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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 5/15/2017
An expanding web of submarine fiber-optic cables is spreading across the world's waterways as service providers seek new sources of dark fiber to support growing demand for ultra-broadband services.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 5/2/2017
Under a new memorandum of understanding, the Broadband Forum and SDN/NFV Industry Alliance will partner on an Open Broadband Laboratory Asia (OBLA) and work together to develop network transformation and cloud evolution.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 4/19/2017
Broadband pricing is a bargain -- and cable operators could double premiums over the next few years, a recent research report predicts.
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Robert Clark, Technology Journalist, 4/18/2017
A British firm has devised a simple but effective way to combine fixed and mobile bandwidth to maximize throughput for bandwidth-starved users.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 4/17/2017
There's a regulatory battle heating up between local municipalities and utilities on one side and national broadband providers on the other, each side vying to deliver Internet access and services to underserved and rural areas.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 4/13/2017
At a time when providers are investing billions into infrastructure to support higher broadband speeds, few current broadband subscribers know how quickly they access the Internet from home.
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Kurt Raaflaub, Head of Strategic Solutions Marketing, ADTRAN, 4/11/2017
Next-generation access networks must have the ability to successfully address the next wave of video, messaging and Internet of Things (IoT), while also laying a solid foundation for the rapid creation of new disruptive services such as virtual and augmented reality applications.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 4/7/2017
Communication service providers are well-positioned to operate enterprises' digital solutions, taking market share from IT integrators, due to CSPs' broadband deployments, investments in software-based infrastructure and expertise managing diverse technical assets, suggests a recent report.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 4/6/2017
Whether or not you agree with his policies, you must admit that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai gets things done.
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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!
Per-Olof Gustafsson, Deputy CEO at AB Stokab, the wholesale fiber access network operator in the city of Stockholm, talks about the business case ...
This informative interview with Robert Conger, AVP, ADTRAN, highlights the reasons global service providers and cable network operators are ...
BT's Head of Research & Innovation, Prof. Tim Whitley, discusses 'Purposeful Innovation' and the future of communications.
Chris Mulley, Principal Architect at ZTE's CTO Group, discusses trends and innovation in fixed broadband access.
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