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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 5/22/2017
AT&T expanded its broadband options with new availability of its FlexWare on-demand network services in 200 countries and a recently inked customer agreement with Ericsson. The offering is part of AT&T's efforts to empower customers' digital transformations, powered by connectivity.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 5/17/2017
During its open meeting, scheduled for May 18, the Federal Communications Commission is slated to discuss several topics that ultimately could reshape broadband investment, Internet neutrality and satellite services.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 5/16/2017
Comcast Business is accelerating its focus on enterprise and multi-site businesses with the debut on Tuesday of a carrier-grade SD-WAN platform.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 5/12/2017
Breaking up traditional silos between information technology and operations departments accelerates service providers' ability to deploy virtualized, cloud and on-demand services for ultra-broadband projects.
Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 5/5/2017
Before it sends people off to colonize other planets, SpaceX wants to bring ultra-broadband down to earth.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 5/3/2017
With its early participation in NG-PON 2 standards development, Verizon hopes to aid both the industry and its own network by accelerating the standards process, including interoperability capabilities and expanding the number of standards' adherents.
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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, 5/1/2017
AT&T's investment in open, high-speed networks will not only allow users to accelerate access to content and communication, but will empower the service provider to enhance customer service in new ways.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 4/24/2017
Increasingly taken for granted by urbanites and suburban dwellers, telehealth benefits remain out of reach to regions of the country underserved by ultra-broadband, a situation that costs the nation in lost productivity, sicker populations and higher healthcare costs.
Flash Poll
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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