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Open Fiber Expands With Metroweb Acquisition, Uses Huawei's Monitoring Tech
Ray Le Maistre  
12/29/2016   17 comments
Italian open access FTTH network closes acquisition and awards network monitoring deal to Huawei.
Gigabit Hopeful Angie Bigs Itself Up
Ray Le Maistre  
12/23/2016   22 comments
Self-proclaimed 'world's largest telecoms startup' says it can offer 10G services in 87 US markets.
FTTH Lines in Spain Hit 4.5M
Anne Morris  
12/21/2016   23 comments
Telefónica's Movistar still dominates with 2.9 million FTTH lines.
XGS-PON Takes Another Step Forward
Anne Morris  
12/20/2016   23 comments
Plugfest in France provided opportunity for vendors to test latest evolution of PON technology.
Cable Revenue Hits €22.4B in Europe as Operators Upgrade
Anne Morris  
12/19/2016   21 comments
Europe's cable operators boosted their aggregate revenues by 5.7% in 2015, according to a new report.
AT&T on Track to Hit FTTH Target of 67 Major Metros
Anne Morris  
12/19/2016   62 comments
US operator now covers 46 metros with AT&T Fiber.
Why Google Fiber Has Stumbled, the Lessons to Learn & Why Moving to Fixed Wireless Won't Solve the Problem
Greg Whelan  
12/16/2016   66 comments
In a series of articles, we are going to try to explain the challenges in deploying broadband successfully – in this, the first, we address the topical discussion around Google Fiber and how it has approached the market.
Proximus Plans €3B Fiber Splurge
Anne Morris  
12/16/2016   14 comments
Belgian operator aims for 50% household coverage amid strong focus on business as analysts warn of market disruption ahead.
Iceland Sets Shining Example With FTTH
Anne Morris  
12/15/2016   14 comments
Gagnaveita Reykjavikur already claims to provides 100% FTTH coverage in Reykjavik.
Cablecos Stampede Towards DOCSIS 3.1 to Benefit From Gig Speeds
Anne Morris  
12/14/2016   11 comments
Dell'Oro says 'lure of gigabit speeds' is encouraging investment in cable infrastructure and CPE.
BBWF 2016 Keynote: BT's Tim Whitley on 'Purposeful Innovation'
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12/14/2016   8 comments
BT's Head of Research & Innovation, Prof. Tim Whitley, discusses 'Purposeful Innovation' and the future of communications.
BBWF 2016 Keynote: ZTE On the Future of Fixed Broadband Connectivity
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12/14/2016   Post a comment
Chris Mulley, Principal Architect at ZTE's CTO Group, discusses trends and innovation in fixed broadband access.
New €500M Fund to Drive Europe's 'Gigabit Society'
Anne Morris  
12/13/2016   7 comments
New fund is expected to unlock additional investments of between €1 billion and €1.7 billion.
BBWF 2016 Keynote: Cox's Access Network Strategy Overview
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12/13/2016   Post a comment
Cox Communications Executive Director of Network Strategy Jeff Finkelstein talks about how cable networks need to transition during the next 10 years.
BBWF 2016 Keynote: ETSI CTO Dispels 5G Myths
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12/12/2016   Post a comment
ETSI CTO Adrian Scrase tackles some 5G myths and lays out the facts about the why, when, where and what of 5G standards.
Germany's EWE Plans €1B FTTH Investment
Anne Morris  
12/12/2016   12 comments
Telecoms and energy company intends to cover a million households with FTTH network.
Mediacom Goes Big on DOCSIS 3.1 Upgrade
Elliot Richards  
12/9/2016   13 comments
Mediacom Communications will be the first of the big five cable players in the US to upgrade its entire HFC broadband network to DOCSIS 3.1 and says it will complete this by the end of 2016.
BBWF 2016 Keynote: Openreach CEO on Maintaining Britain's Digital Leadership
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12/8/2016   5 comments
Clive Selley, CEO of BT's access network division Openreach, delivers a strategic update entitled 'Better, Broader, Faster: Connectivity to Maintain Britain's Digital Leadership.'
Italy's Fastweb Rolls Out 1Gbit/s FTTH for 5G Small Cell Support
Anne Morris  
12/8/2016   6 comments
Italian ISP Fastweb is planning to build an ultra-high-speed fixed network to support its ambition to deploy 5G fixed wireless to reach all Italian cities by 2020.
BBWF 2016 Keynote: Huawei on How To Improve Revenues, Improve Bandwidth, Reduce Costs
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12/8/2016   Post a comment
Huawei's head of access network marketing Jack Zhu discusses the steps the supplier is taking to help network operators and service providers increase revenues, boost bandwidth and reduce costs.
Spark Launches an Almost Gigabit Service
Elliot Richards  
12/7/2016   9 comments
When is a 'gigabit' service a gigabit service? New Zealand ISP Spark pushes ahead with its new Ultra Fast Fibre MAX broadband product offering near-gigabit speeds, but can't yet call it a gigabit service.
BBWF 2016 Keynote: Liberty Global Tackles the Myths About Cable Broadband
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12/6/2016   1 comment
Neil Geary, Technical Strategy Consultant (CPE & Network) at Liberty Global's Chief Architecture Office (CAO) department, dispels some myths about cable's broadband speeds and discusses cable's access network evolution options, including DOCSIS 3.1.
BBWF 2016 Keynote: ADTRAN On Enabling Communities, Connecting Lives
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12/5/2016   1 comment
Gary Bolton, VP of Global Marketing at ADTRAN, discusses the 'third wave' of the Internet and the importance of high-speed broadband services to community development.
Is France Struggling to Live Up to Early FTTH Promise?
Anne Morris  
12/5/2016   23 comments
French regulator ARCEP expresses disappointment as the FTTH quarterly growth rate gets stuck in a rut.
Airband Puts Its Faith in Fixed Wireless Broadband
Elliot Richards  
12/5/2016   23 comments
UK ISP is building an ultra-broadband services business based on the deployment of fixed wireless infrastructure.
Broadband Forum Preps SPAC Attack
Anne Morris  
12/2/2016   7 comments
Service Provider Action Council wants to create an international open trading business framework to deliver virtualized servers across the globe.
BBWF 2016 Keynote: BT's CEO On The UK's Digital Future
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12/1/2016   1 comment
BT CEO Gavin Patterson talks about the UK's digital future, BT's role and the importance of fixed/mobile convergence.
Comcast Becomes First Cable Co to Join CORD & ONOS
Anne Morris  
12/1/2016   10 comments
Cable giant Comcast makes a huge commitment to open source and access network virtualization by joining the ONOS and CORD initiatives, a move that could spur other non-telco organizations to follow suit.




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