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NG-PON2 Tunable Optics Prices Too High for Nokia
Alison Diana  
6/5/2019   6 comments
Tunable optics components add up to about $1,000, says Nokia's Stefaan Vanhastel, too high an admission cost for the $26-plus billion corporation in a market estimated at $204 million in 2022.
MEF Releases SD-WAN Definitions to Boost Adoption
Alison Diana  
5/28/2019   5 comments
MEF made the final draft standard of SD-WAN service and attributes publicly available, with plans to release the final version in July.
Telcos Top Managed SD-WAN Services Market Share: Report
Alison Diana  
5/23/2019   8 comments
Mobile and cable operators represented half the managed SD-WAN services market share in this fast-growing space, while other broadband providers such as ISPs and satellite operators also appeared on Vertical Systems Group's ranking.
BSO Acquires IX Reach to Bolster Wholesale Services
Alison Diana  
5/13/2019   6 comments
Acquisitive private network, cloud and hosting provider BSO expands worldwide customer base of wholesale service providers, ISPs, content providers and networks with purchase of IX Reach.
DASAN Zhone Credits Breadth of Products for Strong Q1
Alison Diana  
5/13/2019   1 comment
Ability to deliver copper- and fiber-based technologies to service providers around the world helped DZS beat expectations and boost revenue to start 2019.
GoSEMO's Fiber Broadband Extends Life Beyond Field of Dreams
Alison Diana  
5/6/2019   2 comments
Rural Missouri electric utility creates broadband co-op and learns from other co-op companies how best to build a reliable network to keep rural residents connected.
Vodafone: Use Quality Attenuation to Escape Gig Speed Trap
Alison Diana  
4/26/2019   7 comments
A Broadband Forum initiative, led by Vodafone and Predictable Network Solutions, encourages operators to use quality attenuation to cut capex, increase performance and step away from the gigabit-broadband race to the bottom, says Vodafone's Gavin Young.
USDA Opens Up Rural Broadband Funding
Alison Diana  
4/25/2019   15 comments
US Department of Agriculture began accepting online applications from service providers, municipalities and utilities for at least $600M in funding via its new ReConnect Rural Broadband Pilot Program.
ADTRAN Starts 2019 With More Revenue & Customers
Alison Diana  
4/18/2019   2 comments
First-quarter earnings show demand for range of ADTRAN products and services, including Gfast, VDSL, XGS-PON and professional services, CEO and President Tom Stanton told analysts.
Broadband Forum Takes On Disaggregated BNG
Alison Diana  
3/27/2019   6 comments
A Broadband Forum group, led by David Sinicrope, with help from Geoff Burke, is working toward an architecture for disaggregated BNG that simplifies management and cuts costs for operators in a world of growing broadband demand.
Brits' Broadband Bulldogs Run From Lands End to John o' Groats
Alison’s Wonderland  
3/26/2019   8 comments
The number and power of Britain's so-called altnets are growing, increasing access to fiber-based gigabit broadband for residents and businesses.
CBTS, Cincinnati Bell's Integrator: Proprietary Service With Open Source Freedom
Alison Diana  
3/20/2019   5 comments
CBTS debuted a family of 10 Gbit optical networking solutions, coupled with off-the-shelf hardware and systems integration services designed to replicate the vendor experience of proprietary system days.
Will NGPON2 Be 'Real' in 2019? It Depends
Daniel Grossman  
3/19/2019   3 comments
Under the supervision of technology leaders, Verizon has fully operationalized NGPON2 so it's a cornerstone of the provider's new Intelligent Edge Network (iEN) access architecture. But does that mean NGPON2 is completely ready for prime time?
Spectrum Enterprise Provides SD-WAN as a White-Glove Managed Service: Parimi
Alison Diana  
3/11/2019   3 comments
To encourage customer adoption and hide the sophistication and complexity of wide-area network technologies, Spectrum Enterprise deployed its SD-WAN offering as an end-to-end managed service.
Telia Carrier Automates Wavelength Calcs – for a While
Alison Diana  
3/8/2019   7 comments
Telia Carrier participated in a successful live-network trial of Infinera's autonomous intelligent transponder (AIT) technology on its 1,500km (932-mile) international network.
Verizon's NGPON2 Investment Starts to Pay Off
Alison Diana  
2/21/2019   20 comments
With its multi-year investment in next-generation PON beginning to show a return, Verizon's Intelligent Edge Network is now a reality, CEO Hans Vestberg told attendees of the Verizon 2019 Investor Meeting today.
Under the Hood of Telefónica's Optical Transport Disaggregation Project
Niall Hunt  
2/20/2019   5 comments
Juan Pedro Fernandez-Palacios, head of Transport Technology and Planning at Telefónica GCTIO, discusses the benefits of disaggregation in a broadband-hungry world.
How Next-Gen Optical Networks Support 5G
Niall Hunt  
2/19/2019   5 comments
Disaggregration and standardization help optical network vendors advance their technologies while keeping costs in check – a big trend and topic of discussion during NGON & DCI World at the Acropolis in Nice.
ADTRAN's 2018 Earnings Set Up Strong Year
Alison Diana  
1/24/2019   2 comments
After posting year-end and fourth-quarter earnings, ADTRAN kicks off 2019 with strong demand across its product line, including Gfast, EPON, DOCSIS and fiber technologies, and continued work in NG-PON2 with Verizon.
Broadband Forum 2019: Focused on Services
Alison Diana  
1/17/2019   16 comments
The industry organization's major initiatives will address broadband differentiation based on quality of experience, global test labs for services, 5G, multi-access strategies and more, say CEO Robin Mersh and CMO Geoff Burke in an interview with BBWN.
AT&T's Zeto: Smart Cities Are Built on Platforms
Alison Diana  
1/15/2019   50 comments
Mike Zeto, GM of AT&T's Smart Cities division, expects metro areas to adopt platforms to manage multi-departmental IoT solutions once internal processes are aligned and more agencies are involved in smart city applications.
The Oracles From Oracle Communications: 2019 Predictions
Alison Diana  
1/4/2019   25 comments
In a brief Q&A, Mayank Choudhary, director of Global Product Marketing for Oracle Communications looks into 2019's anticipated trends.
AT&T's Scott Mair: Fiber Matters
Alison Diana  
12/19/2018   13 comments
Automation, databases and tooling dramatically increase fiber's return on investment and reduce the cost of deployment to new subscribers, says AT&T's President of Operations, Scott Mair.
Cisco VNI: A Map to Many Operator Opportunities
Alison Diana  
11/27/2018   11 comments
Within today's Cisco Visual Networking Index, service providers find insight that supports new lines of business or market opportunities.
FCC Plan: Faster Speeds for Rural Residents
Alison Diana  
11/26/2018   15 comments
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wants to change the rules — and speeds — for at least one rural fixed-broadband plan, expecting the move will add value for providers and subscribers.
EANTC Joins Broadband Forum's Approved Lab List for CloudCO Tests
Ray Le Maistre  
11/19/2018   5 comments
The Broadband Forum has been lining up independent test labs for its CloudCO program, and EANTC has landed the role in Europe.
Fujitsu's Rundberget Talks Frankly About Open Source
Alison Diana  
11/16/2018   14 comments
Kirsten Rundberget, open strategy lead at Fujitsu Network, discusses the industry's advances — and challenges — in the complex yet beneficial area of open technologies, and why service providers should get involved, even if they don't yet plan to deploy.
Nokia Set for New Fixed Networks Chief
Ray Le Maistre  
11/13/2018   2 comments
Nokia's long-time head of fixed networking gear has been given a new role at the vendor, but his replacement hasn't been named.
Vendors Attack Broadband Cable's Power Costs
Alison Diana  
11/9/2018   8 comments
By thinking green, vendors can help save the environment and reduce operators' energy bills – perhaps by a lot.
BBWF: All Broadband Led to Berlin
Niall Hunt  
11/2/2018   9 comments
A snapshot of Broadband World Forum 2018 highlights and trends, as captured by Niall Hunt in words and photos.
Calix Dulls Sharp Network Edge With Intelligent Access
Alison Diana  
10/31/2018   2 comments
With the release of the AXOS Intelligent Access Edge solution, Calix cuts out complexity, adds flexibility to bring Layer 3 functionality, including MPLS, to Layer 2 access networks.
How Verizon & Calix Unlocked NGPON2
Alison Diana  
10/30/2018   33 comments
At Calix ConneXions in Las Vegas, Lee Hicks of Verizon announced it now has an 8Gbp/s NGPON2 production network and already is enjoying the benefits this integrated solution provides.
ADTRAN CTO Shares Five Pillars of Networking: BBWN Radio
Alison Diana  
10/30/2018   7 comments
Recently returned from Broadband World Forum in Berlin, ADTRAN CTO, EMEA & & APAC Regions, Ronan Kelly will share highlights of his keynote and the 'Five Pillars of Networking,' the foundation of operator transformation via open source, SD-Access and more.
Verizon: NG-PON2 Network Is in Production
Alison Diana  
10/29/2018   3 comments
The former commercial test network in Tampa now provides subscribers with about 8 Gbit/s, Lee Hicks, vice president of network planning at Verizon, told the Calix ConneXions audience in a keynote today.
Broadband Boosts Australia's Economy
Niall Hunt  
10/24/2018   49 comments
The NBN deployment of wholesale broadband infrastructure throughout most of the nation should propel Australia from the bottom ten to the top ten OECD countries, according to the 2018 'Connecting Australia' report.
BT CTIO: Collaborate to Improve Customer Service
Niall Hunt  
10/24/2018   15 comments
Service provider collaboration must go beyond standards bodies, BT CTIO Howard Watson told a packed keynote session on Wednesday morning. CSPs must share results from trials and more to improve customer experience, he said.
Chorus Hits High Notes With Commitment & Culture
Niall Hunt  
10/23/2018   10 comments
During her keynote at Broadband World Forum today, Chorus CEO Kate McKenzie discussed the New Zealand market, fiber deployments, digital divide and what makes the wholesaler stand out.
CSPs Can Give Enterprises New Digital Service Possibilities With 5G
Alison Diana  
10/22/2018   16 comments
Service providers' brand recognition, customer relationships and infrastructure spending bode well for their role in enterprise's digital transformation, a recent survey by Oracle Communications finds.
Next-Generation Networks Must Be Smart
Niall Hunt  
10/19/2018   82 comments
In order to meet customers' current and future needs, operators are investing in future-proof, flexible and smart networks that leverage open source and standards-based software, reports BBWF's Niall Hunt.
Nokia: Network Slicing, FWA & GPON Interop for Starters
Alison Diana  
10/11/2018   12 comments
Nokia kicks off a busy October by announcing a fixed access network slicing solution, PON interoperability approach and antennas that make a sound business case for 4G fixed wireless residential service.
A Personal Coach to Improve Your Firm's Fitness
Partner Perspectives  
10/10/2018   29 comments
Given their complexity and the number of high-speed demands placed on them, operators could use a "medical checkup for the network," writes Eddy Vergauwen, who leads global services marketing activities for Nokia's Fixed Networks.
IBM Cloud, SES Networks Bring Broadband to Disconnected Businesses
Alison Diana  
10/4/2018   4 comments
Satellite operator SES Networks is now an IBM Cloud partner, bringing cloud and IBM Watson capabilities to the 'fiber-like' speeds it provides enterprises in far-flung lands.
FCC No Longer Requires Cable Data Under Oath
Alison Diana  
9/27/2018   17 comments
This week the FCC did away with Form 325, an annual data-collection tool the Commission rarely used. Public interest groups question whether the FCC should have, instead, figured out how to best use the data.
You Got Fiber, but No Cupcakes or Unicorns
Alison Diana  
9/26/2018   11 comments
The communications industry has done a great job of selling the public on fiber's capabilities. It's now up to those operators actually deploying fiber to manage subscribers' expectations and bring new fiber users' feet back on the ground.
As Remote PHY Nears, No Time to Spare
Jim Walsh  
9/20/2018   13 comments
As MSOs add networking equipment to support the growing number of node counts, rack space and power-cooling capacities at hub sites, DAA technologies such as Remote PHY become even more attractive, writes Viavi's Jim Walsh.
Ex-Calix Exec Lands Broadband Forum CMO Role
Alison Diana  
9/10/2018   10 comments
Geoff Burke, who most recently was director of corporate marketing at Calix, expands Broadband Forum's executive leadership team as chief marketing officer, responsible for areas such as expanding the standards group's workshops, smart home and cloud initiatives.
UNH-IOL Pushes Ethernet Testing to 400G
Alison Diana  
9/7/2018   3 comments
After heavily investing in new lab equipment, the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) on Thursday unveiled a new Ethernet testing capability, designed to address optical and electrical conformance testing of up to 400 Gbit/s and meet the ever-growing demand for high bandwidth.
Calix Takes HQ to Silicon Valley From Telecom Valley
Alison Diana  
9/6/2018   3 comments
By moving its headquarters to San Jose, Calix puts the final piece of its transformation into a software platform company in place, CEO Carl Rus tells Broadband World News.
Is FWA the X Factor in 5G? – Webinar
Alison Diana  
9/5/2018   4 comments
In a webinar on Thurs., Sept. 6, ADTRAN Director Portfolio Management Access & Aggregation Hossam Salib shares how innovations in fixed access and fixed wireless technologies plus SD-Access architectures let mobile carriers focus less on 5G network challenges.
Calix Takes Intelligence to the Edge
Alison Diana  
8/28/2018   9 comments
In a webinar on Aug. 28 at noon ET, Calix Senior Director of Solutions Marketing Teresa McGaughey outlines the risks -- and opportunities -- of today's intelligent edge.
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