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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 5/25/2017
Cable operator and pay-TV provider DNA recently completed its DOCSIS 3.1 deployment across 1,500 cable network sites in southern Finland.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 5/24/2017
Mediacom has begun expanding a 1Gbit/s service across its Illinois territory, leveraging its DOCSIS 3.1 investment to deploy ultra-broadband to more residents and small businesses in more than 275 of the state's small cities and towns.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 5/23/2017
The 14 largest cable and telecom operators in the US acquired approximately 960,000 new high-speed Internet subscribers in the first quarter of this year, accounting for about 93.9 million subscribers, a recent study found.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 5/18/2017
Europe is a quad-play market where cable operators must offer converged products and services to reduce customer churn and increase revenue, said a top Liberty Media executive during an investment conference this week.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 5/17/2017
During its open meeting, scheduled for May 18, the Federal Communications Commission is slated to discuss several topics that ultimately could reshape broadband investment, Internet neutrality and satellite services.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 5/16/2017
Comcast Business is accelerating its focus on enterprise and multi-site businesses with the debut on Tuesday of a carrier-grade SD-WAN platform.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 5/10/2017
Estonian cable operator Starman is shunning DOCSIS 3.1 in favor of deploying fiber and 10-Gbit/s EPON throughout the Eastern European nation, implementing one of the earliest 10G EPON networks in Europe.
Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 5/1/2017
Top OTT providers retained market dominance by maintaining or expanding their subscriber base as consumers extend their viewing habits to traditional television screens.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 4/26/2017
Operators' investments in DOCSIS 3.1 infrastructure continue to deliver as cable operators expand the number of communities with access to 1-gigabit speeds.
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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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