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Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 1/19/2018
Cable One has joined the growing ranks of large US cable operators offering gigabit broadband speeds to virtually all the homes passed in its traditional service areas. But it's not going about that in the usual way.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 1/18/2018
Advances in Gfast chipsets will empower operators to roll out gigabit services in 2018 and 2019 without installing fiber over the last 100 meters into the customer premises, a new Heavy Reading report finds.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 1/18/2018
Access technology vendor ADTRAN's fourth-quarter revenue and profits were hit by one-time tax expenses and a purchasing slowdown by a major customer, but the company's full-year sales for 2017 were up and the CEO is upbeat about 2018.
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Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/18/2018
Broadband paramours Vodafone and CityFibre are to roll out a GB pound 40 million ($55 million) fiber-to-the-premises network in the UK city of Milton Keynes -- famous for its concrete cows, ruler-straight roads and rubbish broadband.
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Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, Light Reading, 1/17/2018
Software-defined access will come of age in 2018, ready to support multiple media -- fiber, copper and wireless -- and the full range of residential, business and other services, an AT&T executive is predicting.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 1/17/2018
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai this week proposed $500 million in additional funding to deploy broadband across rural regions of the US, an amount more than double the shortfall in one popular federal program.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 1/16/2018
The fiber-deployment forecast is "strongly positive," with multiple signs pointing to continued growing demand for the high-speed broadband conduit, a new Heavy Reading report concludes.
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Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, Light Reading, 1/16/2018
CORD, the open source project reshaping Central Offices into data centers, is expecting 2018 to be a big year for deployment, given the current edge computing drive and its own progress in creating a simpler unified platform.
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
11am ET

Consumers have always looked to the consumer electronics industry for cutting edge technology. Moving forward, service providers must reverse this pattern and move from defense to offense with the impending wave of IoT devices headed towards their subscribers' homes.

This webinar will focus on how service providers must leverage the hard-won position in the home network to fight off the web-scale competitors intent on relegating them in to wholesalers – wholesalers that would still bear the burden of the support calls.

Webinar speakers will highlight the new approaches that need to be taken in order to reduce the time required to get to market with new services and ensure always-on connectivity, including a managed WiFi offering, which provides a strong foundation and a springboard for the oncoming chaos of IoT.

In addition, the webinar will showcase what elements are required to give service providers an advantage in the in-home device battle to establish and own the strategic point of presence – including:

  1. 802.11ax WiFi technology
  2. Leading low-power IoT protocol support (e.g., BlueTooth, Zigbee and Z-Wave)
  3. MU-MIMO
  4. Voice recognition technology
  5. Advanced security

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ZTE discusses the future of broadband networks and how we can be better prepared for the challenges they will bring.
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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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