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Content posted in January 2017
The FCC Wants You
Alison Diana  
1/31/2017   30 comments
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai seeks advisory members for newly formed Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee.
China's Heavy Broadband Adoption Extends Nation's Technology Lead
Alison Diana  
1/31/2017   38 comments
China's continued speedy adoption of broadband will position the nation's consumers, educators, government and businesses for growth.
Broadband Adoption Recovers From Summer Doldrums
Alison Diana  
1/30/2017   8 comments
The number of global fixed broadband subscribers increases 2.25% in Q3 after dip in prior quarter.
USTelecom Panel: Don't Waste $1T on Yesterday's Infrastructure
Alison Diana  
1/27/2017   59 comments
As party leaders on both sides consider huge infrastructure investments, it's vital that road infrastructure and broadband infrastructure combine to deliver IoT-capable, future-facing municipalities and highways, say execs.
Europe's FTTH Price Tag: $167 Billion
Alison Diana  
1/26/2017   12 comments
Connecting all European residences with FTTH would cost about US$167 billion, the FTTH Council Europe estimates.
Interview: Midco CTO on the Power of Ultra-Broadband
Alison Diana  
1/25/2017   15 comments
Midco Chief Technology Officer Jon Pederson outlines the midsized MSO's ultra-broadband plans and strategy.
Fiber Companies Grab M&A Spotlight
Alison Diana  
1/24/2017   18 comments
As demand for fiber goes up, so too does demand for fiber companies.
Ultra-Broadband Gets 5G Employment Boost
Alison Diana  
1/23/2017   22 comments
The arrival of 5G will generate about 3 million new jobs and add approximately $500 million to the US economy over seven years, with some of those positions and funds going to ultra-broadband businesses, an Accenture study finds.
ADTRAN Provides Confidence Boost for Ultra-Broadband Sector
Ray Le Maistre  
1/20/2017   20 comments
Vendor's financials point to a healthy market for ultra-broadband networking technology in 2017 and, perhaps, beyond.
Mediacom Delivers 1Gpbs Service Across Iowa
Alison Diana  
1/19/2017   32 comments
Iowa is the first stop in Mediacom's ambitious plan to bring high-speed broadband to all customers in its 22-state area.
Year of Network Infrastructure Investment for Cable Operators – Report
Alison Diana  
1/18/2017   13 comments
Looking to improve the customer experience and compete head-on with telcos' investments in PON and G.fast, cable companies are spending big on dark fiber, DOCSIS 3.1 and other technologies, according to a report from Jefferies.
Achieving Interoperability & Maturing Technology Through Plugfests
Robin Mersh  
1/17/2017   10 comments
Interoperability is as important as ever as new broadband technologies enter the market, notes Broadband Forum CEO Robin Mersh.
NG-PON 2 Almost Ready for Primetime, ADTRAN Exec Says
Alison Diana  
1/13/2017   3 comments
Buoyed by successful trials, NG-PON 2 commercial rollouts could begin mid-year, ADTRAN executive Kurt Raaflaub tells UBB2020 Radio.
Verizon Seeks Multi-Vendor NG-PON2 Nirvana
Ray Le Maistre  
1/12/2017   25 comments
Verizon has undertaken a successful multi-vendor NG-PON2 test in an effort to help the market embrace interoperability.
Operators Warm to CORD for Their Next-Gen CO Plans: Report
Ray Le Maistre  
1/11/2017   7 comments
Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter (CORD) has caught the imagination of many operators, according to a new study from IHS Markit.
Ultra-High Definition Video Will Be Gigabit's Killer App – Poll
Ray Le Maistre  
1/10/2017   35 comments
A UBB2020 reader poll IDs Ultra HD video as the application that will drive the greatest demand for gigabit broadband connectivity.
Stokab on The Dark Fiber Business Case
Broadband World News Video  
1/9/2017   1 comment
Per-Olof Gustafsson, Deputy CEO at AB Stokab, the wholesale fiber access network operator in the city of Stockholm, talks about the business case for running a citywide dark fiber access network.
AT&T Plots G.fast Expansion As It Updates on Broadband Plans
Ray Le Maistre  
1/6/2017   17 comments
US giant reminds the world of its fiber rollout plans, talks G.fast expansion, hints at further trials of millimeter wave (mmWave) fixed wireless tech, updates on Project AirGig and more!
ADTRAN On SDN in the Access Network
Broadband World News Video  
1/5/2017   3 comments
This informative interview with Robert Conger, AVP, ADTRAN, highlights the reasons global service providers and cable network operators are evaluating SDN for their broadband and Ethernet access networks.
Capex Shifting to Fixed From Wireless in 2017: MKM
Ray Le Maistre  
1/4/2017   9 comments
The analyst team at industry and equity research firm MKM Partners predicts an overall decline in network operator spending but an uptick in fixed line capex.
Africa's FTTH Boom Has Begun: Report
Ray Le Maistre  
1/3/2017   5 comments
The number of homes passed by fiber is growing at a significant rate across Africa, according to a new industry report.




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Next year many operators must decide whether to invest more in HFC or go all-in to fiber, pick their PON and choose their managed-WiFi path, writes analyst Dan Grossman, who also recommends providers bundle managed WiFi and analytics to best serve residential subscribers -- and operators' own businesses.
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Thursday, January 23, 2020
12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London

It wasn't long ago that TV was ranked by subscribers as the most important service in the bundle provided by their communications service provider (CSP). Recent research indicates that for nearly three quarters of subscribers, broadband is now the most important service. Broadcast TV is the most important service to only 15% of North American consumers, replaced by OTT video streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+. In addition, many different competitors are moving aggressively to stake a claim in consumers' homes.

In 2020, CSPs need to fight back by transforming their business models, which are becoming more reliant on a single source of revenue: fixed broadband services.

This webinar will focus on helping CSPs transform their business models by placing a firm focus on delivering a sensational subscriber experience and by offering compelling new services that generate value for subscribers. These actions will reinforce the CSP's strategic position in the home network and position themselves for growth in the next decade.

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