It probably comes as no surprise that many of the most populous states in the US have the greatest gigabit availability, but many might be somewhat taken aback to learn 5.25 million of Colorado's 5.5 million residents have access to 1Gbit/s broadband.
That is one of the many findings available in Viavi Solutions' report, "The State of US Gigabit Deployment." Released today, the study used Viavi's global visualization database, called Gigabit Monitor, to track consumer gigabit Internet availability across the country (and world). This report highlights the database's regional and urban insight into gigabit broadband availability.
Gigabit Internet is available to more than 8.5 million people in California. But in the city of Chicago alone, 6 million people can use ultra-broadband. That means Chicago has more gigabit availability than many nations such as Japan, Sweden and the UK, according to Viavi.
A web-based tool, Gigabit Monitor showcases gigabit Internet provisioning across the world, based on publicly available data. The Monitor is regularly updated based on deployment announcements and feedback from users, Viavi said.
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 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.
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:
Discuss 5G densification strategies and their network impact
Outline the different requirements for backhaul and fronthaul needed to support 5G densification strategies
Explore next-generation PON-fixed access technologies and software defined networking principles as emerging solutions to accelerate 5G densification
Outline how NG-PON2, the next-generation multi-gigabit fiber technology, supports the x-haul (fronthaul, backhaul and crosshaul applications) requirements of 5G
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.