.
Steve Collins, CTO of NetComm Wireless, which works with Australia's nbn, takes a drive down the road to 5G fixed wireless and Gfast.
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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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