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ADTRAN Mosaic Open Network Alliance Adds 4 Members
Alison Diana  
10/31/2017   7 comments
Growing membership of ADTRAN's alliance helps vendor's initiative to increase adoption of open standards-based, software-defined networks and network functions virtualization solutions.
Calix's EXOS OS Integrates Smart Homes
Alison Diana  
10/30/2017   19 comments
The upcoming release of the EXOS operating system on next-generation GigaFamily gateways reduces the complexity of what Calix President and CEO Carl Russo calls the "Wild, Wild West" of IoT.
Quest for Converged Networks Fuels NG-PON2 Inquiries
Alison Diana  
10/27/2017   13 comments
Operators have questions about next-generation fiber technologies and Broadband Forum's BASE has answers, for those planning to be in Las Vegas on Sunday.
Openreach Needs Fiber Partners for UK Rollout, Says Chairman
Iain Morris  
10/26/2017   13 comments
Openreach chairman says the industry needs a new and more collaborative approach if it is to move ahead with plans for a full fiber network.
Pattern Emerges for ADTRAN's Mosaic
Ray Le Maistre  
10/26/2017   5 comments
Vendor boasts of positive feedback from operators as it builds out and shows off its software-defined access proposition around multiple access technology architectures.
AT&T Whips the Gfast Horse, Demanding Faster
Ray Le Maistre  
10/25/2017   1 comment
Early deployments of Gfast in multi-dwelling units have whet AT&T's appetite for even faster broadband services over existing coax cables and soon, executive tells UBB2020.
Australia's NBN Plots Gfast Launch in 2018, Blames RSPs for Network Issues
Iain Morris  
10/25/2017   6 comments
Australian state-owned wholesale operator is likely to launch Gfast-based services in the second half of 2018.
BT Exec: 5G at Heart of Operator's Strategy
Niall Hunt  
10/25/2017   Post a comment
During a BBWF keynote, Howard Watson, CEO of BT's Technology, Service and Operations division, discussed the operator's investment and growth plans, including the extensive role 5G plays.
Tunisie Telecom Brings Next-Gen Broadband to Fiber-Unfriendly Regions
Alison Diana  
10/24/2017   Post a comment
By using sealed outside plant (OSP) DSLAM solutions, Tunisie Telecom can more rapidly and cost-effectively deploy broadband services in unserved and underserved regions of Northern Africa.
ADTRAN, CCS Help Operators Prep for 5G Densification
Alison Diana  
10/24/2017   Post a comment
ADTRAN welcomed Cambridge Communications Systems to its Mosaic Open Network Alliance and will now deliver CCS' self-organization mmWave technology for backhaul and access capabilities to both wired and wireless operators.
Why the Time Is Right for Fixed Wireless Access
Keith Russell  
10/24/2017   Post a comment
FWA is about adding tools to every operator's toolkit to ensure there's ultra-broadband for every home, writes Nokia's director of marketing.
Calix Expands Gfast AXOS Platform
Alison Diana  
10/23/2017   Post a comment
During Broadband World Forum, Calix unveiled two 48-port, Amendment 3 nodes, already undergoing trial at a Tier 1 operator's lab.
Community IoT: Good for Neighbors – & Enterprises Too
Thomas Rockmann  
10/23/2017   6 comments
Community IoT connects homeowners in building blocks or gated communities with property managers and external services, increasing satisfaction and creating new service opportunities, writes Deutsche Telekom's Thomas Rockmann.
Behind the Buzz: How Can SDAN Deliver True Value to Operators?
Filip De Greve  
10/20/2017   4 comments
Software-defined access networks provide operators with the flexibility, velocity and scale they need to keep up with user demand for bandwidth and speeds.
AT&T Exec Puts Access Space in Open Source Spotlight
Alison Diana  
10/19/2017   3 comments
The release of VOLTHE 1.0 earlier this month ushers in the next sphere of influence for SDN, NFV and open source – and that's good, says AT&T's Eddy Barker.
CSPs Counter Fake News to Build Real 5G Success Stories
Chris Wheal  
10/18/2017   3 comments
The 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan will be one of the first large-scale deployments of 5G, but misinformation could delay other organizations' implementations – unless operators educate potential customers about 5G's many real capabilities.
Rhode Island: Fastest Broadband in the Land
Alison Diana  
10/18/2017   11 comments
After collecting 42 million speed tests for 12 months, Cable.co.uk analyzed the data to determine the fastest broadband in the United States, finding tiny Rhode Island led the way, followed by Washington and Massachusetts.
How to Get Last Mile Connectivity Technology Right
Steve Collins  
10/17/2017   9 comments
Steve Collins, CTO of NetComm Wireless, which works with Australia's nbn, takes a drive down the road to 5G fixed wireless and Gfast.
ADTRAN 10G-EPON Virtual R-OLTs Bridge Old & New Worlds
Alison Diana  
10/16/2017   1 comment
ADTRAN's 10G-EPON virtual R-OLTs deliver DOCSIS provisioning of EPON (DPoE), native software-defined network (SDN) integration and remote outside plant packaging, helping MCOs on their path to automation.
Google Fiber Team Digs Into BBWF
Alison Diana  
10/13/2017   7 comments
Google Fiber executives such as Cedric Lam will share insight into PON and smart cities during Broadband World Forum, providing a peek into the currently publicity-shy webscale communications disruptor.
Hey, Webscale Giants: Collaboration Beats Disruption
Alison Diana  
10/12/2017   7 comments
Webscale companies' $2.5 billion investment in communications technologies last year pales in comparison to established industry providers' $400 billion expenditures, and signals it's time for partnership, not oneupmanship.
Nokia Extends Virtualization Portfolio
Alison Diana  
10/11/2017   10 comments
Vendor offers new products for cable operators and communication service providers.
Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1 Amps Upstream Capabilities
Alison Diana  
10/11/2017   6 comments
CableLabs today revealed the specifications for Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1, which brings symmetric multi-gigabit services over existing hybrid fiber-coax technology and adds upstream capacity for operators.
10 Tech Transformation Challenges Operators Face
Anuradha Udunuwara  
10/10/2017   4 comments
Anuradha Udunuwara of Sri Lanka Telecom details some of the major hurdles operators must overcome as they implement NFV, SDN and cloud as part of operators' 'softwarization.'
Broadband Downgrade: How the FCC Is Failing the Nation
Jared Brown  
10/6/2017   51 comments
If the Federal Communications Commission changes the definition of high-speed broadband to 10 Mbps down / 1 Mbps up, the country and its residents will suffer, argues guest columnist Jared Brown, a fiber consultant.
NGPON2 & 5G Backhaul: Both Friend & Foe
Lawrence Gasman  
10/5/2017   9 comments
NG-PON2 serves an important role in 5G backhaul/fronthaul, yet both make similar customer promises. So NG-PON2 and 5G also compete, writes Lawrence Gasman, president of Communications Industry Researchers.
To NG-PON2 or XGS-PON, That Is the Question
Alison Diana  
10/5/2017   8 comments
Respondents to an exclusive UBB2020 poll are almost evenly split between moving directly to XGS-PON or first to NG-PON2.
MSOs Increase Infrastructure Spend 25% Over 5 Years: Jeffries Report
Alison Diana  
10/4/2017   6 comments
Cable operators are making major capital investments designed to fully leverage DOCSIS 3.1 and drive additional, future subscriber growth away from competitors and into their coffers, a new report by Jeffries' George Notter determines.
Gfast Bridges Urban Digital Divide
Alison Diana  
10/3/2017   16 comments
Using Gfast, operators can economically and speedily bring ultra-broadband services to the many unserved and underserved city dwellers around the world.
How to Enable Content Security & Beat Piracy
Adrian Pennington  
10/2/2017   24 comments
Experts discuss technical strategies to safeguard content across the entire distribution chain, protecting video investment from the growing armies of sophisticated pirates.




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