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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, 7/19/2017
Deutsche Telekom and ADTRAN are lab testing the next-generation G.fast standard 212Mhz and coordinated dynamic time allocation (cDTA) so the German service provider can evaluate its ability to use existing cable and phone infrastructure to deliver ultra-fast and gigabit services.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 7/19/2017
Buoyed by international and domestic tier one operators' transition to software-defined networks, ADTRAN reported record second-quarter sales of $184.7 million for the period that ended June 30, 2017.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 7/18/2017
Questions about the future of Google Fiber will only surge again, as after five months into the job, CEO Gregory McCray has left the company.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 7/14/2017
German service providers Deutsche Telekom and EWE will share reciprocal use of their networks, a move designed to make network upgrades more affordable and speedier and to provide customers with faster Internet links.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 7/12/2017
For about 14 of its 20-year history, DQE Communications focused solely on providing dark fiber to enterprise and wholesale customers. Like the broadband market itself, DQE's services have expanded since then, and the Pittsburgh-based service provider now offers a growing range of lit and managed services across southwestern Pennsylvania.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 7/11/2017
Looking to accelerate broadband deployment across rural America, learn from its international lessons and fuel non-urban demand for its cloud services, Microsoft wants to use a combination of satellite, TV white spaces, fixed wireless and fiber to bring broadband to less populated parts of the country.
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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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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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