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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 7/20/2017
Amid Wall Street's excitement about Netflix's surge in subscribers came news the over-the-top content provider is investigating bundles and more partnerships with operators.
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Pam Baker, Freelance Writer, 7/20/2017
As Europe pushes forward on building a 2020 Gigabit Society, it's necessary to stop and take measure of the state of connectivity today to map tomorrow''s meaningful path to progress. In this report Pam Baker looks at the state of broadband in Europe now and the opportunities that lie before it.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 7/10/2017
The service provider market continued to shrink today, with announcements that Cogeco Communications' subsidiary Atlantic Broadband's will acquire Harron Communications' MetroCast for $1.4 billion, while Cincinnati Bell will purchase Hawaiian Telecom for $650 million and buy OnX Enterprise Solutions for about $201 million.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 6/22/2017
Three British broadband providers have asked the nation's advertising authority to stop competitors from describing DSL and cable services as "fiber."
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 6/21/2017
Operators are banking that virtual reality (VR) solutions will deliver cold hard cash into their revenue streams.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 6/7/2017
Seattle will be the seventh home for Google Fiber Webpass.
Niall Hunt, Digital Lead, Content & Communities for KNect365, 5/30/2017
Danish TV and broadband provider Stofa picked ARRIS to help it deliver gigabit broadband speeds and enhanced services, including streaming UHD TV and apps, based on DOCSIS 3.1 technology.
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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.
Flash Poll
Thursday, April 13, 2017
12pm EST

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.

The UBB2020 community has had a great first four months thanks to a market that's on the up!
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