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Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 3/20/2018
ADTRAN today took immediate ownership of much of the world's EPON market with the acquisition of Sumitomo Electric Industries' EPON technologies and resources, and a distribution pact that opens up Asia to ADTRAN's family of solutions.
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Michael Howard, Senior Research Director, Carrier Networks, IHS Markit, 3/19/2018
The telecom world is rapidly changing, with software playing a prominent and strategic role in all aspects of operator networks. In the broadband world, the big move afoot is software defined access -- also known as SD-Access or SDA -- where hardware is disaggregated and software is reorganized and placed on commercial servers or on X86 silicon in ...
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Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 3/16/2018
With more service providers using automated network tests to control centrallylocated distributed nodes for hyperscale data centers, vendors of test and assurance solutions increasingly look for ways to remove costly humans -- along with their propensity for errors, procrastination and paychecks -- from the equation.
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Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 3/15/2018
Cable's winning broadband trend continued, as US operators garnered another 2.7 million broadband subscribers in 2017 while telcos lost about 625,000, according to Leichtman Research Group.
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Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 3/15/2018
States are taking net neutrality into their own hands with a mix of lawsuits and legislation designed to restore regulations that were repealed by the FCC in December. Among them, California has now introduced a bill that would make it illegal for state agencies to buy Internet services from ISPs that don't follow net neutrality principles. The ...
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Broadband World News, , 3/14/2018
Whilst high-bandwidth and low-latency applications such as video and Internet of Things put pressure on today's networks, they also have a role in driving innovation through demand. Earlier this year BT tested super channel and high-speed broadband optical transmission technologies, laying the foundation for a more robust standardization for optical ...
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Broadband World News, , 3/14/2018
The Asian broadband market is vast and fragmented, with some countries enjoying the world's fastest speeds and others the slowest.
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Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 3/14/2018
This spring, the British government will spend GB pound 95 million ($133 million) -- half the GB pound 190 million ($266 million) allotted for fiber in the nation's fall budget -- on FTTP for 13 projects designed to deliver gigabit speeds around the country.
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Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 3/13/2018
Looking to meet international demand for the ongoing shortage of fiber optic cable, one of India's leading fiber manufacturers today unveiled plans to build a fiber factory for local and international customers.
Flash Poll
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
11:00 a.m. EST / 4:00 p.m. London

Interoperability and field-test procedures accelerate time to revenue and ensure good service.

As fiber moves deeper into the access network and is married with Gfast copper technology to deliver gigabit services, there are several key test considerations that ensure success.

Attend this webinar and learn:

  • Advantages of combining GPON and Gfast
  • Gfast features
  • GPON construction and activation test
  • Upgrading and testing for Gfast
  • Speed testing to validate service and TCP efficiency

Radio Shows
In this edition of BBWN Radio, AT&T's Assistant Vice President of Access Architecture and Design, Eddy Barker, will discuss the service provider's experiences with XGS-PON, including its trials with a 10Gbit/s XGS-PON virtualized network using Open Source Access Manager Hardware Abstraction (OSAM-HA), formerly VOLTHA another way it's providing lightning-fast Internet speeds to subscribers.
ZTE discusses the future of broadband networks and how we can be better prepared for the challenges they will bring.
What are the hot talking points in the fixed broadband sector right now? Gigabit over copper as well as fiber, software-defined access and more, ...
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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