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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 9/19/2017
Mobile operator Safaricom is accelerating its aggressive plan to bring fiber-to-the-home to more residential customers across its homeland of Kenya.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 9/18/2017
With the release today of its next generation of Gfast chipsets, Sckipio delivers up to 2Gbit/s speeds in both downstream and upstream directions, supports up to four times as many subscribers sharing one binder and further enhances speeds through the use of 212MHz bonding for CPE and DPU.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 9/14/2017
Both US and European consumers are much more likely to use smart-home technologies for fire alerts and emergency notifications than conveniences like programming lights or window blinds, according to recent research from Strategy Analytics.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 9/13/2017
Most customers may not yet need a gigabit network, but when they do Call Flow will be ready thanks to its investment in XGS-PON and fiber.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 9/12/2017
A new WiFi mesh system running on Ubee Interactive's DOCSIS 3.1 cable modems will deliver carrier-grade D3.1 whole-home WiFi when it debuts to operators worldwide in 2018, according to its vendor. That should benefit service providers offering smart-home solutions.
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Pam Baker, Freelance Writer, 8/30/2017
In a perfect world, fiber networks would be ubiquitous by now. After all, deployments grew substantially over the past decade and show no signs of slowing. But this is not a perfect world, and the reality of high costs and complex deployments is chipping away at the gigabit-everywhere vision. The hunt is on for a technology that is cheaper, faster and ...
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 8/29/2017
Comcast is using its broadband connections with residential customers as the foundation for its burgeoning smart home business.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 8/23/2017
Australia's nbn hit the halfway mark this month when it connected 6 million homes and businesses to the nation-wide ultra-broadband wholesale network.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 8/22/2017
With its recently finalized acquisition of electronic test and measurement equipment maker Trilithic, Viavi Solutions is expanding its technology offerings to a greater array of cable operators around the world.
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Thursday, August 17, 2017
11:00 a.m New York/ 4:00 p.m. London

5G promises connectivity 10 to 100 times faster than 4G networks, with latencies less than 1msec, making real-time applications such as tactile Internet useable over mobile networks for the first time. However, mobile operators will need to deploy ten times as many radio sites, each with highly reliable plug-and-go multi-gigabit connections, to achieve that level of performance.

In this UBB2020 webinar, Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown and ADTRAN's Ryan McCowan will:

  1. Discuss 5G densification strategies and their network impact
  2. Outline the different requirements for backhaul and fronthaul needed to support 5G densification strategies
  3. Explore next-generation PON-fixed access technologies and software defined networking principles as emerging solutions to accelerate 5G densification
  4. Outline how NG-PON2, the next-generation multi-gigabit fiber technology, supports the x-haul (fronthaul, backhaul and crosshaul applications) requirements of 5G

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