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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 11/16/2017
Next month, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai will hold a final vote to eliminate Obama-era net neutrality laws and the reclassification of Internet service providers as utilities.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 11/15/2017
Surging fiber demand and operators' efforts to prepare for the impending arrival of 5G is driving vendors to develop new tools for technicians tasked with deploying the cable that supports these transformative infrastructures.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 11/14/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 2017 -- To meet enterprise customers' needs and build a strong foundation for new network services, operators must offer multiple access building blocks, a top Spectrum Enterprise executive told MEF 2017 attendees today.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 11/13/2017
The second-annual XGS-PON interoperability plugfest in France brought together 13 companies and a meeting of the minds, as participants accelerated PON technology development and mapped out a migration path for operators.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 11/9/2017
Buoyed by the mutual dependency of wireless and wireline technologies, growing adoption of open source and operators' quest for flexible, cost-effective and efficient networks, the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) continues to garner new members and open additional labs for collaboration.
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Susan Fourtané, Science & Technology Journalist, 11/8/2017
BERLIN -- Broadband World Forum -- Previously held in London, Broadband World Forum (BBWF) relocated to Berlin this year for the first time. The new location brought 4,200 attendees from 79 countries, 1,500 companies and 300 speakers, in addition to a new partnership with Deutsche Telekom.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 11/6/2017
While Sprint and T-Mobile made headlines this year with their on-again, off-again merger discussions -- now tabled -- Sprint quietly worked with cable operator Altice USA to leverage each other's strengths for the benefit of their customers (and their bottom lines).
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 11/6/2017
While the communications industry agrees on the need to transition from yesterday's monolithic, vendor-specific systems to disaggregated, modular, standards-based architectures, some question the path toward that destination. For many, the route includes software-defined access (SD-Access), an agile infrastructure truly transforming networks.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 11/3/2017
It's billed as the Internet of Things, but users want integrated solutions, not piecemeal devices for their smart homes.
Flash Poll
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
10:00 a.m. EST / 3:00 p.m. London

Growing bandwidth demand, competitive pressures, and ambitious political and regulatory goals promoting the Gigabit Society are forcing service providers to expedite their technology investments and place bets on the right technology choice. With a growing number of trials and start of commercial deployments, Gfast has emerged as the smart, pragmatic and future-proof solution to delivering on Gigabit Society goals.

During this Webinar, Werner Heinrich, Director Portfolio Management Broadband Solutions at ADTRAN, will discuss:

  • The Ultra Broadband toolkit and Gfast evolution status
  • The economics driving FTTx adoption
  • Unleashing the power of symmetric broadband services
  • Latest in Gfast solution packaging accelerating Gigabit service coverage
  • Improving network economics and services agility using SD-Access

ZTE discusses the future of broadband networks and how we can be better prepared for the challenges they will bring.
What are the hot talking points in the fixed broadband sector right now? Gigabit over copper as well as fiber, software-defined access and more, ...
Light Reading's pro-European, Berlin-lovin' editors Ray Le Maistre and Iain Morris discuss some of the hot topics from BBWF 2017, including Gfast ...
The UBB2020 community has had a great first four months thanks to a market that's on the up!
Per-Olof Gustafsson, Deputy CEO at AB Stokab, the wholesale fiber access network operator in the city of Stockholm, talks about the business case ...
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