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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 9/15/2017
Continuing its efforts to support operators' implementations of standardized, open source technologies, Broadband Forum on Thursday published a standard for distributed virtualized customer premises equipment (vCPE) and unveiled new Open Broadband projects designed to simplify cloudification of broadband networks.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 9/13/2017
Comcast plans to compete head-on against service providers like AT&T and Verizon for enterprises' service sales, leveraging its heavy investments in ultra-broadband networks and software-defined networking with today's launch of an SD-WAN service for businesses.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 9/8/2017
Dark fiber is at the core of Colt Technology Services' business.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 9/7/2017
Creating the next Game of Thrones or Orange is the New Black alone will not assure pay-TV providers of future success, according to a report released today by Nagra.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 9/1/2017
Operators: It's time to converge your access networks.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 8/24/2017
ADTRAN on Wednesday unveiled Mosaic Activate, the first of several scheduled components of its Mosaic Subscriber Solutions & Experience portfolio, a software-orchestration solution designed to accelerate new-customer service activation.
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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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Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/22/2017
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- ADTRAN Connect -- Europe has lagged North America when it comes to gigabit deployments, but that is beginning to change. This is driven in large part by European Union requirements for gigabit connections to public institutions and workspaces, according to ADTRAN's Ronan Kelly, CTO of the EMEA & APAC Regions. Wireless operators also ...
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 8/18/2017
The steady advance toward one network for all customers, a growing array of diverse services geared toward wider user bases via agile development, plus increased gathering and reliance on data for predictive analytics and automation add up to more pressure on service providers to ensure their networks are secure.
Flash Poll
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

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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