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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
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, 7/13/2017
Verizon says it has proven interoperability based on its OpenOMCI specification, a step that makes OMCI and ONT vendor selection more flexible and cost effective.
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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, 7/6/2017
Suppliers of fiber optic cabling increasingly find it difficult to keep up with the seemingly endless demand for this hot commodity. That's leading to shortages and price increases in some regions, including the United States.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 7/5/2017
Oman-based service provider Omantel will leverage its plentiful copper resources and upgrade customers' broadband offerings by deploying
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 6/28/2017
Instead of spending resources on duplicative, repetitive tasks, the move away from proprietary infrastructure technologies empowers operators to focus on true differentiators -- services and new business opportunities.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 6/26/2017
Further demonstrating the ubiquity of ultra-broadband, communication service providers and tech startups are among the newest members of the Broadband Forum.
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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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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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BT's Head of Research & Innovation, Prof. Tim Whitley, discusses 'Purposeful Innovation' and the future of communications.
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