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Content posted in December 2017
DOCSIS 3.1 From Sea to Shining Sea
Broadband World News  
12/28/2017   20 comments
Comcast ends 2017 on high note by starting nationwide rollout of DOCSIS 3.1.
AT&T VP: Fiber Is at 'Core of Our Network'
Alison Diana  
12/27/2017   18 comments
AT&T's priority is to continue growing its 100% fiber network, VP of Product Marketing Cheryl Choy says in an interview.
Google It: FTTH Tops Broadband Tech Searches for 2017
Alison Diana  
12/26/2017   27 comments
UBB2020 made its own list of top Google searches. Here's a look at which broadband tech came out on top.
2017: A Year of Toolkits & Software-Defined Networks
Alison Diana  
12/22/2017   48 comments
In the last 12 months, operators opted to choose from the growing array of access network technologies available to them, while simultaneously investing in more virtualization, SDNs and software-defined access for internal infrastructure.
British Bulldogs Howl at Broadband Blues
Alison Diana  
12/20/2017   68 comments
There could be anarchy in the UK now that the country's Conservative government has reneged on a campaign promise to ensure 'superfast broadband' across the nation by 2020.
2018: Leaders Break Out of High-Speed Broadband Pack
Alison Diana  
12/20/2017   12 comments
Service providers strongly agree on the importance of high-speed broadband and, as some heavily invest, a clear group of leaders will develop.
Frontier Reduces Digital Divide
Alison Diana  
12/19/2017   11 comments
By leveraging the FCC's Connecting America Fund program and its own capital investments, Frontier has expanded broadband and voice coverage to underserved regions.
Hotels Check Out Passive Optical LANs
Alison Diana  
12/19/2017   11 comments
The hospitality industry is battling competitors on the connectivity front, leveraging optical networks, WiFi and smart-home technologies to woo repeat customers. How can operators make themselves at home in this market?
WOW! Names Teresa Elder New CEO
Broadband World News  
12/18/2017   4 comments
Telco and cableco veteran Teresa Elder replaces Steven Cochran as CEO of WOW!
US Needs Accurate Broadband Map
Alison Diana  
12/15/2017   6 comments
Without an influx of fiber deployment, 5G cannot live up to its promises, says Heather Burnett Gold, CEO and president of Fiber Broadband Association.
So Long, Net Neutrality
Alison Diana  
12/14/2017   21 comments
Marches, petitions and protests did nothing to dissuade the three Republican members of the Federal Communications Commission who, on Dec. 14, reclassified broadband and overturned the law blocking preferential treatment of content, throttling and blocking.
ITS Telecom Wraps Smart Homes in Mesh
Alison Diana  
12/14/2017   1 comment
Regional Florida provider ITS Telecom is deploying Calix EXOS and mesh network to manage residential customers' WiFi and high-speed fiber broadband, an investment it expects to generate new revenue sources, reduced support costs and even greater customer satisfaction.
Intel Cash Heats Up Full-Duplex Debate
Alison Diana  
12/13/2017   6 comments
With $7 million in Series A financing from investors such as Intel Capital, startup GenXComm adds its name to the list of vendors offering alternatives to DOCSIS 3.1 in the full-duplex links for cable arena.
NTT & Broadband Forum Address PON's 5G Potential
Broadband World News  
12/13/2017   5 comments
NTT and the Broadband Forum have teamed up to standardize the virtualization of operators' PON networks to support time-critical applications including 5G fronthaul.
For AT&T, Managed Network Services Are No Shell Game
Alison Diana  
12/12/2017   10 comments
AT&T's investment in SDN, virtualization and cloud pays off as Shell once again extends its contract in order to gain new flexibility and business benefits.
ONF Tightens CORD 4.1's Ability to Support All Networks on One Platform
Alison Diana  
12/11/2017   14 comments
With the latest version of Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter, the Open Networking Foundation looks to bring operators' vision of one network for enterprise, residential and mobile customers closer to reality.
Orange Rapidly Fills Europe Full of Fiber
Alison Diana  
12/8/2017   34 comments
Orange is rapidly sating Europeans' hunger for ultra-broadband infrastructure and setting the table for higher-margin residential and enterprise services, 5G and more competition.
Which Comes First: 4K UHD or Ultra-Broadband?
Alison Diana  
12/7/2017   30 comments
There are more 4K UHD devices and content for consumers to choose from, yet they are not yet embracing ultra-high-definition visuals. Will 4K UHD encourage more residential customers to buy into UBB or will the arrival of ultra-broadband create demand for 4K content?
Viavi Solutions Goes NITRO Over Automated Network Management
Alison Diana  
12/6/2017   14 comments
Viavi Solutions releases the first of four components in its NITRO platform, designed to bring real-time, software-defined management, analytics and automation across service providers' complete spectrums of networks.
Verizon & Altice Agree: Fiber Is King
Alison Diana  
12/5/2017   22 comments
With the acquisition of Cablevision and Suddenlink by Altice (represented by Dexter Goei (L) and Patrick Drahi), Verizon finds a fellow fiber fan and competitor in the northeast.
Cable Business Services Future: Price Wars & More Services
Alison Diana  
12/4/2017   31 comments
An analysis of news from Light Reading's recent Future of Cable Business Services event finds a looming price war between cablecos and telcos, expanding investment in SD-WAN and increased investment in more services.
Virtual Plugfests Accelerate Gfast Market
Alison Diana  
12/1/2017   6 comments
The advent of virtual plugfests enables more operators and vendors to participate in the development of Gfast products, standards and interoperability – and that's one reason 2019 is being called the Year of Gfast.




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